Smartphones are now more expensive than ever, and in 2016, the most expensive version of Apple’s iPhone starts at only $770, and this year, the most expensive version of the iPhone has reached $1,449.
Android phone alternatives are not much cheaper, so if you are looking for leading smartphones, such as Samsung, LG, and Google, you won’t find much price difference.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series last February, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 was $900, while the Google Pixel 3 XL was priced at $1000 at launch.
But that doesn’t mean you have to pay nearly $1,000 to get a flagship smartphone, if you don’t mind sacrificing some features and choosing an older model, there are many options you can choose, which will only cost half the price of the iPhone XS XS iPhone XS up to $1,000 One dollar, or even less.
Here are the top 5 smartphones whose price is less than $500 in 2019:
1- Moto G7
Motorola is one of the largest companies offering middle-class phones with strong specifications, and this is reflected in the Moto G series, and one of its most important phones launched during 2019 is the Moto G7.
The phone comes with a 6.3-inch LTPS LCD screen, 1080 x 2270 pixels, 405 p.m. and 3D Corning Gorilla glass for shocks and scratches.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor; eight 1.8 GHz cores, with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage space, it can be expanded via microSD (external memory cards) up to 512GB.
The phone also comes with a basic dual-lens rear camera: 12 MP, f/1.8 aperture, autofocus support, 5MP, f/2.2 aperture, with a depth sensor. The front camera is 8MP and supports HDR.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and supports the traditional 3.5mm speaker port, as well as a USB-C port.
The Android 9.0 Pi, with a 3000 mAh battery, supports fast charging at 15watts.
Also, the phone has an onboard display, like many high-priced alternative phones, and supports water resistance, all for only $300.
2 – iPhone 7 :
Apple launched the iPhone 7 in 2016, but it is still a powerful choice for Apple device fans and is budget-friendly.
The phone comes with a 4.7-inch LCD screen, 1334 x 750 pixels, 326 p.m. per inch, and the only difference between it and the iPhone XR screen released this year in size only.
Powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion processor, it is available with a single 2GB (RAM) option and two 32GB or 128GB of internal storage space.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor integrated in the home button and supports IP67 water resistance.
The phone comes with a 12-megapixel single rear camera, an f/1.8 aperture, and supports autofocus with optical image stabilizer, a single 7MP front camera, and an f/2.2 aperture.
iPhone 7 works with the latest version of iOS 12.3 and will reach the new iOS 13 version in the coming fall, and here Apple excels in supporting its devices with operating system updates updated since the first day of the release of the update, as well as supporting its phones for a longer period.
The phone is now available for only $449, which is less than half the price of an iPhone XS.
3 – Razer Phone 2:
Razer Phone 2 provides proof that you don’t have to sacrifice high performance if you plan to buy a new smartphone on a limited budget.
Although important gaming phones, this phone supports the main features of the phone such as water and dust resistance, based on IP67, and wireless charging, making it an ideal choice for personal use and gaming.
Razer Phone 2 comes with an IGZO IPS LCD, measuring 5.7 inches, 1440-2560 pixels, 513 pixels per inch, and supports an update rate of up to 120 Hz per second, which makes the animation as smooth as the scrolling pages, as shown in the clearer graphics, and these features will not even be found on top phones that are almost twice as expensive.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor at 2.80 GHz, the Adreno 630, with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, can be expanded with microSD up to 1TB.
Powered by a 4000 mAh battery, the phone supports wireless charging technology, but the most important thing on the phone right now is that its price has dropped from $800 to $499, making it a better budget option now, if you need solid performance.
4- Samsung Galaxy S9 :
The Galaxy S9 is last year’s version of Samsung S series’ flagship galaxy, but it is still among the best phones available in 2019.
The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8″ Super AMOLED display, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 570 p.m., and most of the front of the phone, which is 18.5:9 wide, supported by a five layer Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches and dents.
Powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810 processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, it is available with a single 4GB option (RAM), and three options of 64, 128 or 256GB of internal storage space, supported by up to 400GB of external memory cards.
The phone comes with a unique 12-megapixel rear camera, variable aperture f/1.5-f/2.4, idle optical image stabilizer, unique 8MP front camera and f/1.7 aperture.
Powered by a 3000 mAh battery, it supports wireless, fast charging, Samsung DeX, Samsung Pay, Bixby, Gear VR, and some other Samsung services.
The Galaxy S9 is now available for $500 for the 64GB version.
5- Pixel 3a XL & Pixel 3a:
When Google decided to enter the smartphone market, it focused its attention on high-end phones but changed this principle when it launched the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a, with lower specifications and features, while maintaining the quality of the camera of the leading phones.
The highlight of the new phones is that it features the same rear camera as the dual-priced 3 XL Pixel 3, a unique 12.2-megapixel camera, f/1.8 aperture, HDR, autofocus, Sight Night, and Super Res Zoom for professional photos in low light conditions.
Both phones work with the Snapdragon 670 processor with eight cores of Qualcomm, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, but has not increased via external memory cards. Both phones also come with the traditional 3.5mm speaker port, which Google has abandoned in the Pixel 3 series.
The Pixel 3a is available for $399, comes with a 5.6-inch screen, a Pixel 3a XL at $479 and a 6-inch screen.