Best cheap phones 2021: the best cheap smartphones, ranked

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The best cheap phones of the year are just as powerful as the best flagship phones of the year a few years ago. The market moves so quickly now that the technology is available The best phones Tomorrow will be more affordable. That’s great news for anyone who wants a really great phone that won’t cost a fortune

Our buying behavior is a part of it. The last five years have seen the market for cheap phones become more competitive, with manufacturers competing to make the best phone without cutting corners. Premium brands such as Apple and Samsung are making good phones

You can find the best affordable phones in our guide

In a hurry? T3’s best cheap phones guide has the top three

The The best phone for most people The Apple iPhone SE is in 2020. This is a genuine all-round Apple iPhone experience, with a stylish handset, fast performance and strong software, for very little money. The quality and simplicity of the iPhone is not a premium price point

The The cheapest phone on the market The price point of the OnePlus Nord 2 is so high that it is not even funny. You get a lot of things, including hardware, software, cameras, and 5G. The Apple of theAndroid world is the one called OnePlus

The The best cheap phone The S20 FE is the SAMSUNG. The S20 Fan Edition is a very affordable version of the excellent S20 that has 5G, a 120Hz screen, premium internal hardware and a strong camera system. The screen is rated for high definition tv, so you can see awesome colors and contrast

The best phones for a low price

The best phone for a low price? That’s a great value for the Apple iPhone SE

The Apple iPhone SE is due in 2020

The cheapest phone for most people

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The cheapest phone in the world is the Apple iPhone SE. It does a near-flagship iPhone experience for a fraction of the cost. The SE is so cheap that it requires a prospective phone upgrader to check it out

The 2020 SE will have the same benchmark-crushing processor that was installed in the 11 range, and it will deliver in terms of phone experience. The butter smooth and feature packed operating system of the iPhone SE makes it an absolute joy to use, and it’s A13 Bionic-levels of speed and energy efficiency, which makes it an absolute joy to use

The cheapest phone in the world, the iPhone SE, has a slightly weaker camera system, screen and battery, but it still has a strong performance and is remarkably cheap Really It’s hard to overlook

For iPhone users, this is a no-brainer upgrade, and even for those who use the phone on the go, we recommend at least checking out the phone before committing to a new phone, as you might be surprised at how much quality Apple has laid down here for, comparatively, very

Read our full story The review of the iPhone SE We think this is a good choice, and we want to know more The iPhone SE is more expensive than the OnePlusNord It compares to our top pick

The OnePlus Nord 2 is a great deal

The second one is the OnePlus Nord 2

The cheapest phone on the market

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

It’s not like hunting for a cheap phone is sacrifice after sacrifice The second edition of the OnePlus Nord. You get a lot for your money, it could have fooled me as being worth more than the price

The first-generationNord was immensely popular Even Faster speeds Even Bigger battery Even There are more features. It is just as good as some flagships and is miles ahead of most cheap phones. You will be able to use it for anything, including mobile gaming

You might be suspicious of a cheap phone with such impressive performance, but you shouldn’t be because this is a genuine all-rounder

Oxygen OS is one of the most user-friendly operating systems out there, and its camera will deliver social media-worthy shots, as well as its battery life lasts more than a day

There is no official waterproof or wireless charging, but the 5G and wi-fi are included, so you will get the best internet speeds wherever you go

The phone is one of the best cheap phones of the year

The best phone? That’s the S20 FE

The S20 FE is a phone

The best phone

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The Fan Edition of the S20 was dropped by the company late last year, with the phone delivering the best core S20 functions along with 5G but for a more affordable price point

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The S20 FE’s large 6.5-inch screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is smooth and shared with many of the very best flagship phones that cost significantly more. The new Apple phone, the iPhone 12 Pro, only has a 60Hz screen

The phone has a flagship grade processor and a graphics card, as well as 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space, at an entry level price. Strong specifications all the time

The S20 FE has a camera system that is all-round good, with three rear facing cameras and a high-definition 32MP selfie camera

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Read our full story The review of the SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 FE We think it’s the best cheap phone on the market. We have also got that The phone is the Apple iPhone SE vs the phone is the SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 FE To explain how the two options shape up against each other



