Best mid range Android phone you should buy in 2019


Not everyone can afford a flagship phone like the Samsung Galaxy S9 or iPhone XS, but the good news is that plenty of mid-range devices offer an excellent experience. Mid-range smartphones can wonderfully combine flagship-level features in hardware of great value. You may to compromise slightly on camera and build quality, but it is often totally worth it to save hundreds - and some of the phones at the top of the price range are flagships in their own right. Some are half the price or even less, so don't panic if you're on a bit of budget.


For your hunt of the best Android smartphone, we've put all the major Android handsets through their paces to give you our best smartphones round-down.

So, here are the latest and best mid-range Android smartphones of 2019.

OnePlus 6T

This is one of the best phones you can buy even if it is the first OnePlus phone without a headphone jack. An on-screen fingerprint sensor, better speaker and more battery is the pay-off, and it's worth it. The large display is excellent, the dual cameras are more capable than ever and performance is the best you can get on Android right now along with the Pixel 3. You'll need to like the color black, but OnePlus continues - just - to undercut industry prices enough to stand out.

Nokia 6.1 plus

There's something to be said for a sturdy, affordable phone that does the job. The Nokia 6.1 plus has a nice metal chassis, a quick enough processor that you won't get bogged down, and a usable camera. But it's one of our favorite cheap phones because of its secret power. Unlike every phone on this list (other than Google's own Pixel), it gets updates directly from Google. This means it will get Android Pie 6-24 months before competing handsets, along with every monthly security patch Google puts out.

Honor View 20

The Honor View 20 makes a splash as the first big flagship of 2019 and the newest member of this lineup. Going up against the OnePlus 6T is no mean feat, however, the View 20 has all the right ingredients to counter its fellow Chinese phone maker’s top dog. The design alone is eye-catching with an ‘Aurora nanotexture’ back that gives the phone its distinctive V-shaped reflective pattern. You’ll also spot a multi-camera array up top with the main sensor that boasts a staggering 48-megapixels, meaning it can capture unbelievably crisp stills. There’s also a secondary 3D ToF (time of flight) camera that lets you grab depth information for all sorts of things, including augmented reality experiences. The phone’s extended 6.4-inch Full HD+ display features a camera that’s surrounded by pixels. Aside from looking cool and feeling cutting-edge, its 25-megapixel resolution paired with the phone’s AI vision smarts means it’s well-equipped to take great selfies too.

Xiaomi Poco F1

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was launched in August 2018 & runs on Android 8.1 OS. The Smartphone is available in three color options i.e. Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Red & has a built-in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at Rs. 19999 the phone is available with 64GB of internal storage. The Smartphone is powered by 2.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor. A 6 GB of RAM & Adreno 630 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64 GB of internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best phone from the Chinese firm to date, offering up a heady mix of design, power, and performance with a party piece in the form of an in-display fingerprint scanner thrown in too. The Mate 20 Pro packs a huge 6.39-inch display giving you a lot of space for gaming and movies, and its QHD resolution and HDR10 support ensures everything looks great. It also comes with three rear cameras, nabbing the excellent 40MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto lenses from the P20 Pro - but the third sensor is new. It's an ultra-wide 16MP snapper allowing you to cram even more of your surroundings into each shot. The Mate 20 Pro is a full-featured phone for a full-featured price - it even has a few tricks you won’t see elsewhere, and more powerful specs than most of its competitors.

Moto One Power

Motorola One Power 64GB was launched in October 2018 & runs on Android 8.1 OS. The Smartphone is available only in one color i.e. Black & has a built-in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at Rs. 14999 the phone is available with 64GB of internal storage. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Processor. A 3 GB of RAM & Adreno 509 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64GB of internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card. The Phone comes with a powerful 5000 mAh battery to support it's a 6.2-inch screen with IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1080 x 2246 at 402 PPI.

Nokia 7.1

The Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch full HD display with PureDisplay screen technology for HDR10 quality experience. It has a notch on top of the display and a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. The device is powered by Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU and includes 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 400GB via microSD. While the Nokia 7.1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, it is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). In terms of optics, the smartphone houses a 12-megapixel (RGB) primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture,1.28 um pixel size, dual LED flash, ZEISS optics and a 5-megapixel (Monochrome) secondary rear sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel AI enhanced camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree FOV, and facial recognition.

The LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ is a confident step up from its predecessor - the LG G6 - with LG allowing itself to be a little bolder with the design and features on its latest flagship Android phone. Its display comes with an ultra-bright mode which boosts brightness to an eye-dazzling 1000nits, handy if you're desperately trying to Instagram your latest snap from the beach. The AI built into the camera can recognize what you're shooting and adjust the settings accordingly, to give you the best shot. There are two cameras on the rear of the G7 ThinQ, with the secondary snapper offering up a super-wide angle lens to give you a different perspective on things. We just wish LG would drop the 'ThinQ' part of the name.

Huawei Y9

Huawei Y9 (2019) features a dual camera, both on the front and rear, and supports Artificial Intelligence (AI) intelligent scenario identification and optimization. The phone is equipped with a 16MP+2MP front dual camera and 13MP+2MP rear dual sensors. Huawei Y9 (2019) features a notched FullView Display, thus, offering a higher screen to body ratio. The 16.7-million color IPS LCD with a contrast ratio of 1500:1 also supports "Eye Comfort Mode". The smartphone is equipped with a 4,000mAh big battery and Huawei's homegrown 12-nm Kirin 710 chipset for power efficiency. It also supports power consumption optimization for comprehensive energy-saving technology, with one-touch battery optimization and suspension to inactive programmes to improve standby time to several days, the company claimed.

Samsung Galaxy A7

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a lower-cost alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It’s a compelling choice with some neat extras including an extra ultra-wide camera and a strong OLED screen; two things you’d rarely normally find at this price. The Galaxy A7 has a solid CPU. The ultra-wide secondary camera is a great feature too, giving some variety to the shots you take.




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