What are the best Budget smartphones under $200?

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    #1BLU Life One X

    BLU Life One X

    BLU Life One X is an Unlocked Dual SIM smartphone, 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM and 5.2" full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3. Contains a 13-megapixel main camera with Phase Detection Autophocus and a 5-megapixel selfie unit with LED flash.



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    Jose Day
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "For a phone under 200 dollars, this one works pretty darn well. Great amount of internal memory and works fairly quick at 2 GB of RAM. The screen give you a nice display for what it is. The battery is mediocre so you may want to get a charging pack but overall, a nice phone for the price."
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    #2Moto G5 Plus

    Moto G5 Plus
    Motorola (now a division of Lenovo) has set a new high-water mark for budget smartphones with the Moto G5 Plus, the latest offering in their widely acclaimed G series. Featuring a 12MP camera, splash resistant screen, fingerprint sensor and all-day battery life, now you don't have to choose between saving money and getting the features you need.
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    Keith Alvarado
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "The moto g5 plus is probably one of the best mid priced phones I have ever owned, just don't expect anything more than what it is supposed to be. The screen is still a decent resolution, memory can be upgraded through an sd slot, two sim card slots, and the battery (removable) life is on par with a high end iphone 8. The only major flaw would be the camera quality, which is to be expected as this price point."
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    #3Moto G5 Dual Sim

    Moto G5 Dual Sim

    The 5th generation of the Moto G is a mid-range price phone with all the features you expect on a premium phone: excellent screen, fingerprint reader, Android 7.0, dual-SIM tray, 13 MP camera and a battery of 2800mAh.

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    Brenda Larson
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "This phone is a great alternative to buying one of those other expensive phones. This phone has all the same features as an iphone or android just not that expensive price."
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    #4Nokia Lumia 635

    Nokia Lumia 635

    Nokia Lumia 635 is a smartphone that has lightning-fast 4G connectivity and a quad-core processor. It has 4.5" screen IPS LCD Display and 5 MP Camera. This Windows Phone features built-in many preinstalled apps for all you need.

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    Marilyn Parker
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I have a small budget for a new phone. I was doing some research and according to other reviews the Nokia Lumia 635 was a decent choice. The phone was listed for 69.99 which seams like it would be crap. I was pleasantly surprised when it came, it had a nice solid feel and was not flimsy. The touch screen is responsive and I played games on it pretty seamlessly. My only real complaint is the camera, its crap, there is no option for forward facing, so no selfies, but for 69.99, I don't have a lot of complaints"
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    #5ZTE Blade Z MAX

    ZTE Blade Z MAX

    ZTE Blade Z MAX is Pre-Activated for easy use. Features a 6" HD Screen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and Dual 16 MP + 2 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash. 32GB Rom/2GB Ram (expandable up to 128GB with memory card) - Finger Print Sensors for security - Large 4080 mAh battery with fast charging - LED Flash.

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    Hansika Chatterjee
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This is one of the better budget smartphones I have used! It was a little steep at around $169, but the camera quality was really nice and the phone worked just as good at many of the popular competitors today!"
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    #6Moto E4 Plus

    Moto E4 Plus

    Moto E4 Plus is an Android smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility. Features a large 5.5" HD display and smooth metal design. It looks and feels great. Has a has a 5,000 mAh battery and a 13-megapixel camera.

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    Donald Kim
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Moto E4 Plus is a great smartphone for people who want to stick to a budget with their phone. It has a recent upgrade with more storage and better battery life. For well under $200 you get a 5.5" screen and a metal phone body. "
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    #7Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an Android smartphone and is the fourth generation of Samsung's phablet,  with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display, 1.9GHz octa-core processor or 2.7GHz quad-core processor (depending on region), 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, microSD slot expandable up to 64GB, 4G LTE cat. 6 connectivity, 16 Megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus & LED Flash and Front-Facing 3.7 Megapixel camera. Runs with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat).

