If you need 5G support and can't afford a flagship-class handset, Poco's budget offering is well worth considering.
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Nokia's XR20 should be able to take some punishment, and although the specification is unremarkable, you do get 5G, four years of security updates and virtually no software bloat.
The Moto G100 offers good performance and decent battery life, plus a dock and desktop-mode capability. It's an attractive package, but the mid-range 5G handset market is crowded.
Sony Xperia 10 III review: A solid mid-range 5G phone with a 21:9 screen and good battery life, but the price is high
Sony's wide-screen Xperia 10 III is a well-built and long-lasting 5G phone, but its 60Hz refresh rate, an unremarkable camera setup, and lack of fast charging out of the box do it no favours.
You can get better specifications and performance for the price, but the Fairphone 4 5G offers an unrivalled combination of ethical sourcing, modular repairability and long-term software support.
The Realme GT and Realme GT Master Edition are similar handsets. The Master Edition has a less powerful chipset and a smaller battery, but the selfie camera is better. Both offer good value for money.
If your budget is tight and you don't need 5G, the Realme 8i is definitely worth considering.
Realme's 8 Pro offers a 108MP main camera, good battery life, fast charging speed, a nice AMOLED screen and dual SIM support, all for under £300. You'll have to look elsewhere for 5G support though.
OnePlus Nord 2 review: An excellent mid-range 5G phone with impressive battery life and fast charging
With the Nord 2, OnePlus offers a well-chosen set of features at a good price, in a competitive sector of the smartphone market.
The Nokia X20 offers good battery life, dual SIM support, 5G and a no-frills Android 11 installation, with three years of security updates guaranteed. For all that, it doesn't really do enough to earn a top spot in the competitive mid-range 5G market.