10 Best Unlocked Android Phones Under $300 (Jan 2017)

"Are you looking to buy a Best Budget Android phone under $300?

If YES, Then You are in the right place.

Choosing a PERFECT Android phone which should fulfill your needs isn't an easy task.

Because there are lots of Android phones being launched each and every day. 

And it is not an easy task to select ​a PERFECT Android phone based on your needs and requirements.

That's why i have selected 10 top Performing Android Phones below $300 which may help you to fulfill your needs.

I'm pretty sure these are 10 Best Android mobiles under $300 in the market right now.​

Let's get started to know what are those Android phones.

But before we start, let me clarify some important points.

Editor's notes:

1. All the devices in this list are Unlocked Phones which means you can freely choose any wireless carrier to use in your phone. You can read this post to know more about a Unlocked phone.

2. Some phones in this list are shipped only in U.S whereas some phones are shipped internationally and ​available in many countries.

3. I'll update this post frequently Because new Android devices are being released almost everyday so I will try to keep only best performing Android devices in this list and remove the older devices.                                                                                                        

10 Best Android Phones You Can Buy Under $300​

Best Android phones under $300

#10 Moto E 2nd Gen

​The first phone on this list is Moto E 2nd Gen which hit the market in February 2015.

Moto E 2nd Gen

Key Features:

  • Size: It has 4.5 Inches which is enough to enjoy the image and videos in awesome views. 
  • Weight and SIM: It weighs less than 150g and has micro-sim (Single Sim).
  • Screen protection: It has corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen of the phone.
  • OS: Android 5.0 lollipop  (planned to upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) 
  • Storage:                                                                                                                          Internal: 8GB                                                                                                           External: Expandable up to 32GB
  • RAM and CPU: It has 1 GB of RAM and 1.2 Quad-core GHz Processor which may be enough to run your phone smoothly without much lags.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Camera: It has 5 MP of rear camera and contains VGA in the secondary camera.
  • Battery: It comes with Non-removable battery of Li-Ion 2390 mAh.`

Those are the key features of Moto E 2nd Gen.

Now Let’s talk about the pros and cons of Moto E 2nd Gen.


  • The design of Moto E 2nd Gen has been improved when compared to the older version i.e Moto E 1st Gen.
  • Moto E 2nd has Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen.
  • Battery life of Moto E 2nd Gen is good and it can last up to 2 days.
  • Performance of Moto E 2nd Gen is very smooth and doesn’t lag very often.
  • 4G LTE is available in Moto E 2nd Gen.


  • USB OTG is not available.
  • If you are photo lover and like to take too much photos, here is the sad thing for you. Flash isn’t available in this device.
  • Takes too much time for charging. Almost takes 3.5 hours to completely charge the battery.
  • The quality of the secondary camera is very low because it has only VGA camera.

These are some main pros and cons of Moto E 2nd Gen. 

So here is the main thing,

Moto E 2nd Gen is way better than Moto E 1st Gen.

They have improved the quality in many aspects of the phone such as,

  • Size has been increased from 4.3 inches to 4.5
  • Inbuilt memory has increased from 4GB to 8GB.
  • Better battery: from 1980 mAH to 2390 mAH.

And so on…

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In this list, i have told that i’m listing top Android phones under 300 dollars. But Moto E 2nd Gen is one of the top smartphones which you can buy under 200 dollars.

"If you want to buy an Android phone under $150, then Moto E 2nd Gen is the best choice you may have"

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#9 Asus Zenfone 2

Asus Zenfone 2

​Asus Zenfone 2 is one of the most successful mobiles launched by Asus.

Asus Zenfone is 2 is available in the market from January 2015.​

Here are some key features of the phone.

​Key Features:

  • Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx. 170g
  • SIM: Dual SIM ( 1st SIM 2G/3G/4G/LTE, 2nd SIM 2G only)
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 2.3 Quad core GHz Processor
  • Storage: Card slot is available and can support up to 256 GB. Internal memory of the phone is 64 GB.
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera: Rear camera of the phone has 13 MP and the secondary comes with 5 MP.
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAH battery.


