If your smartphone budget is under £400, here’s the best affordable mid-range Android mobiles you can buy in 2020. I’ve tested and reviewed all of these devices from Google, Oppo, Huawei, Samsung and beyond, and this is my pick of the greatest budget-friendly phones you can buy in the UK.
First up, Google’s Pixel 3a is just £300 right now, ahead of the Pixel 4 launch later in 2020. Despite this low price it’s among the best mid-range camera phones, plus you get the latest stock Android 10 OS. And the 3a XL boasts a bigger screen and battery, if you like, for £350.
If you fancy something a little different for a similar price to the XL, check out the Huawei Nova 5T. This is one of my favourite affordable phones that I reviewed this year, with P30-style specs and smart camera tech. The Honor 20 Pro isn’t too different, although with a slightly bigger battery and rejiggered camera tech.
Continuing the list of best budget smartphones under £400, we have the Oppo Reno 2Z and Motorola One Hyper – two full-view mobiles with pop-up cameras. Either will do the job for your everyday snaps and are ideal for media lovers, really impressing despite the low cost.
And if you’re set on a Samsung but don’t have the cash for an S20, check out the A51- although it’s not without its flaws.
You can see my reviews of all of these smartphones here on Tech Spurt, and check out my other round-ups of the greatest budget blowers of 2020.