Updated on 1 December 2015 by

The best cellphones under $300 are some of the best smartphones in the market. Specifically looks for larger and criper displays, great processing power and good camera support.

Your best at a sub-$300 price point are some of the latest Android phones. With the latest releases of the Android operation system, Google has optimized their software to run on phones with lower processing power also. Combined with the fact that phone hardware is becoming cheaper by the day, 2015 is probably the time when the sub-$300 smartphone has come of age and can probably offer you some of the most capable smartphones out there.

Mobiles under $300 offer some of the great features found in the best cellphones in the market today. These include larger and crisper displays (AMOLED etc) with super 5 inch screens and great resolutions in excess of 250 PPI. Also on the offer will be higher processing power with multiple cores. Expect the best smartphones under $300 for 2015 to routinely hit the quad core mark. Under 300 dollars is also a great price point to look for camera phones having single or dual LED flash for good quality photos.


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Apple iPhone 6s
OnePlus X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
Apple iPhone 6s
OnePlus X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
$299 - $1,025
$250 - $300
$222
$250 - $356
$250 - $320
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Dec 2015
Feb 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
13.0 MP
16.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.5 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
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
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
2525.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 5.0 stars
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
9% Positive
91% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive

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