Best Smartphones Under $150 to buy in 2018

Gone are the days, the era and times when you had to break the bank or create a hole in your pockets because you needed a decent smartphone: a device can pretty much get the basic functions of a smartphone done, while still not lagging behind on latest industry features, specifications, and trends. Really, $150 is a decent amount to spend on a smartphone, particularly on the devices in this list we compiled – not too high, not too low. Below are the Best smartphone under $150 to buy in 2018.

So, should you have a budget between $100 and $150, and you desire to buy a new smartphone with the industry’s latest trends and features, you should see the 10 best smartphone under $150 below.

Addendum: Don’t have up to 100 bucks to spend on a smartphone? You should see the Best 10 smartphones under $100 to buy in February 2018.

Best Smartphone under $150

1. Keecoo P11 Pro

Best Smartphone under $150

The P11 Pro is a new released from Chinese OEM, Keecoo, and it is an upgrade to the Keecoo P11 which was announced in 2017. Major improvements on the Keecoo P11 Pro include trimmed down bezels for a wider and better viewing experience, dual camera on the rear, big battery, and in addition to the fingerprint sensor, the device comes preloaded with the Face ID recognition security technology. All below $150. The Keecoo P11 is available on GearBest for $115 only.

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Keecoo P11 Pro Specifications

  • Dimension: 15.69 cm x 7.58 cm x 0.84 cm
  • Weight: 190 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 16GB, expandable to 64GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 0.3-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,100mAh
  • SIM: Dual SIM support (Nano + Nano standby)
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Face ID recognition
  • Colours: White, Black, and Pink
  • Price: Rs. 7,500 ($115.99)

2. Coolpad Cool 1 Dual

Best Smartphone under $150

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The attractive and stunning matte all-metal body of the Coolpad Cool 1 Dual doesn’t easily give it off as a device under the $150 price bracket. The dual 13MP + 13MP cameras on the rear, huge and reliable 4,000mAh battery backup, stunning Full HD display, and 4GB RAM of the device are some attractive specifications of the under $150 smartphone. The Cool 1 Dual also comes with a special IR blaster which allows the device be used as a remote control for other electronics like TVs, laptops etc.

The CoolPad Cool 1 Dual currently sells for $130 on GearBest.

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Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Specifications

  • Dimension: 15.25 cm x 7.92 cm x 0.77 cm
  • Weight: 175 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.5 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 510
  • Operating System: Android Marshmallow v6.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB, expandable by 32GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 13-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Compass
  • Colours: Gold and Silver
  • Price: $130

3. Cubot X18 Plus

Best Smartphone under $150

This is a newly released bezel-less smartphone from Cubot an upgrade to the Cubot X18. The X18 Plus comes with a FHD+ display with super slim bezels and dual camera set-up on the rear. The Cubot flagship will also perform brilliantly when handling multiple applications as it features 4GB of RAM, a MediaTek MT6750 SoC with 8 cores, and interestingly, the latest Android Oreo v8.0 operating system out of the box.

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The Cubot X18 Plus launched at a price of $129.99 on GearBest. However, there’s a way to get the device at $79.99 only on or before March 12, 2018. See here to find out.

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Cubot X18 Plus Specifications

  • Dimension: 158.5 mm x 73.6 mm x 8.55 mm
  • Weight: 179 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.99 inches 1080 x 2160 IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T860
  • Operating System: Android Oreo v8.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB, expandable to 256GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 16-megapixels + 0.3-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, Blue, and Gold
  • Price: $129.99

4. Leagoo T5C

Leagoo T5C

The Leagoo T5C is a toned down version of the Leagoo T5 and it is the first smartphone to feature Intel’s new chip, the Spreadtrum 9853i chipset with a fast clock speed of 1.8GHz. In addition, the Leagoo T5C carries two optical sensors on the rear for top-notch photography experience, 3GB RAM for fluid multitasking, and a 3,000mAh for long usage periods.

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The device has got a port arrangement on the bottom similar to that of the iPhone 6 and is available for purchase for about $130 to $150; depending on site/place of purchase.

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Leagoo T5C Specifications

  • Dimension: 15.30 cm x 7.60 cm x 0.85 cm
  • Weight: 168 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.5 inches 1080 x 1920 IPS FHD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-core Spreadtrum SC9853i Intel Airmont Processor
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB, expandable to 128GB (using SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 2-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels with single LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (front mounted), Geomagnetic sensor
  • Colours: Black and Champagne Gold
  • Price: Rs. 8,600 ($133)

5. Vernee M6

Best Smartphone under $150

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Announced in January 2108, the Vernee M6 is the latest addition to Vernee’s “M-series” and the slimmest device from Vernee till date. The Vernee M6 comes in an 18:9 aspect ratio and its 6.9mm thickness level makes it slimmer than the iPhones and other premium Android smartphones.

