Moderators at OzBargain are now running yearly polls to decide the best products in popular categories that get asked repeatedly in the forum. Our aim is to have a central thread where users can vote on the items, suggest options and also change their vote throughout the year. For more information on how these polls work, or if you want to suggest a new poll that isn't covered already, please refer to our announcement thread here.
What is the best budget smartphone under $300 in 2023?
Once again we'll discuss options and recommendations for smartphones in the budget category. We asked the question last year and the winner was the Poco M4 Pro 5G with 71 votes. 2nd place was the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion and 3rd being the Vivo X50 Lite.
I suspect we'll see Xiaomi / Pocophones take the top spot again this year.
Remember: You can change your votes at anytime, and suggest more than 1 product over the course of the poll.
How do I suggest products to What Should I Buy polls?
If you have a product that you would like to suggest for the poll (that is currently not in the Poll Options), you'll need to make a top-level comment (i.e. not replying someone else's comment) and fill up "Suggestions" text box just above your comment:
Do try to make a sensible suggestion (e.g make sure the phone is still available to purchase) and include a brief argument as to why you would recommend the product. You can only suggest 1 product at a time.