Reviewing the best budget smartphones of 2021 that cost under £200 here in the UK, boasting dependable cameras, gaming-ready performance and strong battery life. These Android phones are my favourites right now, including the Poco X3 NFC, Moto G30, Xiaomi Redmi 9, Nokia 5.4 and others.
I’ve tested all of these mobiles and you can see my unboxing and review videos right here on Tech Spurt.
A budget of just £200 will get you great handsets like the Poco X3 NFC and Redmi 9, which boast impressive display tech and speed – you can get gaming on PubG and other titles no worries. Of course, how well you’ll get on with these phones depends on your opinions of Xiaomi’s MiUI launcher.
If you’d rather have a stock Android experience, I like the Motorola Moto G30. This affordable smartphone has a simple 720p screen but does everything you need, with respectable camera results. And the Nokia 5.4 is also good in most departments, although can be quite quirky – and we’re still waiting on Android 11.
The Oppo A53 is another solid choice for anyone who’s skint. Again, the camera tech is decent for the price, while the battery life is brilliant – and all of the phones here offer NFC support, microSD expandability and headphone jacks.
Best Budget Phones Under £200 Chapters:
0:00 – Get on with it
0:55 – Motorola Moto G30
2:27 – Motorola Moto G9 Plus
3:36 – Motorola Moto G9 Power
4:50 – Motorola Moto G9 Play
5:03 – Nokia 5.4
6:24 – Oppo A53
7:16 – Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
8:17 – Xiaomi Poco M3
9:22 – Xiaomi Redmi 9
9:50 – Samsung budget smartphones