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5 Best Cheap Mobile Phones and Budget Smartphones

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Moto G 3 (2015)

Originally reviewed by Michael Sawh 06 August 2015

Key features:

  • 5-inch, 720p display
  • IPX7-rating
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 4G
It isn't as stonkingly cheap as its older siblings, but the Moto G 3 (2015) still offers mouthwatering value for money. The fresh additions of water resistance and the option to customise it using the Moto Maker service add plenty to its appeal.

Its larger 2,470mAh battery is capable of going for over a day and a half between charges, which is more than what you typically get from the flagships. That's partly down to the  use of a 5-inch, 720p screen, which is plain but adequate.  

The 13-megapixel main camera is vastly superior to the 8-megapixel sensor of old, while performance is slick and reliable. However, it's worth noting that the 16GB version not only features more storage than its 8GB sibling, but also double the RAM.

Some mobile operators are offering it for less than £140, though it'll set you back a little extra if you want it unlocked.

Price: From £15.50 a month or £159.99 SIM-free

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