Best Mobile Phones Under $300

Do you want an up to date Android smartphone, or one of the latest Windows phones, but don't have a huge budget? You can still get a great phone with the latest versions of these operating systems for a much cheaper price than the flagship phones. We've picked out the best smartphones under $300.

Motorola Moto G 16GB
Motorola hadn't been top of the list in recent times when considering best new phone brands. However this changed with the release of the budget Motorola Moto G. It is incredible value for money combining great specs with a low price. TheAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean. Also the screen is outstanding and rivals the ones on high-cost flagship phones. It is a high-resolution HD display with all the brightness and crispness you can expect from the top-end spec. The Moto G has a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core processor so it performs well. The camera is below par compared with more expensive phones and internal storage is on the low side but the specs are still great given the budget price. It's hard to top this phone for value for money.
Price from $219.99

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 8GB
The Galaxy S3 Mini is a scaled down version of the S3, the best selling mobile phone in 2012. It is much smaller and more compact which gives it the advantage of being comfortable to hold and operate with one hand. The components are also scaled down but you get some very impressive features for the price with the overall look and feel of the larger S3 version but pocket sized. It has a dual core processor, 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of storage with MicroSD support. The Galaxy S3 Mini also ships with Android Jelly Bean. The price for the Galaxy S3 Mini is currently well under $300 which is great value for money.
Price from $212.92

Sony Xperia SP 4G LTE

The Sony Xperia SP is still recommended as great value for money. When it was released last year it was consistently evaluated as being the best mid-range smartphone around with a stunning design and fantastic specs for the price. Now the price has dropped to under $300 and for this you get a beautiful 4.6inch HD screen, fast performance and a decent 8-megapixel camera. It is a scaled down version of the flagship Sony Xperia Z.

Price from $246.73

Sony Xperia V
The Xperia V is an excellent, high-end LTE-enabled smartphone on offer at an affordable price. It features a greta design, HD display and it is water and dust resistant.
Price from $239.99

Under $300 Price Range - Mobile Phones

Just under $300 is a good price point for a mobile phone if you don’t want to pay the high prices of the top end, latest models but you don’t want to compromise too much on features. There is plenty of competition at the budget end of the phone market and some excellent new phones have been released in this under $300 price range. You can still get high end features such as a touchscreen, web browsing, decent camera and music player for under $300. The speed with which new phones are launched means that models are heavily discounted when replaced with the latest release in a product line. We’ve selected some top selling phones all under $300.

If you haven't seen anything you like and want to check out phones just a bit more expensive, you might be interested in our selection of top selling phones under $400.