The best cheap smartphones - reviewed

Looking for the best low-cost smartphone? We've got you covered

News flash: we’d all like a Samsung Galaxy S8. But when saving up for an underground bunker in the backyard seems a better idea by the day and soon penny sweets may end up costing a pound, maybe it’s a good time to save a few bucks.

The good news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get high-end design, screens or performance anymore.

We’re not here to recommend the less than S$300 Nokia phone everyone forgot Nokia still makes, but the sort of phones we’d still be happy to use instead of that dream Galaxy S8.

Here’s the best of the budget best.

Tech Specs

Moto G5 in figures Operating system: Android 7 • Screen: 5in 1920x1080 • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core • RAM: 2GB • Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front • Storage: 16GB plus microSD

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