Hold onto your cash, we’ve rounded up the best budget phones available from Vodafone UK right now, and they’re all £100 or less…
Sometimes, ‘top of the line’ just isn’t the right fit. When it comes to phones, for example, dipping into the low-cost end of the spectrum is the perfect choice for first time buyers, kids, tweens and teens alike!
The good news? Whereas shopping in the budget smartphone section used to mean foregoing on great features, the continued fall in tech costs mean that buying cheap in 2018 will still net you a super capable device, packed full of features.
To prove it, here are just a few phones you can snap up for less than £100 at Vodafone UK right now…
High end: Vodafone Smart N9
Cost on Pay as you go: £99
Our own Vodafone Smart N9 is a lot of phone for a small price. Behind its gorgeous 5.5-inch display and super slim bezels beats a highly capable quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, which is plenty to keep your multitasking needs ticking over.
A couple of high-quality cameras, meanwhile – both with flash and autofocus – ensure you’ll be able to capture everything from nights out to share-worthy selfies in great detail. That’s all wrapped up in a near-stock version of Android Oreo, which brings amazing features like the Google Assistant alongside some smart background battery management tech.
Best display: Sony Xperia L1
Cost on Pay as you go: £89
The Sony Xperia L1’s headline feature is its screen, which brings the best of Sony’s display knowhow into a low cost phone, without scrimping on things like design or build quality. As such you’ll get a beautiful, crisp and colour-accurate 5.5-inch HD display, with thin side bezels that make holding the L1 a pleasure.
13-Megapixel rear and 5-Megapixel front cameras, meanwhile, bring some excellent photography smarts, and the whole thing is wrapped up in some classic Sony industrial design.
Battery champ: Nokia 3310
Cost on Pay as you go: £35
Updated for the smartphone era, the classically-inspired 3310 features a bigger screen and increased functionality in a choice of colours including orange, yellow, black or light grey. With 16GB of internal storage (which you can expand to 32GB with a MicroSD card), there’s plenty of room for all your pics and music, and it even has a 2-Megapixel camera.
But perhaps the biggest bonus is the ridiculous battery life – just like we used to know and love. By leaving out features like a touchscreen, 4G and Wi-Fi, one charge should set you up for about a week.
Best for kids: Vodafone Smart Mini 7
Cost on Pay as you go: £22.50
When the first iPhone was released way back in 2007, who’d have thought that we’d end up here, in a time where a cute, capable smartphone can be yours for under £25? The dinky Smart Mini 7 is the perfect first phone for kids, with a 4-inch display, a 2-Megapixel camera, and access to over 1.6 million apps on the Google Play Store.
It’s also just 9.7mm thin, so it’ll slip into any pocket like a charm. There’s a quad core processor on board, and storage you can expand up to 32GB – perfect for keeping loads of photos, videos and games without worry.
Most streamlined experience: Nokia 1
Cost on Pay as you go: £55
The Nokia 1 has a pocketable 4.5-inch display, a great 5-Megapixel rear camera, and a video call-ready 2-Megapixel selfie cam, but what makes it special is the Android Go operating system.
Android Go strips away a lot of the stuff that smartphone newbies might find unnecessary, but still leaves in 4G connectivity and a bunch of your favourite apps. What’s great though, is that those apps also take up less space, use less data, and all sit within a newly-designed user interface that makes getting around an absolute breeze.
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