cheapest 4g feature phone

While most feature phones bring with them support for 2G basebands, there are a few that also support the newer 4G standards. Here are the cheapest 4g feature phone models available in the market right now. 

If you are interested in trying out a feature phone, here are some recommendations (in no particular order) for 4G LTE enabled feature phones.

cheapest 4g feature phone

1. Nokia 8110 4G

Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone

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This revival of the original Nokia 8110 runs on KaiOS, and follows the successful relaunch of the Nokia 3310. This is one of the most well known mobile phones from the mid-90s, used by Neo in the Matrix. Nokia’s yellow colored release pays homage to the phone’s nickname, the “Banana Phone”.Advertisement

The Nokia 8110 4G is a big improvement on the latest 3310 release, but the software on this phone can still be a little sluggish. The price of this phone is also a little higher than it should be, as it mostly caters to the retro-head crowd.

OS: KaiOS

Released: February 2018

Features:

  • 2.4″ TFT display
  • Support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, and WhatsApp.
  • Anti-theft remote lock and erase feature
  • Removable battery
  • Web browser
  • Media player
  • Battery life: two weeks standby (48 hour music play or 11 hour talk time)
  • Dual SIM
  • MicroSD (up to 32GB)
  • Micro USB for charging
  • 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio

2. Reliance JioPhone 2

Reliance Jio Phone 2

An update to the JioPhone, this phone is very popular in the Indian market. It has a full qwerty keyboard and supports LTE (4G), VoLTE, and as with all KaiOS phones, it has support for many apps and web-based tools.

OS: KaiOS

Released: July 2018

Features:

  • 2.4″ TFT display
  • Full Qwerty Keyboard
  • Removable battery
  • Support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, and WhatsApp.
  • Anti-theft remote lock and erase feature
  • Web browser
  • Media Player
  • Battery life: two weeks standby
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • MicroSD (up to 128GB)
  • Micro USB for charging
  • 4G, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio

3. Xiaomi QIN 1S

Xiaomi QIN 1s

The QIN 1s has a smaller battery than most of the phones in this list, but it will still get about two weeks of standby, or seven hours of talk time on a full charge.

This particular phone has the addition of some interesting AI software. One of the features of the AI is a real-time voice translation between Chinese and up to 17 other languages. This feature is currently only available from the Chinese language, but it’ll be interesting to see where it goes in the future.

The QIN 1s is the only phone on this list that also comes with infrared, which is great for TVs, aircon, and many other appliances—especially if you spend a lot of time in hotel rooms.

OS: Mocor 5 (Android OS)

Released: September 2018

Features:

  • 2.8″ display
  • Support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, and WhatsApp.
  • Web browser
  • Media player
  • Battery life: one week standby
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • MicroSD (up to 32GB)
  • USB-C for charging
  • 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS
  • Infrared

4. CAT B35

CAT B53

You may know CAT more for their diggers and work boots, but together with Bullitt Group, they also make mobile phones. The B35, launched in October 2018, is super rugged, waterproof, drop proof, and 4G capable.

For people who spend a lot of time outdoors or in heavier industries where drops are likely to happen, the rugged CAT B35 would be the best choice.

OS: KaiOS

Released: October 2018

Features:

  • 2.4″ TFT display
  • Support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, Email, and WhatsApp.
  • Anti-theft remote lock and erase feature
  • Web browser
  • Media player
  • Battery life: 30 days standby (12 hours talk time)
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • MicroSD (up to 32GB)
  • Micro USB for charging
  • 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio, GPS
  • Hotspot capability
  • Waterproof (IP68)
  • Super durable and drop proof

5. DORO 7060

Doro 7060 product photo

Another KaiOS phone, the Doro 7060 is an alternative to the Alcatel Go Flip, but a better phone in our opinion.

Doro is a company that designs for the 65+ age group, and this phone is their most recent clamshell addition to this market. The phone has a programmable emergency button on the back, which you can set up to call a specific number if you press it three times.

If you’re interested in this phone, be aware that there is a Doro 7050 version without support for Wi-Fi or web browsing. The Doro 7060 is a great gift for senior family members.

OS: KaiOS

Released: May 2018

Features:

  • 1.44″ external display, 2.8″ internal display
  • Support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, Email, and WhatsApp.
  • Anti-theft remote lock and erase feature
  • Emergency call button
  • Removable battery
  • Web browser
  • Media player
  • Battery life: two weeks standby (eight hours talk time)
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • MicroSD (up to 128GB)
  • Micro USB for charging
  • 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio, GPS
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

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