Affordable, not cheap: 8 best low-cost Android smartphones (2016)

When we speak phones, some people just don’t find it reasonable to spend 0+ dollars on a phone that will get old in a matter of a year, if not a few months. Yet, those same people don’t want a phone they will struggle living with. They want the full smartphone experience: the camera, the apps, and the speed.

We’ve picked the best affordable phones, where affordable does not mean ‘cheap’ in any embarrassing way. Take a look at these best value-for-the-money phones you can get right now, in early 2016.

Affordable, not cheap: 8 best low-cost smartphones (February 2016):

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20 Responses to Affordable, not cheap: 8 best low-cost Android smartphones (2016)

  1. Daniel Bright says:

    I'm wondering about the lg g Vista

  2. Adammyers1995 says:

    Samsung Galaxy J3 is pretty good for the price

  3. Nick Coc says:

    Honor 5X seems cool

  4. Binh D says:

    I meant lg g Flex 2

  5. Binh D says:

    LG G Flex as #1 one on this list is a little suprising. Does anyone own one of these and if so is it really all that good?

  6. Jandy Arcilla says:

    have u heard about oppo ?

  7. Imran Sahabdeen says:

    J7 is the best midrange phone.

  8. Jean-Luc Picard says:

    Huawei Ascend G7 ???

  9. Ayush Kapasi says:

    Well u should check out some Chinese brands like LeTv…Coolpad…Or even Xiaomi….they do much better than these phones…

  10. Gyumin Hyun says:

    what about galaxy alpha? i mean i dont use one but it is gorgeous and its cheap

  11. Sammy TN says:


  12. CarlosDwyne says:

    Boring!!! you should have a list in the description!

  13. Tech Bond says:

    Why is Lenovo Vibe K4 Note not on this list ??!!

  14. Ragavendhar RadhaKrisshnan says:

    lg g flex 2 thats too much less wow!

  15. harshad gokhale (harsh) says:

    give a chance to xiaom redmi note 3 u will be surprised

  16. Mrinal sadhukhan says:

    Check out coolpad note 3 lite, its only 117 dollar

  17. Vladimir Enev says:

    I bought the 2nd generation moto G last year. I'm very pleased with it. Stereo speakers, gorilla glass 3, I got the marshmallow update a week ago. It's not blazing fast but it runs very decently and I've never had any major issues with it.

  18. meet gera says:

    xiaomi redmi note 3

  19. Tuan Mohamad Haikal says:

    No Xiaomi Note 3? That phone beats almost every phone on this list.

  20. Vincent Cardona says:

    Asus Zenfone 2 and OnePlus X are my best picks! But this year, i can't buy them for today.