The best Android smartphones under $300/INR 20,000: Android Updated picks

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More times than often, we talk about the flagship Android smartphones. The fact of the matter is, there is a big chunk of Android lovers who do not want to spend a ton load of their hard-earned money on a flagship and are pretty much content with the mid-range segment of Android.

If you are one of them, you are at the right place. Here are the best Android smartphones under $300 which feature some amazing specs and won’t put a burden on your pocket too.

The best Android smartphones under $300/INR 20,000: Android Updated picks

Honor 7X (Price: $200)

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First up on the list is the Honor 7X. Now, the Honor 7X somehow makes it to any list we make and quite frankly, it deserves to be added to whatever list possible. 

The device features top-notch specifications at an ultra-affordable price. Starting things off is the display. The Honor 7X has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The colors are vibrant and natural.

Powering the device is a Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The 659 is no flagship by any means, but it certainly gets the job done. Majority of the Android games run pretty smoothly and even the most high-end games are pretty much playable (with some minor hiccups and lags, here and there).

Camera performance is equally amazing. The dual camera setup at the back produces crisp images and if you are a fan of portrait images, the Honor 7X is a decent smartphone for capturing bokeh effects.

The device is still running on Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 on top. That said, the Android Oreo update is scheduled to arrive come May. 


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Moto G5s Plus (Price: ~$220)

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The Moto G5s Plus has been on the market for long now. The device features a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio Full HD display which. At the back, one would find a dual camera setup along with a dual-tone LED flash. The device has been appreciated by many for being one of the best mid-range camera smartphones. There is a swift front-facing fingerprint scanner which doubles as the home key and is capable of performing a lot of gestures.

Nokia 6 (Price: $229)

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At just $229, Nokia 6 is an amazing choice for a smartphone. The device has a pretty solid build quality and feels quite sturdy in hand.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. Though the processor is not at par with the rest of the smartphones in this list, Nokia has done a great job when it comes to software optimization with the Nokia 6 and one won’t find any lag of sorts while using this device.

At the camera front, there is a 16 MP rear-facing and 8 MP front-facing camera with dual-tone flash. At the front, one would find a fingerprint scanner underneath the display which is pretty quick and responsive.

Moving to the battery, we get a solid 3,000 mAh battery which is capable of quick charging. The device runs on Android Oreo 8.0 and the UI is almost close to stock.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Price: $250)

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Xiaomi’s latest offering to its Note series, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is an excellent choice for a smartphone under $300. The device has a cheaper sibling as well. But, the presence of a dual camera makes the Pro variant all the way a better choice. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM. There is a dual camera setup at the back. 

Coming to the display, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display giving out a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. 

There is a big 4,000 mAh battery provided with the smartphone which is capable of quick charging. The Note 5 Pro is capable of taking excellent photos and is, by all means, a performer. You can definitely try this one out for sure.

ZTE Nubia Z18 mini (Price: $285)

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The ZTE Nubia Z18 mini was recently announced in China. The device is already up for pre-orders in the country and is going to be rolled out globally pretty soon.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. At the storage front, we get two variants of the device – one with 64GB of internal storage and the other one with 128GB.

Coming to the camera of the device, the Z18 mini sports a dual camera setup at the back (24MP, f/1.7 + 5MP) and an 8MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and an 80-degree wide angle field of view.

At the display front, we get a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio giving out a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The device is covered entirely by a Corning Gorilla Glass at both the sides, surrounded by a metal chassis. It certainly is one of the most premium looking smartphones in its price range.

On top of that, the Z18 mini is certainly one of the most colorful devices as well. The device is going to be available in 5 color variants – Pink, Purple, White, Black, and Light Blue.


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These were the best Android smartphones under $300 that we could pick. What are your thoughts on them? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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