It’s not hidden that the smartphone market is being a tough playground where new players are arriving each day or even each hour. This makes a lot of confusion in selecting the best fit for your needs. Especially, the mid-range smartphones are tough competitors with similar prices and specs. So, we decided to provide a comparison of the 7 best mid-range smartphones trending currently. They are, the Jiayu S3+, Doogee F5, Ulefone power, Oukitel K6000 Pro, Leagoo Elite 1, Umi touch and Elephone P8000.
Some of the devices like Jiayu S3+, Doogee F5 and Ulefone power was launched last year while the device like Oukitel K6000 Pro and UMi Touch extended the release to 2016. All of the looks gorgeous in design alongside the build quality and hardware. We are comparing them by categorizing the sections. So, have a look at it and decide which device well fits you.
As I said before, all of the 7 devices looks amazing with the extreme build quality and the well-fitted parts. Talking about the backing materials, the UMi touch and Oukitel K6000 Pro has a little advantage with a Metal body. Leagoo Elite 1 opts a glass finish while the Ulefone power gone for a wooden finish. All other devices have a plastic finish without any other extra toughness.
The Elephone P8000 and the Oukitel K6000 Pro smartphones have aluminum alloy frames that diverse them from other devices. These two devices have a little better toughness on the sides as well as a clean and neat look. The aluminum alloy provides a good grip on hands than the models without it. The sizes of these 7 devices are very similar, but the Oukitel K6000 Pro shows a little difference in terms of height.
All of the 7 devices features a 5.5 inch 1080p HD display. But in terms of the quality, the Oukitel K6000 Pro leads with A grade quality display. The Jiayu S3+ and the Elephone P8000 has the lowest quality with only a C grade display. All remaining devices feature a mid-range quality display with B grade.
Jiayu S3+, Elephone P8000, and UMi Touch have a warmer color temperature, LeagooElite 1 and Ulefone power have more blueness on the display. Oukitel K6000 Pro leading the by the best balance of color temperature and brightness. The visuals look even more clear on the sunlight.
The Jiayu S3+, Doogee F5, Elephone P8000, and Leagoo Elite one has a Tempered glass touch screen technology while all others used a 2.5D high-density glass. The 2.5D glass performs a little better than the Tempered one for a good visual quality as well as the sensibility of the touch screen.
Performance is the most essential and crucial part of a smartphone. So, all of them has a good set of peripherals inside to provide seamless performance. At the heart of all 7 smartphones, there is an MT6753 chipset to pull the device to the extreme with the help of 3GB RAM. In ROM section, there is a 32GB one on the Leagoo Elite 1, Ulefone Vienna and the Oukitel K6000 Pro while all others have a storage of 16GB. Based on our tests, all devices performs well, but the Oukitel device performs a little better than others.
The MT6753 chipset made all devices score very similar on Antutu, except the Jiayu S3+ and Ulefone power which are slightly below the 37K mark. The Antutu scores are that much relevant as they are more accurate than the manual assessments. So, based on those scores, the Oukitel K6000 Pro is the most scored device just in front of the Ulefone Power.
While talking about the battery, the smartphone shows a large difference. Jiayu S3+ and Doogee F5 has a 3000mAh battery capacity, UMi touch opts the 3800mAh battery. Elephone P8000 has a 4160mAh battery, Ulefone Vienna has a 3250mAh battery. Leagoo Elite 1 has the lowest battery capacity with a 2400mAh one. Ulefone power showed its power with a 6050mAh high power battery just in front of the Oukitel K6000 Pro with a 6000mAh battery.
Oukitel K6000 Pro and Ulefone Power also has the most advanced MTK quick charge technology called Pump Express Plus to provide the fastest charging among this competitors. So, in the battery section, the Ulefone Power and the Oukitel K6000 Pro is far better than other devices.
The UMi Touch and Oukitel k6000 pro running on Android 6.0 marshmallow OS, and others are running on Android Lollipop OS. All of the firmware are well integrated with the hardware to provide uninterrupted performance on the devices. There is nothing special other than the version changes of the Android OS. But the UMi Touch and Oukitel K6000 Pro got a little advantage in OS section.
Looking to the camera, All of the 7 devices are equipped with a 13.0 MP shooter on the back and a 5.0 MP camera on the front. All of them has the features like phase detection and auto-focus for crisp image capture. A little difference is that Umi touch comes with a single flash, which could be helpful for taking selfies even under dim light. All of the cameras performing well and no problems were found in our tests.
The Oukitel K6000 Pro is the leader in the extra features section. It is a completely unbreakable device with Spalshproofing, Dustproofing, and Shockproofing. The device stands out of the crowd with these unbreakable set of features that makes it a tough star among the competitors. There are nothing special on other devices to notice. All of them shares the features and strengthens the competition.
All the devices except the Jiayu S3+ have a fingerprint sensor to provide a secure interface on the smartphones. So, that pulls the Jiyau device a little backward on the competition.
In terms of pricing, the Jiayu S3+ has the lowest tag with only $149.99. Doogee, Elephone, and UMi devices cost $159.99. Leagoo and Ulefone Vienna has a tag of $169.99. Ulefone power and the Oukitel k6000 pro has a tag of $179.99 that makes them the costlier devices among the list. But, the features they are providing can easily explain the higher rate. When comparing the Price to the Specs and features, the Oukitel leads and the Ulefone power just behind it.
All of the 7 devices are quite good when comparing their prices and the specs. But, based on our tests and the features they are providing, the Oukitel K6000 Pro performs better than any other devices. It is Splashproof, Dustproof, and Shockproof that is a unique and very good feature. It also has an affordable price when comparing to the features. So, the Oukitel K6000 Pro is what we recommend from this list. You could also opt other devices, as they are not that much bad.