There are some missing features, but this is a premium smartphone that doesn't come with a four-figure price tag.
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Although the Poco F4 GT offers features aimed specifically at gamers, this should not put off potential buyers seeking a powerful, solidly built and relatively affordable phone.
The 6.28-inch Xiaomi 12 runs on a top-end chipset and offers decent cameras plus fast charging, but battery life is disappointing and there's no certification for dust/water resistance.
Poco X4 Pro 5G review: An affordable large-screen 5G phone with good battery life but average cameras
The Poco X4 Pro 5G enters a crowded mid-market space and needs to work hard to stand out. While it has a large, high-quality AMOLED screen, a big battery and 67W fast charging, there are some significant drawbacks.
The Realme GT Neo 2 offers some impressive specifications at a competitive price. While its main appeal may lie among gamers, this phone's good battery life, great AMOLED screen and high-quality speakers also make it suitable for more mainstream use cases.
It's nicely designed and built, well priced and very capable, but the OnePlus 10 Pro doesn't stand out from the affordable-flagship crowd as much as last year's model.
The Nord CE 2 is a decent smartphone with an attractive price tag, but there's plenty of competition in the mid-range sector -- not least from last year's now-discounted OnePlus Nord 2.
This flagship 5G handset offers an excellent specification at a decent starting price, but 120W fast charging may not compensate for battery life that could struggle to get you through the day.
If your budget is tight and you don't need 5G, the Realme 8i is definitely worth considering.
The Honor 50 is a respectable -- if not show-stopping -- 5G handset with a pleasing design, a 120Hz OLED screen, a 108MP main camera and some interesting multi-video capabilities.