Best Phones Under 100 (USD) – Top 10 List
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Best Phones Under $100 Dollars – Top 10 List

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So, you are looking for the best phones under $100 and you may need it for your son or daughter or maybe you are just like me who needs another phone that separates me from my work life. 🙂

Whatever your reason, I hope this list will help you in finding what you need. From over 200 phones of the top brands that were released for the past three years, I was able to get their specs and latest prices online.

Below are the phones under $100 that were able to make it to the Top 10.

 

UPDATED: August 5, 2016

 

#1 – LG G Stylo (8 GB) – (New!) From $150 Category


Best Phones Under 150 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease Date: May 2015
Display: 5.7 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 8MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GBRAM
Battery: 3000 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The best thing about this phone is its display size. If you like phones with a bigger screen, this is perfect for this budget category. The battery capacity also increased to accommodate the larger display and you can also expand storage up to 128GB!

Personally, I prefer phones with a larger display because I find it more comfortable to read posts on Facebook and articles on the internet. I also like to watch videos and they look a lot better on a larger display.

Some people love to play games and it’s easier to play on phablets like this phone. How about you, do you prefer a normal size phone or a phablet? 😃

 

#2 – LG Leon (8 GB) – (New!) From $150 Category


Best Phones Under 150 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease Date: April 2015
Display: 4.5 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 1820 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The best thing about this phone is that it can record Full HD videos and can store them in a 32GB microsSD card. The speed is still as good as the other phones in the list.

You can find locked versions which can be a lot cheaper.  Unlocked versions may be a little higher in price.

 

#3 – LG L90 (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: March 2014
Display: 4.7 inches (540 x 960 pixels)
Camera: 8MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2540 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

I really trust LG when it comes to phones. They make cheaper phones that have specs that can compete with the expensive brands.

This phone has a very high battery capacity and screen-to-body ratio which is at 70.1%. I like it when my phone’s screen makes most of its body. I also prefer having my extra phone to have longer battery life.

Another thing that I like is the storage expansion slot for microSD up to 32GB because I store a lot of video files that are huge in size. The camera resolution is one of the best in the list and can record Full HD videos so having a storage expansion will make life easier for me.

 

#4 – Lenovo A606 (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: September 2014
Display: 5.0 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 8MP
Hardware: MT6582M, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2000 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

If you like a fast smartphone, this Lenovo phone may be a good choice. It runs on Android OS like the previous phones so there will be a lot of quality apps and games to choose from and the processor will be good enough to run those. Just take note that it only has 196 ppi so it does not have the sharpest screen in the list.

It also has a good camera resolution. Most people like to take pictures and if you are one of them, you don’t have to worry about storage space because you can use a microSD in this phone for up to 32GB.

 

#5 – Lenovo A850 (4 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: August 2013
Display: 5.5 inches (540 x 960 pixels)
Camera: 5MP
Hardware: MT6582M, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2250 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This phone is also good if you want a faster phone but with a larger screen. It has the largest screen in the list but again, it does not have the highest ppi. The good thing is it’s a little cheaper, well it should be because it was released in 2013.

I really like phones with a larger screen because I like to browse the internet, watch videos, and play games. If you are like me, you may want to give this phone a try. It also has the expansion slot for microsSD up to 32GB.

 

#6 – Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: February 2015
Display: 4.5 inches (540 x 960 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2390 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This phone is just your normal phone size, the second best resolution, and has a good pixel density for sharper images compared to the other phones in the list.

Its battery capacity is one of the best, so this is the type of phone that I would take during travels. It also has a good camera and good processor speed.

You may use it to record HD videos and it is also splash-resistant.

 

#7 – Motorola Moto G (1st Gen) (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: November 2013
Display: 4.5 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2070 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The best thing about this phone is that it also has one of the best display resolutions and pixel density for sharper images.

It does not have a storage expansion slot but it has a decent processing power for running apps and games. You can select from seven (7) colors for its back panel.

 

#8 – Microsoft Lumia 532 (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease Date: February 2015
Display: 4.0 inches (480 x 800 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (448p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 200, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 512MB RAM
Battery: 1560 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This phone has a storage expansion slot for microsSD up to 128GB with four (4) back panel colors to choose from.

It may have a smaller battery capacity, but I think it may not be that bad because it has a smaller screen that will drain less battery power.

The video recorder is not as good as the other phones in the list but you will save more because this phone is a lot cheaper.

 

#9 HTC Desire 320 (4 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease Date: January 2015
Display: 4.5 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Quad-core 1300 MHz, 512MB RAM
Battery: 2100 mAh
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The best thing about this phone is its video recorder for Full HD videos. The battery is also good. Even if it has only 512MB RAM, the processor speed and camera resolution is still better than the phones that are not on this list but are in the same price range.

The internal memory can be expanded through the use of microSD up to 32GB.

 

#10 – Nokia Lumia 635 (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 100 (USD) - Top 10Release Date: June 2014
Display: 4.5 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 512MB RAM
Battery: 1830 mAh
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The good thing about this phone is that its very cheap but its storage space can still be expanded up to 128GB through microSD. You also can select from the five (5) color variants.

For its price, you can have a 5MP camera resolution, the HD video recorder, LTE capability, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The screen is also scratch-resistant and it is one of the lightest phones in the list.

 

So there you go and I hope I was able to help.

 

What do you think of these phones? I would love to hear from you through the comments section below. 😃

 

 

 

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