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5 best mobile phones under £400

Zara Andrén

If you're on the hunt for a functional and affordable phone that isn't necessarily the latest model, then we have 5 phones from brands like Samsung, Apple and OnePlus that all are under £400. We have also gathered some accessories to help you find mobile phone holders for your car and mobile phone bags for your phone.

Budget phones that are worth it

With the heavyweighters in the mobile world constantly delivering better and more advanced phones it's not surprising that choosing a good phone is becoming more and more difficult. Should you just buy the latest and most expensive, or are they not worth the upgrade and are in fact older models just as good? The new phones are not always worth the update especially since there can be a significant price difference between older and newer models.

The best mobile phone will of course depend on your needs as well as what you value the most in a phone. It's easy to be dazzled by new product releases, but the truth is that model updates these days aren't significant and many times not very noticeable unless you're looking for specific functions. If you're someone who isn't too fussed and simply wants a good quality phone, you might do better to opt for an older model. This way you will get a great phone as well as save some money. Pay special attention to new releases as this means that older models will drop in price.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G 128GB

OnePlus Nord 2 128GB

The OnePlus Nord 2 is the newer model of the popular OnePlus Nord, and just like its predecessor it's a fast and reliable phone that offers high quality at a budget friendly price. The performance is great and it has a 6,4in Amoled-screen and a camera that takes great pictures even in lowlight. It has a long lasting battery life as well as a 65W fast charge, meaning that you can go from 0 to 100% battery charge in just over 30 minutes. The average rating of the phone is 4,7/5.

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Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2nd Generation)

iPhone SE 64GB

Even if it's hard to compare with the more expensive models, the iPhone SE is affordable if you're looking for a small, agile and functional phone that does the job. Just like the iPhone 11 the iPhone SE has the A13-chip, which means that you will have great speed and take high quality pictures. What makes this model more affordable is that it lacks in power and performance when compared to its more expensive counter parts, as well as a storage of 64GB. This is the best budget choice if you want a good performing more modern Apple phone without spending a fortune. The average rating of the phone is 4,6/5.

Motorola Moto G62 5G 64GB

Motorola Moto G62

The Moto G62 is an affordable phone with a great design. The screen is reasonable, has a 120Hz refresh rate and gives good colour reproduction. On the inside, performance is very good for the price class thanks to 2.2 GHz octa core processor. With this hardware, your apps will load at the speed of light. The cameras are also of good quality and for the price not bad at all. This is a great mid-tier phone!

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB

Galaxy S20 FE 128GB

Galaxy S20 FE, or Fan Edition, was launched in September of 2020 and is quite simply a more scaled down version of the S20. From a design and size aspect there is no massive difference, but the screen has a slightly lower resolution and refresh rate. The RAM memory is 6GB which means that it's a bit smaller than the pricier models, but it's nothing that should be particularly noticeable. In terms of the camera it's quite similar to original model, the main camera is 12MP and takes good solid images and has plenty of useful functions. S20 FE has an average rating of 4,8/5 and is one of the best budget models that still delivers great performance.

Want to know more? Check our guide on most popular mobile phones in 2023 too.

Tip! With the compare function you can always compare different model's qualities and functions. You can always find it next to the product image.

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