5 Best Budget 5G Phones Under $300 in 2020

A most affordable Reami K30 5G phone (Source: Xiaomi)

While various 5G phones had been released by top smartphone brands in 2019, 2020 is the year more and cheaper 5G smartphones were premiered. If you want to access the next generation of connectivity, you’ll need a 5G phone offering you much faster speeds and more reliability than 4G. Here we pick 5 best affordable 5G phones under $300 released in 2020.

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Redmi K30 5G

Price: ¥1799 / $254 (6+64GB)
Released date: January 2020
Processor: Snapdragon 765G
Display: 6.67-inch, 120Hz
Camera: QuadRear 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP; Selfie 20MP + 2MP
Battery: 4500mAh, 30W fast-charging

Budget-friendly Redmi K30 5G (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi K30 5G is the first Redmi phone with 5G support, the first smartphone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC, and it’s also one of the most affordable 5G phones in the world. The Redmi K30 5G supports dual-mode 5G connectivity, alongside more modest options like 4G and 3G when there is no 5G available. It features a large 6.67-inch display, a 64MP quad camera, and dual selfie cameras. The battery comes in at 4,500mAh and supports 30W fast wired charging. Its 8GB RAM, powerful Snapdragon 765G processor and 120Hz flow screen guarantee smoother user experience.

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition

Price: ¥1999 / $282 (6+128GB)
Released date: May 2020
Processor: Snapdragon 768G
Display: 6.67-inch, 120Hz
Camera: QuadRear 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP; Selfie 20MP + 2MP
Battery: 4500mAh, 30W fast-charging

K30 5G Racing Edition (Source: Xiaomi)

The Redmi K30 series added a new family member, the K30 5G Racing Edition. It’s the first phone to feature the just announced Snapdragon 768G chipset. This new 5G phone is identical to the Redmi K30 5G, with the same specifications on display, battery and camera, and upgrades on the chipset and coloring sides. Official sales are scheduled to begin on May 14, starting at around $254.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G

Price: ¥2099 / $296 (6+64GB)
Released date: April 2020
Processor: Snapdragon 765G
Display: 6.57-inch
Camera: QuadRear 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP; Selfie single 16M
Battery: 4160mAh, 20W fast-charging

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G cheap phone (Source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G was released along with Xiaomi‘s latest flagship smartphones the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro, hitting the 5G phone market with an unexpectedly low price tag. While the Mi 10 starts at $868, the lite 5G only sells at $324. It packs a 6.57-inch OLED display and has a water-drop notch. In terms of camera setup, it has a quad-camera on the back, the primary rear camera is 48MP while the single frontal camera is 16MP. It’s powered by a 4160 mAh battery supporting 20W fast charging.

Realme X50m 5G

Price: ¥2099 / $296 (6GB + 128GB)
Released date: April 2020
Processor: Snapdragon 765G
Display: 6.57-inch, 120Hz
Camera: QuadRear MP64 + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP; Selfie 16MP + 8MP
Battery: 4200mAh, 30W fast-charging

Realme X50m 5G under $300 (Source: Realme)

In April, Realme launched its third 5G device, the Realme X50m 5G, joining the X50 5G and X50 Pro 5G. The X50m features a 6.57 inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is the same chipset that powers the X50 5G phone. On camera, it has a dual hole-punch selfie cameras and a quad camera setup comprising a 48MP main, 8MP ultrawide (119-degree FOV), 2MP macro and 2MP portrait units. The phone is backed by a 4,200mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 flash charge.

Vivo Z6

Price: ¥1998 / $281 (6+128GB)
Released date: February 2020
Processor: Snapdragon 765G
Display: 6.57-inch
Camera: QuadRear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP; Selfie 16MP
Battery: 5000mAh, 44W fast-charging

Cheap vivo Z6 5G phone (Source: vivo)

The Vivo Z6 5G is vivo‘s first mid-range 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. It sports a 6.57-inch display and has a 48MP quad-camera setup On the back, 16MP hole-punch selfie camera and dual-mode 5G support. Though the Z6 5G doesn’t come with a high refresh rate like other 5G phones, it packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. Vivo also boasts liquid cooling technology, which can lower the phone’s temperature by up to 10°C. (50°F), protecting the handset from heating up and improving the overall gaming experience.