We liked Huawei's recent Honor 10 phone, but at £399 (converts to $540 or AU$720), it's hardly a budget device.

The latest Honor phone though, the 7S, is truly a phone for those on a tight budget. It'll sell for just £99 in the UK, where it's now available. Though there's no word on an Australian or US release, that price roughly translates to $129 and AU$175.

For that modest price, you'll get a phone with a 5.45-inch, 720x1,440-pixel display. With an 18:9 screen ratio, it has less bezel than you'd expect from a £99 phone. Inside is 16GB of storage, a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek CPU and 2GB of RAM.

Huawei is pushing two special features: Loud Voice Call, which during a phone call helps the other person's voice cut through ambient noise, and a smart battery management function to extend battery life.

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Huawei's premium P and Mate lines typically have blazing fast processors and cutting-edge features, like the recent P20 Pro's triple camera setup. The Chinese company's Honor line, meanwhile, is aimed at people who don't want to drop a huge amount of cash on a phone. The 7S is on the cheaper side, with more pricey phones in the range including the 7X

Key specs

  • 5.45-inch, 720x1,440-pixel display
  • Quad-core, 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6739 CPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage
  • Expandable storage up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP selfie shooter
  • 3,020mAh battery