LG G5 at a price of $269 is one of our favorite smartphones below $300. Boasting great looking design and great sound sytem, it's only let down by relatively small screen 5.3".
The ZTE Axon Pro is one of our top picks, owing to great sound sytem. However, we knocked off a star because of non-expandable memory. Still, with sleek metal body it easily makes it into our list of recommendations.
Looking for a smartphones below $300 with good front speaker system.. AND scratch-resistant screen glass? Then you need Alcatel Idol 5S. One of the best in its category, this comes highly recommended.
Boasting bright screen even under sunlight, is Asus ZenFone 3, one of our top smartphones below $300 for 2017. Currently available at an RRP of $299.41, which is especially reasonable although it also suffers from average battery life.
Sony Xperia Z3 Plus is great because it has water-resistant until 5 feet underwater, however many customers complain about small screen 5.2" which is especially true given that it costs $290.