Here are some of the best cheap Android smartphones to buy this holiday season


A new phone is the perfect gift for a techie who needs a powerful companion on the go. You’ll be pleased to learn the term “powerful” doesn’t have to be synonymous with a price tag of $600 or more these days.

There are a wide range of affordable options coming in as low as $99 if you’re really trying to stretch a budget, and even those phones can handle a smorgasbord of tasks and even some fun and games, too.

What’s #1?

ZTE Axon

2017 is sure to bring us another great batch of affordable smartphones with even more powerful internals and features. Can’t wait that long? The 2016 offerings are great in the here and now, and if nothing else then you can just use the massive money you saved this year to get another perfect phone nxt year. Check out the list’s makeup in this final month of 2016 with the button straight ahead!


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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