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Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Several months post the debut of the standard Edge 40, Motorola introduced the Edge 40 Neo. Interestingly, the pricing of the newer model is dropping more rapidly – a development welcomed by many. Priced below €300, this phone features a curved 6.55-inch 144Hz 10-bit display (FHD+ resolution) and is equipped with a Dimensity 7030 chipset. With an IP68 rating, the device is available in various Pantone colors. Its notable features include a 50MP main camera (1/1.5, OIS), a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 68W charging.
Motorola Edge 40
The regular Motorola Edge 40, while slightly superior in specifications, used to be a better choice when the prices were close. However, with the Neo now priced attractively, opting for the Edge 40 seems less compelling. The Edge 40 features a Dimensity 820 chipset, 15W wireless charging, albeit with a reduced battery capacity of 4,400mAh.
Motorola Edge 40
For those seeking a more upscale option, the Motorola Edge 40 Pro boasts a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a curved 6.67-inch 165Hz 10-bit display. Its camera setup includes a 50MP main (1/1.55", OIS), a 50MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP 2x portrait camera. Despite a modest 4,600mAh battery, it supports rapid 125W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.
Xiaomi Poco F5
The Xiaomi Poco F5, admired by many, features the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, a 6.67-inch 120Hz 12-bit display, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging.
Poco F5 Pro
For an enhanced experience, the Poco F5 Pro offers a QHD+ resolution display, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, a slightly larger battery, and 30W wireless charging. Although the camera remains the same, with a 64MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide.
Nothing Phone 2
The Nothing Phone (2) is the company's second phone, equipped with the older Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It features a larger 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz LTPO display and a 4,700mAh battery supporting 45W wired and 15W wireless charging.
Nothing Phone 1
Compared to its predecessor, the Nothing Phone (1) is more budget-friendly, featuring a smaller 6.55-inch 120Hz non-LTPO OLED display, a less powerful Snapdragon 778G+, and a 4,500mAh battery supporting 33W wired and 15W wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy A54 and A34
Samsung's Galaxy A54 and A34, while perhaps considered mundane choices, offer a reliable brand, long-term software support, and affordability, hovering just above the €300 mark.
Motorola Moto G84 and Moto G54
Motorola Moto G84 and Moto G54 are both 5G phones with 6.5-inch 120Hz displays, differing in display technology and battery size. The G84, powered by Dimensity 7020, has a larger 6,000mAh battery, while the G54, with Snapdragon 695, is more budget-friendly.
Sony Xperia 5 V
The Sony Xperia 5 V, albeit relatively expensive, boasts a higher resolution main sensor and a superior chipset compared to its predecessor, the Xperia 5 IV.
For a more budget-friendly Sony option with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD slot, the Xperia 10 V, featuring a 6.1-inch FHD+ display and outstanding battery life, is a commendable choice.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
Returning to Motorola, the foldable flagship Sony Xperia 5 V, now priced below €900, offers a 6.9-inch 165Hz LTPO AMOLED display, a 3.6-inch cover display, and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.
If you haven't purchased a Steam Deck OLED yet, consider the Asus ROG Ally, featuring a 7-inch IPS LCD display with higher resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate compared to the OLED Deck. The ROG Ally offers more powerful silicon, especially with the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme version.