(Pocket-lint) - The Pocket-lint Awards will be taking place in November in association with EE, celebrating the nominations across 19 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.

All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the last 12 months and there are some excellent contenders.

We have been diving a little deeper into each category, giving you a run down of what the category involves and what the six nominations are within them.

We've already covered Best Game, Best Camera, Best Security Camera, Best Speaker, Best Laptop and Best Flagship Phone, and here we are focusing on the best smartphones out there for a cut of the price of the flagships in the Best Phone (sub £500) category.

These are the Short List nominations for Best Phone (sub £500) 2019:

You can click on each of the titles above to read our full reviews on each nomination, which will give you an idea as to why they have been nominated.

Voting in the 16th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open, so you can let us know which one of the great phones above you think should win the Best Phone (sub £500) 2019 award for this year and give us your verdict on all, or some, of the other tech across the 18 categories.

To vote for your favourite, head to our Best Phone (sub £500) 2019 voting page and score the products you think should win, enter your email address, and hit the submit button.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 14 November in association with EE. Voting closes on 3 November.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.