Best Budget Phones Under £200! (Summer 2021) | Top 10 & One to Avoid

Best Budget Phones Under £200! (Summer 2021) | Top 10 & One to Avoid

Reviewing the best budget smartphones you can buy in 2021 for a price under £200, boasting smart camera tech, proper gaming grunt and very different Android experiences. Here’s my favourite cheap phones from Nokia, Xiaomi/Poco, Motorola and Realme, including the Poco X3 Pro and M3 5G, Moto G50 and G30 and Nokia 5.4.

One of the best smartphones that creeps under the cost of £200 in various sales is the Poco X3 Pro. This brilliant budget blower boasts incredible specs, a respectable camera and proper gaming chops, although MiUI 12 is rather divisive. The fresher M3 Pro 5G has just been reviewed here on Tech Spurt and costs even less.

If you prefer stock Android, check out the Nokia 5.4 or Motorola’s latest mobiles. The Moto G50 and G30 aren’t updated as reliably as that Nokia phone but do serve up some good specs at a low price point.

Love also to the Oppo A53 and Realme 8 5G, check out my unboxing and review videos of these handsets right here on Tech Spurt.

Best Budget Smartphones Under £200 Chapters:
0:00 – Skip this bit
0:51 – Motorola Moto G30
2:30 – Moto G50
3:31 – Moto G9 Plus
4:38 – Moto G9 Power
5:44 – Nokia 5.4
7:15 – Nokia G20
8:21 – Oppo A53
9:18 – Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
11:09 – Poco M3 Pro 5G
12:04 – Realme 8 5G
12:40 – One to avoid!

50 Comments

  1. I Like Toast on December 13, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I did some investigating myself and i think personally that the screen should at least be amoled.
    The samsung a20 is the cheapest amoled phone i could find…anyone know any more?

  2. Joe Lim on December 13, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Thank you for the amazing content and quality editing.

  3. GemMine on December 13, 2021 at 10:59 am

    You need more light in your shots bro. Buy a like two spot lights to shine directly on the subject.

  4. Singularity Raptor on December 13, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I am surprised to see Samsung’s M series like M31 and M32 blows competition out of the park with the same asking price. It’s a phone only sold in India which is kinda bummer for folks outside India.

  5. Rick Hawkins on December 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I love Android. But I live in Europe and have a prepaid data plan in Europe prepaid plans are 28 days long so they can charge you 13 times a year. I am sick and tired of resetting my Android data every 28 days. I will post this in every android phone revue I see until Google puts a 28 day plan in the OS please like and share if you are in the same boat as me.

  6. anidemolimacnauj on December 13, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Hi, could someone advice me on what is the right phone for someone who is not interested in taking photos, recording videos, or playing games. I dont see why I should spend more than $150 USD.

  7. Dan Capewell on December 13, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Same as the spring?? Intro at least

  8. Happy Knife on December 13, 2021 at 11:03 am

    You got a thing for Motorola? Possibly the worst of the major brands.

  9. GPD on December 13, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Just bought the Poco F3 for my Dad, not sure why that wasn’t on the list because it is still budget, I think the price is the threshold for what you get, and will last much longer

  10. kopitegs on December 13, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Genuinely fucking stressed to death…..Just want a good phone that will watch videos , movie, apps , some gaming. Music.
    How are they so cheap and other fucking £1500. …🤯help

  11. Nearn on December 13, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Wowowowowow

  12. UNKNOWN on December 13, 2021 at 11:08 am

    SPONSORED BY MOTOROLA

  13. Kevin Mena on December 13, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for this REVIEW DUDE. SIMPLY INFORMATIVE AND TO THE POINT. My Grandma’s Android of 7 years broke yesterday. (longer lasting then any iPhone or flagship Android that I ever had 😂)
    Anyways her phone is her source of staying connected!!
    And I didn’t want to get on the markets and throw Money and something with to much. Nor buy something to cheap to crap out her.
    Like I said. This was to the point. The end of the 13th minute and one more YouTube vid for confirmations, I already had in my Amazon cart her phone.
    Thanks again !

  14. MrLoobu on December 13, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Are you saying blower?

  15. Peter Walton on December 13, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Great review Chris .. stick Your neck out …. Which one do You recommend ?

  16. grassblade2 on December 13, 2021 at 11:15 am

    The Hedgehog. ….Intelligent.

    Personally…even if I had the cash, I would never pay for for the Hype/ Early Adopter/ Something I Might Drop/ Obsolescent In Two Years Anyway bullshit.

    The marketeering boys and girls know that…that’s why they’re paid Phat Bucks. They don’t care. That’s their job.

    Your call. Your money.

    Two last thoughts, before I go though…If a passable phone can be built for less than 150 where in gods name will 1000 ever justify itself…?

    Cars…kept deliberately shit with a crap engine in them so you buy the one with something that goes AND is loaded with all the Crap You Never Knew You Needed too…although it would go slightly better if it wasn’t carrying all that bloat?

