Best Phones under 500 USD: The $500 is where you can buy some of the best value-for-money smartphones. This s because most of the phones in the price range usually have the best chipset, CPU cores, GPU, big battery, impressive cameras, etc.

In this list of some of the best phones under 500 USD, there are phones that have 200MP OIS cameras, phones that support wireless charging, phones that are water and dustproof, and phones that have premium chipsets. Even the cheapest 512GB phones are also seen under the $500 price tag.

So, if you have 500 USD and you need a smartphone that can play games, take awesome photos, has a big battery, has an awesome display, etc, then you’ll find this list very helpful. Note that there are more phones under 500 USD but this list contains our top 12 picks.

Best Phones under 500 USD

vivo iQOO Neo 7 ($459)

vivo IQOO Neo 7 Price in UK

For its price, the vivo iQOO Neo 7 is no doubt one of the best phones under 500 USD. this phone features the premium Dimesity 9000+ chipset, a 50MP OIS main camera that can record videos in 4K resolution, a 6.78-inches 120Hz AMOLED display, and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 125W wired fast charging.

This phone ticks all the premium boxes for a smartphone but has no microSD card slot space, no 3.5mm headphone jack port, and is not water and dustproof.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE ($449)

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

A new deal has seen $250 knocked off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. This new price makes it one of the best phones to buy for under $500. The phone is water and dustproof and it features a 12MP OIS main camera, an 8MP telephoto lens, has Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, and a 4,500mAh battery with support for wireless charging.

Its 6.4-inches 120Hz AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and supports HDR10+ and Always-on display. But, its battery is relatively small, has no microSD card slot, and no 3.5mm headphone jack port.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ ($349)

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is now available

The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has 200MP OIS main camera which takes detailed photos. Its 6.67-inch AMOLED display supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s splash and dustproof, retains the 3.5mm headphone jack port, features the Dimensity 1080 5G chipset, and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 120W wired fast charging.

All these features the phone brings for less than $400. It however does not have space for a microSD card but it’s still the perfect budget phone to buy for less than $500.

Samsung Galaxy A73 5G ($439)

Samsung Galaxy A73 5G Price in Nigeria

The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is a 6.7-inch phone that has a 120Hz AMOLED panel. The phone features the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, a 108MP OIS camera, a 32MP front camera that can record videos in 4K resolution, a microSD card slot, and a 5,000mAh battery.

It is also water and dustproof and the fact that Samsung has promised it four years of software updates makes it one of the best phones under 500U USD. It however has no 3.5mm headphone jack, only supports a 25W wired charging, and has no wireless charging.

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Google Pixel 6 ($449)

Google Pixel 6 Price in UK

The Google Pixel 6 has all the markings of a flagship phone and is worthy to be among the best phones under $500. This phone is water and dustproof, supports eSIM, has a 6.4-inch display that is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, has an Always-on display feature, has wireless charging, and has a 50MP OIS main camera.

But, it’s known to have software issues (Google pushed tons of software updates to fix them), has no microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack port, and has a 4,610mAh battery.

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Realme 10 Pro+ ($319)

Realme 10 Pro Plus is now available for purchase

The Realme 10 Pro+ is arguably one of the best phones you can on this list. It’s not because it has the best specs but because it’s good value for the money. This phone has the Dimensity 1080 5G chipset on the helm and has a 108MP main camera.

It has a 6.7-inch curved display and a very slim bezel. Its 5,000mAh battery supports 67W wired fast charging. It has no microSD card slot but it has a 3.5mm headphone jack port.

OPPO A1 Pro ($329)

OPPO A1 Pro price in UK

The OPPO A1 Pro has a 6.7-inch curved OLED display that supports HDR10+ and a 120Hz refresh rate. It features the Snapdragon 695 5G, has a microSD card slot, its display is protected by AGC DT-Star2, and it has a 108MP AF main camera.

This phone is no doubt one of the best phones under 500 USD because it has decent performance, a good camera system, a nice display, and is sold for less than $350.

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Nokia G400 5G ($269)

Nokia G400 5G

Nokia G400 5G features a 6.58-inches FHD+ IPS LCD with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a 5,000mAh which Nokia claims can give users 3-days of battery use. It has useful features such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, NFC, FM Radio, etc.

It features the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset but has only 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It’s also not water/dustproof and its 48MP main camera has no OIS stabilization and can’t record videos in 4K resolution.

Moto G Stylus 5G (2021) ($199)

Moto G Stylus 5G

The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G is the cheapest phone with Stylus support and 256GB storage. This is the only phone to feature S PEN that is sold for less than $300. So, if you need a phone that supports S PEN and has big internal storage, this is your phone.

In addition to the Stylus support, it has a Water-repellent design, a 3.5m headphone jack port, and a microSD card slot. However, it is not water/dustproof, its camera quality is average, and its 5,000mAh battery has no fast charging.

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