Our top affordable smartphones
It’s been a great year for mid-range smartphones. We’re talking about the kind of phones that give you a premium experience, without costing the earth. So if you’re looking for a new phone at an affordable price, here’s a handful to consider.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
The A3 (2017) is a great example of a mid-range phone with a top quality design. It looks and feels just like Samsung’s flagship S7, with its metal rim and curved ‘3D Glass’ back. Features include a 13MP camera with autofocus, speedy USB Type-C charging, and a home button that doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. And if that wasn’t enough, the A3 (2017) is fully water-resistant with an IP68 rating.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) from Carphone Warehouse.
Wileyfox Spark X
Wileyfox is a fairly new British phone manufacturer that’s building a solid reputation for producing quality Android phones at affordable prices. The Spark X is the pick of the bunch.
The large and bright 5.5-inch HD display is great for playing games or watching videos when you’re out and about. The 8MP front-facing camera is great for selfies, while the main rear-facing 13MP camera includes lots of creative and fun effects. It also records full HD video.
Buy the Wileyfox Spark X from Carphone Warehouse.
The fifth generation of the popular Moto G series is here, in the shape of the G5. As usual, it’s packed with great features at an affordable price.
This is a solid phone, built with high-grade materials that give it a bold metallic look. The 5-inch Full HD display looks fantastic, and the 13MP camera includes technology that lets you focus your photos incredibly quickly. Round the front, the 5MP selfie camera’s wide-angle lens is perfect for those memorable group shots.
Buy the Moto G5 from Carphone Warehouse.
Sony Xperia L1
The Xperia L1 features a large 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution. The edge-to-edge display makes everything you watch on it really stand out, so it’s a great phone for keeping yourself entertained.
Under the hood, there’s lots of smart tech hard at work. A smart cleaner keeps everything running smoothly by closing down unused apps, and the battery charges quickly and intelligently with the help of Qnovo adaptive charging. This technology monitors the health of the battery, and adjusts its charging currents to keep it in the best possible condition.
Buy the Sony Xperia L1 from Carphone Warehouse.
Huawei P10 Lite
With sleek, rounded corners on its glass and diamond-cut metal frame, the P10 Lite is a stunning looking smartphone.
The Full HD display measures 5.2-inches, and can easily be viewed in both bright and dark conditions.
The P10 Lite boasts a powerful professional-grade 12MP rear camera, and the 8MP selfie-camera comes with a portrait mode that automatically creates beautiful photos with natural bokeh effects. On the inside, the octa-core processor and massive 4GB RAM will make sure all your favourite apps and games run smoothly.
Buy the Huawei P10 Lite from Carphone Warehouse.
If you’ve got one of these affordable phones, feel free to tell us what you think of it. Or if you think we’ve missed one from the list, let us know. Share your comments below.