    Maybe the Marketeerers can see something you can’t…?

  17. dan chef on December 13, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I just watched ti’s vid on my A12 and I had a horrible feing that it would be the one to avoid and it was 😭😭 the it’s not even that bad if its just a personal phone to take family pics with or watch some YouTube,but it can be quite slow with 4gb of ram 😂

  18. J Blen on December 13, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Damn dude. Came here after looking up websites with top 10 budget phones, but wasn’t really sure if I could trust it. Along the way found a very handy website for comparing specs of different phones, and a lot of the choices on these websites aren’t quite what I’m looking for. I’m a sucker for Motorola but hadn’t actually heard of the g30 and immediately this video found me the perfect phone for my needs. Even the 128GB storage 6GB ram model is £216 and that’s crazy for such a new phone. I’ll check out the other phones first but something tells me I’ve already found my next phone.

  19. Martin Smith on December 13, 2021 at 11:18 am

    A reminder that every xiaomi phone has built-in ads right now.

  20. Paulc on December 13, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Avoid these cheap budget phones just go for a referbished flagship from 2018 for the same price, they will be better in every way than a phone designed on cost savings,the p20 Pro is a good choice and costs around £160

  21. Lynn Hilditch on December 13, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Which one is the best

  22. Venator on December 13, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Redmi Note 8 Pro on eBay. That’s a proper budget phone under 200 pounds

  23. JEFFIN24 on December 13, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Check Redmi 9A out. Most affordable CODM running phone for me but ain’t the greatest that money can offer. Tech Spurt also check it

  24. David on December 13, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Please. Whats the best one for November 2021. UK market.

  25. Just 4Kills on December 13, 2021 at 11:24 am

    The phones I want ain’t Selling/shipping in Canada 🇨🇦 🙁

  26. Haroon zahid Khan on December 13, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Dear ,i am very low at budget,should i buy a midrange 2021 or an old flagship from 2018

  27. C4 & SpudGuns on December 13, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Who drinks buckfast out of a pint glass ? Drink that strait from the bottle lol

  28. Ramy Abouhassan on December 13, 2021 at 11:29 am

    you should test the cameras with open camera with the API 2 that allows to disable processing and shot raw. to test true camera hardware performance. i could take very very good looking footage with an LG G6 imagine with many of the newer phones with better hardware

  29. I'm a good guy on December 13, 2021 at 11:30 am

    where’s the samsung a22 4g?

  30. SouthWest on December 13, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Do you know any other words, other than "effort"!? Jfc..

  31. Nikolas Gunadi on December 13, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Love the scenario of splurging on wine and dropping my phone in it

  32. Boris Chan on December 13, 2021 at 11:31 am

    which one takes the best photo?

  33. Lee on December 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

    A gnats pube

  34. Dues_Bellator on December 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

    I love how he makes a YouTube star out of his daughter haha

  35. Matthew Restaino on December 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Where are all the smaller budget smartphones 🙁

  36. star77- zastarax on December 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

    what about the samsung M31 / A series

  37. Javed Shaikh on December 13, 2021 at 11:37 am

    His Low amount best moblies plz v

  38. Heath Barker on December 13, 2021 at 11:38 am

    720 + 2021 = *PITIFUL*

  39. nies on December 13, 2021 at 11:38 am

    help pls sir i need an android 1o canyou recomend one pls

  40. Roderick Jones on December 13, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Good video…I’m waiting for the ‘best budget smartphones Christmas edition". I’ve got a brother, a niece and 3 nephews to buy phones for!

  41. FUTURE BILLIONAIRES MOTIVATION CLUB on December 13, 2021 at 11:41 am

    I like the way he speaks, makes you want to listen more and watch more of his vids, nice voice and great video

  42. Teen Dreamz on December 13, 2021 at 11:42 am

    I think that’s mi 11x isn’t that

  43. Rizwaan on December 13, 2021 at 11:45 am

    I just wish the tablet market would see the improvement to the budget end that smartphones have. From what I’ve seen you’d have to splash £500+ just to find a tablet that doesn’t have a snapdragon 600 series chip

  44. Onimusha on December 13, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Are any of these phones compatible with metro pcs’s services?

  45. Caleb Bird on December 13, 2021 at 11:50 am

    What would be best for privacy?

  46. Chupeace16 on December 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Motorola phone are super great i have the moto G7 power, big battery best phone

  47. Errorist on December 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Found your channel recently and ordered myself a Nokia 8.3
    Thanks!

  48. 10 Minute Sounds on December 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I fell for the Galaxy A12 🥺 it’s horrible!!!!!

  49. Anime HD on December 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I almost got samsung a12😭😭😭

  50. Odin310 on December 13, 2021 at 11:54 am

    You’re amazing, i got my moto g9 plus because of you and it’s the perfect phone for me

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