Best budget unlocked Android phone? Motorola phones Christine Ottoni • February 25, 2019 if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?> endif; ?> The best budget unlocked Android phone today? It’s probably a Motorola. You can spend $200 and get a solid smartphone experience, with a beautiful camera set, a fingerprint sensor, lasting battery life and more. The best affordable smartphone is one that has every bell and whistle, but is also unlocked so you have mobile service options. Maybe you’re like Sam and Greg. They’re a young couple in the market for two budget Android phones. Greg’s phone will be for personal use. He likes to take and share pictures, send texts and emails, make phone calls and use Google Hangouts. Sam’s phone will be for personal texting and calling as well as work email and Google Hangouts. She travels often for her job and needs a phone with long-lasting battery life. Sam and Greg are saving for a wedding and a house, so they don’t want to break the bank on their new phones. Let’s see what their options are under $200, around $200 and just over $200. They want the ease of unlocked devices so they’re not tied down to any particular carrier. At Ting, we get that. That’s why we never lock you into a contract or plan. Cell phone plan for two lines Sam and Greg could keep saving beyond that initial phone expense by choosing a cell phone provider that helps them save. Ting Mobile is a pay for what you use service provider. That means when you use less on Ting, you pay less. Ting gives people the power to decide what their monthly mobile bill looks like. What’s more, on Ting, when you bring more than one phone, you save even more. Looking for a phone plan for two? On Ting, when you share usage, and use a bit more, you get a great rate on minutes, megabytes and texts. See how much you could save. Create an estimate of your monthly Ting bill. Let’s go An entry-level budget Android phone under $200 To start things off in the budget range, we recommend Moto E4 Plus ($169 in the Ting Shop or $11/mo with Affirm financing). It has a 5.5-inch HD display and has a super long lasting, 2-day battery plus rapid charging. A mid-range cheap phone: best affordable phones around $200 If you’re willing to spend in the $200-range, we recommend Moto G6 Play ($199 in the Ting Shop or $11/mo with Affirm financing). Moto G6 Play has 36 hours of battery life, a spectacular camera set and a wide, 5.7-inch Max Vision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Moto G6 Play is made for watching videos and shooting the best photography. Best budget Android phone: Just above $200 If going above $200 is in your price range, check out the Moto G6 ($219 in the Ting Shop or $12/mo with Affirm financing). Designed to impress and built to create, Moto G6 has it all: A 5.7-inch Full HD+ Max Vision display, advanced imaging software and a long-lasting battery. Sharing is caring: smarter mobile helps families save On Ting, you and your partner can share all your minutes, text messages and data on one account. Then, at the end of the month, you pay for what you use. See how Ting helped the Elliott family save $110/month on two phones. *Monthly payments are based on a 24 month period 0% APR financing from Ting, in partnership with lending partner Affirm. Calculations are based on the advertised purchase price on the date of publication at 0% APR over 24 months. Subject to credit approval. Rates from 0-30% APR for 12-, 18-, and 24-month terms based on creditworthiness. Down payment may be required. Offer is subject to change at any time. Previous purchases are ineligible for offer. For purchases under $100, limited payment options are available. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-chartered bank, Member FDIC.