What do you need a phone for anyway? You might want to check for updates in your newsfeed or record an incredible concert video or catch up on new shows in your downtime. You might even want to make a phone call.
What you don’t need is a phone that drives up the balance on your credit card. The Galaxy S7 is $800, and the iPhone 7 is close to $1000. Don’t let the flashy ads fool you – make the smarter choice and invest hundreds into yourself instead.
Here are five smartphones under a hundred bucks that can do everything you need them to…and not a whole lot more.
1. LG Tribute 5
Looking for a brand you can trust? Get an LG, just don’t buy the most expensive one.
This is without a doubt the lowest price you can find for a brand-new quad-core 1.1Ghz Snapdragon processor housed inside a slick shell. LG’s signature design is still apparent, throwing the power button and volume rocker on the back of the device, where your finger naturally rests.
Both rear and front facing cameras have 5 megapixel shooters, so if selfies are your thing, the Tribute 5 is where it’s at. This LTE capable device is on sale for just $55 – grab one now before they’re gone.