Smartphone Buyer's List

Source: Time.com

Updated on 8/15/2016

When you ask yourself, "What's the best phone I should buy?" this page is your answer for any budget.

This is where we bring you the best choice of GSM/LTE phones for various price ranges updated every month.  All our prices are in USD for new unlocked devices off contract from highly rated sellers.  Unfortunately I do not factor in sales tax or shipping as those can vary greatly.  But most eBay sellers offer free shipping.  Also, we don't receive any commissions from any sellers or links below so you can be sure it's the best prices we've found.

Android
Price RangeDevicePrice and SourceConditionNotes
$0-100Moto E 2nd edition$70 on eBayNew+ Sub-$100 unlocked phone
$100-150Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7$149 on AmazonNew+ Front facing speakers
$151-200Huiwei Honor 5X
$189 on Amazon
$200 on BestBuy
New+ Metal body.  Fast fingerprint scanner.
$201-250Moto G4 Plus$250 on B&H
New+$50 more for 64GB version
Includes $50 B&H gift card
$251-300Nexus 5X
$250 on eBay
New+ One of the best cameras on a smartphone.  Will get the latest software updates from Google.
- no microSD support
LG G4 $289 on eBayNew+ Great camera and comfortable leather back
Moto X Pure edition$350 on MotorolaNew+ Customize your phone directly with Motorola.  Near Nexus-like user experience.
-16GB version, 32GB version is $50 more
$301-350Nexus 5X$349 on Google StoreNew+ Sold by Google who has great customer service.  One of the best cameras on a smartphone
- no microSD support
$351-400Blackberry Priv$400 on eBayNew+ Slide out QWERTY keyboard
OnePlus 3$399 at OnePlusNew+ Near stock experience. 6GB RAM
- 1080p display. No microSD. Slow software updates
$401-450Galaxy S6$410 on AmazonNew+ One of the best devices of 2015
- no microSD support
LG G5$423 on eBay New+ Removable battery.  Wide angle camera
$451-500Nexus 6P$416 on Amazon
$499 on Google Store
New+ Sold by Google who has great customer service. One of the best cameras on a smartphone.  Will get the latest software updates from Google.
- no microSD support
Galaxy S6 edge$464 on eBay
$490 from Amazon
New+ One of the best devices from 2015
- no microSD support
$501-600Galaxy Note 5$509 on AmazonNew+ One of the best devices from 2015.  Includes stylus.
- no microSD support.  Note 6 available
Galaxy S7$557 on eBay (duos)
$555-609 on Amazon (silver, black, white, gold)
New+ One of the best devices of 2016
HTC 10$597 on eBayNew+ One of the best devices of 2016.  Stabilized front facing camera
$601-Galaxy S7 edge$620 on eBay
$627 on Amazon
New+ One of the best devices of 2016
IP68 water/dust resistance
Curved display

iOS
Price RangeDevicePrice and SourceConditionNotes
$151-200iPhone 5C$165 on eBayNew- 8GB Storage
$201-250iPhone 5$195 on eBayNew- Reaching end of product life
$251-300iPhone 5S$260 on eBayNew
$301-350


$351-400iPhone SE$400 at AppleNew+ Direct from Apple who has great customer service, better performance than the iPhone 6
$401-500iPhone 6$460 on eBayNew+ 4.7 inch display
$501-600iPhone 6$549 at AppleNew+ Direct from Apple who has great customer service
iPhone 6 Plus$550 on eBayNew+ 5.5 inch display
$601-700iPhone 6S$649 at AppleNew+ Direct from Apple who has great customer service
$701-iPhone 6S Plus$749 at AppleNew+ Direct from Apple who has great customer service

Prices listed are the lowest storage/configuration option available unless specified otherwise.  All eBay prices are "Buy It Now" listings with multiple units for sale as of the last update so if you're willing to go the auction route you'll likely get an even better price.

Since I don't run any of these sales listings, please contact the seller if you have any issues with the listing or sale.
Smartphone Buyer's List Smartphone Buyer's List Reviewed by Eric on 8/15/2016 Rating: 5

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