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The cheapest 5G phone is the Mi 10T lite

The Mi 10T lite is a variant of the Mi

The cheapest phone is the best when shopping on a small budget

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

You could say the same thing about the physical hardware of the Mi 10T lite if you looked at the specifications sheet and the finish of the hardware. This is a phone that gives you a lot of phone options for a low price

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The big, bright 6.67-inch screen is great for watching movies and browsing the web. It’s not a perfect phone, but you’ll struggle to find a device that stretches your money further. See our full story The Mi 10T lite review is by a company To see how this compares to our number one cheap phone choice, scope out T3’s The Apple iPhone SE is against the Mi 10T lite The feature compares. We have a guide to see how it compares to the competition The Mi 10 lite is a competitor of the OnePlus Nord

The cheapest phone in the world is the Google Pixel 4a

The device is called the Google Pixel 4a

The cheapest phone for a pure experience

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The delay of the Google Pixel 4a was not a big deal, as it follows on from the template set down by the Pixel 3a, in that it combines a great camera with a decent design and pure Android software. The price is just $349/£349

It’s capable of taking some fantastic photos, especially in low light, and with enough performance to handle most of the tasks on a phone, what else do you need? It costs less than the flagships, but is not as powerful

The Night Sight mode for the camera and the recorder app are two of the new exclusives that will be added to the Pixel. There is a model that comes with 5G that is still affordable. Read our full story The review of the Google Pixel 4a We have a model of this one as well The review of the Google Pixel 4a 5G If you want to see what it can do

We have also got that The phone of the year is the Apple iPhone SE vs the phone of the year is the Google Pixel 4a There is an explainer for these two very similar phones The S20 FE is a 5G device If you want to see how the two big-name phones stack up, you can read this guide

The A52 is a 5G device

The cheapest phone for point-and-shoot photography

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The The A52 is a 5G phone The flagship S21 series has a giant Super AMOLED 120Hz display that is disturbed only by the smallest punch-hole front camera. The module on the rear blends well into the plastic of the phone

The photos are great on the camera’s default point-and-shoot settings, with a 64MP main camera leading the charge, and a high-quality 32MP selfie cam not far behind. The experience of snapping great landscape shots and viewing them on that incredible display is an experience that is not in the price range

There were some drawbacks for this price. The design of the A52 5G is clunky, and it isn’t fast like its flagship counterparts. This is a great mid-range phone with some high-end specifications, and it’s definitely worth considering

This phone is a great choice for anyone on a budget

The 5G network of the company, the “OplusNordCE 5G”

The cheapest phone for battery life

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

Although The 5G network of the company is called the “OasisNordCE 5G.” The original OnePlus Nord is a better phone. The name of the edition is ‘Core Edition’, which means it has been stripped back to keep the price low

There are a few areas it thrives in. It charges up quickly and matches up to some of the best flagship phones you can buy, so it’s a good phone. You will be able to enjoy streaming TV shows and movies on the large, bright Full HD screen, and take advantage of smooth control in mobile games thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate

One Pus has clearly cut a few corners. The design is obvious, they have swapped out the glass for plastic and simplified the controls. It has a less sophisticated camera system, which is a shame, but it makes sense considering the lower price

This phone is a good one for anyone on a tight budget, it will do everything you need it to and it will do it well. It is a capable phone that you can rely on

The Realme 8 Pro has a cheap phone and a decent camera

Realme 8 Pro

A cheap phone that doesn’t sacrifice on features

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The Realme 8 Pro The highest resolution camera you can get from a phone is a108MP. We expected a lot when it came to its photos

It didn’t fail to impress. If you want a great camera for point-and-shoot photography but are on a tight budget, the phone is perfect. It didn’t cope well with ultrawide photography, so bear that in mind if you take a lot of those

The 6.4 inch display was bright and vibrant, but it did not have the clarity of other, more expensive phones. It can last you about 20 hours of video viewing and can be charged in as little as 47 minutes. If you’re the type who forgets to give your phone juice, it’s hard to not recommend

