If your looking to purchase a smartphone, price always comes in to play, usually the more you pay the better product you will receive and that is indeed very true in the smartphone industry. However, there are many smartphones that are affordable yet powerful and do almost the same as your regular iPhone / Samsung. Here at The Gadget Gang we have done some hardcore research and believe we have come up with somewhat of a guide to purchasing the right smartphone and for under $200.

Don’t rush in to your decision

When choosing a smartphone there are many factors to consider, such as, screen size, battery life, performance, functionality, appearance, the list continues. Fortunately for you, we created a well-balanced list (we hope you think so) of smartphones that cover each aspect. It’s very important to take your time when making a such a decision as it usually boils down to personal preference, although we do hope that our list makes your overall choice a lot easier and less stressful.

Below is a brief introduction to our top 5 contestants for the most affordable smartphone, based at this time being July 2018, no need to spend $800 when you can save your pockets from tearing and get a decent, powerful smartphone for under $200. We searched the web and reviews of each and every phone to bring you the most up to date and reliable review.

We haven’t included any Amazon links or outbound links to sites as we are not here to make money from you, we want to provide you with a review that you can honestly use to help make an educated decision. Please leave us a comment on this post and let us know if you think we have any missing Smartphones that deserve to be part of this list.

1

Honor 7X 

Technical Specs

OS: Android 8.0 Oreo

CPU: 2.36GHz Octa-Core processor

Memory (RAM): 3GB

Internal Storage: 32 GB storage + Micro SD compatible up to 256GB

Screen Size: 5.93Inch Screen

Camera: Dual 16MP + 2MP rear Camera

Battery: 3340 mAh battery for up to 1.5 days of screen-time on a single charge

Price: $199.99 (Price from Amazon.com)

 

2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 

Technical Specs

OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)

CPU: Snapdragon 636, octa-core

Memory (RAM): 3GB

Internal Storage: 32GB + Up to 256GB MicroSD Storage available.

Screen Size: 5.99 inches

Camera: Dual Rear Camera: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25µm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm) – 13 MP Front Camera, Selfie-Light

Battery: 4000 mAh battery

Price: $197.99 (Price from Amazon.com)

 

3

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7

Technical Specs

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core processor

Memory (RAM): 2GB

Internal Storage: 16GB + Micro SD memory card up to 256GB

Screen Size: 5.5” Inches

Camera: 8 MP Camera/5 MP front facing Camera

Battery: 3,300 mAh battery

Price: $131.93 (Price from Amazon.com)

4

Moto E Plus (4th Generation)

Technical Specs

OS: Android 7.1 Nougat

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 1.4 GHZ quad-core

Memory (RAM): 2GB

Internal Storage: 16GB (With optional internal storage up to 128GB microSD card

Screen Size: Brilliant 5.5” HD display with water-repellent screen and fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone

Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera and 13 MP rear-facing camera

Battery: 5,000 mAh battery

Price: $125.00 (Price from Amazon.com)

 

5

BLU Vivo XL3 Plus

Technical Specs

OS:Android 7.1.2 Nougat

CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz Quad Core

Memory (RAM): 3GB

Internal Storage: 32GB + With optional internal storage up to 64GB MicroSD card

Screen Size: 6.0” HD+ 18:9 Widescreen Display

Camera: 13MP PDAF Main Camera with flash + 16MP Super Selfie Camera with flash

Battery: 3,000 mAh battery

Price: $199.99 (Price from Amazon.com)

 

Conclusion

So there you have it our top 5 phones reviewed by The Gadget Gang, always remember to do your own research before purchasing a smartphone, have a think about what you want out of your smartphone then go ahead with the one that best suits your needs. Please also bare in mind that some phones may be locked to a certain network and you may struggle to unlock the phone to install your SIM card. Just make sure that your Network is supported or the phone is “Unlocked” meaning any network / SIM card can be placed in the device.

Our personal choice is this Honor 7X, we feel that it is well rounded in terms of specifications and looks. With a beautiful high quality, super sharp 2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and edge to edge display how can you go wrong? Especially bearing in mind this is a $199.99 smartphone that offers unrivalled specification. It also features a high quality camera being 16MP which is capable of taking some fantastic shots when your out and about.

Thank you for taking your time in reading our “Top 5 Smartphones under $200” post and sincerely hope it has made your life that bit easier when it comes to making them tough decisions. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what model of phone you went with, we would love to know!

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