Your cell phone may be one of your most significant investments, however, it does not need to be. Why spend a fortune on your next smartphone when you can purchase some of the best devices for use with no-contract plans? No-contract plans can save you hundreds of dollars over the life of the phone, and most will allow you to keep your phone number when you change your plan. We have scanned reviews for prepaid phones until we found the 10 best no-contract phones. Check out our choices for 10 of the best deals around for pre-paid smartphones that are long on performance but priced so anyone can afford them.
1. LG Optimus Exceed 2
The LG Optimus Exceed 2 prepaid cell phone is one of the top selling choices for no-contract phones and our first choice on our list of the Best No-Contract devices for 2015. The LG Optimus Exceed 2 includes all the bells and whistles of a high end smartphone without the heavy price tag. The Optimus Exceed 2 ships with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, a four and one half inch Gorilla Glass display and a five megapixel rear-facing auto focus camera. After six months of prepaid service, you can switch to a post-paid plan with the Optimus Exceed 2. Note that the Exceed 2 does not support SIM cards and must be activated on the Verizon pre-paid network. Get all the features offered by those expensive phones with the LG Optimux Exceed 2.
2. TracFone LG 306G
The TracFone LG 306G is an excellent inexpensive alternative to the higher end Android-powered devices, with many features that are usually only found in far more costly devices. The Android TracFone LG 306G includes 3G reception, along with fast WiFi connectivity. The LG 306G ships with a 4 GB SD card installed in the device. This little phone includes a 3.2 inch display screen, Bluetooth 2.1 and a two megapixel camera.This phone must be activate on the TracFone network.
3. LG Stylo
The LG Stylo can be used with several no-contract providers, including Virgin Mobile, Boost and Sprint. The Stylo runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and ships with a stylus for precise control, and a large Gorilla Glass 3 display. The LG Stylo includes two cameras: An eight megapixel rear-facing and a five megapixel front-facing camera so this phone can be used for video-conferencing as well as snapping shots and shooting videos of your favorite subjects.
4. T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635
The elegant T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 runs the Windows Phone 8.l operating system on its lightning fast quad-core architecture. The T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 accesses 4G LTE networks for fast communication and content streaming over the mobile network. The Nokia Lumina Windows-powered OS includes pre-installed versions of Microsoft Office and Microsoft’s personal assistant, Corona. The display measures four and one half inches and the phone includes a rear-facing five megapixel camera.
5. AT&T and GoPhone Nokia Lumia 640
The Nokia Lumia 640 has a large five-inch crystal clear high definition display and runs Windows Phone 8.1. Office On the Go is installed by default, which includes the mobile versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote. The Nokia Lumia 640 ships with an eight megapixel rear-facing camera and supports an SD card. This phone can use either GoPhone or AT&T pre-paid service. If you use AT&T’s service, you do not need to wait the standard six months to unlock the device. AT&T will provide the code to immediately unlock the device upon purchase.
6. LG G Stylo 8 GB
The mobile hotspot capable 8 GB LG G Stylo runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and ships with several pre-installed apps, like Twitter, Facebook and Google Play Store. The G Stylo 8 GB includes an eight megapixel rear-facing camera, and a five megapixel front-facing cam. This phone can be activated with Boost Mobile, Sprint and Virgin Mobile no-contract plans.
7. HTC Desire 816
The HTC Desire 816 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and includes the HTC Sense 6.0 feature. Enjoy videos and conferencing on the five and one half inch S-LCD display. The HTC Desire 816 includes both front- and rear-facing cameras, and the device can access both 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks.
8. TracFone Motorola Moto E
The best feature of TracFone phones is that most include the double-minutes feature. Each time you purchase minutes, your phone automatically doubles the number of minutes. However, with the Motorola Moto E, your device triples the minutes, which means each time you re-up your voice minutes with TracFone, they are automatically tripled on your device. That is not all! Each time you re-up your minutes, your data service minutes are tripled, too! The Moto E is an Android device and runs 4.4 KitKat.
9. Nokia Lumia 521 RM-917 T-Mobile
The Nokia Lumia 521 RM-917 runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system and includes several Microsoft productivity apps installed by default. The Nokia Lumina 521 connects to 4G and GSM mobile networks. This phone ships with a five megapixel rear-facing camera. This phone operates only with T-Mobile pre-paid service.
10. HTC Desire 626s
Customize your theme and wallpapers on the vibrant HTC Desire 66s. Watch your favorite videos on the clear five inch display. Create custom ringtones, icons and images that play and display for specified callers and text message senders. The Desire 626s supports SD cards up to 200 GB. The phone ships with a super-fast quad-core architecture, both front- and rear-facing cameras, and can be activated with Virgin Mobile and Sprint pre-paid plans.