Updated on 7 January 2016 by

For the best unlocked cellphones available under $100, we limited our selection to the top rated cellphones which are unlocked phones manufactured by Samsung, Motorola and Nokia. Unlocked cellphones available at lower prices such as $100 are basic feature phones best suited for kids.


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Huawei Nexus 6P
LG Nexus 5X
Motorola Moto X Play
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
HTC One A9
Huawei Nexus 6P
LG Nexus 5X
Motorola Moto X Play
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
HTC One A9
$889
$600
$599
$650
$377 - $800
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.3 MP
12.3 MP
21.0 MP
21.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.7 inch
5.2 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
4.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz 
octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Battery Capacity
3450.0 mAh
2700.0 mAh
3630.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2150.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
Camera
61% Positive
39% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
Look and Feel
80% Positive
20% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Battery
76% Positive
24% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative
100% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Display
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
Fingerprint Sensor
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive

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