Updated on 7 January 2016 by

Unlocked cell phones for the budget conscious are not a rarity and there are some pretty useful quad band models working on the GSM network for just under $100. Some of these mobiles also offer dual sim options, camera, MP4 and Bluetooth.

These less expensive unlocked phones, are feature phones and canâ??t offer you 3G internet speeds like smart phones, but the best of them however do support Java applications and allow basic web browsing.

Whatâ??s more, you no longer need to feel humbled by the design of these handsets for the best cheap unlocked phones even come with flip or slide panels or QWERTY keyboards embedded in a sleek design.


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Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
Gionee Marathon M4
LG Exalt 2
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
Gionee Marathon M4
LG Exalt 2
$150
$150
$111
$130
$100 - $200
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.5 inch
4.5 inch
4.7 inch
5.0 inch
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Battery Capacity
2390.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2000.0 mAh
5000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop), v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Carrier
Verizon
Verizon
Camera
20% Positive
80% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
100% Positive
Display
40% Positive
60% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Look and Feel
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Price
100% Positive
100% Positive
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
Call Quality
80% Positive
20% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Performance
40% Positive
60% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Operating System
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Applications
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Speaker
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Ease of Use
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Connectivity
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
Storage
100% Positive
100% Negative

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