The best phones for under £300

The best phones for under £300

Our top recommendations to suit your budget

If you’re on a budget of up to £300 for your next Pay as you go phone, there are some pretty good options available – including models from Apple, Samsung, Sony and Huawei.

Which are the best phones for under £300?

Here are our own recommendations for the best Pay as you go phones for under £300 in our current range – read on for a short summary of each.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

If you love the quality of Samsung’s top-end phones, but don’t want to pay top price, the Galaxy A3 is a great option. Its glass and metal design looks and feels very premium and the Super AMOLED display will delight movie and game fans alike. A feature-packed phone with fingerprint scanner, 13-megapixel camera, IP68 waterproof rating and more.

Sony Xperia XA1

With its impressive 23-megapixel main camera, the Sony Xperia XA1 is a great choice for photography fans. It even has a dedicated camera button and superfast autofocus, so you’ll never miss a shot. As a sleek, pocket-sized phone, with 5-inch HD display to show off your latest snaps, Sony Xperia XA offers great value at well under £300.

iPhone SE

Released shortly after iPhone 6S, iPhone SE packs many of the same features into a smaller frame. It uses the same powerful A9 chip and features a 12-megapixel camera that’s capable of shooting 4K video and Slo-mo video up to 720 frames a second. A traditional home button with built in fingerprint sensor makes it secure and easy to unlock, too.

Huawei P Smart

With a 5.65-inch Full HD screen and wide aspect ratio, Huawei P Smart is a great phone for watching movies on the fly. 13- and 2-megapixel rear cameras let you blur the background and bring your subject into sharper focus, while the 8-megapixel front camera uses AI to automatically enhance your selfies. A lot of phone for your money.

Not found what you’re looking for?

If you’re after something a little less expensive, check out our recommendations for Best phones for under £200 and Best Phones for under £100 for more ideas.