Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Update: There’s a new No. 1 best cheap phone and, no surprise, it’s from Motorola. Were reviewing more budget phones than ever, so stay tuned for additional comparisons and ranking changes. The best cheap phone in the US is a complicated find. Even in 2016, carriers still love to lock you into contracts for budget phone prices, only to have you pay the full amount back in high monthly fees.