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17 Best Cheap Phones Under $100


Sometimes it can be hard getting your desired smartphone, simply because the cash at hand or your pocket cannot afford the buy. But that doesn’t stop you from getting something that looks like the desired.

Thanks to smartphone makers, for understanding that pocket could be a factor, a lot of effort has been put into place to churn out smart mobile phones that rocks features like a high-end expensive smartphone.

These smartphones carry the basic and some more features that make the phone worth the buy even with your small money. If your pocket falls within $100 budget, then you have to check the list of mobile phones we have for you. Let’s see.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi phone maker has been around, and have continued to hold its own in the phone making industry. With the Xiaomi Redmi, the phone maker decided to give a phone that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Chipset, with frequency 1.4 Ghz on an Adreno 308 GPU for less than a $100.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

It also has a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, runs on a 2GB RAM with an onboard storage of  16GB. It has a display of 5.0-inch HD, battery capacity of 3000mAh. Its a dual-SIM phone with 4G enabled. Plus it run on Android 7.1 (Nougat). This phone can be gotten on Amazon for about $94.55.

Cubot R9

This phone comes with fingerprint sensor in a 5.0-inch display. It has an internal storage of 16GB on a 2GB RAM. Its selfie and video calling camera is 5MP, and the back camera is 13MP. The back camera on low light conditions, comes with a dedicated flashlight. And to wrap it up, it runs on a Quad Core processor with 1.4Ghz frequency, on Android 7.0 Nougat. Battery capacity is rather low with this phone-around 2600mAh. Unless you’ve got steady power supply every other thing about this phone makes it worthy to buy at $84.99.

Cubot R9

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

This is another of Xiaomi’s smartphones. We start off by its 2GB RAM and a massive 32GB internal storage, with a screen display of 5-inch. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with a frequency of 1.4Ghz, using an Adreno 308 for graphics rendering. It has a 13MP back camera with five elements in the lens, flashlight support, plus HDR, Panorama and Burst capturing modes. The front camera is a 5MP pixel.

To wrap up, this phone runs on the oudated Android 6.0 Marshmallows, with an option of upgrade, and with a battery capacity of 3120mAh. This phone is gotten for a decent price of $89.99.

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Leagoo KIICAA Power

This Phone Maker has been living up to expectations lately. They come with this KIICAA that rocks a battery capacity of 4000mAh on a 5.0 inch display.It works with a Quad Core MTK processor with up to 1.3Ghz on maximum use. This Leagoo KIICAA Power phone also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Plus the camera (front and back) are of fair Pixels. This phone can be gotten for about $75.

Leagoo KIICAA Power

Ulefone S8 Pro

This phone rocks a 5.3 inch HD display to begin with. It has a 2GB RAM with 16GB onboard storage. Supports Dual-SIM and its 4G enabled. It runs on a Quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.3Ghz. Its metal back design sports a 13MP camera with LED flashlight and the front, a 5MP selfie camera. It comes with a battery capacity of 3000mAh, running with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, this phone is worth the buy at about $94.99.

OuKitel C8

The maker of this phone joins in making phones with bezel less designs. The 5.5inch front glass of this phone is nearly without bezel, only allowing a fraction of it. Its screen is HD with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Apart from the above, the phone runs on a Quad-core processor of about 1.5Ghz frequency, a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

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OuiKitel C8

Also it sports a 13MP rear camera with a fingerprint sensor, and a 5MP front camera. It runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS, and with a battery capacity of 3000mAh. This phone is worth the buy at $72.99.

Nokia 2

This Nokia smartphone is very big on the battery life. we are looking at a 4100 mAh capacity. It runs on a Quad Core Snapdragon processor with a speed of 1.3Ghz, with a an Adreno 308 for graphics features. t has 1GB RAM (low somewhat) and an internal storage of 8GB, including a Micro SD card slot to expand the memory.

The display is just 5 Inch with a resolution of 720 Pixels. Front Camera is 5MP and back camera is 8MP. Its pre installed Os is the Android is 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 2

Motorola Moto E4

This had to be on the list for the sake of you getting a very low budget phone. Starting with its Mediatek MT6737 chipset of 1.3GHz frequency, and a RAM of 2GB plus internal storage of 16GB (expandable by MicroSD slot),  this phone is truly worth the budget phone it is.

