The best phones for under £100

If you're after an affordable phone which won’t leave you out of pocket and will cost you less than £100 to buy outright, there are several models to choose from.

You may not get the cutting-edge technology and speed which more expensive models have, but even budget smartphones have large, high-definition displays and the capability to let you send emails, take pictures, text and browse the internet. You'll also be able to use the same apps which more expensive phones use.

The initial price of these Pay as you go phones includes the cost of the phone and a £10 minimum top-up credit voucher, keeping the total price under £100.

Alcatel 1

The Alcatel 1 is a perfect all-rounder - a lightweight, all-in-one device with a 5-inch screen, a slim design and front and rear cameras. Download and watch your favourite films or TV programmes on the Immersive FullView 18:9 display - which packs a punch in terms of rich picture quality - and take good, simple pictures with the basic 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and 2-megapixel front camera. If you’re always up for posting a selfie, One-Handed Mode lets you access the range of camera features easily in the corner of the screen, and you can use Social Mode to post to your accounts.

Nokia 110

Who says simple can’t be stylish? The Nokia 110 won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 and its slick, ergonomically-designed exterior hides an array of useful features for people who love to talk and text. Stay entertained all day with the built-in MP3 player with a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB of expandable storage¹. You can even listen to your favourite FM radio stations to stay up to date with the latest news and tunes from the stations you love². Make memories easily by recording video and shooting snaps with the QVGA rear camera, and talk for up to 14 hours on a single charge. When you’re done chatting, simply charge up with a standard Micro USB charger. Take a moment for yourself and enjoy a game of the retro classic Snake - and if you fancy a change, there are four other try-and-buy games to choose from, including Doodle Jump and Football Cup.

¹Memory card needs to be purchased separately. ²Using the FM radio requires a compatible headset that may be sold separately.

Clearance phones at Vodafone

Even though these phones cost less than £100 to buy outright, you’ll find that over time you will pay more than £100 to use them. However, there are ways to keep the cost of owning a phone down, including getting a Pay as you go SIM and using WiFi to send messages and make calls

If you’re looking to spend a little more on your mobile, we also have a range of phones under £200 and phones under £300

We offer Pay as you go phones on clearance, so you can pick up an affordable mobile phone for much less. These phones are brand new and they’re great value - they’ve just been reduced to clear. You can also browse our latest deals and offers on phones, tablets and SIM only plans.

Terms and conditions

¹Screen-to-body ratio calculated with VA/TP method.

²AI scene detection scenes include backlighting, beach, blue sky, building, cat, dog, fireworks, flowers, food, group pictures, lawn, leaves, macro, night, plants, portrait, show, snow, street, succulents, sunrise/sunset and text.

³Battery data based on results from internal lab tests. Actual battery life varies by personal usage.