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    Kenneth Carter
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "For budget phones under $200, I was really impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, an "Android smartphone" with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Then the problems happened: the foreign language and the AT&T lock. OK phone, but selling service has problems."
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    #8ZTE Axon Pro

    ZTE Axon Pro

    ZTE Axon Pro is an Android-based smartphone with a 5.5-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display. This unit comes with an octa-core processor and a storage unit of up to 64GB. It has a 13-megapixel camera and a dual-LED flash.

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    Rosario Covarrubias
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Very decent priced smartphone and would probably work just as well as an iphone or Samsung. Also, I think it is great that it comes with 32 GB of storage."
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    #9Oppo A71

    Oppo A71

    The Oppo A71 is one of the best Oppo smartphones that you will find on the market. If you are looking for a smartphone with a great camera, the Oppo A71 counts with a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter. 

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    Andrea Arroyo
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Not having a whole lot of money, I decided to do some research for budget smartphones, trying to keep things under $200. I heard about the Oppo series of phones, and took a look at this one. Unfortunately, the Oppo series is overseas, I think in the Philippines, and so the prices on these phones aren't in USD. I did some conversion math, and the price for me to buy one would be a chunk over the $200 I had budgeted, which makes me sad because the reviews for this product seem to be pretty positive. I just wanted to leave this review so that others who are in my shoes will know what the price-point is in USD."
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    #10Oppo Neo 5

    Oppo Neo 5

    The Oppo Neo 5 is one of the best Oppo smartphones that you will find on the market. It's powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and counts with nothing less than 1GB of RAM.

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "The Oppo Neo 5 is a great phone for people who want a smartphone but is strapped for cash."
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    #11Zopo Color X

    Zopo Color X

    Zopo Color X is a smartphone designed with a 5.5" HD screen display. This Android-based unit has a dual-sim capacity and a 16GB internal memory. It is powered by a quad-core processor and a reliable 2500 mAH battery.

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    Roy Alvarez
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "No way would I buy this phone. This price is outragous and beyond what some people make in a year."
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    #12Lava A52

    Lava A52

    The Lava Z25 is an Android v6.0 Marshmallow smartphone with a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor. The smartphone has a 2MP primary camera a panorama feature and a 0.3MP camera. 

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    Michelle Morris
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I was looking for an inexpensive smartphone for my youngest daughter. When I saw the features and the price point for the Lava A52, I knew we had found the right one. She loves it."
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    #13Moto G4 Play

    Moto G4 Play

    The Moto G4 Play provides users with the fast and reliable performance of a quad-core processor and a battery that lasts all day for watching videos or playing games.

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    Nathan Vargas
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a great budget smartphone that is very affordable and easy to use. I love the fact that this phone does not come with a contract and it performs very well. I highly recommend this phone to folks who are on a budget or those who are not into the mainstream phones. "
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    #14Moto G LTE

    Moto G LTE

    The Moto G LTE has an edge-to-edge 4.5-inch HD display that features a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, enabling users to use it the way they want to without worrying about scratches.

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    Randy West
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Moto G LTE is an excellent phone, especially given its price. It's proof that nobody -- and I do mean NOBODY -- needs a $1,000 iPhone X. This phone has an edge-to-edge 4.5-inch HD display that's as beautiful as phones 5x its price, including Gorilla glass. What can your expensive, fancy shmancy phone do that this one can't? Nothing."
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    #15Sansui U42

    Sansui U42

    Sansui U42 is an Android-based smartphone designed with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display. This mobile device comes equipped with a single core processor and a 3.2MP primary camera. It is powered by a 1,450 mAH battery.

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    $43.8

    Judith Hart
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a great phone. Works with all mainstream apps and has a decent camera as well as quick processor. Good for the money."
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    #16Lava A73

    Lava A73

    The Lava A73 is an Android v6 Marshmallow smartphone with a1.3GHz SC 7731C Chipset quad-core processor and a memory capacity of 8GB expandable to 32 GB. The phone is dual sim, both 3G-enabled. 

