Do you need a new flagship-level phone but you aren’t willing to spend over $500? Well, then you’ll probably want to check out this list which includes the top 5 best smartphones currently on sale for under $500; keep reading!
BEST SMARTPHONES – UNDER 500
1. REALME GT 2
Let’s kick off with the Realme GT 2, a very good performing handset as it comes with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Realme’s GT 2 features a 6.62 inch AMOLED display, a 120Hz refresh speed, and a punch-hole at the upper left corner to allow 16MP selfies. On the back, you will find a 50MP resolution maincam with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens.
The Realme 2’s large 5000mAh battery keeps it going, and supports fast charging at 65W. It also features NFC.
2. XIAOMI 11T Pro
Next is the Xiaomi 11T Pro with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It also comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro has a 6.67 inch AMOLED FHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 480Hz touch sampling.
For photography, the smartphone has a 108MP main sensor and an 8MP ultra wide lens. There is also a 5MP macro camera. The 16MP snapper can be used for selfies.
The 11T Pro phone has a large, 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging at 120W. It also features NFC.
3. REDMI K50
Redmi K50 also comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ MOLED panel. It has a refresh rate 120Hz and touch sampling rates of 480Hz.
Three cameras are included in the handset, including a main sensor with 48MP resolution, an 8MP ultra wide lens, and a 2MP macro cam. A 20MP snapper is located at the front for taking selfies.
Redmi phones come with a 5500mAh battery and support for fast charging at 67W. There’s NFC and an infrared emitter.
4. MOTOROLA MOTO 5G
If you’re looking for a Qualcomm chipset the Motorola Moto G2005G comes with the Snapdragon 888+ SoC. It is an excellent option.
The Moto G200 5G also features a huge 6.8 inch display with Full HD+ resolution, and a high 144Hz refresh speed. The smartphone’s camera department features a 108MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens on its back, and one 16MP snapper on the front.
The Moto G200 5G comes with a large 5000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. There’s NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
5. SAMSUNG GAXY S21 F5G
Last, but not least, there is another Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S21FE 5G, which was launched in January this year.
This handset features a smaller, 6.4 inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It also has a 120Hz refresh speed. For photos, the main sensor measures 12MP. It is paired with an ultra-wide angle lens of 13MP and an 8MP zoom lens. Meanwhile, for selfies, there’s a 32MP snapper.
The Samsung Galaxy S21FE 5G has a 4500mAh battery of average size. It supports 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charge, and 4.5W reverse wireless charger..