What is the best cheap Samsung smartphone?

Updated on 24 April 2024

Published on 24 April, 2024 - 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

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 refurbished: a good phone for under A$350

If you like a phone with a large screen, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be your best friend.

Indeed, this cheap Samsung smartphone (starting at A$335), will allow you to have a big and excellent screen, measuring 6.3 inches with a 2280 x 1080 resolution (Full-HD+).

The Note 10 is also perfect for those who love to take many photos and videos. It comes with 256GB of storage with 8GB of RAM.

Finally, if you need a phone with consistently quick performance, this phone has you covered. It's equipped with a powerful processor (Samsung Exynos 9825) and a fast graphics card.

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

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 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!

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 A$799 , 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 A$245, which is a 70% off deal. 

A Samsung Galaxy S9 for less than A$200? It's possible!

Even if it has less battery life than the Samsung 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.

Samsung Galaxy S8 refurbished on the podium!

What? This Samsung is under A$180?


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 A$200, 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.

BOOM! Samsung A51 starting at A$175!

If you want a really cheap and reliable Samsung, the refurbished Samsung A51 will be your best bet. Indeed, this smartphone can be found for A$175 - A$219 refurbished on Back Market. But it's not just the price that we like it for. It has a great Super 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 Brian

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