If you don’t have much to be grateful for this year or just want to add a last-minute item to that list, Best Buy appears to have launched a holiday sale that’s bound to make many customers smile. its most cash-strapped buyers.
There aren’t many decent Android phones you can get for as low as $100 with no strings attached this Black Friday season, but the Nokia G100 joins that exclusive club today by getting an unprecedented discount 50% off its $199.99 listing. price in an unlocked variant with no prior carrier activation required.
Released about a year ago, this undeniably respectable 6.52-inch mid-ranger essentially goes up against Motorola’s slightly newer Moto G Play (2023) model, while beating out virtually every other contender for best budget phone of the moment.
By no means a shout from a processing power or cellular speed standpoint, the non-5G-enabled Nokia G100 packs a significantly more impressive Snapdragon 662 chipset than the aforementioned ultra-low-cost Moto soldier.
Meanwhile, the rear cameras on both ultra-affordable Android handsets are more or less equally bad, with the Moto G Play (2023) holding a significant advantage in the screen refresh rate department thanks to 90Hz technology.
But the $99.99 Nokia G100 more than makes up for its 60Hz display limitation with a very generous 128GB of internal storage space and a surprisingly decent 4GB of RAM. The phone’s biggest selling point is probably that 5,000mAh battery that promises to keep the lights on for up to two days between charges, with the number one flaw being the lack of an Android 13 update guarantee.
If you think you can live with the two-year-old Android 12 software, you might want to hurry up and order the G100 as soon as possible, because this latest Best Buy promotion is technically marked as a “clearance” deal rather than a Black Friday 2023 deal, which means the bargain-priced Nokia device could be permanently out of stock at any time.