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    Diya Sarin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Good quality at this price, Excellent features"
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    #17Lava Z50

    Lava Z50

    The Lava Z50 is an Android v8.1 Oreo smartphone with a 1.1GHz MTK6737M quad-core processor and a memory capacity of 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB. The smartphone has a 5MP primary camera with a still image real-time bokeh feature. 

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    Dylan Ryan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Lava Z50 is a good budget smartphone but there's a catch. It doesn't work everywhere. This phone is primarily for use in the Indian market."
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    #18Lava A77

    Lava A77

    The Lava A77 is an Android v6 Marshmallow with a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC9832 quad-core processor and a memory capacity of  8GB internal memory expandable up to 32G. The smartphone is dual sim with both networks 4G-enabled.

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    Douglas Delgado
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a very detailed solution that should be sufficient for all reviewers. It provides the operating system, processor, and memory specifications upfront. These are some of the key components people look for when picking a phone. However, the description does lack a price range especially since the topic mentions a $200 threshold."
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    #19Xolo Era 2

    Xolo Era 2

    The Xolo Era 2 is an India-made dual-SIM smartphone that supports 4G connectivity. This 5-inch smartphone has a 5MP front and rear camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, a quad-core processor and a 2350mAH battery.

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    Gregory Dunn
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I would not recommend buying this phone. The battery life is so poor. It dies on me so fast when I'm out of the house. Whenever I try to use new apps they run so slowly. I also think the sound and picture quality are terrible. "
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    #20LG Zone® 4

    LG Zone® 4

    The LG Zone® 4 is a smartphone that offers premium features with an affordable value. Slim and stylish, it has a 5-inch HD display and an 8 MP rear camera for capturing treasured moments.

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    $114.99

    Shirley Ward
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Pretty good smartphone. It has quite a few features."
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    #21LG Tribute Dynasty™

    LG Tribute Dynasty™

    The LG Tribute Dynasty™ provides users with real-time online updates. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat seamlessly with its octa-core MediaTek processor. It also has 2GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity.

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    $99.99

    Debra Morris
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Really good phone for the price point. You really can't beat it. The memory isn't great, but that is to be expected with any lower priced phone. For the money you get a lot of great features. It would be a great starter phone or phone for a younger kid. Gets the job done, and has a fairly fast processor surprisingly."
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    #22Intex Aqua Style 3

    Intex Aqua Style 3

    The Intex Aqua Style 3 is a smartphone with an Android v7 Nougat operating system and a  1.3GHz Spreadtrum CortexTM A7MP 32-bit quad core processor. The Intex Aqua Style 3 is powered by 2500mAH lithium-ion battery.

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    Richard Grant
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Just as good as an iPhone. Costs way less"
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    #23Sansui S51

    Sansui S51

    Sansui S51 is an Android-based dual-sim smartphone. This mobile device comes equipped with a 4.5" touchscreen display and it is powered by a 2,000 mAH battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Sarah Montgomery
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The downsides are having only an 8GB memory and weak battery life. The best features are the video camera's ability to capture slow motion in fine quality and having a MS Office function. This is a great phone at a reasonable price offering versatile multi-media options."
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    #24Intex Aqua A4+

    Intex Aqua A4+

    The Intex Aqua A4+ is a smartphone with 1 Gb RAM and a memory capacity of 8Gb that's expandable up to 64 Gb. The camera has a 2 MP Front and 5 MP Rear Camera and is powered by a 200 mAh battery. 

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    Emma Howell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "For the price, the phone does what it is supposed to do. I like that the memory can be expanded, but the phone gets hot pretty quickly. "
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    #25Lava A79

    Lava A79

    The Lava A79 is an Android v5.1 Lollipop with a 1.2GHz SC7731C quad-core processor and an 8GB internal memory that's expandable up to 32GB. The phone is powered by 2200mAH lithium-ion battery.

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    #26Sansui S50

    Sansui S50

    Sansui S50 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 4.5" touchscreen display powered by a 2,000 mAH battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Beverly Hunter
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It is very pretty, but is quite expensive for what you get. "
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    #27Xolo Era 3

    Xolo Era 3

    The Xolo Era 3 is a smartphone with a 5-inch screen, 1GB RAM, and 8GB ROM. Its 8MP front camera comes with face beauty mode and a moonlight feature, making it ideal for taking pictures in low light conditions. 

