Smartphones used to be expensive and if you were on a budget, you’d probably have to settle for something that wasn’t quite what you wanted. There are still smartphones that cost an arm and a leg - think newly released flagship models from the biggest brands - but nowadays, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great new phone.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, we’ve got plenty of cheap mobile phones to pick from to help reduce your monthly outgoings. As there are so many good cheap phones available on the market, it’s good to know you’ll be able to get everything you need from a phone without having to compromise on quality, features or functionality.
At Carphone Warehouse, we have a fantastic range of cheap phones for sale. Whether you’re looking for cheap deals on mobile phones from the biggest brands, or you want to get the best value for money by going for a high-spec handset from a lesser-known brand, we’ve got a phone for you.
One of the best ways to get a top-of-the-range handset without breaking the bank is to avoid the biggest - and most expensive - brands. We have the latest releases from a whole host of great brands, so you can choose from the best cheap smartphones on the market.
Google may be one of the biggest brands on the planet, but Google Pixel phones are considerably cheaper than the equivalent Apple and Samsung models. And it’s not because the phones aren’t as good. In fact, Google phones are up there with the best of them in terms of hardware, software and features – their cameras are particularly excellent. So, if you want a high-end phone without the high-end price tag, check out our cheap Google phone deals.
If you’re looking at cheap Android phones, another great brand to consider is Motorola. Even its premium phones - which are comparable spec-wise to the big brands’ flagship models - offer good value for money. But it’s the cheap Motorola phones that really stand out, with their super-affordable price tags and impressive performance.
You might not have heard of OPPO but the Chinese brand - one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world - is at the forefront of mobile technology. So, it’s not surprising that even cheap OPPO phoneshave a premium look and are jam-packed with features.
If it’s a basic smartphone you’re after, we also have cheap Alcatel, Doro, Honor, and TCL mobile phones that are budget-friendly and tick all the boxes.
Pay-monthly phone deals are perfect for you if you’re on a budget and don’t have the money to pay the full price upfront for a phone. With a cheap phone contract, you pay the phone off over 24 months and each monthly payment includes a bundle of minutes, texts and data.
Some phones - generally the newer and more expensive ones - will have an up-front cost attached to them. Although the fee won’t be as much as the full price of the handset, if you’re looking for a really cheap mobile phone deal, you may want to steer clear of these phones. But don’t worry, we have plenty of cheap contract phones with no up-front cost.
If you do have the money to pay the full price for a phone, check out our SIM-free deals. Because you don’t have to pay any interest on the handset, they can work out cheaper in the long run. And you won’t be tied to a network or plan, so you can shop around for the best SIM-only or Pay As You Go deals.
Apple is a premium brand and with that comes premium prices. So, if you’re an iPhone lover with a limited budget, you might think there’s nothing for you. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that’s not the case. While the latest top-of-the-range flagship handsets have a higher price tag, there are cheap iPhone contract phones, if you know where to look.
If you really have your heart set on the latest iPhone, there are a few ways to reduce the price and get a cheap iPhone deal. By choosing the entry-level handset of the new generation - the iPhone 14 rather than the iPhone 14 Pro Max - and a smaller amount of storage - 128GB instead of 1TB - you can save yourself a considerable amount of money.
For those who aren’t fussy about having the biggest and best new device, we have a whole range of Apple iPhonesto choose from. You can easily pick up a cheap iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 phone deal. These handsets may be a few years old now but they’re still streets ahead of many other brands’ latest models. Or why not check out the iPhone SE? Released in 2022, Apple’s ‘budget’ iPhone is its cheapest new phone.
Not only does Samsung produce some of the best high-spec - and high-priced - phones on the market, but it does a range of handsets across all price points. So, if you’re looking for a cheap Samsung Galaxy phone, you’re in luck.
The best place to start for cheap Samsung phones is the A series. With great technical specs and refined, modern looks, these handsets could easily be mistaken for far more expensive phones on the market. You can pick up one of the A series Samsung phones for sale cheap or on a contract, often with no up-front fee.
Another great way to secure yourself a new phone and get a good deal in the process is to take advantage of our mobile phone trade in service. At Carphone Warehouse, you can trade-in your old mobile phone handset in exchange for cash. It’s a smart way to recycle your old phone and means you can get some money back to put towards your new one. We’re happy to quote on most kinds of devices and models, and can even take damaged or non-working devices too.