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Best ultra affordable android phone - options for under $100?

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Oct 15, 2016
32 posts

Best ultra affordable android phone - options for under $100?

Speakout sells this for $100, discounted to $75 if you buy at least $50 top up.

Is this the best ultra affordable android? I am looking at buying this to replace my aging second phone. For my second phone, I never use camera, and almost never use data. Pretty much always on wifi.

Rather not go to the used market. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you

• 5.0” 480 x 854px screen resolution
• 1.4GHz Quad core processor
• 5.0MP rear camera w/flash
• 2.0MP front camera
• Face ID unlock
• Bluetooth Ver 4.2
• Android 11

7 replies
Oct 15, 2016
32 posts
$19 Face With Tears Of Joy but the clamshell is a bit too much. And I see this is not an android phone.
Deal Addict
Apr 25, 2019
1053 posts
YXE, Sask.
user3127 wrote: $19 Face With Tears Of Joy but the clamshell is a bit too much. And I see this is not an android phone.
How about the Ulefone Note 6 it's $98 on Amazon.ca and it runs on Android 11. Cameras not great, but it's a decent option under $100.
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Another good option is the ZTE Blade A7P on any of the Big Three. It's a bit more, (Around $150) but it's a good option and it has a fingerprint scanner.
Koodo BF 2022 $30 20 GB ($25 for first 5 months!)
Samsung Galaxy A53 owner.
Sr. Member
Aug 13, 2015
690 posts
Vancouver, BC
eklips wrote: This one is a bit more than the Maxwest but has much better specs.


The cheapest would be Public Mobile but they don't have stock at the moment

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/phone ... e-cymbal-2

I am looking for a phone for my mother in law (who lives abroad), basic Android phone that will be used for calls and texts (cellular) and WhatsApp, Skype, and Messenger (texts and calls - wi-fi).
I think my priorities are:
1. Reliability (something that will last for 2 years) so I want 2 GB of Ram at least + 32 GB of internal storage (the Alcatel above only has 1 GB of RAM)
2. Priced around $120
3. Unlocked (to be used overseas)

I have been looking at several online stores, and also on Facebook Marketplace (mainly looking for used reliable brands, rather than unknown brands):
A. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Gold $134 + taxes
B. Samsung Galaxy A03s 32GB (Open Box, Best Buy) $130 + taxes
C. LG G820 G8 US$83 incl shipping to Canada - Seller Notes: “Screen has a spot. Everything else works.”
Few choices of Samsung S7 on Best Buy Marketplace and Facebook Marketplace for $120.

Any thoughts? TIA
Jr. Member
May 27, 2016
188 posts
If it's going to be used overseas then you need to make sure it has bands that are compatible with the region; NA bands are different than European and Asian bands

Personally I would probably choose a newer Android phone than an older one.

Public Mobile has a Moto G for a bit more than $120 but they do have a $30 bill credit if you happen to have one of their plans. You'd have to check compatibility for overseas though.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/phone ... ola-g-pure

The BB open box is no longer available online and I didn't see any in the GVA. I would stay away from BB Marketplace.

I would stay away from Sprint unlocked phones as lots of people have problems getting them to work.

Generally lots of stuff on Amazon.



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