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What's the best unlocked cell phone I can get for $200 or less?

What's the best unlocked cell phone I can get for $200 or less? Thanks!

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Dec. 3, 2014 at 21:59

A box of cornflakes :p

MAdamie,

for reals, you have to be a bit more specific.
You can get very decent smartphones for less than $200. But they differ hugely.
An iPhone 4 with the 3.5in screen or a 5in Android monster. A solid smooth Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone as an OS and a decent camera? Or a Blackberry with a week's worth of battery life?
Have you owned a smartphone before? That can be important, because you possibly already bought apps for one OS, and you would need to spend money again to buy those or similar apps for a different OS. If a family member or friend owns an iPhone, that may be interesting, too - you could get whatever they bought from the Appstore for free thanks to Family Sharing.

If you never use a camera, then that is good info, also - a good camera in a smartphone usually adds a lot to the price. If a camera isn't important, then the Moto G (Android) by Motorola is a great buy.
If you like to watch Youtube on the go, you'd probably want something with a big-gish screen?
Also: the likes of Acer make good cheap Android phones that take 2 SIM cards from 2 different networks. That can be interesting?!
Back to "have you owned a smartphone" before: if so: what apps did you use? Certain apps and services are better on one OS than on another. If you're a Twitter junkie, a discount iPhone 4 can be better than a highend Nokia Lumia.

If you haven't owned a smartphone before: do your friends tell you about exciting stuff they do on their phones, and you want to join them? If so: WHAT? Not all phones do 'it' all...

Here's Amazon's smartphone offering between $100 and $200... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_36_0?bbn=2407749011&qid=1417643147&rh=n%3A2335752011%2Cn%3A!2335753011%2Cn%3A7072561011%2Cn%3A2407749011%2Cp_36%3A2491159011&rnid=2491154011&low-price=100&high-price=200&x=12&y=11

Overall: it's really hard to beat the Motorola Moto G. Unless you hate Android, or don't like the size, or you want a real keyboard, then it's for you. It's not glam,but you can buy a cheap case and stay below $200.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2014 at 21:59

A box of cornflakes :p

MAdamie,

for reals, you have to be a bit more specific.
You can get very decent smartphones for less than $200. But they differ hugely.
An iPhone 4 with the 3.5in screen or a 5in Android monster. A solid smooth Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone as an OS and a decent camera? Or a Blackberry with a week's worth of battery life?
Have you owned a smartphone before? That can be important, because you possibly already bought apps for one OS, and you would need to spend money again to buy those or similar apps for a different OS. If a family member or friend owns an iPhone, that may be interesting, too - you could get whatever they bought from the Appstore for free thanks to Family Sharing.

If you never use a camera, then that is good info, also - a good camera in a smartphone usually adds a lot to the price. If a camera isn't important, then the Moto G (Android) by Motorola is a great buy.
If you like to watch Youtube on the go, you'd probably want something with a big-gish screen?
Also: the likes of Acer make good cheap Android phones that take 2 SIM cards from 2 different networks. That can be interesting?!
Back to "have you owned a smartphone" before: if so: what apps did you use? Certain apps and services are better on one OS than on another. If you're a Twitter junkie, a discount iPhone 4 can be better than a highend Nokia Lumia.

If you haven't owned a smartphone before: do your friends tell you about exciting stuff they do on their phones, and you want to join them? If so: WHAT? Not all phones do 'it' all...

Here's Amazon's smartphone offering between $100 and $200... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_36_0?bbn=2407749011&qid=1417643147&rh=n%3A2335752011%2Cn%3A!2335753011%2Cn%3A7072561011%2Cn%3A2407749011%2Cp_36%3A2491159011&rnid=2491154011&low-price=100&high-price=200&x=12&y=11

Overall: it's really hard to beat the Motorola Moto G. Unless you hate Android, or don't like the size, or you want a real keyboard, then it's for you. It's not glam,but you can buy a cheap case and stay below $200.

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