Though you could pay as much as $1,099 for the iPhone 13, you don’t have to spend that much to get a decent smartphone. And though many wireless service providers such as Verizon and T-Mobile offer big discounts on the latest smartphones, these deals are often tied to monthly installment plans.
With all the great options out there for smartphones, there’s really no need to pay big bucks. One of Clark’s favorites is the Moto G family of smartphones, which have robust features and typically work on all four major carriers! Also, Google has the Pixel 4a starting at $349.
If stashing some cash is more your thing instead of buying the latest and greatest, here are a few smartphones that’ll get the job done, all under $200. See more deals on refurbished unlocked smartphones at eBay here! Remember to only buy from eBay sellers with high positive feedback scores and a generous return policy. Another great place to check for deals on unlocked smartphones is B&H Photo and Video. Note that due to variable or dynamic pricing, prices on these phones may fluctuate.
Save on these affordable, budget-friendly smartphones!
- Universally unlocked
- 4G LTE speed
- Dual rear and front-facing cameras
- 6.1″ touch screen
- 64GB internal memory plus microSD slot
- Android 9
- Octa-core 1.5GHz rpocessor
Get this with an unlimited talk, text and data plan with no contract and no mystery fees!
- Up to 19.7 hour standby time
- 13MP main camera
- 16GB memory
- 5.7″ display
- Compatible with talk, text and data plans from Total Wireless
- GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
- Latin America Variant/US Compatible LTE
- 2.0 GHz Exynos 850 & Octa-Core CPU
- 6.5″ 720 x 1600 TFT LCD Display
- 4 x Rear Cameras (48MP/8MP/2MP/2MP)
- Standard, Ultra Wide, Macro & Depth
- Front 13MP Selfie Camera
- 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
- Samsung Knox Security
- Android 10 with One UI 2.0
This phone has robust specs for the price at B&H Photo! If you want to have even more storage and features, you can often find great deals on more expensive phones directly from OnePlus.
- GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE compatible
- 13MP main, 2MP Macro & 2MP depth cameras, 8MP selfie camera
- 64GB storage capacity + 4GB of RAM
- 6.52″ 1600 x 720 IPS LCD display
- 5000mAh battery & 18W fast charging
- Oxygen OS based on Android 10
With qualified trade-ins, this deal is available with US Cellular for $34.99, or with Verizon for $74.99, without a trade-in, it’s still only $109.99! With a trade-in, the Galaxy A12 also starts at $104.99 when using AT&T or $105 when using T-Mobile or Sprint. With no trade-ins, these still start at $179.99!
- 6.5″ screen size
- 13MP rear camera
- 2GB RAM
- 5,000 mAh battery
Amazon also has this phone from $199. Compare more refurbished phones at eBay! Remember to choose a seller with high feedback scores that accepts returns.
- 64-bit “Apple A11 Bionic” processor
- 64 GB storage
- 4.7-inch widescreen multi-touch IPS display (“Retina HD”)
- Dual cameras: a back 12-megapixel 4K camera with optical image stabilization and a front 7-megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera with 1080p video support
- Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, plastic frame, splash-resistant nano-coating, 190g.
- 6.3″ IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
- Rear camera: Primary: 48MP, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.25″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF.
- Ultra wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 1/4″, 1.12µm pixels.
- Macro camera: 2MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm
- Depth sensor:2MP; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] video recording.
- Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixels. 1080p/30fps video recording.
- OS: Android 9 Pie; MIUI 10.
- Chipset: Snapdragon 665 (11nm): Octa-core (4×2.00 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Adreno 610 GPU.
- Memory: 3/4/6GB of RAM; 32/64/128GB storage; dedicated microSD slot.
- Battery: 4,000mAh; 18W fast charging.
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE-A, 4-Band carrier aggregation, LTE Cat-12/ Cat-13; USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 4.2; FM radio; NFC (8T model only);
- Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; 3.5mm jack; single down-firing speaker.
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