The best mid-budget smartphones 2020: Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite, Galaxy M51 and others

The mid-budget category this year is represented by models from different manufacturers, but there is clearly a general trend – the presence of a more solid "filling". Batteries are becoming more and more capacious, screens are increasing, and AMOLED-matrices are becoming the norm, although previously such screens were only available to flagships.

The same can be said about cameras – quadromodules (with rare exceptions) and high-resolution lenses also turn into something standard for smartphones from the family of medium-budget smartphones. The best models of this category are in front of you:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G

This model is distinguished by an almost flagship design-the case in attractive colors looks stylish, and the high-quality plastic of the back cover resembles glass. The new design of the main camera and a bright AMOLED display with a built-in fingerprint scanner complete the picture. But not a single design should stand out the best mid-budget-and with the technical characteristics here, too, everything is on the level: a gaming Snapdragon 765G complete with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.

For this price category," iron", as you can see, is quite decent. The main camera with four lenses, the main one with 48 MP, a 4167 mAh battery with very fast charging and support for 5G - this is the final touch to the portrait of the device, which deserves the first place in this category.

Samsung Galaxy M51

This series of smartphones from Samsung has always stood out for its autonomy, and here it is beyond praise – the 7000 mAh battery will impress anyone. The" filling " of the device is quite consistent with the mid-budget category, designed to combine good performance with the best price. On board the Galaxy M51, you'll find a Snapdragon 730 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The diagonal of the Super AMOLED screen of the model is a solid 6.7 inches, and the main camera lens has a resolution of 64 MP. The appearance of the device is not spoiled by either an eyebrow or a teardrop-shaped cutout – the front camera is built into a neat hole in the screen.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The smallest device in the iPhone 12 series falls into the mid-budget category and occupies a worthy place in it. It is distinguished by a modern, stylish design made of glass and metal with a fairly compact size. The model is based on the flagship A14 Bionic processor, which provides high performance in games and multitasking. The camera, even if it is dual, takes great pictures, and the screen provides perfect viewing angles and high-definition images. An additional advantage of the device was the work in 5G networks.

OnePlus Nord

The first thing to note in this model is the flagship screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which is unlikely to be found in medium-budget devices. A nice bonus was the dual front-facing camera with an additional ultra-wide-angle lens.

The main quad camera also takes decent pictures thanks to a 48-megapixel sensor with OIS, as well as the presence of a macro lens. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G gaming chipset is responsible for the performance. As you can see, getting into our rating is not accidental – this model combines good parameters and a fairly reasonable price.

Huawei nova 7

The beautiful appearance of this model is provided by the original back cover of the case and a bright OLED screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The top-end HiSilicon Kirin 985 processor, 5G support, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory - this is more than a decent set of parameters to get into the ratings.

A nice bonus is the main camera lens at 64 MP with triple optical zoom. The presence of a macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle sensor expands the shooting possibilities. The front camera of this model is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution, which once again confirms that even in medium - budget Huawei devices, the cameras are very, very high.