Top 5 Best Cheap Unlocked Android Smartphones

Android smartphone offers a wider customization opportunity, expandable memory, open ecosystem, higher specs in some models but in much cheaper price than iPhone.

So if you like to enjoy the benefits mentioned above, and looking for the best cheap unlocked android smartphone with a price range under $100 to $500, the list below will simplify your search.

1. Samsung Galaxy S9 (under $493)
Samsung Galaxy S9 is smarter and faster than their predecessors, and they shoot better-looking photos, too.

The "Super-Speed" dual-pixel camera in the Galaxy S9 offers a variable aperture that opens as wide as f/1.5, which captures 28 percent more light. That means you'll get better-looking shots in dim conditions

Pros:
• Swift biometric security.
• Sexy dual-curved design.
• Premium water-tight design.
• Better fingerprint sensor placement.
• Great audio skills and stereo speakers.
• Among the fastest Android phones (in benchmarks).

Cons:
• Bixby still sucks.
• Gimmicks galore.
• Not the fastest charging around.
• Low-light photos often look blurry and lack the fine texture and contrast of competing phone cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Video Review
Features:
• Reviewed by 2.359 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 64GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Android Smartphone w/ 12MP Camera
• Super Speed Dual Pixel Camera; Music Play Time: AOD off: Up to 90 hours, AOD on: Up to 51 hours
• Infinity Display: edge to edge immersive screen, enhancing your entertainment experience
• IP68 rating: withstands splashes, spills, and rain so it can take a dip, worry free
• Battery: AOD off: Up to 326 hours (13.6 days), AOD on: Up to 82 hours (3.5 days)
• Also available in assorted color & capacity
• Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.5 x 3.8 inches; 5.6 ounces
           

2. Honor 7X (under $225)
Honor 7X allows you to enjoy a smooth running in playing games and operating multitasks. The one-key split screen function offers an even faster multi-management experience.

The dual 16MP + 2MP rear camera captures life’s magical moments in the highest definition, empowering your inner photographer.

Pros:
• Comfortable to hold.
• Great ultra-wide display.
• Adorable design with solid build quality.
• Front Camera: The bokeh effect with front camera is good.
• The fingerprint sensor is easy to reach, quick, and accurate.

Cons:
• No fast charging.
• Occasional stutter.
• No Gyroscope sensor.
• No NFC or 5GHz Wi-Fi Support.
• Rear Camera: In low lighting condition, the pictures come out to be noisy.

Honor 7X Video Review
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.493 verified buyers – 4.2 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• GSM Unlocked Android 8.0 Smartphone
• 5.93” FullView Display, 16MP + 2MP Dual-Lens Camera, Dual SIM, Expandable Storage
• Equipped with almost 6 inches of screen real estate, the Honor 7x’s edge-to-edge display with a super sharp 2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution provides you with an immersive visual experience.
• The dual-lens 16MP + 2MP rear Camera captures incredible high-quality photos. And with portrait mode, you can capture professional-looking shots of people with a beautifully blurred out background.GSM / 4G LTE Compatible.
• 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage + Micro SD compatible up to 256GB (not included) + Dual Nano SIM card capability, 2.36GHz Octa-Core processor, 3.5mm microphone Jack. Supports GSM Networks.
• 3340 mAh battery for up to 1.5 days of screen-time on a single charge and Ultra power saving mode to extend your charge even longer, keeping you connected when you need it most.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 6.2 x 3 x 0.3 inches; 5.6 ounces
           

3. Samsung Galaxy S8 (under $388)
Enjoy seamless navigation on the Galaxy S8 with a sleek and clean interface that aligns beautifully with the smooth Infinity Display.

Text while you watch a movie, or make a list while you browse. You're able to multitask efficiently due to the bigger screen, and you can choose what your focus is by easily resizing the windows.

Pros:
• Headphone jack.
• Expandable storage.
• Meticulous fit and finish.
• The 5.8-inches display blends smoothly over the edges.

Cons:
• Slight chin and forehead.
• Annoying preinstalled apps.
• Awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Video Review
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.470 verified buyers – 3.9 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 64GB Factory Unlocked Android 7.0 Smartphone
• Infinity Display: a bezel less, full frontal, edge to edge screen. Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings
• Camera resolution Front: 8 MP AF, Rear: 12 MP OIS AF
• Memory: Internal Memory 64 GB, RAM 4GB
• Battery, talk time is up to 30 hrs; video play time is up to 17 hrs
• Dust and Water resistant Water resistant and dustproof based on IP68 Rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.9 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches; 5.4 ounces
           

4. BLU Vivo XL4 (under $100)
BLU Vivo XL4 pushes the boundaries of design with premium metal materials and state of art painting technology for an awesome look. Beautiful finishes are achieved using an advance process that allows for deep, rich color.

Snap photos with confidence on the VIVO XL4's AI powered dual 13 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel camera setup with PDAF laser focus. The second camera is used to take depth of field and object focus to create beautiful pictures in portrait mode.

Pros:
• A minimal amount of bloatware.
• Large display, perfect for watching videos or playing games.
• Relatively high-grade CPU, so you will rarely experience stuttering under normal use.

Cons:
• The back eats fingerprints.
• Very low-grade rear camera.

BLU Vivo XL4 Video Review
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.156 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 6.2" HD Display Smartphone 32Gb+3Gb RAM
• 6.2” HD+ 19: 9 All Screen Design with Curved Glass Display
• Dual A.I Camera’s: 13MP + 2MP with flash, and Front Camera: 13MP with flash; Your device will be fully charged in less than 2.5 hours
• 32GB Internal Memory 3GB RAM Micro SD up to 128GB; 2.0GHz Octa core Mediatek Helio P22 + AI Processor
• Large 4,000mAh battery with 5/2A Quick Charge; Encrypted Fingerprint Sensor
• 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28/66) 3G: (850/900/1700/1900/2100): US compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, metro PCS, and others
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 3 inches; 8 ounces
           

5. ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 (under $100)
ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 has more speed than a standard 4G handset because it has LTE speed for video and music streaming/downloads.

Your special moments will look even more beautiful with 13MP main camera and 8MP wide angle front selfie camera.

Pros:
• Reliable performance.
• Fully operable in any orientation.
• Speakers rivaling HTC’s BoomSound.
• Solid battery & camera performance.
• Attractive, slim, and symmetrical body.

Cons:
• Awkward button placement.
• Occasional performance stutter.
• No wireless or adaptive charging.
• Software needs a bit more polish.
• Average battery life & call quality.

ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 Video Review
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.001 verified buyers – 3.6 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Global Unlocked 4G LTE Android Smartphone, 5.5 HD IPS Display, 16GB
• Integrated with LTE data speeds - up to 2X faster than standard 4G
• JBL audio with dual front-facing stereo speakers
• Technicolor Color Enhance technology, giving the IDOL 3 a vivid cinematic color experience. Get a clear view of your pictures and videos from any angle, even in direct sunlight.
• 13MP main camera and wide-angle 8MP front camera with a full-featured camera application, including time-lapse, HDR, panoramic and manual mode
• Powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
• Compatible with Micro SIM Cards
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 0.3 x 2.5 x 6 inches; 5 ounces
           



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