The mid-budget category this year is represented by models from different manufacturers, but the general trend is clearly visible – the presence of a more solid “filling.” Batteries are becoming more capacious, screens are getting bigger, and AMOLED matrices are becoming the norm, although before, such screens were only available to flagships.
The same can be said about cameras – quad-modules (with rare exceptions) and high-resolution lenses are also turning into something standard for smartphones from the mid-budget family. The best models in this category are in front of you:
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
This model is distinguished by an almost flagship design – the case looks stylish in attractive colors, and the high-quality plastic of the back cover resembles glass. A redesigned main camera and a bright AMOLED display with an integrated fingerprint reader complete the picture. But the best mid-budget device should not stand out by design alone – and with the technical characteristics, everything is also at the level: the gaming Snapdragon 765G complete with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.
For this price category, “hardware,” as you can see, is quite decent. The main camera with four lenses, the main one of which is 48 megapixels, a 4167 mAh battery with very fast charging and 5G support – this is the final touch to the portrait of a device that deserves to be ranked first in this category.
Samsung Galaxy M51
This series of smartphones from Samsung has always stood out for its autonomy, and here it is beyond praise – the 7000 mAh battery will impress anyone. The “stuffing” is quite consistent with the mid-budget category, designed to combine good performance with an optimal price.
Onboard the Galaxy M51, you’ll find a Snapdragon 730 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The diagonal Super AMOLED screen of the model is a solid 6.7 inches, and the main camera lens has a resolution of 64 megapixels. The device’s appearance is not spoiled by either an eyebrow or a teardrop – the front camera is built into a neat hole in the screen.
Apple iPhone 12 mini
The smallest device in the iPhone 12 series falls into the mid-budget category and takes its rightful place. It is distinguished by a modern, stylish design made of glass and metal in a fairly compact size. The model is built with the flagship A14 Bionic processor, which provides high performance in games and multitasking. The camera, albeit a dual camera, takes great pictures, and the screen provides ideal viewing angles and high-definition images. An additional advantage of the device is the work in 5G networks.
The first thing that should be noted in this model is the flagship screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which is unlikely to be found in mid-budget devices. The dual front-facing camera with an additional ultra-wide-angle lens is also a nice bonus.
The main quad-camera also takes decent pictures thanks to the 48-megapixel sensor with OIS and the presence of a macro lens. Responsible for the performance is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G gaming chipset. As you can see, getting into our rating is no coincidence – this model combines good parameters and a fairly reasonable price.
Huawei nova 7
This model’s beautiful appearance is provided by the original back cover and a bright OLED screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The top-end HiSilicon Kirin 985 processor, 5G support, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal memory are more than a decent set of parameters for getting into the ratings.
A pleasant bonus is the main 64-megapixel camera lens with 3x optical zoom. The presence of a macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle sensor expands the shooting possibilities. This model’s front camera is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution, which once again confirms that even in mid-budget Huawei devices, the cameras are very, very good.