Realme 8 (8/128 GB)
Price: BDT 22,990
We start with an all-rounder: the Realme 8. From media consumption to gaming to battery life, this phone will satisfy all your needs. It has a 6.4" full HD+ super AMOLED display which is bright enough for any situation. The Mediatek Helio G95 processor runs graphically intensive games at high FPS with sharp graphics. With a massive 5,000 mAH battery, it will last more than a day on a single charge easily. The primary 64-megapixel shooter can deliver sharp-looking pictures and shoot 4k video at 30 FPS. The Realme 8 is an overall great phone for its price and should be on your shortlist.
Motorola Moto G30 (6/128 GB)
Price: BDT 17,990/-
If you are a little short on budget or looking for a phone that just works, the Moto G30 would be a perfect companion. It offers a nearly stock android user interface and retains our favourite Moto gestures. The Snapdragon 662 runs it smoothly through everyday tasks. The highlight of this phone is its 90 Hz refresh rate display. It doesn't mean you get low battery life as it houses a 5000 mAh cell. One trade-off is that it has a 720x1600 pixel display. The main camera is a good 64 MP one that takes sharp photos.
Vivo Y51 (8/128 GB)
Price: BDT 21,990/-
The Y51 is a phone for styling enthusiasts that offers a minimal and attractive design and a big display. The full HD+ LCD has a waterdrop notch. It is powered by Snapdragon 662 chipset and a 5000 mAh battery. Some great things about the Vivo are its dedicated SD card slot, capable camera, 8 GBs of ram and 4k video recording capability.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 (6/128 GB)
Price: BDT 22,990
Xiaomi's Note 10 is a worthy competitor in the mid-range budget. It packs a punchy super AMOLED display with the highest peak brightness on our list. Coupled with a dual-stereo setup, this phone is a sensational media consuming device. The 5,000 mAH battery helps it stay alive for a long period. The Snapdragon 678 octa-core processor delivers a good but not great gaming experience. The cameras on this phone are solid but tend to overly saturated images at times. As a whole, it's a media consumer's phone.
Samsung Galaxy M31 (8/128 GB)
Price: BDT 23,999
This one is an obligatory entry from Samsung and what an entry it is! The M31 is a long-lasting, super AMOLED media monster. The massive 6000 mAH battery will keep it going even if you are a heavy user. The display is in a league of its own for the price and looks dazzling from any angle. It is a heavy hitter in the camera game too. The main 64-megapixel sensor produces detailed and sharp pictures with vibrant colours and impressive dynamic range. It suffers in the performance sector as Samsung has decided to use the old Exynos 9611 chipset. If you can ignore the heft and the plastic feel on your hand, it is a great media phone that will go on for several movies.
All of the phones discussed on our list have plastic back panels which are normal for the price range. Also, all of them are Widevine L1 certified which means you can stream Netflix and other streaming services in HD. For this budget range, the manufacturers had to cut corners here and there but they all excel in their selected aspects.