Best Phones Under £300 (Early 2021) | Top 10 Budget Choices

Reviewing the best budget Android smartphones that cost under £300 in early 2021, offering the most competitive camera tech, greatest gaming performance, longest battery life and beyond. We’ve got 5G handsets, photo pros, the lot. I’ve tested all of these ‘cheap’ phones personally, and you can check out my in-depth reviews right here on Tech Spurt.

Best Phones Under £300 Chapters:
0:00 Oooooh it’s an intro
0:50 Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
2:34 Redmi Note 9 Pro
3:37 Poco X3 NFC
4:15 Oppo Reno4 Z 5G
5:40 Motorola Moto G9 Plus
7:18 Moto G 5G Plus
8:06 Realme 7 Pro
9:10 Realme X50 5G
10:18 Pixel 3a/4a

One of my absolute favourite budget-friendly phones right now is that Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite. The camera is beaten by rivals here like the Pixel 3a, but I love the 120Hz screen, gaming performance, great battery life. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 Pro is still a stunner too, I enjoyed reviewing that one.

The Poco X3 NFC is another smartphone packed with impressive specs and features, for under £200 these days. And the Reno4 Z 5G by Oppo is cheaper than ever in 2021, making it a strong rival to that Mi 10T Lite. Motorola’s Moto G9 Plus and G 5G Plus, and Realme’s 7 Pro and X50 should also be on your radar. Motorola offers stock Android like the Pixel phones, if you’re not a fan of those heavy launchers.

So that’s my review round-up of the best budget Android handsets right now, but did I miss out your favourites? Let me know below!

50 Comments

  1. E M on April 1, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Not buying anything made in China anymore. Nope.



  2. Ahsaan Rasool Awan 6643 on April 1, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I love your English accent



  3. Mr Moon on April 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

    A lot of these little known brands are packed with adds built into the system,



  4. Ellis The DJ on April 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Good video i shall ding that subscribe button would you be interested/possible to review a cubot smart phone



  5. elextroguy on April 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Good but I am waiting for the galaxy a72



  6. Sappukei on April 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    0:52 ahhh a fellow man of culture



  7. J Minix on April 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    And here comes the best of all, Redmi Note 10 Pro and this video is already outdated.



  8. swaraj bal on April 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I’d watch 100 ads for you .

    Nothing gay



  9. Paul Queripel on April 1, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Nokia 8.3 5g was under £300 when this came out.



  10. Egg on April 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I can’t choose which one should I get



  11. Farhad957 on April 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Redmi Note 9 Pro or poco x3? which one is better?



  12. Roman on April 1, 2021 at 12:45 am

    What’s your favorite phone of them all



  13. Paul Taylor on April 1, 2021 at 12:45 am

    What do you make of the concerns regarding privacy in Chinese phones?



  14. Chamath Malinga on April 1, 2021 at 12:46 am

    No Huawei or honor now😪



  15. Donny Trenbolone on April 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    The moto G8 power has a way better screen the the G9 power and the G10 power. What the hell were they thinking?!?!



  16. Bee Bee on April 1, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Oh god the wallpaper. I see you are a man of taste 😏



  17. Ann Machin on April 1, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Hi dear can you do a Best Buy budget phone small for us ladies with small hands thanks



  18. K M on April 1, 2021 at 12:51 am

    oppo find x2 lite would be a winner



  19. Diana Lerma on April 1, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Can someone plet get me the link for to Moto G 5G plus 😭



  20. mohammad mardani on April 1, 2021 at 12:53 am

    I’m watching this video on my redmi note 9 pro, it’s amazing, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to buy a affordable but fantastic phone



  21. Radisson on April 1, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Money Plane!



  22. Shahzad ali on April 1, 2021 at 12:54 am

    That’s what we call a well made video. You just made me your subscriber



  23. Manchester on April 1, 2021 at 12:58 am

    "Best murders"

    subbing for that



  24. Bad_Robot on April 1, 2021 at 12:59 am

    I really want a new phone that DOESN’T have a stupid glass back. Has an AMOLED screen. Big screen. Good camera that shoots 4K video with image stabalization. My budget is £250 to £350. What should i get?



  25. Eradicator 44 on April 1, 2021 at 12:59 am

    But, what does "Pro" really mean nowa’days…



  26. Ian Hay on April 1, 2021 at 12:59 am

    As of today 21/03/21 you can buy the Moto G9 plus for £175 on Amazon UK



  27. Edin Medin on April 1, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Would you buy a realme?



  28. Pedro san on April 1, 2021 at 1:07 am

    the man really likes stains gate lol respect



  29. Yan Vistochi on April 1, 2021 at 1:09 am

    is the xperia 10 ii worth buying now? i need the ip rating but not sure if i should consider some of the ones mentioned here



  30. Moutayam Khaddour on April 1, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Thank you very much for the video, but I don’t think that Xiaomi Note 9 Pro will have an always on display, because it uses an LCD screen.



  31. SBZ on April 1, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Which is the best one to get?



  32. Daniel Veti on April 1, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Are any of these better than the p20 mate pro? I would be gutted if i lose my camera quality.



  33. dpmjole on April 1, 2021 at 1:14 am

    poco x3 is awesome 👍



  34. thudi mphaka on April 1, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Should I swap to one of them
    Current device : P30 lite



  35. Nigel West on April 1, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Would be helpful but I have Verizon



  36. top 10 best on April 1, 2021 at 1:17 am

    I was hoping I would see the redmi note 9pro 5G / Mi 10i



  37. JACK MOSS on April 1, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Spaff out lmaooo



  38. Keyzan on April 1, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Boa mano!



  39. belugawhale898 on April 1, 2021 at 1:19 am

    why are phones so damn big these days >>>>:(((



  40. Jona on April 1, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Great video!
    If you’re watching mid-March the OnePlus Nord N10 is down from £330 to £250 (plus a pair of wireless earbuds), incase you want a sub £300 phone



  41. Cut Your Messy Hair on April 1, 2021 at 1:21 am

    What is playing on the moto G 5G Plus at 7:48 i wanna watch it



  42. Hend Saeed on April 1, 2021 at 1:22 am

    What do you think about the samsung m31s ?!!



  43. C H on April 1, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Hi, I always watch your videos before I buy a phone I trust you know all about phones. I’m a granny so my criteria is a great camera to take photos of the kiddies, which one of these would be best for me do you think? Many thanks. X



  44. rohil satam on April 1, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Where can I find the persona wallpapers?



  45. Mr. tedj on April 1, 2021 at 1:24 am

    can anyone give me google pixel phone pleas i cant buy one 🙁



  46. jon smith on April 1, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Budget ? the oppo reno in NZ is $650 ,thats a lot money ,sucks living at the bottom of the world we get ripped off & paid fuck all ,.



  47. Floss Horace on April 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Love the voice.
    The reviewer isn’t bad looking either



  48. Minh Pham on April 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    cool backround pictures lol



  49. Irshad Jahangir on April 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for the vid. Really love my pixel 3a🔥🔥



  50. inityo mate on April 1, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Would be good to talk about processor