Over the last few years, smartphones have got a lot better for a lot cheaper, so much so that it’s no longer the case that if you have a cheap phone then you will also get a phone with a terrible display and a touchscreen that simply isn’t worth touching.
Of course, you still won’t get the features that you will find in the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 7, however, you will get a wide selection of awesome features that will be enough for most people to get by.
So we figured that we would round up all of those smartphones for you so that you could choose a great smartphone for a budget price tag. Here are all of the smartphones that we consider to be the best for under £200:
The Honor 5C is Huawei’s latest budget smartphone, it’s priced at under £200 (as the rest of our list is) but features a 5-inch screen that has a 720 x 1,280-pixel resolution.
It also comes with a Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2,300mAh battery, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera.
Vodafone Smart Prime 7
If you don’t mind being on Vodafone then their Smart Prime 7 exclusive smartphone might be a fantastic budget smartphone option to consider.
It features a 144 x 72 x 7.99mm body and weighs just 128g, but there’s still a decent amount of specifications in this phone for the price, including a 5-inch 720 x 1,280-pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Quad-core processor, 8GB of storage, Android 6 pre-installed, and an 8MP rear-facing camera.
Blu Vivo 6
The Blue Vivo 6 was launched in the UK in May 2017, and while it’s not a particularly interesting smartphone in terms of specs, the Blu Vivo 6 is pretty well features, it does come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP rear shooter, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is pretty good for the price.
The Moto G5 is Lenovo’s/ Moto’s most recent cheap phone release and is possibly one of the best phones that you can buy for a cheap price tag, featuring a 5-inch screen that has a 1,080 x 1,920-pixel resolution along with a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and 2/3GB of RAM.
It is also sized at just 144 x 73 x 9.5mm, weighs only 145g and comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
To top all of that off, Android 7 comes pre-installed, you get a 2,800mAh battery, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Moto G4 Play
The Moto G4 Play may be last year’s model, however, it is still a strong contender in this arena, feature a 5-inch display that has a 720 x 1,280, it is a pretty decent smartphone for getting the job done, however, it’s not as good as the G5 models, which unfortunately don’t fit in the price bracket that we have set for this list.
It does come with a Snapdragon 410 prcoessor, 2GB of RAM, either 8GB/16GB of internal storage, a 2,800mAh battery, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and Android 6 pre-installed.
The Moto E3 is another fantastic budget smartphone option from Motorola/Lenovo.
It features a 5-inch display that has a 720 x 1,280, along with a 1GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a battery that is sized at 2,800mAh and Android 6 pre-installed.
It also has an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and it measures just 143.8 x 71.6 x 8.5mm.
LG X Screen
The LG X Screen is one of our favourites on this list because it comes with its own unique selling point, it comes with a second always-on display that sits on top of the normal one and can be used to always show you important information, at a budget.
That normal display is 5-inches in diameter and features a 720 x 1,280-pixel resolution.
To top that off, the smartphone has a Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2,300mAh battery installed.
It also features a 13MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and Android 6 pre-installed.
The Lenovo P2 is another budget smartphone with a unique selling feature, it has a massive 5,100mAh battery that is said to last for up to 3 days.
It also features a 5.5-inch display with a 1,080 x 1,920-pixel resolution, along with a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and Android 6 pre-installed.
Sony Xperia E5
The Sony Xperia E5 is another budget smartphone that comes with a 5-inch 720 x 1,280-pixel resolution display, a Mediatek MT6735 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2,300mAh battery.
To top that off, the smartphone also features a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and Android 6 pre-installed.
Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
The Swift 2 Plus from Wileyfox is probably one of the least-known smartphones on this list but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t very good.
It features a 5-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution, along with a Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM< 32GB of storage, and a 2,700mAh battery installed.
To top that off, the smartphone also comes with a 16MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter.