We've almost reached the point where every phone is essentially a "smartphone". So if you're looking for a cheap phone, whether prepaid or cheap on a small cap plan, here's some of the best phones to check out.
There's two good paths you can take for a great budget smartphone right now. One is to get a brand-spanking new model that is built for budget buyers, like the Nokia 520, and the other is to grab a great deal on an older model, like a Samsung Galaxy S2 or an iPhone 4.
Our list of top picks offers a little from both columns. It's also always worth checking in on major stores and telco outlets to keep an eye out for any special deals on phones that would usually have an upfront fee or a special drop to a cheap plan option.
Prices quoted in the gallery may be out of date. Check network sites for latest pricing and availability.