Technology has made human lives simpler. Every human task, be it small or big can be done without much hard work, in fact it can be done with a small click. One such device which helps us do all of these tasks is a smartphone. It is a simple hand-held device capable of serving all the human needs. It is designed to ask you the question “What Next”? Every time it completes a task, it immediately asks the same question again and again to make sure it satisfies all your requirements. Hundreds of programmers have put their time and effort in creating this gadget just to make our needs simple and easy.
These smartphones have various features with advancement in the technology, these features keep multiplying. So, to help you make a wiser decision while purchasing a smartphone, we have listed a few things you should keep in mind.
- Operating system – It creates an environment for various third party applications to run on your mobile. If there is no specific OS, then every application should come up with its own platform to ensure it runs on your mobile which requires a lot of memory and is also unsafe to give the applications access to the system’s hardware. Hence, it becomes necessary to create a common platform for all these applications, saving memory space and also keeping the system safe from unwanted authorizations.
- Processor – It can be referred to as the brain of the system in the absence of which it can do nothing. It also defines the speed with which each task is completed by the system. So, the choice of a good processor is important for the efficient performance of the system.
- Memory size – It infers to the amount of data the system can store upon which various operations can be performed. It is of two types :
- RAM : Random Access Memory – It refers to the kind of memory that can be accessed randomly without changing any other data. The data stored in the RAM gets erased as soon as the power supply to the system is turned off.
- ROM : Read Only Memory – The data stored can be retained even after the power supply to the system is turned off. Hence, the important files required for the functioning of the system are stored under this category.
- Storage : This type of storage comes under the secondary storage where the data stored is retained even after the power supply is turned off. The latest smartphones can provide upto 256 GB of secondary storage.
- Battery capacity – This infers to the capability of the system to function after being charged for one time.
- Display resolution – The picture quality of the system is defined in this category. It also tells about the graphics that are incorporated inside the system and the image quality.
- Connectivity – The ways through the system can be connected to other devices are discussed in this category. Eg : Wi-fi, Bluetooth etc.
- Camera features – It refers to the pixel rate of the images that the device can capture. Latest smartphones come with both front and rear cameras and their pixel rating is nothing less than a professional camera.
Top Mobile Phones Under $500 Canada Reviews
1. Samsung Galaxy A30S
This phone comes in a 6.4 Inch super AMOLED display with 720×1560 resolution. The battery is of Lithium ion type and lasts for up to 4000 mAh. The dimensions of the phone are 17.78×10.16×5.08 cm and it also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and supports dual sim.
The internal memory of the phone is of 64 GB with a 4 GB RAM and has an LED flashlight. It also comes with a triple rear camera (25MP+8MP+5MP) and a 16MP front camera with HDR and Panorama features.
It comes with an Android OS and an Exynos 7885 Octa-Core processor (Dual Core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 and Hexa-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53),Mali-G71.
2. Razor Phone 2
It has a 5.7 inch QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with a custom vapor cooling system and 120Hz Ultra motion QHD Display. It has a Lithium ion battery with 4000 mAh battery capacity. It also has Dual Front Facing Stereo speakers featuring Dolby Atmos and a THX certified DAC and wireless fast charging feature.
It comes with an Android OS and 8 GB RAM with 64GB internal memory and expandable memory of upto 2 TB and a dual camera. The product dimensions are 0.84×15.85×7.9 cm and a HD display resolution of 4320×2880. The box also contains a USB-C, 24W Adapter and a USB-C Audio Adapter.
This phone is perfect for Gaming.
3. Huawei P30 MAR-LX3A
Huawei is one of the best sellers relating to electronics. Huawei P30 is featured with 128 GB storage and 4GB RAM, features sensors such as fingerprint sensor for unlocking, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. The mobile display is 6”15 inches with 6.6*4.2*1.5 cm dimensions. P30 is available in three stylish colors- Peacock, Pearl White and Midnight Black with an LED flash with HDR and panorama modes. Camera- 24MP+8MP+2MP, 24 megapixels processed by HiSilicon Kirin 710.
