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Our picks of the best Android phones is narrowed down to the cellphones which run on Android OS versions like 6.0 Marshmallow and 5.0 Lollipop costing you under 250 dollar price range. Some of the best Android phones under $250 price range come from brands like Samsung, Motorola and LG, and from carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.

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OnePlus X

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OnePlus X
Huawei Honor 5X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
OnePlus X
Huawei Honor 5X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
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Release Date
Oct 2015
Feb 2016
Dec 2015
Feb 2016
Sep 2015
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
16.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.5 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 2.3 GHz, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
2525.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh

It is hard to believe that a $250 phone can look so good.

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The Honor 5X comes with some impressive hardware, for a sub-£200 device.

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The Redmi Note 3 is a thoughtfully targeted device with a premium metal build, flagship-grade specs, and an iconic MIUI launcher.

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The Oppo F1 is a neat phone, particularly if you're after something that'll keep you away from pricey contracts.

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The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine budget smartphone.

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