5 Great Smartphones That Go Easy on Your Budget

Young man gesturing "phone me"
Photo by Luis Molinero / Shutterstock.com

This post comes from partner site WhistleOut.com.

Do you have $1,000 or more to fork over for a new cellphone? Me neither! The newest phones being released by major brands like Apple, Samsung and LG are not for those of us with tight budgets.

Luckily, there are still some great phones that are much more budget friendly. Here are my favorites:

Google Pixel 3a: $400

The Google Pixel 3a is on the upper end of “budget” phones and is totally worth the price. It’s Google’s cheaper version of its flagship Pixel and also its newest release. Although the phone isn’t quite as fast as its predecessor (Pixel 3) and it doesn’t have the same camera, the photo quality is supposed to be just as good.

Starting at just $399, you could get this phone outright, or pay monthly installments starting at around $16 per month for 24 months.

iPhone 7: from $299

If you’re loyal to Apple and want the newest iPhones, you’re not going to find one for less than $500, but you will be able to get your hands on some slightly older models. The iPhone 7 starts at just $299 from various carriers, including Net10 Wireless, Cricket Wireless and Straight Talk Wireless.

The iPhone 7 may be a few years old now, but it still has some of the best features of an iPhone, including:

  • Water resistance
  • Great camera
  • Touch ID
  • 3D Touch

iPhone 6s: under $150

If you’re looking for an even cheaper iPhone, then check out these iPhone 6s deals from smaller carriers like Simple Mobile. Starting at just $149.99 outright, you’ll be able to get your hands on this great phone without worrying about how you’re going to pay it off.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx: under $130

If iPhones aren’t really your thing, then you could save even more money by getting a refurbished Samsung Galaxy phone. Released just two years ago, this budget-friendly Android is just $129.99 from TextNow when you choose a refurbished model.

LG Stylo 4: under $200

If you want a cheaper phone but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your photos, then check out the LG Stylo 4. With a 13MP camera, you’ll be taking high-quality photos and even HD video. This LG phone is on sale from various carriers, including Twigby, Boost Mobile, and Straight Talk Wireless.

More from WhistleOut.com:

How to find cheaper car insurance in minutes

Getting a better deal on car insurance doesn't have to be hard. You can have The Zebra, an insurance comparison site compare quotes in just a few minutes and find you the best rates. Consumers save an average of $368 per year, according to the site, so if you're ready to secure your new rate, get started now.

This Cellphone Carrier Has the Worst Network Quality, Customers Say
This Cellphone Carrier Has the Worst Network Quality, Customers Say

One major wireless provider stands out for the least reliable call, messaging and data services.

20 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
20 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Maybe you’re not ready to leave the workplace entirely.

3 Reasons You Can’t Rely on Medicare Alone
3 Reasons You Can’t Rely on Medicare Alone

Counting on Medicare to cover health care costs can jeopardize your retirement plans.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.