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 for 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.
The GT 2 by Realme then features a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole in the upper left corner for the 16MP selfie snapper. Meanwhile on the back we find a 50MP resolution main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens.
Finally, the Realme 2 is kept on by a large 5000mAh battery, supports 65W fast charging and it features NFC.
2. Xiaomi 11T Pro
Next, we have another handset with the high-end Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Xiaomi 11T Pro, also coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 480Hz touch sampling rate.
As for photography, the smartphone brings a 108MP main sensor; along with an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 5MP macro camera. For selfies we find a 16MP snapper.
Finally, the 11T Pro phone comes packing a large 5000mAh battery with support for a whopping 120W fast charging and it has NFC.
3. Redmi K50
Moving onto something even more powerful, at least on paper, we have the recently launched Redmi K50. The handset does indeed feature the best MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset; along with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The Redmi K50 then comes with a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel sporting a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz.
Photography wise, the handset packs three cameras including a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. At the front we find a 20MP snapper for selfies.
Finally, the Redmi phone comes with a 5500mAh capacity battery with support for 67W fast charging. There’s NFC and an infrared emitter.
4. Motorola Moto G200 5G
Going back to a Qualcomm chipset, the Motorola Moto G200 5G coming with the Snapdragon 888+ SoC is also a great option.
Other specs on the Moto G200 5G include a massive 6.8-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a quite high 144Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile in the camera department, the smartphone brings a 108MP main shooter paired with a 13MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro lens on the back and a single 16MP snapper at the front.
Finally, the Moto G200 5G packs a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 33W fast charging. There’s NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
5. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Last but not least, we have yet another Snapdragon 888 powered device, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G launched in January of this year.
The handset comes with features such as a smaller 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. As for photos we a 12MP main sensor, paired with a 13MP ultra wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. Meanwhile for selfies there’s a 32MP snapper.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G packs an averagely sized 4500mAh capacity battery with support for 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Check out our sub $300 list if you’re on a tighter budget!