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Best prepaid phones of 2016

CNET editors picked the best prepaid phones you can buy today.

  • $734.90 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
    Google Pixel

    Pure Android at its absolute best

    If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.

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  • ZTE Axon 7

    The Axon 7 is ZTE's best to date, but the OnePlus 3 is a better phone at the same price.

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    $399.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
  • $438.49 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    OnePlus 3

    At $400, the OnePlus 3 is the best budget Android phone you can buy, with a premium look and feel, and performance fast enough to go head-to-head with any high-end handset on the market.

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  • Motorola Moto G4

    With its big, bold screen, water-resistant design and rock-bottom price, the Moto G4 is a dazzling deal.

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    $149.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Camera
  • $189.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

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    Huawei Honor 5X

    Huawei's Honor 5X is a great deal for budget-phone seekers.

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  • Affordable, but not a standout
    LeEco LePro 3