7 best phones under $300: Moto G Power, Galaxy A50, LG K40 and more

7 best phones under $300: Moto G Power, Galaxy A50, LG K40 and more

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2020-05-19 09:01:07
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For those who’re on a decent funds however in want of a telephone improve, there are various stable smartphone choices that value $300 or much less. A number of of our favourite cell phone units are from Motorola, which is unsurprising provided that the corporate has made feature-rich funds telephones for years now. Along with its latest telephones, the Moto G Stylus and G Power, Motorola’s G telephones from 2019 are additionally nonetheless accessible for reasonable. On high of that, there are a few Android telephone handsets from different telephone makers that we suggest as properly.

A funds telephone could also be inexpensive, however many of those nonetheless supply options that fans crave, together with wi-fi charging, a fantastic entrance digital camera and rear digital camera and even an elusive headphone jack! To see our high picks, take a look at the listing beneath and browse CNET’s critiques. Observe that we have linked to the unlocked model of every telephone, and they need to run on a lot of the massive 4 US wi-fi carriers, except specified in any other case.

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If you’re looking for a cell phone that serves as a cheaper Note 10 alternative, the $300 Moto G Stylus device features a stylus that you can store inside the phone along with built-in Notes app to help with productivity. The phone also has a triple-rear camera, 128GB of internal storage and a robust 4,000-mAh battery.

Read our Moto G Stylus review.

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Samsung Galaxy A50

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Although the Galaxy A50 came out last year (and is the predecessor to the newly announced A51 phone), it’s still a great phone. Plus, at $250 it’s even cheaper than when it first launched. The phone has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an in-screen fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. On the back, the three cameras include a wide angle lens as well as a “depth lens,” which is used to take portrait shots with blurry, dramatic backgrounds.

Read our Samsung Galaxy A50 review.

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The new Moto G Power is a tad cheaper than the G Stylus at $250, but it packs a robust 5,000-mAh battery. During our testing, it lasted an impressive four days without a charge. The phone has three rear cameras (on of which is a macro lens), a 6.4-inch display and expandable memory.

Read our Moto G Power review.

LG K40

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Available for under $200, the midrange LG K40 debuted in 2019 and features a 5.7-inch display, a fingerprint sensor and a 13-megapixel camera. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor and a 3,000-mAh battery.

Read the LG K40 hands-on.

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The Moto G7 may not be as cheap as its G7 Play (see below) counterpart, but at $300, it’s still a good deal. Though its single speaker doesn’t offer the greatest sound, and it takes mediocre low-light photos and video, the Moto G7 has a rear dual camera setup, an enduring battery life and a sleek design. It also charges quickly, which is useful when you need to juice up while on the go.

Read our Motorola Moto G7 review.

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The often discounted Moto G7 Play is one of our favorite affordable Android phones. Like the Moto G7, it has a Snapdragon chipset and a water-repellent coating. But the G7 Play features a smaller 5.7-inch display and a single 13-megapixel camera. For those who like to take a lot of selfies, on the front of the phone you’ll find a selfie camera flash to brighten up all those memorable moments.

Read more about the Moto G7 Play.

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As the phone with the longest-lasting battery that we tested in 2019, the $250 Moto G7 Power can last you the whole day through. Though it doesn’t have dual rear cameras like the Moto G7 flagship, the G7 Power’s 5,000-mAh battery lasted 23 hours and 10 minutes.

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