UPDATING: The new LG Velvet smartphone has taken the top spot on our list of the best mid-range phones in Australia. Read more about this beautiful device at Page 2.
Premium phones have progressed at an accelerated pace in recent years, with many flagship handsets taking on features that wouldn’t look out of place in a science fiction novel.
Wireless power sharing, in-display fingerprint scanners, Encrypted Face ID functionality, advanced OLED displays, advanced multi-camera settings (some with as many as six sensors) and 5G networking are all undoubtedly impressive features, but they’ve helped too to drastically increase the cost of premium smartphones.
Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max is a powerful device and one of the best phones you can buy in 2020, but a top model costs AU $ 2,499. For many, phones in this price range will be unaffordable.
Fortunately, the rising cost of premium handsets has created a category that can now be considered the new ‘middle class’. Even well-known manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Google have started offering great phones with some flagship features at a much more reasonable price.
We’ve taken the liberty of putting together some great handsets that fit the new mid-range, which we think are anywhere from AU $ 600 to AU $ 1,050. These are the best mid-range phones in Australia for 2020.