In the last decade, smartphone manufacturers have come up with great flagship devices year after year, but this year all the rage is about the mid-range segment. 

With the global crisis over our heads, we have come halfway through 2020 and not even realized it. Our favorite smartphone manufacturers, however, are as hard at work as ever.

We know that there is always something to be excited about whenever a major player comes up with a flagship product, but things are different this year. The midrange phones have created an equal buzz this year in the phone markets. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For those of you wondering, the mid-range segment refers to the smartphones priced around three to six hundred dollars.

Since this is not a universal definition, some might argue it to be a hundred dollars left or right, but it's more or less in that neighborhood. And this is not a new segment by any means since it has been around for quite some time now. 

But what has turned everyone's heads this year is the war of the giants such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and now even Oneplus in the sub $400 category. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Apple is one of the biggest head-turners this year because of its iPhone SE 2020—a phone with average hardware build, except for the industry-leading A13 bionic 7nm chipset from its elder brother, the iPhone 11 pro. 

Oneplus has also followed suit with its long-awaited mid-range champion, One Plus Nord, which is an allrounder with great balance but nothing exceptional. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Similarly, Google has had also enjoyed its fair share of the mid-range spotlight with its Google Pixel 4a, which is a camera king in the price segment. The company announced the phone one day before the Oneplus Nord started shipping.

But the list doesn't end here. With Samsung Galaxy A51, Xiaomi's POCO F2 pro, and a bunch of other offerings from Vivo, Oppo, LG, Motorola, and so on, the midrange segment is currently a warzone.

Stand Out Features of the Mid-range Phones

 This year's mid-range phones could be taken as awesome devices on their own. They aren't just watered down flagships. And I think that this is the best thing that has happened in the mobile space right now.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You see, now people can prioritize what they want and bank on it instead of burning a hole in their pockets every time a new flagship comes out.

Don't worry. I'll do the math for you. The iPhone SE has a great processor and costs $399.The Pixel 4a has a great camera and costs $349. The Nord has a great screen and costs $450. Add that up, and it's still less than the $1449, you would spend on the best from Apple or the $1400 you would spend for the S20 Ultra.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I am not even touching the tonnes of other great offerings out there, but the point that I am trying to make is that you don't have to go all-in and buy a $1000 flagship because the midrange phones are catching up. Because for most people, they will not feel the difference in everyday use.

We have come a long way since the first iPhone back in 2007. Now, smartphones have become so powerful that most people can't fully utilize the awesome power that the flagships offer.