If you need a smartphone on a budget, going second hand is often going to save you money. There are many reasons you may want to get a cheap unlocked smartphone, maybe its a backup or a quick replacement in a pinch. The question becomes, where do you go to get a cheap unlocked smartphone phone, and what can you get in your price range?
Ebay is Still a Great Place to Find Deals
Ebay isn’t just for internet old timers, it is still a great place to find deals on just about anything can imagine. You may be able to get a relatively new used smartphone for well under $100 is you can Ebay snipe perfectly.
Be Careful With Craigslist
While Craigslist can be a great way to get used items for cheap make sure you are practicing caution when meeting up with a stranger from the site. Arrange to meet in a public place like a restaurant during the day. If possible try to have someone with you and let people know where you are. Before you pay for the phone make sure that it is able to turn on and that all the features are working. It may also be a good idea to check that all the data has been wiped. If the serial number is visible in the pictures on the ad, you may want to do a search to make sure the phone hasn’t been stolen.
Second Hand Cheap Smartphones Under $100
The iPhone 4 is still a great phone after all these years and there are plenty of people who still have one they are not using just floating around. The 8GB model is likely to be easy to come by for under $100 and will take amazing pictures, video and hold a decent amount of music.
Samsung Galaxy S II
The Samsung Galaxy Phones have a long shelf life. The Galaxy S II is stil a great phone to this day. You won’t win any photography awards with it, but the camera is still very good, shoots HD video and will hold 16GB of space.
This HTC phone is still a rockstar when it comes to audio. With BoomSound and to front speakers this phone is the ultimate music machine for under $100.