Best Unlocked Budget Phones Under $250 for Verizon & GSM Carriers!

Let’s check out the best budget unlocked phones under $250.
Moto G7 Power –
LG Stylo 4 Amazon Edition –
Umidigi Power –
Moto G7 Play –
LG G7 ThinQ (Verizon Only) –
LG G7 ThinQ (GSM Only) –

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  1. Willy Ck on June 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    I heard from verison store wile switching from s5 to s7 I won’t be able to reactivate the s5 again sad news for buying reconditioned phones predating s7😥
    I’M still keeping s5 for backing up photos and videos.

  2. Dominic Anfuso on June 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    I just got a Realme 5 pro but network connectivity sucks on Metro/T-mobile, anything similar spec and price wise that would work better?

  3. Darren Moynihan on June 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

    My umidigi A 3s Dont work on verizon for some reason

  4. Seto Kaiba on June 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Anyone here play PoGo/Ingress and wanna recommend an upgrade for my LG v20?

  5. Kush Muffinz on June 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Does anyone know if the Umidigi Power will work for Boost Mobile?

  6. Jacoby Wurtz on June 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Well I bought the umidigi power but I couldn’t get it working on cdma network. Any idea why

  7. Jenny Montague on June 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

    The scary part on a used phone is "how long will the batter last"? Also, us there any way to get a battery replaced if it doesn’t last long.

  8. Adiffkindofswag on June 5, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Consider Netflix’s 4K stream is only 15.5mbps. 1080P is just around 5.5mbps. So folks worried about download speeds shouldn’t worry so long as they’re above at 15-20mbps mark.

  9. Adams Carpenter on June 5, 2021 at 5:09 am

    All thanks to *smart_cr4ck* on *instagram* for helping me to unlock my device he’s a genius.

  10. Tristan Davis on June 5, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Not One Samsung🤦

  11. Paolo Ariedo on June 5, 2021 at 5:11 am

    As a G7 owner, Why does it make me feel sad that an actual flagship a year ago – something that in some key features have *beaten* the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 – is now not much cheaper than a no-name China phone (BLU) that’s being sold as another brand in another country?

    I feel like I’m losing money faster than throwing money down the drain…

  12. Demitri Borozny on June 5, 2021 at 5:12 am

    Androids have too many updates all the time,and crash in a year or two!! Network,Android,manufacturer,Google app and end up with overloaded memory!!!

  13. Adams Carpenter on June 5, 2021 at 5:15 am

    All thanks to *smart_cr4ck* on *instagram* for helping me to unlock my device he’s a genius.

  14. Thor Gaming on June 5, 2021 at 5:15 am

    Kinda dumb question but if I have an old phone can I take that sim card out and put it in a gsm unlocked one?

  15. lrwilliamsjr on June 5, 2021 at 5:15 am

    Took your recommendation and picked up the LG G7 ThinQ for $150 (USD) from YY Wireless on ebay. It was listed as 9/10 cosmetically but what arrived looks mint to me — it is cosmetically flawless. Though almost two years old it feels way further ahead of the newer ZTE Blade Max View it replaces; it’s the first flagship phone I’ve ever owned. If there is one caveat to this device its firmware is not Google Play Protection Certified and is incompatible with Netflix and Disney+. Can’t even find them in the app store although Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Tubi are available. That’s not a big deal to me but it may be to others — and, then, maybe its just my device that is incompatible. It is running Android 8.0.0 with no upgrade in sight and I guess that’s okay with me too. I wasn’t especially digging some aspects of the LG interface so I downloaded Nova Launcher which, of course, is a great launcher. If one is interested in trying this phone YY Wireless included a prepaid shipping label for no hassle returns within 30 days. This was a fine recommendation; a grest phone at a great price.

  16. Blue Souline on June 5, 2021 at 5:16 am

    G7 Power is a solid sub -300 phone. Strong AF battery life, fast enough not to to be annoying. Pretty good overall specs. Not the best camera but…it’s a Moto G7 power. If you want more all around competence, then get the regular G7. You’re getting the power because you want a monster battery, a phone that takes damn near most carriers and a stock android off rip.

    Do NOT touch any of the Stylos. God, they are garbage….

    LG G7 is solid. LG just depreciates super quickly, which is tragic. I’m pretty sure with this model, they got rid of the damn dreaded bootloop. Great camera , pretty good battery, and just strong competency in what you need it for and a few cool features. Idk why he did this phone twice for two different carriers…

    The Moto G play is…ok. Mostly a good value if you need a phone but don’t have much to blow.

    The Umidigi is a massive value for money. Software can get weird but if it works, you basically got a lot of phone for less.

  17. Serby Waffles Tech on June 5, 2021 at 5:16 am

    win for the g7 power. Heard it was getting Q update

  18. Rshuad Francis on June 5, 2021 at 5:17 am

    Where is the redmi note 7?

  19. Phil Wilson on June 5, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Umidigi A5 Pro doesn’t work with Hello Mobile or FreedomPop

  20. Lisa Wong on June 5, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Umidigi A7 Pro cost $120 at eBay Umidigi USA .will work on Activated Verizon’s Visible and Yahoo Simcard …

  21. African Terry on June 5, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Where I’m from, a 200 dollar phone is considered expensive.

  22. Frank Rose on June 5, 2021 at 5:25 am

    Good video! ✌

  23. John Kurtz on June 5, 2021 at 5:26 am

    After much research/debate I decided on the LG 7 thinQ verizon unlocked as a temp upgrade to my old note 3, yes a note 3. I just couldn’t give that thing up but apps no longer support the last Android os update, kitkat i think! I found the lg 7 for $165! In ‘like new’ shape. Hope I get those download speeds like u did. I’m holding out for a flagship that has it all! I stillbthink cameras, batteries, speed, thiness, etc. Will have serious new breakthrough innovations soon. U R a great reviewer! Quite the natural.

