Mid-Range and High-End: What Is the Difference?
While techies use these terms like a rag doll, high-end and mid-range are two distinctive classes of devices. Just like luxury cars are fraught with power and all sorts of goodies, high-end devices have the latest specs and features. In contrast, mid-range devices can be compared to basic domestic cars – they have enough power and features for you to do the essentials – drive to work, visit friends and go to your favorite places. In a similar way, mid-range phones have enough power to not be sluggish and to provide a satisfying (sometimes fascinating) experience.
Interestingly, the features or the qualities that qualified a handset to be called a high-end device in 2012 are already dated. This means that the high-end device of 2012 is a mid-range device in 2014 as the technology, sophistication and features of high-end phones have graduated. 2013 Flagship Phone Specs • 2–3 GB RAM • Quad core Snapdragon 600 or 800 processor • 1920 × 1080 (1080p) HD display • 8+ megapixel camera • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean or higher (iOS 7 for Apple devices) 2013 Mid-Range Phone Specs • 1–2 GB RAM • Dual core Snap S4 Pro processor • 1280 × 720 (720p) HD display • 8+ megapixel camera • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher