Trying to find the best budget smartphone around? You’re in luck, as our guide has the very best cheap smartphones available right now, with some well under £100/$100.
2017’s headlines were hogged by super swish, but ultra expensive phones, like the iPhone X, Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2. But a number of great affordable smartphones also hit the market. These included stellar value handsets from established names, like Motorola and its Moto G line, to young upstarts like Wileyfox (RIP) with its Swift series.
Enter 2018 and things are looking better than ever, with a number of fantastic options coming soon, including the STK X2. That said, we may have to wait a little longer to find out what budget market titan Motorola has up it sleeve – as the much-rumoured Moto G6 remains nowhere to be seen.
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Vodafone Smart V8
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• 5.5-inch, 1080p screen
• 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
• 3000 mAh battery
• 16MP camera
• Price: £160
Vodafone has branded some decent devices recently, and the Smart V8 continues that lineage. It’s a 5.5-inch 1080p display toting device that packs in a Snapdragon 435 CPU along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 3000 mAh battery makes it through the day and while there is plenty of Vodafone bloat software, the basic UI is actually quite nice.
We were impressed by the 16-megapixel camera, but not so much by the slow performance.