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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.

Mobiwire Kwanita

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.

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

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.

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.