Best Smartphones you can buy under $500 (2024)

Whether you are in the USA, Australia, and other countries looking for the best smartphone that costs $500, we have got you covered. Here we will be listing the best smartphones that sell around $500. Some of the phones here come with an impressive camera, massive battery, and even a 5G network.

1. Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Samsung Galaxy A51

The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G is an excellent upper-midrange smartphone from Samsung that comes with a 5G network. Apart from the 5G, the phone also has an impressive camera and a massive battery. The Galaxy A51 5G has a screen size of 6.5 inches under a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

It has a quad rear camera of 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP and a front camera of 32 MP.
It packs Exynos 980 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The Galaxy A51 5G runs on the Android 10 operating system with a 4500 mAh battery that has fast charging technology.

2. Honor View30

Honor view 30

The Honor V30 is a nice and an upper midrange smartphone that sells under $500. The phone comes with a premium body that features glass both on the back and front. It offers a screen size of 6.57 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. On the camera, it features a rear camera of 40 MP + 8 MP + 8 MP and a front camera of 32 MP and another 8 MP shooter.

As you can see, the phone top selling point is the camera setup. On the hardware, it has HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The Honor is also blessed with 4200 mAh that comes with fast charging technology.

3. Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is one of the best Xiaomi phones with great camera setup. The phone has a premium body that comes with glass both on the back and front. It has a screen size of 6.47 inches under AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with an impressive resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, and 398 PPI density.

The camera on the phone is 108 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP and a front camera of 32 MP. The Mi Note 10 is powered by Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The battery on the device is 5260 mAh with fast charging technology.

4. OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7


The OnePlus 7 is a flagship smartphone that was announced by OnePlus last year. The device comes in a classic and nice body that features a waterdrop notch. It comes with 6.41 inches that make use of an Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

The camera setup on the phone is a combo 48 MP + 5 MP and a front camera of 16 MP.
It has a powerful Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 chipset with ample RAM of 8GB and 256GB inbuilt storage. The battery on the inside is 3700 mAh with fast charging.

5. Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR

Yes, at $500, you can get a good Apple device. The iPhone XR is the affordable smartphone of the X series that was launched in 2024. The iPhone has a large screen size of 6.1 inches with Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

It also has both dust and water-resistant. The iPhone XR is a premium device that features Apple A12 Bionic chip, and it runs on iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.4. The inbuilt storage is 64GB + 3GB RAM, 128GB + 3 GB and 256GB + 3 GB. It comes with a 12 MP rear camera and 7 MP front camera.


The Apple iPhone XR will be my pick, followed by the OnePlus 7, which comes with a powerful processor and a nice body design. The Honor V30 and the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comes with an impressive camera set up and a massive battery as well. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G is the only one with a 5G network.

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