If you're in the market for a capable, affordable phone that looks good and is nice to use, then our rundown of the best mid-range phones of the moment is worth a gander.

A couple of years back, Apple broke the £1000 barrier for the mainstream flagship smartphone and since then, plenty of competitors have followed suit. Luckily, despite the high-prices of top-end handsets, people have shown that they don't want to spend such large quantities of money, leading to a far more competitive mid-range space than ever before.

Add in Chinese newcomers and you've got a mid-range market of capable smartphones that sail beneath the £500 but still afford you excellent design, performance and features in varying measures.

You'll notice this list reflects our list or Best Mid-range Phones 2019, albeit with a few extra deals thrown in for good measure.

Best Mid-range Phone Deals

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Mid-range phone buying advice

Mid-rangers are typically a mix of competitively-priced fully-fledged flagships, more affordable members of the same product family as a company's flagship with reduced performance, or a dedicated device, designed to deliver a certain premium feature or features, without breaking the bank.

This lineup is comprised of all three types of devices, with entries like the ZenFone 6 acting as the first case, the Xperia 10 Plus the second and Motorola's One Zoom representing the third.

Deciding which one best suits your needs falls to a number of factors. If you want raw performance, a former flagship will stand you in better stead but will more likely suffer more from waining software support sooner than a less powerful but newer dedicated mid-ranger compatriots.

Flagship-adjacent phones will try and offer the closest experience to the product line's true top-tier offering but will likely skimp on the processor and/or RAM available. While dedicated mid-rangers don't aim to excel based on their price point, save for one or two key areas, chosen by the manufacturer.

As ever, buying from phone makers your trust is always the way you go, even if it means paying a little more for a similarly-specced phone. Bigger companies' products are usually held to higher quality standards and should anything go wrong, they'll likely offer more robust customer support.

1. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (6GB RAM, 128GB)

From: GearBest

Was: €549; UK price TBC

Now: £343.71  (Use coupon code GBXMNT10BF)

The world's first 108MP cameraphone, already available at an incredible discount, courtesy of GearBest. More details here

2. OnePlus 7T (8GB RAM, 256GB)

From: GearBest

Was: £580 (estimated based on INR pricing)

Now: £392.50  (£187.50 off)

This 256GB storage model isn't officially available in the UK but this is a global model that undercuts the base model thanks to this impressive discount from GearBest. With OnePlus 7T one of the very best phones out there right now, this is an unmissable deal.

3. Oppo RX17 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £449.99

Now: £330  (£119.99)

The excellent Oppo RX17 Pro, with its eye-catching paint job, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, is available from Amazon with a huge discount in-tow. See our full Oppo RX17 Pro review for more.

4. Samsung Galaxy A70 (128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £369

Now: £299.97  (£69.03 off)

Samsung's capable Galaxy A70 features an edge-to-edge Super AMOLED 'Infinity-U' display, a huge 4500mAh battery and 25W fast charging, all for only £299.97 (in blue - discount varies by colour).

5. Xiaomi Mi 9 (64GB)

From: eBuyer

Was: £499

Now: £349.98  (£150 off)

Xiaomi's flagship at an unbeatable price. Read our full review.

6. Sony Xperia 10 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £349

Now: £249  (£100 off)

Pick up Sony's intriguing Xperia 10 Plus, with its 21:9 aspect ratio display, aluminium build and rear dual camera setup. Sony staples like High-Res audio support (with DSEE HX and LDAC) also feature.

7. Nokia 9 PureView (6GB RAM, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £549.99

Now: £345  (£204.99 off)

The Nokia 9 PureView stands out from the crowd with its penta-sensor camera setup, letting you snap photos with incredible dynamic range and quality. The phone was pricey for the spec out the gate but with over £200 knocked off, it's now a mobile photography option worth considering.

8. Honor View 20 (128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £499.99

Now: £319.95  (£180.04 off)

Benefit from a huge discount on the excellent and already-affordable Honor View 20 - the first phone on the market to showcase a hole-punch camera.

9. Motorola One Zoom

From: Amazon

Was: £379

Now: £329.99  (£49.01 off)

One of the most versatile members of Motorola's latest mid-range series, the Motorola One Zoom gets its name from its 3x optical zoom camera, but this 8MP unit is only one part of a quad-sensor arrangement. A 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP ultrawide-angle and a 5MP depth sensor also feature.

10. Motorola Moto G7

From: Amazon

Was: £239.99

Now: £179.99  (£39 off)

Get £39 off our favourite mid-range phone. Read our Moto G7 review here.

If you want to know more about the current mid-range phone market, check out our Best Mid-range Phones roundup or if all the entries here still seem a little too pricey, have a look at our Best Budget Phones roundup instead, where every deal features a phone that costs under £200.