  • Cheap and Best: This is probably the best phone on this list. Because it gives you excellent features at cheap price. Many phones promises to give you good features at small prices but most of the phones fail to deliver what they promise. But Asus Zenfone 2 has already satisfied thousands of it's customers by delivering what they promise.
  • One of the main advantages of having Asus Zenfone 2 is it's screen size i.e 5.5 Inches. By having 5.5 Inch Android phone, You can play HD videos or game without much hassle.
  • Currently, Only a limited set of Android phones have 4 GB RAM in their devices and Asus Zenfone 2 is one of them. This is probably the best things about this phone because everyone needs a phone which could perform without any lags. And Asus Zenfone 2 can run smoothly without much lags.
  • The device has 64 GB of Internal memory which is quite enough to install lots of apps, save videos and much more. If you are a guy who depends in mobile more than PCs, then Asus Zenfone may be the option you may have.
  • Asus Zenfone 2 has a new feature called NFC (Near Field Communication) which isn't very popular but it can help you in many situations. If you have not heard anything about NFC before, let me give you a short definition          "NFC is another standard for wireless data transitions. By using NFC Feature, you can send local files to your nearest device just like bluetooth"     Still don't understand what is NFC? then read this post to clear your doubt.
  • OTG feature is available in Asus Zenfone 2.                                                              Recommended: What is OTG and cool ways to use it?
  • It has quick charging feature which can charge your phone fast.
  • It has active Dual SIM cards which can help you while travelling (or for any other purpose)


  • In spite of having 3000 mAH battery, Asus Zenfone has average battery life.
  • It comes with more than 40 Pre-installed apps which isn't a good thing at all. You cannot be able to uninstall, you can only disable it.
  • The quality of the camera is average.
  • The device has dual SIM feature but supports only 2G in the second SIM.

If you want to buy an Android phone with larger screen, smooth performance and great design, then Asus Zenfone may be the best choice for you.

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#8 Moto X Pure Edition

Moto X Pure Edition

Moto X Pure Edition is also Known as Moto X Style.

​Moto X Pure Edition was released on September 2015 and considered as one of the cheap Android phones under $300.

Let's take a look at the key features of Moto X Pure Edition.

Key Features:​

  • Size: 5.7 Inches
  • Weight: Approx. 180g
  • SIM: Nano-SIM (You may need this nano-sim cutter to cut your SIM which costs around $8)
  • OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1 (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • Storage: External Micro SD slot can support up to 256 GB and Internal memory of the device is 16 GB.
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • CPU and Chipset: Hexa core CPU, Qualcomm snapdragon 808.
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera: Primary camera of the phone is 21 MP whereas Secondary camera is 5 MP.
  • Battery: Non-Removable 3000 mAH battery


  • The design of Moto X Pure edition is extremely great and good looking. Most people appreciate the phone because of the design and look of the phone.
  • The Camera quality of Moto X Pure Edition is way better than other Moto devices. They have improved the quality of camera in Moto X pure edition and tons of customers are already satisfied with this improvement.
  • This phone works on almost every wireless career in the US and also it supports LTE. 
  • The phone has lots of options to customize your phone in many ways. You can also buy this phone by using Moto Maker. Moto Maker lets you to choose the color, storage capacity, back color and few other things before purchasing it. But you need to purchase the product from official Motorola site. (not from Amazon)
  • You can quickly charge your Moto X phone with the help of Turbo Charger.
  • Moto X pure edition has 3GB of RAM which is good enough to do multi-tasking without much hassle. 


  • Moto X pure edition has average battery life in heavy usage.
  • Some users have also complained that the device gets heated if you play any HD video/game.

"If you want a device which should be both attractive, beautiful and run smoothly, then here is Moto X Pure edition for you."

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#7 Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei Honor 5X  has already satisfied thousands of it's customers by it's quality features.

The device is available in the market from November 2015.

Here are few key features of the phone.

