The five best phones you can buy if you are looking for the best camera and spend less than 300 euros


Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro

These smartphones offer a good camera for their price, and are the best option if you don’t want to spend a lot of money.

In general, if you are looking for a mobile phone that stands out for its camera, it is normal to resort to high-end devices, in which manufacturers usually try to differentiate them in this aspect. However, there are many occasions in which these phones have a fairly high price in Spain, and if you are not going to get as much use out of them, It is not advisable to spend so much money.

For this reason, in EL ESPAƑOL – El Androide Libre we have compiled what they are the mobile phones with the best camera under 300 euros. This is a more affordable price range, within the mid-range. In this way, you can have a mobile phone that offers a good photography section but at a low price. It must be taken into account that, logically, the results will not be as good as in the high range.

At these prices, there are no secondary sensors as useful as in the high range, but it is true that there are models that have a very good main camera, and with features such as the optical image stabilizer. If you are looking for a good camera at a low price, there are no better alternatives.


Xiaomi is a brand that is betting quite heavily on the mid-range, especially with some models like this one, which try to provide more than its competition. To do this, the brand has decided to include a main sensor signed by Samsung that has a 108 Mpx resolution. This gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of definition, and also when editing, where much greater cropping can be carried out without losing so much quality.

Its secondary camera is an 8 Mpx wide angle, while the front camera goes up to 16 Mpx. The POCO X5 Pro has a fairly common combination of sensors, but it raises the level with the resolution of the main one. It can record in 4K and slow motion, at 240 fps.


Finally, it has a 2 Mpx macro sensor that allows you to take images from close up. This is a sensor that we will find in most mid-range models, but that is usually difficult to use. It can be found on sale for 299 euros.

Redmi Note 12 Pro

The Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50 Mpx main camera, an 8 Mpx wide angle and a 2 Mpx macro. In this sense, its resolution falls somewhat behind, but, in exchange, it has a larger aperture, which means it can capture a little more light in night situations. In this case, its performance is somewhat better, but without reaching what the high-end is capable of.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro

During the day, it has good quality and usually represents colors well, giving them a little extra saturation to make the images more attractive, something that can be corrected later by editing the photograph. The portrait mode of the main camera is one of its great strengths.

Its secondary cameras are less flashy in terms of results, but can still do a decent job in situations where they are necessary. However, as a general rule, in this price range what usually stands out is the main sensor. It can be purchased for around 285 euros

Samsung Galaxy A53

Samsung’s mid-range is also known for its good quality, and the Galaxy A53 is one of the most balanced phones that the firm has launched in this range. It is a smartphone from last year, but it maintains the level very well and has lowered its price slightly over time.

It has 4 cameras, the main one is 64 Mpx, the wide angle is 8 Mpx and it has two 5 Mpx cameras with macro and portrait functions, to improve this type of photography without depending on the software. This makes it a somewhat more versatile option than the rest of the alternatives. Its front sensor is 32 Mpx.

Samsung Galaxy A53

One of its main differences is that it has an optical image stabilizer, which helps a lot to ensure that the images do not turn out blurry or blurry, and earns it many points in video recording, which is one of the situations in which it most You can see that the image is stable.

The images it takes are characterized by having quite realistic colors, as well as good detail. At night, the loss of quality is as expected, although it does not work poorly when there is a light source such as a streetlight. In portrait mode, the presence of a dedicated sensor is noticeable when cropping. It is available for a price of around 295 euros.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite

The mid-range mobile, launched by OnePlus this year 2023, is also committed to including a high-resolution main sensor, specifically 108 Mpx, accompanied by a macro sensor and a depth sensor, both at a resolution of 2 Mpx. The front, for its part, is 16 Mpx.

This commitment to high resolution allows you to be decisive in situations where it is important to capture as much detail as possible. It does not have a telephoto sensor, but it is possible shoot at full resolution and do a crop without losing much quality. It should be noted that since it does not have a wide-angle sensor, it will not be possible to take these types of photographs with a greater angle of view, so each person must assess whether they want this camera on their mobile phone or not.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

The photographs it takes are good during the day, with a good level of detail, and at night, like everyone else, it loses some quality due to its lower lighting. The portrait mode achieves a good crop thanks to the dedicated sensor, but it is true that without a wide angle, it can fall somewhat short in terms of versatility. It can be purchased for around 230 euros.

Honor Magic 5 Lite

In this case, it is a device with a camera module that is very particular due to its shape, which is circular. The main camera is 64 Mpx, and it also has a 5 Mpx wide angle and a 2 Mpx macro. In the second, you may miss a little more resolution to give the images a better appearance.

Honor Magic5 Lite

However, the device makes up for this with the good sensations left by the main sensor, which stands out for not oversaturating the images to try to reflect a result that is as natural as possible. At night, as long as there is a light source, you will be able to make the most of the situation, although without showing off too much in this sense.

The Honor Magic 5 Lite’s selfie camera is 16 Mpx, and is capable of recording in slow motion, at 120 fps, but it does not have optical stabilization. In general, it is a mobile phone with a good camera for its price, since it is possible to get it for 249 euros.

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