Samsung Galaxy A7
A lot of phones under $300 end up being a few years old or offering average-at-best specs. That's not the case with the Samsung Galaxy A7 announced in late 2018. This phone is close to high-end, without the high-end price tag.
And while the Samsung Galaxy A7 might not have a bezel-free display like some more modern phones, it's packing everything else you'll want or need. That includes a big 6-inch screen, 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras and a sleek design. Yes, most cheap phones only have 32 or at most 64GB, but this one has 128GB for all your apps, games, photos, and videos plus a microSD slot.
You're getting a 24MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle, and a 3rd depth and detail sensing sensor, not to mention a 24MP shooter on the front too. Then, we're getting a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack and a big 3,300 mAh battery all for under $275.