How to get cheap phones

Looking for a cheap phone? Wileyfox, a British smartphone maker, has released its latest device – an £89.99 ($120) phone it hopes will beat the big players on price and value. Here’s a review of this phone.

Speaking of phones, Amazon is now offering completely unlocked Android phones at discount prices. There is a small catch, they will load your phone up with “crapware” – Amazon will also install a bunch of its own apps on the phones, (i.e lock screen ads) which can be removed from the home screen but ultimately will remain on your phone. This is stuff that you usually get to avoid when buying an unlocked phone. But hey, you are getting the phone at a discount. There is no free lunch… Further, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Here’s an example of a phone that will be discounted. The phone won’t be available until July 12, 2016.

The there’s the $4 phone in India. Earlier this year, Indian company Ringing Bells said it was about to put a smartphone on the market costing less than $4 (£3). As the company says the first 200,000 handsets are ready to be shipped, the BBC’s Shilpa Kannan in Delhi tries one out and asks if people are right to be sceptical.

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