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Moto X Style to Meizu MX5: Top mid-range phones this Diwali

Moto X Style or OnePlus 2 or Meizu MX5 or should you get Android Marshmallow running Nexus 5X? We list out the top mid-range phones worth considering this Diwali

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: November 10, 2015 1:27:48 pm
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The mid-range smartphone market in India has a number of solid options to choose from. There’s Motorola with its new Moto X Style and Play range, the pure Android Nexus 5X and the OnePlus 2.

We are looking at phones priced under Rs 40,000 in this list. The options include Moto X Style, Gionee’s 6-inch phablet Elife E8, OnePlus 2, Moto X Play and Google’s Nexus 5X. Below is the list based on price and where each phone stands.

So how do these phones stack up on specs and features?

Moto X Style

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In our review, we saw that Moto X Style has a lot to offer for its price. It is basically playing the OnePlus style game in the Samsung Galaxy territory. The large 5.7-inch WQHD display, 21MP sensor and dual front stereo speakers make it a worthy buy given its Rs 29,999 price.

The Moto X Style has one of the best cameras among Android smartphones right, which clicks pictures with crisp details. Moto X Style is powered by an hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor which makes multi-tasking and gaming a joy on this smartphone. Motorola has also added 4K video shooting to its camera options and it doesn’t heat up like other flagship smartphones. Read our review here.

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Nexus 5X

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Nexus 5 will go down the books as the most liked Nexus smartphone of all time and Google turned to LG this year again to rework the magic. Nexus 5X is a spiritual successor to Nexus 5 and it shows the moment you see the device. It has those edges and similar plastic design.

Nexus 5X comes with improved specs like 5.2-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip. The biggest improvement is the 12.3-megapixel rear camera. Nexus 5X’s camera is really good and it won’t disappoint even at full zoom.

If pure Android experience is all that you want, Nexus 5X is an apt choice in this price range but you will need to get that 32GB storage model for storing all those beautiful pictures and 4K videos. Read our review here.

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OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2 still sets the benchmark high for building a flagship smartphone but at lower costs than the competition. The OnePlus 2 was called the ‘2016 flagship killer,’ a hype that it has found tough to live up to.

OnePlus 2 has great camera and its build quality is definitely the finest you can in this price segment. But in our month-long review, we noted some performance and battery issues with the device.  Read our review here.

Watch our video review of OnePlus 2 below:

 

Moto X Play

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Motorola’s Moto X Play is a combination of decent design, great camera, beautiful display and a battery that will force you to use it more.

In our review, we have called Moto X Play as a killer smartphone for under Rs 20,000. The fact that Moto X Play supports microSD card support, even buying the 16GB variant is not a bad deal. With Flipkart offering great discounts on Motorola smartphones, Moto X Play is a great buy for those looking at buying a 5.5-inch Android smartphone under Rs 20,000. Read our full review here.

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Gionee Elife E8

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Gionee Elife E8 is the largest smartphone in this price range. It has a gigantic 6-inch display which is one of the best among the pack. Gionee Elife E8 offers nice viewing angles and decent visibility under direct sunlight.

The star feature of Elife E8 is its camera. The 24MP rear camera is fast and the colour reproduction is pretty accurate. It also features lossless zoom option. Read our review here.

Meizu MX5

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For all those geeks out there, Meizu MX5 is a smartphone built and designed for you. The Meizu MX5 packs a great camera and super-fast performance.

Meizu MX5 sure looks like an iPhone but it is a beast when it comes to performance benchmarks. This phone has been made to take on load and you will love multi-tasking or playing games on it.

Read our review here.

Watch our video review of Meizu MX5 below:

Apple iPhone 5s

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Its definitely two years old but it is still the best option for those looking at buying a smartphone that fits nicely in their hand.  Apple iPhone 5s has undoubtedly one of the best smartphone cameras and while it may lack 4K recording, don’t let this be a deal breaker.

Get iPhone 5s if you love Apple’s closed ecosystem in a compact package. Read our review here.

Lenovo Vibe P1

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Just days ahead of Diwali, Lenovo announced two new smartphones for the Indian consumers. The Vibe P1 is the latest addition to the smartphone line-up. Lenovo Vibe P1 is for those looking at going days without charging their smartphones.

The Vibe P1 features a 5000mAh battery that has a standby time of up to 648 hours. It features a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.

Stay tuned for our review of Lenovo Vibe P1.

Oppo R7 Lite

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The Oppo R7 Lite offers premium build and great performance. We called the R7 Lite’s Color OS interface as user-friendly and is easy to get things started on this one. The battery life is the strongest point of this smartphone. The only disappointment being the lack of full HD panel.

Read our review here.

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Vivo X5 Pro

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In our review, we called Vivo X5 to be robust and a phone that has been built to last. The full HD display works well even in bright sunlight.

The best thing about Vivo X5 Pro is its camera. It is one of the fastest in the range and offers great clarity with pictures. The Vivo X5 Pro offers decent battery battery life. Read full review here.

Watch our video of Vivo X5 Pro below:

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