The Sony Xperia L4 is a mobile device

The cheapest phone for streaming movies

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The The Sony Xperia L4 is a Sony device The long slender display of the 6.2inch screen is ideal for watching TV shows and movies. It’s perfect for a long commute

You won’t get the best of everything with this phone. Sony has made some changes to keep the price low. Those who are constantly scrolling through social media will find it hard to keep up with their gaming pace, while those who are constantly gaming will find their speeds frustratingly slow. It does well with point-and-shoot photography in bright daylight but not so well at night

This phone is fine, you get what you pay for when you don’t use a phone. Anyone on a tight budget should consider it

The Moto G10 is a device

The cheapest phone

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

You might have scrolled down and thought that the phones are too expensive. In which case, consider The Moto G10 is a device from the companyIt’s a cheap phone

There are some things that have to be done to make up for the low price. The phone is not fast. It will be able to handle basic tasks, but don’t expect it to play big mobile games

The Moto G10 is a very capable phone, even at a very low price. The camera is alright, the screen is big enough to watch video, and the battery will last you a full day. It’s not much better than the mid-range phones, but for this price, you won’t get much better

The cheap phone with a long- lasting battery is called the TCL 20 Pro 5G

The TCL 20 Pro 5G is a 5G network

A cheap phone with a curved screen

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

It may be on the more expensive end of the list The TCL 20 Pro 5G is a 5G device The display on the phone looks like it should cost twice as much

The 6.67-inch screen is smooth and glossy, perfect for streaming TV and movies. It lasted 20 hours of video play, so you won’t have to worry about draining your battery. The phone has a built in memory of 16 gigabytes, but it can be expanded with a MicroSD card. It is a phone that is well suited to the daily commute

The camera on this phone is not going to win any prizes, but it did alright in natural light and was pretty bad at night. If you care more about the screen and battery life, that won’t be a big deal. It’s a great looking phone

The Y20s are from the Vivo brand

Those on a tight budget can get another cheap phone

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

There are cheap phones and cheap phones that are very cheap The Y20s are from the Vivo brand This phone will do everything you need an Android phone to do, even if you have to compromise a little, and it won’t cost you much at all

The low price of the Y20s and its battery life make it a great option for people who want a phone that can last a while. You can’t have everything in a budget phone like this, but you can get fast wired charging

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The X3 lite was found by the Oppo

A lot of phone for not much money

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

Considering the money you’re spending Find X3 liteYou get a lot back in return, including a competent camera, 5G support and a nice screen. There’s no wireless charging available here, but a wired charging speed of up to 65W is another reason to put this on your list of the best budget phones of the moment

The screen is a highlight, with a 6.43-inch display that is very good for watching movies, browsing the web, and so on. The display is large and quality is good, making you feel like you’re using a more expensive phone

There are compromises to get to this price point, but we think that the ones that the Oppo Find X3 lite makes are clever. It’s an excellent phone, but it’s less expensive than the other models in the range

The Note 10 lite is a version of the Note

The cheapest phone with a stylus

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The The Note 10 lite is a variant of the Note 10
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The older processor under the hood is not going to worry many people, because the price savings over the devices like the ones pictured are much more attractive The Note 20 Ultra is a variant of the Note. There’s no 5G or wireless charging here, and the storage space is lowered to 128GB, which is more than enough for you to keep your phone

The Note 10 lite is still very fast even with the older components inside, and it’s going to turn heads when you get it out in front of friends or family. It’s one of the things Best phones from the same company It’s one of the best cheap phones on the market right now

The Vivo Y70 is a great value for money

The Y70 is the Vivo

A cheap phone with a big display

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The The Y70 is a variant of the Vivo A very affordable price point is achieved by delivering a handsets with all-round hardware specifications and performance

The package has a 6.44-inch screen that makes playing mobile games and streaming content enjoyable. The screen has a mid-range processor and graphics card, as well as 8 gigabytes of RAM

This phone isn’t going to win benchmark competitions, but it is rock-solid core hardware package and it offers plenty in the real world. A fast and fluid phone that doesn’t leave you waiting for things to load

The screen of this phone is large and has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is not the same as 90 or 120Hz. The Apple phone is more expensive than the Y70, so not much can be held against it

