The mid-range smartphone market has various choices and it can easily confuse the users when deciding a smartphone to buy a smartphone for themselves. OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Realme X7 Max 5G, Mi 10i, and Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, are hot competitors in the mid-range smartphone market that got a lot to offer.
These are some of the best smartphones coming in the price range of around Rs. 25000. However, if you are confused that which one to go for between these smartphones then you are at the right place. This article will be comparing OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Realme X7 Max 5G, Mi 10i, and Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.
At the end of this article, it will be clear to you which smartphone you should go for.
Price And Variants
OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes in three variants in India- 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM, 12GB RAM+ 256GB ROM, and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. As of now, 2 variants are only available for sale. The variants that will be available are 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM variant and 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM. The third variant which is the 6GB RAM variant will not be available for sale for some time. The base variant of the phone starts comes at Rs. 24,999 in India, whereas the 12GB RAM+ 256GB ROM variant is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.
Realme X7 Max 5G comes in two variants in India with the base variant starting at Rs. 26,999, and the higher variant is priced at Rs. 29,999. The base variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas the other variant comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM.
There are three variants of Mi 10i. The first variant of the phone which is the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at a price point of Rs. 21,999 in India. The other variant is the 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant which comes at Rs. 23,999 in India. There is another variant of the phone which is not listed on Amazon, which comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and is priced at Rs. 20,999.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G shares the same price as that of Mi 10i. The phone comes in two variants. The base variant has 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM and is available at a price point of Rs. 21,999 in India. The second variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and is available at a price point of Rs. 23,999 in India.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G is powered by Snapdragon 750G paired with Adreno 619 GPU. Moreover, the phone comes with Android 11, with Oxygen OS on the top. Talking about the display of the phone, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 6.43 inches AMOLED panel which supports a resolution of 2400x1080pixels. The display supports a 90Hz refresh rate.
The phone comes with a 4500mAH battery which supports Wrap Charge 30T Plus fast charging. The phone features a triple camera setup at the back. The primary camera is a 64MP sensor. There is an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP mono lens. It has a 16MP front camera.
Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. It is paired with ARM G77 MC9 GPU. Moreover, the phone comes with a 6.43-inches FHD+ Super AMOLED display which has a 120Hz refresh rate. You get to see Realme OS based on Android 11.
Talking about the battery of the phone, it comes with a 4500mAH battery. Moreover, the Realme X7 Max 5G features a triple camera at the back. The main camera of the phone is a 64MP sensor, whereas the other two include an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes with Snapdragon 750G. The phone comes with Android 11 out of the box with Samsung’s own OneUI protected by Knox Security. Galaxy M42 5G features a 6.6inch HD+ AMOLED panel, which is surely a setback in 2021.
The phone features a 5000mAH battery with support for 15W fast charging. Moreover, the phone comes with a rear quad camera setup. The main camera of the phone is a 48MP camera. There is an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP depth camera, and a 5MP macro sensor. The phone features a 20MP front camera.
Mi 10i has got a massive 6.67-inch FHD+ dot display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 750G processor. The phone out of the box comes with Android 10 with MIUI 12 on the top. Mi 10i comes with a massive 4820mAH battery which supports 33W fast charging.
You get to see a quad-camera setup at the back, with the main camera being a 108MP sensor. There is an ultrawide sensor, macro lens, and depth sensor on the phone. The ultrawide sensor is 8MP, whereas the macro sensor is a 2MP lens and the same goes for the depth sensor which is also a 2MP lens. The front camera is a 16MP sensor.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes in three color variants- Blue Void, Charcoal Ink, and Silver Ray. The back of the phone has a pill-shaped triple camera setup at the back. The display features an in-display camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Moreover, you get to see a 3.5mm headphone jack, but OnePlus has removed the alert slider on this phone.
Realme X7 Max 5G also comes in three colors- Asteroid Black, Mercury Silver, and Milky Way. The back features a striped pattern with Realme branding. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor and a punch-hole cutout in the display where the front camera sits.
Mi 10i comes in 3 colors- Atlantic Blue, Midnight Black, and Pacific Sunrise. The phone has a two-color pattern. Moreover, there is a punch-hole camera set up in the display. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor combined with a power button below the volume rockers.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G comes in two color variants- Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray. The phone has a four-color shade pattern at the back, with a quad-camera setup and a flashlight below that. The display features a dot notch and comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
This was the comparison of price, specifications, and design of Realme X7 Max 5G, OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Mi 10i, and Samsung Galaxy M42 5G. If you are looking for the best phone amongst them, then we would suggest you go for Realme X7 Max 5G. It offers a lot of features which excellent performance but for that, you have to spend a little bit extra money compared to others.
Secondly, at under 25k price point, Mi 10i is our second choice. However, it does not feature an AMOLED panel. If you do not want to miss them, then you can go for OnePlus Nord CE 5G, which is our next choice after Mi 10i.
We wouldn’t suggest you go for Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, because it does not feature an FHD+ display, which is a huge setback in 2021. It offers lesser specifications, compared to the other three for the price it comes in.
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