Smartphones these days are as powerful as PCs, but their portability makes them an appealing alternative to PCs, for most of us. And it really helps that you can now get a device with multi-tasking capabilities without burning a hole in your pocket. Phones in the mid-range price bracket now give you everything – performance, quality cameras, and decent battery backup. Here are some of the best options worth looking at for yourself right now.
1. OnePlus Nord 2
Nord 2 is the successor to the original Nord that came out last year. This mid-range upgrade gets a premium design and new camera optics that will please the shutterbugs. It gets a fluid AMOLED display that is bright and colourful. The new device comes powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, paired with up to 12GB RAM for high-end performance. For imaging purpose, the device carries a 50MP primary rear camera that supports OIS for quality photos. And the battery gets ably supported by the 65W fast charging technology provided by OnePlus.
2. Vivo V21 5G
Vivo phones are renowned for their selfie-focused approach, and with the V21 5G the company has taken its interest to another level. This device comes with a massive 44MP front camera that gets OIS support and night mode for top class selfies even in low light. Besides that you get a sleek form factor that carries a 90Hz AMOLED display. Vivo is using MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset for performance and 5G support for the mid-range device. And you have special extended RAM option from the company which enhances the overall performance of the device. The phone has 64MP triple rear camera, runs on Android 11 and packs a 4000mAh battery.
3. Mi 11X 5G
The new Mi 11X is a mid-range phone that comes equipped with Snapdragon 870 chipset, which is a reliable performer in this segment. The device features a large AMOLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate for fluid screen experience. It has a 48MP triple rear camera, gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides and comes equipped with Dolby Atmos powered speakers. The phone 4,520mAh battery and even then it measures at 7.8mm thickness which is pretty slim. The device supports 5G connectivity thanks to the new chipset, and comes with a 20MP selfie camera.
4. iQOO Z3 5G
iQOO launched the Z3 which is the company’s first mid-range phone in the market. It comes with Snapdragon 768G SoC which gives you 5G connectivity support as well. The device sports a 120Hz LCD display which is always a bonus in this price range. The phone includes a 64MP primary camera, the built-in battery support 55W fast-charging, and it runs Android 11 OS out of the box. iQOO is offering the model with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The performance is equally matched by its looks and build quality that brings additional value for the buyer.
5. Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung is offering its latest A series 5G phone in the mid-range bracket. The Full HD+ display supports 90Hz refresh rate but comes with a notch design at the front. It comes powered by MediaTek chipset along with 8GB RAM and offers 128GB internal storage which is further expandable. The device packs a 48MP triple rear camera that includes a 5MP and a 2MP sensor. At the front, you get an 8MP selfie shooter. Because it supports 5G via both the SIM slots, you need the 5,000mAh battery to coast through a day’s use or more.