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Best Midrange Smartphones to buy in 2020 – Specs, Prices & Much More!

Check out the new list of midrange smartphones with specs and price details!

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In recent times, smartphones have become the main source of communication and infotainment for the consumers, enabling them to access the outside world around them. As the human-race was primarily dependent on these smart devices, the users needed more powerful features, with complete reliability to maximize their productivity and usability. The best choice is to take a look at the new list of 2020 for midrange smartphones in order to make the right decision.

Therefore, the leading producers and brands of digital devices, continue to create feature-rich smartphones, to enable and empower the consumers to ease into this new and unconventional lifestyle, where everyone must protect their own and the public’s health through social-distancing and hygienic living post-Covid-19. In these difficult times, innovative and resourceful telecommunication enterprises have provided the world with sustainable growth.

According to the evaluations of tech-analysts and experts, the most impressive smartphones with futuristic solutions that promise to fulfill the evolving needs and expectations of the masses, at affordable mid-range prices, include HUAWEI Y9a, Samsung Galaxy A51, OPPO Reno 3, Vivo S1 Pro, Realme 6 & the newly launched Xiaomi Poco X3.

Realme 6 (PKR 36,999/-) One of the Best Midrange Smartphones

In recent times, smartphones have become the main source of communication and infotainment for the consumers, enabling them to access the outside world around them. As the human-race was primarily dependent on these smart devices, the users needed more powerful features, with complete reliability to maximize their productivity and usability. Therefore, the leading producers and brands of digital devices, continue to create feature-rich smartphones, to enable and empower the consumers to ease into this new and unconventional lifestyle, where everyone must protect their own and the public’s health through social-distancing and hygienic living post-Covid-19. In these difficult times, innovative and resourceful telecommunication enterprises have provided the world with sustainable growth. According to the evaluations of tech-analysts and experts, the most impressive smartphones with futuristic solutions that promise to fulfill the evolving needs and expectations of the masses, at affordable mid-range prices, include HUAWEI Y9a, Samsung Galaxy A51, OPPO Reno 3, Vivo S1 Pro, Realme 6 & the newly launched Xiaomi Poco X3. Realme 6 (PKR 36,999/-) Realme is another emerging brand, its smartphones are gradually gaining popularity in Pakistan. The Realme 6 is a great product featuring 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It is the first smartphone in Pakistan to offer a higher refresh rate display in a Midrange device. This decent quality smartphone line is equipped with a Penta Lens Camera Setup, with five different lenses and several other exciting features. It has a Quad Camera including a 64MP and an 8MP lens, along with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP B/W, and an LED Flash. Its front-facing camera also boasts a powerful 16MP lens. Its performance is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset, an Octa-core CPU, and a Mali G76 MC4 GPU. It has a 6.5-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on a 4300 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery that can be charged quickly due to the 30W Fast Charging feature. Overall while the device offers high resolution, good performance, and long battery life – the camera department can be bumped up on the quality with crisper results. Vivo S1 Pro (PKR 39,999/-) Vivo S1 Pro is another good contender in this category with a comparatively lower price. It offers an 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It is a powerful handset with a good selfie camera. Vivo’s S1 Pro comes with Snapdragon 665 chipset, (Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU) that is also used by global technology giants. The device has a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED notch-less display screen, with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and slim bezels. On the back, it has a Quad-Camera setup, with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP third sensor along with a 2MP depth sensor, LED Flash, and many other features. On the front, it has an impressive 32MP selfie-sensor with a pop-up feature along with a 4500 mAh LiPo non-removable battery. While this device is priced the most attractively offering features like a vibrant AMOLED display and a premium-looking design, the rear camera is mediocre and doesn’t work well in low-light. Moreover, in a world of Type C ports, the MicroUSB 2.0 Charging Port also feels outdated. Samsung Galaxy A51 (PKR 49,999/-) Samsung Galaxy A51 is another popular smartphone packed with the latest Exynos 9611 chipset, a quad-camera setup, and a 6.5inch AMOLED display paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM (extendable).  The Galaxy A51 has a 48MP primary sensor with a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture along with a 5MP macro sensor, and an LED flash. The device runs on an Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It has an Octa-core CPU and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU along with OneUI 2.0 User-Interface. This smartphone also offers all the standard features found in this category of devices, to deliver quality infotainment for the consumers of all ages. The design and display are the strongest features of this device, however, the camera can be weak in delivering sumptuous results. The in-screen fingerprint scanner also lags in unlocking faster and overall considering the competition in this price range that offer stronger features – the A51 could have stood out more if it was priced less. Oppo Reno3: (PKR 46,999/-) This midrange smart-device from OPPO does a pretty decent job when compared to the plethora of midrange devices currently available in the market.  The Reno3 runs on an 8GB RAM along with a 128GB internal memory capacity. It boasts a powerful camera system featuring a 48MP Main Camera with a 13MP Telephoto Lens, 2x Optical Zoom and 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Lens, and a 44MP camera on the front is the front. Key features of this smartphone include full HD video recording, a 6.4inch AMOLED display with a superpixel density. Additionally, the 4025 mAh battery along with 30W charging makes it good for heavy usage. While the big battery, excellent display, and a decent camera performance make this a wholesome device – the downside is that the performance lacks for this price range. Instead of the Mediatek Helio P90 chipset, using Mediatek Helio G80 would have been a better choice to provide faster gaming to complement the battery power. Infinix Zero 8 : (PKR 39,999) Infinix, Pakistan’s number one cellphone brand has launched its latest flagship, the Infinix Zero 8. The highly anticipated Zero 8 boasts the world’s first dual 48MP selfie camera and 64MP quad rear camera with Sony IMX 686 lens. The Zero 8 will be available in three striking colors; Black Diamond, Silver Diamond, and Green Diamond. Retailing at (Rs. 39,999) Zero 8 is available to pre-order exclusively on Daraz in Pakistan from 11th October. The Infinix Zero 8 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage &has a 90Hz refresh rate FHD+smooth display. It also boasts World’s first 48MP Dual Selfie Camera and a unique diamond-shaped quad camera with a 64MP primary lens. Packing a 4500mAh battery with 33W super-fast charging support, the Infinix Zero 8 has a talk time of 36 hours and 26 days standby time. It runs on Android 10 based XOS 7. The biggest seller on the phone is the legend camera. The Infinix Zero 8 flaunts a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor with 4K video recording, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and two 2MP cameras for low light photography and depth. On the front, the smartphone packs a dual front camera setup, including the world’s first 48MP sensor coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The 48MP sensor on the device is capable of recording 4K videos as well. Xiaomi POCO X3: (PKR 41,999) This is evidently, the best value for money devices offered with flagship features in the display. Poco X3 comes with 120Hz refresh rate support in the FHD+ HDR 10 LCD Display. Moreover, this display also has a 240Hz touch response which feels absolutely phenomenal while gaming as this is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 732G chip. A lot of other cool features are there too just take a look at the video below.