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    Carl Boyd
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a decent budget phone. The software leaves a lot to be desired but it functions smoothly enough and is 4g capable. I would recommend it to those who need a smartphone in a hurry if their primary one happens to break. "
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    #28LG Fiesta™ 2

    LG Fiesta™ 2

    The LG Fiesta™ 2 enables users to browser mobile content efficiently with its LTE support and Wi-Fi connectivity. With its 4500 mAH battery, it provides up to 28 hours of talk time.

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    $79.99

    Rachel Ramirez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The LG Fiesta™ 2 is a really great option for anyone looking for a budget smartphone. It charges quickly and the battery lasts pretty long. Plus, the features and specs are just what I was looking for!"
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    #29LG Stylo 3

    LG Stylo 3

    The LG Stylo 3 is a larger and powerful phone with a 5.7-inch screen. It runs on Android 7.0, providing users with all the power of a small computer. It also offers easy connectivity to the Internet.

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    $179.99

    Doris Wang
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I needed a new phone after my cracked when a friend dropped it. Unfortunately I wasn't due for an upgrade at that time. I decided to buy the LG Stylo and although it is not as good as the Galaxy's it still boasts a big display and all of the options of the Playstore that Galaxy's have."
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    #30Sansui S74

    Sansui S74

    Sansui S74 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 5-inch display powered by a 3,000 mAH battery. It comes with a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Albert Hayes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Best Economical Smart phone, Including All Multimedia & Office Application Installation Provision Like Microsoft Office Word, Excel & Power Point With Outlook Facility For Configuring Corporate Mails. The Camera Will Take Beautiful Images With Smile Detector Technology."
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    #31Lava A82

    Lava A82

    The Lava A82 is an Android v5.1 Lollipop smartphone with a with 1. 2GHz SC7731C quad-core processor and an 8GB internal memory that's expandable to 32GB. The phone has a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and a  2MP front-facing camera. 

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    Ashley Johnson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "These are nice smartphones."
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    #32LG Tribute™ HD

    LG Tribute™ HD

    The LG Tribute™ HD is a Boost Mobile LG M3 smartphone with a slim profile that easily fits into pockets. It features front and rear cameras that make conversations fun and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS for reliable support.

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    $79.99

    Ann Webb
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I was looking for a smartphone under $200 and the LG Tribute was a fantastic and affordable option. Boost Mobile has been great and the phone works well. I love the features that this phone offers and you can't beat the price!"
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    #33Intex Cloud C1

    Intex Cloud C1

    The Intex Cloud C1 is an Android v7.0 Nougat smartphone with a 5MP primary camera with single LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera. The phone is powered by a 1750mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 4 hours and standby time of 250 hours.

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    Gary Harper
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I recently broke my phone and I needed a new one, and quick. It needed to be fairly cheap because I don't have a lot of money. I found this brand I had never heard of before, Intex. The Cloud C1 looked really good so I ended up buying it. It has pretty good specs and it's pretty good for the price. I would recommend it. It comes with the newest Android as of right now too. "
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    #34Intex Aqua 4G Mini

    Intex Aqua 4G Mini

    The Intex Aqua 4G Mini is an Android v6.0 Marshmallow smartphone with a 5MP primary camera with face detection, 0.3MP front-facing camera, and a GIF creation feature. It is powered by a 1450mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 6 hours.

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    #35Sansui S73

    Sansui S73

    Sansui S73 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 5-inch IPS screen display powered by a 3,000 mAH battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Sharon Cunningham
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The success of sansui s73 is partly due to the great pressure of this year's successor sansui s73. If competitors in Vietnam market is Oppo mainly upgrade the configuration, camera and not change the design, Samsung has brought new design features for sansui s73. The sansui s73's configuration is unchanged from the sansui s73, but is upgraded to Super AMOLED, front camera, battery and some software features. With prices higher than 1 million compared to last year, is sansui s73 still attractive and maintain the style in the mid-range competitive?"
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    #36Moto C Plus

    Moto C Plus

    The Moto C Plus features a large battery with a capacity of 4000 mAH. It also has a 5-inch HD display, 8MP primary camera, and run by MediaTek's MT6737 chipset and 1 or 2GB of RAM.

