Decent cheap cell phone?

flyingpencil, Mar 7, 6:56am
Does such a thing exist? I need it for texting and to use it to replace my broken old MP3 player. I would use it ocassionally for phone calls. And rarely for photos. Decent battery time would be nice. But not the old Alcatel - I want a keyboard to speed up texting.

lugee, Mar 7, 7:09am
What do you mean by keyboard? Physical keyboard?

Aside from that, what do you mean by "cheap?" My first thought is a Moto E or G, I'd definitely call them decent cheap cell phones.


flyingpencil, Mar 7, 7:17am
Keyboard, as in the screen looks like a keyboard on a laptop. IE, Not having to push the button once for A, twice for B, three times for C.
Cheap meaning under $100.

lugee, Mar 7, 7:19am
You're not really going to get anything decent at that price. Mostly horrid actually.

utwo, Mar 7, 7:24am

flyingpencil, Mar 7, 7:54am
Even if it's just for texting, a wee bit of music, and ocassional phone call. Internet not required. Camera not required.

utwo, Mar 7, 7:57am
See above. The Nokia Lumia 530 can't be beaten for $99.

wayne416, Mar 7, 7:59am
Huawei. Solid, reliable and under $100 to sky's the limit. Know a few kids with them and seem unbreakable.

raf55, Mar 7, 8:03am
I replaced my old Motorola with a Vodofone smart 4 fun,cost $39
I am an Apple person so had certain expectations about quality and am quite happy with it
Compared with an Apple phone I can drop 20 down the dunny and still be a head
Check them out, as it will do everything you seem to want +

vtecintegra, Mar 7, 8:29am
Better off with a 520 if you can still find one (much, much better screen)

oclaf, Mar 7, 11:05am
The Ericsson GA628 with a chatboard

rozendaal, Mar 7, 11:50am
The Nokia 530 is a great little phone; way better than cheap android such as Huawei.

flower_tears, Mar 7, 9:26pm

mazdasix, Mar 7, 10:38pm
I tried using a Vodafone Smart 4 Fun and found the small screen to be unusable. My fingers couldn't accurately push the onscreen buttons. and I have normal sized fingers

wayne416, Mar 7, 10:44pm
Try turning phone on side which will give bigger keyboard or download a different one, there are lots to try.

mazdasix, Mar 7, 11:03pm
Shouldn't have to. I'll stick to my 6" phone :)

billyfieldman, Mar 10, 4:45am
Microsoft Lumia 535.

shakespeare6, Mar 10, 9:30am
+1 why would you even put your self through it lol

_drdee_, May 28, 3:16am
Personally I wouldn't go less than a Moto G, anything cheaper and there will be compromises some where, most likely in performance which is the most annoying and causes the most frustration.

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