It was previously a wasteland of near-unusable devices, but now you can get a shockingly good and reliable phone these days for under a Benjamin. Best unlocked phone
The Nokia 2 is a great unlocked phone for under $100, offering a completely barebones version of Android 8.1 Oreo, great build quality with an aluminum unibody enclosure, and a quad-core processor. Not everybody needs to spend upwards of a thousand dollars on their phone just to get by, especially those on prepaid carriers looking to cut down on spending wherever possible. $89 at Amazon
Moto E5 Play
The Moto E… The only thing it’s missing — and this is a big one — is a fingerprint sensor, meaning you’ll have to revert back to using a PIN for security. Best of all, it’s unlocked to work on any GSM carrier — but CDMA shoppers will want to look elsewhere. Luckily, phones at all price ranges have gotten great lately, and that holds especially true in the budget category.