The best budget smartphone

Get a new smartphone without breaking the bank.

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by Isabel Martins |

With practically everyone having a smartphone these days, it's no wonder they've become a basic necessity. That being said, they are usually expensive, especially the newer models that boast impressive cameras and crisp displays. That being said, if you don't mind compromising a little bit on the features, you can bag yourself an excellent budget smartphone.

With the help of our best budget smartphones guide, you can find the ideal smartphone for you whilst staying within a spending limit - most of the devices on our best budget smartphones roundup are under £200. We've also included a range of brands, so if you prefer one brand over another, we've got you covered.

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What is the best camera?

The camera quality will depend on how many megapixels or MP the device has. The larger the megapixel count, the sharper and clearer the images will be, so if the camera quality is important to you, make sure you choose a smartphone with a larger megapixel count. If you're specifically looking for a great camera system but want to stay within budget, we advise you to get the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC.

What is the best resolution?

The screen resolution shows how many pixels are on the screen. The higher the number of pixels, the clearer, sharper and better the images are displayed on the device. If you will be using your smartphone for watching series or videos, we recommend going for a higher screen resolution - such as the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S.

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Isabel Martins is a Commercial Content Writer for What's The Best, specialising in technology.

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