Here we take a look at the best mobile phones for less than 10 pounds per month. Some of these have only just dropped into this price bracket, making these the best cheap 2016 mobile phones.
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The Microsoft Lumia 550 is certainly the lowest spec phone in this list of cheap smartphones for 2016, but it deserves a mention because it features the new Windows 10 operating system. For some, this will seal the deal as the benefits of having a PC, computer and phone on the same OS are great.
For example, the digital assistant, Cortana, can set reminders on any device and the notification of such, which can be triggered by time or location, will happen on whichever device you are using at that time.
The 4.7” display makes this the smallest phone for less than £10 per month and for this you can enjoy the new Edge Browser with article reading mode and a 5MP/2MP camera combination.
The LG G4C is a true smartphone with its large 5” display and 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The curved body looks stylish and the Android Lollipop OS has plenty to offer, including the downloading of new games, apps and content.
A rear key has been placed for operation with the index finger and this gives quick access to shortcuts and the volume control. The 1W speaker produces plenty of sound for listening to music or playing movies and the 8MP/5MP cameras come with a flash and front camera light for taking selfies.
The Moto G 2015 also has a 5” display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen is protected from scratches and knocks by Corning Gorilla Glass and a water resistant coating protects the Moto G from splashes and the rain.
The Android Lollipop OS is installed and the high quality 13MP camera has a colour-balancing dual-LED flash for getting natural-looking results in low light. The forward facing 5MP camera can be used to capture selfies or make video calls.
The Huawei P8lite once again has a 5” screen with 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone is super-light at 131g, slim at 7.7mm thick and perfectly balanced for hand-pleasing ergonomics. The Huawei P8lite is powered by Android Lollipop.
Music lovers will enjoy the benefits of an enlarged integrated sound chamber with HDR noise reduction. The 13/5MP cameras are of a good quality and the beauty mode recognises its owner and automatically applies pre-chosen beautifying effects.
The Sony Xperia C4 has a 5” display that has Full HD resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Super Vivid Mode gives an excellent viewing experience and this smartphone is waterproof.
The Android Lollipop OS is powered by a fast octa-core processor and the asynchronous cores give speed when needed but power down to save the battery reserves when not.
The sound experience is superb and Sony 3D Surround Sound speakers use xLoud and Clear Bass technologies to deliver up to 97db of output. The 13MP/5MP cameras are the best in this list and the selfie camera has a 25mm wide-angle lens with soft LED flash for capturing flawless selfies.
Have a little more cash to splash? Check out Flagship phones for under £20 per month.
Written by: Michael Brown