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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I just need a phone that takes photos of checks and docs accurately. Is there a test for that for mid-range phones? I also want something that will work on both gsm & cdma . 5.5 screen. Fast processor, etc. Help.
I got an LG g6 for $230 which isnt much more than a honor 7x, i know it isnt the most high tech or eye catching device anymore but to me its beautiful amazing and very quick even in an older processor it runs like butter..
Sir please tell me ...... Devices sold in america , works in india ? India required VOLTE instead of LTE in usa !!.. So do they work in india i mean LTE phones work in india by suppourting VOLTE?? Please reply sir!!!!
@6:34 [watch on desk]. Which of those better reflects the colors of what you see with your eyes?
I do find that the HTC has sharper detail and better contrast on the watch face, but the wood is red and washed out - or is that just a shallower depth of field? The Honor 7x seems to suffer from reduced dynamic range, if I look at the watchband.
@6:37, not sure if you overlooked this, but the dynamic range of the X4 seems better on the right paneling, and the floor color is what I'm more used to seeing in these hardwood floors. Although I muse concede that there appear to be blown highlights from the X4 as compared to the 7X in the reflection on the ceiling and on the picture glass.
There is a new Chinese phone coming out this March. NUU G3, $200, even better camera than the Honor 7X,. and ..../drumroll/..... NFC chip onboard, and USB-C and fast charge, dual wifi (all what Honor 7X lacks).
I got the moto x4 and the screen didn't look as good as in the video plus the camera sucked so bad I almost got blind. Returned it. Cost me 30 dollars since it was opened. But worth it.... Good looking phone though.
I bought a ZTE Axon 7 for 220 bucks on Swappa with original box, perfect all around, not a scratch. Faster than my HTC 10 even when it was new. SD820, 64GB + MicroSD, 4GB Ram, 5.6" Amoled, loud front firing stereo speakers with bass, headphone jack with hi powered DAC, came with ear buds, a case, and even though it's used still has its original warranty for the next 14 months (came with a two year warranty new.) with accidental damage covered in the warranty. I'm in catharsis with this phone. It's a pleasure to own.
Honor 7x is half the price from the bunch...soooo, not really a competition...and still has the best camera, similar specs to the others.
Does the design really knocks it from the first place? You'll put a cover over it, anyway, on all phones.
Not an Honor user, but still...
I have the idol 4. It's a good cheap phone, full hd display, decent performances, correct pictures and amazing speaker made by jbl. The only thing that is not that great is the battery but for that price I can't complain right?
There are absolutely loads of phones that are great these days, the honor series are consistently good. Moto lenovo also make some decent 'budget' phones. doogee although a little more unheard of, make some good phones in the cheaper range of the market.
Hi. I'm surprised that you said that you don't review xioami phones because they don't sell in the us... I want to know if your reviews are done for the US market only Just so we know.
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