(ThyBlackMan.com) Choosing the best Android phone under $300 is no easy task. You need to check all the offerings from different smartphone manufacturers and compare all of the devices keeping different parameters in mind. Some phones feature the best hardware but look ugly or are not available in the buyer’s favorite color. Some phones, mostly from manufacturers not many people know about, claim to offer all the modern-day features but fail to live up to expectations. Keeping various factors in mind, we have prepared this updated list of best Android phones under $300 you can buy in 2018.
Motorola G5S Plus
Everyone is praising Moto G5S Plus because this phone is still the king in Motorola’s G Series. In April 2018, Motorola introduced six budget phones and three out of them belong to the G Series. Sadly, the high-end model of Moto G6 is not available in the US and despite being challenged by new smartphones, the Moto G5S Plus is the most powerful, stylish and feature-packed Android phone under $300.
What do you need from an Android phone under $300? A big display with 18:9 aspect ratio, fingerprint sensor, dual lens camera, powerful battery, more than 2GB of RAM, and a zippy processor, right? This Android phone gives you all these features under $200. It runs on Nougat and EMUI software. It is one of the most powerful and the best-looking Android phone under $300.
Nokia 6 (2018)
The updated model Nokia 6 brings improvements in many ways. The device comes with a better Snapdragon 630 processor that replaces the Snapdragon 430 which was available on the original phone. The smartphone now supports USB-C and it is powered by 4GB of RAM. All the other features remain the same as last year’s Nokia 6 version. After price, if your preference in buying a smartphone is not the camera, this smartphone won’t disappoint you.
Asus Zenfone 3
The Asus Zenfone 3 (not Zoom) is a perfect combination of beautiful looks, craftsmanship, and functionality. Despite having a price below $300, Asus Zenfone 3 is designed for performance with a 16MP camera, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM coupled with 32GB/64GB storage options. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery, and overall, it is one of the best Android phones under $300. The only thing that disappoints in Asus Zenfone 3 is the hybrid dual sim slot.
Build quality of this phone is extremely good at this price point. Despite having a plastic back, it looks premium and the best thing is, unlike many other phones, this phone is non-slippery which makes it easy to hold even in small hands. The phone works smoother as butter for daily use and for multitasking also, it is a good budget phone. Performance wise, this is a good phone that justifies its price tag.
One of the most powerful Android phones on this list, Motorola Moto Z runs on Snapdragon 820 chipset and its 32GB variant can be bought under $300. With a 5.5-inch display, this smartphone packs several modern-day features including a fingerprint sensor, water-resistant body, 13MP camera with 60fps recording capability and what not. Its 2600mAh battery doesn’t last for long and if you’re thinking that battery life on this phone would be below average, you are right.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro
If you’re still confused, ZTE Blade V8 Pro is the destination where your search will come to an end. You’re looking for the best Android phone under $300 and for this smartphone, you have to spend $140. It is one of the best budget phones you can buy in 2018 and get a smartphone that runs on Snapdragon 625 coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch display and it comes equipped with 3GB of RAM and offers 32GB storage capacity.
Staff Writer; Corey Shaw
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