Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ ( 32GB, gold platinum)
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ if you love the idea of a wraparound screen; otherwise, you'll be able to find less expensive phones that do nearly as much.
Motorola Moto G Late 2015
With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime ( grey)
One of Verizon and MetroPCS' least-expensive phones, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes a decent entry-level choice, but it still isn't as good as the competition.
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro ( gold)
The Mi Note Pro has what it takes to compete with current top phones, but few outside China will get to actually experience its power.
LG Lancet ( blue)
Though the LG Lancet is reliable and inexpensive, the Microsoft Lumia 735 gives you more for your money.
LG G Stylo ( titanium)
Though the LG G Stylo's stylus is more of an afterthought, it's still a highly affordable big-screen handset.
LG Volt 2
The LG Volt 2 is a solid performer, but there are better options to sift through at this price.
Affordable LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery may be hampered by meager call quality, but the low price tag just might sway the right folks.
Huawei P8 Lite ( black)
The Huawei P8 Lite's affordable unlocked price is compelling, but the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a much better deal.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
The low price of the Redmi 2 makes it an appealing option, but you'll be better off paying a bit more for Xiaomi's more premium offerings if you can afford to do so.
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