In 2023 a smartphone is something you almost can’t live without. Going to a restaurant, you often find menus are now QR codes for your phone, for example. Often companies now want around $1,000 for a new smartphone leaving many struggling to just buy the phone.
The good news is there is a lot of great budget Android phones out there for you and your kids. So I am going to break down four budget smartphones that I find are a great deal but still offer you the power and features you need.
Google Pixel 6a – 5G
Let us start off with Google’s own 5G budget phone, the Pixe 6a. This is a compelling phone the advertises a 24-hour battery and a 12-megapixel camera. Works with Google Fi, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and other major carriers.
Right now, the Pixel 6a is $338, down from the list price of $449. You can find the Pixel 6a on Amazon HERE.
TCL 20 Pro 5G
TCL in the US is best known for its smart TVs. Recently they launched their own line of Android smart phones. I was so impressed with it for the power and price I picked up one for my daughter to use.
The TCL 20 Pro 5G offers a 48-megapixel camera, 4,500mAh battery, and 5G support on Vierzon along with T-Mobile. (This phone will work on AT&T and Sprints LTE Networks.)
Typically costing $519.99, right now, the TCL 20 Pro 5G is listed for $339.88, a great price for a powerful phone. You can find the TCL 20 Pro 5G on Amazon HERE.
OnePlus Nord N200
OnePlus has been making a name for itself recently by offering very powerful phones at a great price, and the N200 is no exception. With this, you can get a 6.49″ Full HD LCD screen, 5,000mAh battery, fast charging, and all for just $230.16.
The only downside is the internal storage is just 64GB, but you can always use something like Google Photos to auto-backup photos to the cloud saving you space on your phone.
You can find the OnePlus Nord N200 for just $230.16 on Amazon HERE.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Want a Samsung phone? How about a budget one with a 5,000mAh battery, 128GB of storage, and it works with T-Mobile and AT&T? You may want to checkout the A53 5G. (Note this does not work for Vierzon.)
The best part about this is it also comes with a 25W charger for rapid charging, all for just $337.49.
You can find the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G on Amazon HERE.
As always make sure to confirm that any phone you buy supports your carrier. So fully ready the description if you want to make sure you don’t need to return it later.