Every year phones get better. But they seem to get more expensive too. Who has £900-1000 to spend on an iPhone XS or Huawei Mate 20 Pro without eating leaves and fluff for the rest of the year?
The good news is cheaper phones are improving too, often at an even faster rate than the big shots.
Nowadays you can spend under £200 (or just over it) and still get an ultra-sharp 18:9 screen, a good dual camera and even a phone made of glass and aluminium instead of plastic. It’s less a question of whether you can afford a pricey model splashed over billboards around town, and more: why would you?
So without further ado, here’s a round-up of our favourite affordable phones available right now.
Motorola Moto G7 Play in figures Operating system: Android 9.0 • Screen: 5.7in 1512x720 • Processor: Snapdragon 632 • RAM: 2GB • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front • Storage: 32GB plus microSD
Motorola One in figures Operating system: Android 8.1 • Screen: 5.9in 1520x720 • Processor: Snapdragon 625 • RAM: 4GB • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front • Storage: 64GB plus microSD