Key Features:​

  • Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx 158g
  • SIM: Dual active SIM (1 Nano SIM and 1 Micro SIM)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 lollipop (updgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 64-bit Octa-Core processor.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • Storage: External card slot is available and can support up to 128 GB. Internal memory of the device is 16 GB.
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Camera: Primary camera of the phone is 13 MP and Secondary is 5 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAH battery.


  • Cheap at price: The price tag of Huawei Honor 5X is cheap because it offers awesome features which other phones don't provide at this price range.
  • The metal design of Honor 5X looks great.
  • Users of Honor 5X are appreciating the battery life of the phone. Even the heavy users have also shared that they are getting enough battery life in their Honor 5X phone.
  • The quality of the camera in Huawei Honor 5X is good.
  • Another best part of Honor 5X is it has 2 SIM slots and a MicroSD slot. 1 Nano-SIM, 1 Micro-SIM and 1 MicroSD slot. And you can insert/remove any of these without disturbing each other.
  • Honor 5X supports OTG. 
  • Another big advantage of using Honor 5X is it has fingerprint scanner on the backside of the phone by which you can lock/unlock your phone with ease. 
Honor 5X Finger Print Scanner

As you can see, below the camera of the phone there is a white round space which is Finger Print Scanner of the phone to lock/unlock your phone.

The Fingerprint scanner of Honor 5X is very accurate and i have to say that this may be the best part of this phone.​

The Finger Print Scanner of Honor 5X can be used for multiple purpose such as swiping up in the scanner will show you recently used apps, swiping down will launch the notification bar and much more.​


  • The sound quality of Honor 5X is muffled. If you are guy who uses the speaker more often rather than earphones, you may face some problems with the speaker of the phone.
  • Honor 5X is running in the custom UI called Emotion UI 3.1 which isn't very user friendly. Because EMUI consumes a bit more RAM and it may slow down the performance of the device.
  • OTG is supported in Honor 5X. But the feature is disabled by default. You need to manually enable this feature.

"Honor 5X is undoubtedly one of the best smartphone you can buy under $200 because it offers premium features at cheap price"

To get more information about Honor, you can watch the review by TechNation below.

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#6 Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5

Everyone knows Samsung is one of the leading mobile companies in the world right now and this is another masterpiece from them.

Samsung Galaxy J5 isn't a latest mobile but one of the successful mobile from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy J5 is available from June 2015.​

Let's talk about the main features of Samsung Galaxy J5

Key Features:​

  • Size: 5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx 146g
  • SIM: Dual micro-SIM
  • OS: Android lollipop 5.1 (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Storage: Internal memory of the device is 8GB and external memory can be expanded up to 128GB
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • Camera: Primary camera of the device is 13MP with LED flash whereas secondary camera has 5MP.
  • Battery: Li-lon 2600 mAh battery (Removable)

PROS of Galaxy J5:

  • Samsung Galaxy J5 offers Front flash which is a major feature these days. Because everyone loves selfie these days and Front flash can help to get better image quality.
  • It has SUPER AMOLED Display with 720*1280 Pixels resolution which is great to view images or play HD videos with much better clarity.
Galaxy j5 display

As you can see, the design of Galaxy J5 is not new at all. But the display of the phone is very good to view/watch videos in a better way.

The Gaming experience of the phone is also very good because of this HD display.​

  • As you know, Samsung Galaxy J5 has dual-SIM standby feature but even better feature than dual SIM is both SIM has capability of using 4G. Some devices don't offer 4G on both SIM cards but Galaxy J5 does offer 4G on both SIM which is indeed a great feature.
  • The camera quality of Galaxy J5 isn't very great but it has a decent quality to satisfy the users.
  • OTG is supported by Galaxy J5.
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with 2600 mAh battery which offers decent battery back up even for HD Gamers. If you are a normal user, it can give you battery backup up to 1-1.5 days easily. Another great thing about this phone is, it has "ultra power saving mode" which is a new feature by Samsung which may help you to give extra battery life.

Let's talk about the CONS of the phone.


