What is the best cheap Samsung smartphone?

Updated on 28 June 2023

Samsung is the most popular smartphone brand in the world, Samsung has been coming up with little technological wonders year after year. Even at low prices, you can find very good models that will suit your needs. Indeed, refurbishing will allow you to have access to cheap Samsung, quality, and that will meet your expectations. Here is a selection for those who want one of the best Samsung on the market, while having a tight budget.

Quick look at the best budget Samsung phones

If you want to buy a cheap smartphone, refurbished products are a good way to get a smartphone that retains the quality of new, while being at the best price!

Find here our most popular Samsung smartphone comparison

Refurbished Samsung S10: the best Samsung phone at a low price!

Well, of course! The big winner of Samsung budget phones is none other than… (drum roll)... the refurbished Samsung S10! So if you are looking for a cheap smartphone, you can stop searching – this model is excellent.


Indeed, this underrated gem comes with a very elegant design and great performance that doesn’t go unnoticed (for example, PUBG players will be delighted to play the game faster!)

Our favourite thing about the Samsung Galaxy S10 is of course its triple-camera system. Whether it's food, landscape, a portrait, day or night photos, this smartphone is and will remain a very good camera for all types of shots. Its main wide-angle lens shoots at 12MP resolution, its ultra wide-angle lens at 16MP, and its 2x telephoto lens at 12MP. 

Finally, we will of course talk about the price! The price of the new Galaxy S10 is around £639, which is very expensive for those on a budget. However, you can find a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone (with the same quality as new) for very cheap if you buy them refurbished. Indeed, you can find a Samsung S10 for as low as £155, which is a 75% off deal. 

If you still have questions about the S10, take a look at our Samsung Galaxy S10 Review.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 refurbished: a good phone for under £250

If you like a phone with a large screen, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be your best friend.


Indeed, this cheap Samsung smartphone (starting at £185), will allow you to have a big and excellent screen, measuring 6.4 inches with a 2960 x 1440 resolution (Quad HD+).

The Note 9 is also perfect for those who love to take many photos and videos. It comes with 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM, or 512GB with 8GB of RAM. You can even add an extra memory card if you wish to expand your storage beyond that.

Finally, if you need a phone with consistently quick performance, this phone has you covered. It's equipped with a powerful processor (Samsung Exynos 9810) and a fast graphics card.

The Little Extra: Are you both "stylish" and "stylus"? 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with a Bluetooth stylus that even allows you certain controls remotely. For example, you can take selfies using it as a trigger. How stylish is that!

Samsung Galaxy S8 refurbished on the podium!

What? This Samsung is under £130?


If you're looking for a cheap Samsung Galaxy S8, buying a refurbished one is the best option. Indeed, refurbished Samsung S8s have the advantage of being as good as new, and they’re often 30%-70% cheaper than new. In addition to being less than £150, this Samsung S8 has a nice finish and weighs 155 grams. It is therefore very practical to carry around and comfortable in the hand. In addition, it has a high-quality screen (Super AMOLED) and superb colour reproduction. But that's not all, it also takes high-quality photos thanks to quick and reliable focusing and great lenses! One of its weak points remains the placement of the fingerprint sensor (which is awkwardly high on the back), but apart from that, it remains an excellent smartphone for everyday use.

A Samsung Galaxy S9 for less than £150? It's possible!

Even if it has less battery life than the S8 and the Samsung S8 Plus, the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 is a good smartphone if you're looking for good value. Unlike its predecessor, it does get a well-placed fingerprint sensor. In addition, it has an AMOLED screen, a design that is still very elegant and a very good camera. Generally, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a good companion for everyday use if you're looking for a cheap Samsung mobile phone. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is also a good value for money phone if you prefer its larger size! It all depends on what you are looking for.

BOOM! Samsung A40 starting at £100!

If you want a really cheap and reliable Samsung, the refurbished Samsung A40 will be your best bet. Indeed, this smartphone can be found for £100 - £199 refurbished on Back Market. But it's not just the price that we like it for. It has a great AMOLED screen, great speakers and a good camera. So it's a perfect mobile phone for everyday life and for smaller budgets!

And if you are still hesitating with another smartphone, don't hesitate to have a look at our smartphone comparison.

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Written by BrianMarketing Manager Back Market UK & Ireland

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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