Best Phones For Under £200

Mobile phones have progressed from luxuries to essentials over the years. We rely on our devices to keep in touch, entertain ourselves, and share our lives with the world. But that doesn’t have to come at a high price. If you’re on the lookout for a phone that doesn’t break the bank, here is our list of cheaper alternatives you can buy.

Last updated: 3rd Jul 2020 at 3:22pm

Motorola Moto G6

Retailing at around £120 - £140, the Motorola Moto G6 is widely recognised as one of the best mobile phones for its price, with 64GB of storage, 4GB ram, a 5.7” display screen, and a dual camera. 

The phone itself is enhanced with Dolby Audio, which, when paired with the large screen, makes it perfect for watching and streaming videos. But if you’d rather video yourself, the 12MP and 5MP dual camera, as well as the 8MP wide-angle front camera, will allow you to capture the best photography - all for an incredibly cheap price. 

The 3000mAH battery comes with a Turbo Power charger, which can provide you with hours of charge in a mere few minutes, so you won’t have to keep it plugged in while out and about. 

If the design and build quality are of interest to you, you’ll be happy to hear the Moto G6 has a 3D Gorilla Glass and P2i coating to protect against scratches and water damage. It’s compact enough to easily hold in one hand or store safely in your pocket, and comes in Indigo or Silver. 

For this price you’ll also get a fingerprint reader for additional security, and voice commands through Google Assistant. 

Samsung Galaxy J6

Samsung has been the leading manufacturer of Android phones for decades. Often looked at as the main competitor to the iPhone, these devices have blossomed into their own popularity. 

The Galaxy J6 usually sells for anywhere between £149.99 and £199.99, and while this is on the top end of our list, it’s an absolute steal for a branded phone like Samsung. 

The J6 is vivid, with a 5.6” AMOLED screen providing a vibrant palette of colour. Coming in Black, Gold, and Lavender, the external appearance is just as dynamic. The Infinity Display gives users a full HD experience without the high price tag, enabling you to game, text, and browse with clear viewing. 

With an 8MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, and a bunch of features like Night Mode and Selfie Focus, the J6 can handle photos wherever you may be. 

And you can take pictures for hours, with the J6’s long-lasting battery life. You can have 17 hours of video playback, 76 hours of music playback, or up to 13 hours of internet browsing before needing to charge. 

An extension from fingerprint technology, this Samsung phone allows you to unlock your device using facial recognition, adding an extra layer of security to protect your data. Speaking of data, you have 15GB of cloud storage to play with, as well as 32GB on the phone itself and a 3GB RAM. 

Who says low prices limit you?

Apple iPhone 6

You didn’t think you’d see this famous brand on here, did you? While the newer releases tend to reach up to £1000 in price, this Apple model costs around £180 - £200. 

Despite the iPhone 6 now being five years old, it’s still a viable contender when trying to decide on the right iPhone for you. Be aware that any model older than the 6 will not function properly with the new software updates that Apple installs on their phones, so it’s probably best to stick with the 6 and above. 

The iPhone 6 is made from a combination of glass, stainless steel and aluminium, so is reasonably strong for its price point. It is also pocket-sized with a 4.7” display screen so you won’t feel like you’re trailing a brick phone around. 

iPhones are famous for their FaceTime feature, which allows you to video call any other iPhone device, regardless of the age of the model. So your iPhone 6 can video call the iPhone X. It’s a more intimate way of communicating than texting, and the 8MP iSight rear camera ensures a clear vision for calling. 

While Android has Google Assistant, all iPhones are installed with Siri, a voice-operated assistant who can complete tasks like sending messages, checking the weather, and answering any generic questions you may have. 

The battery for the iPhone 6 can last up to 50 hours of audio playback or 11 hours of browsing. If you plan on listening to music, the 6 features the standard headphone jack, before Apple replaced them with the lightning cable charger port in more recent models. 

With the iPhone 6, you will need a Nano-SIM card. You can order a free sim from Asda Mobile and we will send you three types of SIM card: Standard, Micro and Nano, so you don’t have to worry about which one will fit. 

Nokia 1.3

Nokia is universally known for creating indestructible phones, which launched the telecommunications market to new expectations. So such a famous service must be able to cater for all, right? 

The Nokia 1.3 can be bought for £64 from Nokia itself, or for even less if you look around at other deals. But cheap doesn’t necessarily mean bad. 

The 1.3 is bigger than its predecessor, with a modest 5.71” HD+screen for optimal viewing, and faster due to its Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform processor. Do more, and do it quicker, with one of the best Nokia phones for this price. 

As with many phones nowadays, AI rules their software. The Nokia 1.3 has AI-low light imaging, perfect for taking pictures in dim or dark light. As part of the Android family, Nokia has Google Assistant, so users of the 1.3 can take advantage of this AI service to find out the weather, call people, text, and read. 

The longevity of the phone also won’t let you down; the 3000mAh battery means your Nokia will stay awake from sunrise to sunset. 

If its internal features haven’t won you over yet, maybe its external appearance will. The 1.3 can be ordered in Cyan, Sand or Charcoal, and is inspired by Nordic designs. The tough 3D nano-textured back pays homage to its indestructibility. 

Huawei P30 Lite

There are a variety of Huawei phones available on the market, but the P30 lite is one of the best bargains. 

Huawei phones are known for their amazing camera technology, with many models having Triple Leica cameras for taking the ultimate photograph. The P30 lite has a 48MP AI Ultra Wide Triple Camera for clear and high-res photos. Its rear camera heightens and sharpens details for brilliantly crisp images. 

Huawei also boasts intelligent zoom technology, which uses its three lenses to give you the equivalent of 2x optical zoom. And the 120-degree wide lens means you can capture landscapes at every angle. 

As AI technology advances, Huawei, of course, uses this to heighten their proudest feature. The AI recognition technology means the front camera can identify over 8 categories, while the rear can identify 22, like colour, lighting, contrast to balance out your photos without you having to edit them. Also powered by AI technology is the P30 lite’s HiVision, which transforms the phone into an assistant, capable of completing tasks for you, just like Siri of iOS. 

The Huawei P30 lite looks as beautiful as the pictures it takes, with the 6.15” Dewdrop Notch Display painting a pretty picture for your lock screen. To protect our eyes as we gaze at this phone for hours, the P30 lite has TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification, which is designed to be more comfortable for viewing. 

The 3D curved case is made out of glass, and is available in three colours: Pearl White, Peacock Blue, and Midnight Black. 

An upgrade from the previous P30 models, the lite has more storage and memory for your photos, videos, apps, and music, with up to 128GB available. And with a powerful battery of 3340mAH, you’ll never have to sprint to find your charger every few hours while playing games, browsing apps, or watching videos. 

 

So, you have £200 to spend - which phone do you choose? If you’re buying one of these phones, or another handset, you might want to consider pairing it with one of Asda Mobile’s SIM only bundles for a money-saving, flexible, contract-free deal. 

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