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Best Phones Under $150 Dollars – Top 10 List

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Today we will be looking at the list of the best phones under $150. Compared to my previous post about the best phones under $100, most of the phones below have sharper displays and faster processors.

So, if you have $50 more or less to spare, why not get a phone with a better display and speed for running your favorite apps, playing games, and web browsing.

From over 200 phones that were released by the top brands for the past three years, below are the phones that made it to my Top 10 best phones under $150.

 

UPDATED: August 5, 2016

 

#1 – Samsung Galaxy J1 (J120F) (2016) (NEW!)


J1 2016Release: January 2016
Display: 4.5 inches (480 x 800 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Exynos 3475, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2050 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The 2016 Galaxy J1 is almost twice as powerful in processor speed and RAM compared to the 2015 version.

This smartphone runs on Android 5.1.1. It also has an 8GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB through microSD.

I also like the larger display with Super AMOLED technology because of the lifelike graphics and excellent color saturation. It also got a bump in battery capacity and now supports 4G LTE technology.

 

#2 – HTC Desire 530 (NEW!)


Desire 530Release: March 2016
Display: 5.0 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 8MP
Hardware: Snapdragon 210, Quad-core 1.1 GHz, 1.5GB RAM
Battery: 2200 mAh (removable)

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

 

One unique and noticeable design of this smartphone is the micro splash finish which gives a stylish and funky look. The rear camera of this smartphone has a 8 MP resolution while the front camera has 5MP.

It has a 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card. That’s a lot of storage space. The battery is also removable which is cool because you can replace it anytime.

 

#3 – LG K7 (NEW!)


LG K7Release Date: February 2016
Display: 5.0 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 8MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 210, Quad-core 1.1 GHz, 1GB RAM (3G model)
Battery: 2125 mAh (removable)

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The LG K7 has a beautiful matte finish. The display comes with an IPS LCD display technology and 196 ppi pixel density. The display quality is its downside.

There are 3G and LTE models, and the LTE model has a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and 1.5GB RAM. The 3G model has an 8GB internal memory while the LTE model has 8GB and 16GB variants. Both can use a microSD card up to 32GB.

This smartphone can also record HD videos. I also like the 5MP front camera, Android OS 5.1 (Lollipop), Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, and FM Radio. It also comes in white, black, gold, and titan (LTE) color variants.

 

#4 – LG K5 (NEW!)


LG K5Release: June 2016
Display: 5.0 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 5MP
Hardware: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, 1.0GB RAM
Battery: 1900 mAh (removable)

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The display of the LG K5 has a 196 ppi pixel density.

It runs on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) and with its processing power and RAM, it can run apps and games smoothly.

It has an 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB with the use of microSD card. Other features include LTE capability, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, FM radio, and removable battery. It comes in Titan, Silver, and Gold color variants.

 

#5 – LG K4 (NEW!)


LG K4Release: February 2016
Display: 4.5 inches (480 x 854 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Mediatek, Quad-core 1.0 GHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 1940 mAh (removable)

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The LG K4’s display uses IPS LCD technology and has a pixel density of only 218 ppi. It has an 8GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB with the use of a microSD.

The video camera can also record HD videos and the battery can last up to 9 hours of talk time (3G).

Other good features are LTE capability, 2MP front camera, Android OS 5.1.1 (Lollipop), Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, and FM Radio. It also comes in white and indigo color variants.

 

#6 – LG Magna (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 150 (USD) – Top 10 ListRelease Date: May 2015
Display: 5.0 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 8MP (1080p)
Hardware: MT6582, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2540 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The best thing about this phone is the display resolution. It has a high pixel density of 294 ppi. It also has a good processor speed. This will allow you to run apps and games more smoothly compared to the other phones in the same price category.

With a camera of 8MP that can record Full HD videos, this phone is very good enough for its price. It has a storage expansion card slot for up to 32GB so saving large files like videos will not be a problem.

 

#7 – LG Spirit (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 150 (USD) – Top 10 ListRelease Date: March 2015
Display: 4.7 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 8MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2100 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This is another good phone for a cheaper price from LG. Although cheaper, it has the same display resolution, processing speed, and 8MP camera resolution.

Although the screen display is slightly smaller than LG Magna, it is slightly sharper because it has a higher pixel density of 312 ppi.

It also has LTE technology for faster internet and downloads, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a storage that can be expanded up to 32GB through microsSD.

 

#8 – Lenovo K3 Note (16 GB) (NEW!) – From $200 Category


Best Phones Under 200 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease Date: March 2015
Display: 5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Camera: 13MP (1080p)
Hardware: MT6752, Octa-core 1700 MHz, 2GB RAM
Battery: 2900 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The most awesome features of this phone are its processing speed, display resolution, and camera resolution. Like the previous phones, it can also run apps simultaneously without a problem.

It has the same display size of an iPhone 6 Plus. If you like larger displays, this is perfect because it has a 401 ppi pixel density so images are still sharper even if the screen is larger.

I like phones with bigger displays because I frequently browse Facebook and other social media apps. Clicking on links and typing on the screen keyboard is much easier. Online pictures are also larger, so I enjoy browsing more compared to phones with a smaller display.

 

#9 – Huawei SnapTo (8 GB)


Best Phones Under 150 (USD) – Top 10 ListRelease Date: April 2015
Display: 5.0 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 2200 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This smartphone has a good battery capacity and it can connect to LTE signal. It has a good processing speed, pixel density, display resolution, display size, and it also has a 32GB expansion slot.

 

#10 – Lenovo S60 (8 GB) (NEW!) – From $200 Category


Best Phones Under 200 (USD) - Top 10 ListRelease: March 2015
Display: 5.0 inches (720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 13MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 2GB RAM
Battery: 2150 mAh
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This phone can use a 32GB microSD card and comes in three color variants. Even at 5 inches display, it is one of the lightest phones in the list. It has a 2GB RAM to allow better multitasking.

It also has a 5MP front camera for selfies and you can use the phone for up to 16 hours of talk time. It can also connect to LTE signal and Wi-Fi.

 

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

 

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