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Top Mid-range Smartphones Of 2017
Mid-range smartphones are becoming more popular than the budget smartphones among Indian consumers. The rise in the sales of these smartphones has increased significantly making India as one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. Here are the top smartphones in this price range. Here are the top smartphones in this price range
Mid-range smartphones are becoming more popular than the budget smartphones among Indian consumers. The rise in the sales of these smartphones has increased significantly making India one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. Mid-range smartphones fall between the price range of Rs 11,000 to Rs 20,000.
There are no particular specifications which puts a smartphone under any category instead we differentiate smartphones by their price range.
Redmi Note 4 (Rs 11,999)
The Redmi Note 4 run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0 on top and powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB through a MicroSD card.
Redmi Note 4 features a large 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080) display with 2.5D curved glass. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera f/2.0 aperture.
The dual-SIM smartphone is backed by a non-removable 4100mAh battery. There is also a fingerprint sensor below the rear camera with which you can unlock the device. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.45mm and weighs 165 grams.
Colours- Black, Gold and Dark Grey
Buy At- Mi.com, Mi Home and Flipkart
Honor 7X (Rs 12,999)
Honor 7X runs on EMUI 5.1 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
The metal body handset features a 5.93-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Honor 7X sports a 16-megapixel+2-megapixel dual rear camera with Portrait mode, PDAF and LED flash. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The dual-SIM smartphone is backed by a 3340mAh battery. There’s is also a rear mounted fingerprint sensor which unlocks the device in 0.25 seconds. Connectivity options are – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS.
Colours- black, gold and blue
Buy At- Amazon
Xiaomi Mi A1 (Rs13,999)
The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. The handset is 7.3mm slim and weighs only 165 grams.
Mi A1 sports 12-MP+12-MP dual camera setup where one works as Telephoto lens to click portrait photos and other as a wide-angle lens to click landscape photos. The rear cameras feature 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, and LED flash. The dual camera setup in the A1 is quite similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. On the front is a 5-megapixels selfie shooter.
Mi A1 is backed by a 3080mAh battery and bears a fingerprint sensor at the back of the handset. Connectivity options include – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS.
Colours- black and gold
Buy At- Mi.com, Mi Home, Flipkart.com, and also through offline stores
Moto G5s Plus (Rs 15,999)
Moto G5s Plus runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB through MicroSD card.
Moto G5s Plus features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920x1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It sports a dual camera setup at the rear with 13-MP+13-MP dual sensors with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front is an 8-MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Front camera comes with Beautification mode, Pro mode, and Panorama.
The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery which lasts for a day. With TurboPower charging, you can get 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. It features a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the display which can unlock the device.
The Moto phone has a new wireless sound system with which you can connect up to four Bluetooth devices at the same time. You can also take screenshots by swiping three fingers on the display.
Colours- lunar grey and blush gold
Buy At- Amazon.in and Moto Hubs
Samsung Galaxy On Max (Rs 16,900)
Talking about its specifications, the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and powered by MediaTek MTK P25 Lite Octa Core 1.6 GHz processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device has internal storage of 32GB which is expandable up to 256GB through a MicroSD card.
Samsung Galaxy On Max features a 5.7-inch full HD (1920x1280) display. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED Flash; on the front is also a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED Flash. Samsung claims that the camera clicks brilliant pictures under all light conditions.
The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 3300mAh battery; it also houses a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Like Samsung’s Galaxy J7 Max, the On Max also comes with Samsung Pay Mini where the users can turn their device into a wallet storing credit and debit cards. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS.
Colours- black and gold
Buy At- Flipkart.com
Moto X4 (Rs 20,999)
Moto X4 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core processor coupled with 3GB. It comes in 32GB internal storage variants and storage is expandable up to 2TB through a MicroSD card.
The metal unibody Moto X4 features a 5.2-inch FHD (1920x1080) LTPS IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on both front and back sides. It sports a dual camera setup at the rear with 12-megapixels dual Autofocus pixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture) and 8-megapixels ultra-wide angle sensor (f/2.2 aperture). On the front is a 16-megapixels selfie-camera with f/2.0 aperture and flash which supports adaptive low-light photography.
The dual-SIM Moto X4 is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery which with its TurboPower technology gives 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the display which can unlock the device as well as used for navigating the screen.
The handset is also IP68 water and dust resistant. Connectivity options are – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS. Moto X4 measures 148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99mm and weighs 163 grams.
Colours- super black and sterling blue
Buy At- Flipkart and Moto Hubs
|Specs||Redmi Note 4||Honor 7X||Mi A1||Moto G5s Plus||Samsung Galaxy On Max||Moto X4|
|Software||MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0||EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.1||Android 7.1.2 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core||Huawei’s Kirin 659 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core||MediaTek MTK P25 Lite Octa Core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core|
|Storage||64GB (expandable up to 128GB)||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)||64GB (expandable up to 128GB)||64GB (expandable up to 128GB)||32GB (expandable up to 256GB)||64GB (expandable up to 2TB)|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080)||5.93-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio||5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080)||5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080)||5.7-inch full HD (1920x1280)||5.2-inch FHD (1920x1080) LTPS|
|Rear Camera||13-MP||16-MP+2-MP dual camera||12-MP+12-MP dual camera||13-MP+13-MP dual camera||13-MP||12-MP+8-MP dual camera|