Smartphones are more expensive than ever before. For example, the starting price of Apple's new iPhone in 2016 was about 750 euros, and one of the current models now costs over 1000 euros.
Android options are no longer necessarily cheaper, at least for Samsung, LG, Google, and Co. Samsung Galaxy S10 costs 900 euros, Google Pixel 3 about 850 euros.
However, this does not mean that you have to pay a price close to the 1000 euro mark to get a good smartphone. If you are willing to give up some features or choose an older model, there are several smartphone options that sometimes cost less than half of the current iPhone models.
Here we have selected five smartphones, which we think are among the top 20 devices available for less than € 500.