The 4 best phones under £300

Shopping for a new phone can be pretty daunting. With price, quality, age, and the huge range of phones to choose from, searching for your next purchase can often leave you confused. If you're in the market for a new phone but don't want to spend a fortune, you're in luck! Here are 4 of the best phones under £300 that don't compromise on quality!

All prices accurate as of 03/11/23

Apple iPhone SE 2020 – £149.99

Best for latest technology

For die-hard Apple fans, finding a top-quality iPhone at an affordable price can be tricky. Luckily, we've got plenty to choose from! 

The iPhone SE 2020 offers the simple iOS interface we all know and love for a fraction of the usual iPhone price. The handset boasts a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and A13 Bionic chip to keep up with user demand. Due to cost, Apple has had to hold back on major changes. However, the iPhone SE 2020 camera has received a significant upgrade compared to the 2016 SE model. Users can now benefit from photography features such as Portrait mode and Smart HDR. While the iPhone SE 2020 doesn't support face ID, it is fully equipped with touch ID, Apple's previous biometric identification feature. 

At just £149.99 or £10.99 a month with our rental service, the iPhone SE 2020 is one of the best phones under £300 for iOS users! 

OnePlus 7T – £174.99

Best for compact handset

If you're looking for an Android with a smooth UI experience, the OnePlus 7T is a great buy! The OnePlus 7T offers superb performance thanks to its Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and a 90Hz refresh rate. Its lightweight and small form make it easy to handle, while the new camera module offers a 32% smaller notch than its predecessor. While only available in Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue, the unique rounded camera notch gives the OnePlus 7T a design like no other handset. 

Some other useful features the OnePlus 7T offers include faster charging (although wireless charging isn't supported) and three impressive cameras to capture images and videos. 

For just £174.99, the OnePlus 7T is a great budget buy for any smartphone user!

Samsung Galaxy S10 – £169.99

Best for battery life

When looking for a smartphone, a top selling point is battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the best phones under £300, featuring an incredibly long-lasting battery life, with a typical battery capacity of 3400mAh. Its main features include Wireless PowerShare, which enables users to share their Galaxy S10's charge with other compatible devices – essentially turning your phone into a Qi charger on demand! Thanks to Samsung's Fast Charging 2.0, the Galaxy S10 can add a couple of hours of charge to your phone in as little as 15 minutes. 

Along with an IP68 dust and water-resistant rating, the Galaxy S10 comes equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader to give users easy access without compromising on display space. 

For £169.99 or just £14.99 a month, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a great budget smartphone!

Google Pixel 4 – £134.99

Best for Camera performance

If you're searching the market for a camera phone within the £300 price range, the Google Pixel 4 is a great option! 

Although most smartphones come with three or even four rear cameras, the Google Pixel 4 boasts only two spectacular rear cameras. The primary rear camera has an updated 16MP telephoto lens for enhanced portrait and low-light photography. 

At the same time, Google's new software makes snapping and editing photos easier than ever before. Thanks to the addition of Night Sight and Astrology modes, the Google Pixel 4 can also shoot clear, bright images in ultra low-light settings. However, the Google Pixel 4's design isn't to everyone's taste, with rubberized black-coated edging and available colours such as Oh So Orange, Clearly White and Just Black. 

If you're not too fussy when it comes to appearance (or you're just going to use a case anyway), the Google Pixel 4 is an affordable smartphone option at just £134.99.

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