New smartphone models appear almost monthly. And each manufacturer, of course, declares that he has released the best smartphones of 2020 on the market. It is difficult for a simple consumer to understand this variety. Meanwhile, a smartphone is a thing with which we often “communicate” even more often than with people around us. For most, the smartphone has already become a working tool.
Therefore, it is important to choose the right device for yourself. What is the best smartphone? This is a device that will personally suit you completely: it is ergonomically comfortable, speed and quality of components meets all your requirements. Naturally, this advice does not apply to those who follow the news and change the smartphone as a fresh model.
1. iPhone 11
Best for reasonable money.
Weight: 194 g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm | OS: iOS 13 | Screen Size: 6.1 inch | Resolution: 828 x 1792 | CPU: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4 GB | Memory: 64/128 / 256GB | Battery: 3110 mAh | Back camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP
+ Ultra-wide angle lens is much better than a telephoto lens
– Until now, the
IPhone 11 LCD screen is technically not superior to the iPhone 11 Pro series, but it is much cheaper (for iPhone) and has most of the key features that you will need from the device Apple
6.1 inch screens an attractive choice if you want a big screen. Although it does not have the advantages of an OLED display on Pro models, some people will not notice the difference when they see all the phones nearby. In addition, this iPhone can provide all-day battery life, and it’s slightly better than the iPhone XR battery. The iPhone 11 Pro runs a little longer and comes with a quick charger in the kit – however, the iPhone 11 does not.
Camera also close to the best iPhone camera, with a main 12-megapixel camera and a new ultra-wide 12-megapixel camera to squeeze more space into the frame. The Pro models have a camera with three lenses that adds a telephoto lens, but here you get two main cameras plus a long exposure night mode that automatically highlights dark photos.
2. iPhone 11 Pro Max
Excellence iPhone specs.
Weight: 226 g | CPU: A13 Bionic | OS: iOS 13 | Screen Size: 6.5 Inch | Resolution: 1242 x 2688 | Dimensions: 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm | RAM: 4 GB TBC | Memory: 64/256/512 GB | Battery: 3500 mAh TBC | Back camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP
+ Really powerful
+ Beautiful screen
iPhone 11 Pro Max is the largest phone created by Apple, as well as the highest-performance phone from the company at the moment. It is expensive even by iPhone standards, but has a full-screen design with no notches, almost no frame, with plenty of power under the hood.
Triple camera setup the iPhone 11 Pro Max is just fantastic. This is the first time Apple has introduced three rear cameras, which offers users an excellent experience in professional photography. In general, the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes the Apple smartphone to a whole new level with an improved camera and many other indicators.
3. Google Pixel 3
Weight: 148 g | Dimensions: 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android Pie | Screen Size: 5.5 Inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | Processor: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 4 GB | Storage: 64/128/256 GB | Battery: 2915 mAh | Back camera: 12.2MP | Front camera: Dual 8MP
+ Good battery
+ Great camera
– Not the best design
Google Pixel 3 offers some internal updates compared to the previous generation: improved camera performance, a second front camera and a really high-quality screen. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. And there are no notches that occupy the screen space. The colors on the OLED display are saturated, and thanks to two front speakers it turns into a convenient streaming device.
A 2915 mAh battery is not exactly what you expect from a modern smartphone. However, using it for many days is not hard to get a day of battery life.
But the cameras Pixel 3 is what sets the smartphone apart from the competition. For example, the primary 12.2MP sensor combined with the brilliant optimization of Google software take stunning photos in most situations. Optical image stabilization certainly helps too. Selfie lovers get a bonus with two front cameras that can take photos with different viewing angles.
4. Huawei P30 Pro
The best Huawei phone.
Weight: 192 g | Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen Size: 6.47 Inch | Resolution: 2340 × 1080 | Processor: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8 GB | Memory: 128/256/512 GB | Battery: 4200 mAh | Back camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF | Front camera: 32MP
+ Fantastic cameras
+ Spectacular design
– Not enough power
P30 Pro has a large 6.47-inch display with a thin bezel on the chin at the bottom of the screen and a notch in the form of a tear at the top. It has a clear OLED display, and although it does not have as high a resolution as some others, it will be difficult to see the difference.
Battery Huawei P30 Pro comes with a capacity of 4200 mAh. This is enough for a whole day and enough energy for Huawei to turn on reverse wireless charging, for the P30 Pro to power other phones.
Despite the fact that the P30 Pro has flagship quality, the cameras are really different. The device combines a high-resolution main camera, a powerful zoom camera, an ultra-wide-angle camera and a time-of-flight sensor to control depth. This makes it incredibly versatile, capable of taking the best shots over long distances and in low light.
5. iPhone XR
The most affordable of the relatively new iPhones.
Weight: 194 g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm | OS: iOS 12 | Screen Size: 6.1 inch | Resolution: 1792×828 | Processor: A12 Bionic | RAM: 3 GB | Memory: 64/128 / 256GB | Battery: 2942 mAh | Back camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MA
+ Excellent battery life for the iPhone
– Low screen resolution
Screen iPhone XR – not the bestselling thing, since it is significantly lowered. Its resolution does not match Full HD, and it is not OLED without a battery. However, the Liquid Retina LCD used still has good sharpness and vibrant colors.
