Best Phone Deals: Refurbished iPhone 6 Plus for $490, HTC Desire


Has your phone met with an unfortunate accident? Are you just looking to upgrade your smartphone? Look no further! Here, we bring you the week's best phone deals.

NokiaOpen-Box Unlocked Nokia Icon 929 Smartphone in Black
Store: Sigma Cellular via eBay
Price: $159.98 with free shipping
Lowest By: $30

This Unlocked Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Smartphone managed to snag a rating of 8.3 from CNET. At $160, this phone earns its high rating for its excellent image quality, even in low light. It's a 4G-capable GSM phone that features a 5" HD OLED touchscreen display with Gorilla 3.0 glass,1080p resolution, Qualcomm 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, 20-megapixel camera with dual flash, autofocus, HD video capture, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, WiFi, and Windows Phone 8.

This phone is Verizon branded but unlocked for GSM networks. This item may ship without the original packaging.

Update: The deal has since increased in price to $160.98 with free shipping. However, that's still a low by $29

ZTE Zmax 2 4G No-Contract Phone for AT&T
Store: Walmart
Price: $79.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $35

The ZTE Zmax 2 4G No-Contract Android Smartphone for AT&T GoPhone is a good go-to smartphone for those on a budget. For $80, it features a 5.5" 720x1280 TFT LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front and rear cameras, and Android 5.1 OS (Lollipop).

HTC DesireHTC Desire Android Prepaid T-Mobile Phone
Store: Best Buy via eBay
Price: $103.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $106

The HTC Desire 626s 4G LTE Android Prepaid Smartphone is noted as having strong call quality. At $104, and a current low by $106, this Editors' Choice pick features a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 5" 1280x720 touchscreen LCD, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, microSDHC card slot, and Android 5.1 OS (Lollipop).

iPhone 6 plusRefurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Smartphone
Store: Groupon
Price: $489.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $159

If you're in the market for an unlocked quality smartphone, this refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Smartphone is a good bet. At $490 for the 16GB model, it's still an investment, but less so than purchasing a brand new model outright, and it's ready to go for your preferred carrier. Models are available in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, or Gold.

Also available: the refurb Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB Smartphone for $539.99 and a current low by $209, as well as the refurb Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Smartphone for $579.99 and a current low by $190. Please note: No warranty information is provided.

Asus ZenFone 2E Smartphone for AT&T GoPhone in Black
Store: Best Buy via eBay
Price: $55.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $25

This Asus ZenFone 2E 4G LTE No-Contract Android Smartphone is another affordable smartphone option for anyone on a budget. At $56, this Editors' Choice selection features features a 5" 1280x720 IPS touchscreen LCD, Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras, 1080p video recording, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 5.0 OS (Lollipop).

Best Buy lists this item having 2GB RAM and 802.11b wireless, but it is actually 1GB RAM and 802.11n wireless.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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