Top 10 Best Budget Phones (Spring 2021) Under £200

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

50 Comments

  1. Ladiy jednn on May 19, 2021 at 4:04 am

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    (如山核桃 😍



  2. jason pierce on May 19, 2021 at 4:05 am

    I’ve been using a mi 10t lite now for months and I can’t find anything to complain about it’s a solid phone and keeps up with anything I throw at it



  3. Shubham Deokate on May 19, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Will Pixel 5A come to India ?
    Want to purchase upcoming phone in 30/35k Rs.range! (any Suggestions?)
    (Love content of your channel ❤️ )



  4. Francesco Mengoli on May 19, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Those phones are all too damn big



  5. Radical Traffic Cone on May 19, 2021 at 4:16 am

    loving the anime wallpapers



  6. Martin oscroft on May 19, 2021 at 4:17 am

    I have a Samsung s20 fe 5g , should I buy a asus rog phone 3 and sell my Samsung?



  7. craig thomson on May 19, 2021 at 4:17 am

    After watching your reviews on repeat I went for the Moto G30 , fookin massive going from my smashed up Sony Xperia compact but once I tweaked all the settings it’s just as good. The screen is huge and bright and looks HD to my old eyes, battery holds up all day long where my Xperia always needed charging, only slight downside the camera isn’t quite as good as the Sony but for £150 it’s an absolute bargain!



  8. M. Paisa Alexander on May 19, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Oh mean dude, in Indonesia, nokia 5.4 is not worth it because over price. You can search in google kurs rupiah and poundsterling, Rp 3.099.000 with 179-190 pounds. Peace from Indonesia.



  9. Spooner on May 19, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Freš nju smartfones det ken hendl KOL OF ĐUTI xD hahahahah



  10. Gladius Maximus26 on May 19, 2021 at 4:19 am

    Just edit the title to budget moto phones under 200 pound.



  11. Kepok Lekor on May 19, 2021 at 4:20 am

    dont have give away..BOOO



  12. Stannis Baratheon on May 19, 2021 at 4:20 am

    So no readme 6?



  13. James NTee on May 19, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Am I the first person doing as suggested calling you a ‘ twat bag’? 😉. Keep up the humerous content!



  14. Richard Cerni on May 19, 2021 at 4:21 am

    Hi there, I don’t update my phones every year or every two years or when the next new model comes out so forgive me if I’m asking some stupid questions. The last phone I purchased was the Sony Xperia XZ premium (best new phone at MWC 2017). It has a 20 Mega pixel camera and full HD video recording. I do not play any gaming on it and for the last three years have been using it as my youtube video camera. In comparison to all these new phones, which one should I get, based on my activity above. I’d like to maintain the camera quality where possible. Thanks.



  15. Jules Michael on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am

    The Moto G9 Plus is almost tablet size! Wow.



  16. Gall Chlo on May 19, 2021 at 4:24 am

    buying xiaomi unironically….
    Have fun with in system ads and spyware, at least some this crap could be removed, but for real, Don’t
    ps. it isn’t about being Chinese brand, my LG had some monitoring app too, writing down calls, history of connected networks etc in resistant to factory reset file. Good that they are dead now



  17. elvin19121985 on May 19, 2021 at 4:26 am

    how about xiaomi redmi note 10 pro?



  18. Bennett Ushe on May 19, 2021 at 4:29 am

    This was actually helpful and informative thanks bro



  19. Fitless Gaymer on May 19, 2021 at 4:29 am

    Id love to have a European Smartphone,made and designed in Europe.I dont like the Chinese…Besides,we need a Best Budget Phone under 100€.



  20. starnuts 123 on May 19, 2021 at 4:31 am

    You…used the same thumbnail as the other one



  21. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΓΚΛΑΒΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ on May 19, 2021 at 4:34 am

    I just realized i have no money for a new phone. I am actually here for the accent mate. 🤪😉👍



  22. Eileen Greenbaum on May 19, 2021 at 4:34 am

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    今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした – パイナップル – . 🤩
    在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`’守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙
    (如山核桃 😍



  23. stars gold on May 19, 2021 at 4:35 am

    can you do one that is UNDER $100? because i think it would be funny



  24. TIK CLOUT on May 19, 2021 at 4:36 am

    If your buying Me one my @ is @jaiibarb



  25. Lee Lexus on May 19, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Good reviews 👍



  26. Dean Thompson on May 19, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Congrats, Uncle Spurt, about getting back to the pubs. The world continues to change. Great review as always, I always get a smile and at least one full laugh. Take Care.



