Paying the top prize for a new Android smartphone is absolutely not necessary. With a few hundred euros in your pocket, you get an excellent device. Tech largest lists the five best smartphones under 300 euros.
Best smartphones under 300 euros
If you need a new, affordable smartphone, the choice is huge. Motorola, Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony, and Nokia are just some brands that offer various Android devices. Below you will find – in no particular order – the five best smartphones under 300 euros according to Tech largest.
1. Nokia 7.2
The Nokia 7.2 is a mid-range smartphone with Android One as a great asset. The device runs stock Android and receives two years of version updates and three years of security updates. That is longer than the competition. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch screen, preferably 6GB RAM, and a spacious 128GB storage memory.
The battery of the Nokia 7.2 has a capacity of 3500 mAh. That is quite large, although charging via USB-c is unfortunately slow. There is a triple camera on the back of the smartphone.
2. Samsung Galaxy A51
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is the successor to the Galaxy A50, last year’s most popular Android smartphone. The A51 is also extremely popular and we understand that. The device offers a nice total package in a beautiful housing and has a beautiful OLED screen. Nice to the smartphone is the long battery life and four versatile cameras on the back.
Samsung supplies the Galaxy A51 with Android 10 and its clear but present OneUI shell. The brand promises updates until the spring of 2022. Want to know more about the device? Watch our video review above or read the written Samsung Galaxy A51 review.
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is a more powerful and therefore more expensive variant of the Redmi Note 9. The device has a large 6.67-inch screen with a fingerprint scanner on the side of the housing. The smartphone runs on a smooth Snapdragon 720G processor with a generous 6GB of RAM and at least 64GB of storage. You also have features such as an NFC chip, an infrared sensor, and four rear cameras.
The Redmi Note 9 uses a large 5020 mAh battery and charges with 30W, which is very fast. The OnePlus 8 Pro, which costs 899 euros, also comes with such a plug. Xiaomi delivers the Redmi Note 9 Pro with Android 10 but does not (yet) offer a clear update policy.
4. Motorola Moto G8 Power
The Motorola Moto G8 Power especially impresses with its huge 5000 mAh battery. The result is a battery life of two days with fairly intensive use, Wouter writes in his Motorola Moto G8 Power review. Those who take it easy will squeeze three to four days out of the battery and the competition cannot match that.
The Moto G8 Power has a beautiful 6.4-inch screen, four fine cameras on the back, and 64GB of storage memory. Points to note are the lack of support for 5GHz Wi-Fi networks and the lack of an NFC chip. Motorola makes little changes to the Android 10 software on the smartphone, but only guarantees an update to Android 11.
5. Realme 6
Realme is not yet a well-known brand but is hard at work. The manufacturer works together with the large Oppo and sells devices with a razor-sharp price-quality ratio. So you get the Realme 6 for 230 euros, a smartphone with a 6.5-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. This means that the screen refreshes itself ninety times per second, making the image appear smoother and faster than on a normal 60Hz display.
Furthermore, the Realme 6 has a large battery that charges with 30W. That is faster than the iPhone 11 Pro (18W) and Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (25W), devices that are four times more expensive! The Realme smartphone has a MediaTek processor, four rear cameras and at least 64GB storage memory. The phone runs on Android 10 with the light Realme UI shell. The manufacturer’s update policy is unclear.
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