The storage features (4GB RAM & 64GB ROM), selfie camera, battery, and display are the highlight specs of the Vernee M6. And for $149.99, you can purchase a unit of the device on GearBest.

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Vernee M6 Specifications

  • Dimension: 73.2 mm x 154 mm x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 150 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T860
  • Operating System: VOS, based on Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB, expandable to 128GB
  • Rear camera: 13-megapixels with single LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,300mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass
  • Colours: Black and Blue
  • Price: $149.99 (Rs. 9700)

6. M-Horse Pure 1

Best Smartphone under $150

The M-Horse Pure 1 is another bezel-less full view dual rear camera smartphone under $150 that’s worth buying in 2017. Though released in 2017, the specs of the device are still very much in line with present trends and demands. Plus it is also a value for money, considering the specifications of the device (shown below). 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, MediaTek MT6737 SoC and 4,380mAh battery for less than $150 is a fair bargain.

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M-Horse Pure 1 Specifications

  • Dimension: 74.0 mm x 159.0 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 170 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB, expandable to 64GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 8-megapixels + 2-megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,380mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Compass
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Grey, Blue
  • Price: $127

7. Ulefone Armor X

Best Smartphone under $150

Perhaps you are a lover of rugged phones. Or a rugged phone is best suited for the work you do, you might wanna check out the Ulefone Armor X. The device is an improved rugged phone from Ulefone and comes at a price that doesn’t leave a hole in your wallet.

The Armor X is an upgrade to the Ulefone Armor 2S and it comes in a special rose gold colour and brings on board: bigger display, bigger battery, and triple camera set-up. The device is valued at $149.99 on GearBest.

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Ulefone Armor X Specifications

  • Dimension: 15.90 cm x 7.83 cm x 1.45 cm
  • Weight: 270 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.45 inches 1440 x 720 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 16GB, expandable to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 5-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 5,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Compass
  • Colours: Rose Gold
  • Price: $149.99

8. Oukitel K5

Best Smartphone under $150

Released in November 2017, the metal and glass body mix of the Oukitel K5, as well as the curved edges, bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio, triple camera set-up, and big battery are enough reasons why you should make the device your next smartphone if you are on a budget below $150.

Valued at $112, the Oukitel K5 is available in Black, Blue, and Gold colours.

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Oukitel K5 Specifications

  • Dimension: 6.04 x 2.8 x 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 207 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 16GB, expandable to 64GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 2-megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Geomagnetic sensor
  • Colours: Gold, Black and Blue
  • Price: $111.12

9. iLA X

Best Smartphone under $150

The iLA X is a mid-range smartphone and is one of the earliest clones of the iPhone X. The manufacturers of this device did well enough in replicating the iPhone X as regard build and design. To top it all off, iLA included even stunning features on the device to make it stand out a bit. For example, the iLA X comes with quad cameras: 13MP + 13MP on the rear, 5MP + 5MP on the front.

For $116, if the iLA X had the Facial recognition technology (Face ID), it would have been the best iPhone X alternative out there in the smartphone market. Still, for that price, it still is a great iPhone X alternative and a good device to buy under $150.

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ILA X Specifications

  • Dimension: 153.7 mm x 71.2 mm x 7.95 mm
  • Weight: 149 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.5 inches 1280 x 640 IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB, expandable to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 13-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 2,500mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light
  • Colours: White, Black, and Pink
  • Price: Rs. 7440 ($116)

10. Infinix Note 4

Best Smartphone under $150

The Note 4 is the latest addition to the Note series of Chinese OEM, Infinix Mobility. The device is priced at $138.99 and boasts of a large Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, stunning rear camera, colossal 4,300mAh battery and an incredibly quick charge technology (the X-charge) that gives 250 minutes of talk time from 5 minutes of charge only.

The Infinix Note 4 has impressive aesthetic properties: great design, build, curved edges, glossy plastic covering, Corning Gorilla Glass up on the front protecting the display etc. The device costs less than $150 ($138.99 on GearBest) but with this coupon “INFINIX2N4”, you can buy the Note 4 at a discounted price of $126.99

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Infinix Note 4 Specifications

  • Dimension: 159 mm x 78.8 mm x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 198 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.7 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS FHD touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T720
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB, expandable to 128GB
  • Rear camera: 13-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels with LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,300mAh with X-Charge
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Hall Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Champagne Gold
  • Price: $139

There you have it; 10 good smartphones that just cost as much as $150 (and less) with decent modern-day features required by the average smartphone user. Be you a heavy smartphone user, or you barely touch your smartphone in a day, the above devices would suit your needs and wants in a smartphone.

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