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(Pocket-lint) - The Shortlist for the EE Pocket-lint Awards has been announced, celebrating the nominations across 20 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.

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

There are six nominees in each category, with the Best Phone (sub £500) 2021 category focusing on the best smartphones out there for a cut of the price of the flagships.

These are the Shortlist nominations for Best Phone (sub £500) 2021:

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 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 (£250-£500) 2021 award for this year and give us your verdict on all, or some, of the other tech across the 19 categories.

To vote for your favourite, head to our Best Phone (£250-£500) 2021 voting page and score the products you think should win, enter your email address, and hit the submit button. Voting closes at 23:59 (GMT) on 1 November 2021.

Winners will be announced in a video event, revealed on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 15:00 (GMT). You can tune in to watch right here or view on our YouTube channel.

Now why not check out the nominations in other categories to have your say: 

On The Go

These 3 cases will keep your iPhone 13 slim, protected, and looking fantastic

At Home

Entertainment 

Fitness and Lifestyle 

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published on 8 October 2019.