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The 2022 Envirofone Gift Guide: Get a gadget for less this Christmas

Offers | by Denise Timmis | Nov 28, 2022

The 2022 Envirofone Gift Guide: Get a gadget for less this Christmas

Starting your Christmas shopping early this year? Give someone the gift of a refurbished device from Envirofone. Our line-up includes a sackful of the best smartphones for under £200. There’s top-quality tech on offer, too—from household names with 50x zoom cameras and brilliant battery life.


And there’s no need to worry about getting second-rate performance for second-hand prices. Every refurbished gadget we sell goes through a 100-point test to ensure peak performance when it arrives at your door. We’ll even stick a 12-month warranty on your purchase for further peace of mind.


Let’s unwrap our festive selection.


Apple iPhone XR

Price: £179.99.


Make the iPhone XR top of your Christmas wishlist. A sleek glass case wraps around a bright and colourful Liquid Retina display. Under the hood, a powerful A12 Bionic chip offers fast speeds for messaging and multitasking. It also means you can dive into augmented reality and take depth-controlled pictures. If that wasn’t enough, the iPhone XR also supports 4K video recording and has a battery that boasts 16 hours of viewing.


The Spec


  • Screen size: 6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits (HBM)
  • Weight: 194 grams
  • Main camera: 12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS
  • Operating system: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 16.1
  • Memory: 64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM

Buy a refurbished iPhone XR here.


Sony Xperia XZ1


Price: £179.99.


The Sony Xperia XZ1 is another fantastic stocking filler. Its omnibalance design and lightweight aluminium casing look and feel buttery smooth. Screen-wise, Gorilla Glass 5 gives protection to the bright, 5.2-inch FHD IPS display. Alongside its powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, you’ll also get 64GB internal storage, microSD support, and a fast-charging 2700mAh battery.


The Sony Experia XZ1 also boasts a 19MP camera with Predictive Capture. This nifty feature takes a snap the instant an object enters the camera frame before you press a button.


The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~68.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD, HDR10
  • Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)
  • Main camera: 19MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.3", 1.22µm, predictive PDAF, Laser AF
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM with an optional microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only

Buy a refurbished Sony Xperia XZ1 here.


Huawei P30 Pro


Price: from £199.99.


If you’re searching for the best smartphone for under £200, few can compete with the Huawei P30. For one, the P30 features a whopping 40MP Super Sensing Camera, a 20MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, and a 10x Hybrid Zoom Lens. This cohort of cameras delivers incredible depth to your shots. Better still, the primary camera supports 50x (yes, fifty!) zoom—so you can capture starlit skies, a glistening moon, or whatever tickles your fancy.


A stylish 3D curved glass body houses a huge 6.47” OLED Dewdrop display for crystal-clear viewing. IP38 certification protects from sudden splashes or drops—perfect if you’re accident-prone. Elsewhere, a 7NM chipset and 8GB RAM make the P30 a processing powerhouse for its price range. And a long-lasting 4,200mAH battery supports fast charging so that you can boost up to 70% in just 30 minutes.


The Spec


  • Screen size: 6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: OLED, HDR10
  • Weight: 165 g (5.82 oz)
  • Main camera: 40MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7", PDAF, Laser AF
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, EMUI 10
  • Memory: 128GB, 6GB RAM


Buy a refurbished Huawei P30 Pro here.


Samsung Galaxy A20e


Price: from £94.99


If you’re after a robust smartphone for a young family member, you’re onto a winner with the Samsung Galaxy A20e. Its colourful 720x1560LCD display and 19:5:9 aspect ratio are ideal for streaming.


And if you think low cost equals poor camera performance, think again! The Samsung Galaxy A20e combines a 13MP main lens and a 5MP ultra-wide lens for sharp rear snaps. You’ll also get a selfie snapper, LED flash, panorama pics, and video recording at 1080p. To top it off, a 3000mAh battery gives enough charge to last throughout the day. Good things really do come in small packages!


The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.8 inches, 82.6 cm2 (~80.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: PLS LCD
  • Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz)
  • Main camera: 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM


Buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A20e here.


Google Pixel 4


Price: from £144.99


Last but by no means least is the Google Pixel 4. Its 12.2MP main camera and 16MP selfie snapper work brilliantly in low light. To the front, there’s also an 8MP selfie camera with a 90-degree field of view for top-quality video calls—ideal for Facetiming relatives on Christmas Day.


It's quite the looker, too. The Pixel 4’s smooth aluminium frame is complemented with a black rubber coating for added grip on frosty winter days. Flip the phone over, and things are just as plush, with a stylish and refined glass finish.


Underneath that gorgeous glass is a powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6GB of RAM. This fuels fast speeds for browsing, multitasking and watching vids. It also powers the Google Pixel 4’s 5.7-inch OLED display—a sharp screen that boasts Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, promising a smooth user experience when enjoying multimedia.


The Spec


  • Screen size: 5.7 inches, 80.7 cm2 (~79.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: P-OLED, 90Hz, HDR
  • Weight: 162 g (5.71 oz)
  • Main camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Operating System: Android 10, upgradable to Android 13
  • Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Google Pixel 4 here.


But why choose a refurbished phone?


Refurbished phones don’t cost the earth, especially at Envirofone. That’s because you get a good-as-new device with a longer shelf life for less. Every phone goes through a rigorous 100-point checking process, and we offer a free 12-month warranty for extra peace of mind. We’ll even give you your money back if you change your mind within our 30-day cooling-off period.


Still unsure? Not only is buying refurbished phones from Envirofone better for your pocket, but it’s also better for the planet. We recycle and repurpose all our gadgets instead of throwing them in landfills. That’s the Envirofone way.


So, what are you waiting for? Treat someone with a brilliant refurbished device for under £200 at Envirofone this Christmas!

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