Tracfone is one of those carriers that has been around forever. First formed in 1996, before anyone was worried about the Y2K bug, Tracfone has provided reliable service at great prices for a long time. With rates as low as $15, it’s hard to ignore.

Unfortunately, its selection leaves a lot to be desired. However, you can actually bring your own phone (or buy one from a third party that supports TracFone’s network). For those who would rather just get something from the local retailer that’s ready to go, we’ve gathered up the best Tracfone smartphones available — just keep in mind that unless you have really modest needs, none of these are going to impress. 

Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown is one of the better offerings from Tracfone. You get a 5.5-inch Full HD display and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. It also has 13MP cameras on both the front and the back, which is a nice addition. You also have 16GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 400GB if you add a microSD card to the phone. Finally, it has a solid 3,300mAh battery which should last up to a full day on a single charge. It’s available now for $229, and you can get the phone on Amazon.

Specifications

  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • 1.56 GHz Octa-Core processor
  • 16GB of onboard storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 13MP front camera
  • Removable 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Motorola Moto G6

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Tracfone also sells the popular Motorola Moto G6, which has a 5.7-inch display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with microSD support, and a 3,000mAh battery. The dual-camera setup pairs 12MP and 5MP lenses, while the front camera offers an 8MP sensor. Best of all, the version of the Moto G6 on Tracfone is basically the same one you can buy unlocked on Amazon, so you can buy it directly from the retailer for the same price of $199.99 and simply sign up for one of Tracfone’s plans.

Specifications

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, 407ppi
  • Snapdragon 450 chipset
  • 3/4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 12 and 5MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm, 167g
 
 

Motorola Moto E5

The Moto E5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display, a rear 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a front 5MP sensor with LED flash. Inside you will find the 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable memory, along with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The most notable feature is its huge 4,000mAh battery, which should allow the Moto E5 to last up to two days on a single charge. It’s available for Tracfone customers via Amazon for $119.

Specifications

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1,440 x 720 resolution
  • Snapdragon 425 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm, 172g

 

 

LG Rebel 4

If you want to get an ultra-cheap phone that still comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, Tracfone has the LG Rebel 4 waiting for you. This is a small 5-inch smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, along with an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,500mAh battery. You can get the Tracfone LG Rebel 4 for Amazon for just $51, which almost makes this an impulse buy for anyone who might need a second or emergency phone.

  • 5-inch IPS LCD display with 280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB
  • 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5.70 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches, 4.95 oz

LG Stylo 4

The LG Stylo 4 is the latest in the Stylo series, offering a smartphone with a big screen and an included stylus, much like the phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, but at a fraction the cost. The LG Stylo 4 is a great alternative. While the stylus may not be as feature packed as the S-Pen, it’s still very handy.

The LG Stylo 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and features a big 6.2-inch HD display. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,300mAh battery. You can get the Tracfone version of the LG Stylo 4 on Amazon right now for $195.79.

Specifications

  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,160 resolution
  • 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD card up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing shooter
  • 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 160 x 77.7 x 8.1 mm, 172 grams