The best phones for under £100

If you’re after a 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.

Nokia 2.3

If you’re looking for a budget phone with a great camera, the Nokia 2.3 uses AI to take rich, detailed pictures – even in low light. Its 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual sensor rear camera comes with a range of effects including bokeh for portrait-style photography, and you can even blur the background of photos when editing to change the focus. Browse and enjoy immersive entertainment on the 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 screen, and if you’re likely to be using your phone frequently, the Nokia 2.3 comes with Adaptive Battery technology to help you power through your day. Everything’s protected with biometric face unlock, and the Android 10 operating system comes with 2 years’ worth of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates.

Nokia 2.3 mobile 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

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 also offer Pay as you phones on clearance, so you can pick up a phone for much less. These phones are brand new and they’re great value - they’ve just been reduced to clear.

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