The box contains a charger, headphones, sim extractor, case and a screen guard which is already placed on the phone stating 1 year warranty on the device. You have the option to insert two sims and use simultaneously (Dual sim), the mobile can run with any GSM sim card, it allows you to place a micro SD chip for extra storage. The battery can last upto 94 hours, it cannot be replaced or removed, you need to visit the service center if needed. The phone allows access to google services and can be updated up to Android 10 version.
The glass is strong, coated with aluminum silicate which helps in protection. Huawei model P30 Lite doesn’t support ethernet, you will not be able to connect to 5ghz Wifi router and will not be able to fix a Usbc to hdmi for displaying on a tv.
The product is well known for its display and sound.
4. Motorala G7 Power
The mobile phone comes in two unique colors- Marine Blue & Ceramic Black with 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM, with 5000 mAh battery, 6.2 Inch HD display, face recognition & fingerprint sensor which is situated at the back of the phone for unlocking and other sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope and light sensor with 9.0 Android version. Camera- 12MP rear and 8MP front, Dimensions: 15.93*7.59*0.93 cm, Weight: 226.8 g, Screen resolution: 720*1570 pixels.
The camera is best featured with the slomo and freezing options, with HD picture clarity even if fully zoomed. You can shoot high quality videos, the perfect flash lighting helps you in capturing your beautiful moments in daylight and night. Moto G7 helps you in quick charge, the battery can last upto 60 hours, with the help of a turbo power charger the phone can be quickly charged within minutes. For adding extra storage you’re given a slot to insert your micro SD card.
The mobile is water resistant and you need not worry about the sweat caused, rain droplets or accidental spills inside or outside. The Octa-Core processor helps you in quick access managing multiple apps at once. It comes with a clear silicone case, device and a charger.
5. Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Galaxy A51 comes in two modern colors- Black and Blue with 128 GB Storage, 6GB RAM, 6.5” Inch display, FHD 2400*1080 screen resolution, 4000 mAh battery, diagonal visibility of the screen is 7”/17 cm and weighs 172.0 gms. It is given a 30 days warranty from the date of purchase, Samsung offers you a 12 year warranty if purchased in Canada, Samsung assembles and updates its software in Canada.
The phone comes with a charger socket “Exynos 9611”, a screen guard fixed and a clear mobile case. It doesn’t support wireless charging. The phone is built with an Octa-Core which helps you in quick access. International warranty is not given, warranty is only given to the USA.
The sound quality is really good while on calls or voice recording specially.
6. Huawei Y9 Prime
Huawei Y9 Prime comes in three beautiful colors Blue, Emerald Green and Midnight Black with 128 GB Storage, 4 GB RAM, 6.59” Inch fhd display, 4000 mAh battery and featured with a dual SIM. It has a 16 MP+8MP+2MP camera specs, the 16MP AI front camera apprehends beautiful selfies taken from any angle, Dimensions: 18.29*9.14*6.1 cms. It also has a special pop-up feature, the camera pops up within seconds and withdraws immediately after use.
It is designed with an extra glass on the camera which helps in improving the quality and captures the best, bright and perfect pictures that appear realistic. Gives you great pleasure in watching movies or videos with its perfect display.
The phone is designed in a unique way with the line on the back, the device is quick accessed and is highly efficient. You can also play games which does not affect the performance of the mobile, it consumes less power. It supports Google services, the 512 GB expandable storage helps in storing your valuable moments.
The box contains a charger, cable and earphones.
7. Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 comes in “Just Black” color.The phone has the “G” logo on the back of the device, designed uniquely with a line, the upper part of the device is black in color and the lower part is dull black.
The device is featured with 5.0” Inch display touch screen and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Its 12.2 MP smart camera, 2700 mAh battery which gets easily charged, google android operating system, features a wireless display on the website, Dimensions: 14.58*0.79*6.96 cms.
The device only supports a single nano SIM, headphones are not provided, it is tested and renewed by Amazon. Amazon gives 90 days warranty from the date of purchase and allows replacement if any damage occurs. The battery cannot be removable or replaceable.
The quality of the camera is really good and provides you with unlimited storage with google photos, it is water resistant.