Best Budget Phones Under £200 (Spring 2022) | Top

Best Budget Phones Under £200 (Spring 2022) | Top

Reviewing the best budget smartphones with a price under £200 here in the UK, for Spring 2022. I’ve fully tested a selection of favourite cheap phones including the Moto G31, Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro and Redmi Note 11, Nokia G50 and G21, plus other top affordable phones. Check out my unboxing and reviews right here on Tech Spurt to see more on the gaming, camera, battery life and beyond.

My reviews start with Motorola mobiles, including the Moto G31 with its OLED screen (a rare feature at this budget price). It’s one of the best for media fans, despite the limited performance. Alternatively the Moto G50 and G22 are also great options.

The Nokia G21 and G1 are the best for stock Android fans who want the reassurance of future updates. Meanwhile Xiaomi has several smartphones in this round-up of the best budget blowers in 2022, including the Redmi Note 11. One of my personal favourites with fairly dependable camera tech, aside from the poor video recording support.

Don’t sleep on Poco either – that X3 Pro is still an absolute blinder, while the Poco M4 Pro 5G will suit those on a strict budget who demand strong specs.

Best Budget Smartphones Under £200 Chapters:
0:00 – Waffle
0:42 – Motorola Moto G31
1:55 – Moto G22
3:42 – Moto G50
4:21 – Nokia G21
5:51 – Nokia G11
6:11 – Nokia G50
7:32 – Oppo A76
8:34 – Poco X3 Pro
10:03 – Poco M4 Pro 5G
11:01 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
12:05 – Realme 8 5G
12:33 – Realme C31 & C35


  1. nelson maina on May 18, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Yoh where do you get your wallpapers bro🤯

  2. ObviouslyOush on May 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    You should do 100£ pound phones and under aswell

  3. Applets on May 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Tag me one video of his where he doesn’t use the word " shenanigans " 🤣😅

  4. metryxx1301 on May 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Heeeelp! Xiaomi 11T or OnePlus Nord 2 ? Which one should I buy. It’s so hard to decide.

  5. ルビー on May 18, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    So many choices, hard to choose..
    I suppose each one has their own downsides and ups.
    I want a solid phone software and hardware. There’s no brand that stands out quality. My Samsung is 3yo and has issues here and there but still usable.
    Thinking of around 300 mark.

  6. jay Vee on May 18, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    what about Redmi 10C or Narzo 50 4g?

  7. Angulus on May 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I want a stock android, but i can’t choose between moto g22 and nokia g21. I would go for moto g22 but i’m a little afraid for the updates, that’s why i rejected the rest motorolas

  8. Marshall Zink on May 18, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Is there the lowest budget phones…still high for me 😪

  9. Sina on May 18, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    The Redmi Note 11S 5G is out, and I haven’t seen a review for it in this channel "It’s basically the same as POCO M4 Pro 5G.

    There’s another phone called POCO M4 5G, which that phone has respectable specs "With Android 12 pre installed"

  10. SAMUEL DABIBI on May 18, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Watching from my Poco f3 😎

  11. guyman on May 18, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    If your budget is tighter than a guppie’s bumhole… I dont know how you come up with these, pure gold

  12. General Yosif on May 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I adore your channel <3

  13. Taurean Smoke on May 18, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    50 megapixels at $200 the mid-range space is heating up!

  14. Jordan Bucknall on May 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Can anyone give me some info? I’m wanting to swap from iPhone and I’ve been recommended X3 NFC or X4 Pro 5g. Which would people recommend?

  15. Idara Atiaetuk on May 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Help us with your wallpapers 🙏

  16. James Hart on May 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    You mentioned a beating off machine…cost details.?

  17. Aaron Pinkney on May 18, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Just bought to f3 8/256 for £199 from poco UK store. Unbeatable!

  18. Jerry Obura on May 18, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Love the collection especially since it has shown me that are some blowers in here whose reviews I missed and must watch, thanks though for the hard work in keeping me updated with the current and future trends. You make phone shopping a whole lot easier and fun

  19. Chinedu Patrick on May 18, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Love the anime wallpaper 💯

  20. Alaskan Malamute on May 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I have a redmi note 11 as a work phone still find it mad my cheap chinese phone has bigger battery and fast charging than my flagship personal phone and outlasts it by a country mile.

