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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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LG Exalt 2

LG Exalt 2


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LG Exalt 2
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
Kyocera DuraForce
Motorola Moto G
HTC Desire 510
LG Exalt 2
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
Kyocera DuraForce
Motorola Moto G Smartphone
HTC Desire 510
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  • With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.


  • Durable and water resistant, the Kyocera DuraXV is one of the most capable feature phones available.


  • The Kyocera DuraForce is an adventure-ready Android smartphone that strikes a nice balance between price and performance.


  • Get the Kyocera DuraForce if a rugged handset is a priority; otherwise, AT&T has other handsets in the same price range with better cameras and faster internal speeds.


  • You can't beat the price of the Moto G, but the more expensive and more powerful Nexus 5 remains your shrewdest unlocked Android option.


  • Sporting an outstanding outright price of $179 for the base model, it's something many people believe to be mind-boggling. Just when we thought $349 for the Nexus 5 was pretty darn good, but this obviously takes the cake. It's unlocked, there's variety with its color casings, and the Android experience is also easy to understand, so it's hard not to like it. All told, Motorola is defining what it means to be an entry-level player.


  • The Moto G is the best-built, unlocked smartphone under $200 available today.


  • - The smooth edges make it easy to hold and operate.
    - The stock browser is simple and functional.
    - Connectivity-wise, the Desire 510 is perfectly fine.
    - The audio app is better - it has a nice way of arranging and presenting your music in a clearly laid-out gallery.


  • Don't let the 64-bit processor fool you—the Android-based HTC Desire 510 on Boost Mobile under-delivers on most other fronts.


  • - The Desire 510 feels fairly robust.
    - Even with the plastic-feeling case, when holding the HTC Desire 510 it feels pretty robust.