TOP 10 smartphones under $100

Good smartphone does not have to be expensive. Usually the Apple products are cost a lot. Also it concerns models with high-performance hardware and heaped functionality that often nobody needs. Of course, they cost a lot of money. But if you need just a nice phone for everyday tasks you enough to spend $ 100.

What are smartphones under 100 $?

Usually such smartphones are not equipped with great hardware. It is usually 2-core CP, 0.5-1 Gb RAM, 4-inch screen and 5-megapixels camera.  Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, LG and even Nokia offers some nice models in such a price range. We have selected the best models with positive customers recalls.

TOP 10 best cheap phones

ASUS Zenfone 4 (A400CG)

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The cost of this device is 90-95 dollars, which is consistent with our criteria. The company Asus has been known as a reliable manufacturer of high quality digital computer technology.

Characteristics:

  • 4-inch screen with 800×480 resolution;
  • 5-megapixel rear camera, front camera is 0.3 MP;
  • 2-core processor 1.2 GHz (Intel Atom);
  • 1 GB of RAM;
  • 8 GB internal memory + possibility to insert a memory card up to 64GB.

This is one of the best smartphones to $100. It is reliable and has quite a good hardware. Buyers write positive recalls of this phone. However, there are some limitations: first of all it weak battery – you’ll need to charge your phone every day even if infrequent use. Another limitation is its dynamics – they rattle if you turn volume to high level.

In general, this is an excellent Asus device for little money and with fine characteristics.

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance SM-G350E

Price is 85-90$. However, it looks like much more expensive.

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Characteristics:

  • 3-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • 3-megapixel camera with flash;
  • Processor 1.2 GHz;
  • 512 MB RAM;
  • 4 GB of internal memory disk + memory card slot;
  • The battery capacity of 1800 mAh.

Relatively weak features, but they are sufficient to perform the “template” tasks that are required from a smartphone.

The main disadvantage of the phone – no 3g that is almost unacceptable for any phone, but you can buy and connect the usb modem. There are no more defects. This model designed for those people, who are not chasing twists and technical fashion. The gadget is quite satisfying needs of a large audience. We recommend – its price is fully consistent quality.

Lenovo A536

It costs 99$. Lenovo – a Chinese brand, which, however, has managed to win the customers trust. Typically, the Chinese brands are viewed with suspicion, but certainly it does not apply to Lenovo.

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Characteristics:

  • Two SIM cards;
  • 2 cameras: a rear 5 megapixel, 2 megapixel front-facing;
  • 5-inch screen with a resolution of 854×480 pixels;
  • The powerful 4-core processor 1.3GHz;
  • 8 GB of internal memory + card slot for flash card up to 32 GB;
  • 1 GB RAM;
  • The battery is 2200 mAh.

Judging by the performance, it is a powerful smartphone that can even run modern games. The gadget is fast, not buggy, so even “heavy” applications work perfectly! Disadvantage – the camera, although it has 5 megapixels, the quality of pictures and videos isn’t good enough.

In other respects, Lenovo A536 is just a wonderful option to $100. Perhaps it even should be put on the first place because of its high-performance hardware and low price.

LG L70 D325

The average cost of the phone is 105$. It doesn’t fit into our price range, but it’s not a problem to pay a 5$ more for the good device.

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Characteristics:

  • 5-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, front camera – 0.3 MP;
  • 2-core processor 1.2 GHz;
  • 4GB built internal memory + memory card slot;
  • 1 GB RAM;
  • The battery 2100 mAh.

Excellent performance for a low-cost smartphone. It gathered the positive customer reviews on, so we boldly put the gadget into this rating. It is ergonomic, slim, it sits perfectly in your hand, the screen is very bright and has an unusual feature – it turned on by the double tap.

Disadvantages: if the battery dies during the night, the morning alarm clock will not ring. Second – if you accidentally call a person whom you didn’t intend to call, you will not be able to hang up the phone in that moment. The screen is black in 2-3 seconds, and the first call will be implemented.

Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim

The cost of the smartphone is under 90$.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • 5-megapixel camera (rear), front camera has 0.3 megapixels;
  • Processor 1.2 GHz (4 cores);
  • 1 GB of RAM;
  • 8 GB of memory disk + card slot for cards up to 128 GB;
  • The battery 1560 mAh.

Standard features for the phone for such money – nothing special here. But still, this smartphone gathered positive feedback from customers who are very satisfied with their purchase.

This is a bright and fast gadget that pulls even heavy applications without any problems. The reason for that isn’t hardware but the good Windows Phone operating system. But there is a lack too – a battery. Have you ever seen a smartphone with a 4-core processor and a battery with capacity of 1560 mAh installed together? So be ready to charge the phone every night.

Nokia Lumia 630 Dual sim

Another smartphone that works with Windows Phone OS. It costs approximately 90-95 dollars.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 5-inch screen with a resolution of 854×480 pixels;
  • 5-megapixel rear camera;
  • 4-core processor 1.2 GHz;
  • 8 GB of memory disk;
  • Only 512MB of RAM;
  • There is a slot for memory cards up to 128GB;
  • The battery 1830 mAh.

Disadvantages of this smartphone arise from its characteristics. The amount of RAM is just half a gigabyte – it is weak even for a low-cost smartphone. Next – the battery with a capacity less than 2000 mAh.

Advantages: fast operating system, removable covers, tempered and durable and, great GPS navigation work.

Fly IQ4413 EVO Chic 3 Quad

A Fly device with the cost of $97.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 7-inch screen with a resolution 960×540 pixels;
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with built-in flash;
  • 4-core processor 1.3GHz;
  • 1 GB of RAM;
  • 4GB of disk memory and a slot for memory cards;
  • The battery 1800 mAh.

Outstanding technical parameters, but weak battery is a weak point. Most likely, you’ll need to charge a device every day which is not particularly critical, but isn’t nice too. In general, buyers in their reviews emit many advantages and just few disadvantages. In particular, it is a fast smartphone that makes very nice shots. By the way, read our rating of the best smartphones with good cameras.

The main disadvantage is a complexity of parts searching. Replace the same touchscreen – the real problem. What about the battery capacity we have already noted is a drawback too.

Lenovo A369i

A cheap Lenovo smartphone that costs only 65 dollars.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • Processor 1.3 GHz (2 cores);
  • 4 GB memory disk;
  • 5 GB of RAM;
  • Slot for memory card;
  • The battery 1500 mAh.

Cheap and nice device, the characteristics of which are consistent with its cost. We can’t say nothing good or bad about this model. It works fine, the battery holds a charge well due to weak hardware, device is comfortable and easy copes with everyday simple tasks. You can confidently buy it for $65.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos SM-G355H/DS

$97 – the price.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 5-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash;
  • There are front-facing camera 0.3 MP;
  • 4-core processor 1.2 GHz;
  • 768 MB RAM;
  • 4 GB of internal disk storage and the ability to insert a flash card up to 64 GB;
  • The battery 2000 mAh.

Characteristics are nice, but 768 MB RAM spoils everything. If there were 1 Gb RAM the device would be much greater. In general, phone has a nice design and a great bright screen, there are all main functions a good device must have, it works fine and copes with everyday tasks, but do not expect more.

LG L65 D285

Our rating ends with a model LG L65 D285 ($95).

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Characteristics:

  • 2 sim cards;
  • 3-inch display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels;
  • 2 Camera: 5 megapixel rear, there is a LED flash, front-facing 0.3 megapixel;
  • 2-core processor 1.2 GHz;
  • 1 GB of RAM;
  • 4GB of disk memory card slot up to 32 GB;
  • The battery 2100 mAh.

If you compare the specifications of this smartphone with the characteristics of the previous one, you’ll find they are much better in LG L65 D285 because of the larger amount of RAM and battery capacity. And in general, this is a great device for its money with a nice hardware, a powerful battery and LED flash.

Disadvantages: inconvenient button of SIM cards switching. The screen is 4.3 inches, although the body with is too big. It was possible to make the gadget more compact. Also there is no a light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen.

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