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Best Android Phones Under $200 (2023)



These are the best Android phones under $200 available in 2023. Our list suggests several cheap Android phones that are perfect for people on a budget. You don’t need to sign a contract or spend $800+ for a good experience and so these are affordable phones we comfortably recommend.

With expensive phones like the Galaxy S23 and Pixel 7 Pro heavily advertised, sometimes buyers forget about cheaper options. If you haven’t been paying attention, you won’t know what’s good or what to buy.

Finding a great Android phone is really easy, but finding a good phone that’s also cheap, isn’t. There are dozens of cheap budget smartphones with awful screens, poor performance, outdated software, and terrible battery life. That’s what we want to help you avoid.

This is our shortlist of recommended phones, read on for more details and links to buy one below. Additionally, if you can afford it, we highly recommend Google’s Pixel 6a.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G

For years, Motorola dominated the budget Android phone market, but lately, Samsung has started offering great phones that deliver a solid list of features at a wallet-friendly price.

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G won’t win any design awards, but it’s an extremely tempting device for those on a budget looking for a big display, reliable processor, and a huge screen.

Samsung’s Galaxy A14 5G comes with a big, and bright, 6.6-inch edge-to-edge display that’s perfect for playing games or watching content like movies and TV shows.

The cameras won’t blow you away, but they’re serviceable. The device is also running Samsung’s latest software, Android 13, and the device will move to Android 14 down the road.

This is one of the cheapest 5G phones on the market and it currently sits right at the $200 price point.

Samsung Galaxy A13

The Samsung Galaxy A13 is another excellent budget option and it comes in two different forms, both of which fall under the $200 price point.

The LTE version of the Galaxy A13 has the larger display at 6.6-inches, but the Galaxy A13 5G’s display isn’t small. It has a 6.5-inch display. The screen size isn’t the only difference though.

While the Galaxy A13 5G has a very solid triple camera setup, the LTE model actually has a quad-camera array which may be more enticing than 5G connectivity for some.

The 5G model has a better processor, more RAM, and more onboard storage, but the display and cameras on the LTE model make it a worthy competitor.

Samsung Galaxy A03S

We promise, Samsung devices aren’t the only sub-$200 phones on this list, but we’d be remiss not to include the Galaxy A03S on this list.

The Galaxy A03s is yet another solid, affordable device from Samsung. It offers a very large battery that can pull down excellent battery life, a bright 6.5-inch display, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security, and decent enough cameras.

It’s not going to blow you away with its power, and you may need to expand storage with a microSD card, but its price point is an extremely pill to swallow. It’s one of the cheaper devices on this list.

Make sure you go hands-on with the Galaxy A03S before you make a decision.

Moto G Play

The Moto G Play from 2021 is one of Motorola’s best budget devices because it offers amazing battery life. Motorola says it can last for three days at a time and it’s not lying.

It doesn’t have the best display, but the 6.5-inch screen is more than acceptable at this price point. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, something many consumers still want, and it has a dual-camera setup for photos and videos.

One draw back is that it’s running Android 11 and won’t go any further. That being said, Motorola will continue to upgrade the device with bug fixes and security fixes.

The main draw here is the exceptional battery life so if that’s a feature at the top of your list, you’ll definitely want to consider the Moto G Play.

There is a newer version of the Moto G Play (2023), but we like the older model a little bit better.

Nokia G20

Yes, Nokia still makes phones. And yes, it makes a quality budget Android phone.

The Nokia G20 is a top notch choice for those looking to get a big battery, large display (6.52-inches), quad camera setup, and software that doesn’t come with bloat.

While many of the devices we’ve listed here come with skinned versions of Android, the Nokia G20 runs a very clean version of Android One. Loads of people love stock Android and you might too.

You don’t get fast charging and it doesn’t support every single U.S. carrier, but the Nokia G20 is a fantastic value buy and worthy of your consideration.

OnePlus Nord N200

OnePlus makes some fantastic devices and its budget Nord N200 is absolutely worth a look.

It has a large 6.49-inch display that offers 90Hz refresh rate, a very solid triple-camera setup, 4G of RAM, a microSD card slot for expanded storage, and a large battery that can deliver good battery life. And then there are some other bells and whistles.

The OnePlus Nord N200 also comes with 5G connectivity, face unlock, a fingerprint reader mounted on the back for added security, and 18W fast charging.

It’s a solid package and is among our favorite budget options at the moment.


If you want an absolutely enormous display, and don’t want to pay a whole lot, make sure you check out the TLC 20 SE.

