The Best $500 Phones Right Now

  • Published on May 22, 2019
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  5 months ago +934

    Whats your favorite $500 phone right now?

  • Sreehari M V
    Sreehari M V 5 hours ago

    ASUS Zenfone 6

  • Fines Kiko
    Fines Kiko 13 hours ago

    I prefer the galaxy s9 👌🔥,...
    Without Huawei mate 20 pro 🤭👻🤫

  • aaron fuksa
    aaron fuksa 22 hours ago

    Major battery consumption there with razor z, unless you can lower refresh rate & resolution in settings.

  • Alan Hayward
    Alan Hayward 2 days ago

    If Samsung are slow to update their phones, wouldn't that just make people buy another one? Noooo, I hear you say. Surely a fine 'ethical' company like Samsung wouldn't do stuff like that?

  • Cosmic Sans 愛
    Cosmic Sans 愛 4 days ago

    Performance absolutely isn't an issue with the 3a XL. After Android 10 it got even better. And battery life is incredible. I was able to pick one up in mint condition for $250, at that price there is nothing better. And I came from a S10+ I broke.

  • nilesh kucha
    nilesh kucha 14 days ago

    When i listen to you i feel sleepy.

  • rahat sial
    rahat sial 14 days ago

    New stuff always sucks
    Best mid range s9
    Go for it

  • Jasean Hill
    Jasean Hill 16 days ago

    No Huawei, no view... their devices are too good to exclude

  • Mo
    Mo 18 days ago

    Dave stop moving your hands so much when ur talking man. It's very distracting.

  • SuperMikoo
    SuperMikoo 20 days ago

    In order to avoid the price problem with things like the Razer phone, reviewers should say which price they would recommend it at.

  • xD3bod
    xD3bod 25 days ago

    What about the S10e?

  • EDM de Açaí
    EDM de Açaí 27 days ago

    I can't. Ur really cute

  • Emmanuel Goldstein
    Emmanuel Goldstein 28 days ago

    How can anyone recommend old android phones? Android phones can upgrade their OSes for only 2 years since the release of the phone. That's a big dealbreaker.

  • wilson ndebay
    wilson ndebay 28 days ago

    I just added 50 more dollars and bought the ROG 2 instead of the Zenfone 6. That's what I just watched this video on

  • Tito Patricio Vásquez Sisalema

    Excelent video

  • Buster Smith
    Buster Smith Month ago

    Zenphone will barely get updated, screw Asus. You lose some credibility recommending Asus

  • The Un-Known Musician

    The £570 S10 new?

  • Quirky Beats
    Quirky Beats Month ago +1

    Wait the galaxy s9plus is for 700$

  • Alexander Badiola
    Alexander Badiola Month ago

    Dave what's the best software to hardware environment for working in phone tables and laptop? Easiest posible way I can do work in my phone then do a fast and comprehensive file transfer to the laptop to work at home and the do the same backwards from laptop to phone in the morning as I leave home

  • Marian Fára
    Marian Fára Month ago

    Where do you get such an amazing wallpapers?

  • Goose Beck
    Goose Beck Month ago

    how about the iPhone 10r

  • Leganda
    Leganda Month ago


  • Camerin W.
    Camerin W. Month ago

    Do a low-price tier phone review! I just got the Galaxy A10e, and I am blown away by how amazing it is. Upgraded from the Galaxy S5...
    Btw, completely fine with not having software updates.

  • williams milton
    williams milton Month ago +2

    What no apple phone ????? Come on dave!!!! Apple doesn't have a budget phone

  • ulug ochilov
    ulug ochilov Month ago

    Lg v40

  • KEITH Fitz
    KEITH Fitz Month ago

    Get a Huawei Mate 10 Pro for 400 and save a 100

    • Leni Roussel
      Leni Roussel Month ago +1

      Or mate 20 pro, it is also under 500

  • LouisChiaki
    LouisChiaki Month ago

    I hope ASUS is seeing this.

  • Rakginald Ledoux
    Rakginald Ledoux Month ago

    Just cut all this.
    Go for iphone 11

  • khem Ballaho
    khem Ballaho Month ago


  • Widaa
    Widaa Month ago


  • Timerooy
    Timerooy 2 months ago

    I just need one with a good sound/speaker so I can talk! My pixel3a sounds is very bad.
    Any recommendations please?

    • Timerooy
      Timerooy Month ago

      @ITZ_ ME Hi there, thank you. I appreciate it.

