The 11 best smartphones up to 300 euros (01/2021)

Picking out a new smartphone can be quite a difficult job. Which one best suits your needs and which one do you get the most for your money? DroidApp has a new edition of DroidApp Buy Advice, in which we look for the best smartphone up to 300 euros.

Best smartphone up to 300 euros

What your requirements are when buying a new phone can vary from person to person. Do you go for the best camera, do you want a battery that lasts a long time, or do you want a device that is beautifully designed. In this edition of DroidApp Purchase Advice, we list the 11 best Android smartphones up to 300 euros. It is a selection with the best devices in this price range.

We take different requirements into account; to get into this overview, we have the requirement that it runs on Android 10 or higher. In addition, there must be a good chance that an update to Android 11 is in the pipeline for the smartphone. The smartphone must also be readily available at the moment. We list the best smartphone up to 300 euros for you below in random order. Under each device you will find a so-called device box, with which you can go directly to the device page with current prices and specifications.

Poco X3 NFC

In our Poco X3 NFC review, we were already very enthusiastic about this smartphone from the Chinese brand. For a very decent price you get an advanced high-performing camera, an excellent price-quality ratio and moreover; phenomenal battery life. There is a 6.67-inch Full-HD + screen with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 732G chipset and 6GB of RAM. The update policy is a bit unclear, but we can expect Android 11 anyway. With the Poco X3 NFC you also have the feeling that you have a high-end smartphone in your hands.

For sale at: Coolblue, Amazon, Bol.com, Belsimpel, MediaMarkt and Mobiel.

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Prices from: 208.00 euros

Samsung Galaxy A42 black

Samsung Galaxy A42

If you are looking for an affordable 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A42 might be an interesting option. This smartphone is equipped with a 6.6-inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 690 chipset, 5000 mAh battery and quad camera. About the battery; with a charging speed of ‘only’ 15W, it takes a while to be full. The update policy is fine with Samsung, so you don’t have to worry about that. Convenient is the presence of a 3.5 millimeter connection for your headset.

For sale at: Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel, MediaMarkt and Belsimpel.

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Prices from: 311.00 euros

Oppo A72 review

Oppo A72

Despite the fact that an Oppo A73 has been released, which is equipped with 5G support and is priced higher than 300 euros, the A72 is still for sale. The Oppo A72 is a great smartphone that is equipped with a 6.5-inch Full-HD + screen, Snapdragon 665 chipset, 5000 mAh battery, quad camera and 4GB of RAM. The device scores nicely in almost all areas, although the wide-angle lens of the camera is not the best and the screen could be a bit brighter. You can read our experience in the Oppo A72 review.

For sale at: Bol.com, Coolblue, Mobiel, T-Mobile, Tele2, Ben and Belsimpel.

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Prices from: 218.00 euros

Moto G Pro Stylus

Moto G Pro

The Moto G Pro already managed to get a place with us at the DroidApp Awards 2020. In our extensive Moto G Pro review we were positive about the device. Thanks to Android One you are assured of updates for three years and security updates for two years. The speakers do a good job, just like the camera and you can use a stylus. This pin is a nice addition to the device. There is also a 6.4-inch Full-HD + screen, 4GB RAM, triple camera and 4000 mAh battery.

For sale at: Bol.com, Coolblue, Mobiel, MediaMarkt, Amazon and Belsimpel.

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Prices from: 224.00 euros

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite

Xiaomi has equipped the richly equipped Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite in this segment, with support for 5G. Despite the name Lite, it is neither small nor light. On board is a 6.67-inch Full-HD + screen, 6GB RAM and a quad camera. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 750G processor and 4820 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The smartphone is also equipped with a 3.5 millimeter connection. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite comes in two variants; with 64GB storage space and 128GB storage space. There is of course some price difference in this.

For sale at: Coolblue, Mobiel, MediaMarkt, Amazon and Belsimpel.

