10 Midrange Smartphones That Are Currently Worth Getting In 2023

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1. Realme 9 Pro Plus | RM1,259 - RM1,649


The Realme 9 Pro+ is an exceptional mid-range smartphone in the RM1,000 range because it packs a lot of useful features such as an 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Additionally, it also packs a 90Hz AMOLED display and a 50-megapixel main camera.

It also has a 4,500mAh battery and 60W fast charging. According to testing done by ZDNET, the charger took the battery from 22% to 60% in 15 minutes, and up to 92% after a further 15 minutes.

You can buy it on Shopee and Lazada.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro | RM1,039 - RM1,398

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A budget phone that doesn't compromise on good display and exceptional battery life. The Redmi Note 11 Pro is one to look out for if you're looking for a cheap yet quality smartphone! 

It's also aesthetically pleasing with a combo of glass and plastic finish, matte back, and a popping AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate. 

You can buy it on Shopee and Lazada.

3. VIVO T1 5G | RM1,219

Thanks to its angular design, a 120Hz IPS display, and smooth performance with 5G capacity, the VIVO T1 5G checks all the boxes for a good midrange-tier smartphone.

Additionally, Tech Advisor reported that it manages seven hours of screen time on a single charge.

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

4. iPhone SE (3rd Generation) | RM2,099 - RM2,799

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The iPhone SE delivers Apple's world-class smartphone performance through a smaller package, and a lighter price tag too! The third gen of the iPhone SE packs an A15 Bionic processor that you'd find in the iPhone 13, along with 5G capability.

It also comes with all the exclusive features you'd find in an iPhone. However, one drawback you'd expect is that it is relatively small, and only packs a 4.7 inch display with huge bezels.

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

5. Google Pixel 6A | RM1,519

The Google Pixel 6A is the cheaper option to the mainline Google Pixel series smartphones. It boasts a unique design, great value-for-money, and a clean stock Android experience. 

It also packs a big 60Hz 6.1-inch OLED screen and fast charging. Opt for this phone if you want the 'Google experience' without having to take too much out of your pocket! 

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

6. OnePlus Nord 2T | RM1,899


The OnePlus Nord 2T is the successor to OnePlus Nord 2 and packs a lot of exciting upgrades such as a glass back design, a distinctive camera module, a 90Hz 1080p AMOLED display, 80W fast-charging and rapid fast performance.

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

7. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G | RM1,599

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Yet another mid-range smartphone with 5G capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a solid smartphone with an extensive range of useful features such as a smooth 120Hz Super AMOLED screen, a 64MP main camera, and dual speakers that give out sounds imbued with clarity.

It also has a large 5,000mAh battery that can last the whole day.

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

8. Nokia G50 | RM1,200

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Nokia once dominated in phone stores in the early 2000s, but it may not be as popular today. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't mean they should be overlooked!

The Nokia G50 is an affordable mid-range smartphone option with 5G capability and exceptional battery life. According to TechRadar, it can last up to two whole days worth of usage under a single charge. The smartphone comes in a metal frame and features a smooth-touch plastic cover.

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

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The POCO F4 is a good all-rounder mid-range smartphone with a sleek design, 120Hz refresh rate, stereo speakers, 4K and 60fps video record capability, and 67W fast-charging. 

It also benefits from water resistance and smooth performance for gaming too. 

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

10. ASUS ROG 5S | RM2,299

Developed specifically as a gaming phone, the ASUS ROG phone 5S is relatively dated by now, but it still packs a lot of relevant features! 

Boasting a full HD 144Hz display, 6,000mAh battery with 65W ROG HyperCharge, and up to 16GB RAM, this phone has doesn't lag behind in performance, display quality, or design. 

You can get it on Shopee and Lazada.

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