4 Best Unlocked Smartphones to Buy in UK Under £500

If you’re in the UK and are looking for a new phone to buy under the price point of £500, then keep reading. In this blog, we are going to discuss about the 4 best Unlocked Smartphones to buy in the UK under £500.


Samsung Galaxy S9



Samsung Galaxy S9 was released back in 2018 and was loved by the world. At a first glance, it can be easily noticed that S9 was more or less an improvement of its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S8, but with some commendable changes.

The overall look of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is sleek with a vivid combination of metal and glass. Both the S9 and S9+ come with curved displays. At the back of the phone, the fingerprint scanner has moved below the camera, which is not only beautiful but very easy to reach as well.

The fingerprint scanner works well and very fast although it might not be the fastest one in the market nowadays. There are plenty more smaller features, many of which have been around a long time, hidden away in the settings menu so it’s worth exploring what the S9 can do – especially if this is your first Galaxy device.


Key Features

  • Samsung Exynos Octa Core (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz) Processor
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage
  • 8-inch QHD Display (2960 x 1440) Resolution
  • 12MP Rear and 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.0



Honor 10




Honor has been stepping up their game on the android phones since a long time. Honor 10 is one of the most elegant phones on this list today. With its outstanding screen to body ratio and an elegant design, you will certainly want to take a closer look at this phone. With a dual camera at the back and a 24MP Selfie camera at the front, this phone is a camera beast. Not only is it good in the camera department, it comes with a blistering performance speed with its 2.36GHz Octa Core Processor.

With its 4GB RAM and 128GB Storage, you can certainly expect great performance from this phone. If you love playing games on your phone, you will certainly fall in love with this phone.


Key Features

  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 / 2.36GHz Octa Core Processor
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage
  • 84″ Multi-touch Display (2280 x 1080) Resolution
  • Dual Rear Camera (24MP + 16MP) & 24MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo



Samsung Galaxy S9+


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has been one of the best phones of 2018. With its bigger screen and improved camera technology as compared to the standard S9, it surely changed the definition of smart phones back in 2018.

With a 6.2 Inch screen and a 90% Screen to body ratio, Samsung has not only made compensating changes to the design, it was also the first phone in 2018 to have such a wide aperture camera lens equipped on it. Both the S9 and S9+ come with a blistering 12 Megapixels camera, perfect for your photos.

The S9+ benefits from a dual camera at the back, making the standards of mobile photography higher than ever. With the fingerprint scanner aligned directly below the camera, the S9+ is one of the coolest phones from 2018. The dimensions of the phone have merely changed, which makes it a bit smaller than the S8. But with the improved camera tech and bigger screen, it sure is a winner!


Key Features

  • Samsung Exynos Octa Core (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz) Processor
  • 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage
  • 2-inch QHD Display (2960 x 1440) Resolution
  • Dual 12MP Rear and 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.0



ASUS ZenFone AR ZS571K



This is the World’s first phone ever to have both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality features and perfect for gaming enthusiasts. With its 6 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, this phone is an actual beast when it comes to providing the best performance. If you’re a game lover, you’ll certainly fall in love with this gaming device. Although the display might be a little less convincing, but the specifications are great and it is a highly recommended Android phone!


Key Features

  • World’s 1st AR & VR phone
  • Extreme power optimized for AR & VR with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 821
  • TriCam System – High Resolution 23MP, Motion Tracking & Depth Sensing
  • Quick Charge 3.0: 60% battery life in under 40 minutes
  • Immersive 2K Super AMOLED 5.7″ display

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