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Top 5 smartphones under $500 – November 2022

Are you looking to buy a new high-end phone so you can take great pictures this winter break and your budget is limited to $500? Then stay tuned because today we are going to check out the 5 best smartphones currently on sale under $500!

The best smartphones under $500

1. Xiaomi 12

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Xiaomi’s 2022 flagship launched earlier this year, the Xiaomi 12, is still one of the best devices currently available for sale under $500. The smartphone comes with the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor; With 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi 12 is also a compact device with a “small” 6.28-inch AMOLED display that has Full HD + resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

In the camera department, the Xiaomi flagship brings a 50MP main sensor; Paired with a 13MP wide angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, there is a single 32MP shooter.

Finally, the Xiaomi 12 is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. In addition, we find 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging

2. iQOO Neo 7

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Next, we recently launched the iQOO Neo 7, which packs a very powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset; Along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The smartphone then features a large 6.78-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 360Hz touch sampling rate.

For photography, the iQOO Neo 7 comes with a 50MP shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile, on the front we find a 16MP sensor.

Finally, the Neo 7 packs a large 5,000mAh battery with support for a whopping 120W fast charging.

The best smartphones under $500

3. Lenovo Legion Y70

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Next up for gamers, we have the Lenovo Legion Y70 which can now be found for less than $500. The gaming phone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen1, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Legion Y70 offers a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 144Hz ultra-high refresh rate and a 16MP selfie punch-hole. Meanwhile, on the back we find a 50MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the Lenovo Legion Y70 is powered by a large 500mAh battery with 68W fast charging support.

4. POCO F4 GT

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Next up, we have the slightly more affordable but still very powerful POCO F4 GT. The smartphone is also powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The F4 GT also brings a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate.

The camera department consists of a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile, on the front is a 20MP camera.

Finally, the POCO phone is powered by a 4,700mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging.

The best smartphones under $500

5. Motorola Edge X30

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Last but not least, we have another smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, that is Motorola Edge X30. The phone also has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Motorola Edge X30 then features a large 6.7-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a massive 144Hz refresh rate.

On the photography front, the smartphone sports a 50MP main camera paired with a 50MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP portrait camera. Meanwhile, on the front, there is a 60MP camera for selfies.

Finally, the Edge X30 comes with a large 5,000mAh battery and supports 68W fast charging technology..

Check out our under $300 list if you’re on a tight budget!