Best Low-Cost Dumb Phones 2024

Of course, with a dumb phone, you’ll be spending a lot less money on your monthly data plan than if you had a smart phone. What’s more, many dumb phones are also quite cheap to acquire in the first place, some of them even unlocked without a contract.

UPDATE – We’re happy to announce that all of the phones listed below are in stock and available again!

Here’s a couple of the most popular dumb phones below $25:


ZTE Z432 Low-Cost AT&T GoPhone with full QWERTY keyboard

ZTE Altair 2 Z432 QWERTY GoPhone (AT&T)

The ZTE Altair 2 Z432 is a popular low-cost GoPhone on the AT&T network. It features a full-scale QWERTY keyboard, great for typing text messages. The keys are kind of tiny though, as we would expect with a QWERTY bar phone of this size. GoPhone means this is a prepaid ...

BLU Jenny TV 2.8 Cheap Dual SIM Phone (Unlocked)

The BLU Jenny TV 2.8 is a simple bar phone that's available for below $25. It can take up to two mini-SIM cards, and as the name implies, it can also be used to watch analog TV. This phone only works with providers that support 2G, such as T-Mobile, Simple ...
Samsung R355C QWERTY bar phone

Samsung R355C Low-Cost QWERTY Bar Phone (Net10)

The Samsung R355C is a low-cost, good quality bar phone that features a full QWERTY keyboard. Owing to the need to fit all the keys in a rather small area below the screen, the keys themselves are quite tiny, and may not be ideal for those with relatively large fingers. For everyone ...

BLU Tank II T193 Low-Cost Dual-SIM Phone (Unlocked)

The Blu Tank II T193 is our favorite low-cost phone (below $25). With a standby time of 30 days and up to 16 hours of continuous talk time, this phone has a better battery life than any other dumb phone we have tested so far. Call quality is decent, not ...
Samsung SGH A777 thumbnail

Samsung SGH A777 Basic Slide Phone (AT&T)

The Samsung SGH A777 is a reliable, popular slide phone that's simple to use and doesn't come with a whole lot of unnecessary extras. It's very straightforward to place calls with, and it includes a basic music player. An alphanumeric keypad slides out from under the screen, making this phone quite compact ...

Compare Technical Specs

Best Low-Cost Dumb Phones 2022

PhoneSamsung SGH A777BLU Tank II T193Samsung R355CBLU Jenny TV 2.8ZTE Z432
Approx. price$20$20$15$23$25
Battery880mAh1900mAh1000mAh820mAh900 mAh
Bluetoothv2.0, A2DPYesv2.0, EDR3.02.1, EDR
BrowserYesNoWAP 2.0NoYes
Camera1.2 MPVGA (.3MP)1.3 MP1.3MP2MP
Dimensions4.0" x 1.9" x 0.6"4.8" x 1.9" x .5"4.4" x 2.4" x 0.5"5.0" x 2.2" x 0.5"4.5" x 2.4" x .4"
Display (ext)2.3", 176x220px2.4", 320x240px2.2", 176x144px2.8", 320x240px2.4", 320x240
Display (int)
E-mail clientNoNoNo
Form factorSlideBarBarBarBar
FM RadioYesYes
GamesYesYes (1)Downloadable
Headset jackProprietary3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Hearing aidNoM4, T3NoM3, T3
Memory (RAM)50MB32MB55MB24MB262MB
MP3 playerYesYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesYesNoYes
SIM cardMini-SIMDualNoDualYes
SD card (max.)4GB16GB16GB32GB32GB
Speed dial
Standby time12.5 days30 days8.3 days25 days10 days
Talk time4h30m16h6h12h4.5h
USBYes (w/ adapter)NomicroUSBMicroUSBYes
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYes
Weight (oz)