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

If you are on a tight budget but need a phone update, there are many devices that cost $ 300 or less. Many of our favorite phones come from Motorola, which is not surprising since the company has been making feature-rich budget phones for years. In addition to its newer phones, the Moto G Stylus is G PowerMotorola’s G phones from 2019 are still available at low cost. Also, there are a few android phones from other phone manufacturers are also recommended. To see our best choices, check out the list below and read CNET’s reviews. Keep in mind that we’ve connected to the unlocked version of each phone and should work on most of the top four US wireless operators, unless otherwise noted.

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If you’re looking for a cheaper Note 10 alternative, the $ 300 Moto G Stylus features a stylus that you can store on your phone along with the built-in Note app to increase productivity. The phone also features triple rear cameras, 128 GB of storage space and a sturdy 4,000 mAh battery.

Read our Moto G Stylus review.

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Although the Galaxy A50 came out last year (and is the predecessor of the new A51 phone), it’s still an excellent phone. Plus, at $ 250 it’s even cheaper than when it was first launched. The phone has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an on-screen fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. On the back, the three cameras include a wide angle lens and a “depth lens”, which is used to take photos of portraits with blurred and dramatic backgrounds.

Read our Samsung Galaxy A50 review.

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The new Moto G Power is a little cheaper than the G Stylus for $ 250, but it packs a sturdy 5,000 mAh battery. During our tests it lasted four days without charge. The phone has three rear cameras (on 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 less than $ 200, the LG K40 mid-range 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 directly.

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The Moto G7 may not be as cheap as its G7 Play counterpart (see below), but at $ 300, it’s still a good deal. Although its single speaker doesn’t offer the best sound and takes mediocre photos and videos in low light conditions, the Moto G7 has a dual rear camera, long lasting battery life and an elegant design. Plus, it charges quickly, which is useful when you need to squeeze while on the move.

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 many selfies, on the front of the phone you will find a selfie flash to illuminate all those memorable moments.

More information on Moto G7 Play.

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Like the longest lasting battery phone we tested in 2019, the $ 250 Moto G7 Power it can last all day. Although it doesn’t have two rear cameras like the Moto G7 flagship, the 5,000 mAh battery of the G7 Power lasted 23 hours and 10 minutes.

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