Top 5 Best Midrange Smartphones in India [2021]

The mid-range smartphone segment in India is highly competitive. That’s one of the reasons why we see so many great smartphones in the midrange section. It’s so competitive that finding the best medium-budget smartphones is quite a task. 

But don’t worry as I got you covered. In this article, you will find the top 5 midrange smartphones in India. 

The mid-budget smartphones have a very difficult job at hand. They bring the best flagship features at an affordable price. Of course, there are compromises made by every brand in doing so. However, several brands have a lot to offer in the segment

Best Midrange Smartphones in India

The midrange section in India itself is confusing and can be further divided into the lower midrange and upper midrange. Today, I am going to focus on the upper bracket which is roughly between INR 30,000 to INR 40,000. So let’s begin with the list:

OnePlus Nord 2

Best Midrange Smartphones in India: OnePlus Nord 2

Basic Specifications 

Display6.43-inch AMOLED (1080X2400), 90Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 1200
RAM6GB
Storage 128GB
Camera(Front)32-megapixel (f/2.45)
Camera(Back)50-megapixel (f/1.88) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.5)
Battery Capacity4,500mAh

The very first to join the party of the best mid-range smartphones in India is the OnePlus Nord 2. Also, it is one of the latest launches on the list. It’s one of those smartphones that you can recommend to everyone without any hesitation.

The software experience is great, cameras are quite remarkable on this one too. Pretty much everything about the smartphone is great. So if you are looking for a great mid-range smartphone, this is it!

Pros:

  • 65W Fast Charging
  • Great SoC with 5G Support 
  • Great Cameras

Cons:

  • No IP Rating 
  • Low Light Photography Needs Improvement 

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Google Pixel 4A 5G

 Google Pixel 4A 5G

Basic Specifications 

Display6.2-inch OLED, 60Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorSnapdragon 765G 
RAM6GB
Storage 128GB
Camera(Front)8-megapixel(f/2.0)
Camera(Back)12.2-megapixel(f/1.7)+16-megapixel(f/2.2) 
Battery Capacity3,800mAh

Next up, we have the Pixel 4A 5G. Now Pixel phones are quite popular in the US and other regions but not so much in India. There are three main reasons for that: first, they’re not great design-wise. Second, they are a bit over-priced for the Indian market. Third, the limited stocks and late launch in India. 

But if you use a Pixel device, it is just another next level. For a pure stock Android experience, this smartphone is the best. It uses old hardware and does not have fancy designs but when it comes to smooth performance, the Pixel 4a 5G is right there.

The camera performance is flagship grade and the whole user experience is what makes it different. 

Pros:

  • Stock Android Experience 
  • Great Camera Performance 
  • 5G Support with Snapdragon 765G

Cons:

  • 60Hz Refresh Rate 
  • Small Battery Size 

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iPhone SE 2020

Apple iPhone SE 2020

Basic Specifications 

Display4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD(750X1334)
ProcessorA13 Bionic 
RAM3GB
Storage 64/128/256GB
Camera(Front)7-megapixel(f/2.2)
Camera(Back)12-megapixel(f/1.8)
Battery Capacity1,821mAh

You must be wondering that Apple? In midrange? Well, yes! The iPhone SE 2020 is the cheapest iPhone ever from Apple.

It is tiny and has an outdated design as Apple is using the iPhone 8 body for it. But don’t let it fool you. It comes with the powerful A13 Bionic Chip and everyone’s favorite Touch ID.

This smartphone brings you the premium Apple experience in a compact form factor. That too, at a very affordable price. So if you are looking to buy a cheap iPhone that is compact, just go for this one. 

Pros:

  • Water-resistant, Compact Form Factor
  • Superb Performance with A13 Bionic Chip
  • Great Cameras 

Cons:

  • Outdated Design with Thick Bezels 
  • Low Battery Capacity with 5W Slow Charger

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Xiaomi MI 10T Pro 5G 

MI 10T Pro 5G

Basic Specifications 

Display6.67-inch LCD(1080X2400), 144Hz Refresh Rate 
ProcessorSnapdragon 865
RAM8GB
Storage 256GB
Camera(Front)20-megapixel(f/2.2)
Camera(Back)108-megapixel wide(f/1.7)+13-megapixel ultrawide(f/2.4)+5-megapixel macro(f/2.4)
Battery Capacity5,000mAh

MI is a brand that brings the best features on a budget. The MI 10T Pro 5G is no exception. It is a powerhouse with an insane 144Hz screen refresh rate.

The design is solid and it feels very sturdy while holding. Perhaps the biggest downside is that they have compromised with the software. The UI itself comes with ads which can be a dealbreaker for many.

If you are okay with it, definitely check this one out. It is one of the top medium-budget smartphones out there right now. 

Pros:

  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • Great Battery Capacity 
  • Solid Build Quality

Cons:

  • Bad Software Experience with Ads
  • Average Camera Performance

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OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R Smartphone

Basic Specifications 

Display6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED(1080X2400), 120Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorSnapdragon 870
RAM8/12GB
Storage 128/256GB
Camera(Front)16-megapixel(f/2.4)
Camera(Back)48-megapixel wide(f/1.7)+16-megapixel ultrawide(f/2.2)+5-megapixel macro(f/2.4)+2-megapixel monochrome(f/2.4)
Battery Capacity4,500mAh

The final one on the list is the OnePlus 9R. It was launched alongside the OnePlus 9 and 9Pro. While the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro didn’t perform so well, this one is great in terms of value for money.

It comes with a lot of flagship features at an affordable price. The smartphone is great in terms of performance and it also supports 5G. Overall, it is a great deal for the price. 

Pros:

  • Great Software Experience 
  • Flagship Grade Performance 
  • Fast Charging

Cons:

  • Not So Great Camera Performance 
  • No Water and Dust Resistance 

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Honorable Mention: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
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Basic Specifications 

Display6.5-inch Super AMOLED(1080X2400), 120Hz Refresh Rate 
ProcessorSnapdragon 865
RAM6/8GB
Storage 128/256GB
Camera(Front)32-megapixel (f/2.2)
Camera(Back)12-megapixel wide(f/1.8)+8-megapixel telephoto(f/2.4)+12-megapixel ultrawide(f/2.2)
Battery Capacity4500mAh

For a long time, Indian users were complaining about the Exynos processors. So Samsung finally listened and launched the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India.

This is the true idea of what Samsung can achieve in India if it just listens to the customers. If you could just bump up your budget a little, you can easily get this flagship-grade smartphone.

It has everything you could ask for in an upper-midrange smartphone.  The cameras are great, the performance is great, the flagship features are great. Overall, everything is just great about this smartphone. 

Pros:

  • Snapdragon Processor 
  • IP68 Rating 
  • Supports Wireless Charging

Cons:

  • Comes with 15W Slow Charger 
  • Plastic Back

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Conclusion

So these were some of the top smartphones in the medium budget available in India. Which smartphone do you use? Just let us know in the comments. Also, tell us which one of the smartphones on the list you like the most. 

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