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Midrange smartphones have gotten so good in recent years. You get flagship-level specs and unbeatable value while at it. Smartphone companies have released their best midrange devices this year and we got to review some of them.

As the year wraps up, here are the top ten midrange smartphones in Kenya and where you can buy them.

Infinix Zero 30 5G and OPPO Reno10 5G Displays
Infinix Zero 30 5G(left) and OPPO Reno10 5G(right)
Infinix Zero 30 5G – Ksh 54,000
The Zero 30 5G is Infinix’s most exciting smartphone this year. It has a slim and light profile with a glass front and back protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has IP53 water and dust resistance, stereo speakers and dual microphones.

It has a brilliant 6.78-inch curved vibrant AMOLED display rocking a 144Hz refresh rate making scrolling and gaming smooth and fluid.

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Its performance is top-notch as well. It has a Dimensity 8020 chipset, 21GB of RAM(12GB Onboard and 9GB Virtual) and 256GB of storage. The phone comes with Android 13 and XOS 13.1 as well.

Zero 30 5G comes with a 108MP primary camera with object image stabilization, a 13 MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro. Housed in the centre punch-hole cutout is a 50MP selfie camera. Infinix has now joined the big leagues as all the cameras including the front-facing camera can now shoot 4K 60fps video.

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Powering the phone is a 5000mAh battery that supports 68W ultra-fast charging.

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Infinix Note 30 VIP – Ksh 46,500
The Note 30 VIP is the first Infinix phone in years that’s so well-rounded, it’s almost to the point of perfection – it doesn’t get more premium than this.

10-bit 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate and 900 nits brightness.
JBL-tuned speakers
MediaTek Dimensity 8050 processor, 12GB of onboard RAM(+9GB of virtual RAM) and 256GB of storage.
5000mAh battery with support for 68W wired charging and 15W wireless charging
108MP main(4K 30fps), 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro and a 32MP front-facing camera for selfies.
You are getting a high-resolution screen, a great camera system, excellent battery life, ultra-fast wired and wireless charging, a top-of-the-spec processor and software crowned by a sturdy build and beautiful design.

Infinix Note 30 VIP Review: A True Midrange Contender
All these features make the Note 30 VIP upgrade-worthy smartphone not only from its predecessor but also from other mid-rangers in this price category.

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OPPO Reno10 5G – Ksh 55,000
Besides it being a great camera smartphone, get the Reno10 for its attractive design and look, excellent performance even in demanding workloads, solid battery life and speedy charging.

• 64MP primary camera + 32MP portrait telephoto(2x Zoom) + 8MP ultrawide camera – 4K 30fps video
• 32MP selfie camera
• 6.7-inch 10-bit curved AMOLED screen + 120Hz refresh rate + HDR10+ support + 950 nits brightness
• Asahi Glass Dragontrail Star 2 protection for the glass front
• Glass back
• Dual stereo speakers + IR blaster + dual microphones
• Biometrics: face unlock + optical under-display fingerprint reader
• MediaTek Dimensity 7050 5G processor
• 8GB RAM and 8GB Virtual RAM
• 256GB onboard storage
• ColorOS 13.1 + Android 13
• 5000mAh battery + 67W fast Type-C SuperVOOC charging


This is a well-featured mid-range smartphone that will give you an excellent user experience and with OPPO’s timely software upgrades, you can be sure to use the phone for a few years.

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OPPO Reno10 5G Camera Performance Review: Solid Upgrade
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OPPO A98 5G – Ksh 44,000
OPPO A98 5G is OPPO’s latest and top dog in the A series. Snapdragon 695 5G processor powers the phone together with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. It has Android 13 and ColorOS 13.1 as well.

It has a 6.72-inch 1080p LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 680 nits brightness. It comes with stereo speakers, an under-display optical fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port, and dual nano-SIM.

OPPO A98 5G has a triple rear camera setup made up of a 64MP main, 2MP microscope(f/3.3 34mm) and 2MP depth sensor. It also has a 32MP selfie camera.

A98 has a 5000mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging.

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TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G – Ksh 58,500
The Camon 20 Premier 5G is the apex in the Camon 20 lineup.

It comes big, packing heavy specs and is the most expensive of the series.

• 6.67″ 120Hz AMOLED Screen
• IP53 Ingress Protection
• Lychee-pattern leather
• 8GB onboard RAM and 8GB virtual RAM
• 256GB storage
• HiOS 13 and Android 13
• 32MP selfie camera
• 50MP RGBW Pro primary lens with sensor-shift OIS and support for ultra-Steady video
• 108MP ultrawide with autofocus and macro capabilities
• 2MP depth sensor
• Dimensity 8050 5G processor
• 5000mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging.

