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This best Android phone price range selection includes some of the top cellphones rated favourably by some of the finest cellphone reviewers and filtered by those which cost you under $300 price range. Some of these cellphones running on Android mobile operating system have the latest versions 6.0 from the brands like Sony, HTC and Samsung.

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OnePlus X

OnePlus X


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OnePlus X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
Le 1s
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
Le 1s
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Release Date
Oct 2015
Dec 2015
Feb 2016
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android 5.0
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
16.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.5 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 2.3 GHz, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
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
2.2GHz  octa-core, MediaTek Helio X10
Battery Capacity
2525.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh

  • Prior to having the chance to use the OnePlus X as a daily driver, we were genuinely excited about this phone. It seemed like a killer mid-range offering – one with great design, decent specs, no-nonsense UI, and, above all, a very tempting price tag. Perhaps we had our expectations set too high as we're now convinced that the OnePlus X is not the ultimate mid-ranger. But it is not a bad phone either. It is a good-looking handset with very responsive software and a fitting price.We did run into a number of issues, however.


  • OnePlus have just done it for a third time and created a good phone for those on a budget. It doesn't have as many fancy features as the OnePlus 2, but for the price it's an impressive set up.

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    Build quality is top-notch, the metal frame looks good and provides great grip, while the onyx glass/ceramic rear are what makes the OnePlus X look stunning, we do wish the navigation keys were backlit;
    The display is excellent: it isn't among the brightest AMOLED displays we've seen, but offers very deep blacks, excellent viewing angles and chart-topping sunlight legibility.


  • There's no denying that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a great deal in its homeland. For a phone costing the equivalent of $150 to $180, it delivers plenty of value for its money. Importing one to Europe or the U.S. makes less sense, however, and this is the standpoint from which I'll draw my conclusion. In this case, a buyer is likely to end up spending between $250 and $300 due to shipping fees and taxes.

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    Build quality is top-notch, the metal shell is a welcome change.
    The display is decent: it isn't among the brightest we've seen, but offers deep blacks, very good viewing angles and contrast. The sunlight legibility however is only average.
    Battery life is very good with an endurance rating of 72h.
    Rich wireless and wired connectivity options.
    MIUI 7 is a clean and light Android Lollipop launcher but with rich customization options. Unfortunately the bootloader is locked and will require an official Xiaomi tool for unlocking, thus preventing the user from installing custom ROMs.


  • The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 may not be best suited to UK users out of the box, but with some simple setup tweaks it is an excellent budget Android phone with a fantastic design and performance for the price.


  • The Oppo F1 is a top phone for those after a budget handset that most people won't be familiar with, especially as it can pass for something a lot more expensive. Its software may take a while to get used to though.

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    - The camera app looks fairly simplistic on the surface, with a hassle-free default auto interface, but hidden away is a vast array of powerful advanced features.


  • The Oppo F1 is a neat phone, particularly if you're after something that'll keep you away from pricey contracts. It's a slim yet slick performer for the cash - one that doesn't reveal its affordable roots too quickly. However, with just a 720p screen and ColorOS software you might be put off. If not then the only real remaining question is whether you're enough of a hardware veteran to make upgrading to a 1080p phone like the OnePlus X worthwhile. Does the F1 achieve pole position in the budget phone rankings?

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    - The autofocus can also be quite slow and unreliable at times, especially while shooting macros.
    - Video recording quality is average.
    - The buttons are easy to access and provide good feedback.
    - Despite the overwhelming plasticky feel of it, the phone seems solidly built with no audible creaking of the body when pressed.
    - The flash at the back works well with decent brightness and coverage.


  • The camera on the Galaxy J5 is really the phone's only issue, though, as the rest of it is great value. Its excellent screen and amazing battery life far exceed anything else in this price range, and it's certainly got enough speed to get you through most of your daily smartphone tasks. The only other slight downside is that it's unlikely to receive an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is something new 3rd Gen Moto G owners can download right now without delay.


  • The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a real surprise package, giving the mighty Moto G a run for its money.


  • LeEco might have been late to the party but it did arrive in style. The company claims that 70,000 units of the Le 1s sold out within two seconds in the first flash sale, and that over 6,00,000 people registered for the chance to claim one. Over three million units have sold in China in the three months since it launched there, so there's clearly no shortage of demand. Meanwhile, things just keep getting better for value-minded Indian buyers.


  • The LeEco Le 1s is a great smartphone and certainly impressed us with its performance, which was similar to what we experienced on its bigger sibling, the Le Max. However, it has plenty of niggling issues, like a problematic kernel that ends up eating into the smartphone’s battery life and call quality issues that simply kill the EUI software experience that seems to be well thought of.


Top 5 android phone under $300 of 2016:

  1. OnePlus X
  2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  3. Oppo F1
  4. Samsung Galaxy J5
  5. Le 1s