Some time ago, people cringed hard when they heard the words “cheap” and “smartphone” in the same sentence. Thankfully, things have changed and we have a new era upon us. With brands like Apple, Samsung, and LG dominating the market, prices are getting out of hand. These brands can afford to rack up the prices of their phones, because of supreme quality.
However, there are other manufacturers who put an emphasis on efficiency and business ethics. They value their products but sell them at reasonable prices. The budget smartphone trend is taking the world by storm and we’re here to see the best of the best.
We’ve decided to test all the best phones under $300 and see just how good they are. These are the results of our comprehensive survey.
The latest Motorola flagship phone is a major surprise because it just exceeded everyone’s expectations. Although it doesn’t contain the latest chipset, it comes with a lot of amazing features that are just unbelievable for the money it’s sold for.
It comes with a completely metal design and a big, clear screen at 1080p. No phone near this price range has this good of a screen, so you can use it for various visual endeavors. The battery is state of the art and solid, along with sufficient storage.
All in all, the only thing that sets the Moto G5 apart from all the other leading flagship devices is the chipset. However, it makes up with a myriad of other features and benefits.
Moto E4 Plus
While some manufacturers focus on powerful displays and useless features, Motorola wanted to go with a monster battery. With 5000 mAh you are going to get battery life like with no other phone on the market. Throughout the market, people have been amazed by the stability of this Android version, plus the durability of the battery.
You also get a fingerprint scanner, so unlocking it will be piece of cake. It’s stable when it comes to storage, but the camera might be a little iffy. To be honest, it’s an awesome phone if you’re busy and traveling a lot, because it can last two whole days without a single charge.
Look who’s back! The iconic Finnish phone giant has returned and that return came with a bang. If you’re interested in trying out one of Nokia’s latest flagship devices, then the Nokia 6 just might be the perfect choice for you.
They’ve really outdone themselves with this model, bringing forth all the necessary features at a reasonable price. The only downside may be that it’s somewhat slow to charge. If you live a busy life and you need the phone always, this might prove to be a problem.
Aside from that, the Android 7.1.1 provides excellent software stability and durability. Like other Nokia phones in the past, it’s pretty resistant to falling, too!
LG X Screen
For less than $300, you get a second display that’s always on, plus extremely stable software for today’s standards. Although the 2 GB of RAM may not be as impressive as they were before, the Snapdragon 410 is a stable chipset. It would also be a crime to ignore the nicely designed 13 MP rear camera.
What LG wanted to accomplish with this model is additional stability, plus a device aimed at the less rich members of society. The project turned out to be a success and we can enjoy the dual-screen combo, for a laughable price.
Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Although most of the world doesn’t know about Wileyfox, that isn’t stopping them from making a name for themselves.
Solid specs, along with a strong camera, give everyone an opportunity to possess a strong device, for a price that’s below today’s standards. It’s crafted from aluminum and it looks and feels like it’s much more expensive than it actually is.
The Android 6 is an extremely solid build, but we also love the Cyanogen UI build that’s been added to the existing main frame. The photos are surprisingly clear and the OS can withstand a lot of strain, along with a lot of apps open at the same time. Perhaps the best price-to-performance ratio on the list.