GSM Unlocked Cell Phones

GSM unlocked cell phones offer global phone and internet coverage for the world traveler.

These phones will help you stay in touch and stay connected. They’ll also offer you lots of travel resources, especially since there are so many amazing travel apps available for smart phones.  They’ll keep you on track and let you browse for flights while you sit in a train station in St. Petersburg or relax in a city park in Buenos Aires. These phones aren’t just for talking: they’re multitasking travel gadgets that will make your trip simpler no matter where you are.

Like the other gifts listed at Travel Gift List, this collection prioritizes quality. These GSM unlocked cell phones have all earned top ratings on tech sites around the web, and they can work with GSM networks all around the globe.  Just make sure you get an unlocked phone that takes a SIM card and is on the right frequency bands for your destination.  Take a look at this GSM World Coverage Map to figure out what bands you’ll need for your trip.

 

GSM Unlocked Cell Phones Comparison Chart

*Note: Cell phone names and images in this chart are Amazon affiliate links. Read my full disclosure.

Image Model Price Storage Features
gsm-unlocked-cell-phones-moto-g4-play Moto G Play (4th gen.) $149.99 64 GB internal storage; up to 128 GB additional storage with microSD card These GSM unlocked cell phones have an 8 megapixel rear camera, a splashproof design, and a long lasting battery. They’re also compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks.
blu-studio-x8-hd BLU Studio X8 HD

$49.99 4 GB internal storage; up to 64 GB additional storage with microSD card These affordable GSM unlocked cell phones have dual SIM support and 5 megapixel front and rear cameras.

iphone-7

Unlocked Apple iPhone 7 $785.00 32 GB internal storage These GSM unlocked cell phones have a spash and water resistant exterior, 3D touch, and a new camera with optical image stabilization.
gsm-unlocked-cell-phones-moto-g-plus Moto G Plus (4th Gen.) $299.00 64 GB internal storage; up to 128 GB additional storage with microSD card The Moto G Plus has 16 MP and 5 MP cameras, fast “TurboPower” charging, 4GB of RAM for fast performance, and a fingerprint reader to instantly unlock your phone. It works on all major carrier networks.

samsung-galaxy-j7

Samsung Galaxy J7 $212.00 16 GB internal storage; up to 128 GB additional storage with microSD card These GSM unlocked cell phones have 5.5″ screens, 13MP primary camera and 5MP front camera (both with LED flash), and dual SIM support.
unlocked-gsm-cell-phones-iphone-se Apple iPhone SE Price Not Found 16 GB / 64 GB internal storage The iPhone SE is a powerful compact phone with a 12 MP camera, 4K video recording, and a 4″ retina display. The SE comes in at a lower price point than most new iPhones and the small size and fingerprint sensor distinguish it from other GSM unlocked cell phones.

samsung-galaxy-s7

Samsung Galaxy S7 $541.00 32 GB internal storage; up to 200 GB additional storage with microSD card While the S7’s bigger sibling has been recalled because of battery problems, the S7 remains one of the highest rated and most popular phones of 2016. These GSM unlocked cell phones have powerful processors and 4GB ram for speedy performance and excellent 12MP and 5MP cameras.

honor-8

Huawei Honor 8 $398.98 32 GB internal storage; up to 256 GB additional storage with microSD card The Honor 8 has a a fingerprint sensor, 4GB of RAM, and fast charging technology. These are also among the first GSM unlocked cell phones to have a dual camera that uses two lenses to capture sharper, richer photos.
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GSM Unlocked Cell Phones Comparison Chart
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These GSM unlocked cell phones have earned top ratings around the web — and they’ll work with GSM networks all around the globe.