Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $500 – July 2022


Best Smartphones for Under $500 – July 2022

Welcome back to our monthly top 5 in which we check out some of the best smartphones currently on sale worldwide. In this top 5 specifically, we’ll have a look at the handsets you can find under the $500 price mark; keep reading!

Best Smartphones for Under $500

1. Vivo iQOO Neo 6

Best Smartphones for Under $500

Just like last month, the top 5 kicks off with the Vivo iQOO Neo 6, a smartphone that manages to pack the extremely powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset for under $500.

Along with the powerful chip we find a large 6.62-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate.

Photography wise, the handset comes with a 64MP resolution main camera; along with a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP B&W sensor. Meanwhile at the front there’s a 16MP sensor for selfies.

Finally, the Vivo iQOO Neo 6 integrates a good size 4700mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging.

2. POCO F4 GT

Next, we have another Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset powered device in the shape of the POCO F4 GT.

Xiaomi’s sub-brand phone also comes with a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel sporting a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz.

As far as photos are concerned, the POCO F4 GT comes with a total of three cameras including a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. While for selfies we have a 20MP snapper.

Finally, the POCO phone packs a 4700mAh capacity battery with support for a whopping 120W fast charging.

Best Smartphones for Under $500

3. OnePlus Ace

Now, if you want to try “something different”, and with that we mean a MediaTek-powered phone, the OnePlus Ace is a great option as it comes with the powerful Dimensity 8100 Max SoC; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The OnePlus Ace also brings a high quality 6.7-inch display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a whopping 1000Hz touch sampling rate.

In the camera department, the smartphone features a 50MP main shooter paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile for selfies there’s a 16MP snapper at the front.

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Finally, the OnePlus Ace packs a 4500mAh capacity battery with support for an incredible 150W fast charging technology.

4. OPPO K10 Pro

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Coming from OnePlus’ parent company, OPPO, we have the recently launched OPPO K10 Pro. OPPO’s phone comes with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset; coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The OPPO K10 Pro the features a large 6.62-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz touch sampling rate.

Photos wise, the smartphone brings a 50MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile selfies will be snapper by a 16MP sensor at the front.

The OPPO K10 Pro is fueled by a dual-cell 5000mAh battery with support for a whopping 80W fast charging.

Best Smartphones for Under $500

5. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Last but not least, if you already are in the Samsung ecosystem and you aren’t willing to make big changes, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is the smartphone to go with. The South Korean made phone features a powerful Snapdragon 888; along with 6Gb of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Samsung phone is also a good option if you want something smaller as it packs a more compact 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Concerning the camera features, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G brings a 12MP main sensor; paired with a 13MP ultra wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. At the front there’s a 32MP snapper.

Finally, the lights on the Galaxy S21 FE 5G are kept on by a 4500mAh capacity battery with support for 25W fast charging. We even find 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

Check out our sub $300 list if you’re on a tighter budget!

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