Best Budget Phones in 2020: Smartphones Under $300

Smartphone has become our basic needs so choosing a smartphone must be done wisely. We have a concept “cheap phones means No good features” which is absolutely wrong because Now the Smartphone market has become Competitive and Every smartphone company is trying to grab customers by providing lots of features at low price.

Here today we have come up with the best budget smartphones that are not only cheap but also have the best features at low Price.

Best Budget Smartphone 2020

we will try to list the phones that cost under $300 In which you can enjoy the best android phones with great features and good Performance. Although some phones will not able to run heavy games like PubG while Some of the Budget phones can run games smoothly.

1. Samsung Galaxy M10

samsung m10

The newest strategy of Samsung to compete against Xiaomi phones They released their m series phones m10, m20, and m30. Among them, m10 is targeting consumers who are looking for a phone under 200$. Yeah, You got it right M10 cost only Us$165. Although I am not satisfied with the Samsung m10 camera when it comes to performance Samsung m10 is what I recommend.

They are providing a 2Gb ram with a 16 GB Internal storage with sensors like gyroscope, proximity, and accelerometer in just $165.

Specs of Samsung M10

  • Display: 6.22-inch IPS LCD, 19:9 aspect  ratio
  • CPU: Exynos 7870, Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 14 nm chip
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
  • OS: Android 8.1 with Experience UI 9.5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
  • Back Camera: Dual Camera setup, 13 MP, f/1.9, PDAF & 5 MP depth sensor
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Proximity, Accelerometer etc.
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery

Price in US- us$ 165

Pros and Cons Of Samsung M10

  • Performance
  • All basic Sensors
  • Dual Camera Setup
  • Price
  • Front Camera

2. Redmi Note 4 – Best Gaming Phone


This phone could easily fit in the budget gaming phone but I decided to not to include because of the hitting issue it has while playing heavy games. A phone with the aluminum body has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixel operates with an octa-core processor attached with chipset Snapdragon 625 is value for money.

If I say you This phone only cost $189 in the Us market you will be surprised because this phone has 4Gb ram and 64 Gb storage, yes You read it right 4Gb ram in just $189 and 3Gb ram in $149 With a Fingerprint sensor and 12 megapixel back and 5-megapixel front camera This phone is worth the money. If we compare it with Other phones you need to have a budget of 200$ plus to get these specs.

Specs of Redmi Note 4

  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android 8
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 36 GB /4Gb, 64Gb
  • Back Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, PDAF
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Proximity, Accelerometer Fingerprint.

Price – 3/32 us$ 149 4/64 Us$ 189

Redmi Note 4 Pros and Cons

  • Performance
  • Battery Power
  • Professional Design
  • Price
  • Heating Issue
  • camera

Here we come to the next category budget phone for gaming If you Have a heavy budget with no doubt You can go with razer gaming phones or Xiaomi shark flagship phones. But Here we try to help You to get best in the budget so Here in this article we will not List the phone that will cost Over 40,000.

3. OnePlus 3

oneplus 3 feature image

One plus has got the title of iPhone killer so you can guess the worth of a phone. One plus 3 is a company turning point maker phone. Phone with an AMOLED 5.5-inch display with Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU attached with andreno 530 gpu. Talking about memory and storage It has 6Gb LPDDR4 ram with 64gb Internal storage where there will not be an external memory slot.

Although the performance of a phone is outstanding if we look at the camera It has a dual led flash with a single 16 Megapixels camera at back and 8Mp as the front camera. With a USB c type port, it has a 3000 mah non-removable battery. If we compare this phone with Pocophone and Redmi note 7 pro One plus 3 costs a little bit higher which is us $ 399.

Specification of Oneplus 3

  • Display: 5.5 inches AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels / Gorillas Glass 4
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core 1.6GHz CPU with
  • GPU: Adreno 530 GPU
  • ROM: 64GB internal storage (Not expandable)
  • OS: Android OS v7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen OS
  • Back Camera: 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS and Dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G+4G LTE, Dual-SIM, USB 2.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS
  • Battery: 3000mAh non-removable battery, USB C dash charge

Cost In – $399

Pros and Cons Of one plus 3

  • Performance
  • Stock Android
  • USB C
  • Price
  • Design

4. Samsung M20 and M30

samsung m20 overview

Before xiaomi, smartphone market was almost covered by Samsung but when xiaomi started to provide high specs in low price it captured most of the budget market so to compete with xiaomi Samsung released their m flagship with a phone m10, m20 and m30.

