Red Magic 3
The red magic 3 joins a growing contingent of smartphones designed specifically for gaming rivaling the likes of the Black Shark to Asus ROG Phone and Razor phone 2. This handset has plenty of specs with Snapdragon 855 processor up to 12 GB of RAM and an Adreno of 640 GPU. Creator Nubia has included an extra feature to blow its competitors away fitting a turbofan for active cooling throw in an enormous battery built in compactive shoulder triggers and RGB light strip and a fiercely competitive price.
You’ve got one of the best gaming smartphones currently available a 6.65 inch display. The Red Magic 3 is a hefty piece of kit but it also provides a lovely widescreen visual feast a 90 Hertz refresh rate ensures a super smooth visual performance for fast paced games.
This puts the red magic 3 ahead of the pact when it comes to competitors such as the Black Shark – which can only muster 60 Hertz but can’t quite match up to the 120 Hertz panels utilized by both the razor phone – and a Zeus rog phone – ultra powerful components make the Red Magic 3 easily one of the most powerful Android phones available and it’s our pick for the best mid-range phone for gaming.
Samsung Galaxy A51
The Samsung Galaxy 851 has a sleek eye-catching design that catches the light for a premium-looking finish along with handy extras like a headphone jack and a micro SD card slot but it offers far more than just that. The 6.5-inch OLED screen is a joy to use for watching your favorite videos with a sharp resolution and great colors and contrast.
It’s four lens camera offers great versatility at this price with the option to use wide-angle ultra-wide and telephoto lenses for smart sharp shots. On the other hand, the battery was a little underwhelming despite its promising 4000 mAh capacity in our benchmark tests the processor didn’t exactly hold its own in comparison to rivals.
Google Pixel 3a
The Google pixel 3a is comfortably one of the best phones. You can buy for $399, there’s much to like about it on all Fry’s the highlight is the camera and while you’ll find phones with more megapixels out there. Unless you pay a lot more you won’t get snaps this good like the much pricier pixel 3. The Google Pixel 3a packs a 12-megapixel F 1.8 camera with a load of Google’s excellent AI software on board.
The pixel 3/8 screen is superb – it’s an OLED panel with punchy colors excellent viewing angles and no notch to speak of there are compromises in some areas however there’s no IP rating or wireless charging. The mid-range snapdragon 670 chipset is merely okay and a body is made of plastic if you want every speck and feature going you’ll probably want to look elsewhere to the Xiaomi me 9 for example.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a mid-range phone with some high-end device design trades it packs 5 cameras amine 108-megapixel sensor and a generously sized battery that lasts pretty well. In some areas Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is made to the same standard as a phone costing twice as much its sides are metal and both the front and rear of the device are substantial curved pieces of glass.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 6.47-inch screen an OLED panel with a 2345×1080 pixel resolution excellent for the money. This isn’t the most polished smartphone on the market the camera is slow it isn’t the most attractive phone despite all that curved glass and fingerprint scanner performance is poor however you do get plenty of hardware for your money and despite its flaws, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers good value.
OnePlus 8 has traditionally produced real winners at this price point and this year’s model is no exception bringing 5G for a reasonable price along with a top-class processor ensures that this is one of the best mid-range choices for those seeking a powerhouse performance for less in terms of sheer power. This will hold its own even among Android flagships and the 5G capacity gives it some future-proofing.
On top of that, it’s got a great screen that boasts vibrant colors perfect contrast and sharp resolution with a 90 Hertz refresh rate that makes scrolling extra smooth and is a rare feature for the price. However, the camera isn’t that great and there’s no optical zoom for sharp close-up shots what’s more while the premium models in the series finally got upgraded to have wireless charging and an IP rating the OnePlus 8 still has to go without.