  • LOW Internal Storage: Everyone loves to own a Android device which has more internal storage but Galaxy J5 has only 8GB of internal memory which isn't a great thing. But a external Micro-SD may solve this problem. 
  • The back panel of Galaxy J5 seems to be very slippery. You need to be careful while carrying the phone.
  • Users have complained that basic sensors such as Compass is missing in Galaxy J5.
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#5 Moto G 4th Gen

Moto G 4th Gen

This is the 4th model of Moto G series by Motorola. 

The previous three mobiles of Moto G are already successful and they are aiming to do the same for the 4th version.

The latest version of Moto G was released on May 2016.​

Let's see about what are key features of Moto G 4th Gen.​

Key Features of Moto G 4th Gen​:

  • Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx 155g
  • SIM: Dual SIM Standby
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Storage:                                                                                                                           1. Internal: Moto G 4th Gen comes in 2 variations. Moto G 4th Gen with 32 GB of internal would cost $230 whereas 16 GB of Internal storage in Moto G 4th would cost only $200.                                                                                             2. External: Expandable up to 256GB
  • ​Camera:                                                                                                                           Primary: 13 MP with dual-LED flash                                                                       Secondary: 5 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-lon battery

There is a lot of confusion between Moto G 4th Gen and Moto G4 plus. So here is the answer for them.

Difference between Moto G 4th Gen and Moto G4 Plus

Source: CNET

Let's see what are the PROS of Moto G 4th Gen


  • The camera quality in Moto G 4th Gen has improved compared to other version of Moto G.
  • HD Screen: As you may know, Moto G4 comes with 5.5 Inches and the resolution of 1080*1920 Pixels which is indeed a great improvement because last year Moto G3 came with 5 Inches and 720*1280 Pixels of resolution.
Moto G 4th Gen Display
  • One of the main advantages of Purchasing Moto G4 is it doesn't have any bloatware installed. Most of the people get irritated when they notice lots of bloatware installed in their newly purchased phone. Thankfully, Moto G4 is a bloatware free device.
  • Another best part about Moto G4 is it comes with 3000 mAh battery which gives battery life up to nearly 2 days with normal usage.                                                                                                                                                                           Another best part about the battery is, it offers Turbo charging feature where the battery gets charged very quickly. But this can be done only with the Turbo charger which comes with the device when you purchase it.
  • The best advantage of using Moto G4 is it does support almost every major wireless carriers in the US.
  • ​The BEST Part of purchasing Moto G 4th Gen is it comes with Amazon Prime offer which mean you can get Moto G4 in just $149.99 instead of $199.99 if you are a Amazon prime member.                                                                             If you don't know what Amazon Prime is, then no problem. I'll explain the benefits Amazon prime in brief.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1. Amazon Prime offers unlimited 2-day free shipping for limited set of products. (and Moto G 4th Gen is one of them)                                                                                                                                                                                                   2. Same day delivery is also available for Amazon prime members. But it is available in certain locations only. want to know is you location eligible for same day delivery? find out here. (minimum amount for same day delivery is $35)                                                                                                                                   3. Stream unlimited videos in Amazon prime. (get more details about Amazon prime video)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 There are lots of other benefits of Amazon prime. All these benefits costs only $99/year or $10.99 a month.

You can become a Amazon Prime member by following the below link.

Now let's see what are the CONS of Moto G4.


  • There is no NFC in Moto G4. Though not everyone might use NFC but Moto G4 lacks this useful feature.
  • Moto G4 is one of the best budget phones but still it lacks a great feature i.e Fingerprint scanner. However, they have included Fingerprint scanner in Moto G4 plus. If you are thinking to buy Moto G4 but got disappointed of not having Fingerprint scanner, you may consider buying Moto G4 Plus.
  • Battery isn't user replaceable in Moto G4.

Moto G4 is large, beautifully designed Android phone which can easily satisfy the users by it's RICH Features.

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#4 Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7

The beautiful Samsung Galaxy J7 was released in the market on June 2015.

The design and look of the phone is really stunning and i personally like it very much.

Let's talk about the main features of this device.