  • Usman Jutt
    Usman Jutt 2 months ago

    Please do a giveaway
    I want to upgrade my cracked screen phone 😂

  • Zane Thind
    Zane Thind 2 months ago +1

    Honestly I want a fast phone with a 3 camera setup on the side going down headphone jack 4000mAh battery with 1 TB 64 128 or 512 gigs of storage not 32gigs of storage SD card slot thumbprint scanner can be in the phone or in the back doesn't matter wireless charging really great cameras like huawei comes in multiple colours including red great software so basically the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with 1tb storage or the Asus Rog phone with attachments

  • 1 2 3 Four Five
    1 2 3 Four Five 2 months ago

    The Honor View 20 and Magic 2 would have been awesome in here

  • Pro 21
    Pro 21 2 months ago +2

    Guys, I still can't decide whether to get Zenfone 6 or s9+. I'm thinking the s9+ because of the water protection and Amoled display.🤔

  • Ben Bro
    Ben Bro 2 months ago

    Lg g8 is best it competes against s10

  • Gunjan shrestha
    Gunjan shrestha 2 months ago

    These are such a great phones but being as a citizen of developing country I figured out iphones are best they last for long time still I notice people using 4 to 5s and work fine better than galaxy note 3 4 and I'm thinking too get used iPhone 7 too xr in a reasonable price

  • mistaken
    mistaken 2 months ago +6

    i'm only watching this because he's so informative and calming, my price range is 300-350 lol

    • Boinbo
      Boinbo Month ago

      @mistaken Aight good luck m8

    • mistaken
      mistaken Month ago

      @Boinbo i've been eyeing the vivo v15 (not pro) but searching around for other phones in case for a better deal and i haven't seen any for a while....i'll look those up for sure

    • Boinbo
      Boinbo Month ago

      Redmi K20 pro should fit in that price range, plus, I think used OnePlus 6t's are now in your budget.

    • Paul Forrise
      Paul Forrise 2 months ago

      The video quality as well!

  • Ram Ashton
    Ram Ashton 2 months ago

    Yes I love Asus more than other mobile phone Brand's in the market today, because even the old once are keep on updated. I used now Zenfone 5z and I update once and waiting the Android Q and it's amazing.. mid-range phone.

  • Mohd Raghib
    Mohd Raghib 2 months ago

    @Dave Lee, Why you not add One Plus 7, its a complete package.

  • David Martrano
    David Martrano 2 months ago

    Dave, I use the s10+ and I gave my s9+ to my wife. In my opinion the 9+ at it's price is the best of the lot. If you can purchase for five hundred bucks it's an excellent price. It's the swiss army knife of all 5models your discussing. It does everything quite well. Especially the display. Great review to help people chose!

  • Ansh Singhal
    Ansh Singhal 2 months ago +2

    Please tell us about old flagship for 2019

  • Tobias Toxota
    Tobias Toxota 2 months ago +1

    Update: Mi 9T / K20 or both in pro versions!

  • Nicholas Martinez
    Nicholas Martinez 2 months ago

    I just got the Razer 2 for $350 yesterday. I hope they don't abandon it.

  • danwilson12
    danwilson12 2 months ago

    Current phone HTC One M9 thinking of getting the top of the line 8GB RAM Zenfone 6, but also thinking of the OP7Pro because I can get it (8GB RAM) with T-Mobile for $360+tax love the beast battery and being a little different by supporting Asus, but OnePlus is pretty darn good and the Pixel 4 is coming around the corner. Should I wait or pull the trigger?

  • W. Kamara Njoku
    W. Kamara Njoku 2 months ago +3

    They should stop making a new version every damn year!

  • Nishant Jain
    Nishant Jain 2 months ago

    Thanks man !! That really cleared my doubts.

  • rai gan
    rai gan 2 months ago

    k20 pro?

  • Στράτος Κοντογιάννης

    What's your opinion on the Samsung s10e exynos version?
    I can find it now at 480€
    Or should I spent 100€ more for the s10?
    Do I miss a lot?!

    • Στράτος Κοντογιάννης
      Στράτος Κοντογιάννης 2 months ago +1

      @D G yes but I think it's the snapdragon version.
      In Europe we have the exynos one and although it's a good CPU I've heard that it has some issues with the battery life when compared to the Snapdragon!
      Thank you by the way 😁

    • D G
      D G 2 months ago +1

      He has a review on the 10e

  • pc doctor סוואנשים

    how pc works:

  • KO TS
    KO TS 2 months ago +1

    When HPJ is only a feature now.

    GAME GAME 2 months ago

    How about a re review of the essential phone against other 250-350 dollar phones

  • J'onn J'onzz
    J'onn J'onzz 2 months ago

    the only device that samsung "accidentally" made too good was Galaxy S9 series hahhaa . . even after S11 released i think the S9 series would stil be a very good choice

  • Dr. Akhil Muraleedharan
    Dr. Akhil Muraleedharan 2 months ago +2

    Oppo Reno 10x zoom would be my favorite in this price range.

    • Sam Blanton
      Sam Blanton 2 months ago

      I really want it but It doesn’t have the bands I need

  • zieg quantom
    zieg quantom 3 months ago +1

    Your 500, is my 2000...

  • Rain-er
    Rain-er 3 months ago

    what do you mean by performance?

  • Svarcik Chalturcik
    Svarcik Chalturcik 3 months ago

    $500 phones is good but I can only spent 200 - 250$ :(

  • damaged gpu
    damaged gpu 3 months ago +2

    Where's the s10e

  • Skittif
    Skittif 3 months ago

    Mi mix 3