Top 5 best smartphones under $300 in September 2016 according to

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So summer is over, and with it the time for vacations, along with a period of increased cash costs. And now many of you have the opportunity to allocate some funds from the family or personal budget to buy a new gadget. Therefore, we decided to compile for you several ratings of smartphones in different price categories. And we will start with the top five smartphones as of the beginning of September 2016, costing up to $300 (UAH 8,000 or 20,000 rubles).

5th place

Meizu Pro 5

In 5th place in our ranking, we decided to put last year's Meizu flagship called Pro 5 , the price of which has recently dropped to $300 (and even slightly lower) for the version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.

For only $292-294, you can get a stylish and thin premium smartphone with a 5.7-inch AMOLED display, cool sound in headphones and the still current Exynos 7420 processor. store links: MediaTek store - $292.10 https: // ; Sky-WaY store . An overview of the Meizu Pro 5 smartphone can be found here .

4th place

Xiaomi Mi Max

On the 4th place in our rating, we decided to put the first Xiaomi tablet called Mi Max . Fans of large screens will be pleased with a high-quality 6.44-inch display, a Snapdragon 650/652 processor with a level of performance that can satisfy almost any gaming need, and decent battery life thanks to a 4850 mAh battery.

For Xiaomi Mi Max with an SD650 chip and 3/32 GB memory, Aliexpress is asking for only $209.99 (link to the store ), and for a more advanced version with an SD652 processor and 3/64 GB memory - only $249.99 (link to the store - ). You can read the review of Xiaomi Mi Max at this link.

3rd place


The recently debuted Meizu MX6 took off to 3rd place in our ranking. Despite the presence of a rather controversial 10-core processor Helio X20 (MT6797), this gadget deserved from us the title of the most successful Meizu product in 2016 (as of the time of publication of the article) due to its excellent balance in terms of price / quality. While the MX6 isn't the best choice for mobile gamers, the quality display, beautiful design, and one of the best cameras in its class make it a solid purchase.

But the decisive factor that influenced the inclusion of Meizu MX6 in our rating was precisely the price, which in just a month decreased by more than about $50 and reached quite adequate $255. That is how much the basic modification of this smartphone costs on with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (link to the store - , in golden color). And you could see a review of this model quite recently on our Youtube channel at this link.

2nd place

ZUK Z2Le Max 2

We decided to put 2 smartphones from different manufacturers in 2nd place at once, and these devices are absolutely different from each other, but both of them compete for the title of the most affordable device with a Snapdragon 820 processor. We are talking about ZUK Z2 and LeEco Le Max 2 smartphones.

We have already introduced you to each of these devices in our reviews, so we will not talk about their characteristics in this article. As of September 2016, the ZUK Z2 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM configuration can be purchased on for about $255 (link to the store, review here ). And the LeEco Le Max 2 smartphone with a 2K display and a configuration of 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM on is available at a price of $244 (link to the store -, review - here .)

1 place

Xiaomi Mi 5

The leader of our rating of smartphones under $300 has rightfully become Xiaomi Mi 5 , which, despite some complaints from users, is still in incredible demand. And no wonder, because the price for the basic version of Mi 5 at the moment in the stores of the site has already dropped to $279, which, taking into account the characteristics of the smartphone, is almost the best offer in its niche in principle (link to the store - https://goo .gl/1zAQRX).

With a full review of Xiaomi Mi 5, we have already introduced you earlier. We have also prepared for you a report on several months of using this smartphone, which is available at the link here .

If you do not agree with our choice of the Top 5 in this price range, write your versions in the comments to this article, and we will definitely take them into account when compiling the next rating. Ratings of smartphones in other price niches, in the opinion of our editors, wait in the near future on the website of the portal.

Author: Андрей Ковтун Publication date: 12.09.2016


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