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Prices from: 259.00 euros

Moto G9 Plus review

Moto G9 Plus

In the list with best smartphone up to 300 euros, there is also a place for the Moto G9 Plus from Motorola. It is quite large and heavy, compared to the other devices. In our Moto G9 Plus review, we were positive about the battery life, the fingerprint scanner and the 30W fast charger. With this, the 5000 mAh battery is full again quickly. The smartphone offers a 6.8-inch Full-HD + screen, 4GB of RAM and a quad camera. There is a physical key to launch the Google Assistant. Too bad Motorola’s update policy scores poorly.

For sale at: Coolblue, Bol.com, Belsimpel, Mobiel and MediaMarkt.

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Prices from: 228.00 euros

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro front

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro also won at the DroidApp Awards. In our Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro review, we were very pleased with this device. The camera can compete with that of more expensive devices and the battery life is also very good. There is a 6.67-inch Full-HD + screen, 6GB of RAM, 5020 mAh battery with 30W fast charging and a Snapdragon 720G processor. In terms of update policy, not much is known, which is a shame, but otherwise you will certainly enjoy the smartphone.

For sale at: Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel, Belsimpel, MediaMarkt and Amazon.

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Prices from: 218.00 euros

Moto G 5G Plus header

Moto G 5G Plus

Motorola also released a more affordable 5G smartphone this year; the Moto G 5G Plus, which we also covered extensively in the review. A nice and fast device with a nice 90Hz screen, good battery life and a nice design. The camera does perform variable and is therefore less suitable for those who like to take photos with a smartphone. The update policy remains a pain point in this regard. Only Android 11 is still in the pipeline, after that it will be done with the OS updates.

For sale at: Coolblue, Bol.com, Mediamarkt, Belsimpel and Mobiel.

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Prices from: 253.00 euros

Samsung Galaxy A51 experiences

Samsung Galaxy A51

Despite the fact that it is almost celebrating its first birthday, you cannot ignore the Samsung Galaxy A51. This popular beloved device has a 6.5 inch AMOLED screen, good sound quality, beautifully finished design and good value for money. Although the camera performs somewhat variably; fine during the day, a disappointment in the evening, the update policy of the Galaxy A51 is in order. You can read our findings in the Samsung Galaxy A51 review.

For sale at: Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel, MediaMarkt, Samsung Shop, T-Mobile, Ritel, Amazon and Belsimpel.

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Prices from: 259.00 euros

Sony Xperia 10 II review

Sony Xperia 10 II

The Sony Xperia 10 II is a relatively compact device (but smooth!) With excellent specifications. On board the Xperia is a 6.0-inch Full-HD + OLED screen and a waterproof housing. There is also 4GB of RAM available, along with a Snapdragon 665 and 3600 mAh battery. This provides the device with a fairly small battery capacity, but in practice you will not notice that much, as we wrote in our Sony Xperia 10 II review.

For sale at: Bol.com, Mobiel, Belsimpel, MediaMarkt, T-Mobile and Coolblue.

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Prices from: 318.00 euros

Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31

In the price range up to 300 euros, there is also the Samsung Galaxy M31. This smartphone has a 6.4-inch Full-HD + screen and has everything you need. There is an Exynos 9611 chipset, quad camera and, like all other devices, NFC. The Galaxy M31 receives a security update every quarter, just like the A51 and A42.

For sale at: Coolblue and Bol.com.

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Prices from: 277.00 euros

Which one should I choose?

Choosing a new phone is difficult. In any case, we hope this DroidApp Buying Advice has made it easier for you. Which phone suits you best is very personal, because everyone’s wishes can differ. If you choose a smartphone up to 300 euros, it is important for yourself; do I want 5G? Keep in mind that this is only available with the major providers (T-Mobile, KPN, Vodafone) and sometimes only for an additional fee. Not with other providers. In addition, it may be that you do not necessarily have to have access to the 5G network, then a 4G device is still absolutely sufficient.

If you don’t necessarily need a 5G device, then we would choose the Poco X3 NFC or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. A great camera and a very good battery. In terms of updates, Samsung offers more security. If you opt for a 5G smartphone, we would recommend the Galaxy A42 from Samsung or Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite. Good luck with your choice!

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