A cheap phone that will please users who like large screens

The moto G50 is a motorcycle

One of the cheapest phones has 5G

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

If you want to use 5G tech on a budget, then you should The Moto G50 is a device from the company This is ready for the future, as well as all the standard quality of the phone, and should be part of your deliberations

The phone has a nice and big 6.5-inch screen with an impressive 90Hz refresh rate, and you get the very capable Snapdragon 480 processor inside, what more could you ask for? There are some compromises to be made to get under the £200 mark, but you won’t find any wireless charging or waterproof here

The triple-lens rear camera performs okay but it’s not going to deliver professional-looking shots. The phone is basic and you won’t confuse it for a flagship phone in a hurry

Honor play

The cheapest phone for gaming

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The Honor Play is a fantastic all-round phone that is just a very low price point of only $295 at some outlets

The Honor Play has a very large 6.3-inch FHD screen, a fast Kirin 970 processor, and 4GB of RAM. The phone’s in-built graphics tech means that mobile games run incredibly well, and the phone’s 64GB of internal storage space is enough to store all of the phone’s data

Enjoying those games, or any other media, is a really enjoyable experience, with Histen audio and a screen-to-body ratio of 89 per cent

The Honor Play makes you question why anyone would spend more on a mobile phone than this one, which is a price 3 or 4 times that of this phone. Read our full story Honor Play review This is a really good phone, and it’s not a gaming phone

The Realme X3 SuperZoom is a great phone for cheap

Realme X3 SuperZoom

A good phone with a good camera system

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

Realme’s approach to phones seems to be to pack in as many good-quality components as possible while keeping the price reasonable. The Realme X3 SuperZoom is a low- to-mid-range price point that offers plenty of power and performance

The SuperZoom rear camera has the flexibility of both the 5x optical zoom and an ultrawide lens, so you can zoom in or out as necessary. The phone should be able to handle everything you throw at it, thanks to the 855 Plus processor

The way Realme has styled this phone makes it seem like it is more expensive than it is, and that’s because you can see it at first glance. Read our full story Realme X3 SuperZoom review Here

Poco F2 Pro

A great value for money. – The ranger

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

The Poco F2 Pro is a mid-range phone that has plenty to offer if you’re looking for value for money. The top tier processor is the Snapdragon

The big, bright 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display has no notch to ruin it, and there is a pop-up selfie camera hidden in the Chassis. If you play games and use the gps mapping, you can get two days of use between charges

You can’t get wireless charging or the quad-lens rear camera, but the Poco F2 Pro is a good choice at this price point, and it picks the right corners. This phone is a great value for money, even without the help of Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro review

The TCL 10 5G is available

A cheap phone with a large screen

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

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You can’t have many complaints about the phone being cheap, because it’s not wireless charging, no waterproof, and no waterproofing. Even though it’s a veteran in the electronics industry, we’re impressed with what it’s pulled off here, and that’s because it’s new to the smartphone scene

The display is the most appealing one, apart from the 5G that’s on board. It’s bright and vivid, and you can apply a host of software changes to make it pop if you need to. Be sure to check out our full page The review of the TCL 10 5G If you are interested

The Moto G9 Power is available

The cheapest phone for a long- lasting battery

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

If you want the phone that gives you the most battery capacity, look no further. The 6,000mAh battery here is 20% more powerful than the ultra-expensive one The S21 Ultra is a variant of the S21 Most of the budget phones in this list are not included. It’s more than that Three times The capacity of the phone in 2020

The screen size is the only part of the phone that is generous, so it needs to be big. It’s a big canvas for video and games, and is at 6.8 inches. It’s not very high resolution, but it’s one of the biggest phones here, so you notice the lower resolution. It shouldn’t be a problem, but you can get better screen quality elsewhere

It’s a similar story for most of the rest of the phone, but it’s not as fast as some of the other options. The cameras are not very good in low light. It’s a good buy if you want long battery life, but it comes with compromises. Read our full story The Moto G9 Power is a motorcycle You can review here and see our work The Moto G9 Power is a better device than the iPhone comparison here

The OnePlus Nord is a great deal

The person says that the person is called the “OccupyNord.”

