The Best Android Phones That Won’t Break the Bank

The best smartphones in the world right now start at $1000, these phones are known as premium or flagship devices, but however, there are android phones which have specifications, if not the same with these premium phones, specifications very close to them, sometimes they are even more than them, especially in terms of their battery capacity, and these phones are sold for about $500 and below.

Photo Title Buy
Huawei P30 128GB+6GB RAM (ELE-L29) 6.1" LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone (International Version) (Black)
OnePlus 7T HD1907, 8GB RAM + 128GB Memory, GSM 4G LTE Factory Unlocked for AT&T T-Mobile, Single Sim, US Model (Glacier Blue)
Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked 64GB (Midnight Black)
Google - Pixel 3a XL with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Just Black
Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DS) Dual SIM 128GB, GSM Unlocked - Prism Crush Black
Samsung Galaxy A50 US Version Factory Unlocked Cell Phone with 64GB Memory, 6.4" Screen, Black, [SM-A505UZKNXAA]
Xiaomi Redmi 7 32GB+3GB RAM 6.26" HD+ LTE Factory Unlocked GMS Smartphone (Global Version, No Warranty) (Eclipse Black)

Now the question is; would you want to spend more on a mobile device which its specification or something very close to its specifications can be seen on a phone which is about 50% lesser than the amount of such a phone. we have also reviewed the best waterproof devices which you might consider checking out as that feature is not assured here.

So below are the best 7 android phones under $500 in 2020

Huawei P30

A friend of mine, after reading reviews of this phone on amazon store and on YouTube, decided to switch to this Huawei device. This is what he said about the phone after getting it “the phone looks really sharp and thin, very solid, high resolution, great camera feature, lots of cool and useful features if you dig into it, much more fun than the iPhone… I can use Google map in between, without any issue”. And this phone is sold for $474 on amazon

About This Phone:

  • Screen size: 6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
  • Display: FHD+ OLED
  • 2340 x 1080
  • Camera: Front camera (32mp, f/2 aperture) Rear camera (40 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP), supports auto
  • Focus, laser focus (HUAWEI AI Stabilization)
  • Android version: Emui 9.1 (based on android 9)
  • Battery: 3650mAh (supercharge) USB Type-C
  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 980 Octa-core processor
  • Storage: RAM (6GB). ROM (128GB)

OnePlus 7T


The OnePlus 7T is extremely snappy with a very high refresh rate screen, the looks and feel are on par with other flagship and premium device, the in-screen fingerprint reader makes unlock feel instant. The One plus 7t is blazing fast, looks beautiful, and highly customizable.

In general, both the hardware and software component of the Oneplus is an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the market for fast, clean cellphones and does not want to spend much more in getting them, because the Oneplus 7t is sold for just $439 on Amazon.

About This Phone:

  • Screen size: 6.55 inches
  • Display: AMOLED
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1080
  • Camera: Front camera (16MP) Rear camera (48MP)
  • Android version: android 10.0
  • Battery: 3800mAh (super charge, USB Type-C
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855 plus
  • Storage: RAM (8GB). ROM (128GB)

Samsung galaxy s9

The Samsung galaxy s9 is an amazing device but it was released about 2 years ago, even though it was released two years ago, it does not mean that it is outdated, it will do all the possible things any recent smartphones will do.

The galaxy s9 is loaded with amazing and attractive features such as the dual-curved AMOLED display with amazing color production and a very high level of max brightness among other things. And right now, this smartphone is sold for less than $450 on Amazon

About This Phone:

  • Screen size: 5.8 inches (15.49 cm)
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960
  • Camera: Front camera (8 MP/1) Rear camera (12 MP, f/1.5-2.4), features LED flash, auto-HDR,
  • Panorama
  • Android version: Android 8.0(Oreo)
  • Battery: 3650mAh (fast charge, USB Type-C
  • Processor: SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • Storage: RAM (4GB). ROM (64GB)

Google Pixel 3a XL

Do you want the best camera? Do you want an amazing battery life? Do you want great simple software? If yes is your answer, then this smartphone is great for 99% of people. This phone is not premium, but you won’t notice it unless you are reading a spec sheet.

The Google pixel 3a XL has an extraordinary camera with features like night sight, portrait mode, and an HDR+, one of the most extraordinary facts about this phone is that it has 3 years of security and Os updates included and also it cost only $300 on amazon.
About the phone:
Screen size: 6.3 inches
Display: OLED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Camera: Front camera (8 MP) Rear camera (12 MP)
Android version: Android 9.0(pie), upgradable to android 10.0
Battery: 3700mAh (fast charge, USB Type-C
Processor: Snapdragon 670
Storage: RAM (4GB). ROM (64GB)

Samsung Galaxy A51

This device is absolutely beautiful, the screen is a phenomenal super AMOLED and the square camera layout gives the device a modern look. Also, the A51’s infinity-O display optimizes visual symmetry, now you can game, watch, surf, and multitask without interruption. The Samsung A51 is sold for $278

About This Phone:

  • Screen size: 6.5 inches
  • Display: super AMOLED capacitive touch screen
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400
  • Camera: Front camera (32mp, f/2 aperture) Rear camera (48 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5MP),
  • Android version: 10.0 (One UI 2)
  • Battery: 4000mAh (fast charging, USB Type-C
  • Processor: Exynos 9611, Mali- G72 MP3
  • Storage: RAM (4GB). ROM (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy A50

This phone is so gorgeous that you will spend more time on your phone than never before, the super AMOLED screen is really beautiful and has good viewing angles, watching videos is a treat.

Also, Samsung has made this smartphone with innovative features, such as an under-display fingerprint scanner and a triple camera set up. The Samsung Galaxy A50 is sold for $229 on amazon

About this Phone:

  • Screen size: 6.4 inches (15.49 cm)
  • Display: Super AMOLED infinity U-display
  • 2340 x 1080
  • Camera: Front camera (32mp, f/2 aperture) Rear camera (40 MP + 5 MP +8 MP)
  • Android version: Samsung one UI
  • Battery: 4000mAh (supercharge, USB Type-C
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos Octa-Core
  • Storage: RAM (6GB). ROM (128GB)

Xiaomi Note 7

The Redmi Note 7 is not a phone that is new to the market, and that shows with the craftsmanship and the ease of use. This particular model is the most successful of the Note Series from Xiaomi. There’s a reason for that. Featuring a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on all 5 of the glass panels, and an additional 0.8mm of glass thickness at the front and back of the device, making it strong and durable.

About This Phone:

  • Screen size: 6.3 inches
  • Display: LCD display
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080
  • Camera: Front camera (13MP, f/2 aperture) Rear camera (48 MP + 5 MP),
  • Android version: MIUI 10
  • Battery: 4000mAh (fast charging, USB Type-C
  • Processor: Snapdragon 675 octa core
  • Storage: RAM (4GB). ROM (64GB)