Tag Archive: midrange


Mid-range Nokia 4.2 now available in US for just $189

HMD Global this week announced it has started taking pre-orders for its Nokia 4.2 smartphone. Initially announced at Mobile World Congress back in February, the phone features a 5.71-inch display and dual 13-megapixel cameras on the rear.

The Nokia 4.2 is a budget device and carries just a $ 189 price tag. It features mid-range hardware such as its Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and 3GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB and the battery is rated at 3,000mAh.

The Nokia 4.2  [Read More…]

Meizu 16s launches as high-end hardware with mid-range price tag

Meizu, the Chinese hardware manufacturer who sits just outside of the top ten global smartphone makers, has just announced its newest device, the 16s. Arriving on the 16th anniversary of the brand, the phone delivers upper-tier hardware with a wallet-friendly price.

The new flagship phone has all the markings of a flagship experience, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED display, and 6GB/8GB memory options. With 128GB and 256GB (China only) storage capacities, it’s right in line  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s latest chips bring flagship features to the mid-range category

Qualcomm is adding support for 5x optical zoom and HDR gaming on its mid-range Snapdragon chipsets.

Qualcomm has dominated the mid-range segment in recent years thanks to the strong performance of the Snapdragon 6xx and 7xx series, and the chip vendor is making key updates in this category for 2019. The Snapdragon 665 will take over from the Snapdragon 636 and 660, and the mid-range is getting two new additions in the 7xx series: the Snapdragon 730  [Read More…]

Which Xiaomi mid-range phone is right for you?

Xiaomi made a name for itself by introducing affordable flagships that break new ground for value. Here at Android Central we’ve used every phone Xiaomi has released over the last four years, and are here to help you choose the right device to suit your needs.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Revolutionary design

$ 520 at Amazon

Pros Innovative slider mechanism Ceramic chassis Robust internals 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel front cameras Cons Heavy Not water resistant

We’ve  [Read More…]

Polk MagniFi MAX SR review: A mid-range home theater system with a punch

A good and complete package for $ 600.

I finally bought my first 4K TV in 2017, and for well over a year, used it on its own with the built-in speakers. I thought it was fine because that’s how I’ve always used TVs growing up, but last year, I decided to go all out and buy a soundbar to go along with it.

Ever since then, my life hasn’t been the same. Going 20 some years  [Read More…]

Nokia is taking over the mid-range market and I’m good with that

I’m happy to drool over a delicious new flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S10 — I have so many cases lined up to test with mine when it arrives this week — but when I was watching the livestreams and the hype from Mobile World Congress last month, what caught my eye wasn’t the folding screens or the in-screen fingerprint sensors. What caught my eye was Nokia, continuing to save the budget market and offer some of the  [Read More…]

LG intros mid-range K40, K50, and Q60 ahead of MWC

LG on Wednesday announced a trio of new phones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress. The threesome, the K40, K50, and Q60, are mid-range models that share a few common traits but have just enough different between them to merit separate models.

As LG puts it, these are consumer-friendly smartphones that feature great camera performance and have solid battery life. Moreover, they come with AI-powered functionality in the form of a dedicated Google Assistant button and AI CAM automatic  [Read More…]

Samsung announces new midrange Galaxy Tab S5e tablet for $399

Samsung continues to show they haven’t given up on the tablet market with the announcement of their new midrange Galaxy Tab S5e tablet. The new 10.5-inch tablet shares a striking resemblance to the 2018 iPad Pro but without the high price tag coming in at only $ 399.

With a starting price of only $ 399 the Galaxy Tab S5e is clearly aimed at the midrange tablet market. It even shares a similar naming scheme with the Samsung Galaxy S10e  [Read More…]

MediaTek’s new mid-range Helio P90 chip puts a focus on AI

Low-cost chipmaker, MediaTek today unveiled the Helio P90 platform, which according to the company can rival most premium chips out there.

Mind you, this is not a 5G-capable chip, but still, one that brings plenty to the table, as we will see in what follows.

MediaTek new processor is an octa-core affair that comes equipped with two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2.2GHz for tasks requiring power and six Cortex-A55 efficient cores running at 2GHz. MediaTek relies on its new CorePilot  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 brings lag-free gaming to mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest mid-range platform is aimed squarely at gamers.

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 in recent months, and the vendor is now launching the Snapdragon 675. The latest mid-range chipset shares a lot of the same hardware as the Snapdragon 670, but Qualcomm says it optimized the platform to facilitate smoother game play, prioritized connectivity, improved AI capabilities, better throughput and latency, all the while eliminating stutter by up to 90%.

Qualcomm is  [Read More…]