Here at BGR, most of our smartphone coverage focuses on brand new smartphones that are cutting-edge and high-end. After all, a huge portion of our readership consists of savvy tech fans who always need to have the latest and greatest gear. But not all of our readers are quite so enthusiastic, and some would rather save money and buy a more affordable smartphone — after all, $650, $750 or even $800+ is a whole lot of cash to spend on a phone.
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone and want to get some serious bang for your buck, here are two options that you can pick up at shockingly low prices.
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First up, we have what may very well be the best option there is for users who really want to save some money and don’t care at all about being on the cutting edge. For a limited time only, you can get last year’s Moto G for just $19.99 with no contract from Best Buy.
Yes, you read that correctly: A solid off-contract Android phone for just $20!
UPDATE: The limited-time sale is over and the price is back at $39.99 (which is still a great price for a solid off-contract Android phone).
This Motorola model is intended for use with a Verizon prepaid account, and it features Android 4.4 Kitkat, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.5-inch HD display, a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage and microSD card support.
If last year’s G is a bit too underpowered for you, how about a brand new unlocked flagship phone with a huge display and great specs for just $249.99 off contract?
Alcatel’s new OneTouch Idol 3 is available for purchase beginning today, May 21st, and it really is one of the biggest surprises of 2015 so far. While the Alcatel brand isn’t as widely known as Apple or Samsung, the company’s phones have become very impressive lately, and the Idol 3 is Alcatel’s best phone yet.
Idol 3 specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, microSDXC support, a 13-megapixel camera and a 2,910 mAh battery… all for less than $250 unlocked with no contract.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is just $249.99 off contract from Amazon.