It also comes with an IPS screen display of 5.0 inch with 720 Pixels, 8MP back camera, and 5MP front camera,  runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and with a battery capacity of 2800mAh. This phone sells for less than $60.

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LG X Charge

To be honest, one wouldn’t believe that there could be a phone with a huge battery life at less than a $100 price. But this LG X Charge rocks a whooping 4500mAh capacity. The screen is a 5.5 inches HD, Incell Touchscreen display, with a resolution of 1280× 720 Pixel. The processor is probably (not certain) the Quad-core MTK6570 with a frequency of 1.5Ghz. This is also combined with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with expandable MicroSD slot.

LG X Charge

It has a 13MP back Camera which supports gestures, and a 5MP front camera. It runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat, supports bluetooth 4.0 and a micro USB 2.0. This phone is worth the buy.

ZTE ZMax Pro

This phone comes with a 6 inch HD screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 Pixel with a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core 617 chipset at 1.5Ghz frequency. This is followed by a 2GB RAM on 16GB storage expandable with a microSD up to 128GB.

Furthermore, its back Camera is at 13MP, with a 5MP front camera, a 3400mAh battery capacity, plus it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallows (Which can be upgraded). The performance of this phone is smooth despite the mid-range specifications. Amazon has got your back on this one for the price.

ZTE ZMax Pro

ZTE Tempo X

This is a 4G enabled phone powered by the famous Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 32-bit chipset, at a frequency of 1.1Ghz, the graphics card is the Adreno 304 GPU. With an IPS screen display of 5.0inches resolution 480 Pixel, this phone sports a 5MP back camera and a 2MP front (Not a great camera phone). It runs on 1GB RAM with internal storage of 16GB expandable up to 32GB.

Connectivity option includes the famous Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 2.0 port. Its battery capacity is 2800mAh. And to wrap it up, it runs with an OS Android 7.0 Nougat. This phone is fair for this range of price.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro

The J7 is a 4G enabled phone and a touchscreen at that. It operates on a Marshmallow Android 6.0 with a display of 5.5 inch. It sports a 2GB RAM on a 16GB internal storage, expandable with a MicroSD up to 128GB. Its processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 at 1.4Ghz. It has a 5MP front Camera, an 8MP back camera, Bluetooth Connectivity of 4.2, 4G Lte and a battery capacity of 3300mAh.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro

LG Rebel 3

This phone is powered by the famous Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core chipset at a frequency of 1.1Ghz. It rocks a 2GB RAM with 16GB storage which can be expandable up to 32GB with a microSD slot.

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It has a display screen of 5.0inches with a resolution of 480 × 854 Pixel. Front and back camera are both 5MP. The back camera supports HD Shots, while the front camera supports gesture shots and cheese shots. It has a battery of 2400mAh capacity and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

LG Rebel 3

14 Moto E5 Play:  

The Moto E5 Play is an upgrade to the E4. It has a 5.2 inch HD display, a fast fingerprint scanner, splash resistant and rocks the android 8.1 Oreo OS. It runs with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, on a 2GB RAM with 16GB onboard storage expandable to 128GB with a microSD slot available.

It has a back camera of 8MP, front Camera of 5MP and a battery capacity of 2800mAh which could be fast charged. This phone can be gotten on Amazon for less than $60.

Alcatel 1X

This phone doesn’t have a metallic build like the Nokia 2 but with its 5.3 inch display, with ratio aspect 18:9, a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and running with Android 8 Oreo OS, this phone is worth considering to buy. It runs on a Quad-core processor on a 2GB RAM, 16GB storage expandable with a microSD slot. Its battery capacity is 3000mAh and it is replaceable. On Amazon, it sells at about $92.

Alcatel 1X

LG Harmony 2

There isn’t a long story to write about this phone.  But its features includes: a 5.3 inch HD display, a quad core processor, runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and a sizeable battery of 3000mAh. It runs with a 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable with a microSD card. There is also a rear fingerprint sensor on this phone. Can be gotten on Amazon for less than $80.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Star

This phone can only be gotten on Metro Mobile for about $70.  For such pocket size money, you get a phone with a 5.5 inch display, a finger print sensor just a little below the display, a 2GB RAM on 32GB expandable by a microSD card, 13MP back and 8MP front camera, a battery capacity of 3300mAh. And the phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro

Now you’ve got a handful of cheap phones around the $100 mark. So I hope this has been a useful guide.

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