Best Cheap Smartphone OverallKey features
- Great 4.5-inch 720p IPS screen
- Runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Available with 8/16GB of internal storage
- Amazing value for money
Currently the only phone on this list to get a full 10 out of 10 score, the Motorola Moto G
is still the cheap smartphone to beat.
It’s not the slimmest or lightest phone but it's still a nice-looking handset for the price. It’s the first time we’ve seen a 720p screen on a phone this cheap and it serves up good, sharp image quality.
The Moto G runs on the latest version of Android and the Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM ensures it handles most everday tasks like browsing, and playing games well. The 5-megapixel camera delivers decent image quality, while the 720P HD video shooting is on par with other similar phones.
Whether you go for the 8GB version at £135 or the 16GB version at £160, the Moto G offers far better specs than any other big-name phone you can buy for £150 and is the cheap smartphone to beat as it stands. The big difference here between its successor is that you now have a 4G option. It will cost a little more but it's still great value for money.Price
: £124 (8GB), £160 (16GB)