It's been a year since AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 CPUs changed the desktop PC market, with best-in-class productivity and "good enough" gaming performance. More recently, we've seen those same Zen 2 cores start making their way into laptops, with some st…
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HTC isn’t totally out of the smartphone game, but it’s rare to see them do a whole lot anymore. Every once in awhile we get a new phone that’s designated for a very specific market or niche, and yeah, they don’t do very well, but we love to see our old best friend try. The […]
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Smartphone sales are, well, not great right now. Pretty much everyone is struggling in a market that’s shrinking fast and hard due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We’re not seeing quite as much excitement around phone launches these days, but Samsung’s trying to stay the course with a refreshed Galaxy A31 smartphone. It’s another mid-range […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung announces the Galaxy A31, sporting quad cameras in a mid-range package
When you think of smartphones that tote a stylus, it’s likely that you instantly think of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series that has dominated the segment with few alternatives other than the more affordable LG Stylus and the newly launched Note 10 Lite. In recent weeks we’ve seen rumors that Motorola is prepping a stylus-equipped handset […]
Come comment on this article: Leaked Moto G Stylus pics and specs reveal mid-range hardware and punch-hole design
While one well-known Chinese smartphone brand is experiencing difficulties in bringing new models to market in Europe another is quickly gaining momentum. As you might have guessed, I’m talking about the contrasting fortunes of Huawei and OPPO, the latter of which is building upon the reputation of its Reno series to become a household name […]
Come comment on this article: OPPO Reno 2Z Review: Flagship features and stylish design for a mid-range price
Their latest flagchip Kirin 990 (5G) launched mere months ago but Huawei’s Q3 2020 flagchip Kirin 1020, and its midrange and likely sooner brother Kirin 820, have dropped and feature great improvements. Huawei has a strong history in the semiconductor industry with their own long series of excellent ‘HiSilicon’ mobile chips which they have used […]
Come comment on this article: Early leaks of Huawei’s next flagship Kirin 1020 and midrange 820 chips are great
Qualcomm’s upper-midrange chips have offered excellent near-flagship performance for the last few years, now the upcoming Snapdragon 735 has leaked as essentially a more efficient 730. Qualcomm first diversified their mid-range chipset portfolio with the advent of the Snapdragon 710 in early 2018, offering performance on par with the prior year’s flagship Snapdragon 835 while […]
Come comment on this article: Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 735 chip leaked as a refreshed 730
We’ve recommended Samsung’s great mid-range offerings in the A30 and A50 before, but now they’re refreshing the two devices with some nice upgrades, and one major downgrade. Samsung defied expectations when they released a slew of new budget and mid-range devices at the start of 2019 that actually offered competitive value in stark contrast to […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung refreshes their mid-range with A50s and A30s and a major downgrade
MediaTek has announced to new processors in their Helio series of chips – the G90 and the G90T – that blur the line a bit between mid-range chips and flagship oriented processors. The highlight of the new chips for MediaTek is their new HyperEngine game technology which they hope will help attract consumers who enjoy […]
Come comment on this article: MediaTek G90 chips blur the line between mid-range and flagship with HyperEngine tech
Amid the backdrop of President Trump banning Huawei from trading with US companies, including Google, the Honor 20 series of smartphones launched at an event held in London on May 21st. It’s possibly the weirdest smartphone launch I’ve ever attended, with an atmosphere that was something akin to what I imagine it was like on […]
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No benchmark is a perfect representation of real-world performance, however Antutu’s fairly reliable new benchmarks of Huawei’s latest value silicon to be the new mid-range champion. For years Qualcomm and the Snapdragon 6XX and more recently 7XX have ruled the roost of the mid-range mobile chip market, with the best CPU performance and efficiency, and […]
Come comment on this article: Kirin 810 benchmarks make it the best mid-range chipset yet
Huawei is gearing up to launch their new budget Nova 5 to show off their far more interesting new Kirin 810 which looks to be an excellent new mid-range chipset. Huawei has been producing and exclusively using their own in-house HiSilicon Kirin mobile chips for a good while at this point, and while the flagship […]
Come comment on this article: Huawei launching great new midrange 7nm Kirin 810 chip in the Nova 5
