The new midrange: best Android phones with HD 720p displays

The fight in the mobile phone universe is now shifting midstream, after five years of flagship brawl running unabated. All players are suffering from a flagship fatigue and market saturation at the high-end, so they are reshifting positions for the exploding Android midrange opportunity...
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45 Comments

1. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Xperia zr having flagship specifications And taken under mid range segment??? How??

6. looniaz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

The title says: "best Android phones with HD 720p displays" Xperia Z is their flagship Did you read the whole article before commenting?

8. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

I am talking of zr

10. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

ZR doesn't have a 1080p screen. It is priced almost equal to S3 here in India.

14. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Yeah Just display resolution and display size is different Rest same as z as it has got removable battery,if i am not wrong

29. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

I think it is priced just above s3 but have double ram,water resistant,13mp camera and latest android in built as well as higher clocked cpu and also playstation certified

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

He said : "Xperia Zr having flagship specifications And taken under mid range segment??? How??" He means that Xperia ZR have flagship specifications, why it's taken under the mid range segment? Did you read his comment before replying?

12. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

And even it has got ip58 which is more superior than ip57 So zr is more than a mid ranger I believe so

24. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Qualcomm S4 Pro + 720p + Android 4.1 (so far). Sorry, but those add up to be a mid-range phone by most of today's standards, and if they don't they certainly will pretty soon when the S800s and Tegra 4s start coming out. Don't worry, mid-range phones are looking MUCH more appealing than mid-range phones of yesteryear. I'm still perfectly content with my Evo 4G LTE despite it fitting firmly into the mid-range category now.

36. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

look bro 720p DISPLAY qualcomm snapdragon s4 pro want to know high end? 1080p DISPLAY qualcomm snapdragon 600 or even 800 GOT IT?

17. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

his reply is fine. z is their flagship. if it were me i'd take the zr as a mid-to-high ranger, still lower than z. xperia sp should have represented sony in this list though

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Agreed.

2. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

OK! You call Nexus 4 a midranger?! Just for a 720p Display?! it has better specifications than Xperia Z

4. lee480 unregistered

Lol Xperia Zhave more superior specs. Try to research b4 posting crap.

5. looniaz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

"Good midrangers these days start you off with a 720p display, which means we'll have both H1 2013 entrants, and last year's flagships in the slideshow below" Nexus 4 is a last year's flagship...deal with it pal

20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Actually it's still their current flagship until a newer model comes out. Regardless of it being released last year, it's Google's newest and still packs a tremendous punch.

26. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Being a current flagship has no bearing on whether it's high-end or mid-range. It still packs a punch, but so do pretty much all flagships from 2012.

38. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

LMAO! So using your logic the Palm Pre is still a flagship.

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Rocking a GS3 I9300 running LiquidSmooth 2.8 based on 4.2.2. Feels significantly faster than any GS4 I've seen.

25. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

For now.

7. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

zr is best among them

9. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I think Xperia SP is also better than HTC One Mini and has better value for money.

13. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Xperia sp is lot more better than one mini With adreno 320 and krait 1.7 Which score near to xperia z in quadrant and 16500 in antutu

30. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

all mini's is a flop s3,s4 and one. they just overpriced.

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nexus 4 is the best midrange followed by one x+

16. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I disagree that the nexus 4 is a mid-range phone just because it does not have 1080p HD! it still has 2gb of ram still a very fast quad core processor plus will get the latest and greatest of android first!

19. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ascend P6 definitely takes his, premium build, very slim build, good battery life, easy UI and superb screen.

31. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

but not available everywhere

21. Adithya7184 unregistered

lol...GS3 is a mid-ranger....lol....rofl;-)

22. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Um... If not a mid-range device, then what is it?
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