The best phones for under £300

There are plenty of high-quality phones on offer for under £300 – and these mid-range budget smartphones will have several similarities to their more expensive counterparts. You can expect more advanced cameras and better-quality video recording than on cheaper phones under £200 and under £100, as well as high-definition displays for crystal-clear entertainment, stunning design, a long battery life and powerful processors.

Nokia 8.3 5G

The Nokia 8.3 5G is built for people who want to give their videos and photos the wow factor. Bring an expert touch to your 4K footage with built-in ZEISS Cinematic effects - add anamorphic and blue flares for an authentic look and feel, then edit with colour grading tools. You can even share videos almost-instantly thanks to 5G speed* - powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. Watch your own content back or stream films and TV shows on the 6.8-inch screen with PureDisplay technology for sharp, crisp colours. Photographers will love the 64-megapixel quad camera with 12-megapixel Ultrawide and 2-megapixel Macro and Depth cameras - shoot phenomenal close-ups, grand landscapes, vibrant portraits or make yourself the subject with the 24-megapixel Selfie Camera.

Please note: The full cost of the Nokia 8.3 5G on Pay as you go is £310 when bought with a minimum £10 Top up.

Nokia 8.3 5G

motorola moto g 5G plus

motorola’s moto g 5G plus is a game-changer, perfectly bridging the gap between great value for money and the latest cutting-edge technology. Harness 5G speed* to download films, TV shows and songs in seconds - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor means more bandwidth, lower latency, and reduced lag time. Immerse yourself in your favourite entertainment on the 6.7-inch Full HD+ CinemaVision display and take superb snaps on the 48-megapixel camera with Quad Pixel technology. Capture tiny details with the 5-megapixel Macro camera, give your subject focus with the 2-megapixel Depth camera and capture expansive vistas with the 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide Angle camera. Expand your storage up to 1 TB with a microSD card and power through busy days with the 5,000mAh battery.

motorola moto g 5G plus

OPPO A72

Immersive entertainment just went up a gear, thanks to the OPPO A72. Watch, game, browse and scroll on the 6.5-inch ultra-high-resolution display with Neo-design, a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio and ultra-narrow bezels. The 48-megapixel AI Quad Camera boasts an 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide Angle camera for capturing expansive views, and two 2-megapixel unique portrait-style lenses for well-balanced snaps - neatly complemented by the 16-megapixel front camera. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage keeps everything running smoothly, with no lagging or buffering, and the 5,000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charge will keep you going all day.

OPPO A72

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G

Take superb pictures on the Mi 10T Lite 5G’s rear 64-megapixel AI-enhanced Quad camera with 8-megapixel ultrawide-angle, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth cameras. Capture unexpected details and panoramas, including the night sky. Zoom in up to 10x, take stunning portraits and even shoot with both cameras at the same time. When you decide it’s time for a selfie, the 16-megapixel front camera with Night Mode 1.0 and AI Beautify does the hard work so you don’t have to. Experience super-smooth gaming and video playback on the 6.67-inch display thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, plus a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast-charging lets you charge to 100% in just under an hour. 

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G

TCL 10 5G

Stay entertained in style on the TCL 10 5G’s 6.53-inch FHD+ Dotch display with a 91% screen-to-body ratio - you can even use Super Bluetooth to link up to four extra devices, so friends and family can join in with what you’re watching. The TCL 10 5G's NXTVISION visual technology allows you to see a full spectrum of authentic colour, with real-life clarity and contrast. Take unbeatable portraits, close-ups, and panoramas with the NXTVISION quad camera with 64-megapixel Ultra High-Resolution, 8-megapixel Ultrawide, 5-megapixel Macro and 2-megapixel Depth cameras. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor provides upgraded AI processing and smoother gaming and streaming to support 5G speed*, all powered by a 4,500mAh battery.

TCL 10 5G

Keeping the cost down of owning a phone

We also offer nearly new phones on Pay monthly contracts and Pay as you go, so you can find a great phone for less.

Even though you can buy a high-quality phone for under £300 outright, you’ll find that over time you will pay more than the initial cost to use it. There are several ways to keep your costs down once you’ve splashed out on a new mobile – for example, using a Pay as you go SIM and using WiFi to send messages and make calls.

If you’re looking to spend a little less on your mobile, we also have a range of phones under £100 and phones under £200.  
 

Keeping the cost of owning a phone down

Terms and Conditions

You’ll need a 5G-enabled phone to connect to the 5G network, as a device which normally uses 4G won't automatically upgrade to 5G. You’ll also need a 5G plan, and be in an area with 5G coverage.

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