The best basic smartphones

If you just need a smartphone for calling and texting, you don't have to spend big bucks. We've found the best models for calling, texting, ease of use and battery life, priced at $600 or less.

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Not everyone needs the latest and greatest mobile. Some people are just looking for a simple phone that won’t break the bank.

The best at the basics

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