If your 2020 wishlist includes a new mobile device, then there are quite a few features to consider like brand, size, weight, operating system, camera, etc. All these details are important, but the price can be the most crucial factor in your decision-making process. In this guide, we’ll provide you with examples and options from the available price ranges: premium, mid-range and budget devices. With a point of reference in mind, it will be easier to find a device that is just right for you.
Devices in this category come with many perks such as top-notch screen quality, slick design, finger scanner, facial recognition, wireless charging, just to name a few. In case you are a camera aficionado, an aspiring influencer or established social media individual you know that camera features play a big role in mobile devices today. In the premium field, you will get the highest options range for lenses, filters, recording features to impress and inspire.
Price range: Depending on the number of features or monthly rates or offers that apply when buying a premium brand, the price starts from 700 USD and goes above the 1000 USD threshold.
So let’s begin:
OnePlus 7T Pro – curved glass design, fantastic OxygenOS that improve the already great Android operating system, it’s a great business and gaming phone at the same time. It comes with the standard security features, like finger scanning. Includes a pop-up selfie camera and screen recorder. It doesn’t have a headphone jack and expandable storage, but with 256GB we don’t think it should be an issue. Starting price: ~700$
Apple iPhone 11 Pro – faster, slicker, more efficient with more storage than the previous iPhone 10s. Consumers already know that Apple provides the “similar but improved” formula and it empowers the 11 series further. The improved camera allows for wider vista shots, video recording with less screen noise, 4k HD display and has the most advanced A13 Bionic processor released to date. The battery can go up to two days without wireless charging even when used intensively. We’re sold. Starting price: ~999$
Samsung Galaxy S10+ – faster, slicker, more efficient with more storage than the previous iPhone 10s. Consumers already know that Apple provides the “similar but improved” formula and it empowers the 11 series further. The improved camera allows for wider vista shots, video recording with less screen noise, 4k HD display and has the most advanced A13 Bionic processor released to date. The battery can go up to two days without wireless charging even when used intensively. We’re sold. Starting price: ~800$
Some phones in this category match the features of premium smartphones, but they come with small tradeoffs in other areas like camera options, speed or weight. Remember, they also are saving you about 400$ on the purchase. With smartphone technology quickly closing the gap of what premium means, frame ideas about mid-range phones as value for your money with minimum tradeoffs.
Price range: 200 – 600$
Let’s dive in:
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro -is positioned as a “flagship killer”. It is an easy recommendation for an all-round phone. It doesn’t match up to some of the display characteristics or processing power of premium phones, but the overall value more than covers the gap. Starting price: ~300$
Samsung Galaxy A50 – the glasstic Samsung, A50 is a great return for the series and considered one of the best mid-range phones around. It has great UI with similar features to the Samsung S10 and the 12 pixels camera is comparable to the iPhone X series camera. Starting price: ~280$
Motorola Moto G7 Power – A bit heavy and bulky, but comes with a great battery and tested well in terms of performance with its Snapdragon 632 chipset. Motorola phones are considered one of the best mid-range phones on the market today. You can get more information on Moto G7 from our Motorola 2020 list. Starting price: ~200$
The boundaries between Mid-range and budget smartphones seem to disappear quickly so in 2020 customers should be considerate when shopping at the lower end of the mobile phone market. Phones such as Poco X2 and Realme X2 are mostly used by manufacturers for market penetration and testing so we suggest you save up and go mid-budget directly.
Price Range: up to 150$
First, think of your budget and price range. Second, go through customer reviews, talk to friends, consult the internet and Techfiddle. Third, go to the store or online and find a smartphone from a brand you know you can trust and feels good when you look at it.