Topping my list of favourite phones that boast a budget cost is the Poco X3 NFC, the best Xiaomi phone for anyone strapped for cash. You’ve got that Snapdragon 732G chipset which will certainly appease any gamers, a 5000mAh-plus battery, 120Hz FHD display and impressive specs across the board. Even the camera doesn’t disappoint. All for £200. If that’s still too high a price, you can grab the Redmi 9 instead for a lot less, which works well as a simple everyday handset.
Motorola is still one of the greatest smartphone manufacturers in this wallet-friendly realm thanks to its Moto G9 Play, which is a great price but also will suit everyday users (although admittedly, nothing new is brought to the table). However, the Realme 6i is a very strong rival, boasting that fresh Realme UI, a capable everyday camera and smooth enough performance when playing PubG. I’m looking forward to testing out the new 7 series devices, coming to the UK in OCtober 2020.
I’ve also fully reviewed Sony’s Xperia L4, which serves up that 21:9 design for a lot less money. Although it’s old Android 9 sadly, which is seriously off-putting as version 11 is just around the corner.
So that’s my pick of the very best cheap phones costing £199 or under here in the UK as we approach 2021. Let me know your own favourites down below!