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 few 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 mark 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, albeit with a few extra deals thrown in colour.
Best Mid-range Phone Deals
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 top device with reduced performance, or a dedicated device, designed to deliver a certain premium feature or features, without breaking the bank.
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 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 you 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. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (8GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £569 (£10 off)
Don't be fooled by the name, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a fresh-faced phone for 2020, making the fact that this Amazon deal knocks £10 off the asking price all the more impressive.
2. Samsung Galaxy A71 (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £345.42 (£73.58 off)
Samsung's latest mid-range family is fronted by the Galaxy A71, with its expansive display, multiple cameras and eye-catching Prism finish.
3. Apple iPhone SE (3GB RAM, 64GB)
Now: £409 (£10 off)
Apple's stellar affordable offering for 2020, the updated iPhone SE comes with a hint of a discount, making the choice between it and the capable Pixel 4a all the more challenging.
4. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (8GB RAM, 256GB)
Now: £580 (£119.99 off)
Oppo has some great discounts on its Reno phones right now. Check them all out right here.
5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £220.99 (£48.01 off)
The superbly-capable and affordable Redmi Note 9 Pro bundles in a ton of great specs, like a quad-camera setup, a Full HD display, a huge 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging and more for an incredible price.
6. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £428.80 (£30.20 off)
The world's first 108Mp cameraphone, the Mi Note 10, is now available with a tidy discount, courtesy of GearBest.
7. Samsung Galaxy A51 (4GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £283.99 (£45.01 off)
The 4G flavour of Samsung's capable Galaxy A51 mid-ranger gets a nice price reduction on Amazon.
8. Samsung Galaxy A41 (4GB RAM, 64GB)
Now: £242.95 (£26.05 off)
The modest Galaxy A41 still packs in plenty of punch thanks to its 6.1in Super AMOLED display, triple camera setup and in-display fingerprint sensor.
9. Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Now: £295.20 (£153.80 off)
Get the iPhone 7 in rose gold with 32GB storage for less than Apple's RRP from Amazon.
10. Huawei Nova 5T (6GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £249.99 (£149.01 off)
Huawei's Nova 5T is choc-full of features and includes Google apps and services, plus support for future updates and security patches. It's also a steal on Amazon right now.
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.
When is Black Friday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.