Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE ( matte white)
It's no flagship, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE offers a solid big-screen experience at a budget price point that's hard to beat.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus ( black)
With its good screen, strong processor and solid camera, the Honor 6 Plus is well-equipped for most all the social-networking fun you could want and doesn't ask for much cash in return. It's a shame about its clunky, outdated software, though, which does somewhat take the shine off.
Asus ZenFone 2 ( 5.5in, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
The Asus ZenFone 2 is too expensive for its above-average ability, but if the price agrees with you, the smooth performance and splendid low-light camera won't disappoint.
Kyocera DuraXV ( without Camera)
Durable and water resistant, the Kyocera DuraXV is one of the most capable feature phones available.
Despite its strong battery life, Huawei's entry-level Android-powered SnapTo fails to live up to rival phones that cost the same or less.
Xiaomi Mi 4i
The Xiaomi Mi 4i packs in a surprising level of polish and solid performance for a low-cost global handset.
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LG G4 ( metallic)
Though it feels too similar to last year's G3, the LG G4 is an excellent big-screen smartphone that will appeal to budding photographers, and has old-school features missing from rival flagships.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Feature-rich cameras and an attractive build help push Cricket's prepaid Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime past other budget rivals that also cost under $200.
The LG Logos won't impress passers-by, but the general performance doesn't disappoint, and the price is just right if your needs are simple. Just make sure US Cellular's coverage works for you.
Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Single Sim
The great screen and camera make the Lumia 640 a brilliant phone for anyone on a budget who wants an alternative to Android -- so long as you aren't too bothered about apps.