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.

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

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.

motorola moto 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.