Here are our picks for the best Samsung phones under $300 you can buy in 2018.
Samsung makes great phones. Even better, they make impressive phones that fit pretty much every budget. Regardless of whether you’re in the market for a $1000 or a $300 handset, the South Korean heavyweight has got your back. While there is a deluge of Chinese companies in the smartphone market that sells great products at highly affordable prices, a survey conducted by BrinkWire shows that consumers prefer buying older Samsung flagships instead of these cheap Chinese counterparts. So, if you’re a Samsung fanboy who’s not ready to spend any more than $300 on your next smartphone purchase, then you’ve come to the right place. Without further ado, let’s check out our picks for the best Samsung phones under $300 one can buy in 2018.
- Samsung Galaxy Note5
Our first pick on the list of best Samsung phones under $300 is Samsung Galaxy Note5. Though it was launched back in August 2015, the device still holds up very well to this day and is certain to give the slew of new mid-range handsets a good run for their money. It’s available in three color variants — Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, and White Pearl. Up front, there’s a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio.
Besides that, other specifications of the Note5 include octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, 4GB of RAM, 16MP primary camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging. It’s worth noting that the handset supports wireless charging and comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the home button. In terms of build, the device features chamfered Aluminum edges and glass rear, reminiscent of the new Samsung phones.
- Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung had launched the Galaxy S6 back in March 2015. It was the first Samsung smartphone to ditch the firm’s infamous plastic body in favor of metal and glass design. The highlights of the device include a fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo. It’s available in four colors including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Blue Topaz, and Gold Platinum.
Coming to specifications, the Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. It is powered by octa-core Exynos 7420 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. Other than that, the device comes with a 16MP rear shooter, a 5MP front-facing camera, and 2550mAh battery that supports fast charging.
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
This year’s Galaxy A5 variant has not come out yet. So for the time being, we’ll have content ourselves with the Galaxy A5 of 2017. Boasting Amazon’s Choice tag and a recent price cut, that brought the price down to $282, the device is simply one of the best Samsung phones you can get for under $300 at the moment. It’s available in four color variants — Black Sky, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud, and Gold Sand.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear shooter, a 16MP front-facing camera, and a home button-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Besides that, the device supports wireless charging and comes with 3000mAh battery with fast charging feature. As an icing on top of the cake, Samsung had rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo update for A5 in April.
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
The Galaxy J7 Pro, as the name suggests, is an improved version of the original Galaxy J7. It features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. Similar to other handsets mentioned in this list, the J7 Pro also has a fingerprint reader mounted atop the home button on the front.
Under the helm, the device is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor along with 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, it packs a 13MP shooter on the rear and a 13MP sensor on the front. Besides, there’s a 3600mAh battery to take care of all the power needs.
- Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
Finally, on the list of best Samsung phones under $300, we have the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. Priced at $221.27 for the 16GB variant, the device comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It draws power from a 3000mAh battery and is powered by octa-core Exynos 7870 processor.
In addition to that, it comes with 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 13MP front-facing camera, and front-mounted fingerprint reader. It’s worth noting that there is a 2GB RAM variant available as well. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Besides, it’s available in four colors — Blue, Pink, Gold, and Black.