Buying a Smartphone on a Budget

Buying a smartphone on a budget? Read our spec breakdowns, saving tips, and examples of what different budgets can buy to save on your next device.

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Buying a new smartphone can be an expensive affair. Nowadays, some of the latest models can even rival top-of-the-range laptops in terms of price tag. If you’re looking to buy a new handset whilst spending a little less money, just follow our simple tips for buying a smartphone on a budget.

We'll break down what different phone specifications mean and how they affect price, provide some tips on where to find the best discounts, and finish off with some examples of what different budgets can buy so you can find your next handset at a wallet-friendly price.

Harry Bowden-Ford

I’m Harry, the tech editor, and I started working at MyVoucherCodes in March 2022. When I’m not writing about retailers, I spend my time listening to music and podcasts, playing guitar in a band and writing music reviews. I’m also a fan of long walks, reading new books, kicking back in front of the Xbox and discovering new places.