  27. Ian Anthony on May 19, 2021 at 4:42 am

    I’m just glad that something 6.5" in size is classed as a ‘beast’ I’ll be passing that on to the GF ……..



  28. Cursed - BS on May 19, 2021 at 4:43 am

    Bruh how many times have you play COD or PUBG



  29. CJ Bonney on May 19, 2021 at 4:43 am

    Just bought the wife the Realme 7 as a "dipping the toe" exercise due to its greater size compared to her current Samsung S8.
    Managed to get it at Amazon for £197 so will be a big step up tech wise and only a small loss if she doesn’t like the extra heft.
    Thanks to you for your Realme reviews. Currently sporting the 6 Pro myself and have been for last 9 months without issue or regret.



  30. Sam Willis on May 19, 2021 at 4:43 am

    Good, informative video. Thanks Twatbag.



  31. Anthony McKenzie on May 19, 2021 at 4:44 am

    You should have put, the Redim note 10 in the list.



  32. TIK CLOUT on May 19, 2021 at 4:45 am

    Someone plz buy me a phone I’m broke😂😂



  33. Tara Hibbs on May 19, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Still stuck lol 😂 😂 need a cheapish handset, good memory, decent camera good bat life and some gorrila glass has kids always grab phone, stuck between poco x3, redmi 9t lite or remni 10 help



  34. Tayyib Shah on May 19, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Mi 9T. Holds up like a champion.



  35. terra fair on May 19, 2021 at 4:46 am

    If you shave your face you look like mur from practical jokers



  36. Leadfoot nick on May 19, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Good video



  37. Nerk O on May 19, 2021 at 4:49 am

    Which Phone should i choose Xiaomi redmi note 10 or Realme 8? Both have 4gb ram and 64gb space.
    very thankful for answers!



  38. abdulla h on May 19, 2021 at 4:49 am

    Wish he would stop saying condom case, sounds like a pervert. Otherwise he is good



  39. Stunnaboy on May 19, 2021 at 4:49 am

    What about redmi 9t?



  40. Luke Tissera on May 19, 2021 at 4:50 am

    We’re waiting for the Android 11 to come in the Nokia 5.4!!!



  41. B. Athena on May 19, 2021 at 4:53 am

    that intro though



  42. Dave Cormack on May 19, 2021 at 4:54 am

    No realme phones tut tut 🙄



  43. Aleks Wanjohi on May 19, 2021 at 4:54 am

    nice, funny and entertaining at the same time as always. love it



  44. The Dman on May 19, 2021 at 4:54 am

    I still got my mi9t and very happy with it but got that won’t a new phone itch



  45. mike okisitçi on May 19, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Why has the price of a Poco NFC x3 nearly doubled



  46. Shadman Ishrak on May 19, 2021 at 4:56 am

    Vinland saga..noice 👌 7:33



  47. 021_Saumabho Bagchi on May 19, 2021 at 4:59 am

    Was that the X3 NFC or the X3 pro? Because the x3 Pro has the back cover design like that



  48. Ashenro on May 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

    That Mikasa wallpaper on the G9 plus looks so cool…



  49. petri salonen on May 19, 2021 at 5:01 am

    No HMD Nokia anymore! They were better but just getting worse. New budget kings: Xiaomi & Motorola. Just bought us Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (fantastic! Full HD+, 64mp/8 uw/2 macro, glass/aluminium) and even cheaper Motorola Moto G8 Power (superb! Full HD+, Stereo speakers, 5000mh, 16mp/8mp 2xTele/8 uw/2 macro)



  50. Neev on May 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Motorola with a 90 hz refresh rate? Apple is still at 60 hz refresh rate.