​Key Features of Galaxy J7:

  • Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx. 171g
  • SIM: Dual Micro-SIM
  • OS: Android 5.1 lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor
  • Chipset: 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
  • Storage:                                                                                                                                    1. Internal: 16 GB                                                                                                            2. External: Can be expandable up to 128 GB.
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • Camera:                                                                                                                                    Primary: 13 MP with LED Flash                                                                                    Secondary: 5 MP with LED Flash
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-lon battery (Removable)


  • Design: One of main aspect which i personally like about Galaxy J7 is it's design. The design and look of the phone is great and good looking.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Design

It has super AMOLED Display with 720*1280 resolution which is really a great thing.

  • Another good thing about this device is it's lag free. Well most people admit that every Samsung device does lag frequently. This isn't completely true. Because there is no Android device in the market which is completely lag free. It depends upon the usage  and same goes with this device too. It is a lag free device when compared to other devices in this price range.
  • Good Battery Life: Samsung Galaxy J7 does offer good battery life. The standby duration of the device is almost 2 days and heavy users (or even HD Gamers) can get approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Just like Samsung Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 also does offer front flash for Camera which is really great for selfie lovers.
  • Great News: OTG is supported in Galaxy J7

Let's see what are the CONS of Galaxy J7.


  • As you may already know that rear camera of the phone is 13 MP with flash, it does produces good quality photos in natural places but it lacks the quality in low light.
  • Old Problem: If you are a Samsung user, you may know that there is loudspeaker problem in many devices and same goes with this device too. Speaker is muffled. Samsung seriously needs to fix this issue soon.
  • One of the big disadvantages of this device is there is no gorilla glass protection for this best budget Android phone. But this issue can easily solved by purchasing a $5 Tempered Glass Screen Protector.

Samsung Galaxy J7 is beautifully designed, lag free phone which offers serious features which every user wants in their Android device.

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#3 OnePlus X Unlocked Smartphone


There is no doubt that OnePlus has already got huge popularity by delivering quality products such as OnePlus one and OnePlus two. After the successful of these two popular devices, OnePlus has delivered a new quality product to their customers i.e OnePlus X. Let's take a look at the key features which they have provided in this device.

key features​:

  • Size: 5.0 Inches
  • Weight: 138 gram (approx)
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1 upgradable to Marshmallow 6.0.1
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Storage: Internal 16GB and external storage can be expandable up to 128GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Camera: Rear camera is 13MP and secondary camera is 8MP
  • Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2525 mAh battery


  • The Best Part of purchasing OnePlus X is, its PREMIUM look and DESIGN. Take a look at the below image.
OnePlus X body view

Doesn't this phone have a PREMIUM look and DESIGN?

I would definitely say a big YES.

Not only the front view of the phone looks premium but also the back end of phone has premium look and feel.​

OnePlus X back view

The right side of the phone has two buttons i.e Volume and power buttons and at the left side they have provided a priority functionality button.

  • OnePlus X has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is a great thing because a phone with AMOLED touchscreen would be better to protect the screen.
  • OnePlus X has both virtual and physical buttons to control the screen. You can enable/ disable the virtual buttons in the settings of the phone. But there is one big disadvantage of using the physical buttons i.e there is no back option to control the screen.
  • OnePlus X does support OTG.

So these are some of the important PROS of OnePlus X, let's see what are the CONS of this device.


  • I have already mentioned above that OnePlus X is a Dual SIM phone. But there is small twist in that. There are two slots available to use either Dual SIM or 1 SIM and a micro SD card. This isn't a good thing at all because everyone wants separate slots for two SIMs and a separate slot for micro SD card. If you have no problem with this,it's worth to buy.
  • OnePlus X doesn't have fingerprint scanner which is indeed a sad thing about this phone.
  • The phone is very slippery and you need to be very careful with that.
  • USB type-C isn't available in OnePlus X. 

Now you maybe wondering what is this USB type-C, Right?                                               OK. Here's the answer for the question.                                                                        

You may have already knew about USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 available in mobile phones, laptops or tablets​ which is being used to charging, transferring data and much more.

