During the 2000s, several manufacturers such as Blackberry, Nokia and Microsoft started playing with what could be done with the mobile phone in order to try and gain a greater percentage of the market. Models began to be developed which featured QWERTY keyboards or touchscreens for device input. Other features included push email and connectivity to wireless internet. When Apple joined the fray in the late 2000s things began to really take off with lots of new features and above all a move towards ensuring the aesthetics of the device were almost as important as functionality with phones becoming ever thinner whilst at the same time boasting bigger, brighter screens and better battery life.
This trend has continued with the likes of Samsung and Apple fighting it out for dominance of the smartphone market. With the best of the best coming in at well over £1000, such handsets are not within the reach of everyone and so in this article we take a look at the top 5 smartphones that come in under £500.
1. Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush
It has been found that an electric toothbrush will remove up to 100% more plaque than a traditional manual toothbrush. The Oral-B Pro 2 2500 electric toothbrush has a unique round brush head, which has been developed with the help of dentists. The head oscillates, rotates and pulsates in order to be as effective as possible at breaking up plaque.
A visible gum pressure sensor enables the Oral-B Pro 2 2500 to automatically reduce brush speed if it detects that you are brushing too hard, thus protecting your gums.
This toothbrush has two brushing modes too, daily clean and gum care, which is useful for those that have particularly sensitive gums.
The Oral-B Pro 2 2500 is also not an expensive electric toothbrush, coming in at less than £35. Click below to check the current price of this toothbrush at Amazon.
2. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush
It has to be said that the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic electric toothbrush is not a cheap device as it normally retails at prices in excess of £120. However, this high-end toothbrush is described by Philips as providing next-level clean and next-level care, and for those that see aesthetics as important, it is probably one of the most stylish electric toothbrushes on the market being finished in sleek matte ceramic with hidden controls which are lit by LEDs.
The controls are lit from within the toothbrush body by lights that glow and fade depending on use.
More importantly thought, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic toothbrush provides you with superb performance that will give you an exceptional clean from its sonic sweeping motion that also delivers a brush head that moves at up to 62,000 movements per minute which propel microbubbles deep between your teeth which can remove up to 10x more plaque from places where other brushes simply can’t reach.
If you invest in the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic toothbrush you will get an extra deep clean, 5 brushing modes, a charging travel case, a charging puck and a long-life battery.
If you take the plunge, whilst you might be spending more money on this toothbrush than on most others on the market, you will probably never need to buy another one ever again.
3. Fairywill D7 Sonic Electric Toothbrush
Fairywill is probably a brand you have not come across before, but it is likely to be one that you will see more of in the future. They pride themselves on being about family, friends and care and extend that into creating products that are not only effective, but stylish too.
The Fairywill D7 Sonic electric toothbrush is no exception and even though it is relatively inexpensive at around £25, it incorporates powerful ultrasonic technology that provides you with the equivalent of a month’s worth of manual brushing in less than two minutes.
The sonic motion of the brush head whips up your toothpaste creating microbubbles in the process that are able to find their way deep between your teeth, thus cleaning areas that other toothbrushes simply can’t reach.
Even though it is inexpensive, you will find that the cleaning performance of the Fairywell D7 Sonic is superior to other electric toothbrushes.
4. Philips Sonicare Diamondclean 9000
The Philips Sonicare Diamondclean 9000 is a high-end electric toothbrush that is designed to provide you with next-level cleaning and next-level care. This toothbrush will also compensate for a poor brushing technique as it is designed to glide smoothly along the gum line for a more effective yet gentle and caring clean.
It comes complete with a travel case which also doubles as a charger to no matter where it goes with you, it will always be charged and ready to perform.
As with all toothbrushes, the brush head will eventually wear out and will need replacing, but the Diamondclean 9000 takes away the guesswork from when this will be needed as it automatically detects the brush head type and will alert you when it is ready to be replaced.
You can select from four different brush modes too (clean, white+, gum health, deep clean+). The intensity within each of these settings also has three different levels enabling you to personally tailor your brushing experience. Probably the only electric toothbrush you will ever need.
5. Oral-B Genius 9000
Oral-B is one of the most recommended dental brands by dentists from all over the world, and the Oral-B Genius 9000 is one of the most effective in the Oral-B range. It benefits from Oral-B’s unique round brush head which oscillates, rotates and pulsates for a superior cleaning action.
The Oral-B Genius 9000 can remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush, leaving your teeth and gums much cleaner and healthier with less effort, and its position detection technology will also ensure that you never miss an area.
Its built in gum pressure sensor also means that the Oral-B Genius 9000 is able to alert you when it believes you are brushing too hard, thus protecting your gums.
It also has six brushing modes including for deep clean, sensitive and whitening and each full charge will provide you with up to two weeks worth of brushing.