We have selected the best smartphones between 200 € and 300 €. High-performance models that offer a good camera and a good screen, mostly in a premium design, while maintaining an unbeatable price/performance ratio.
Our selection of the best smartphones below 300 €.
Our guide below will help you buy the best smartphones between 200 euros and 300 euros. Models that are more expensive than those in our guide to the best smartphones for less than €200 but still offer great value for money. Smartphones that offer a quality screen, a camera worthy of the name and performance high enough to perform most common tasks.
These models will therefore suit all those who are looking for a quality smartphone offering performance close to or even equivalent to that of a top-of-the-range phone but without necessarily going broke.
Huawei P30 Lite
The P30 Lite is the little brother of the P30 and offers a slightly lower specification sheet. However, it remains an excellent smartphone with, in particular, a main camera with triple sensors developed in partnership with Leica. Its detailed data sheet:
- Processor: Kirin 710 Octo-Core (clocked at 4 x 2.2 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz)
- System: Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1
- Display: 6.15″, Full HD+ resolution 1080 x 2312 pixels
- RAM: 4 GB
- APN: Triple camera 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4, front camera 24 MP f/2.0
- Storage: 128 GB (expandable to 512 GB via microSDXC card)
- Connectivity: BT 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, USB Type C, fingerprint reader, NFC, face recognition
- Battery: 3340 mAh
- Dimensions: 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm for 159 g
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
The SoC Helio G90T enables the Redmi Note 8 Pro to offer a 64 MP photo sensor provided by Samsung. It is officially the first smartphone to carry this photo sensor. It comes with three other sensors: an 8MP ultra-wide-angle module, a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. For the rest, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD screen that occupies 91.4% of the front panel. On this side, the filiation with the previous models of the range sounds obvious.
The 20 MP selfie camera is housed in a notch in the form of a drop of water. The SoC is supported by 6/8 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of internal storage expandable up to an additional 256 GB. Its 4500 mAh battery is compatible with QuickCharge 4+ and comes with an 18 W charger. No fingerprint sensor under the display, it is located at the back, mid-range obliges.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, 6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 4300 mAh battery. Speaking of photography, there’s a 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP triple camera with AI and a 32 MP front camera.
Samsung Galaxy A40
Compact and affordable, the Galaxy A40 features a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ definition (2340 x 1080 pixels), a luxury configuration for a smartphone at this price.Samsung equips its smartphone with an Exynos 7885 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable by microSD up to 512GB). The Galaxy A40 embeds a 3100 mAh battery relatively comfortable considering its screen size (5.9 inches) and its components.
The Honor 9X is equipped with a 6.6 inch screen (resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels), the Hilicon Kirin 710F processor 4 x Cortex A73 2.2 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.7 GHz and the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. It has 128 GB of storage space (expandable up to 512 GB), 4 GB RAM, a 4000 mAh battery, a 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP triple camera and a 48 MP front camera.
Finally, the phone is supplied with a USB charger, USB Type C cable, hands-free kit, user guide and case.
Huawei P Smart Z
The Huawei P Smart Z is an interesting proposition for those who want to afford a smartphone from the 2019 P range, which has been particularly carefully designed, without having to invest hundreds of extra euros. On the rear panel, there is a double photo sensor 16 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP f/2.4 doped with artificial intelligence. The Chinese manufacturer assures that the smartphone can recognize 500 different scenes classified in 22 categories.
Inside the terminal, there is a Kirin 710F SoC engraved in 12 nm, a processor reserved for the mid-range, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The P Smart Z is powered by a large 4000 mAh battery, which provides an autonomy of two to three days, depending on the intensity of use of the smartphone. Finally, there is always a duo of photo sensors, but this time 16 and 2 megapixels, which make quality pictures, especially in broad daylight.
Which brands offer smartphones between €200 and €300 and which one to choose?
Virtually all manufacturers (except Apple) offer smartphones in this price range. Xiaomi, Samsung, Honor. or Huawei are among the top brands that have mid-range smartphones with an excellent price-performance ratio in their boxes for less than 300 euros. The smartphone of the moment is undoubtedly the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro which for 249 € offers very interesting features.
What can I do with a smartphone in this price range?
In this price range, you start to find high performance smartphones with wireless charging (Xiaomi Mi 9), fast charging and fingerprint sensors or with OLED displays. That said, don’t expect to find a smartphone that encompasses them all, you’ll have to make some concessions.
In this mid-range segment, manufacturers often focus on one point and cannot, due to limits of production costs, offer a smartphone that performs at all levels and must therefore make sacrifices on certain points. It is therefore wise to turn to a smartphone that is adapted to your needs and that best meets them.