Mid-range smartphones are one of the most popular categories when it comes to gadgets. People want a smartphone that does all the tasks and is equipped with all the latest features but doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. If you have a budget of under 15K for your new smartphone, don’t worry, we have got you covered. Here are some smartphones which are highly competitive in this range and are creating a buzz in the market.
Motorola Moto G51
It is one of the best budget-friendly phones in the market right now. The Moto G51 is Motorola’s low-cost 5G smartphone. It has a few distinguishing features like polycarbonate unibody design, It weighs 208g, it also has an IP52 rating against dust and water, which any other phone in this category hardly has. The 120Hz high refresh rate display also makes the software experience appear fluid.
POCO M3 Pro 5G
The phone has almost all of the specifications you’d expect from a modern handset and, with 5G connectivity support, it ensures you’re future-proof. The phone has an FHD+ panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz, triple rear cameras, and fast charging support, to name a few useful features. If you want to buy a phone that you intend to keep for a few years, the POCO M3 Pro 5G is a good choice.
Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung launched the Galaxy F series not long ago, hoping to offer competitive products in the mid-range segment, facing stiff competition. The company has now added a new Galaxy F22 for buyers who want more RAM and storage. This Samsung device features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with HD+ resolution of 720×1600 pixels. The screen has a notch that houses the selfie camera and has a pixel density of 274 PPI.
Realme Narzo 30 5G
Realme’s Narzo 30 5G presents some impressive hardware but cuts corners in some areas to make it all happen. The smartphone operates a vibrant and sharp full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also shows a maximum 180Hz touch sampling rate, which, integrated with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, makes for a good gaming smartphone. Realme UI 2.0 runs smoothly with regular use but comes with several pre-loaded third-party apps. The Narzo 30 5G, just like the Marzo 30, does not offer an ultra-wide-angle camera, which you did get with the last Narzo 20 series.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Lite
It is the fifth handset in the Redmi Note 10 lineup. The device is a rebranded version of the previously released Redmi Note 10 5G. The Redmi Note 10T has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display has an adaptive refresh rate feature that allows you to change the refresh rate between 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz. The device is powered by MediaTek’s octa-core Dimensity 700 SoC. The Mali-G57 MC2 GPU aids the chipset. On the software front, the handset boots Android 11 right out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy M32
Samsung’s Galaxy M series has competed in the budget mid-range segment. Its main selling points are its long battery life and a high-quality screen. The company is now producing phones with improved camera capabilities as well. The Galaxy M32 is the most recent addition to the M series. This phone has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080×2400 pixels. The screen has a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera and a pixel density of 411 PPI.
Vivo Y21 2021
Vivo’s Y-series is being expanded with the Vivo Y21 2021. The Vivo Y21 2021 smartphone is the successor to the Vivo Y21 2020. The device has a waterdrop notch display, which houses a selfie camera. The phone has a 6.51-inch IPS LCD with HD+ 720 x 1600 pixels. The screen has a pixel density of 270 PPI and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo Y21 2021 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G
Redmi Note is quite popular among buyers in numerous countries, mainly because you get exceptional value for the money. The company has boosted its devices to 5G but continues to have 4G options with the new Redmi Note 11 series. The new Redmi Note model features a 6.43-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display that supports 1080×2400 pixels resolution. The screen comes with a punch-hole design where it houses the selfie camera and offers a pixel density of 409 PPI. Other distinguishing features are a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, headphone jack and Infrared. Some popular Redmi Note phones include the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Lite and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T.
OPPO A55 4G
In January 2021, OPPO unveiled the OPPO A55 5G smartphone. The 4G variant of the OPPO A55 4G is now available from the company. This latest offering from OPPO features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of HD+ 720 x 1600 pixels. The aspect ratio of the display panel is 20:9, and the pixel density is 270 PPI. The A55 4G model is powered by an octa-core Helio G80 SoC. In terms of optics, the device has a triple-camera setup.