Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Under $500

Apart from enjoying the multitasking and ease of notification, Android is an OS that does not restrict other phones producing companies from using it allowing you to go with any brand to opt an attractive Android smartphone.

So if you like to enjoy the benefits mentioned above, and looking for the best android smartphone priced under $500, the list below will simplify your search.

Editor Note:
”In this price range, if your primary concern is the longest battery life then have a closer look at BLU Energy X Plus, while if your primary concern is the camera then have a closer look at Samsung Galaxy S5 as it comes with a 16MP camera”.


1. Motorola Nexus 6 (under $330)
Features:
• Reviewed by 3.442 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Unlocked 64 GB Android 5.0 Smartphone (compatible with Android Marshmallow 6.0)
• Brilliant 6" screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers make content shine
• Go longer and charge less with 3220 mAh battery (mixed usage up to 24 hours*) and turbo charging
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 3.1 x 0.4 x 6.3 inches; 1.09 pounds
           

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (under $443)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.856 verified buyers – 3.8 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Dual SIM Factory Unlocked GSM Android 6.0 Smartphone
• 5.5-inch QHD sAMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution (534 ppi pixel density) + Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (Back Panel) w/ Always-on Display, TouchWiz UI, Curved Edge Screen
• Chipset: Exynos 8890 Octa, Processor: Octa-Core (Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Mongoose & Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
• 12 megapixel camera with dual pixel autofocus, OIS, F/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, LED Flash, 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama + 5 Megapixel Front Camera with F/1.7, Selfie Flash, 22mm Lens, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR
• Internal Memory: 32GB, 4GB RAM - microSD Up to 256GB
• WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot; Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X; GPS: with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS NFC; USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
• Also available in assorted colors & carriers
• Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.1 x 7.9 inches; 1.76 ounces
           

3. Huawei Honor 8 (under $430)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.190 verified buyers – 4.3 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 64GB Dual Camera Unlocked Android 7.0 Phone
• Innovative Bionic 12MP Dual lenses allow you to capture crisper, more detailed photos
• Wide Aperture mode allows you to redefine the focus even after the photo has been taken
• Secure fingerprint access that can unlock your honor 8 as fast as 0.4 Seconds
• Smart power 4.0: 1.77 day battery life for normal usage and Fast-charging technology to reach 50% charge in just 30 minutes
• Powered by an Octa-Core CPU at 4x2. 3GHz and 4x1. 8GHz built on 16 nm architecture, along with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM to enable seamless multitasking.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches; 4.8 ounces
           

4. Essential (under $490)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1.109 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 128 GB Unlocked Android 8.1 Smartphone
• Expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, with an edge-to-edge full display and uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
• Water and dust resistant
• World’s thinnest dual camera system - The camera system consists of color and monochrome sensors to capture up to 200% more light than traditional phone cameras. This results in stunning images that are rich in color and detail, even in low light.
• Revolutionary magnetic connector, accessories can easily attach to your device so it's future-proof and always up-to-date.
• Picture-in-Picture, Smart text selection, and more.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.3 x 5.6 inches; 6.6 ounces
           

5. BLU Energy X Plus (under $400)
Features:
• Reviewed by 929 verified buyers – 3.7 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Unlocked Dual Sim Android 5.0 Smartphone
• 4,000 mAh Super Battery that lasts approximately 3 days with standard usage and over 30 days on standby with just one charge
• 5.5" HD display, 8MP Main Camera with Led Flash + 5MP Front Camera
• MediaTek Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor with ARM Mali-400 GPU, 8GB Internal Memory 1GB RAM Micro SD up to 64GB
• GSM Quad Band 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900): US Compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Straight Talk and others
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 3 inches; 6.2 ounces
           

6. Samsung Galaxy S7 (under $386)
Features:
• Reviewed by 811 verified buyers – 3.9 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Factory Unlocked GSM Android 6.0 Smartphone
• Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size: 5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)
• Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
• Corning Gorilla Glass 4
• Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 Octa CPU: Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU: Adreno 530 Mali-T880 MP12 MEMORY
• Card slot: microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) - single SIM model Internal: 32GB, 4 GB RAM
• Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality Features: 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
• Secondary camera: 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm
• Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC
• Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate
• 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G bands: LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
• IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.3 x 2.7 inches; 0.32 ounces
           

7. BlackBerry KEYone (under $500)
Features:
• Reviewed by 598 verified buyers – 3.7 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4G LTE - 32GB Unlocked Android Nougat Smartphone
• Smart keyboard with touch navigation, flick typing for faster predictive text, customizable shortcuts and embedded fingerprint sensor. Nano SIM
• Anodized aluminum casing and textured soft touch grip with impact-resistant frame with stunning 4.5-inch touch screen display with Corning Gorilla glass 4 protection
• All day power with 3505Mah battery with quick charge 3.0, charging 50% in just 36 minutes; powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with faster LTE for Super-fast file sharing
• BlackBerry Security software
• 12MP (1.55Μm large pixel) rear Camera with great low light photos and industry leading Sony IMX378 sensor
• Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 2.9 inches; 6.4 ounces
           

8. Samsung Galaxy S5 (under $380)
Features:
• Reviewed by 694 verified buyers – 3.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4G LTE Android v4.4 KitKat Smartphone
• 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3
• Processor: Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330
• 16 Megapixel Camera (5312 x 2988 pixels) w/ Phase-Detection Autofocus, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, LED Flash, 1.12 µm pixel size + Front-Facing 2 Megapixel Camera with Dual Video Call
• Internal Memory: 16GB storage, 2GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 128GB
• WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot; Bluetooth: v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX; USB: microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1 TV-out), USB Host; GPS: Yes with A-GPS support and GLONASS
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5.1 ounces
           

9. ASUS ZenFone 2 (under $335)
Features:
• Reviewed by 510 verified buyers – 3.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 64GB Unlocked Android Lollipop 5.0 Smartphone
• Dual SIM smartphone - First Sim - 2G/3G/4G/LTE and Second Sim - 2G Only - voice and basic text. No MMS (Multimedia messaging) with pictures
• 64-bit Intel 2.3GHz Quad Core processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage
• 5.5-inch IPS full HD display (Gorilla Glass 3); 13MP rear and 5MP front camera.
• GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
• Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 (2.3GHz)
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 inches; 9.6 ounces
           

10. Samsung Galaxy S6 (under $340)
Features:
• Reviewed by 500 verified buyers – 3.8 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 32GB Factory Unlocked Android 5.0.2 Smartphone
• Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors - .1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio) - 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
• CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz - Exynos 7420
• Camera Primary: 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash - Secondary: 5 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
• Internal Memory: 32GB, 3 GB RAM
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches; 5 ounces
           


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