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 1S

A smart, simple phone with an array of brilliant features, the Alcatel 1S is the perfect budget-friendly mobile for busy people. Game and watch your favourite shows on the 6.52-inch HD+ Vast Display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 88.5% screen-to-body ratio1 and real-time display enhancement. The 13-megapixel AI Triple-Camera comes with high resolution, macro and depth cameras, and you can perfect your pics with AI Face Tracking, AI Scene Detection2, AI Filter and Best Shot. Multitask easily with One-Handed Mode and Google Assistant, and power through busy days thanks to the 4000mAh battery with Smart Manager. Boost your battery with up to 6% extra power on a full charge and use Super Saving Mode to last up to 7 days on a 15% charge3.

Alcatel 1S phone

Xiaomi Redmi 9AT

The Xiaomi Redmi 9AT is the perfect choice for people who wants to stay connected in style and stick to their budget. Watch, game and browse on the 6.53-inch HD+ screen with blue light protection certification to protect your eyes. Take professional-looking pictures on the rear 13-megapixel AI Camera - use Portrait Mode for flattering shots with rich contrast, make dazzling videos with Kaleidoscope Effect, and use the 10x zoom to capture smaller details. The MediaTek Helio G25 processor provides reliable, fluid performance, and the hardworking 5,000mAh battery has up to 34 days of standby-battery time - perfect for busy days on the go.

Xiaomi Redmi 9AT phone

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.

Alcatel 1 mobile phone

Alcatel 3080

If you’re after a simple mobile which lets you quickly make calls and send texts, the Alcatel 3080 is a superb choice which sits easily in the hand or slips into a pocket. Easily read your messages, browse online using 4G on the 2.4-inch display, and take snaps on the rear 1.3-megapixel camera. There’s 10MB of built-in storage, but the Alcatel 3080 also supports a 32GB MicroSD card. The 1530mAh battery is built for busy days - standby time is up to 300 hours, and talk time is up to 15 hours.

Alcatel 3080 mobile phone

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.

Nokia 110 mobile phone

Nokia 105

Boasting a tough polycarbonate body with an ergonomic design which resists scratches, the Nokia 105 is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to effortlessly stay connected with a simple, straightforward phone. The separated rubber keys make dialling and texting easy, and you can store up to 2,000 contacts and 500 SMS messages. Navigate around your phone easily using the icons on the brightly-lit 1.77-inch display, and make the conversation last even longer with a long-lasting battery that lets you chat for hours. If you fancy some downtime, you can play one of the pre-loaded Gameloft games including Snake, Tetris, Sky Gift and Airstrike. You can even listen to music, news and sports with the built-in radio1.

1Using the FM radio requires a compatible 3.5mm headphone headset that may be sold separately.

Nokia 105 mobile phone

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 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.

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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.