Updated on 2 August 2013 by

We looked at the best Android phones released over the last year to bring you this list of the phones under $200. Running on Android operating system, and all of which are highly rated by the top cellphone reviewers from around the web. Additionally, this list of the best Android phones under $200 is filtered by the ones which are unlocked phones running on the Android operating system, and most of them under this price range arrive with the older 2.3 Gingerbread version.


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Huawei Honor 5X
Moto G (3rd Gen)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Xolo Era 4K
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Huawei Honor 5X
Moto G (3rd gen)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Xolo Era 4K
Xiaomi Redmi 3
$200 - $300
$180
$175 - $178
$144
$156
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Release Date
Feb 2016
Jul 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2016
Jan 2016
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 5.1.1
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Android 5.1, Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
8.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.4GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
1GHz  quad-core, MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.0 GHz
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
2470.0 mAh
3060.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
4100.0 mAh
Average Rating
 3.4 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.5 stars
 4.0 stars
Look and Feel
63% Positive
37% Negative
45% Positive
55% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Display
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Price
100% Positive
100% Positive
Camera
75% Positive
25% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive

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