Realme is another emerging brand, its smartphones are gradually gaining popularity in Pakistan. The Realme 6 is a great product featuring 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It is the first smartphone in Pakistan to offer a higher refresh rate display in a Midrange device.

This decent quality smartphone line is equipped with a Penta Lens Camera Setup, with five different lenses and several other exciting features. It has a Quad Camera including a 64MP and an 8MP lens, along with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP B/W, and an LED Flash. Its front-facing camera also boasts a powerful 16MP lens.

Its performance is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset, an Octa-core CPU, and a Mali G76 MC4 GPU. It has a 6.5-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on a 4300 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery that can be charged quickly due to the 30W Fast Charging feature.

Overall while the device offers high resolution, good performance, and long battery life – the camera department can be bumped up on the quality with crisper results.

Vivo S1 Pro (PKR 39,999/-) Not to Miss in Midrange Smartphones

The Midrange Smartphones New List 2020 - Specs, Prices & Much More!

Vivo S1 Pro is another good contender in this category with a comparatively lower price. It offers an 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It is a powerful handset with a good selfie camera. Vivo’s S1 Pro comes with Snapdragon 665 chipset, (Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU) that is also used by global technology giants.

The device has a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED notch-less display screen, with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and slim bezels. On the back, it has a Quad-Camera setup, with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP third sensor along with a 2MP depth sensor, LED Flash, and many other features. On the front, it has an impressive 32MP selfie-sensor with a pop-up feature along with a 4500 mAh LiPo non-removable battery.

