Top 5 Best Smartphones under 500 Dollars

These days, smartphone gadgets have ended up need of individuals instead of a piece of an extravagance. It assists you with giving stimulation, learning, profitable data and even assists you with interfacing socially with your companions and relatives and best part is it lessens the separation. It is turning out to be basically difficult to live without a smartphone. It comes in different value sections relying upon the elements and equipment. Individuals for the most part utilize suggestions from others while purchasing another smartphone just to contribute their cash to receive the best in return. Contingent upon your financial plan you can look over the scope of Best Smartphones in the business sector, particularly in the matter of 500 USD section with scope of components to browse.

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5 Best Smartphones under $500

As the devices listed below are equipped with great processing speeds and larger RAM and internal storage, one can make use of them to be connected for official mails and computations on the go. These devices are also known to support 3G, Wi Fi and even 4G services in some devices. If you wish to get the best out of these devices, be sure to get best processing speeds which can range up to 2 GHz speed.

Also make sure to have high internal storage in addition to external media support so that you can add upto 64 GB of space in addition to 32 to 64 GB internal storage. To get the best out of these devices be sure to choose an android device so as to increase your capabilities. An android operating system makes it sure for you to get the best accessibility and entertainment apps right at your fingertips.

Top 5 Best Smartphones under 500 Dollars

1. Samsung Galaxy S6 – 32GB [ $489.99 ]

Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, 2015, as a fresh successor to 2014’s Galaxy S5. Aside from the general shape and size, there’s not much in common between the two models.

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The Galaxy S6 has the same sized 5.1-inch screen and button placements, but is made of a solid metal frame with Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides giving it a completely different look and feel. The display is now QHD (2560×1440), and the internals have been bumped up to support it — with an Exynos octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128GB of storage.

With the design change Samsung also decided to drop the seemingly-popular SDcard slot and removable battery (which is a smaller 2550mAh unit), and instead thinned out the phone to just 6.8mm thick and included both Qi and Powermat wireless charging capabilities.

Main Features:

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 (AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Multi-Touchscreen w/ Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay and Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop), Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Processor, Chipset: Exynos 742, Mali-T760 Graphics
  • 16 Megapixel Camera (2988 x 5312 pixels) + Front-Facing 5 Megapixel Camera w/ Dual-Video, Auto HDR, Panorama, and Optical Image Stabilization
  • Internal Memory: 32GB, 3GB RAM (not expandable)

2. Motorola Moto X – Unlocked [ $449.99 ]

The device packs a 5.2-inch AMOLED display running at 1080p, a customized Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 2300mAh battery. The device measures 72.4 x 140.8mm (~2.85 x 5.54-inches) and the width ranges from 3.8 mm (0.15-inches) at the edge to 9.9mm (0.39-inches) at in the middle, and it will weigh 144g (5.08oz). Sadly, the back logo is not a button, although it does look like one. But, the edge-to-edge design means that Motorola has been able to fit a slightly larger display in the same device width as the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Technical Specifications

  • E911 Ready
  • 3G CDMA 850/1900MHz EvDo Rev A/4G LTE
  • 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor with 2GB RAM
  • Talk Time: TBD
  • Standby Time: (3G) TBD, (4G LTE) TBD
  • Battery: Integrated 2200mAh Lithium-ion
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: approximately 4.6 ounces
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (CMAS) Capable
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility – M4/T4 Rating

Key Features

4G LTE Data Capability, Android operating system, 4.7 inch AMOLED 720p HD Touch Display, 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor with 2GB RAM, 10 MP Camera w/ Auto-focus and LED Flash, 2 MP Front-Facing Camera, 1080p HD Video Capture & Playback, 16GB of Onboard Memory, Wi-Fi Capable, X8 Mobile Computing System, Google Chrome Browser, Access to thousands of apps through Google Play.

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [ $449.99 ]

Experience Samsung’s most brilliant smartphone display yet. The Quad HD Super AMOLED screen delivers richer colors and deeper shadows, making your entertainment look better than ever on the big, bold, 5.7-inch display.


Take impressive selfies with the class-leading 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera that features a 120-degree pan to fit more friends in the picture. Capture moments on the clear 16-megapixel rear camera and use advanced editing features. Say goodbye to blurry pictures and shaky videos with optical image stabilization.

Multi Window™ lets you complete multiple tasks on one screen. Use Dual View to open two apps at the same time*, so you can drag and drop an address from an email into a map app and search without cutting and pasting. Open apps in full, split or pop-up windows, and easily change the size and positioning with an intuitive swipe.

Key Features

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1900 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE AWS / 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
  • 5.7″ Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), Octa-Core Cortex-A57 Processor (1.9GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core), Chipset: Exynos 5433, Mali-T760 Graphics
  • 16 Megapixel Camera (3456 x 4608 pixels) w/ Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus & LED Flash + Front-Facing 3.7 Megapixel Camera
  • Internal Memory: 32GB, 3GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 128GB

4. HTC One M8 [ $488.10 ]

Think of the HTC One M8 as the big-budget sequel to an Oscar-winning indie film. Last year’s HTC One won rave reviews and obsessed fans, but not enough customers to keep HTC growing. This year, HTC needs a rip-roaring box-office hit with its flagship phone.

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It could happen. The One M8 is undeniably the most impressive handset the company has ever minted. Like its predecessor, the M8 brings a refined and beautiful software and speedy performance, all wrapped in a lithe and eye-catching aluminum skin.

The new HTC One (M8) comes with a radically different than all else ‘Duo’ camera (this refers to the two rear cameras on its back) that allows you things like selecting the focus of an image after you capture it.The new One also comes with the latest Snapdragon 801 quad-core system chip, an even more intense aluminum unibody construction, and 25% more powerful BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers. And it’s not just that – HTC has improved the phone all around, even adding expandable storage via microSD cards of up to 128 gigs. Actually, the only change we can think of in the new One that could possibly bring forth some negativism is the increased overall footprint of the device – it’s just larger and a bit bulkier.

5. LG G3 [$453.00 ]

Firstly you get a 5.5-inch screen in a phone that’s not far off the size of the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5. This really is a phablet trapped in a normal phone’s body. It’s not just the size of the screen that’s a bonus – it is also super-sharp thanks to a QHD resolution. That’s a lot sharper than the more recent 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, although the LG G3 doesn’t quite match up in the brightness stakes.

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Performance is also still as good as you’ll probably ever need. The quad core Snapdragon 801 processor in the LG G3 powered a bevy of 2014 smartphones and tablets and is still plenty fast for daily use.

The best thing about the LG G3, though, is it’s 13-megapixel camera. This is arguably as good as the ones on the newer iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy Note 4. With optical image stabilization and incredibly fast laser focusing it manages to capture moments brilliantly. If cameras are the most important aspect of a phone for you then this is a big selling point, but the LG G4 does an even better job and comes with a manual mode that makes you feel like a proper photographer.