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Best unlocked phones on Amazon for every budget 2022

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

Whether you're planning an international trip or you just prefer not to be financially tied to your carrier, it's never a bad idea to buy your next phone unlocked. Amazon sells the best unlocked phones, covering everything from the highest-end flagships to the absolute cheapest phone for someone on a tight budget.

It's a great idea to go unlocked

Buying a phone unlocked is a great idea, and Amazon is an easy way to grab a new Android phone no matter your budget. However, if money is no object, you should, by all means, go for the Galaxy 21 Ultra. Its Dynamic AMOLED 2X display is one of the brightest and most vibrant on the market. Also, the 120Hz refresh rate looks great on the Samsung Galaxy 21 Ultra and serves a functional purpose in reducing the latency of the S Pen. It also has four of the best cameras you'll find on a phone and powerful Android 11 software.

For less money, there are other unlocked offerings on Amazon from Google, Motorola, and Nokia — they all provide great experiences at much more affordable prices. The Google Pixel 4a is a particularly great value given its amazing camera, and the Moto G Power has among the best battery life we've seen. No matter your budget, you can find the best unlocked phone on Amazon.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Namerah Saud Fatmi

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a freelance writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.