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League of Smartphones: Mid range no-brainers

1. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact


Sony’s mini version of dethroned flagship Xperia Z1 is a jewel of a smartphone which packs top-notch features into a more compact smartphone. Although it possesses a price tag of just under £450 for the SIM-free version, it is an extremely promising masterpiece of technology in today’s flooded market of 5-inch+ megaphones.


Sony being Sony, the Z1 Compact is a superbly crafted smartphone as a result of meticulous premium materials as well as the retaining of it’s uber cool water-proof features which allows up to a metre of underwater usage. The Z1 Compact is also as fast as a compact phone could be, powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 as well as a 2GB ram processor. The mini-beast also packs a punch in it’s camera, boasting a 20.7 megapixel shooter. Besides, the screen shows rich colors and is an example of an industry-standard screen in a mini-phone.

2. Sony Xperia SP

Sony Xperia SP

Despite being an older sibling in the Xperia family, the SP still boasts many features we take into account that fits the image of a no-brainer.


The SP houses a high-resolution 4.6-inch screen that itself houses 319 pixels per inch (ppi). It also has a market-standard 8-megapixel shooter that shoots great pictures although it certainly doesn’t compare to our first choice mid-ranger. The SP is also fairly fast, with little evidence of lag due to it’s dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB ram

3. LG Optimus F7


Getting tired of Sony? Here’s our next recommendation – made by LG!


The F7 possesses a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display screen, which is enough for webpages to look crispy clear. A similar 8-megapixel is found in the F7, of which shoots similarly great photos. Furthermore, the F7 is powered by the Snapdragon S4 and a 1GB ram chip which is the same as the Xperia SP.


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