Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $500 – October 2022

As we near the end of the year, we finally see some of 2022’s flagships dropping under $500. Thus, if you’ve been saving up to get yourself a proper flagship, here you’ll find the top 5 best smartphones currently on sale!


Best Smartphones for Under $500

1. 12

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Let’s kick off with the first actual flagship of the year to hit the list – the 12. Xiaomi’s best smartphone 2022 can indeed now be found for under $500.

As you’d expect, the handset packs some of the best hardware on the market starting from the extremely powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1; along 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The then packs a compact 6.28-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Cameras wise, the handset 5G brings a 50MP main sensor; paired with a 13MP ultra wide angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. At the front there’s a single 32MP snapper.

Finally, the 12 runs on a 4500mAh capacity battery with support for 67W fast charging. We also find 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging

2. iQOO Neo 6

Best Smartphones for Under $500

Another flagship level smartphone is the iQOO Neo 6, which packs the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset; coupled 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The handset also packs a high quality 6.62-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate.

In the camera department, the iQOO Neo 6 comes with a 64MP; along with a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. For selfies, we find a 16MP sensor at the front.

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

Best Smartphones for Under $500

3. POCO F4 GT

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Next, keeping up with other two high-end devices above, we have the POCO F4 GT, also powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

The then boasts large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz.

As for cameras, POCO’s phone includes a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera at the back. Meanwhile at the front there’s a 20MP snapper.

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

4. Redmi K50 Edition

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Next, if you’re a mobile gamer or you really want to get into it, the Redmi K50 Edition is the smartphone to go for in this price range. The gaming phone does indeed feature the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and two trigger buttons for a great gaming experience.

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

As far as cameras are concerned, the phone equips a 64MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens. While for selfies we find a 20MP sensor at the front.

Finally, the smartphone is fueled by a 4700mAh battery with support for an ultra fast 120W charging.

Best Smartphones for Under $500

5. Edge X30

Last but not least, we have the Edge X30 which to no surprise also comes with the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

This hardware powers a large 6.7-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a whopping 144Hz refresh rate.

As for photography, the Edge X30 by Motorola features a 50MP main shooter paired with a 50MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP portrait camera. At the front we find an ultra detailed 60MP camera for selfies.

Finally, the Moto Edge X30 packs a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 68W fast charging technology.

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

Via: gizchina.com

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