Though the LG Lancet is reliable and inexpensive, the Microsoft Lumia 735 gives you more for your money.
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.
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.
The new, boldly colored Windows phone has an 8-megapixel camera and goes on sale in May.
With this 3G, dual-SIM handset, the Lumia line once again pushes the low-cost envelope with this 4-inch phone.
This 5.7-inch beast of a midrange smartphone goes a step past the Lumia 640 in size and specs.
The Liquid M220 has a 4-inch display and a low price tag.
This model is almost like the entry-level Lumia 532, with just a few slight variations.
If you're looking for Microsoft to make a high-end Lumia splash, the 532 is nothing special. However, it does stay the course on Nokia's strategy before Microsoft stepped in.
One runs Android; the other, Windows Phone.
The Lumia 535's cheap price, big screen and colourful body earn it plenty of points, but its lack of 4G LTE, unimpressive display and sometimes sluggish interface mean this phone isn't suitable for anything more than the basics.
Although the Lumia 735 doesn't have the best camera, it's colourful, curvy and comfortable, has a good display and an affordable price -- all of which go a long way to making up for it.
A great example of a Windows-based smartphone and a killer option for what it costs, although there's still not quite enough going on with Windows Phone to pull people away from Android or iOS.
Since specs are decidedly basic, its low price is the major reason to seek out the Nokia Lumia 530.
With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you want a better selection of apps however, the Motorola Moto G is still the 4G phone to go for.
The Nokia Lumia 630 is a cheap, vibrant alternative to Android and its Windows Phone 8.1 software is easy to use. The app store is still a problem though -- if you like getting new releases when your Android and iOS-toting friends do, a budget Android phone like the Moto G is still the way to go.
The dual-SIM handset challenges Nokia's low-cost Windows phones in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Steer toward Nokia's Lumia 1320 for an affordable supersize phone you can rely on, but not before checking out Android rivals with fancier specs and comparable price tags.