The best phones for under £200

If you’re after a Pay as you go phone which will cost you less than £200, you’re in the right place. Even though they may not have the latest features that many newer, more expensive phones do, budget smartphones use the same apps that pricier phones do, and plenty come with high-definition screens, speakers with impressive audio quality, great cameras that are easy to use and powerful batteries to keep your day on track.

If you’re after an affordable phone with the features which are important to you, here are the models we think you’ll like - all with a price tag that comes in under £200 to buy outright.

Samsung Galaxy A03

With a 6.5-inch Infinity-V Display and unbeatable HD+ technology, the Samsung Galaxy A03 makes every day content look that much sharper, crisper and clearer. The 48-megapixel main camera, paired with 2-megapixel Depth and Macro cameras, lets you customise the focus to your preference and snap memorable moments in perfect detail. The 2-megapixel Macro camera helps you discover tiny details by applying a natural bokeh effect to your pictures, allowing your subject to stand out from the background. Stay ahead of your day with the 5,000mAh battery1 and Octa-Core processing power with up to 4GB of RAM for fast and efficient performance. Enjoy 64GB of internal storage or add even more space with the MicroSD card with up to 1TB of storage2. The Samsung Galaxy A03 offers comfortable and easy screen navigation and the fingerprint sensor built into the power button allows you to access your phone with one seamless motion. The convenient UI design with One UI Core lets you multitask on a single screen and seamlessly switch between apps to better focus on what matters to you.

Galaxy A03 on Pay as you go

Samsung Galaxy A13

The Samsung Galaxy A13 is the perfect phone for anyone who wants to take incredible pictures and enjoy immersive entertainment, powered by a hardworking battery and Exynos 850 Octa-core processor. Watch, stream and browse in comfort on the 6.6-inch FHD+, TFT LCD Infinity-V Display with a Gorilla Glass 5 screen and Dolby Atmos Sound - there's even a 3.5mm earphone jack if you prefer wired headphones. The quad rear camera with 50-megapixel Main, 5-megapixel Ultra Wide and 2-megapixel Depth and Macro cameras lets you capture images rich in colour and contrast, and the 50-megapixel front camera is ideal for sensational selfies. The 5,000mAh battery1 comes with Adaptive Power Saving Mode to save your battery power, and you can use 15W Fast Charging to charge up in a flash. Samsung Knox and the side fingerprint scanner keep your data secure, and the 64GB of internal storage means you can keep the games, files and photos which matter. If you need more space, no problem - there's MicroSD card support for up to 1TB.

Galaxy A13 on Pay as you go


With a 5,000mAh long-lasting battery1, a 50-megapixel AI triple camera2 and HD+ Eye-care display, the OPPO A54s offers incredible value paired with unbeatable tech. The sleek curved-edge body features a 6.52-inch display perfect for gaming and browsing, and AI Eye-care will automatically adjust your screen’s brightness to your environment. The triple rear camera features a 50-megapixel Main camera, a 2-megapixel Mono camera and 2-megapixel Macro camera for impressive shots at wider angles - and you can take superb selfies on the 8-megapixel front camera. AI Beautification enhances your subject’s skin tone and details, and Dazzling Mode offers vivid colours to rival real life. The hardworking battery plays video for over 21 hours, and if you only have 5% battery left, you can text on WhatsApp for over an hour on Super Power Saving Mode3. Super Night Time Standby Mode4 reduces power consumption by 1.32% at night, and optimised Night Charge controls overnight charging while Charging Temperature Control adjusts charging currents.

OPPO A54s on Pay as you go

Motorola Moto G31

Sleek and smart with a superb array of features, the Moto G31 is built to impress and rival flagship devices. Browse, game and stream in style on the 6.4-inch Max Vision OLED display with a 60 Hz refresh rate and Dolby Atmos® sound. The 50-megapixel1 camera array with 50-megapixel sensor, 8-megapixel 118° ultra-wide angle camera and 2-megapixel macro camera is built for superb shots, and comes with Dual Capture, Night Vision and Portrait modes. Feel the difference on the ultra-responsive MediaTek Helio G85 processor and stay powered up for 36 hours2 on the 5,000mAh battery. Use My UX to customise your phone exactly the way you want it and use side-mounted touch access to open your phone with a fingerprint.

Motorola Moto G31 on Pay as you go

motorola moto g50

The motorola moto g50 gives you the next generation speed you want, paired with a superb camera, 128GB of built-in storage and the fast responsiveness of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor. Download films, games and music in seconds with 5G speed◊, and watch your favourites in comfort on the 6.5-inch Max Vision HD+ display with an impressive refresh rate. Capture sharper, brighter images, professional-looking portraits, and incredibly detailed close-ups with the 48-megapixel triple camera system with 5-megapixel Macro Vision camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Use Google Assistant to stay organised, and the 5,000mAh battery will keep you going on busy days.

