The best Android smartphones less than 500 euros

Note: keep in mind that this article is modular. To be more explicit, it means that the list of smartphones will have to change or evolve over time. To date, the selection stops at 5 smartphones, but it is not impossible for her to grow up to the wire of the days, weeks and months to come for others.

Quick access


the last flagship of LG is now available below the 500 euros. True benchmark for high-end, G5 LG is a fun to use on the day the day smartphone. It keeps the spirit of family of its predecessors, but it differs on several points, including the abandonment of the volume on the back keys. The biggest feature of this device is its modular aspect: you can easily add different accessories (including increase of 1200 mAh battery capacity).

AndroidPIT lg g5 friends 0370
here is the LG G5 viewed from the front. © ANDROIDPIT

level hardware, the G5 LG defends very well with an IPS + 5.3 inch definition Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) LCD. We find a processor Snapdragon 820 to 1.8 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory (with compatibility for up to 256 GB micro-SD cards!).

LG G5 was also conspicuously the photographic experience that it provides. (Index of opening f/1.8) 16 Megapixel camera has an optical image stabilizer ‘Months’. The pictures captured with this smartphone are full of light and stabilization works perfectly. One of the best-photophones market quite simply.


Version Android Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
display IPS 5.3 inches (Full-HD)
Qualcomm napdragon 820
graphics chip Adreno 530
internal memory 32 GB
DAS head : 0.737 W/kg
body: 1.49 W/kg

Huawei P9

the P9 is now at a price below 500 euros in its 32 GB version. If you are looking for more performance and a larger screen, you can turn to the more P9, which is 5.5 inches and offers more RAM and internal memory. 

The unit has a nice design that recalls my predecessor, but the real strength of the unit is not only at this level. Its major asset is its double camera, made in collaboration with the renowned company Leica. One is 12 megapixels with Aperture f/2.2, the other 8 megapixel with a f/2.4 aperture. Knowing that only one of the two sensors takes color images, the work is done at the software level to improve the result. 

AndroidPIT huawei p9 review 3650
the P9 has a 5.2-inch display. © ANDROIDPIT

in regards to performance, the P9 is doing rather well (without great surprise, since this is a high-end device). It uses a Kirin 955 processor and a graphics chip Mali-T880 that allow a seamless experience. The battery is also good and has a quick charging system, which today is a minimum for the high-end.

Huawei P9
Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android
display IPS 5.2 inches (Full-HD)
CPU years Kirin 955
graphics chip Mali-T880
RAM 3/4 GB
internal memory 32/64 GB
DAS head : 1.43 W/kg
body: 0.55 W/kg

OnePlus 3 T

following the first three models that were a great success among geeks, OnePlus back with a fourth version of its flagship smartphone. The OnePlus 3 T is the second launched by 2016 high-end smartphone. The data sheet is so up-to-date: 821 Snapdragon processor, 6 GB of RAM and 16 Megapixel to the front and rear camera. Its price also since the smartphone went from 399 to 439 euros.

AndroidPIT oneplus 3t 1380
the OnePlus 3 T remains a “high-end” smartphone with a qualified very good value / price. © AndroidPIT

this smartphone has a very nice metal finish and a 5.5 inch Full-HD quality screen and performance at the top of their form. Here again, there is no access to the battery or memory expansion. The good news is that no invitation is now necessary to get.

This set aside, the 3T OnePlus remains a smartphone at a relatively interesting price, which the DAS is 0.394 W/kg (at the head) and 0,713 W/Kg (for the rest of the body). Its autonomy is called correct, OnePlus 3 is able to hold a full day with its 3400 mAh battery.

OnePlus 3 T
Version Android Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
update to Nougat available
display IPS 5.5 inches (Full-HD)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
graphics chip Adreno 530
internal memory 64 GB
DAS head: 0.394 W/kg
body: 0,713 W/Kg

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge

after going in the hands of the writing of AndroidPIT, the Galaxy S6 edge was virtually unanimous with writing a few faults. It does not reach perfection, unlike my successor Galaxy S7 edge, because he saw disappear what Samsung strove to defend several years, removable battery and microSD memory card reader… Alas, a change of design often involves material concessions.

s6 s6 edge
the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 were last year, the flagship of Samsung smartphones. © ANDROIDPIT

on the other hand, this radical change in design allowed Samsung to go upmarket to come and sit next to other smartphones Android premium of the know-how. Indeed, the Galaxy S6 has a chassis and metal, in addition to shells before borders and back able to withstand 85% of shocks up to about a meter in height. Thanks to Gorilla Glass 4. In addition, the grip and the fluidity of the product rhyme with Excellencies.

samsung galaxy s6 1
the camera back to the Galaxy S6 has long remained among the numbers “uno”. © ANDROIDPIT

under the hood, the components that operate are pretty good. Starting with the screen, it has a diagonal of 5.1 inches and a Quad-HD definition. It is accompanied by the famous SoC Exynos 7420 of eight cores, 3 GB of memory RAM and 32 GB internal memory in its smaller version. Multimedia, our multiple trials showed very good results, in addition to a 16 million pixels camera that produces great pictures and, even in the dark corners. In terms of autonomy, the Galaxy S6, as well as the S6 edge, held the day with my 2550 mAh battery. It is a little weak, but Samsung has many ways to take advantage of the S6 permanently: with wireless, fast recharge recharge and the 3 energy saving modes available.

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge
Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android
update to Android Nougat scheduled
screen Super AMOLED 5.1 inches (Full-HD)
CPU Exynos 7420
graphics chip Mali-T760
internal memory 32/64/128 GB
DAS head: 0.382 W/kg
body: 0,499 W/kg

best price: Samsung Galaxy Edge S6

best price

Sony Xperia Z5

big brother (by size) Sony Xperia Z5 Compact the Z5 is a smartphone that delights not only James Bond but also all Android users looking for a high-end at Sony smartphone. Its Omnibalance design and its overall performance make this flagship your perfect companion in daily life. It is a device of 5.2 inches, size standard among many flagships.

Sony Xperia Z5 affichage avant 2
The Xperia Z5 is a good high-end smartphone.  to AndroidPIT

announced at the 2015 IFA in Berlin, the Z5 Xperia is a high-end smartphone that has nothing to envy to its competitors. Mobile offers a great Full HD-5.2 inches, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 internal storage expandable by microSD card.

Side picture, the Z5 Compact will not disappoint. As for the series of the Z5, it is the excellent Sony Exmor RS 23 megapixel sensor that takes place in the smartphone. The Compact Z5 has an autofocus ultra-fast 0.03 seconds. We have clearly case with one of the best photophones of last year. Add certification IP68 (resistance to water and dust) and you will not be disappointed.

Sony Xperia Z5
Version Android Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
update to Android 6.0 possible
planned update to Android 7.0
display IPS 5.2 inches (Full-HD)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
graphics chip Adreno 430
memory internal 32 GB
DAS head: 0,751 W/kg
body: 0.781 W/kg

have you found your happiness from this list or would you prefer to wait for other newer high-end come to slip into the list? Feel free to share your reviews in the comments. Then, if you already have a good smartphone between 400 and 500 euros, why don’t we talk about following?

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.