Smartphones that don’t break the bank


Not everyone wants to be paying a huge line rental each month or hand over £500 plus for the latest and coolest smartphones.


It has been a dilemma throughout time and as technology has recently advanced in leaps and bounds this issue has only got worse.


The smartphones released in 2014 though do include a few gems that have remarkable specs and low price tags. So this year you can buy smartphones that don’t break the bank.


Today we are going to take a look at three quality mobile phones that have a decent spec and can be easily afforded on both contract or pay as you go.


Sony Xperia M2


Sony xperia m2  


This smartphone is the most expensive of the three but still within easy reach for those who have a budget. You can pick up a Sony Xperia M2 on pay as you go for £149.99 on various networks.


On the contract side of things there is a great 4G deal for £13.99 per month with EE which hands over 500 free minutes, unlimited text messages and 500MB of data each and every month.



Sony Xperia M2 features:

  • 4G internet connectivity
  • 8 megapixel camera with scene recognition
  • 4.8-inch screen
  • Android v4.3
  • Google Play App Store
  • Wi-Fi & GPS


Motorola Moto G


Motorola moto g smartphone 

Taking a step down in price the Moto G can be purchased for a flat £100 on Vodafone. If you love to text and use the internet then T-Mobile offer a great contract deal for £11.99 per month. For this you will enjoy 100 free minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data and £85 cash back.



Motorola Moto G features:

  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording
  • Quad-core processor
  • Android v4.3 (upgradeable FOC to Android v4.4)
  • Google Play App Store
  • 4.5-inch display
  • Wi-Fi & GPS
  • Interchangeable back covers (sold separately)

Motorola Moto E

 Motorola moto e white

The Moto E is absolute value at £79.89 on pay as you go with various networks. It isn’t expensive on contract either with £11 per month on Vodafone giving you 100 minutes, unlimited texts and £60 cash back.


Motorola Moto E features:

  • 5 megapixel camera with tap-anywhere to activate the shutter
  • Android v4.4
  • Google Play App Store
  • 4.3-inch display
  • Toughened Corning Gorilla glass
  • Water-resistant
  • Wi-Fi & GPS

Budget smartphones

So as you can see you can get a cheap smartphone at a price that won’t make you cry or maybe you will be crying with laughter!

If you choose a contract mobile phone then there are several key things to remember:

  • Choose a tariff that has enough calls, texts and data for you usage as out of free time charges can be high.
  • Use Wi-Fi where available to save your free data for browsing on the go.
  • Change your tariff if it doesn’t suit you, it’s free to do you know!


Written by: Carmel Brown

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