The Best Cell Phones for Every Budget

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When you’re buying a smartphone, there are dozens of factors to consider. Our advice is usually this: go into the store and spend about an hour playing around with every single phone you’re interested in buying. Get a feel for how it operates. Try out all the features. That way, if something doesn’t seem to work right or there’s another model that fits your hand better, you’ll know exactly what to look for when comparing other phones later on. We understand that not everyone can afford to do this at every turn – sometimes you find yourself in a bind trying to buy something ASAP without much time to comparison shop – so for those types of situations where spending hours tinkering with multiple models is not practical, we’ve ranked the best cell phones you can buy right now.the best cell phones for every budget are listed below.

1.Best Cell Phone $100: BLU R1 HD

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The BLU R1 HD is available in the US, UK, India and other countries around the world. For specs, it features a 5-inch display with 1280×720 resolution (294 ppi), powered by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (with microSD support up to 32GB), 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front camera, quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset clocked at 1 GHz (Cortex A53 cores) paired with Mali T720 GPU. It’s also packing a 2500mAh battery that, surprisingly enough considering its low price tag, can easily get you through an entire day of use without needing to recharge.

2.Best Cell Phone $150 : Motorola Moto E4

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Here’s the cheapest phone on this list – Motorola’s Moto E4. It was released last summer and is available for around ~$110 unlocked at various retailers including Amazon, so it’s hard to even believe that it still manages to hold its own against today’s competition. The main thing that will immediately stand out about this unassuming device is its 5-inch 720p display – something you just don’t see at this price point anymore. Beyond that though, there are some nice touches like water resistance (spl resistant) and dustproofing, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB), Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz paired with Adreno 308 and a massive 2800mAh battery that should last you over two days of use before needing a charge. On the back is an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and on the front there’s a 5MP wide angle selfie shooter.

3.Best Cell Phone $200: Moto E4 Plus

The Moto E4 Plus is available in the US and other countries around the world including India, where we’ve reviewed it extensively. It’s packing a 5.5-inch IPS 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection (the screen corners are chamfered), 64-bit 1.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz paired with four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.1GHz) coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (up 128GB). On the back, there’s a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and 1080p video recording, while on the front you’ve got a 5-megapixel shooter. It comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, packs in a sizable 5000mAh battery that should provide two days’ worth of use before needing to be recharged (and then some).

4.Best Cell Phone $300: Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus rocks a 5.2-inch 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3, metal body with curved back, fingerprint scanner on the front below the screen, down-firing single speaker at the bottom, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2 GHz and an Adreno 506 GPU. On the back is a 12MP camera with dual autofocus pixels for quicker focusing in low light conditions (there’s also a colour balancing dual LED flash), while up front is a 5MP wide angle shooter. It sports fast charging capability – you can reach up to 6 hours of use from just 15 minutes of charge time via the included TurboPower charger that comes in the. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, coming with 32GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB).

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