Best mid-range phones in Australia

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Flagship features at an unbelievable price


Weight: 191g
Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.39-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
CPU: Snapdragon 855 octa-core
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP +13MP
Front camera: 20MP

Reasons to buy

Flagship features
Latest Snapdragon chipset
Incredible price

Reasons to avoid

Mono speaker
Not waterproof

If you're after an impressive smartphone that offers flagship specs at a mid-range price, you can't go past the stunning Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, which we recently awarded 4 and half stars in its review.

When it comes to design, display and power, the Mi 9T Pro has it all – and yes that does mean it has a headphone jack. Flagship features include a truly bezel-free 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display, which Xiaomi has achieved by employing a nifty 20MP pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. And there's a massive 4,000mAh battery to keep that display running for a long time.

Speaking of cameras, the Mi 9T Pro definitely delivers the goods in terms of photographic capability, sporting a triple-lens setup that boasts 48MP (main) + 8MP (telephoto) + 13MP (ultra-wide) sensors.

Best of all, it's powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 processor – the very same one that powers premium handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Given that the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is less than half the price of Samsung's flagship, that's a remarkable achievement.

Of course, Xiaomi's Mi 9T Pro isn't entirely flawless – it's not waterproof, it's only got a mono speaker and its user interface won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're after a powerhouse device at a fraction of the price, you probably won't find a better option in Australia.

Read our Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review
See the best Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro outright deals here 

Harry Domanski
Harry is an Australian Journalist for TechRadar with an ear to the ground for future tech, and the other in front of a vintage amplifier. He likes stories told in charming ways, and content consumed through massive screens. He also likes to get his hands dirty with the ethics of the tech.