Updated on 1 December 2015 by

Phone manufacturers today offer several features to choose from, for around $150 and less, including screen readability for users with impaired vision, and radio. The best cell phones under $150 for 2015 include a camera of at least 5 megapixel and are more often than not integrated with Android OS.

2015 has seen a slew of Chinese manufaturers coming in at the $150 price point and this should only open up the market for more robust and cheap smartphones.


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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
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.3 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.0 stars
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

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