A cheap phone that can do a lot

There are specifications

There are reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

It’s fitting that the company that first made its name by offering good phone specifications is now back in that spot The Nord. The Nord is a fantastic mid-ranger that is more affordable than the OnePlus phones

You can get a powerful processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 5G for just £379. The second generation has been launched and you’re likely to see some great deals on the web

Everything on the 6.44-inch screen looks stunning thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate

The camera and battery life are not great, but there are some compromises that have been made to get the OnePlus Nord to this price. This package is an amazing one, and it is available for the price

Check out our full page The review of the OnePlus Don’t miss our coverage on why we rate it so highly The phone is called the OnePlus Nord vs the phone is called the Pixel 4a The two similar budget phones compare

The OnePlus is located in theNord Has Also It was won The best value phone award was presented T3 Awards in 2021This is a huge reason to upgrade your phone

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Extra info on the best cheap phones

We have a lot of phone guides here if you like a specific manufacturer or operating system

For example, our The best gaming phones The guide covers the high-powered phones that we found to be the best battlers in mobile gaming The best phones for the job guide won’t offer you an iPhone if you’re on the other side of the world. If you prefer to buy a particular brand, check out our guides The phones are from the SAMSUNG company, The best phoneAnd The phones are from the company, the name is “NOkia.” We have a guide to that Small phones are the best For those of us who prefer our phones to fit in our purses

Most of the phones here are using 4G technology, not 5G. Most of the UK is covered by 4G and 5G, which is fast enough for video streaming. If you really want 5G speeds, check out our The best 5G phones A guide

How to choose the best phone

Flagship phones are fast, well designed, and come with a lot of extra features. They come at a cost, and that is a lot of money. The cost of flagship phones is now north of £1,000 and, even though the value you can get out of them can justify the cost, there is no escaping the fact that it is big outlay and especially so when contract costs are added in

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Most phone makers are now offering amazing phones at unbelievably low prices, with everyone from Sony to Samung now offering some truly incredible phones. Many of these phones come with features that were only available in flagships a few years ago, and in some cases we’re now seeing entirely new technology Debut These cheaper devices are used. Just look at it The A80 is a phone from the SAMSUNG group Its pop-up and rotating camera system is proof

The first thing to do is to work out what you value most from a phone. If you can play games on the go, that will help you choose a device like the Honor Play that can run games at high frame rates and with eye-catching visuals

If you absolutely must have liquid-smooth core operation, with fast app loading andUI navigation, then you need to look for a device that comes with a powerful processor and slick OS skin The phone is called the “Obey 6.”

Maybe you want a phone that is cheaper than a flagship device but still has a powerful and versatile all-round camera system, and that is something you don’t want to give up. If so, then a phone like that A9 is a brand of phone The system has four cameras and will be more down your street

When balancing want and budget, we think it’s good to create a list of primary and secondary features, and then try to find a device that delivers at least one feature from your primary list, and two or more from your secondary list. We’re pretty sure you won’t have a problem balancing your needs with your budget because many of the phones in our best cheap phones guide deliver excellent features at very competitive price points

How do we test cheap phones?

There is a lot to consider when testing a Smartphones, they are powerful tools that act like small form factor computers, and as such there is a lot to consider

We are testing a phone in a five-stage process. We evaluate the phone’s build quality and fit and finish. We want to see how the phone feels in the hand and looks to the eye, as well as if it has obvious defects such as a cheap screen or frame

We analyse the handset in terms of its core hardware and specifications. We want to see what the phone has in terms of processor, RAM, storage, and battery, and then we want to see how it meshes with the real world performance. We use Geekbench 5 and 3DMark to test each phone

The screen of the phone is so important that we need to take a closer look at it. We want to see how it looks in real life and on paper, as well as how it works in a variety of applications, such as streaming videos, viewing images, navigating the phone’sUI and playing mobile games

We spend time looking at the camera system on the phone. This involves using the phone’s shooting modes to take a series of photographs, both inside and outside, in good light and low-light environments. We test the quality of key modes on our own

We look at the software and any notable features. If the phone is high in star score, we recommend it for the best cheap phones buying guide

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