    When are flagships actually gonna focus on efficiency couldn’t give 2 fucks about how they boosted there antutu score by 15% if the battery life is even worse than a year ago.

    If the cheap Chinese phones took as good photos i wouldn’t even have a reason to buy flagships no more they literally do everything a flagship does except take great pics.

  21. Petri Salonen on May 18, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    The worst phones on this video got to be both Nokia’s. Terrible screens and cheap plastic on camera module gets scratched in a few days, also terrible bad underpowered chips. Don’t consider those two HMD Global Nokia’s at all.

  22. Joezeff Pautu on May 18, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Please do £300 under, I’d love to see your recommendation

  23. Sheban Adam on May 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    "as a fast as a blind and deaf tortoise" 🤣🤣

  24. Neko Bread on May 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Can I get an advise which phone has good camera and a high stoorage available? Thank you

  25. D T on May 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    At this point, is there even a need for such clickbaity titles? “Best” phones.. and proceeds to name every single new release.

    Used to enjoy your videos, with usable info in deciding if the phone is worth getting.. for some time now, everything is just plain gibberish.

  26. Patrick Feeney on May 18, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Can you please make a video of best phones under 600 or around that

  27. i7a8a7 on May 18, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    one thing I’m disappointed with budget phones now is they very few use glass backs like in 2018 so personally I prefer the redmi note 10 pro and poco x4 pro 5g to be good phones under 250quid

  28. Jimmy Gnash on May 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Right I’m looking for an el cheapo,. Let’s go, what ya got…

  29. xx yy on May 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Cool, my rog 3 just died, video timing is perfect

  30. The_Arby on May 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Some cool cheap phones there…Noticed you never mention the Ram capabilities in any of the phones Chris…Is there a reason why ??

  31. Oseni Muhammed on May 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Exactly what I’ve been looking for

  32. Malcolm Stuart N on May 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Any chance of reviewing the motorola edge 20 fusion?

  33. ObviouslyOush on May 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Is this not the same video as before I’ve already seen this

  34. Johnny Bravo on May 18, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    All of them are Chinese!

  35. Rik Hayes on May 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    please don’t think I disliked this video I didn’t my phone went on a mad plurge for a minute missing out on touches on the screen great video again Chris 👍🏻

  36. edward coleman on May 18, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Keep up the good work, Uncle Spurt. The best smartphone blogger. No bullshit to listen to.

  37. MBL on May 18, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    That motorola looks interesting

  38. Sergipe Cycling Club on May 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I see your bot is giving automatic answers, but I need to ask.

    What is the source for those nice anime wallpapers?

  39. Daniel Rouw on May 18, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Why do people care about android version updates? I would rather get 5 years of security updates than a single version update.

  40. bobbyD on May 18, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Man I don’t know which phone I am going to buy
    Using the Redmi Note 7 for years and it’s still good but I need something faster and better looking display
    I do not need 5g or the best camera, more a good processor for gaming and 60hz minimum
    I thought the Realme 8 with 8gb ram with the newest Android Update
    Somebody can confirm if it’s good choice?

  41. Michael Anton Estipona on May 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    dat komi wallpaper tho 🥺

  42. Greg Tom on May 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Despite the economic crisis, i keep on earning $30,000 returns from my $7,000 investment every 10 days.

  43. Luke Hilton on May 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Currently got the Huawei p30 pro new edition… Best phone I’ve had last one to have the Google play store. Camera and battery are brilliant.
    What’s the best phone to upgrade too? Don’t want to spend more than £40 a month on a contract. Thanks for the help

  44. jeff weir on May 18, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    This man needs a reward. He knows what is going on with phone’s

  45. mark thomas on May 18, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    POCO f3 is on special offer for £199 for now should have mentioned the Redmi note 10 Pro

  46. Rory on May 18, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Chris
    I often wondered is there any reason why you never review Alcatel phones?

  47. Idara Atiaetuk on May 18, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Your wallpapers 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️

  48. Matthew Restaino on May 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Manufacturers, where are your budget compact smartphones?

  49. Sam on May 18, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    does anyboody else ever wonder if you licked this guys hands, effectively through the butterfly effect you’d be licking every single phone he has ever touched. So, in effect, licking this guys hands means you’ve licked hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of technology. I dunno about you guys but that sounds delicious to me!

  50. TechTalk on May 18, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Motorola G60s ? Amazing phone!