2015: Top 6 sub $150 Android smartphones you can buy this month

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Smartphone specifications are up and pricing is way way down for 2015. Here are our top 6 sub $150 Android phone you can buy right now!

Before we get on with the list I just want to point out that these are international prices and where possibly I have linked to the official website for the device or where the phone can be bought at it’s low price.

Top 6 sub $150 Android smartphones

The phones are in price order starting from just $50 and topping out at $149.99.

Elephone G1

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Elephone have squeezed three phones in to the list. The Elephone G1 is a $50 phone internationally and features a body not dissimilar from the Nubia Z7 mini.

For $50 you don’t get access to LTE, but it does come with a quad-core MT6582 processor, dual SIM WDMA support, 5 mega-pixel camera and 4.5-inch display. There is space for an SD card slot too. Colour options include black, white, blue or pink.

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Ulefone BeX

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Ulefone really do continue to impress us with their range of phones and the Ulefone BeX is no different. Costing only $89.99, the Ulefone BeX opts for a previous generation octacore Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM, and qHD display.

These details keep the cost low, but from experience with Ulefone devices the BeX is surely going to be a very well made device, and if it ships with the same ROM as the Be Pro then you will be getting a beautiful stock Android experience.

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Elephone G2

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Heading slightly further up the price scale is the Elephone G2. The G2 hasn’t officially been launched yet, but will go on sale across Asia and Europe in a few weeks with a price tag of below $100.

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The G2 is exciting as it will be the most affordable 64bit smartphone on sale at launch with dual SIM LTE and even a rumour it will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

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Doogee F1 Turbo mini

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Another 64bit smartphone for less than $150! The DOOGEE F1 Turbo Mini is on sale now for $125 and boasts the same quad-core MT6732 64bit processor as the Elephone G2.

DOOGEE claim their 4.5-inch phone with 1GB RAM, boasts a new battery technology named BAK for longer battery life. The have also managed to give the phone HotKnot data transfer near global support for LTE.


Cubot Zorro

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The Cubot Zorro is the only phone on the list with a Qualcomm processor. In this case it is a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 410 chipset (the same as the Xiaomi Redmi 2). The 64bit chip offers LTE and with 1GB RAM has enough horse power to fling around the pixels in the 5-inch 720hd display.

Cabot have also given the Zorro a 13 mega-pixel main camera with F2.0 aperture, 2200mAh battery and fast charging.

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Elephone P6000

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The most powerful phone of the bunch is the Elephone P6000. The P6000 also uses a quad-core MT6732 processor, but with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

It also benefits from a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5-inch 720p display. dual SIM LTE and large 2700mAh battery.

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Specifications Table

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As the weeks pass we are going to see more and more affordable phones hit the international phone market with similar pricing. We will bring you updated lists of top smartphones from China throughout the year.

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  1. February 2, 2015

    You should have included ZTE V5 in here (the 2GB version) – it is available internationally just under 150$; 5″ 720p screen, quad core Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400, 13MP camera on back and 5MP on front, dual sim, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD support and has Android 4.4 available

    • BigFoot007
      February 2, 2015

      Definitely you forgot to mention this suoper phone ( imean super phone in price/quality level). There is no other perfect phone with so good camera, nice screen (from Sharp) and with good support (1 update per month) from chinese phone makers…And I can cionfirm that the 1GB RAM version works perfectly, there s no need to buy the 2GB version (it costs almost +30%). the 1GB ram version cost around 100-110USD wioth shipping from reliable sellers.

      • Smart
        February 6, 2015

        agree on ZTE V5

      • Drkang
        February 7, 2015

        I have a question.I should buy ZTE V5 with msm8926 or Zte V5S with MSM8916? The v5s is only 1gb ram and as expensive as a 2gb V5. Will the 64bit cpu make a difference in the near future?

    • yalok
      February 3, 2015

      Totally agree on ZTE V5!
      And what about Redmi 2?

      • Smart
        February 6, 2015

        yes,agree on ZTE V5,Redmi 2 also good,MIUI 6 4G FDD phone Qualcomm Snapdragan MSM8916 price under $150,good!

