You can get the recently announced Motorola Razr i smartphone, which is based on an Intel Medfield Atom system-on-chip, for as little as £18.50 per month on O2 from Buymobilephones.
That brings the total cost of ownership to £372, which is only 10 per cent more than the SIM-free price of the handset, a clear indication that both the phone manufacturer and networks are making a significant effort to keep contract prices as affordable as possible.
The contract includes 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 100MB data and priority moments, which will be good only for very light users and heavy texters. Alternatively, if you’re already on O2 (or Tesco Mobile or GiffGaff), get the phone and swap the SIM card.
T-Mobile on the other hand offers 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB data for £2.50 extra per month, although you get £20 cashback.
The phone itself runs on an Intel Atom SoC clocked at up to 2GHz with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4.3in 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with a dedicated button, Android 4.0.4 ICS, an anti-splash coating with Kevlar and Corning Gorilla Glass.