Flagships and flagship killers are great since they offer tons of amazing features. But the reality is, not everyone can afford such high-end devices. So we are often to obliged to get a midrange smartphone for ourselves. While many of us may share a similar feeling, here, I will be trying to make your choice a little easier by compiling all of the best midrange smartphones in 2018.
Just to make it more easier for you, I have segmented this article into different categories which include phones with unbeatable performance, a good set of cameras, stock Android experience, good looks and last but not the least, tight budget! So, let’s get started right away!
Best midrange smartphone for the power users:
I would not think twice before saying that the midrange best performance category is ruled by the Pocophone F1. The Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of DDR4X RAM combo is often seen on Flagship phones and even though the looks of this phone may not be a wow factor, the performance surely is!
Apart from that, you also get a huge 4,000 mAh battery, a good set of cameras, a good enough display, and Gorilla Glass Protection. This phone is actually everything a power-hungry user can ask for as on our tests it has fared very well. The phone costs Rs. 35,000 in Nepal and is available exclusively via Daraz.
Best midrange smartphone for the selfie fanatics:
With the rise of selfie camera smartphones, almost all the companies are focusing to please the camera fanatic audience and we will agree that this is done very well by the Chinese companies. OPPO and Vivo are some names that are leading this game and well, they have taken up this category in our article as well.
We have tested the OPPO F9 and the Vivo V11 and well both have impressed us in the selfie battle. These phones provide you with options of beautification and various other features specified for selfie itself. Similarly, not only in the front camera, these two have good rear cameras and good enough performance as well.
Best midrange smartphone for pure Android fans:
While there are people who love skins on top of Android, there are some who love the pure Android experience. And well for those, we have Xiaomi MI A2 as a bargain. The phone provides you with stock Android experience and treats you with good performance as well with the Snapdragon 660 chipset running the show.
And for what its worth, you also get a good set of cameras along with a nice design and fast charging. It can beat many other midrange phones when it comes to aspects such as performance and value for money. However, it is criticized for not having a memory card slot and ditching the headphone jack.
Best midrange smartphone for the glamour lovers:
Well, there are people who among other things do take looks into consideration. And why not? Your phone is an investment and your investment should look nice! For those people, we have one smartphone that performs well and also impresses by looks. And now, there are a few phones that are eye-candies!
Huawei Nova 3i
The Huawei Nova 3i has a premium looking Glass back and the Color options available also look very appealing. Also, the device features the Kirin 710 chipset that gives you good performance as well! Other than that, it has decent cameras and battery life along with having 128 GB of internal memory.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is another mid-range phone that looks like just another sheep in the herd, because, well, the specs it packs are not new. It packs a Snapdragon 660 as the processor, and has dual cameras at the back. With 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB storage, this looks like any other mid-range out there. But it does have the looks to make you look at it twice! And that’s why, this phone belongs to this category.
The Honor 8X is a phone that packs very similar specs to the Huawei Nova 3i – with a Kirin 710 at the helm, and a 4 GB RAM. But it has a larger display of 6.5″ with Full HD resolution. And, this one, is not very new either. And even though it’s body is polycarbonate, the design on it looks very attractive! And so, this one, too, earns a spot in this list.
Best midrange smartphone for the budget buyers:
I have also taken into consideration that not all of us can afford to get a phone with more than 35 thousand. So, here is the value for money option for you guys, the Realme 2 Pro. This is a phone that landed recently in Nepal, but had already created quite a buzz due the value for money it provides!
With a 6.3″ Full HD display over a shiny plastic body, and cool blue coloring, it can appeal to many. A Snapdragon 660 powers the phone with 4 GB of RAM. Also, it has dual cameras at the back, and a nice 16 MP selfie camera up front. That may not be new by present standards, but the amount of specs it packs for the price is good enough reason to get this phone!