A thought occurred to me as I was reviewing the Galaxy Note 8 last year, and then it popped up again when I took a look at the iPhone X. A lot of people think you need to pay 900 to a thousand dollars for a good smartphone these days. And you know what? You don’t.
For the past few weeks I've been using the Honor 7X, HTC U11 Life, and Motorola Moto X4, three midrange smartphones that bring a slew of special features not seen before in this price bracket – which runs from $200 to $400 unlocked. That's not the most affordable collection of smartphones can get, nor is this roundup at all exclusive – but at the top of 2018, I believe it to be the sweet spot between frugality and a solid Android experience. Join me for The Best Midrange Smartphones at the top of 2018!
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MrMobile's Best Midrange Smartphones 2018 Roundup was produced following several weeks with an Honor 7X, HTC U11 Life and Moto X4 provided by Honor, HTC and Motorola (respectively). The devices all received software updates during the review process, and were used on T-Mobile, AT&T and Project Fi.
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[Honor 7X] - No NFC, Forgettable Hardware Design, Micro USB port?!?! What did you expect for that $199 price point?!?! This is MY NEXT SMARTPHONE, now that it's coming Amazon.....IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!!
i own the moto x4, and i can say its an amazing phone!!!! the camera is a weak point point but i found the google camera(pixel 2) works amazing and is 10x better than the stock one!!!! only downfall is its really slippery and maybe the lack of updates! overall great phone!!! BTW bought mine in Vegas for about $320 brand new and unlocked!!!
well,if xiaomi can sell in the us without all the patent issues preventing them,this list would look very different.
PS:the best selling mid range phone in 2017 is a xiaomi phone named Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon /4X
If you're talking about less than $400 mid range phone none of them are good phones. One Plus 5 and Xiaomi Mix 2 are better in everything.
Now if you're talking about $200 mid range phone then Honor 7x is the best
Love your video, but hey ZFORCE 2 375.00 BETTER THEN ALL THOSE PHONES. you can pay full price on Tmobile unlock it and use it on all carriers, except Verizon or Sprint. [ it has 8.0 OREO] I will say my favorite PERIOD is the HTC U11 but alas i left Sprint because the service is crap as is the coverage. I got the Zforce2 for 15.00 dollars a mo no money down. ..on Tmobile. Just put a Zagg screen protector on it. 25.00 and JBL speaker mod 49.99 so total investment is 450.00 and you have a cheaper copy of the HTC U11.
You could also buy some 2-3 year old flagships. I got a Note 5 $250 certified refurbished, with the Nougat updates and with some tweaks runs buttery smooth and the battery lasts. I'm a minimalist when it comes to apps, though.
Hey mr mobile :) i'm a young (15) tech enthosiast and fandroid! I would love to review tech like you... But how to get started? All i have is a oneplus 5... I'm not asking for money or free phones... Just advice, if i even should start a channel at all?
It should say "The Best Midrange Smartphones ". In Early 2018 many midrangers will have their debut and I'm talking about January. We already have new Samsung A8 (2018) and Sony XA2. Both look very promising.
I know the phones you chose were specifically of early 2018 but you should've atleast given an honorable mention to the Oneplus 3 or 3T. Great price and lower than the moto x4 while being better in almost every aspect
Thanks for addressing the special Moto X phones of yesterday and how the new X4 doesn't live up to the precedent they set. Coming from another admitted Moto fan, I still fantasize about what such a phone would be like.
Is there really a market for a mid range ? Because let's face it .none of the above devices stack up to the flagships of last year or the year before.
I mean you talk about £400 for a moto X 4 ...is that any better than a s7 edge ? Or LG g6 which new are both sub 350?
I might get the Z2 Play. Not as good looking as X4, but supports Moto Mods which has to be one of the best features on a phone. I don't want a glass sandwich phone again, since i just broke my S8 with a small drop on wooden floor when getting out of the bed
I traded in my LG V20 for a moto x4. I'm overall happy about it. I like the smaller form factor and the phone looks much better. The camera on the moto x4 was better than I expected. The battery life has been really great. No charging during the day anymore like I had to with my V20. But the real seller for me on the moto x4 over other unlocked phones was the fact that it works on Verizon. HD voice and all.
What is Mr. Mobile's thought on Sony XZ premium for 500? I got it at that price and think for that was a good price point for a good time. Not sure how many years it can buy though. Thought about Galaxy S8+ but the customer service is terrible on most things and people had many issues. Sony had Oreo out of box and I can live with a design others hate and no fingerprint scanner.
dear michael , i am ur follower since you were in pocketnow, just want to say one thing. normally all of you top youtubers ignore budget and mid range phones all the year which in result grab us to some other channels normally indian channels which review these phones regularly. so kindly in 2018 consider budget phones for your review as most of us cannot afford high end phones and we wait for the best budget phone all the year.....and we want the review from you, as you are different from others.... regards.