Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 ($499.99)
Yet another offering from Xiaomi is their Mi Mix 2 from last year. Featuring some of the best bezel-less designs we have seen in the market, this device still incorporates a 5.99-inch screen on the 18:9 aspect ratio and is arguably one of the best Android phones under $500.
Under the hood is the same Qualcomm SD 835 chipset as above which can clock a maximum of 2.4GHz. Building on that, we have 6GB RAM and internal space configurations of 64GB or 128GB.
On standby is the in-house MIUI 8.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. On the back is a single 12MP sensor with dual-tone LED flash which is paired with the 5MP snapper in front.
The best thing about the selfie camera is that it can also be used for facial recognition when unlocking your unit. A fingerprint sensor on the back contributes even more to the security of your phone data.
Complete with support for 4G and dual SIM options, the Mi Mix 2 will be powered by a 3400mAh battery.