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Christmas Gift Guide (budget phones under £100)

Offers | by Denise Timmis | Dec 13, 2022

Christmas Gift Guide (budget phones under £100)

Thinking of popping a smartphone in someone’s stocking this year? Our selection is stuffed with brilliant phones at affordable prices. Powerful processors, ultra-zoom cameras, Gorilla Glass protection—you’ll find all this and much more in our line-up. So, what’re you waiting for? Unwrap our gadgets below.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017


Price: £79.99


Small but mighty, the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 features an impressive ‘Always On’ display with a 720 x 1,280px resolution (312ppi) for crystal-clear viewing. Buying for someone accident-prone? Gorilla Glass and IP38 certification protects from splashes, bumps and spills.  


Around the back, a 13MP camera and LED flash promise high-quality pictures around the Christmas table. There’s also a fast-charging 2,350mAh battery, a MicroSD slot for extra storage, and a fingerprint reader for Android payments. Not too shabby for £79.99.


The Spec


  • Screen size:  4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Weight: 138 g (4.87 oz)
  • Main camera: 13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), AF
  • Operating system: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Memory: 16GB 2GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A3 2017.


iPhone 7 Plus


Price: £74.99


On the hunt for an affordable Apple device? Say season greetings to our iPhone 7 Plus. Its 5.5-inch Retina HD display promises superb brightness and colour, while a 12MP rear snapper takes top-notch pictures in low light. The iPhone 7 Plus supports 4K recording and has a suite of cool modes, including slo-mo and timelapse videos. There’s even a 7MP front camera for clear Facetime catch-ups during the festive period.  


The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits (typ)
  • Weight: 188 g (6.63 oz)
  • Main camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/3", PDAF, OIS
    12 MP, f/2.8, 56mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", AF, 2x optical zoom
  • Operating system: iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 15.7
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Apple iPhone 7 Plus.


Sony Xperia L4


Price: from £99.99.


Next up is the Sony Xperia L4. The uber-sleek smartphone has a huge 6.2inch 21:9 wide display, lighting up your favourite films and shows with fantastic colour and clarity. A multi-window option lets you split the screen into active apps — perfect for messaging during Netflix binges. 


Around the back, a 26mm wide-angle lens and a 17mm ultra-wide lens take clear, detailed snaps. There’s also a depth camera for beautiful bokeh shots. Lastly, a fast-charging 3,580mAh battery gives enough juice for at least a full day’s use.  


The Spec


  • Screen size: 6.2 inches, 89.8 cm2 (~79.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD
  • Weight: 178 g (6.28 oz)
  • Main camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0", PDAF
    5 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), 1/5.0", 1.12µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Operating system: iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 15.7
  • Memory: 64GB 3GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Sony Xperia L4.


Huawei Honor 7S


Price: from £89.99.


Buying for an Android fan? Give them the gift of Huawei’s Honor 7S. The compact device runs on Android 8.1, so you get quick browsing speeds and the latest apps. Its 13MP rear has a fast-focusing lens for brilliant, blur-free shots. Need big battery life? A 3020mAh battery works in unison with the EMUI power-saving functionality to keep you charged from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day.


The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD
  • Weight: 142 g (5.01 oz)
  • Main camera: 13 MP, PDAF
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo), EMUI 8.1
  • Memory: 16GB 2GB RAM, 16GB 1GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Huawei 7S.


Google Pixel 3


Price: from £99.99


The Google Pixel 3 is perfect for smaller phone fans, with a glorious 5-inch OLED display sitting comfortably in hand when you’re on the move. Impressively, Google has managed to sandwich all that tech between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection against bumps and falls.

Speaking of tech, the Pixel 3’s 12.2MP primary sensor still stands up against flagship models, with its machine-learning software and camera-dedicated Pixel Visual Core chip working in tandem for brilliant photo consistency. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB of RAM provide ample processing power to stream festive films, play games, and surf social media with little-to-no lag.

The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.5 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~77.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: P-OLED, HDR
  • Weight: 148 g (5.22 oz)
  • Main camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 12
  • Memory: 16GB 2GB RAM, 16GB 1GB RAM


Buy a Google Pixel 3.


Why choose Envirofone?


Apart from getting a good-as-new gadget for less, there are plenty of other reasons to buy refurbished tech from Envirofone:


  • Quality guaranteed — Worried you might receive a dodgy device? Not a chance. In fact, we run every handset through a rigorous 100-point test to ensure you receive good-as-new gadgets.
  • Free next-day delivery — We ship every smartphone by next-day delivery, so you get it ASAP. We won’t charge you a penny, either.
  • Better for the planet — Buying a refurbished smartphone is better for the environment. You see, we recycle and restore devices to full health, so they find a new home instead of being thrown into harmful landfill sites.
  • 12-month warranty — We offer a 12-month warranty on every device to give you product peace of mind.

We also have plenty of other budget phones on offer. Check out our selection of refurbished phones and grab yourself a bargain this Christmas!

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