The best phones for under £300

There are plenty of high-quality, affordable 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.

OPPO A94 5G

Sleek and smart with a minimalist design, the OPPO A94 5G is a ultra-thin device with an array of impressive features. The Octa-Core 5G SoC processor1 means you can do everything you love at 5G speed◊, and the 360° Antenna 3.0 ensures optimal signal no matter how you hold your phone. The 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with 90.8% screen-to-body ratiois perfect for immersive entertainment, and the Ultra Night Video Quad Camera3 with HDR Video uses AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 to intelligently optimise your photos. Use Dynamic Bokeh to ensure your subject stands out, and Night Plus for effortless photos in low light. The 4,310mAh battery with OPPO 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.04 allows you to power up quickly, and Super Nighttime Standby8 puts your phone into standby mode overnight with little power consumption, using up only 1.78% battery over 8 hours.

OPPO A94 5G

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

With its large 6.6-inch Infinity-V display and smooth 90Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy A22 5G makes streaming, gaming and scrolling a pleasure every time. Experience 5G speed◊ combined with Octa-core processing power for fast, lag-free interactions and almost-immediate responses. The triple rear camera array guarantees great photos no matter what you snap. Capture super-wide group photos with the 5-megapixel Ultra-Wide Camera, create professional-style portraits with the 48-megapixel Main Camera, and capture easily missed definition and detail with the 2-megapixel Depth Lens. The 5,000mAh battery with 15W Fast Charging will keep you going all day, and Galaxy A22 5G’s One UI lets you focus on what matters most in an intuitive way.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

Keeping the cost down of owning a phone

We sell nearly new phones on Pay monthly contracts and Pay as you go, so you can find an affordable phone for less. You can also browse our latest deals and offers on phones, tablets and SIM only plans.

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.

However, if you're happy to spend a bit more than £300, you can browse our full range of Pay as you go phones. Please bear in mind that any Big Value Bundles you buy along with your phone will increase how much you pay, as these plans come with a monthly cost.

Keeping the cost of owning a phone down

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15G network connection depends on whether the SIM card supports 5G network, and it also depends on the 5G frequency band and 5G network construction in users' location.
2Screen size is measured diagonally, in centimetres. Product screen size is 16.34cm as a full rectangle, and its screen-to-body ratio is 90.8% (active area). Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
3The rear camera array consists of a 48MP main lens, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 2MP mono lens and a 2MP macro lens. Accounting for wide-angle distortion correction in 119° ultra wide-angle mode, the field of view is about 107°–109°.
4OPPO 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0’s charging results are tested internally in OPPO labs under stimulated usage conditions. Actual charging times may vary depending on user conditions.
5The Game Focus Mode and Bullet Notifications now supports WhatsApp, telegram, line, message, text.
6Due to slight variations in device components and measurement methods, device thickness may differ by ±0.2mm and device weight may differ by ±3g compared to specifications.
7Quick Startup Mode is temporarily not available in games which are not in compliance with Android rules and guidance.
8The battery’s typical value is 4310mAh, the minimum value is 4220mAh.
9Super Nighttime Standby time stimulates running in Super Nighttime Standby Mode. From 23:00 PM to 7:00 AM, the Always-On Display only consumes about 1.78% battery over an 8-hour period.