Just like the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ​is  speed and performance, USB type-C is much better than 3.0 in terms of speed and performance. USB type-C is also called as USB 3.1.

If you want a PREMIUM looking Android phone at a budget of $200-300, then OnePlus X is the best choice for you.

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#2 Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

The stunning Asus Zenfone 3 laser was launched recently in August 2016. The phone comes with US warranty but it is available across many countries in the world. Before we talk about in detail, take a look the the specifications of the phone below.


  • Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: Approx. 150g
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S430
  • Storage: 32GB Internal and external storage can be expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera: Rear camera is 13MP whereas Secondary comes with 8MP
  • Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • The phone is slim and attractive.
  • Asus Zenfone 3 laser comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is indeed a great thing because not all the phones in this price range comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  • Both camera and video quality of the phone is very impressive.
  • The phone comes with Fingerprint scanner which can used to unlock the device with ease.
  • 3 Variants: I think this is the best part of this phone. Because Asus offers the same phone in 3 variants. Here are the details,                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. 5.5 Inches phone with MediaTek Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage Costs $149 (New variant)                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. 5.5 Inches phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 2GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage Costs $199                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3. 5.5 Inches phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage costs $399.

If you are seriously thinking to buy the best variant from any of these 3, i would personally recommended you to select the 2nd or 3rd variant. 


  • It doesn't have NFC.
  • The phone comes with lots of pre-installed useless apps which isn't a great thing at all.

Asus Zenfone 3 laser can easily fullfil the needs which one can expect from a mid range phone.

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#1 Sony Xperia XA Ultra

This is the first Sony mobile in my list and it is worth considering if you are seriously looking to purchase an Android phone under $300. Let's see some important specifications of this phone.


  • Size: 6 Inches with the resolution of 1080*1920 Pixels
  • Weight: Approx. 202g
  • SIM: Single Nano SIM
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Planned to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • CPU: Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek HelioTM P10
  • Storage: 16GB Internal memory and external memory can be expandable up to 200GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Camera: The rear of the comes with 21.5 MP and the secondary camera of the phone is 16MP. 
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery


  • In the budget of $300, you can't expect a 6 Inch phone from a well established branded company but Sony had delivered a unexpected phone with 6 Inches and 1080*1920 resolution. This an excellent stuff by Sony.
  • Well no need to tell that Sony cameras are very popular in the industry. No matter what features they provide in their Android phones, they will try to provide excellent camera features in their Android phones. They have also done a great job by providing 21.5 MP in the rear camera of Xperia XA Ultra. The front camera of the phone comes with an excellent 16MP which is really expected from a $300 Android phone. Both rear and front camera of the phone comes with Auto-focus and LED Flash which is great thing.
  • Most Android users are worried about the charging time of their phones and Sony has taken care of it in this phone. They have provided Quick Charging feature in this phone. A 10 minute quick charging get up 4-5 hours battery life. But the thing is, you need to purchase the quick charger separately. It costs less than $20. You can find it here.


  • It doesn't have fingerprint scanner which most of the users want these days. But you can't complain either because in this budget range, not all phones have fingerprint scanner.
  • It comes with non-removable 2700 mAh battery which isn't so great. Because if you are a heavy user, battery can't long enough. But just like i said before, they have enabled quick charging feature so that charging can be done quickly. 

You can also watch the short review video below by GsmArea.com to get addtional information about Sony Xperia XA Ultra.

"Sony Xperia XA Ultra provides great camera (both rear and front) with premium looks and metal build quality"

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Final thoughts:

If you are thinking of buying a best budget Android device from any trusted and well established brands, then this post will definitely help you to choose the Best Android phone within $300.

Honestly saying, you can't expect high tech specs in a budget of $300. But the above mentioned devices are the best in the market less than $300. If you are using any Android phone which is better than these mentioned devices, I'm looking forward to hear from you.

If you think some other best devices didn't make it to the list, do let us know via comments. I hope this post has helped you get an insight about the best budget Android phones within $300 that you would want to buy. ​


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