Although it is a more affordable iPhone, its battery life stands out significantly. Thanks to the A12 Bionic and the chipset, as well as the lower resolution, the battery performance is excellent, making it one of the first iPhones to survive a full day of use without any problems.
While the new iPhones have dual and triple rear cameras, the iPhone XR has only one sensor. But for normal photography, it works great. The absence of a second camera only reduces the quality of photos in portrait mode.
6. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Large triple cameras for better shots.
Weight: 189 g | Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen Size: 6.39 inches | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 | Processor: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8 GB | Storage: 256 GB | Battery: 4200 mAh | Back camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP
+On -screen fingerprint scanner
+ Large triple cameras
– The interface needs to be finalized.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro offers even more screen, improved cameras with three rear cameras and a fingerprint scanner on the display. It is equipped with a huge 6.39-inch display, providing a huge space for games and movies. And its QHD resolution and HDR10 support guarantee that everything will look great.
In addition, you will get excellent battery life from the Mate 20 Pro – up to one and a half days of use on a single charge. The smartphone comes with three cameras at the back, getting the excellent wide-angle 40-megapixel and 8-megapixel telephoto lenses from the P20 Pro, but the third sensor is new. This is an ultra-wide 16-megapixel sensor that allows you to squeeze even more surroundings into each shot.
7. iPhone XS
The best new iPhone for small hands.
Weight: 177 g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm | OS: iOS 12 | Screen Size: 5.8 Inch | Resolution: 1125×2436 | Processor: A12 Bionic | RAM: 4 GB | Memory: 64/256/512 GB | Battery: 2658 mAh | Back camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
+ Fantastic camera
+ Excellent internal specifications
– Not the best battery life
5.8-inch OLED on this iPhone is big, but it is a salvation for some people who literally can’t handle the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. This phone size is not much larger than your old 4.7-inch iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 thanks to a smaller panel – although you miss the Touch ID home button. You will forget about it when you look at the saturated OLED color.
iPhone XS has approximately the same during operation of the battery, as the iPhone X, therefore, in normal use, you can work all day. And its dual-lens camera offers Smart HDR and optical image stabilization (OIS). They are not as bright as the cameras on the Google Pixel 2, but you will get realistic photos that will make this iPhone a worthy update.
8. Oppo Reno
Working Chinese horse.
Weight: 185 g | Dimensions: 156 x 74.3 x 9 mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen Size: 6.4 Inch | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | Processor: Snapdragon 710 | RAM: 6 GB | Storage: 256 GB | Battery: 3765 mAh | Back camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 16MP
+ Excellent cameras
– Problems with updates
On the screen of this smartphone you will not see cutouts for either the front camera or the speakers. Only a 6.4-inch display. But the camera and speakers are, of course, there. They are simply hidden in a drawer. And although it leaves very quickly (in just 0.8 seconds), the mechanism is complex.
Powerful triple main camera with a 10x zoom, it is able to capture all the details and convey bright, natural colors. And thanks to the front-facing camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels and various portrait modes, you can easily take perfect selfies.
The Snapdragon 710 processor and 6 GB of RAM are ideally responsible for performance. We can say that Oppo Reno is a smartphone that is designed for gamers. Hyper Boost 2.0 frame-by-frame optimization technology allows you to play even “heavy” games without hangs. However, the device will perfectly cope with any other tasks. And his battery is able to work from one charge up to 32 hours in active mode.
9. Honor View 20
And right away let’s talk about another Honor. It appeared a little earlier and literally became the first flagship of 2019. It was this smartphone that received the first front camera in the hole in the upper left corner of the screen. The device turned out to be bright and interesting: a peculiar ornament from an iridescent letter V stands out on the back wall. The history of the View line is also extraordinary – after all, it is a kind of visionary flagships that represent what modern and modern smartphones will look like according to engineers and developers from Honor.
Interestingly, the Honor View 20 runs on the Kirin 980 processor, which is relevant for the entire large Huawei, has a large memory capacity of 6 GB, a 128 GB drive and a capacious 4000 mAh battery. Along with the Honor 20, the smartphone looks certainly interesting and bright. About all its advantages, we wrote in detail in our review. Despite the fact that there is no zoom or over-wide, the smartphone camera does its job perfectly.
Samsung Galaxy A70 (2019) + A50 (2019)
Well, now – the mastodons of the market. Samsung in this price segment is represented by not very bright and in many ways similar smartphones A70 and A50, both in the 2019 version of the model year.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a bit simpler, but it also got a large Super AMOLED display and, most importantly, a fingerprint scanner right below the screen. Here you can also distinguish three cameras: the main, wide-angle and scene depth sensor. Modern power, Exynos chipset, large battery, the ability to use memory cards – all this is also the A50.
Samsung Galaxy A70 received the main camera with a resolution of 32 megapixels, against 25 for the A50. In this case, the very configuration of the cameras is the same. In addition, the A70 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. It is also worth noting a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a huge 4,500 mAh battery. Also included are branded headphones. This, of course, is not AKG, but the smartphone is not flagship. Nevertheless, the sound is at a very, very good level.