Best Phones for under £20 per month

Mobile phones for less than 20 pounds per month

Have you set your monthly budget and want to get the most out of your money? Or perhaps you would rather focus more on getting the phone with the highest specs which doesn’t break the bank.

While there are hundreds of mobile phone deals to be had, some more expensive than others, I’ve compiled a selection of some of the best mobile phones you can get for under £20 a month.

4. LG Optimus L7 II

The LG Optimus L7 II is an all round winner and should probably sit towards the very top of any list of the best phones for under £20 per month. The laser cut contours deliver on the aesthetics side of things whilst the home button smart LED alerts you of incoming calls, messages, calender reminders and emails via a variety of colours.

Home button LED

The 4.3 inch colour IPS display will surprise your eyes with a quality and true-to-life colours that will have you guessing where the phone ends and reality begins.

IPS display

QuickMemo is also back on the Optimus L7 II allowing you to capture any screen shot and then make notes using your finger right on top of the image. Your QuickMemos can also be shared via email or on Social Networking sites.

Quick memo

Other reasons to buy the LG Optimus L7 II include a high capacity battery, real-time translations of signs and menus written in other languages and a cross-tasking QSlide feature that allows two functions to be run simultaneously in transparent layers.

LG Optimus L7 II deals can be found for as little as £11 per month for the white version!

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3. Nokia Lumia 735

I have only recently got my hands on the Nokia Lumia 735, and instantly loved how different the model is to Android handsets. The Lumia is a mid range handset from Nokia, and sports the same new Windows Phone 8 OS, which is what makes the range unique.

One thing that makes the Lumia 735 a good phone for under £20 a month is the fact that, true to the Nokia legacy, the model comes in a variety of fun and striking colours, including black, white, orange and green.

What’s more the Lumia 735 doesn’t skimp on many of the features offered by its more expensive flagship relatives. With a 1.2 GHz Krait processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the 735 won’t leave you wanting more. The phone also features an 6.7MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics and an LED flash.

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2. Huawei Ascend Y550

In at number 2 on our list of the best phone for under £20 is the Huawei Ascend Y550. A brilliant handset that offers mid-range specs for a budget price tag, the Y550 is a great option for anyone in need of a simple phone capable of browsing the net, taking photos and keeping up with your social life!

Huawei Ascend Y550

An Android handset, the Ascend Y550 runs KitKat, and is powered by an impressive quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM.

With a screen measuring 4.5 inches (218ppi) this smartphone is sized mid-way between ‘mini’ and standard sized phones making it an attractive buy for the widest range of prospective consumers.

You can buy a Huawei Ascend P2 from £11 per month in the UK- fancy it?

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1. Sony Xperia E3

The Sony Xperia range includes the E3 which is a superb smartphone that is available on a multitude of deals for less than £20 per month. If you love music then the E3 will delight your ears with the Walkman app and sound enhancing technology. Sony’s xLOUD sound engine can pump up the volume to 100 db while ClearAudio+ and Clear Bass deliver crystal-clear sound quality at party volume.

Sony Xperia E3

The Xperia E3 is also a great green choice with an asynchronous quad-core processor that fires independently free great performance whilst saving battery power when not needed. You can view all UK Sony Xperia E3 deals here including prices for pay as you go and SIM free.

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If you’ve always assumed that having a limited budget means having a dated or substandard phone, you have, hopefully, been proven wrong. All of the above handsets feature some of the latest operating systems which means you won’t get left behind just because you are limited by your cash flow. There is also the possibility to pick up a whole bundle of free time, texts and data so you can really spend some time getting to know your new phone, or shouting about it!

Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

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