Chinese brand Nuu has just released the blue version of its G3 smartphone in the UK at a £200 price point. It's also available in the US for $200. 

We saw the G3 back at Mobile World Congress - it's a good-looking 9mm-thick phone with a large 5.7-inch 1,440 x 720 HD+ some decent specs; there's a Mediatek MTK6757 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB memory (with microSD support for more storage). Dual-SIM is also supported.

The phone also boasts a fingerprint scanner on the rear, NFC as well as 13 megapixel and 5 megapixel rear cameras and a 13 megapixel one on the front. The battery is decent at 3,000mAh and charging is via USB-C.  

There are some disadvantages - the version of Android included (Android 7.1 Nougat) is a couple of years old, for example. And the pretty glass finish doesn't seem to be toughened at all which means that you'll need to be careful with it. 

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Nuu has an additional issue; stiff competition from the likes of Honor and Nokia, not to mention the Moto G series. The sub-£200 smartphone battleground is a pretty sweaty room to be in these days and phones are getting better and better. Still, we'd say the Nuu is one of the best-looking phones around that price. 

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