When you’re looking to buy a new handset, experts would tell you not to be a cheapskate. Of course, they have a point. Investing in a high end handset makes sense in the long run because these phones boasts high quality build that can withstand everyday wear ad last for a long time.
But what about if you don’t have the budget for a high end phone? This is where budget-friendly phones come into play. While performance and durability will never be at par with high-end handsets, some cheap phones actually offer great value for your money. Here are some of the best cheap mobile phones available in the UK for under £50:
Samsung Galaxy Young 2
The specs are simple and basic but functional if you’re only thinking of basic functions. It costs only £49.99 on a pay as you go deal from O2. Performance is certainly not the fastest but the phone has a decent 512MB RAM with 4GB storage expandable up to 32GB and 3MP camera.
Available for £49.95 Sim-free, the LG L20 is another budget phone worth a second look. Just like the Galaxy Young 2, the phone runs on Android Kitktat featuring a compact touchscreen, 4GB storage and 512MB of RAM. It is also Wi-Fi capable so you can check email or browse online on your mobile phone.
Featuring a bigger screen than LG L20, the LG L40 is another budget phone that’s one of the best in the market. It is currently available at £40 on pay as you go deal from Tesco. The phone runs on Android Kitkat featuring a 3.5-inch display screen, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage with an option to expand up to 32GB.
Sony Xperia E1
If you’re a Sony fan, this Sony Xperia E1 offering is affordable enough at £59.99. That’s £49.99 for the phone and £10 for top up. This one’s features an even bigger screen that the aforementioned budget phones at 4 inches with 512MB Ram and 4GB storage up to 32GB.
Samsung Galaxy Fame
While the Samsung Galaxy Fame features an older version of Android, the phone has a pretty decent set of specs. The phone has both a front and a rear camera. It features a 3.5-inch screen with WiFi capability not to mention that it also supports 3G. Best of all, it only costs £44.99 on a pay as you go deal plus top up of £10.
Nokia Lumia 530
The best deal available in the market on Nokia Lumia is only at £39.99 plus top up of £10. Like other Lumia phones, this one runs on Windows Phone 8.1 featuring a 4-in screen, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. For a day-to-day use, the Nokia Lumia 530 is adequate enough. Considering the low price, it’s a good value for your money.
Huawei Ascend Y330
For only £34.99 inclusive of the phone’s price at £24.99 and top up of £10, the Huawei Ascend Y330 is definitely one of the best and budget phones you can get your hands on. The phone features a 4-inch screen running on Android Jelly Bean. It also has a decent 512MB RAM with an equally decent 3MP camera and adequate 4GB storage.