5 Best Android Phones Under $500 you can buy in 2021. we’re already in Q4, most of the smartphones with the latest chips are already out.
5 Best Android Phones Under $500 to Buy in 2021
1) OnePlus Nord 2
Let’s get things started with the latest OnePlus Nord 2. You can’t make a list of Best smartphone without including OnePlus device. Nord 2 comes with the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200 CPU; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Nord 2 then packs a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 1080x2400px resolution and HDR10+ support. Moving to camera section, the smartphones brings three rear cameras including a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and 2MP black and white sensor. Meanwhile at the front we have a whopping 32MP for selfie. The Nord 2 is rapped with 4500mAh battery capacity, supports 65W fast charging, it has NFC and runs OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
2) iQOO Neo5
Following the OnePlus Nord 2 with its MediaTek Dimensity 1200 we find the iQOO Neo5 with the almost as powerful Snapdragon 870. Chipset then coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone features a large 6.62-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz.
Photography wise, the handset packs a main 48MP Sony IMX598 image sensor, paired with a 13MP ultra wide angle lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. Meanwhile for selfies we find a single 16MP camera sensor.
iQOO Neo5 is backed with a 4400mAh capacity battery, supports 66W fast charging. There’s NFC and it runs Android 11 out of the box.
3) POCO F3
Also coming with the very popular Snapdragon 870 chipset, we find the POCO F3. Being a POCO, the device is affordable while packing great specs such as the Snapdragon 870 mentioned earlier; along with a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED E4 panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 360Hz.
Camera wise, the F3 features a main 48MP sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 5MP macro camera. At the front, we find a 20MP snapper for selfies.
POCO F3 is packed with a 4520mAh battery, supports 33W fast charging; along with NFC and an IR emitter.
4) Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition
If you’re a die hard gamer, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition is probably the best gaming device you can get in this price range. Redmi’s first gaming phone is indeed backed by the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
This gaming wolf is powered by a large 6.67-inch OLED screen with a high refresh rate of 120Hz and a three-finger touch sampling rate of 480Hz.
Not only for gaming the K40 is equipped with 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. As for selfies, we have a 16MP selfie snapper at the front.
Finally, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition will bring a good battery life as it features a monsterious 5065mAh battery, which supports 67W fast charging. There’s NFC and it runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11.
5) Ulefone Power Armor 13 & Ulefone Armor 12 5G
if you need a tougher phone with an incredible battery life, the Ulefone Power Armor 3 is one of the most powerful rugged phones ever launched paired with one of the biggest batteries seen on a phone.
Let’s start with the good performance brought by the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
In the photography department, the Power Armor 13 features a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide lens, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera. For selfies, we find a 16MP camera at the front. The Ulefone Power Armor 13 comes with a Whooping 6.81-inch display backed with a massive 13200mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. Other features include NFC and Android 11 OS.
Armor 12 5G
Now let’s talk about Armor 13’s brother Armor 12 5G the world’s first dual 5G rugged phone with antibacterial function (a silver ion-based additive that can effectively reduce the growth of bacteria). The smartphone is powered by a Dimensity 700 octa-core chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
As far as photography is concerned, the Armor 12 5G brings a quad-camera array comprised of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile at the front we have a single 16MP selfie.
The Ulefone Armor 12 5G then features a large 6.52-inch waterdrop screen and its equipped with 5180mAh battery powering it up. There’s support for 18W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. The smartphone features NFC, it’s IP68/IP69K certified and runs Android 11 out of the box.
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