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Best Phone Deals: These Androids Are Way More Affordable Than the iPhone 7

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If you don't want to upgrade to the new iPhone 7, we've rounded up five affordable alternatives in the week's best phone deals. Score a refurb LG G3, a super economical handset perfect for kids and teens, and more.

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LG LG39CLG Optimus Dynamic II Tracfone Android Phone
Store: Walmart
Price: $9.99
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $5.97 s&h
Lowest By: $20

Great for kids or teens who are prone to cracking their phones, this LG Optimus Dynamic II Android smartphone for Tracfone is an affordable option for when you want to stay in touch. Although it's on the smaller side, it's still a decent pick for handling basic smartphone activities every day. It features a 1GHz processor, 3.8" touchscreen LCD, 4GB storage, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3G, WiFi, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).


LG D725Refurb Unlocked LG G3 S 8GB 4G Android Phone
Store: Yugster
Price: $68.97 via code "FreeYugBuck"
Shipping: $5 s&h
Lowest By: $6

Praised for its vibrant screen and unique design, the LG G3 S Vigor 8GB 4G LTE Android smartphone is an affordable pick for those who don't require the newest tech. This refurbished, unlocked model in Silk White earned a rating of 6.3 from CNET, and has an IR blaster, a microSD card slot, and laser auto focus.

This GSM phone features a 5" 1,280x720 IPS touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2Hz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, and Google Android 4.4.2 OS (KitKat). A 90-day Yugster warranty applies.


Moto G4Refurb Unlocked Moto G4 Android Smartphone
Store: Best Buy
Price: $139.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $60

Earning serious accolades for its bold screen and its lack of bloatware compared to other models, the Motorola Moto G4 16GB Android is also known for being water-resistant as well as economical. This refurbished, unlocked model in Black features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 5.5" 1920x1080 touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).

A 90-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.


Galaxy GrandSamsung Galaxy Grand Prepaid T-Mobile Phone
Store: Walmart
Price: $112.49
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $38

Great for those who love photos but want a budget phone, this Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G LTE prepaid smartphone was praised for producing decent pictures when it was released. It earns a solid 7.0 rating from CNET, and is still a strong pick today. Features include a 5" 540x960 touchscreen LCD, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel forward-facing camera, WiFi, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Android 5 (Lollipop) OS.


Blu S0110UUUnlocked Blu Studio One 4G 16GB Android Phone
Store: Micro Center
Price: $99.99
Shipping: In-store pickup
Lowest By: $30

Blu smartphones are known for being affordable and having impressive specs that won't make you feel like your phone is stuck in the Dark Ages. This unlocked Blu Studio One 4G LTE 16GB Android smartphone in Gray is certainly no exception. With its brilliant curved touchscreen with edge-to-edge display, and 13-megapixel camera, it can hold its own with some of the newest devices released this year.

This GSM phone features a 5" 1280x720 (720p) IPS touchscreen LCD, Mediatek MT6735 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 5.1 OS (Lollipop).

Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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4 comments
prdg79
Seriously, not one of these phones can compare to an iPhone 7. If the list had OnePlus 3 and few others that are in the $400 range, we could have a fruitful discussion. This feels like click bait.
jmackinac
@Julie Ramhold - if you want to be taken seriously and not seem as though you are a schill for someone else's interests, DON'T PUSH REFURBS. Let me ask you, Julie...have you ever had phone insurance and the day came where you finally got to cash in on that insurance, contact your carrier, they send you a replacement phone and you send your bad phone back to them? I have, no less than 7 times and you know how long the replacement phone lasted before starting to act weird? Oh...I'd say about 3-5 months. Ya wanna know why? Because they sent a REFURB! Beyond that, I see you are pushing prepaids and junk like the BLU STUDIO. The only plausible suggestion you have is the Moto G, which Amazon recently did a clearance on for $150. Let me repeat, try a refurb before pushing them...you'll never suggest one again.
bius
The fact that you would include a refurbished phone in this list from a junk site like Yugster makes me question how helpful you are really being to your readers. How that is a plausible alternative to an iPhone 7 or new Android phone? Yugster must have awesome commissions. Let the buyer beware; you get what you pay for. Yugster sure is getting its' money's worth.
jefftay
The Moto G4 is actually famous for NOT being as water resistant as the previous generation.