The Nokia G300 is the company’s next budget phone, and at $199 (about £145 / AU$269), it is one of the cheapest 5G phones in the US phone market.
The phone packs a 6.5-inch HD+ 20:9 ratio display, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage (up to 1TB of storage) – which is more than what you’ll get from the 32GB that come standard on most budget phones. . As for the rear cameras, there is a 16MP f/1.8 camera, a 5MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor, along with an 8MP front-facing shooter.
The design of the phone is not very advanced, which is to be expected from a budget device, with a teardrop notch and thick chin bezel that looks a bit dated. But the enhanced lock button along with the fingerprint sensor is a nice touch, there’s a 3.5mm jack, and the phone looks quite sleek.
Budget Phones: Now With 5G!
5G connectivity is the highlight of the Nokia G300, but its other specs place it competitively with other smartphones at its price level. Our cheapest phone The Moto G Fast costs roughly the same – but since it runs Android 11 out-of-the-box, the Nokia G300 has the edge.
Of course, with Android 12 yet to arrive, we’re curious to see which budget phones get the upgrade first. Budget phones are often the last to be updated, and the cheapest phones usually don’t get more than one OS upgrade, so what comes in the box is almost as good as what they have. But for their price, like the G300, they’re the cheapest way to get 5G speeds.
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