Best Android Smartphones Under $300 (2018)

Smartphones are becoming more expensive. So, if you have you don’t have $800-$1000 available to purchase the latest Galaxy S9 Plus, iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 XL, we have you covered. Here are some budget Android smartphones under $300, which don’t cost an arm and a leg.

Best Android Phones Under $300

Google Nexus 5X

Despite being first launched in 2015, the Nexus 5X is still a worthy smartphone currently. The device is running the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update with all the latest features. Google Nexus 5X features a fingerprint scanner, a quad-core SoC, pretty excellent camera, dual stereo front-facing speakers, and other impressive features.

The phone is now available for only $219 on the popular site Newegg with 32GB of internal storage. If storage isn’t your concern, you can choose the unlocked 16GB version, which is just $259 on eBay. Although there are a few issues with boot loops, it’s still a great Android phone.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

Two years ago, ZTE offered some budget phones on small carriers and the ZTE Axon 7 series is one of them. We recommend you to consider the ZTE Axon 7 Mini, which is one of the best phones that it’s currently only $199.

Although its price is just $199, the Axon 7 Mini doesn’t look like a cheap smartphone, especially featuring a premium metal frame. The device sports a 5.2-inch display with the FullHD resolution and dual front speakers. With $199, you will have 32GB of expandable storage, a powerful 8-core processor. The best part of the phone comes from its main 16MP Samsung ISOCELL snapper, along with an 8 MP selfie camera. The phone still keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack, has a USB Type-C port and comes with a two-year warranty.

Also read: Top 5 Best iPhone X Alternatives Under $1000

Honor 7X

If you have ever been a fan of Honor 5X and 6X, then the Honor 7X is also a great choice that you should not skip.  The phone features a beautiful all-metal design that feels like a premium smartphone. You will have an impressive 5.99-inch display with tiny bezels. Honor 7X also offers a dual rear camera16MP + 2MP, a powerful 8-core processor, a fingerprint scanner, Android 7.0 with Oreo update soon.

In terms of price, this phone has everything like you are looking for a more expensive phone. The unlocked version currently costs under $200. If you want to get a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, you just pay a few more dollars.

Huawei P9 Lite

Huawei is one of the biggest Android manufacturers and this brand is getting more and more a household name in the US after the release of the impressive P9 Lite.

The P9 Lite features a 5.2-inch HD display, which is only the weakest point of this great device. Powering the phone is the powerful Huawei Kirin chipset along with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, dual SIM support, and a 13MP rear and 8MP front-facing camera. Many users like the phone because of its premium metal design and a bigger 3,000 mAh battery capacity. All of this just costs $209.

Nokia 6 2017

Nokia marked its impressive return with the Nokia 6 2017, which is a perfect choice for those on a tight budget. The device features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a fingerprint scanner on the front below the display, and dual stereo speakers. Unlike other budget phones, Nokia didn’t skimp out on the hardware materials.  The phone is protected by a frame made from strong aerospace-grade aluminum.

In terms of specs, you will have a Snapdragon 430 SoC along with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable memory, a pretty excellent 16MP primary camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper, Dolby audio support, USB Type-C port, and the nearly stock Android version. You can buy it for $229 on Amazon.

These are 5 budget Android phones under $300 in our opinion. If you know other great smartphones under $300, let’s know in the comment below.