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    Tyler Webb
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Even at this price point, it comes with big-time-phone features. The camera is more than adequate for a new phone and it has 2GB of ram, which is comparable to many mid to high end phone offerings from top companies. It is a big time bargain for those not interested in $1000, top of the line phones."
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    #37Intex Aqua S1

    Intex Aqua S1

    The Intex Aqua S1 is an Android v7.0 Nougat smartphone with a with 1.25GHz Mediatek Cortex-A53 quad-core processor and 8Gb memory capacity that can be expanded up to 128GB.

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    Juan Knight
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I recently bought a smartphone Intex Aqua S1 a backup phone, and I'm really happy with it. The phone has Android 7, a fast cpu, and 8Gb of memory, that are enough to fulfill the needs of mostly basic users."
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    #38Intex Aqua 4G Volte

    Intex Aqua 4G Volte

    The Intex Aqua 4G Volte is an Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor. The phone has a memory capacity of 8Gb, expandable to 64 Gb. The phone also has a 5 MP Rear Camera and a 2MP Selfie Camera.

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    Aadhya Jhadav
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This little android packs a powerful punch for under $50! Although it's a little basic with a 5MP rear cam and 2MP front camera, it is still a nice little budget friendly smartphone."
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    #39Lava A67

    Lava A67

    The Lava A67 is an Android v5.1 Lollipop smartphone with 1.2GHz SC 7731C quad-core processor with a memory capacity of 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory that's expandable up to 32GB.

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    Adam Bishop
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Lava A67 is a budget phone with a lot of power. Because it uses the Android platform it offers a lot of customization for every new user. The expandable memory is very necessary because the small 4GB internal memory will only hold a couple hundred pictures. This is good for children or adults who don't do much with apps or pictures and just want a device to communicate with family."
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    #40Moto C

    Moto C

    The Moto C features a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480 pixels. It's powered by a 2350 mAH battery, and run by the MediaTek MT6737 chipset and is available with 1GBof RAM.

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    Benjamin Richards
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Moto C offers a really affordable option when wanting a phone that can do the basics plus a little more. It has 1 GB of ram, which is able to play almost any game on Android. It has a fairly large battery to keep you charged for most of the day."
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    #41Xolo Era 1X Pro

    Xolo Era 1X Pro

    The Xolo Era 1X Pro is an India-made, midrange, dual-SIM smartphone with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 2GB RAM, a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. Its 16GB of ROM allows users to save up to 1000 songs and 2000 photos.

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    Grace Mason
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is an interesting phone. I think it's stylish. I like the cameras. They work better than the cameras on my mother's more expensive phone. I am happy with my cheap phone."
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    #42LG Aristo™ 2

    LG Aristo™ 2

    The LG Aristo™ 2 delivers premium features, including face recognition, 5-inch HD screen, and 13MP camera at a reasonable price point. It has a slim design that packs a high-speed processing power.

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    $139

    Andrea Franklin
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I like this smartphone a lot. It is powerful and easy to use."

Summary

Best What are the best Budget smartphones under $200
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BLU Life One XElectronics 23 Paid
2Moto G5 PlusElectronics 21 Paid
3Moto G5 Dual SimElectronics 17 Paid
4Nokia Lumia 635Electronics 11 Paid
5ZTE Blade Z MAXElectronics 10 Paid
6Moto E4 PlusElectronics 9 Paid
7Samsung Galaxy Note 4Electronics 9 Paid
8ZTE Axon ProElectronics 3 Paid
9Oppo A71Electronics 3 Paid
10Oppo Neo 5Electronics 3 Paid
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