While top-notch smartphones like the iPhone 12 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are going sky-high with the prices because of the latest tech incorporated, some models of the same brands are much more affordable. Maybe, these models are not pumped with the spaceship technology, but be fare and admit that you don’t need it for real. This is the reason why we are bringing to you Top 10 best smartphones under $500. They are still high quality phones with some impressive features, but this time for a reasonable price. So, check out the list bellow and short insight into each model:

#1 Apple iPhone XR (64GB)

The Apple iPhone XR (64GB) is just bellow $500 and cost $499 on Amazon (check Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals for better price). Apple packed the iPhone XR budget phone with a bunch of upgrades like Liquid Retina display, faster Face ID, six new finishes, aero-space grade aluminium bands, wireless charging, better camera specs and water resistance. The iPhone XR is for those looking for a new iPhone with all the perks of a high-quality smartphone but want to save as much money as possible.

#2 Samsung Galaxy A71 128GB Dual-SIM GSM Unlocked Phone

While its main smartphone is Galaxy S21, Samsung has a full line of budget-saving A series line of phones. Maybe the best in this line is the Galaxy A71, which has five cameras including a selfie camera. Also, the Galaxy A71 features a Super AMOLED Plus color technology for realistic colors, an in-screen fingerprint sensor and expandable memory, dual SIM slot, The best thing about the Galaxy A71 is that we’ve seen it go on sale for as low as $384 on Amazon.

#3 OnePlus Nord N10 5G Unlocked

While their main contestant is OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus also has fully packed budget line of smartphones. Their budget line is called NORD and consists of the OnePlus NORD N10 and the NORD N100. The NORD N10 is a 5G smartphone packed with all sorts of goods like Warp Charge 30T for faster charging, 128 GB storage, 90Hz display, a headphone jack and 5G. At the moment the price of the NORD N10 is around $349.

#4 OnePlus Nord N100 Unlocked

The OnePlus NORD N100 is even cheaper than the N10 and its price is only $180 on Amazon. Still, it features massive 5000 mAh battery, 64GB storage expandable up to 512 GB, 6.52″ display, triple camera system and dual speakers. All that for only $180 is more than enough.

#5 OnePlus 8T 5G Unlocked

The OnePlus 7T is just one step bellow OnePlus’s flagship device 9 Pro. This model has some really superb features, great performing display and a quadruple camera system. It’s now available for $549 on Amazon. We know it’s more than $500, but we couldn’t miss this incredible phone because of its price just screaming “buy me now”. It supports 5G, and features Warp Charge 65 for ultra fast charging, 120Hz Fluid Display, amazing 256 GB storage and 128 GB of RAM.

#6 Motorola Moto G Stylus Unlocked

For only $279, the Motorola Moto G Stylus is all you need if you are looking for quality yet affordable phone. This model is unlocked and compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks. It features triple-rear cameras, 128GB of storage and a robust 4,000-mAh battery. However, if you are searching for 5G phone, than this is not your cup of tea.

#7 Motorola Moto G Power Unlocked

The Motorola Moto G Power features a robust 5,000-mAh battery for impressive three day usage on a single charge charge, three rear cameras, a 6.4-inch display, dual Stereo speakers, water-repellent design, and expandable memory. Not bad for its $180 asking price.

#8 Google Pixel 4a Unlocked

For only $349, Google’s Pixel 4A costs offers 5.81-inch an adaptive battery, Pixel Recorder app, headphone jack, a 5.8″ display, 128 GB storage and a bigger battery than the Pixel 4.