Buying a new phone can be an exciting activity, but more often than not you pretty much add a weight to your ankle by signing on for another couple of years of overpriced phone plans, so we thought we’d look in a different direction this time, namely to the 10 best unlocked smartphones under $200.
I don’t know about you, but when the time comes to buy a new phone because the old one was dropped by the kid until it shattered, or the battery life pretty much transforms your smartphone into a landline, research is quite enjoyable and exciting. Who doesn’t like looking at the newest phones on the market, checking specs and seeing just how much better they are than your old phone, right? Because you know that even a couple of years difference between release dates can make a huge difference with the technological advancements nowadays.
But the nicer phones are always expensive and that’s ok, it’s normal. So what you’re left with if your pockets don’t go too deep or you just refuse to pay a lot of money on a new phone is to either pick from the lower range or tie yourself down with a new contract. Since that second option is not what we’re interested in right now, we thought we’d see just which are the best smartphones without a contract. We even checked our own list of the 7 Best Smartphones Under $200 to see if we get any doubles. For our list today, however, we checked multiple sites that offer phone reviews and made a list of the smartphones that showed up the most. Then we checked the prices on Amazon and came up with the final list of the 10 best unlocked smartphones under $200.