Best Midrange Smartphones of 2019 and Early 2020

by Adeel Younas
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Digital technologies are transforming the lifestyles of every community around the world. Powerful smart-devices are becoming increasingly affordable for the masses, promising instant connectivity and empowerment, to enrich the individuals’ contributions in the socio-economic domains. Moreover, technology experts analyse the performance and popularity of every innovative device, to compare and rank the features of smartphones in various categories.

1. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the best looking Redmi Note till date. The design aesthetics have significantly improved over the last year, and so the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a truly luxurious appearance. Though the phone may be too large to hold, the curved back, especially from the Halo White variant, looks very classy.

The smartphone is packed with cameras that are pretty good for its category. The primary camera is equipped with 64MP plus 8MP Ultra Wide lens, 2MP Portrait lens, and a 2MP Macro shooter, allowing for great detailed still photos and even videos.


If you’re looking for a great display amalgamated with stellar camera performance, then HUAWEI Y9s is for you. It offers the best display in its price segment with the 6.59” FHD+ Ultra FullView Display and 391 PPI that has been handpicked by people over others. Touting a powerful triple rear AI camera setup that includes a 48MP primary shooter and an 8MP Ultra Wide-angle camera, it takes wide-angle shots and creates excellent bokeh effects thanks to its 2MP Depth Camera.

The Auto Pop-up 16MP Selfie front camera makes for stunning selfies. It offers 128GB of storage (extendable to 512GB via SDcard) with 6GB of RAM and has a long-lasting 4000mAh battery. Moreover, powered by Kirin 710F & GPU Turbo 3.0, this smartphone offers high performance and excellent power efficiency.

HUAWEI Y9s takes the cake here with the best display, good camera quality and a premium design & glass-build quality – in its price segment. Not only that, but it also has a side fingerprint scanner for easy and secure access to one’s phone.

3. Samsung Galaxy A30s

Samsung Galaxy A30s

The Samsung Galaxy A30s is a mid-range smartphone which covers all the basics quite well. While the display resolution of the AMOLED panel is somewhat a slight downgrade as compared to its predecessor, the triple camera setup, in-screen fingerprint scanner, and its beautiful back design is worthy of attention and thus makes it to our top Midrange smartphones list this year.

It sports a 25 MP, f/1.7 primary camera, an 8 MP, f/2.2 Ultra Wide lens and an addition of 5 MP, f/2.2 depth sensor, allowing for beautiful portraits with Bokeh effect while the front-facing selfie camera is a 16 MP, f/2.0 camera.

It is equipped with Exynos 7904 Octa-core CPU with a Mali-G71 GPU and a 4,000mAh battery and 4GB + 128GB storage.

4. Oppo A9 2020

This device features some great specs that have caught our attention – mainly thanks to its 8GB of RAM, Quad Rear camera setup and a massive 5,000mAh battery.

The device has a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS screen with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is quite impressive. Still, the one downside is that it only has 720p resolution which is slightly disappointing given that the competition for this category is high offering better resolution.

The camera setup consists of a 48MP main shooter, 8MP Ultra Wide, 2MP Depth Sensor, and a 2MP Monochrome lens which provides decent quality images.

Overall, the OPPO A9 2020 is a good mid-range smartphone that looks premium, has a large display, decent performance, large RAM and storage, excellent cameras, and long battery life.

Overall, with a massive 4,500 mAh battery supported by fast charging, a quad-camera setup, 6GB + 128 GB storage, the Redmi Note 8 Pro ticks all the right boxes for being a tough contender in its category.

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