  24. Timothy Phillip on June 5, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Thanks to *smart_cr4ck* on *instagram* he just fixed my device he’s fast and affordable.

  25. Dick Long on June 5, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Will any of these unlocked phones be able to use wifi calling, HD voice feature? On verizon.

  26. Christiancowboy on June 5, 2021 at 5:27 am

    You have me very confused now!!! You said in your other video comparing the A5 & Power, that they would not work with Verizon. Now in this video you say the UMIDIGI Power works good with Verizon…which is it??????????

  27. Timothy Phillip on June 5, 2021 at 5:29 am

    Thanks to *smart_cr4ck* on *instagram* he just fixed my device he’s fast and affordable.

  28. BJ P on June 5, 2021 at 5:29 am

    Alcatel Avalon Verizon prepaid $24 @ Target clearance

  29. Chris Butt on June 5, 2021 at 5:31 am

    Another consideration I always look into is the SAR rating. You got any specs on SARs?

  30. 🅒🅞🅝🅢🅟🅘🅡🅐🅒🅨 on June 5, 2021 at 5:31 am

    This is great that you did this after I was talking about Verizon compatibility. I’m paying for a line on AT&T but my dad and I have our ups and downs and I know I can get a line on Verizon if I have to so I like to have options right now in a phone. I’ve been looking at the F1 Play though which seems to support Verizon and I’d be interested to know how you think it compares. Blu Vivo XI+ seems to have the right bands for Verizon as well but I think I’m sending this back. Also not a fan of Moto G6 at all even though in some ways it’s better than G7 Play/Power.

  31. Victor Kuo on June 5, 2021 at 5:32 am

    @kevin breeze didnt you do videos saying you prefer the Moto g7 Power and Samsung A20 over the LG Stylo5 but have the Stylo 4 ahead of the G7Power in this video?

  32. Mike Brinker on June 5, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Thanks for doing great high quality reviews of budget phones. Most phone reviewers don’t take them seriously and are missing out on some great phones.

  33. WestLA Mirror & Glass on June 5, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Do you ever sale any of these phones?

  34. bryan platt on June 5, 2021 at 5:36 am

    If your looking for a cheap buget flagship the of Lg v30 also a great phone you can find these for under a 100 bucks and slightly damaged for around 50 bucks I’ve bought 3 of them this yr. Great cameras quad dac wireless charging snapdragon 835 and pretty decent quality screen. And also updated to Android 9 pie.

  35. Marcus Zaalman on June 5, 2021 at 5:41 am

    #LG speed up your software development

  36. Kevin Breeze on June 5, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Hi everyone. The Umidigi Power no longer has full Verizon support. Just wanted to clarify, so don’t buy it if you have Verizon. All of the other phones 100% work with Verizon. Thanks 🙂

  37. Christopher Delcastillo on June 5, 2021 at 5:44 am

    Any of these phone will work with sprint

  38. Victor Kuo on June 5, 2021 at 5:44 am

    Where does the Samsung A20 fit into this list? Thanks to all in advance

  39. Metalhead 555 on June 5, 2021 at 5:44 am

    Could you do another video similar to this one but with 2020 phones please the videos definetly very helpful in making my phone decisions

  40. duncdawg 26 on June 5, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Thank you so much for finally covering an old flagship! It’s been a long time coming between you and Stefon. That’s an awesome deal and great to know about… Shopping old flagships would give your channel a lot more material… Just saying…

  41. k b on June 5, 2021 at 5:46 am

    oui m8.. next time try the speedtests without them being in your hand plz sir… but glad you did that.. always curious to see how they perform..

  42. Johanna Keorlet on June 5, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Verizon is supposed to go GSM as of 01/01/2020

  43. Adiffkindofswag on June 5, 2021 at 5:47 am

    Verizon will be shutting down their CDMA network on Dec 30, 2020. All bands will be repurposed towards LTE and 5G.

  44. keenoguy on June 5, 2021 at 5:47 am

    Kevin, followed the eBay link and purchased the Verizon GSM unlocked LG G7 thinq. How do I get it to work on TMobile? Do I have to activate it on Verizon 1st?

  45. Ke Robin on June 5, 2021 at 5:50 am

    The stylo 4 is awesome! The Stylo 5 is great too!

  46. muscle milk mike on June 5, 2021 at 5:50 am

    Is there any water drop notch phones that work with Verizon ?

  47. ralph sammis on June 5, 2021 at 5:51 am

    I want to know if any have a replaceable battery?

  48. Parker Williams on June 5, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Great video. Thanks a lot. Switching from Apple. I’m sick of having restrictions on file downloads and transfers!

  49. Peter Cervantes on June 5, 2021 at 5:55 am

    The Samsung a20 or a50 belong in there to,and they mybe better than these ,

  50. autobond007 on June 5, 2021 at 5:56 am

    @Kevin Breeze Just to let u know the link you have to the Ebay seller yywirless for the LG G7 is a serious fraudulent seller! He’s selling used LG v30+’s that are originally from sprint and flashing them with factory unlocked firmware! Passing them off as factory unlocked or carrier unlocked other than sprint!! More than likely they are doing this with other makes and models! Over time that flashed firmware can have major problems as I’m sure u already know!? I’d be careful about the link’s your posting! There’s a lot of fraud out there and yywirless is very fraudulent!! The bad and sad part is who know’s how long they’ve been doing this for getting over on unknowing customers!! By the amount of feedback thay have they have been doing this BS for a long time! If you like me to send you the evidence, just let me know! Thanxz