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This is a gorgeous phone both front and back literally. It also has the brains to match thanks to the latest hardware in the phone. The incredible camera performance is the cherry on top as it can take phenomenal photos even in challenging conditions. The super fast charging and long-lasting battery gets a final tick on the Camon 20 Premier 5G making it a premium midrange smartphone worth considering.

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TECNO Camon 20 Pro 5G – Ksh 43,500
The Camon 20 Pro 5G has a 64MP main with OIS, a 2MP depth, and 2MP macro.

The other base Camon 20 and Camon 20 Pro(4G)have a QVGA camera alongside the 2MP macro.The base Camon 20 and Camon 20 Pro will have Helio G99 and Helio G85 chipsets respectively.

They have 5000mAh batteries with support for 33W fast Type-C charging.

Camon 20 comes in Glacier Glow, Predawn Black, and Serenity Blue.

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Vivo V27 5G – Ksh 49,500

Vivo V27 not only nails it in the camera department, but we get a really bright, gorgeous and fast display, premium stylish design, colour-changing back, fast charging and solid battery life. The software and hardware combination give it excellent performance even outperforming its rivals.

50MP selfie camera with AutoFocus. It can shoot 4K 30fps video with portrait video capped at 1080p 30fps
50MP triple setup which includes the primary camera that has OIS. We get an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth. It also has 4K 30ps video recording.
The screen is gorgeous with its curved design. It’s a 6.78-inch OLED with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, P3 wide color gamut, and brightness peaking at 1300 nits.
It has a slim and light profile, especially without the case. It has a dual curve design and a frosted anti-glare finish. This is a color-changing back made of Fluorite AG Glass.
The phone comes with Android 13 and FunTouch OS 13 baked right in.
The phone is powered by Dimensity 7200 paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. You also get 8GB virtual RAM.
Powering the phone is a 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging.
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Overall, you getting your money’s worth with the vivo V27 and I highly recommend getting yourself one especially if you’re a content creator thanks to the impressive camera performance.

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Samsung Galaxy A54 5G – Ksh 55,000(128GB)/Ksh 59,000(256GB)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G is the company’s top device in the A series after skipping the A74 this year.

The A54 comes in Lime, Graphite, White and Violet. The A54 has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting both the front and back, IP67 water and dust resistance rating, dual nano-SIM, dual microphones and stereo speakers.

6.4-inch 1080p SuperAMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and 403ppi density.
Exynos 1380 chipset paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.
Android 13 and OneUI 5.1, upgradeable to 4 years of major Android OS updates and 5 years of security patches.
Triple setup as well led by a 50MP main with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro.
32MP selfie camera
5000mAh battery with 25W wired charging(You’ll need a 25W Samsung charger to get these speeds).
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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G – Ksh 40,500(128GB)/Ksh 47,500(256GB)
The A34 is the entry-level smartphone in the A series.

6.6-inch SuperAMOLED Infinity V display with 120Hz refresh rate
6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage
Dimensity 1080
Android 13 and OneUI 5.1, upgradeable to 4 years of major Android OS updates and 5 years of security patches.
48MP main with OIS, 8MP ultrawide and 5MP macro – 4K 30fps
13MP selfie camera
5000mAh battery and 25W charging
Awesome Lime, Awesome Graphite, Awesome Violet, and Awesome Silver.
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Redmi Note 12 Pro+ – Ksh 62,500
While Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 13 series late last month in China, the new series won’t be available here until early next year which means the Redmi Note 12 series is still a good purchase in 2023 and we recommend getting the Redmi Note 12 Pro+.

6.67-inch 10-bit 1080p OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, 900 nits peak brightness, and Dolby Vision at 395 ppi density.
IP67 ingress protection, IR blaster, dual nano-SIM, side-mounted fingerprint reader., dual microphones and stereo speakers.,
Dimensity 1080 processor, 13GB of RAM(8GB onboard and 5GB Virtual) and 256GB storage.
Android 13 and MIUI 14
Xiaomi has promised up to four years of quarterly security patches and two years of software updates so we expect the phone to get Android 14.
200MP primary lens with OIS backed by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro – 4K 30fps
16MP front-facing camera housed at the cutout – 1080p 60fps
5000mAh battery with 120W charging. A 30-minute charge will get you from empty to 100%.
Ultra-fast charging. Solid battery life. Bright smooth scrolling screen. Great cameras. Premium build quality and Speedy performance.


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The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is a pretty darn good midrange smartphone for anyone in the market looking to upgrade.

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