The 7 Best Smartphones You Can Buy in 2020
November 20, 2020
2020 has been an interesting year, with plenty of great smartphone line-up. All brands and models are different in terms of the design and its specifications. Smartphone manufacturers are actively promoting the new 5G networks, the concept of its screen display with an increased frequency of up to 120 Hz, and ultra-fast charging with power up to 100 watts. Although Samsung is the market leader of Android smartphones, other brands are slowly catching up to pursuit on their main goal of winning the hearts of the consumers. This cause the smartphone market to be diverse. However, since there is a wide selection of choices available, it might be slightly confusing for inexperience buyers. Therefore, we have chosen the top 7 best smartphone devices that you can consider to purchase in 2020 and the early 2021.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Series
The perfect flagship with an excellent price performance ratio. The main feature of the device is not even its top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, but a gorgeous 144Hz IPS screen with a brightness of up to 650 nits. Equally pleasing is the large 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The smartphone offers an interesting design, premium body materials (metal and glass), excellent assembly and maintainability.
The smartphone is very compact, even with the 6.67-inch display due to the ultra-thin bezels around the screen. For amateur photographers, there is an interesting set of camera specifications: 64 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP macro. Super-detailed shots, great portraits, 8K video recording - these are all the basic features of Xiaomi Mi 10T. With the added support for 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6, we can get a chic smartphone with a low price tag.
Smartphones from OnePlus have long been called “flagship killers”. While this claim has lost its relevance now, the OnePlus 8T is one of the best representatives of 2020. Is this not an unfound statement? Not at all, as the device has a wonderful 6.55-inch, technically advanced display with a Fluid AMOLED matrix and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, supporting HDR10 +. The heart of the device is the top-end Snapdragon 865, it has an extensive set of cameras (48 MP + 16 MP wide + 5 MP macro and 2 MP depth), as well as a fresh version of Android 11.
Externally, this device is also not a miss. An elegant design with completely missing bezels around the display, a neat selfie camera in the screen, an interestingly designed unit with the main cameras and frosted glass combined with a metal frame. Just perfect!
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Would you say expensive? How about a AMOLED screen displaying up to 1 billion colors, having a resolution of 3168 x 1440 pixels and occupying more than 90% of the front panel? This is not to mention the top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset and a huge storage memory. The delights of the device do not end there, as it has an advanced camera system (48 MP + 13 MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom + 48 MP Ultrawide and 32 MP front camera) and fast charging at 65W.
The appearance of the device is fully consistent with its price - it looks expensive, and the "waterfall" screen with 3D-rounded edges adds to the greater solidity. Gorgeous build and premium body materials, elegant design, top-end processor - and yes, this device is clearly worth its money.
Apple iPhone 12 Series
iPhone 12, and especially the Mini version, are a hit in the first half of 2021. What's so special about this device? Firstly, the flagship processor (Apple A14 Bionic), is one of the best displays in the market (6.1-inches with Super Retina OLED matrix and peak brightness up to 1200 nits). Apple has upgraded its cameras, but not as much in terms of its processor as it has improved on their software – now, night mode and the portrait photos have become even better. Secondly, the iPhone 12 series are the most compact flagships in the world among all smartphones. The new MagSafe wireless charging system is a unique development that is only available for the iPhone 12 line-up. When buying an iPhone 12, you can be sure that you are receiving a premium device that is worth every penny you spend on.
Sony Xperia 5 II
Like the iPhone 12, the Sony Xperia 5 II offers a 6.1-inch high-quality OLED screen. However, it is the only thing they have in common since Sony has a 21:9 widescreen display. Thanks to this, the device is elongated, yet narrow, which adds convenience when using it with one hand. Like other flagships, the smartphone is made of metal and glass, with a top-end Snapdragon 865 processor and an interesting set of cameras: 12 MP + 12 MP Ultrawide + 12 MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom.
This is one of the few Sony flagships with a huge battery capacity - 4000 mAh, gains up to 50% capacity in just 30 minutes due to its fast charging capabilities. The Xperia 5 II is a content-focused device, due to the widescreen display and its ability to shoot 4K video with a frequency of up to 120 fps on its camera.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
The FE index in the name of the smartphone stands for Fun Edition. In simple terms, this is a re-release of the flagship Galaxy S20, modified according to the fan's wishes. Galaxy S20 FE becomes slightly larger, the design is more angular, which allows Samsung to provide a more capacious 4500 mAh battery into the new product.
There are no fundamental differences between the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 FE, but the latter is newer, has a TV camera with 3x optical zoom. It has a more powerful charger in the kit and an advanced front camera - 32 MP. Protection of the case against ingress of water and dust according to the IP68 standard makes the device an ideal travel companion.
Xiaomi Pocophone X3
Not only flagships can be at its best – some of the best devices can also come with an excellent value for money. Pocophone X3 is just the case. With an adequate price tag, you can get an ultimatum middle-class device that you don't want to let go of.
A high-quality 6.67-inch IPS screen, a powerful Snapdragon 732G processor, a high 5160mAh battery capacity - all this makes it clear that we are facing an ideal representative of budget gaming. The cameras are no worse: 64 MP + 13 MP wide, 2 MP macro and 2 MP depth-camera. This allows you to take high-quality, detailed shots on a smartphone, in both macro mode and portrait mode. Thanks to its 33W charging, within 30 minutes, the smartphone will be charged to 60%.