£10 Samsung i5500 Galaxy Europa 100m 100t 1GB Internet

The Samsung Europa is a sleek little Android smartphone that gives you access to over 70,000 apps, most of them free! Europa would be a great first smartphone to get started with, as it’s so easy to use and fun to play with.

There’s every mobile feature you could ever need, including 3G internet, email, instant messenger, a built-in Facebook app and Google Maps route planning services.

Unlike some other affordable smartphones, Samsung Europa also comes with Android 2.1 right out of the box, so you can take advantage of tons of powerful Android features, and with the Samsung Social Hub pre-installed it’s never been easier to stay close to your contacts.

The Galaxy Europa is a great first smartphone for new users, because it's so simple to set up and customise. You'll soon be whizzing around the responsive touchscreen, adding your favourite contacts to the Buddies Now app on your homescreen, and texting or calling friends just by tapping their picture! Make sure you invest in a screen protector, which will keep the display free from scratches and smudges.

The Samsung Galaxy Europa is great for web browsing too, thanks to the bright, crisp screen, which is capable of showing really detailed web pages. You simply tap the screen to zoom in or out of detail, and bookmark your favourites to visit again later.

The phone is available from Carphone Warehouse for £10 per month on a two year contract with 100 minutes, 100 texts and unlimited internet.