Top 10 Best Mid-range Smartphones of 2019

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Best mid-range smartphones of 2019

Top 10 Best Mid-range Smartphones of 2019: If we are compile a list of best mid-range smartphones of 2019 how do you think it will look like? Which of the mid-range smartphones of 2019 will likely make the list?

Truth be told, the mid-range smartphone category is the most populated category of all four smartphones category. Reason is quite simple, these Smartphones offers incredible features at a relatively cheap price. So, most mobile phone manufacturers make their money from the sales of their mid-range smartphones.

We have also put together the list of top 10 best flagship smartphones of 2019 and you might want to check that out as it’s both surprising and interesting. However, we think the top 10 best mid-range smartphones of 2019 is even more interesting.

Without further delay let’s get to see which mid-range smartphone made it to the top 10 for the year 2019.

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Top 10 Best Mid-range Smartphones of 2019

10. Nokia 7.2

Nokia 7.2 Price in Nigeria

Sitting at the number 10 spot is the Nokia 7.2 from Nokia Mobile. With it’s 6.3 inche display size, Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection and IPS LCD display type, the phone is really incredible. While it might not offer much in terms of it’s chipset, GPU and CPU, it does gives good display quality.

What you’d fine most interesting about the phone is it’s camera quality. For a phone of it’s criteria, it can shoot 4k videos and it’s packed with gyro-EIS for video stabilization even while making videos while running or walking.

It’s low performance in chipset, GPU and CPU is the major reason it is sitting here in number 10. If it had come with a slightly higher chipset it might have gone up in the list. But hey, Nokia recently switched from windows OS to Androids we hope with time they’ll improve some more.

Key Features of the Nokia 7.2

•Screen: 6.3-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 8 + 5MP (triple rear cameras) / 20MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
• Battery: 3500 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Nokia 7.2 = 117,000 Naira

Pros

  • Have incredible camera(back and front)
  • Ability to Shoot 4K videos
  • Presence of gyro-EIS feature to help stabilize video shooting

Cons

  • Very small battery size

9. Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 Lite Price in Nigeria

Huawei P30 Lite is arguably the most anticipated mid-range smartphone from Huawei in 2019. For some reasons this phone will have to occupy the number 9 spot. To be fair, the phone is relatively good but most users says it’s features were below expectations.

The noticeable features about this phone will have to be it’s RAM and Internal Storage capacity. Also it’s 32 megapixel front camera is also worthy of note. It’s Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) which is one generation ahead of the one used in the Nokia 7.2 above is the reason why it is one step ahead of Nokia 7.2 in this list.

It spots an IPS LCD display type with a display size of 6.15 inches. Most persons are really not too please with the phone as they say it is overrated which is true. But we can’t take away the fact that the phone offers incredible RAM and Internal Storage space, good front camera and nice PPI density to bring out good colors.

Key Features of the Huawei P30 Lite

•Screen: 6.3-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB, 6GB/8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 8 + 2MP (triple rear cameras) / 32MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 1080p@30fps
• Battery: 3340 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Huawei P30 Lite = 71,000 Naira

Pros

  • Good RAM and Internal Storage
  • 3.5mm Jack available
  • Nice front camera

Cons

  • Very small battery size
  • No camera and video features available

8. Oppo F11 Pro

Oppo F11 Pro

The Oppo F11 Pro is among the first mid-range smartphones of 2019 to give full view display and also spot a pop up front camera. Coupled with it’s Mediatek Hello P70(12nm) chipset is among the reasons why it’s number 8 in the best flagship smartphones of 2019.

With a display type of IPS LCD and a 6.53 inches display size, the Oppo F11 Pro also have huge RAM and Internal Storage space. What is most interesting about the phone is the pop up selfie camera. Why is this feature really interesting?

For starters, pop up selfie cameras is a new technology introduced in 2019 and Oppo F11 Pro is among the few phones to use this technology. Pop up selfie camera also ensures that users have full use of the phone screen which gives good user experience when watching movies and playing games.

Key Features of the Oppo F11 Pro

•Screen: 6.53-inches LTPS IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB, 6GB/8GB RAM + 64GB/128GB internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 5MP (dual rear cameras) / 16MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 1080p@30fps
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Oppo F11 Pro = 109,000 Naira

Pros

  • Access to full display for users
  • Good battery size
  • Pop up selfie for users

Cons

  • Can not shoot 4K videos

7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the mid-range smartphones of 2019 that changed the game for other smartphone manufacturers. It’s among the very first mid-range smartphones to spot a really good and premium designs.

Aside from the outward appearance the Redmi Note 7 Pro also have lots of exciting Features. With it’s 48 megapixel main camera, it can shoot 4k videos with the gyro-EIS feature enabled. The Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) chipset and Adreno 612 GPU, the phone offers smooth gaming experience.

