Best Smartphones under 1500 Dollars

Facing a great variety of smartphones, consumers tend to feel dizzy and don’t know which one to choose. Nowadays, when taking with phone brands  have received good reputation for their cell phones. Therefore,  picks up several best phones under $1500 out of these  smartphone brands. These are unlocked phones. We have also listed the specification of the five phones for your reference. Among the five smartphones,  recommends the Apple iPhone X  as the best unlocked phones under $400. We also listed some best Android smartphones with a price of $300 and $200.

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8″, 64 GB – Silver

Product description

 iPhone x features an all-screen design with a 5.8-Inch super Retina HD display with HDR and true tone.

Face ID lets you unlock and use Apple pay with just a glance. Powered by A11 Bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. Supports augmented reality experiences in games and apps.Phone came brand new with no dents and scratches from the long delivery. Good battery life and good phone overall. The phone feels very futuristic and is worth the money. The Hey Siri function and face recognition make the phone feel smooth and easy to use. The home button does need some time to get used to, but once you get used to it the iPhone 6 looks like a caveman’s phone with the giant button at the bottom.Great build quality, great screen, great battery life and the best feature is the Face ID, quick and realible, much better and fast than a fingerprint scanner. The bad side it’s too expensive for what it is.

Pros:

-Amazing display
-Exceptionally fast
-Beautiful design and form factor
-Videos are outstanding
-Camera is world class and photos amazing
-Wireless charging very helpful

Cons:

-Face ID works but is much slower than fingerprint sensor and a little annoying
-Battery life is ok, not great, but not on par with 8+
-Heats up due to glass back when doing any processes that require it
-Design is beautiful but glass back makes it incredibly slippery requiring a case to hide that design

Let me just say that despite it’s amazing display, I should have gone with the 8+. The Face ID is just not on par with fingerprint sensor. It works, but requires the extra step of swiping up after looking at it. Maybe I’m just being way too picky but when you are used to just placing your thumb and opening instantly every time, it’s the one thing they just drives me crazy.

Would I buy it again? Probably not especially at the cost and extra $250 vs the 8+ which doesn’t have the screen of the X but pretty much everything else. While maybe not a big deal to some, I just can’t get past the Face ID being more of a gimmick then a necessity and I fear that’s the future of all iPhones like removal of the headphone jack.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 5.5″, 64 GB, Fully Unlocked, Space Gray

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Factory Unlocked Phone with 6.4″ Screen and 128GB (U.S. Warranty)

Pros:
1. Great performance, everything feels snappy with SD 845 and 6/8 GB RAM.
2. Best screen on a phone, seriously you can’t go wrong with how great the screen looks.
3. Battery life, finally Samsung stepped up by putting a large 4000 mAh battery and it shows. Gets full day battery easily and obviously this depends on individual use. But out of all the phones I have owned this year, Note 9 is at the top in terms of battery life.
4. Samsung experience UI finally isn’t a bad experience. It’s always been full of features but performance wise there was always something missing. They have been improving on this every iteration, it was already great on S9 series and you can expect same out of Note 9.
5. S Pen, personally not a big user of this but I do like the additional features they have added this year.
6. Fingerprint sensor moved to a decent location compared to Note 8. Intelligent face unlock works great but still prefer fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking.
7. Still has a headphone jack and no notch since these two are the most controversial things currently in tech circle.
8. High internal storage option. Love that Samsung has increased the base storage to 128 GB and even provide an option for 512 GB.

Cons:
1. Camera, I don’t want to give an impression this camera is thrash. This is top of the line camera and easily in top 5 but not my preferred. I still like the pixel 2 XL or iPhone X camera. If you are coming from an older phone this is a great upgrade on camera but for the price I still wanted Samsung to take a big leap in photography which they haven’t.
2. Price, you can say you get what you pay for. But let’s be honest this is one expensive phone and definitely not the best value out there. You will be paying a lot of premium for the features so if you are looking value for money, this isn’t the phone.
3. Still Oreo 8.1 and probably not going to get Android P anytime soon. Probably normal users and hardcore Samsung fans don’t care about this one bit since they say it already has all the features they want. I agree to some extent but would definitely like Samsung to be little more better in update timelines for their phones. Monthly security updates are decent and sometimes depends on your region/carrier etc.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Unlocked Smartphone – US Warranty

Pros: Overall great phone
-Camera has high resolution and is ok for lower light photography due to dual apertures
-Great listening experience with dual speakers for stereo sound
-One of the best displays on a smartphone, OLED
-Wireless charging
-A headphone jack
-Beautiful form factor with the display curving over the sides

Con: Possibly incompatible with cellular carrier (CHECK MODEL NUMBER)
-For those NOT living in the UK, the listed model number is unlocked for the UK.

The description does not explicitly list the compatible region for the listed model. I live in the US, but the model I received was SM-G960F/DS, which is an unlocked version with dual sim for the UK. This model is not compatible with Verizon, Sprint, and possibly other US cellular carriers.The description does not explicitly list the compatible region for the listed model. I live in the US, but the model I received was SM-G960F/DS, which is an unlocked version with dual sim for the UK. This model is not compatible with Verizon, Sprint, and possibly other US cellular carriers.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Unlocked 64GB – US Version

CAMERA: the 12 megapixel camera is clear and bright. It does not take the best low light pictures but as good if not better than other flagship of 2017. In daylight this camera shines and is excellent.

SCREEN: Samsung has a always had the best quality smartphone screens. The infinity display is something to get used to but the super sampled display is no different. The colors are bright and vibrant. When the display is set to 1440p (factory defaults the display to 1080p) is crystal clear and watching videos or photos it will blow your mind if you compare it to comparable smartphones.

DESIGN: The infinity display and glad back are a very elegant design, while allowing for great features and one not so great.

FEATURES: This phone most of the features of 2018 flagships. Fingerprint scanner, face unlock and iris scanner. The only thing is the placement of the fingerprint scanner is in less than a desirable location. Being right next to the camera lens it is very easy to smudge it when reaching for it, but the face unlock is very reliable and extremely fast so you have options.

Due to the glass back the s8 has wireless charging alongside Samsung’s fast charging system allows for easy and fast charging anywhere.

HARDWARE: The snapdragon 835 with gigs of ram may not be the latest and greatest but for multitasking and everyday tasks are seemless. Gaming is also fast and smooth. It’s no razor phone or note 9 but it is more than capable.

All in all this is great smartphone and is defintly worth your consideration if you can’t stomach 1000$ for a phone.

Overall, highly recommend this phone. If you are thinking paying close to $800 for a phone I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend spending another $200 or more to get this instead.