The best cheap dual SIM smartphones (under $150) that you can buy right now14
We've selected 10 of the best dual SIM smartphones that are cheap when bought unlocked, costing no more than $150. Obviously, that kind of money won't really get you advanced features, but some of the handsets seen below are more than decent from this point of view. In alphabetical order:
Announced and released earlier this year, the BLU Studio G can be bought for $99. The handset sports a 5-inch IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels, and runs Android KitKat (though it will be soon updated to Lollipop). It also features a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of expandable storage space, a 5 MP rear camera, and a 2000 mAh battery. The Studio G is available in various colors, including black, blue, pink, gold, and white. It has HSDPA, and can be used on AT&T, T-Mobile, or any other GSM carrier in the US.
Also released this year, the BLU Studio Energy is more expensive than the Studio G, costing $149. That's because, in addition to offering features like a 5-inch 720p display, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP rear camera, this handset comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. The Studio Energy currently runs Android KitKat, but it, too, will be updated to Lollipop.
The third (and last) BLU smartphone on our list is not running Android, but Windows Phone 8.1. Called BLU Win JR LTE, the handset obviously offers LTE connectivity, while costing $99. The device also comes with a 4.5-inch, 480 x 854 pixels display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5 MP rear camera, 4 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2000 mAh battery. The BLU Win JR LTE will be updated to Windows 10 once Microsoft launches this version of the OS.
Huawei's Honor 3C is more than 1 year old, but still offers great value for money, costing $125. The smartphone features HSDPA, a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2300 mAh battery. An 8 MP rear camera sits on the back of the Honor 3C, while its front-facing camera is a 5 MP one. Android 4.2 is on board.
The S930 is yet another handset that's over 1 year old, but it's still worth buying, especially if you like the fact that it sports a giant 6-inch 720p display (thus being one of Lenovo's largest smartphones to date). The S930 runs Android 4.2, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor, and has 1 GB of RAM. Other features include an 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. You can purchase the Lenovo S930 for just $119.
And here we have a Microsoft smartphone: the Lumia 435. Available starting at $96, the Microsoft Lumia 435 offers a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, and runs Windows Phone 8.1 (with an update to Windows 10 coming later this year). The handset is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, it has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. A 2 MP rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 1560 mAh battery complete the specs sheet.
If the Lumia 435 is too small for you, check out the Microsoft Lumia 535. This one costs $119, sports a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor. Other features include 5 MP rear and front-facing cameras, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space, microSD card support, and a 1905 mAh battery. Windows Phone 8.1 is currently on board, but a Windows 10 update will be available soon.
The Moto E (2014 model) is another handset that relies on a Snapdragon 200 processor (dual core), but obviously runs Android (4.4 KitKat). Launched by Motorola about a year ago, the first generation Moto E has a splash-resistant body, and sports a 4.3-inch display with 540 x 690 pixels. It also offers a 5 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1980 mAh battery. Right now, the Moto E costs $110.
Xiaomi is well known for offering affordable smartphones that pack decent features, so it's no surprise that we're including one of its devices on our list. The Redmi 2 runs Android KitKat, sports a 4.7-inch 720p display, and uses a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. It's also got an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2200 mAh battery. While the Redmi 2 isn't available to buy from Amazon, you can order it from Oppomart (which can ship products internationally). The handset costs $139.
The Yezz Billy 4.7 is yet another Windows Phone 8.1 handset that will eventually be updated to Windows 10. Its features are not bad at all, including a 4.7-inch 720p display, an 8 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and 1 GB of RAM. The handset is 7.2mm-thin, and comes with three removable battery covers (in blue, red, and white). You can get it for $149.
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