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The best phones for under £100

A phone you’ll love at the right price for you 

You can get a lot more than you might think for under £100 when you buy a Pay as you go phone from Vodafone. Whether you’re looking for a cheap smartphone with great features like a fingerprint sensor and selfie camera, or something that’s easier to use with simple buttons and a long battery life, we’ve got some top recommendations for you.

Which are the best phones for under £100?

We’ve taken a look at the best pay-as-you go phones for under £100 in our current range – including our own Vodafone Smart N8, complete with fingerprint scanner and 13-megapixel camera, and the long-awaited re-issue of the iconic Nokia 3310. Here are our top five recommendations.

Nokia 8110 4G

Based on the iconic original slider phone, the Nokia 8110 4G is a great low-cost model with buttons that can now connect to the internet. It’s equipped with a 2.4-inch LED screen, a 2-megapixel camera and a removable 1500 mAh battery. Download all the essential apps from the KaiOS store to send emails, tweet and stream music – through 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.

Mobiwire Kwanita

A great little phone that does everything you need – for well under £50. The pocket-sized Mobiwire Kwanita has a 4-inch touchscreen and expandable storage for pictures, music and video. A 2-megapixel camera lets you capture special moments, and there’s even a fast quad-core processor to ensure smooth running of your favourite apps.

Mobiwire Kwanita

Nokia 3310

One of the most popular phones ever made, the iconic Nokia 3310 has been updated and re-released with new features packed into the same great design. It’s 2.4-inch LED screen is easy to view even in bright light, it has a 2-megapixel camera with built-in flash and its battery can last on standby for a whole month. And yes – it still has the ‘snake’ game.

Doro 6520

If you like a phone with buttons, the Doro 6520, at under £50 on Pay as you go, is a great choice – especially if you’re on a budget. It fits easily in your pocket and flips open to reveal widely spaced buttons and a large 2.8-inch screen. It even has a 2-megapixel camera to capture those special moments.

Doro 6520

Nokia 1

Nokia 1 is a great choice for an affordable smartphone. With a fast and efficient quad-core processor, 4.5-inch display and 4G connectivity, you’ll enjoy a smooth experience running your favourite apps or streaming video. With a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera too, this budget phone is an absolute bargain at well under £100. 

Not found what you're looking for?

You’ll be surprised what you can get for a little extra spend. Check out our recommendations for Best phones for under £200 and Best Phones for under £300 for more ideas.