Smart buys on Pay as you go

The best phones for under £200

Our top recommendations to suit your budget

If you’ve got a budget of up to £200 and you’re not sure which Pay as you go phone is best for you, read on. We’ve taken a look at our Pay as you go phones priced between £100 and £200 and compared camera size, screen quality and other key features, and picked out the ones we think come out on top.

Which are the best phones for under £200?

Here are our own recommendations for the best Pay as you go phones for under £200 in our current range – including some very well-priced models from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy J3 gives you the quality assurance of buying from a top brand, without a hefty price tag. Its 13-megapixel camera can create sharp, detailed images, and the front camera has face-recognition to help you up your selfie game, too. A great budget phone with a 5-inch screen, it looks great and fits neatly into your pocket.

Vodafone Smart N9

With its thin bezels and 5.5-inch HD+ screen, the Smart N9 looks and feels way more expensive than it is – and the specs are pretty impressive, too. A 13-megapixel main camera and a wide angle selfie snapper lets you capture all the big moments in rich detail, while the fingerprint scanner makes it easy for you – and only you – to unlock your phone.

Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5

The standout feature of the Samsung J5 is its 5.5-inch super AMOLED display. Curving gently into the edges, it delivers rich, true-to-life colours and deep blacks – great for watching movies or showing off pictures taken on its 13-megapixel front and rear-facing cameras. A well-built phone, it’s stylish and comfortable to hold, too. 

Not found what you're looking for?

If you’re happy to spend a little more, check our Best phones for under £300 page. Or if you’re after something a little less expensive, see our recommendations for Best phones for under £100