Price requires purchase of £10 airtime, and you’ll get around nine hours of talk-time with a full battery charge.

Buy now The Nokia 3310 scores highly for looks, build and effectiveness.

A feature phone is the mobile phone many of us grew up with, the ones that excel at calls and texts but are not designed for much more.

They have few apps (a game of Snake or a clothing size comparison chart, perhaps) and slow internet speeds so web browsing is arduous.

It is lightweight and compact, with a small 1.7in display, and there is space in the contacts for 200 numbers. Buy now Tough as old boots, the Cat 25 can withstand a drop of six feet and is waterproof and dust-proof. This is a 3G phone, though still pretty basic features-wise.

An FM radio and torch are included and a 2-megapixel camera.

There’s also a front display to show the time and show who is calling.

It has hearing aid compatibility and a dedicated assistance button: when pressed for three seconds it sends a message to everyone on a pre-determined list of contacts and calls the first number, automatically on speakerphone.As such, they’re a good choice for those with hearing loss, but also useful for, say, taking to a festival in the knowledge that you’ll hear it ring amongst the hubbub.It also has an SOS button to call five selected numbers.Buy now Doro focuses on the senior mobile phone market with feaures such as loud sounds, clear displays with adjustable font sizes and keys that are separate enough to make them especially easy to hit.There is a 3-megapixel camera with a flash that can also be put to service as a torch. This is a flip phone so the screen is a reasonable size but the phone itself is small (though not slim).There’s a basic, but not all that bad, 2-megapixel camera on board.