The TLC 20 SE has a 6.82-inch LCD display which makes it a perfect device for gaming and content consumption. It will serve you well if you like to watch shows and movies while traveling.

In addition, it comes with a quad-camera setup, a huge battery, face unlock, a fingerprint scanner, and a good amount of internal storage that can be expanded.

It doesn’t work on all U.S. carriers, but it’s a device that should have your attention if you don’t want to break the bank.

Final Thoughts

You really don’t need to spend a ton of money on a smartphone these days, at least if you don’t want to. Just a few years ago, $200 got you a terrible phone with outdated software, low-resolution screens, and single rear cameras. Now, you can get highly capable devices with in-display fingerprint sensors and beautiful edge-to-edge screens.

Throughout 2023 you’ll be quite surprised by just how much you can get for $200, and we’ll be seeing more great budget phones as the year moves ahead.



  1. asheen

    09/20/2015 at 10:55 am

    Huawei p8 lite

    • Cato

      06/28/2016 at 4:28 am

      thank you!! yes, it’s a great phone for a great price! maybe i am going to buy this one!

  2. rony728

    09/21/2015 at 7:00 am

    muy buen post me ayudo a encontrar un smartphone a bajo costo y con buenas caracteristicas, one touch idol 3

  3. Anon ymous

    10/25/2015 at 1:22 pm

    LG Leon? It’s even less.

  4. Imaqtpie

    11/18/2015 at 9:25 am

    How about Lenovo k3 note?

  5. Juanrjorgensen

    02/03/2016 at 6:13 am

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    • Johnny5

      03/10/2017 at 9:36 am

      bull crap…..lets see her account statement

  6. kranti patra

    02/12/2016 at 2:04 am

    lava kkt

  7. eddie

    02/18/2016 at 3:07 pm

    You skipped over the best option, the Blu Life One (Newest version) $150.
    BLU Life One X – 4G LTE Smartphone

    • ROG2000

      03/20/2016 at 5:40 pm

      My friend has one, it is a great phone, but the Huawei Honor 5X is a lot better at $199

    • Kazi Begum

      10/08/2016 at 5:10 pm

      How about the Blu Vivo XL for $150
      16gb storage
      2gb ram
      13MP Main Camera
      5MP Front Camera
      4G LTE
      5.5 Inches

  8. ROG2000

    03/20/2016 at 5:39 pm

    The [Huawei Honor 5X] is easily the best phone under $200, at $199.99 (LOL) but it is true.

  9. Phone Addict

    04/06/2016 at 2:36 am

    how bout the huwawei y6 it has really good camera quality and it is about 170 dollars

  10. jgb

    04/08/2016 at 6:26 am

    I’m so looking for new phone. Storage and cam are real important to me. Any advice? ???

  11. Mihai

    05/19/2016 at 11:35 am

    What about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “Pro”?

    • Gerilac

      04/18/2017 at 8:34 am

      Excelent phone, my roommate has it and it’s flawless

  12. Palma

    06/03/2016 at 11:42 pm

    The Nexus 5 is amazing and tops most of these phones. Amazing build and the 32g model is going for around 170$ running Android 5.0.21. best phone for the price .

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    06/24/2016 at 1:16 pm

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  14. Nourdin Forever

    07/15/2016 at 3:10 am

    don’t forget LG g2

  15. nubwaxer (@nubwaxer)

    07/17/2016 at 4:07 pm

    my motorola zn5 came with a 5 mp kodak camera that must come set at 1.2 mp. WTF! i am so stupid i didn’t know you can set the megapixels.
    i just ordered the moto G4 for $200. now i’ll have to take all the pictures i took over the last 4 years all over again.
    i wanted the best camera and at $200 i think i got the best phone/camera possible.

  16. xaris

    08/08/2016 at 9:34 am

    Best budget phone very cheap and also very powerful is only the Xiaomi Mi4c don’t believe me? just check by yourself but the only downside for me is the small 5’inch display screen

  17. liviaemily_6

    08/17/2016 at 1:21 am

    Why not get a back view omega pro its just $150!

    • Kazi Begum

      10/08/2016 at 5:08 pm

      It doesn’t support USA GSM Bands.

  18. Rod

    08/31/2016 at 11:28 am

    I need an android with a pretty nice camera and at least with 1.5GB of RAM under that price. What is the best choice?

  19. Bodhi

    10/10/2016 at 3:59 pm

    Do not buy the LTZ Blade6…,,,its crap. Only had it 6 months and already fuzzy logic.Nothing works like its supposed to. DO NOT waste money buying this phone.

