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Mid-range smartphones are getting better with each new launch. Whether you’re a gaming enthusiast or just want your phone to last more than a day on a single charge, there is something for everyone. The cameras have also improved considerably, and some of these phones also come with great displays.
Mid-range smartphones offer the best of both worlds, so you get to experience some features found on expensive smartphones at a fraction of the cost. Given that there are plenty of smartphones in this segment, it is easy to get confused.
To help you out, we have curated a list of the best mid-range smartphones for everyday use.

Our ranking criteria


We consider each smartphone’s features, including specifications, budget, display out, screen size, ergonomics, battery life, storage space, and camera quality.

Things to look for while buying


Display size


If you often stream videos, edit photos or videos or download and view movies, then a smartphone display ranging from 5.5-inch to 6-inch, full-HD should be good enough for you when buying mid-range smartphones.

Build quality


Usually, the handsets are made of metal and plastic. Even some phones have glass-coated panels, but those are very limited. If you are one of those prone to dropping your smartphone, it's advisable to go for a metal or a plastic-built handset.

Battery


The battery usage differs from user to user depending on how they use the smartphones. If you are a heavy user and, play games, stream videos and more then go for a smartphone with at least a 3500mAh battery or above. If you are an average or light user, a handset with a 3000- 4000mAh battery would be good enough for a day.

Features comparison


SmartphoneCameraBatteryProduct link
Redmi K50i 5G64MP5080mAhB0B4DWTKFC
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, Gray Mirror64MP4500mAhB09RG132Q5
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G64MP4250mAhB09G398JMS
OPPO A74 5G48MP5000mAhB08VB34KJ1
Samsung Galaxy M3264MP6000mAhB096VDR283

Redmi K50i 5G

Redmi K50i

This device features Dimensity 8100 chipset which is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with a 6.6- inch full HD+ display with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. Coming to the optics department, it has a triple camera setup at the back (64 + 8 + 2) and supports 4K video recording.It is packed with a 5080mAh battery which supports 67W turbo wired charging.

ProsCons
Value for moneySound output
DisplayBuild quality

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, Gray Mirror

Slim Design

This OnePlus Nord CE 5G smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. To provide seamless operation and enhanced view, the phone features a 6.43 inch, 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED display. It comes with a fingerprint sensor to keep your data safe. It captures clearer images with high quality with the AI-infused 64MP triple camera at the back and a 16MP front camera. Also, it is powered by a 4500mAh battery with 65-watt fast charging support.It is designed to take low light or night shots.


ProsCons
BatteryBuild quality
DisplaySpeakers

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, Vinyl Black

Lightweight Design

This Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It features a 64MP triple camera setup at the back and a 20MP front camera for clear image quality. Its slim and light design gives the phone a premium look. It has a screen size of 6.55-inch and comes with a 10-bit FHD+ OLED dot display to enhance your viewing experience. Also, the phone is available in three more colours.To ensure hands-free usage, the phone is compatible with Alexa.


ProsCons
DisplayBattery
Camera


OPPO A74 5G, Fantastic Purple

Premium Design

The Oppo A74 5G smartphone features a 6.49-inch large screen with an FHD+ punch-hole display. It is equipped with a 5000mAh battery and 18-watt fast charging support. It features a 48MP triple camera setup at the back and an 8MP front camera. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128 internal storage. Also, it provides comfort for the eyes with AI eye comfort.It offers a decent rear camera setup and battery with fast charging.


ProsCons
CameraSound
SpeakersBattery

Samsung Galaxy M32

Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy M32 smartphone is equipped with a huge 6,000mAh battery with 15W charging support. It features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity U-cut display. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Equipped with a quad-camera setup at the back and a 20MP front camera. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz to enhance your viewing experience.Its display, camera quality and battery life make it a great option to buy in this price segment.

ProsCons
BatteryBuild quality
CameraSlow charging speed

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