Asda has cut the price of the Orange Sydney smartphone down to just £35; the phone comes with £20 worth of airtime on Orange (£10 received immediately with a further £10 credit received by text within one day).
This means that the phone itself costs in effect £15, making it the cheapest touchscreen on the market, one which can be unlocked for as little as £5 on Ebay and can also be collected instore.
The Orange Sydney - otherwise known as the ZTE N295 - comes with a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen with a 240x400 pixel resolution, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microUSB port, a 1000mAh battery (which can power the phone for up to eight hours), a microSD card slot as well as an FM radio.
In comparison, the T-Mobile Vairy Touch, which sells for £15 once the top up is subtracted, has a 2GB microSD card but no WiFi, an inferior camera and a smaller screen.
Both phones are built by the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, which has also brought out a pair of stunning sub £100 smartphones, the ZTE Blade II and the ZTE Skate, otherwise known as the Orange San Francisco II and the Orange Monte Carlo.