10 best cheap phones: $400 (or much less) buys an iPhone, Pixel, or Galaxy alternative

10 best cheap phones: $400 (or much less) buys an iPhone, Pixel, or Galaxy alternative
In the past, low-cost smartphones offered terrible performance, were never updated, and it was tough to recommend them. As flagship prices skyrocket, the low end is being lifted up and there are some excellent options, including a couple from Apple and Google.