◊You must have a 5G enabled device on the Vodafone 5G network, a Vodafone 5G plan and 5G coverage in the area that you are in. Coverage may be affected by a number of factors. See our 5G page for more details.

motorola moto g50 on Pay as you go

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

If you’re after an entry-level 5G smartphone that’s slim, stylish and packed full of the latest features, the Redmi Note 10 5G is a smart choice. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset with support for 5G dual SIM and a 7nm processor is built for lag-free gaming, streaming and browsing. Plus, the integrated modem ensures optimum performance with lower power consumption. The triple rear 48-megapixel main camera with 2-megapixel macro camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor is ready to give your pictures and video a professional look and feel, and the 6.5-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with a super-smooth 90Hz refresh rate is perfect for films, games and comfortable browsing. The 5,000mAh battery is built for busy days, but if you need a quick boost, use 18W fast charging to power up in a flash.

Redmi Note 10 5G on Pay as you go

Nokia G50

A smarter phone is better for you, better for your pocket and better for the planet. That’s why the Nokia G50 has been crafted to be future-proof - it’s ready for today, and whatever tomorrow brings. Stream, game and browse at 5G speed◊ thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 480 5G processor, powered by a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery. Game in comfort on the 6.82-inch HD+ screen that’s made to last. The AI-supported 48-megapixel triple camera with Ultrawide and Depth cameras has built-in image stabilisation, and the 8-megapixel front camera comes with Selfie video stabilisation and Super night selfie mode. Plus, you can relax knowing the Nokia G50 comes with Android 11 OS, two years of OS updates and three years of monthly security updates included.

◊You must have a 5G-enabled device on the Vodafone 5G network, a Vodafone 5G plan and 5G coverage in the area that you are in. Coverage may be affected by a number of factors. Visit our 5G page for more details.

Nokia G50 on Pay as you go


The TCL 10L combines revolutionary NXTVISION technology and smart performance with excellent value for money. Maximise entertainment on the expansive 6.53-inch FHD+ Dotch display with a dedicated display chipset and wireless Super Bluetooth audio - you can even connect up to four headphones or speakers for family and friends. Unleash your inner photographer with the versatile 48-megapixel AI quad-camera system with automatic colour and exposure adjustment. Use the 2-megapixel Depth Camera to capture real-time bokeh, discover easily-missed details with the 2-megapixel Macro Camera, and take in the full view on the 8-megapixel Wide-Angle Camera. Plus, the 16-megapixel Front Camera is perfect for flattering selfies. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor means fast, fluid interactions, powered by a 4,000mAh battery for long-lasting usage.

TCL 10L on Pay as you go

Samsung Galaxy A12

The Samsung Galaxy A12 packs a huge amount of clever tech into a slim, lightweight phone with a 6.5-inch Infinity-V Display. Take clear, colour-rich photos with the 48-megapixel Main Camera, and use the 5-megapixel Ultra Wide Camera to capture stunning views and landscapes. Adjust your subject’s focus with the 2-megapixel Depth Camera and capture easily-missed details with the 2-megapixel Macro Camera. You can even show your best side with the 8-megapixel Front Camera with Live Focus. The Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM means fast, efficient performance for busy days, and you can store what matters on the 64GB of internal storage which can be boosted up to 1TB with a MicroSD card. The 5,000mAh battery is built for gaming, scrolling and binge-watching box sets, and you can power up in a flash with 15W fast-charging.

Samsung Galaxy A12 on Pay as you go

Affordable mobile phones for every budget

Over time, you will find that you spend more than £200 on owning and using a phone – especially if you need extra minutes or data, which happens from time to time. 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 browse and send messages

If you’re looking to spend a little more - or less - on your mobile, we also have a range of phones under £100 and phones under £300. We also have a huge range of deals and offers on phones, tablets and SIM only plans.

Terms & Conditions

1Typical value based on testing under third-party lab conditions. Rated capacity is 4,860mAh.

2MicroSD card sold separately.

1Typical value based on testing under third-party lab conditions. Rated capacity is 4,860mAh.

2MicroSD card sold separately.

1The battery’s typical capacity is 5000mAh, with a minimum capacity of 4890mAh.
2The A54s’s rear camera has 50MP and 2MP (Macro) and 2MP (Depth). In default mode, the 50MP main camera produces 4080×3072 resolution images. The front camera is 8MP.
3Super Power Saving Mode’s standby time simulates six applications selected and running in Super Power Saving Mode. Individual application standby times assume that no other apps are selected and/or running in Super Power Saving Mode.
4In the simulated tests of Super Night Time Standby Mode, from 23:00 to 07:00, the Always-On Display only consumes about 1.32% battery over an 8-hour period.

1The 50-megapixel sensor combines 4 pixels into 1, for an effective photo resolution of 12.5-megapixels.

2All battery life claims are approximate and based on the median user tested across a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors, including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns.