TOP 5 BEST SMARTPHONES FOR UNDER $500

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Do you want a new flagship phone but you aren’t willing to break the bank? Then stick around as in this article we’ll be checking the best smartphones currently on sale for under $500; keep reading!

BEST SMARTPHONES FOR UNDER $500

1. MOTOROLA MOTO EDGE S30

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Let’s kick off with the recently launched and most powerful Motorola Moto Edge S30. The smartphone is indeed equipped with the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset; along with a minimum of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Moto Edge S30 then comes with a massive 6.8-inch display sporting Full HD+ resolution and a whopping 144Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, in regards to photography, we find a 108MP main shooter paired with a 13MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro lens. For selfies, we have a single 16MP snapper.

The Edge S30 packs a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 33W fast charging; we also find NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

2. VIVO IQOO NEO5 SE

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Next, we have the first of a long list of Snapdragon 870 powered handsets – the iQOO Neo5 SE.

In addition to the powerful chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the smartphone also features a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a variable fresh rate of 1Hz to save energy.

Photography wise, iQOO’s phone packs a 48MP main sensor; along with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. While for selfies we find a 16MP snapper.

Finally, the iQOO Neo5 SE packs a 4500mAh with support for 55W fast charging and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

BEST SMARTPHONES FOR UNDER $500

3. REALME GT NEO 2

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As mentioned earlier, we have the Realme GT Neo 2 once again powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 870; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Other specs on the GT Neo 2 include a 6.62-inch Samsung AMOLED E4 display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a super high 600Hz touch sampling rate.

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As for photos, the smartphone brings a 64MP resolution main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. The in the front is located a 16MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the Realme phone is fueled by a large 5000mAh battery, along with 65W fast charging and it features NFC.

BEST SMARTPHONES FOR UNDER $500

4. MEIZU 18X

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The Meizu 18X is yet another handset powered by the quite successful Snapdragon 870 chipset; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

As for the display, the Meizu 18X features a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED E4 panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 360Hz.

Camera-wise, the smartphone packs a 64MP main sensor; along with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile, at the front, we find a 13MP snapper for selfies.

Finally, the Meizu 18X encases a 4300mAh capacity battery with support for 30W fast charging and it features NFC.

4. OPPO K9 PRO

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Last but not least, the OPPO K9 Pro is a very interesting alternative as it packs the most powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200; paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The smartphone features a compact 6.43-inch AMOLED Samsung E3 display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.

In the camera department, the K9 Pro features three cameras including a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. While at the front there’s a single 16MP camera.

OPPO’s device equips a 4500mAh capacity battery with support for 60W fast charging. It also features NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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