Reviews of the best budget-friendly smartphones in Summer 2020, with a price under £200. Affordable mobiles from Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Realme and Xiaomi, with the greatest camera tech, performance, battery life and more. If you want a cheap Android for playing PubG, streaming movies and beyond, the Moto G8 (and Power Lite), Realme 6i, Xperia L4 and Redmi Note 8T will impress for sure.
I’ve got a lot of favourite phones that boast a budget cost, with Motorola still proving one of the greatest thanks to its Moto G8 and G8 Power Lite. However, the Realme 6i is a very strong rival, boasting that fresh Realme UI, a capable everyday camera and smooth enough performance when playing PubG.
Sony’s Xperia L4 serves up that 21:9 design for a lot less money, although it’s old Android 9 sadly. Meanwhile the Redmi Note 8T from Xiaomi is still a cracker, with its strong battery life and impressive camera performance.
So that’s my selection of the best budget smartphones you can bag in Summer 2020 for under £200. My full reviews will tell you everything you need to know if you’re still unsure, while my Moto G8 mega comparison shows the Motorola phones side by side.