While I am writing this Samsung hasn’t officially released m30 but Now m20 is available in Market. I would recommend m30 over an m20. But if you can’t get m30, m20 with a 4Gb ram can easily run games likes PubG and free fire.

Specification of M20

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD, Full-HD+
  • CPU: Samsung’s Exynos 7904, Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G71MP2
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), Experience UI 9.5
  • Back Camera: 13MP wide-angle camera and 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh

Price- $192 (3+32)

Specification of M30

  • Display: Screen size6.4-inches AMOLED, FHD+
  • CPU: Exynos 7904 Octa-Core, 64-bit Processor, Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Experience UI 9.5) OS
  • Back Camera:13 Megapixels  5 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel Ultra Wide-angle camera
  • Front Camera: 16 Megapixel f/2.0 Front Camera
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB, External Memory Support Up to 512GB (Dedicated Slot)
  • Battery:  5,000mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15W Type-C Fast Charger
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM), Dual Standby, Dual VoLTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light, Compass Sensor, Gyroscope, Fingerprint, Fast Face Unlock

Price – 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage: $ 240

5. Samsung j5 Pro – Best Samsung Phone

samsung j5 pro

After the success of the j5 (2016) flagship, Next Year In July 2017 Samsung comes with J5 2017 models. With an advanced 64-bit class System on a chip supported by 2GB and 3Gb ram. With a CPU Exynos 7870 cloaked in 1.6ghz  With an octa-core processor, Samsung j5 is the favorite choice of them who are looking for a Budget smartphone.

J5 comes with an upgradeable android nougat and Mali-T83o Mp1 GPU backed By 2Gb/16Gb and 3Gb/32Gb Storage. Samsung always faces criticize of battery drain and fast charge drop But Samsung j5 clear that with a nonremovable 3000mah battery. Talking back to storage You can expand It to 256 Gb with a micro sd card. With 13 megapixels, the front camera Samsung j5  can record 1080p and Rear camera can provide quality recording up to 4128×1280 pixels. Some of the camera’s features include Continous shooting, Exposure Compensation, face-detection, Geo Tagging, high dynamic range mode, and Iso control.  J5 pro was the first phone of J series, Samsung has introduced fingerprint.

Talking About os Samsung j5 comes with an upgradeable Nougat V 7.1 And 4G connectivity for only India. The phone has 4 color combination Blue, gold, black, and pink.

Samsung j5 pro specs

  • Display: 5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
  • CPU: Exynos 7870
  • GPU: Mali-T830 mp2
  • OS: Android v7.0 Nougat
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB /3Gb, 32Gb
  • Back Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, PDAF
  • Secondary Camera: 13MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Proximity, Accelerometer Fingerprint.
  • Samsung j5 price- $266
  • Impact size with AMOLED display
  • Strong metal design
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • color Combination
  • Upgradable Android version
  • Outdated ports
  • No Fast Charging
  • less internal storage

6. Nokia 7.1

Nokia 7.1 review

Nokia was one of the flagship killer smartphone mobile company in the 20,000 But After some failures now Nokia is trying to bounce back.  Nokia has tried to sell its smartphone by designing with new looks and new features to the consumers. After merging with Microsoft they launched windows phone, Lumia series where they face huge loss on selling smartphones.

In 2016 Nokia has a comeback in the market with new ideas, they launched 6 new smartphones with an Android operating system with a mid-range price. Nokia has taken success in selling its phone slowly in the market.

After the success of Nokia 6 finally, Nokia has launched Nokia 7.1 in October 2018. It weighs 160g with 149.7 x 71.2 x 8 mm (5.89 x 2.80 x 0.31 in) dimensions finishing with aluminum frame and builds with Gorilla glass 3 covered at the front and back. 7.1 is powered by Android One as an operating system which is one of the best features on it.

It contains Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm) with android 8.1 which can be upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). It contains Dual Pixel PDAF with 12 MP at primary and has 5 MP as a depth sensor on Rear camera which can also record at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps while capturing video as well as 8 MP at the t camera.

