Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $500 – August 2022


With most flagships for the year 2022 already out on the market, we can finally find some very interesting options for under $500. So, if you’re looking for a high-end device but you don’t have a massive budget, here you’ll find the best smartphones in this price range; keep reading!

Best Smartphones for Under $500

1. Vivo iQOO Neo 6

Best Smartphones for Under $500

The Vivo iQOO Neo 6 continues his streak on our top 5 as one of the most powerful smartphone on the list. The handset does indeed pack the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset; along 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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

On the photography side, the iQOO Neo 6 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

Coming with the same powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, we find the POCO F4 GT. The smartphone also features a quite large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz.

Photography wise, the F4 GT by POCO 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.

Lastly, the POCO is fueled by a 4700mAh capacity battery with support for a whopping 120W fast charging.

Best Smartphones for Under $500

3. Motorola Edge X30

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Next, we have yet another powerful flagship the Motorola Edge X30 as it boasts the mighty Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset.

The Edge X30 then brings a great 6.7-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz extra high refresh rate.

As far as cameras are concerned, the Motorola Edge X30 features a 50MP main shooter paired with a 50MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP portrait camera. Meanwhile for selfies there’s a whopping 60MP camera at the front.

Finally, Motorola’s phone packs a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 68W fast charging technology.

4. OPPO K10 Pro

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Next, we have the OPPO K10 Pro coming with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset; coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

OPPO’s K10 Pro also brings large 6.62-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz touch sampling rate.

In the camera department, the K10 Pro equips a 50MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile for selfies we find a 16MP sensor at the front.

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

Best Smartphones for Under $500

5. Redmi K50 Pro

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Last but not least, we have the high performing Redmi K50 Pro powered by the formidable MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset.

The Redmi K50 Pro then packs a large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate.

Photography wise, the K50 Pro equips a 108MP main sensor; paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. At the front there’s a 20MP snapper.

Finally, the Redmi K50 Pro is fueled by a 5000mAh capacity battery with support for a whopping 120W fast charging.

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

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1 Comment

  1. August 17, 2022

    zte nubia z40s pro also started at 490500$, so it should’ve been in the list. oneplus ace pro as well instead of poco x4 gt