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5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022

If you are looking to spend less than $500 for a device, here are the top 5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022. Some features people consider when shopping for a new smartphone are its camera, battery capacity, processor, design, and most importantly price. For this article, we have brought together the top 5 best smartphones you can get at a price below $500.

Top 5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022

We are gradually approaching the end of 2022 and most manufacturers have rolled out their devices for the year. All smartphones on this list became official at various times this year and come with varying specifications and selling points. Here are the top 5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022.

Google Pixel 6a

5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022; Google Pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6a

Over the years, Google’s Pixel A-series have brought forth some real budget-level devices. This year, Google put out the Pixel 6a to carry on the company’s dedication to the budget smartphone market. Unlike the other A-series devices before it, this model makes use of the Google Tensor processor, supported by 6GB worth of memory.

Other specifications of this device include a 6.1-inch OLED HDR screen display with up to 60Hz refresh rate. For its camera, this device uses a dual rear camera setup housing a 12.2MP wide lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera that delivers flagship-level images. The battery capacity on the Google Pixel 6a is, 4410mAh and supports just 18W fast charging. The retail price for this device is $449.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

This device is the perfect choice for those looking out to get an impressive yet affordable Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Its specifications include a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. As we already know, Samsung has some of the best displays on any smartphone. The processor on board this device is the Exynos 1280 SoC, bringing up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

In writing, the camera features of the Galaxy A53 5G outshine the Pixel 6a by over a mile. On its rear, the Galaxy A53 5G packs a quad camera setup with a 64MP wide camera, a 12MP ultrawide, and two 5MP supporting lenses. For its selfie shooter, this device packs a 32MP lens that sits in a centre camera cutout on the Super AMOLED screen. Battery life here is great as the device uses a 5000mAh capacity supporting 22W fast charging. All of this and even more goes for an asking price of $449.99.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+

This device just became official with a new processor and an impressive main camera sensor. Launching with the new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and over 12GB worth of RAM, this device means business. The screen size on this device is 6.67-inch and uses an OLED HDR10+ display panel which supports a 120Hz refresh rate.

There are three rear cameras on this device consisting of a 200MP wide camera, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera in the centre screen cutout for taking crisp selfies. For power, the device uses a 5000mAh battery which supports 120W fast charging. The retail price of this device is $339.

iQOO Neo 7

5 best mid-range smartphones of 2022; iQOO Neo 7
iQOO Neo 7

This device comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC which is by far the best processor on this list. The smartphone pairs this flagship processor with up to 12GB worth of RAM for maximum performance. It has a 6.78-inch screen size using an AMOLED panel and supports a 120Hz of refresh rate.

For its camera abilities, the iQOO Neo 7 has a triple rear setup with a 50MP wide lens, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. On the screen sits a 16MP front-facing camera lens for taking selfie photos and videos. The battery capacity on this device is, 5000mAh, and it uses 120W fast charging technology. For the iQOO Neo 7, its retail price sits at $456.

Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing Phone (1)

The Nothing Phone (1) is an experimental, stylish, and unique device, but it doesn’t drop off on performance. This device is the first smartphone from Carl Pei’s Nothing brand, and it made waves on the internet. Truthfully, its unique design was one factor that put it on the lips of so many people, but, when it comes to performance, this device packs a punch.

Starting with its screen size, this device comes with a 6.55-inch OLED panel supporting a 120Hz refresh rate. For its processor, this device uses the Snapdragon 778G+ SoC with up to 12GB worth of RAM. It also comes with a 50MP dual rear camera and a 16MP front-facing camera. The battery capacity of the Nothing Phone (1) is, 4500mAh with 33W fast charging capability. The retail price of this device is $498.

All devices on this list support 5G connectivity and were all launched at various times within the year. Of all five, Nothing stands out as being the most fanciful device thanks to its glyph interface. Each device flaunts a feature that makes it stand out from the rest, such as camera abilities, performance, design, and so on. As the next era of smartphones prepares to launch, we are bracing up to welcome a new set of mid-range devices with new and improved features.

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