Best mid-range smartphone 2022
13 December 2022
At a time, any smartphone other than a costly flagship model would be a letdown. Mid-range smartphone bingo was often marked by boring designs, poor build quality, and a slow, jerky experience. Today, you can buy great phones almost identical to smartphones that cost twice as much. These phones can meet almost all of your needs without draining your bank account. There are a lot of phones out there that do more than just the basics. They have lovely designs, quick performance, batteries that last all day, and even good cameras. These phones can serve you well for years to come.
Google Pixel 6a – Best overall
The Pixel 6a is a great mid-range phone with a flagship-level processor, a genuinely great primary camera, 5G connectivity, five years of security support, and a design that fits your pocket. The biggest problems are that the phone charges slowly and gets hot while charging, the back is made of plastic that’s easy to scratch, and the 60Hz display isn’t as good as other phones in the same price range.
The close second is the OnePlus Nord 2T.
A great follow-up to 2021’s best mid-range phone, with 80W fast charging, 5G, OnePlus’s Oxygen OS user experience, and the primary camera that’s almost as good as a flagship model. Why wouldn’t you like it? The OnePlus Nord 2T shows that the company knows how to put the features that users want right now at the top of the list and put them in an attractive package with a reasonable price.
Poco X4 Pro 5G: The best option for the money
The Poco X4 Pro 5G is just on the edge of being a mid-range phone in our eyes, but that means that it’s a great deal. The 6.67-inch, 120Hz AMOLED screen is almost as good as a flagship screen, and the rest of the phone has a sleek, elegant design to match. Even the camera is impressive. The primary camera has a surprisingly good 108Mp sensor, but the ultrawide and macro cameras aren’t as good.
Google Pixel 7 – Best camera
The Pixel 7 isn’t that much more expensive than the Pixel 6a. It’s cheap enough to sneak into our mid-range chart, even though it’s a flagship phone. This could be the Pixel 6a’s biggest rival. With that extra money, you get one of the best cameras for this price, with a tremendous primary lens and an ultrawide lens that is just as good. Both phones can take shots that no other phone can with the help of Google’s second-generation Tensor chip and some clever AI tricks.
Nothing Phone (1) – Best design
The Nothing Phone 1 is the 1st phone made by Nothing, a new company based in London. Its founder, Carl Pei, ran OnePlus before starting Nothing.
Before it came out, the Nothing Phone (1) was billed as a smartphone revolution, but its design is really what makes it attractive. It has a semi-transparent back with LED light strips that can flash for notifications, light up while charging, and even help light up the camera.