10 Best Smartphones Under $100

Buying a smartphone is like a world war these days. Selecting the right one from thousands is a difficult task. If you have $$$ to spend, you could easily avail a good smartphone of your choice. But, if you haven’t those dollars?. Here is the guide on Best Smartphones under $100 which gives you the list of best value for money smartphones that you could avail for less than $100. This will help you select a cheap smartphone which provides a better performance than the competitors on the field. We listed them based on the quality and performance they providing based on our tests. So, check them out and select the right smartphone of your choice which fits your budget.

Cubot S168

Cubot S168

The Cubot S168 is tagged around $93. The device has a 5-inch screen with 960 x 540 resolution which looks visually appealing. The device has a matte finish with curved edges. Under the hood, there is a quad-core 1.3GHz processor powered by 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Moving to the camera, there is an 8.0MP Back and 5.0MP front cameras. The Cubot S168 is running on the Android 4.4 KitKat version all powered by a 1700mAh battery. The performance of the device is very decent. For this price tag, it provides relatively better performance.

BLU Studio 5.0 C HD

BLU Studio 5 C HD

BLU is  not a well-known name on the smartphone industry. But, the BLU Studio 5.0 C HD has something which cam compete with the global leaders. The Android 4.4 powered device has a quad-core processor with 1.3GHz clocking speed. The 4G powered device has a 1GB RAM alongside an 8GB ROM which can be expanded upto 32GB. The 8.0MP Back camera and the 2.0MP Front camera powering the photos. $97 is not a high pricing for the BLU Studio 5.0 C Smartphone.

HTC Desire 510

HTC Desire 510

The HTC desire 510 starts from $89 (from many offers) which is a relatively lower price on HTC devices. The 4G enabled handset runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat version. A 1.2GHz Processor powering the device alongside with a 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. The desire 510 features a 4.7-inch touchscreen with 480 x 854 resolution which looks stunning for video streaming and image viewing. Using the 5.0MP rear camera, you can record 1080p HD videos without lags. Apart from the usual HTC devices, this is a budget friendly one with some decent features.

LG Tribute


LG Tribute is a 4G smartphone which features a 4.5-inch screen with some decent quality. A quad-core 1.2GHz processor powers the device alongside a 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. The memory can be expanded as per your needs using a micro SD card. The 4G device running on the Android 4.4 KitKat version. The camera features a 5.0MP primary and a secondary one with VGA quality. The image stabilization of the images is a great plus point of the LG tribute camera. The price of the device is more than $100 but it available less than that from various online stores.

Microsoft Lumia 435


The Microsoft Lumia 435 starts from a range of $94. The 3.5G HSPA is the best available connectivity feature of the Lumia 435. A 4-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution is not that much good when compared to the Zeus devices these days. But, for a price tag under $100 it is quite explainable. 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM powers the device with alongside 8GB ROM. Microsoft offers a free 15GB storage for the Lumia 435 Users.

Motorola Moto E


The Motorola Moto E starts from a price tag of $79 from various offers online. The 3G-ready smartphone features a 4.3-inch display with 960 x 540 resolution. The Motorola offers a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage under the hood. The Android 4.4 equipped device has a 5.0MP decent primary camera to provide a better visual on the screen. Motorola accepted a sleek design in their traditional way.

Nokia Lumia 635


Being the second Lumia device on the list Nokia Lumia 635 is a powerful windows smartphone with some great performance quality. The 4G enabled device priced more than $100 but is available at very low price from various offers online. A 4.5-inch display with a 854 x 480 resolution, 1GB of RAM, and a quad-core 1.2GHz processor are all powering the device. The 635 is powered by the windows 8.1 OS. On the backside, there is a quality 5.0MP camera to take photos.

Intex Cloud 4G Smart


Intex Cloud 4G Smart is an entry level smartphone from the Intex. The device has a 5 inch (854×480 pixels) FWVGA display with 1.5GHz quad-core SoC CPU. The 4G device is powered by a 1GB RAM. 5.0MP front camera is also decent for the price tag of $73. Intex Cloud 4G is powered by the 4G LTE connectivity as the name itself says. Android 5.1 Lollipop is a quite catchy feature of the device. But, performance wise, the device is a little bad, that’s why we placed it at 8th position.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is available from $99. Usually, the Samsung devices are very tough in their performance and Ace 4 too following the same path. For the price, the device offers a 4.3-inch screen powered by a single-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It sounds a little lower than the previous devices on the list, but it manages to fulfill the users basic needs without lag. The device has a 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB and equipped with the Android 4.4 KitKat version.

Samsung Galaxy J1


The second Samsung device on the top 10 best smartphones under $100. Samsung galaxy J1 is another entry level smartphone from the company which has a 4GB internal storage and a relatively lower 512MB RAM. A Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor powers the device. 1850mAh battery fueling the whole device which barely manages to complete the full day normal usage.

This list is based on our experience on these 10 devices tested under certain circumstances. Before selecting any one of your choice, carefully do a research about the product and the current price range. Most of the devices listed above are recommended to the entry-level users who only need some regular performance from their smartphone. These smartphones provide the best value for money with some great features and performance. If you really need some more budget smartphones, check our article on Best Budget smartphones in 2016.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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