Tag Archive: midrange


Going ‘mid-range’ with the Pixel 5 may be Google’s best idea yet

Pixels have never been about chasing specs — but Google may actually be able to compete on price now.

It’s no secret among tech followers that Google’s Pixel line doesn’t sell anywhere near the numbers that the big-name competition does. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are the only exception, and even still, the “high” sales are only relative to their underperforming siblings. As a constant observer of phones in the wild, when I see a Pixel  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 5 once again rumored to feature a mid-range Snapdragon 765 SoC

The Pixel 5 could be Google’s first ‘premium’ mid-range smartphone.

What you need to know Google may not release a Pixel phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset this year. Instead of the flagship Snapdragon chipset, the Pixel 5 might feature the mid-range Snapdragon 765. The Pixel 5 is expected to launch this Fall with a starting price of $ 699.

In March this year, a teardown of the Google Camera app had suggested the Pixel 5 may  [Read More…]

Software updates are what set the iPhone SE apart from mid-range Androids

In the case of the iPhone SE, it’s what’s inside that counts.

Ever since Apple announced the much-anticipated second coming of the iPhone SE, tech reviewers on both sides of the iOS vs. Android camp have been dumbfounded by just what a great value the smartphone seems to be. And while it is an impressive specimen in terms of fit, finish, and features, the hardware and appearance of the device are not what make it truly special.  [Read More…]

Dropped to $600, the Pixel 4 XL is now a compelling mid-range phone

With an official price cut, we should adjust how we assess the Pixel’s value.

Google cut the prices of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL on the Google Store by $ 300 each this week, down to $ 500 and $ 600; and Amazon’s price dropped to match. Short-term sales and certain retailers had dropped the Pixels down to these prices before, but with Google setting its own store prices there, it shows this is the new  [Read More…]

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite goes official with S Pen support, mid-range specs

The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled variants.

What you need to know The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now official. It features a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ resolution display and comes with an S Pen. The tablet’s availability date and pricing have not been revealed yet.

Samsung has quietly expanded its Android tablet lineup with the launch of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is similar in terms of design to Samsung’s  [Read More…]

The Moto G7 is still one of the best mid-range Android phones in 2020

Best answer: Yes, you should still buy the Moto G7 in 2020. While Motorola has announced two new Moto G models for this year (the G Stylus and G Power), the G7 continues to offer a great user experience and still holds up as one of the better mid-range phones you can buy right now.

Still great: Moto G7 ($ 300 at Amazon) The Moto G7 stands the test of time as a great mid-ranger

Having been  [Read More…]

Mid-range Motorola Edge leaks out with ‘waterfall’ display, Snapdragon 765

The phone will also include a 3.5mm headphone jack.

What you need to know Motorola is reportedly working on an upper mid-range phone featuring a curved “waterfall” display. The phone is tipped to be called the Motorola Edge and will have a Snapdragon 765 chipset under the hood. It is expected to be launched sometime later this year, possibly alongside the flagship Edge+.

Earlier this month, we got our first look at Motorola’s upcoming flagship smartphone, called  [Read More…]

The Pixel 5 may have a midrange Snapdragon 765G instead of a Snapdragon 865

The revelations come from a teardown of the Camera app.

What you need to know Google may not launch a flagship phone later this year. Instead, the Pixel 5 series may have a Snapdragon 765G powering them. It’s unclear what the pricing of the new phones will be if this comes to pass, or what the fate of the Pixel Xa series will be.

According to a teardown of the Google Camera app on a pre-release version  [Read More…]

Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A51 launches in India for ₹23,999 ($337)

The mid-range phone will be available in four color options – Prism Black, Prism White, Blue, and Pink.

What you need to know Samsung today launched its mid-range Galaxy A51 in the Indian market. The smartphone has been priced at ₹23,999 ($ 337) in the country for the 6GB RAM variant. It will be available via both online and offline stores across India from January 31.

Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A51, which made its debut in Vietnam last  [Read More…]

Google may be working on as many as three mid-range Pixel 4s, one with 5G

While we thought we’d get just the Pixel 4a in 2020 (with no XL variant), Google may be looking to drown us in a sea of mid-range Pixel phones instead. That’s just as well, given the company’s penchant for using fish names to describe its phones internally. And also because those fishy code names are behind these latest musings about Google’s plans for Pixel this year by XDA Developers.

Buried within the open-source code for Android — called  [Read More…]