Best Phones Under $500

Best Phones Under $500

Looking for a great deal on a phone? In this list we are going to show you some of the best phones under $500. If you don’t need the latest and the greatest, and can settle for something several months old, you’ll be able to save a buck or two. Check out these great phones.

Honor 9

The Honor 9 is a blazing fast phone packing the Kirin 960 CPU and 4/6GB of RAM. For under $500, this phone is a great deal considering the specs. It also has an amazing dual-lens camera that performs very well. It’s also a great phone for gamers or anyone who values performance over anything else.

$456 on Amazon

OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is the newest phone from OnePlus, following the very popular OnePlus 5. If you’re a fan of custom ROMs and other development, this is the phone for you. The XDA community is very active in development for OnePlus phones, making it one of the more exciting devices to own. Aside from that, it’s a very powerful device with a Snapdrag0n 835 CPU and 6/8GB of RAM.

Don’t miss our hands-on video of the OnePlus 5T here.

$499 on OnePlus

Moto Z2 Play

The Moto Z2 Play is a phone for people who want a simple device without gimmicks or a cluttered UI. The screen is 5.5″ and has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It’s also running the Snapdragon 626 and has 3/6GB of RAM. One of the main selling points is the comparability with moto mods.

Moto Mods transform your phone, so you can do more than was ever possible before. Add a powerful stereo speaker. Shoot with a 10x optical zoom camera. Instantly boost battery life. Project a movie to watch with friends. 


$499 on Motorola

Galaxy S7

Galaxy phones always receive massive price drops after a year of their release. While the Galaxy S7 is a 2016 phone, it still has the best display out of any phone on this list. It’s fitted with an Exynos 8890 and 4GB of RAM. The best thing about this phone is you can currently buy this for around only $300. That’s only a fraction of the launch price of this device.

$380 on Amazon

If you know of any other great deals for phones under $500, let us know in the comments.

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Ronald Comstock
Ronald Comstock

I am a lover of Android and work on the sponsorship team at XDA-Developers, making sure the bills get paid.