Although it comes with an IPS LCD display type, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 makes user forget about the display type. The screen of the phone is so tough that it takes much more than just a single hit to break the screen.

Key Features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

•Screen: 6.3-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 5MP (dual rear cameras) / 13MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
•Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro = 60,000 Naira

Pros

  • 3.5mm jack available
  • Good camera and video quality

Cons

  • Presence of dew drop notch prevent use of full display

6. Motorola Moto G8 Plus

Motorola Moto G8 plus

Sitting in the number six spot of our top 10 best mid-range smartphones of 2019 is the Motorola Moto G8 Plus. This phone could have gone all the way up if it had come with a better CPU cores. But that aside, this one is what everyone would like to have.

For example, it comes with a 48 megapixel main camera that can shoot 4k videos with gyro-EIS feature which is not new thus far. But it does offer the Splash Resistant feature which is something the smartphones in our list is yet to offer. With this feature, the phone is protected from water spillage to some reasonable extent(it’s not water but splash resistant. Don’t leave the phone inside water as this will damage the phone).

3.5mm jack is available and it has a 4000 mAh battery which is big enough to keep the phone running. It also have a finger print sensor that is mounted at the back. Overall, this phone is a really good phone worthy of been in this list.

Key Features of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus

•Screen: 6.3-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB RAM + 64GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 16 + 5MP (dual rear cameras) / 25MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
•Protection: Splash Resistant
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Motorola Moto G8 Plus = 98,000 Naira

Pros

  • 3.5mm jack is available
  • Splash Resistant feature
  • Good camera and Video quality

Cons

  • Very small Internal storage space of 64GB( although expandable via microSD card)

5. Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Pro have the privilege of ushering us into the top 5 best mid-range smartphones of 2019. Been a Splash Resistant with a display protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3+, the phone offers more than all the previous 5 listed above.

While it has same camera features as most of the phone above (i.e shoots 4 videos with 48 megapixel), the presence of a dedicated macro camera set it apart. It’s Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) chipset and Adreno 616 GPU promise good performance for game players and multimedia users.

The only downside is that it’s CPU is just a generation behind as it uses the Kryo 360 gold and silver. A little higher CPU core would have complete the phone but it’s advance chipset and GPU makes up for this. We can’t also forget it’s RAM and Internal Storage capacity. It offers a maximum of 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage which are huge.

Key Features of the Realme 5 Pro

•Screen: 6.3-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB,6GB/8GB RAM + 64GB/128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 8 + 2 + 2MP (quad rear cameras) / 16MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
•Protection: Splash Resistant & Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
• Battery: 4035 mAh non-removable battery.
•Battery Feature: Fast charge enabled
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Realme 5 Pro = 56,000 Naira

Pros

  • Splash Resistant feature
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ display protection
  • Big Internal Storage space

Cons

  • Presence of dew drop notch that prevents full use of screen

4. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50s
Source: Samsung Website

The beauty of the Galaxy A50 is not from it’s outward design but from it’s display type, internal storage, chipset and camera. This phone along with it’s upgrade the Galaxy A50s are pace setters in the Mid-range smartphones category.

Galaxy A50 spots a super AMOLED display type with an under display finger print sensor. So far, all the phones in our list have come with an IPS LCD display type which is good but a super AMOLED display type is no doubt better and more power efficient.

Other noticeable features includes the triple rear camera, a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection and a 25 megapixel smart front camera. Coupled with it’s 4000 mAh battery and 128GB Internal Storage, it sure deserve this spot in the list of best mid-range smartphones of 2019.

Little wonder that Samsung said it’s the company’s most sold mid-range smartphone of 2019.

Key Features of the Samsung Galaxy A50

•Screen: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 25 + 8 + 5MP (dual rear cameras) / 25MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Samsung Galaxy A50 = 89,900 Naira

Pros

  • Good battery capacity
  • 3.5mm jack available
  • Huge Internal Storage space

Cons

  • Can’t shoot 4k video ( though photo and video qualities are really good).

Note: There is an upgrade of the Galaxy A50 known as Galaxy A50s. It has almost similar features with the Galaxy A50 with little difference. We decide to use the Galaxy A50 but the Galaxy A50s could as well occupy same spot in the list.

3. Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A50s
Source: Samsung Website

As we finally come to the top 3 best mid-range smartphones of 2019, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is sitting at the number 3 spot. This phone can rightly be called the senior sibling of the Galaxy A50 and it offers some more features that place it one step ahead of it’s younger sibling (the Galaxy A50).

It’s 32 megapixel front camera, 4K video shooting and 4500 mAh battery place it ahead of the Samsung Galaxy A50. While making use of same Super AMOLED display type, it has a bigger display size of 6.7 inches.

