Best Smartphones 2020: Top Picks For Every Budget

Aadhya Khatri - Nov 23, 2020


Best Smartphones 2020: Top Picks For Every Budget

The sheer number of phones releasing each year makes finding the best smartphones 2020 is a harder-than-ever task

The sheer number of phones releasing each year makes finding the best smartphones 2020 is a harder-than-ever task.

After lots of debate and also soul searching, we have compiled this list of the greatest picks for different needs.

iPhone 12 Pro: The Best Overall Mobile Phone

Apple released four new iPhones this year but the best of the lot is arguably the iPhone 12 Pro. It features a top-notch display with accurate color reproduction and sharpness.

Iphone 12 Pro
Apple released four new iPhones this year but the best of the lot is arguably the iPhone 12 Pro

It also sports Apple’s best camera setup that focuses heavily on improved low-light performance. The A14 Bionic chip allows all cameras to use the Night Mode. And the LiDAR camera lets users take portraits with the Night Mode on.

The hardware runs iOS 14 without a single hiccup and the phone is future-proof to receive at least three more software updates.

While the battery life and the high price might raise some eyebrows, if you are looking for the best smartphones of 2020, you can never go wrong with the iPhone 12 Pro.

Runner-up: Apple iPhone 12

The next name on our list of the best smartphones 2020 is another handset from Apple. Those who think iPhone 12 Pro is too much for their needs can consider the iPhone 12 instead.

Apple Iphone 12
Those who think iPhone 12 Pro is too much for their needs can consider the iPhone 12 instead

For a cheaper price, this phone is quite similar to its larger and more expensive sibling. If you can stomach the aluminum frame, the diminished specs sheet, and the absence of the LiDAR sensor and the telephoto lens, iPhone 12 is the phone for you.

Otherwise, users have quite the same experience with decent battery life, great camera, 5G support, and MagSafe.

Best Android phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

For fans of Android mobile phones, nothing can rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
For fans of Android mobile phones, nothing can rival the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The phone lives up to its name and what the Note lineup has done. It has a massive AMOLED screen measuring 6.9 inches and more power than most other smartphones on the market.

Under the hood, it runs on the Snapdragon 865 Plus paired with RAM of 12GB combo. The handset draws power from a mammoth 4,500mAh battery, which can last a whole day with ease.

Another reason that makes it one of the best smartphones 2020 is the camera module consisting of a 108MP primary camera, a 12MP optical zoom camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.

Runner-up: Google Pixel 5

Another Android candidate on our list of the best smartphones 2020 is the Pixel 5.

Googles Pixel 5
Another Android candidate on our list of the best smartphones 2020 is the Pixel 5

Google Pixel is one of the rare Android lineups that can rival Apple’s iPhones in many key areas. Since Google owns Android, it is able to optimize the software and the hardware of the phone in the way Apple does.

That advantage, along with the less is more approach, makes Google Pixel 5 a joy to use. The phone runs smoothly and offers you one of the best software experience. The camera setup is also the best at any given price point.

Best Cheap Android Smartphone: Motorola Moto G Power

If you want a decent phone at a competitive price, you come to find Motorola. So it comes as no surprise that the G Power is featured on this list of the best smartphones 2020.

Moto G Power
The Moto G Power features a large 6.4-inch screen, RAM of 4GB, onboard storage of 64GB, and a Snapdragon 600-series processor

The Motorola Moto G Power features a large 6.4-inch screen, RAM of 4GB, onboard storage of 64GB, and a Snapdragon 600-series processor. The massive 5000mAh battery can easily power the phone to the second day even under heavy use.

This price point means you miss out on lots of features frequently found on premium phones. The phone’s body is plastic, the camera can only do it job and nothing more, and the display isn’t great at all.

Best Value For Money: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

The reason why the Galaxy S20 FE makes it to our list of the best smartphones 2020 is that it’s the S20 at its core.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe
The reason why the Galaxy S20 FE makes it to our list of the best smartphones 2020 is that it’s the S20 at its core

What you have are a great specs sheet, a high refresh rate screen, a good camera setup, IP68, fast charging, and 5G.

However, to keep costs down, Samsung has to cut corners somewhere. Some of the sacrifices it has made are some alterations with specs, a lower resolution, and a plastic back.

So in short, with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, you have a premium package at a budget-friendly price.

The phone is also among the best smartphones 2020 India – a country with a great demand for value for money.

Best Small Smartphone: Google Pixel 4a

Finding a small phone is becoming harder and harder every year as the trend now is huge handsets.

With a 5.8-inch display, the Google Pixel 4a is among the smallest phones on the market. Apart from the size, the phone has other desirable aspects. Its battery is strong given its size.

Pixel 4a
With a 5.8-inch display, the Pixel 4a is among the smallest phones on the market

The software runs smoothly and the cameras are great, capable of taking photos with the same quality as those captured by smartphones costing three times as much.

So for the software, the battery, and the camera, the Pixel 4 is a worthy candidate on our list of the best smartphones in 2020.

Best foldable smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

While foldable phones haven’t had the popularity they deserve yet, mainly because of the high price tag, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is a prime example of how far phone makers have gone to innovate the industry.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5g
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is a prime example of how far phone makers have gone to innovate the industry

What you have is a normal screen and an external one for simple tasks when the phone is closed. But when it’s opened, you will have a mini-tablet. When you are done with it, just fold it up and the screen is protected from harm.

Samsung makes sure that you have an excellent overall experience besides the larger screen. So it comes as no surprise that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is one of the best smartphones 2020.

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