By Daniel Coughlin, Aug 26, 2013 | Updated: July 15, 2016 3:00 AM
Can't stretch to an iPhone or Galaxy S4? Check out these featured-packed bargains and get the next best thing.
Though the spec and features aren't much to write home about, the Samsung Galaxy Fame boasts excellent build quality, so it's ideal if you're on the clumsy side.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Fame now for £135.56
The first Windows 8 smartphone from Huawei doesn't disappoint. Performance is smooth and zippy – the device is powered by a dual-core processor – and the 5MP camera takes great shots.
Get the Huawei Ascend W1 now for £156.65
This budget buy from Sony is a nifty little number powered by a speedy dual-core processsor. The excellent music player and cool social media function are its standout features.
Get the Sony Xperia U now for £123.80
Fusing good looks with a decent entry-level spec, the HTC Desire C is a fantastic bargain buy. Highlights include Dr Dre Beats Audio and respectable battery life.
HTC Desire C now for £124.04
This Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phone may not deliver the fastest performance, but the 8MP camera is oustanding for such an economical model.
Get the Orange San Diego now for £149.99
This capable smartphone from LG features a voice-activated camera, expandable storage and crisp sound quality – not bad at all for an entry-level device.
Get the LG Optimus L5II now for £136.49
The Nokia Lumia 520 offers an impressive spec for the price-tag, from the quality display to the fast dual-core processor. No wonder it's so popular.
Get the Nokia Lumia 520 now for £128.99
Our top pick, the Lumia 620 – Nokia's other budget star – wows with a breathtaking screen, expandable storage and a wide range of apps.
Get the Nokia Lumia 620 now for £159