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Best phones for under £600

Are you looking for a new smartphone and have about £600 to play with? More money does open up your options, but it makes it even more difficult to find that perfect handset. That’s why we’re here to help! 
 
If you’re looking for something that can do it all without the hefty price tag, take a look at the best phones for under £600.

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Apple

This might be surprising, but Apple has a couple of phones that you can get for under £600. While you won’t get a premium top-of-the-range iPhone at this price, you can still get something that’s built to their famously high standards.

 

Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone 11

Release date: Sep 2019

Price: £597.99

Features

  • A dual camera that lets you shoot stunning photos in wide or ultra-wide. Video also exceeds all expectations with the option to shoot 4K videos and watch them on a 4K TV
  • A huge 6.1-inch display that lets you discover new experiences such as augmented reality (AR) and games
  • An all-day battery that lets you charge less and use more. If you have worked all day and are going straight out to meet up with friends, this is a phone you can rely on
  • 64GB memory
  • Available in three colours; white, black, or red

 

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Release date: Apr 2020

Price: £548.99

Features

  • By modern standards, this is a compact phone with a 4.7-inch display. The iPhone SE sits comfortably in your pocket or clutch bag.
  • Comes with augmented reality (AR) to enhance your app and game experiences
  • Capture the ultimate selfie with Portrait mode. Blur your background and use the built-in tools for adding lighting effects, shadows, and skin-tone effects
  • 256GB memory for storing hundreds of photos (or your entire iTunes music library)
  • Available in red only

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Samsung

If you are not buying an iPhone, you might want to turn to their hottest competitor, Samsung. Samsung phones are known for their vivid displays, cutting edge cameras, and sleek designs.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Release date: Oct 2020

Price: £596.99

Features

  • State-of-the-art Triple Lens Camera. Shoot 12MP ultra-wide images or bring distant objects into the foreground with 30x Space Zoom
  • Whether you are playing Candy Crush or flicking through photos on Instagram, the 6.5” display is large and ultra-smooth
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • 128GB memory
  • Available in a variety of colours; purple, blue, green, orange, red, or white

 

Samsung Galaxy A52S

Samsung Galaxy A52S

Release date: Aug 2021

Price: £407.99

Features

  • Quad camera with an impressive 64MP primary lens and an ultra-wide lens that can capture images as wide as you can see! Blur the background of photos for a pro effect and capture tiny objects with the macro lens
  • Access the fastest internet with 5G data
  • Superfast charging means less time connected to the mains
  • 128GB memory
  • Available in white only

Browse our full range of Samsung phones

 

TCL

TCL phones, formerly branded as BlackBerry Mobile, should make your shortlist of phones under £600. Considering their specs, you’d expect TCL phones to come with a premium price tag. Instead, they’re great value for money whilst sporting incredible cameras and huge amounts of storage.

 

TCL 20 Pro 5G

TCL 20 Pro 5G

Release date: Apr 2021

Price: £493.99

Features

  • The edge-to-edge viewing experience is sublime, with vivid, true-to-life colours
  • Comes with blue light certification to protect your eyes and provide visual comfort. Now you can read or play games for hours without burning out your eyes!
  • A 48MP quad-camera produces amazing results with Sony Optical Image Stabilisation and Super Night Mode
  • One of the biggest batteries for all-day use, making this phone the perfect travel companion
  • 256GB memory for storing plenty of 4K high-resolution videos.
  • Available in grey only

Browse our full range of TCL phones

 

Xiaomi

Xiaomi made its name as ‘China’s Apple’, with a style and design that always encourages a second glance. They’re also one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and believe that high-quality tech doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Release date: Mar 2021

Price: £266.99

Features

  • A more affordable option with plenty of impressive features.
  • Clever camera technology that binds nine pixels into one, increasing the light sensitivity by 900% (perfect for low light photography)
  • A macro lens that lets you get twice as close to objects without losing focus and clarity. Ideal for photographing insects, flowers, and other tiny things
  • An always bright viewing experience controlled by a 360-degree light sensor, sending more power to the display when needed and saving the battery when it isn’t
  • 128GB memory
  • Available in grey only

 

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