While this device is priced the most attractively offering features like a vibrant AMOLED display and a premium-looking design, the rear camera is mediocre and doesn’t work well in low-light. Moreover, in a world of Type C ports, the MicroUSB 2.0 Charging Port also feels outdated.

Samsung Galaxy A51 (PKR 49,999/-)

The Midrange Smartphones New List 2020 - Specs, Prices & Much More!

Samsung Galaxy A51 is another popular smartphone packed with the latest Exynos 9611 chipset, a quad-camera setup, and a 6.5inch AMOLED display paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM (extendable).

The Galaxy A51 has a 48MP primary sensor with a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture along with a 5MP macro sensor, and an LED flash. The device runs on an Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It has an Octa-core CPU and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU along with OneUI 2.0 User-Interface.

This smartphone also offers all the standard features found in this category of devices, to deliver quality infotainment for the consumers of all ages. The design and display are the strongest features of this device, however, the camera can be weak in delivering sumptuous results. The in-screen fingerprint scanner also lags in unlocking faster. However, an overall analysis makes it one of the best options from midrange smartphones. It offers stronger features – the A51 could have stood out more if it was priced less.

Oppo Reno3: (PKR 46,999/-)

The Midrange Smartphones New List 2020 - Specs, Prices & Much More!

This midrange smartphone from OPPO does a decent job when compared to the plethora of midrange devices available in the market. The Reno3 runs on an 8GB RAM along with a 128GB internal memory capacity.

It boasts a powerful camera system featuring a 48MP Main Camera with a 13MP Telephoto Lens. Furthermore, it has 2x Optical Zoom and 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Lens. The front cam is of a 44MP camera making it perfect choice.

Key features of this smartphone include full HD video recording, a 6.4inch AMOLED display with a superpixel density. Additionally, the 4025 mAh battery along with 30W charging makes it good for heavy usage.

While the big battery, excellent display, & camera performance make this a wholesome device, the downside is that it lacks in performance. Instead of the Mediatek Helio P90 chipset, using Mediatek Helio G80 would have been a better choice. It would have worked to provide a faster gaming experience to complement the battery power. It is one of the best options in midrange smartphones.

Infinix Zero 8 : (PKR 39,999)

Infinix, Pakistan’s number one cellphone brand has launched its latest flagship, the Infinix Zero 8. The highly anticipated Zero 8 boasts the world’s first dual 48MP selfie camera. Moreover, it has a 64MP quad rear camera with Sony IMX 686 lens. The Zero 8 will be available in three striking colors; Black Diamond, Silver Diamond, and Green Diamond. Retailing at (Rs. 39,999) Zero 8 is available to pre-order exclusively on Daraz in Pakistan from 11th October.

The Infinix Zero 8 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage &has a 90Hz refresh rate FHD+smooth display. It also boasts World’s first 48MP Dual Selfie Camera and a unique diamond-shaped quad camera with a 64MP primary lens. The amazing battery Infinix Zero 8 with 4500mAh power has 33W super-fast charging support. Thus, its battery gives a talk time of 36 hours and 26 days standby time. It runs on Android 10 based XOS 7.

The biggest seller on the phone is the legend camera. The Infinix Zero 8 flaunts a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor with 4K video recording. It has an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and two 2MP cameras for low light photography and depth. On the front, the smartphone packs a dual front camera setup, including the world’s first 48MP sensor. It is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The 48MP sensor on the device is capable of recording 4K videos as well. This is definitely something worthy of the new list of midrange smartphones.

Xiaomi POCO X3: (PKR 41,999)

This is evidently, the best value for money devices offered with flagship features in the display. Poco X3 comes with 120Hz refresh rate support in the FHD+ HDR 10 LCD Display. Moreover, this display also has a 240Hz touch response which feels absolutely phenomenal for gaming. This is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 732G chip. A lot of other cool features are there too just take a look at the video below.

These features show that Xiaomi POCO X3 is one of the excellent options from midrange smartphones of 2020. So, don’t miss it!

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Wardah Farooqi
Wardah Farooqi has been working as a writer for 6 years. She also worked at Dunya News, Live Pakistan Magazine, and numerous local as well as international platforms. When she isn't writing, you can find her assisting people in bringing out the best!

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