Now that the $ 35,000 Model 3 is here, Tesla appears ready to streamline its options. The automaker has removed the Mid Range battery option from its Model 3 configuration tool, leaving a gap between the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus models…
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Samsung has announced their latest Exynos 7 series CPU, the Exynos 7904. It’s not a flagship-caliber chip, though, but instead aims at delivering a fast, efficient experience to mid-range phones, specifically at the Indian smartphone market. It brings more high-end features to cheaper phones and will help Samsung stay cost effective in an incredibly competitive […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung launches the Exynos 7904 for mid-range devices
When you look back at the flagship smartphones that launched during 2018, you’ll find that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor powered a big chunk of them, with a healthy smattering of Samsung’s Exynos 9810 and Huawei’s Kirin 970 and 980 chips also featuring prominently. One brand that isn’t generally associated with high-end specifications is MediaTek, a […]
Come comment on this article: MediaTek’s Helio P90 Octa-core processor brings premium AI features to the mid-range
HMD Global announced today the Nokia 7.1, their latest device for the mid-market. If you like a strong set of hardware in your smartphone, do not write-off the Nokia 7.1 because of that mid-market designation though. HMD Global is helping to push some higher end qualities down into this segment with the Nokia 7.1. As […]
Come comment on this article: HMD Global launches the Nokia 7.1 as a very strong mid-range smartphone
Sony has finally started to shift some of their phones’ design language, and while they still definitely feel Sony-esque, they’re starting to move forward in a meaningful way. This time we’re getting a glimpse at the Xperia XA3 that’s pushing that trend forward. The Xperia XA3 (and XA3 Ultra) will be mid-range options in Sony’s […]
Come comment on this article: Mid-range Sony Xperia XA3 breaks cover in latest leak
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor is the CPU of choice for most smartphone brands where flagships are concerned, as we’ve seen with the recent Galaxy S9, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and HTC U12+ launches. Mid-tier hands have been mostly using the Snapdragon 660 chip but we could soon see a bunch of mid-range flagships sporting […]
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We loved LG's G6 and its 18:9 aspect ratio FullVision screen, and now the company will offer that setup in several smaller, lower-priced phones. While the G6+ takes care of the high-end with more storage and premium sound, the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α a…
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Over the last couple of years, a massive number of consumers around the world have shifted their buying preferences for phones. It’s no longer guaranteed that the biggest and most expensive phones should be the only ones considered. That change in philosophy can be credited in large part to the Moto G line, which was […]
Come comment on this article: Moto G5 Plus review: Back to being the best mid-range phone
Lenovo is set to launch the Tab3 8 Plus, the latest in the company’s Tab3 line of tablets. Odds are the tablet will be only one of a few devices announced during February’s Mobile World Congress.
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HTC debuted two new handsets in its mid-range lineup this morning: the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle. Both are bound for European, Asian, and Middle East markets overseas.
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HTC is hard at work on a number of new midrange handsets, set to be called the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. According to Evan Blass, the Desire 10 Lifestyle will feature a quad-core processor, 13MP camera, and up to 3GB of RAM.
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Up until three years ago, the mid-range segment of the mobile industry was an afterthought for most companies and consumers. Motorola, who was owned by Google at the time, changed everything when it introduced the Moto G in November 2013. The company released a phone with a low price that carried a ton of value. […]
Come comment on this article: Moto G4 & Moto G4 Plus review: Far from mid-range bliss
Sony’s unveiled new, mid-range Xperia smartphones bound for developing markets later this year: the Xperia E5, XA Dual, and X Dual. They’re a bit pricey for what you get.
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BlackBerry’s chief executive John Chen hinted at more high-end and midrange smartphones coming in the near future, but a lot of the future mobile plans depends on the success of the Priv — the company’s first Android smartphone.
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UK startup Wileyfox has announced two new smartphones running the popular Cyanogen 12.1 ROM, named the Storm and Swift. Both will be available for under $ 350 and come with premium specifications.
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