5 Best Mid-range Android Smartphones Available in 2014

The world of Android smart phones is getting bigger and better with every passing day. All the companies are now launching their phones on regular basis. Now they are even making mid-range smart phones and these are for the people who cannot afford the premium smart phones but want to enjoy the android operating system and all the android applications. There are several such android smart phones launched and to be launched by the companies for the ease of the people. But because the number of available mid-range Android smartphones is high, you may not be able to decide between those devices or even you might have missed some of the great mid-range smartphones while choosing from the list.

So, in this article we’ve clubbed five best mid-range Android smartphones and also provided their features & design related parameters etc so that you can easily decide according your needs. Here we go now!

1. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Samsung is all set to launch its another model in the Grand series named as Galaxy Grand 2. It is a mid-range smart phone and has all the features that make it the best buy. The phone is expected to release in January 2014. It is a much slimmer phone compared to the previous Galaxy Grand model and has all the bugs fixed in this model. It is a 5.25 inches smart phone with the display of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display is definitely amazing and detailed. The phone features a Android 4.3 Jelly bean operating system with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. Other features of this phone include:

  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and 1.9 MP secondary camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Image stabilization
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensors

2. Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung Galaxy S4 is indeed a great phone by the company and definitely the best in the smartphones up till now. However, the Galaxy S4 mini version is exactly the same phone with a lesser price and a reduced size. It is a great phone for the ones who want to have the feel of Samsung Galaxy S4. This phone features 4.3 inches screen with a display resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean out of the box that is upgradable to Android 4.3. It has a Dual-core 1.7 GHz processor that speeds up the phone like anything. Other features of the phone include:

  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and 1.9 MP secondary camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • Geo tagging, Face detection, HDR
  • Gyro, Proximity, Accelerometer and compass sensors

3. Xperia C

Xperia C Recently Sony has launched few mid-range Android smartphones and one of them is Xperia C. It is a great phone with great Sony features in less price. It is a slim and a sleek phone with a screen of 5 inches and a display resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and also has a multi-touch feature. It runs on Android 4.2.2 and a MediaTek 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor.Wait! Here is the catch. If you’re a hardcore and geeky Android user who like to perform unofficial stuffs like rooting, installing custom recoveries & ROMs then I would suggest you to drop this option from your wishlist because- Sony locks the bootloader of every Xperia Smartphone which is generally unlockable but in case of Xperia C, they’ve used a MediaTek chipset which is incompatible for unlocking the bootloader and therefore, you’ll not be able to perform any unofficial things.

Coming back to the specifications, it’s a dual SIM phone with micro SIM feature. Sony has provided a TFT capacitive touch screen that enables up to 4 touches simultaneously. Some other features of the phone include:

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • External SD card support up to 32GB
  • 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and VGA secondary camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • Touch focus, Geo-tagging and smile detection


4. Micromax Canvas Turbo

Micromax Canvas Turbo Micromax is an India based phone manufacturer and has been making mid-range android smart phones since quite a while. One of the recently launched mid-range smartphone by this company is Canvas Turbo. It is a 5 inches phone with the display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone does not have an external memory support and instead has an internal memory of 16 GB. It runs on the android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a MediaTek 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor allowing the phone to run heavy apps easily. Other high end features include:

  • 2 GB RAM
  • 13 MP primary camera with 5 MP secondary camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • Dual SIM

5. Sony Xperia L

Sony Xperia L Another android mid-range phone launched by Sony is Xperia L. It’s a 4.3 inches smartphone having a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jellybean that is upgradable to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It has 1 GHz Dual Core processor which is sufficient for running all the apps without a lag. It comes with Sony’s own Timescape UI therefore there is no question of ugly user interface as Timescape UI is just amazing and makes it easy for people to use. The phone also has a scratch resistant glass that gives it an added feature. Let’s go through some more features of this phone:

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera and VGA secondary camera
  • 720p video recording
  • Touch focus, HDR, image stabilization, smile detection

Conclusion:

These are some of the top android mid-range smart phones that are worth buying if you do not want to invest too much money in high end phones like Galaxy Note 3 or Xperia Z but still want to enjoy the features that these phones offer. All of the phones mentioned above have almost same features and are good with the price range they offer. But if you ask me then I’ll suggest you to go for Galaxy Grand 2 or Xperia L (or Xperia C if you don’t want to use the Android at its higher potential). If you have any other choice then obviously you should go with that. After all, choices vary from person to person.

If you think we missed any other mid-range smartphone with higher specifications & comparable price then don’t hesitate to tell us in the comment section below. Also, do share your thoughts with us on above mentioned mid-range smartphones.

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  1. Carey April 7, 2014

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