The best cheap smartphones
The good news is cheaper phones are improving too, often at an even faster rate than the big shots.
Nowadays you can spend under £200 (or just over it) and still get an ultra-sharp 18:9 screen, a good dual camera and even a phone made of glass and aluminium instead of plastic. It’s less a question of whether you can afford a pricey model splashed over billboards around town, and more: why would you?
So without further ado, here’s a round-up of our favourite affordable phones available right now.
Motorola Moto G7 Play in figures Operating system: Android 9.0 • Screen: 5.7in 1512×720 • Processor: Snapdragon 632 • RAM: 2GB • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front • Storage: 32GB plus microSD
Huawei P Smart 2019 in figures Operating system: Android 9.0 • Screen: 6.21in 2340×1080 • Processor: Kirin 710 • RAM: 3GB • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front • Storage: 64GB plus microSD
Motorola One in figures Operating system: Android 8.1 • Screen: 5.9in 1520×720 • Processor: Snapdragon 625 • RAM: 4GB • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front • Storage: 64GB plus microSD