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Five inexpensive smartphones that are anything but cheap

There’s a movement afoot: Smartphones that cost much less than you’d think but that can do much more than you might expect.

Whether browsing the web, using your favorite apps, sharing snaps or video chatting with friends, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars to get your hands on a quality smartphone that does exactly what you need it to.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Achieve $149

As far as budget smartphones go, this one isn’t to be overlooked, especially if you love the Samsung Galaxy line. The J Series was first introduced in 2015, and Samsung made some improvements to get to the J3 Achieve, which came out in 2018.

Find the J3 Achieve in the Ting Shop or buy one from a major retailer. Make sure it’s not locked to another provider so you can bring it to Ting.


Alcatel V3 Spectrum under $200

Alcatel V3 Spectrum has an impressive display in the sub-$200 range. Get a 6-inch, 18:9 screen with 2K resolution. It also comes with a quad-core CPU and a dual rear camera system (12MP + 2MP) and has a Face Key facial unlock function. 3V also runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

You can get the V3 Spectrum at your retailer of choice. Make sure it’s unlocked so it can come to Ting.


Moto E4 Plus $199

Moto E4 has a massive 5,000 mAh battery to get you through a couple of days if you need to. It has a fingerprint scanner and selfie flash plus a 13-megapixel rear camera. The 5.5-inch screen on the E4 Plus is entirely and untouchable at this price.

Find the Moto E4 Plus in the Ting Shop.


Moto G7 Play $199

Moto G7 Play is compact and uncompromising. Get powerful processing and a beautiful 5.7-inch display all in a neat little package. Moto has improved the G7 Play since the generation before and cites it is 100 percent faster than G6 Play. Everything about this phone is made for lag-free performance from gaming to surfing to taking photos and uploading content to the cloud. 

Find the Moto G7 Play in the Ting Shop.


Moto G7 Power 

Moto G7 Power gives you up to 3 days on a single charge. Get hours of battery in just two minutes with TurboPower™ charging. Experience games, movies and more at a whole new level on a beautiful, ultrawide 6.2″ display. Plus, the 12-megapixel camera rear camera is fast-focusing so you never miss a moment. 

Find the G7 Power in the Ting Shop.

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