My pick of the best £400 budget mobiles includes the Sony Xperia 10 ii, Oppo Find X2 Lite, Reno 2, Pixel 3a, Huawei Nova 5T and Motorola One Hyper. Of course, lots of other great mid-rangers are yet to launch here in 2020, including the Pixel 4a, OnePlus Nord and more. I’m also keenly waiting to review the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus, which delivers a quad lens camera, Snapdragon 765 performance and 5000mAh battery from 300 to 350 quid.
I’ve fully reviewed each of the smartphones mentioned in this round-up, so go check out those videos for all you need to know. But here’s a quick summary of why I love each handset, from the clever stress-free camera tech to the feature-packed UI and dependable all-day battery performance. I’ve also published my pick of the best sub-£300 and £200 mobiles if your budget is even tighter.