    • wackenroader
      February 20, 2015

      And kingzone n3 plus in everbuying using the 12% coupon.

    • Sarunas
      March 4, 2015

      I think Zte V5 is out of production. You will find it at resellers but they will sell it out quickly probably.

    • Markoff
      March 5, 2015

      the point is shop selling ZTE didn’t paid for advertisement on this site

  2. Michael
    February 2, 2015

    Elephone G1 is almost $70 on reseller stores.
    All of them apply a “hidden” shipping fee.

    e.x Pandawill that mentions “worldwide free shipping” but on checkout charges $10 for shipping to EU. An honest “mistake” ???

  3. February 2, 2015

    i think honor c3 its very good for the price tag. [ 150 $ ]

  4. Marco Lancaster
    February 2, 2015

    I Guess the Doogee DG280 also could be put on the list, for the same people who can buy the Elephone G1, I guess Doogee DG280 is a better choice, same overall specs, but 8GB of Rom and 1GB of Ram, making it better. Also some sellers point that battery of Elephone G1 real capacity is 1300mAh to less, and Doogee at least has 1900mAh, not soo bad for a FWVGA 4.5″ Phone.

  5. batman
    February 2, 2015

    The cubot s200 should be on this list for sure. $104

    • March 10, 2015

      Also CUBOT S168 is very good – CPU Processor Quad Core , 1.3GHz RAM 1GB,ROM 8GB,WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , 8.5mm thin…I saw it here for 130 euros – http://www.digimaxonline.com

  6. Steve B
    February 2, 2015

    Cubot Zorro probably has an 8MP rear camera interpolated to 13MP, though I’ve seen f/1.8 claimed for both front and rear, same with X9.

  7. euodiudover2
    February 2, 2015

    no love for my niggas at jiayu?

  8. Damkey
    February 2, 2015

    If the Elephone P6000 uses the same camera as the P3000S it wont be a 13MP camera but a 8MP one. Just a heads up for people.

  9. February 3, 2015

    Xiaomi redmi 2?! It is the best together with Elephone P6000

  10. BW
    February 3, 2015

    At $151 with coupon code from Gearbest, the Ulefone Be Pro doesn’t technically qualify. But Gearbest shipped it DHL for $6 and I got it within seven days. Prefer Gearbest now to Pandawill, my last Fedex-shipped order from them (Doogee Titans 2) took almost a month. With Fedex at $17 from them; disappointing.

    • wackenroader
      February 19, 2015

      And kingzone n3 plus in everbuying.net, $140 with 12% coupon.

  11. TheOracle
    February 3, 2015

    The THL 4000 didn’t make it? You’re kidding.

  12. Luis Silva
    February 5, 2015

    Got a 5$ antelife cupon if anyone is interested, it’s antelifecoupon5 . Have fun 🙂

  13. February 7, 2015

    Cubot Zorro and P6000 are two of the best smartphones we can buy at this time directly from China. Perhaps due GSM-LTE networks in Europe, Cubot Zorro would work bettern than P6000 in 4G frecuencies. Would it be interesting to have a comparison chart with download/upload times.

  14. kostas
    February 10, 2015

    Elephone G1 has only 512mb ram.

  15. euno
    March 1, 2015

    kolina k100 v6 full hd 5,5 screen MTK6592T 2.0GHz Octa Core 2GB/32GB 13 MP rear camera + 5 MP Frontal and a huge battery ( 3200 mAh ) … not 4g but…compare the specs (156 $ at 1949deal.com )

  16. Markoff
    March 5, 2015

    wow, what a shitty phones with specs (except slightly faster CPU) as my phone I bought like 2-3 years ago, anyone buying anything less than 720P display and 2GB RAM in 2015 is insane

  17. March 10, 2015

    What about THL T6S ?It is with CPU: MT6582M Quad Core 1.3GHz , RAM: 1GB , ROM: 8GB , WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n and is only 120 euro at http://www.digimaxonline.com

  18. Marc Stephan Nkouly
    July 28, 2015

    Please how can i get in touch with Chines Smartphones company interrested in AFRICA ???