  20. leroy

    12/11/2016 at 11:39 am

    I liked the article until I saw that it was a slide show. why can’t websites just show everything on one page. I refuse to view a slide show on my pc ever. I will also never have anything to do with a website or company that has a slide show and no option to view it on one page.

    • anon

      02/27/2017 at 6:52 am

      To force people into load more ads, obviously.

  21. SH

    02/15/2017 at 2:33 pm

    Moto G 4 will not recognize SIM card – seeing no response from the company to the many people with this problem – also seeing lots of posts about over heating.

  22. Anthony M

    02/22/2017 at 5:52 am

    The Moto G4 breaks easily and Motoroloa doesn’t like to honor their warranty. I’ve had their phone three months. It broke before 30 days, I contacted the company and three weeks later they called me back to offer me a refurbished phone for swap but I would have to send in my current phone first. So not only would I be without a phone until they received my phone and then shipped me a replacement but I would be getting someone else’s phone that they repaired. With no recourse I accepted the offer. Its been over a month and the return shipping label still has not appeared.

  23. oussama touzni

    03/25/2017 at 6:50 am

    what about the huawei P8 lite ?
    I recommand it strongly

  24. mikala

    03/27/2017 at 9:23 am

    can i have a free phone please by the way i love what you do

  25. CustomBlend

    03/27/2017 at 8:00 pm

    LeTV LeEco Le Max 2, going for $190 now (Banggood and perhaps other sites). That beauty is hands down miles ahead of any of those listed above. Dont trust any article like this that turns up its nose at Chinese phones, and/or etailers based there. What a shame.

    • Cory Gunther

      12/05/2017 at 2:53 pm

      Those LeEco devices weren’t all that bad, no. I tried two of them. However, they had terrible software and probably won’t see much in terms of updates. Where’s that company now?

      Additionally, a lot of our readers are in the US and want phones that primarily work here, that’s why I don’t include a lot of Chinese devices. I do mention them though, as they’re worth consideration. But if I had to choose between Motorola, Huawei or LeEco, I’d go with the first two in a heartbeat.

  26. Rakesh

    04/26/2017 at 1:37 am

    Super phone

  27. Jennifer

    05/02/2017 at 4:12 am

    Well I own a Zenfone 2 laser ze601kl 6 inch screen phone. You can get new for under 200 dollars. Maybe not working with nougat but that doesn’t slow it down or bother me. I don’t understand why this phone gets no attention. It’s amazing phone. Oh well, I’m not missing out, lol

  28. john kim

    05/08/2017 at 10:18 pm

    I have the alcatel idol 3. At one point in time, it bricked, but I found out they have a US -based repair store. I sent it in, and got it back in 2 weeks, for free!

  29. Parth Vinodbhai rathod

    06/14/2017 at 9:58 am

    moto G4 seems perfect to me and the camera is also very good with the storage capacity, had a great guidance from you,
    thank you.

  30. parth rathod

    08/22/2017 at 9:36 am

    good work keep it up
    thank you

  31. Gerald Scartiong

    09/11/2017 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for such a decent review. I’m thinking of buying a second phone that is cheap enough to take with me on trips outside the town.
    I’ll get Moto G5 Plus I think.

  32. Main

    10/28/2017 at 1:39 pm

    Although you mentioned the LeEco pro 3, it should had been featured. Especially since it has the best specs of any phone on this list. It has a Snapdragon 821, 4gb of ram, 64gb hard drive, 13mp camera on the back and 8 front facing, quick charge 3, 4000 may battery, 1080*1980 screen all at $199

  33. Alex J

    12/13/2017 at 5:15 am

    Moto G 5 plus… 5.5 or 5.2, wtf, in ther first paragraph says the down side is its 5.2 inch, and in the other says “its big 5.5” HELLO EDITORS!!!!!

  34. make iphone apps

    12/18/2017 at 6:58 pm

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  35. Billisch

    06/12/2018 at 11:24 pm

    Mi A1 is one of the most powerfull phones under 200euros though.

  36. toptenbiz

    02/03/2019 at 1:31 am

    Although you mentioned the LeEco pro 3, it should had been featured. Especially since it has the best specs of any phone on this list. It has a Snapdragon 821, 4gb of ram, 64gb hard drive, 13mp camera on the back and 8 front facing, quick charge 3, 4000 may battery, 1080*1980 screen all at $199

  37. Ziminar Blaze

    09/30/2019 at 3:15 pm

    The moto g7 is under 200 in some places and it has some amazing specs.

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