Best Mobile Phone around $500 with a Good Camera?

Don't mind what ever OS.

Thanks in advance :)


  • poco something with nfc that showed up here at ozb many times last week

  • Pixel 3a. Maybe 4a if the offers come up that low

  • I'll get the Pixel 4A suggestion out of the way first,. Also the 3A XL is good too.

    Apart from that there are a few mid rangers like the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A51 that are also good options. Or slightly older flagships. We are pretty spoilt for choice nowadays :-)

    • Best to just get the Pixel 4a if a good camera is wanted for 'around' $500.
      I have the 4a and it's a really good phone.

  • Pixel 3/3a/4a

  • iPhone SE1?

    • My mum has one and the photos from it don't stack up against against any Pixel phones or even my old Nexus 6P

  • Pixel 4a, if you can stretch it.

    Otherwise, the Poco X3 has good cameras too and can be had for under $400.