The best smartphone deals under £20 per month

Looking for a budget phone that doesn’t compromise on specs? Here are the best contract deals under £20 per month.
New flagship smartphones are great, but what’s not-so-great is the hefty price tag that comes with them.
 
Contracts at over £60 per month are a bit of a steep ask of the bank accounts of us all, so we sometimes look to the lower end of the market. But when you do, you’re greeted by a bunch of naff Android phones that will have you pulling you hair out after a month or two.
 
Until now, as we’ve handpicked some of the best phone deals out there - pairing a great phone with a great contract for under £20 per month. Take a look below!

Budget pick of the month: Huawei P30 Pro

A five-star handset for a rock-bottom price.

There's a lot to love about the Huawei P30 Pro, but the star of the show is the handset's remarkable triple camera, which had us scooping our jaw from the floor in 2019 with its "unbeatable" zoom that refused to compromise on detail. There's a bit to pay upfront here, but if you're someone who can't turn down a photo op, we promise you won't be disappointed.

  • 10GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 month contract

Total cost of ownership: £675

Get it here for £19 a month and £220 upfront (via deal filter) // Read our review

Best of the rest

Samsung Galaxy A51

The Samsung Galaxy A51 might not be a bona fide flagship, but it still packs a punch where it counts. The plucky handset combines a 48MP quad-lens rear camera with a vibrant Super AMOLED display and snazzy prism design that's groovier than Marvin Gaye in their prime. Oh, and you'll be getting all of that with nothing to pay upfront.

  • 100GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 month contract

Total cost of ownership: £432

Get it here for £18 a month and nothing upfront (via deal filter) // Read our review

 

Apple iPhone XR

Another five-star phone for a tiny price. That £250 upfront might seem hefty, but it's totally worth it for one of the best iPhones of the last few years - and the contract (just £17 a month) is a complete steal.

  • Unlimited data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 month contract

Total cost of ownership: £658

Get it here for £17 a month and £250 upfront (via deal filter) // Read our review

 

Motorola Moto G50

For those of you seeking super-fast connectivity, the Motorola Moto G50 will see you right. The affordable handset ushers in 5G support without breaking the bank, and tosses in a capable 48MP triple-camera and 6.5in 90Hz display for good measure. Not bad for under £20 a month!

  • 20GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 month contract

Total cost of ownership: £456

Get it here for £19 a month and nothing upfront // Read our review

 

Sony Xperia 1

"A sensational smartphone and a film enthusiast's dream." That's how we described the Sony Xperia 1 a couple of years ago, and we stand by every word. Sony's beast of handset was tailor made for video enthusiasts who like to multi-task, with its slender 21:9 4K HDR display the real star of the show. You'll need a little upfront dollar to get in on the action, but it'll keep those monthly payments to a minimum.

  • 10GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 month contract

Total cost of ownership: £585

Get it here for £19 a month and £129 upfront (via deal filter) // Read our review