Tag Archive: midranger


HTC’s new U12 Life mid-ranger looks pretty in a two-tone design

HTC is among the first Android phone makers to make an announcement at IFA this year. The Taiwanese brand just unveiled a new member of its flagship U12 family. It’s called the HTC U12 Life and it’s a middle-range device that positions itself below the top-of-the-line U12+, which launched a few months ago.

Despite not being a fully-fledged flagship, the HTC U12 Life does pack some great specs and features a premium design. The new handset uses a 6-inch FHD+  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5 review: A mostly marvelous mid-ranger

After a couple of phones in 2017, ASUS is properly back in contention in the British market with the ZenFone 5.

ASUS has been making phones for many a year now, but in the case of the British market, after the first generation, things just, well, stopped. It restarted in 2017, but as we hit summertime in 2018, finally, ASUS has a phone that hits the right spot at the right price.

The ZenFone 5 is on  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 mid-ranger with a full metal body and huge 5,300 mAh battery

Shortly after introducing the Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, the company returns with a worthy middle-range device – the often leaked Mi Max 2 phablet. The device arrives in this world with a big, spacious 6.2-inch display with unknown resolution, although knowing Xiaomi it’s probably a fullHD panel. The product features a full metal unibody improved […]

Nokia 6 vs Moto G5 Plus (Premium Mid-Ranger Smartphone Showdown)

MWC 2017 saw the launch of a lot of new, cutting-edge flagship phones like the LG G6 or the Huawei P10 Plus. However, some Android OEMs have chosen to focus on the middle range category – at least for the first part of 2017. Nokia and Motorola are two notable players that just released  mid-range […]

Motorola Moto M mid-ranger shows up in official images ahead of November 8 launch

There have been a lot of rumors floating around lately hinting towards the fact that Motorola’s next smartphone – the Moto M is bound for a November 8 release. The handset will be accompanied by another Android smartphone, the Lenovo P2. The Moto M has been quite present in leaks for the past few weeks,

Honor 5X versus OnePlus X: upstart mid-ranger head-to-head

Both Chinese companies offer great value, but also come up short in certain respects.

Honor finally has made its way to the U.S. with the recently announced (and available Jan. 31) Honor 5X, a solid $ 199 phone that shows us why people elsewhere around the world are excited by the devices sold under this Huawei sub-brand. But this inexpensive unlocked phone market is getting crowded, as evidenced by OnePlus getting into the game late last  [Read More…]

Oppo unveils the R7s, a premium midranger

Oppo is known to make some with stellar hardware, rivaling the build of the most premium smartphones on the market right now. What’s nice is that the manufacturer doesn’t exclude its mid-range offerings from that attention to detail.

The Oppo R7 was such a phone, introduced this past summer. In only a few months, Oppo thought a refresh was due. The company has announced the R7s.

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So what’s changed? While it  [Read More…]

Sony unveils Xperia C5 Ultra and ‘super mid-ranger’ Xperia M5

Sony has announced the Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra. Both mid-range smartphones were previously teased in a recent leak, but are now officially coming soon. The former packs a sizeable punch in a waterproof design, while the C5 Ultra has two 13-MP cameras and a near borderless 6-inch HD display.

HTC’s Desire 620 is a European mid-ranger for 2015

The new HTC Desire 620 is coming in early 2015 and is poised to be a successor to the Desire 610. The phone’s meant to carry on with the 610’s mission by providing an “an affordable smartphone that balances quality performance with stunning design.”

HTC Desire 820 is first Snapdragon 615-powered mid-ranger

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Today at IFA 2014 in Berlin, HTC has announced the latest addition to its mid-range Desire family, the Desire 820. Following on from the Desire 816, launched earlier in the year, the 820 maintains the same 5.5-inch display size and 720p resolution, while cranking the processor up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 — an octa-core chip with cores at 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz. On top of that there’s 2GB of RAM  [Read More…]