It’s more recent CPU cores is another reason why it is ahead of the Galaxy A50 and other phones in this list. It’s chipset and GPU is just perfect for game lovers and the size of the screen make watching movies even more enjoyable.

Key Features of the Samsung Galaxy A70

•Screen: 6.7-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 6GB RAM + 128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 8 + 5MP (dual rear cameras) / 32MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
•Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
• Battery: 4500 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Samsung Galaxy A70 = 107,500 Naira

Pros

  • Comes with a Gorilla Glass protector
  • Shoots 4K videos
  • Good selfie photos with front camera

Cons

  • No gyro-EIS in video mode

Note: There is an upgrade of this phone known as the Samsung Galaxy A70s. It has almost same features with some few upgrades. The Samsung Galaxy A70s could as well be in this spot.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specs

There is absolutely no other smartphone better suited for the number two spot than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. In fact, the phone might have as well gone up to be the number one. Redmi Note 8 Pro is among the pioneers of the 64 megapixel main camera in mid-range smartphones of 2019.

This phone is regarded as the best and most affordable smartphones of 2019 and for good reasons. A mid-range smartphone that comes with UFS technology, a 64 megapixel main camera, good battery, huge internal storage, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 does not come by very often.

Though it comes with an IPS LCD display type, it also have a HDR feature to help improve it’s display quality. It’s CPU cores are recent, comes with a chipset designed for gamers and a GPU that process graphics and an incredible pace.

In truth, no one can dispute the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is an awesome mid-range smartphone of 2019. And sitting at the number two spot means that the phone taking the number one spot have one better than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Key Features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

•Screen: 6.53-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 6GB/8GB RAM + 64GB, 128GB/256GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2MP (quad rear cameras) / 20MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
•Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Battery: 4500 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro = 68,000 Naira

Pros

  • 64 megapixel guarantee to take good photos and videos
  • Huge internal storage up to 256GB
  • UFS 2.1 available to aid data processing

Cons

  • Presence of dew drop notch restrict use of full screen by users.

1. Vivo V17 Pro

Vivo V17 Pro Price in Nigeria

There is no better smartphone better suited to occupy this spot. Although the if Vivo V17 Pro was not around, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro would have taken the number spot without any hassle.

But our number one smartphone of the top 10 best mid-range smartphones of 2019 is the Vivo V17 Pro. And it’s only fair we tell you why it is the taking the number one spot this year.

The Vivo V17 Pro is the most complete mid-range smartphone of 2019. It offers everything including full display for users to enjoy. Vivo V17 Pro display protection is Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Comes with a super AMOLED display type and the Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) chipset with recent processing CPU cores.

Another interesting feature of this phone will have to be it’s camera. Vivo V17 Pro comes with a quad camera with 48 megapixel as main camera. What is most impressive about it’s back camera is that it has a 2x optical zoom which makes it very easy to take photos from a relatively far distance.

If you think the back camera is impressive then wait till you see it’s front camera features. The phone is among the pioneers to promote a dual pop up selfie camera in 2019. Yes, Vivo V17 Pro comes with two pop up cameras at the front ( a 32 megapixel main and 8 megapixel ultrawide).

It’s 2x optical zoom, recent CPU cores, dual pop up selfie cameras, access to full screen and ability to shoot 4K videos place the Vivo V17 Pro as the number one mid-range smartphone of 2019.

Key Features of the Vivo V17 Pro

•Screen: 6.44-inches Super AMOLED Touchscreen
• Memory:
– 8GB RAM + 128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 8 + 13 + 2MP (quad rear cameras) / 32 + 8MP selfie camera
•Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, 2x optical zoom
•Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
• Front Camera Feature: Dual Motorized Pop up cameras
•Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
• Battery: 4100 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Fingerprint: Yes

• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Vivo V17 Pro = 132,000 Naira

Pros

  • Dual pop selfie camera
  • Access to use full screen
  • 2x optical zoom to take photos from distance

Cons

  • No gyro-EIS to help stabilize video shooting

We have come to the conclusion of the best mid-range smartphones of 2019. We have place the list according to their rankings below

List of Top 10 Best Mid-range Smartphones of 2019

  1. Vivo V17 Pro
  2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy A70
  4. Samsung Galaxy A50
  5. Realme 5 Pro
  6. Motorola G8
  7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
  8. OPPO F11 Pro
  9. Huawei P30 lite
  10. Nokia 7.2

Notable mentions: These are phones that didn’t make the list best mid-range smartphones of 2019 but are still good phones.

  • Vivo Z1 Pro
  • Oppo Reno Z
  • Honor 9X
  • Sony Xperia 10 plus
  • LG Q70

We have seen some real changes in 2019 in the Smartphone industry. The competition in the mid-range smartphone sales is heating up. We expect to see more powerful mid-range smartphones in 2020 with Mediatek and Qualcomm releasing 5G chipset for mid-range smartphones.

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