Nokia 7.1 specification

  • Display: 5.84 inches
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM-microSD, up to 400 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Back Camera:12 MP, f/1.8, 1.28µm, Dual Pixel PDAF 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery (Support Fast battery charging 18W)
  • Price: $369

Nokia 7.1 pros and cons

  • supports fast charging 18w
  • Amazing HDR display
  • Camera quality pretty good
  • Heating problem
  • No led notification for New Msg
  • No Water Resistance

7. Oppo A73

oppo v11 pro overview

Oppo A73 was launched on Dec 2o, 2017. Oppo A73 has come with an Android version 7.1.1 (Nougat) as Operating system. It is fast and well designed which is extremely friendly to use. The thickness of the phone is 7.5mm(0.02 ft 0.3). Oppo A73 has Excellent battery life Which provides latest and Most Talked features.

A73 has 16 megapixels back camera, which helps you get gorgeous selfies. You can take some of the best pictures with the back captures videos in 1080p@30fps . does it have a fingerprint sensor? yes, of course, OPPOA73 has the fingerprint reader With  3,200 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery power which is non-removable. Oppo A73 has better graphical performance, with a satisfying screen size. Oppo smartphone is the favorite choices of them who are looking for the best phone at low budget.

Oppo A73 specification

  • Operating system: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display Size: 6.0″ (15.24 cm)
  • Internal Memory:32 GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Front Camera:13 MP
  • Back camera:16 megapixels
  • Chipset: 410 MSM8916
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 770 MHz, 2-Cores
  • Battery: 3200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
  • price- $199 
  • Lightweight
  • great battery life
  • well designed
  • better camera quality
  • No fast charging
  • No Usb Type V

8. Motorola E4

Motorola has launched their two E series for a 4th generation which is E4 and E4 plus in 2017 June. This phone weighs 151 gram and  9.3mm thickness with an aluminum body which makes it comfortable to carry.

With 2GB RAM and 16 GB ROM Runs Android version  7.1.1 (Nougat) os and Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Motorola E4 has resolutions of 720 x 1280 pixels with 5.0 inches size that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, The main camera of this smartphone is 8 MP  which can record in 720p up to 30FPS and selfie camera (5mp) with led flash comes with phone.

Although everything is perfect with this phone except the battery power it has. A Replaceable 2800mAH battery that is quite low in 2020 because even Samsung j5 has 3000mah.

Motorola E4 specification

  • Operating system: 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Display: 5.0 inches
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Back Camera: 8MP
  • Secondary Camera: 5MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, proximity.
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery.
  • price- 130$

Motorola E4 pros and cons

  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Smooth sensitive.
  • Fast charging speed.
  • LED flash on both cameras.
  • 2.5D sensational glass.
  • Battery life could be better.
  • Average processor and design.
  • Average camera feature.
  •  Insufficient HDR mode

9. Motorola E5

Motorola E5 was launched in April 2018 after the one year after the lunch of Motorola E4 with the upgraded operating system Android 8.0 (oreo). after the success of Motorola E4, it continues the series and launched Motorola  E5 with all upgraded technology, display, CPU, and other features. CPU has upgraded Quad-core, 1.4 GHz cortex-A53 and GPU Adreno 308.

It has added IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with a 5.7-inch display but the gorilla glass is not more impressive too. Its performance is significantly excellent as compare to Motorola E4 but the fact is it cannot meet the user expectations. It has 13 MP back camera and 5 MP front camera although video quality looks great, the image quality is a little bit soft and noisy. The display of this phone is 5.7 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and protected with corning gorilla glass. Motorola E5 has 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM, and 4000 MAH battery.

Motorola E5 specification

  • Display:5.7 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex- A53
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • OS: Android 8.0 (oreo)
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB / 2GB RAM
  • Back Camera:13 MP
  • Secondary Camera:5 MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio
  • price- 100$

Pros and cons of Motorola E5:

  • Long battery life
  • Fast core processor
  • can upgrade extra storage.
  • Poor image quality.
  • poor display quality.


Those are a list of some best phones  You can get in UK & USA with your budget. If you have any doubt regarding listed phones leave a comment We are always ready to help You.

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