Top smartphones to buy now
Smartphones have been an integral part of a person’s life for decades. There have been many phones in the market with varying prices and features. Some have different operating systems while some have a different purpose altogether. There are many phone brands making phones that are better than ever. Companies like Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, etc have been leading the game. Now the truth is there are other phones too which have not been marketed properly. Companies like Oppo and Blackshark have also made brilliant flagships this year. So June is almost here which means that most phone companies have already launched their offerings for this year. Does it mean that you have to buy the latest and greatest every time? Smartphones these days are so good that a typical one will last you for at least 2-3 years.
The high competition and variable demand have resulted in companies making cheap phones with flagship-level hardware as well as expensive phones with industry-leading build materials and quality. The internet is a very confusing place and will provide you with hundreds of options. So we decided to make a list of the top smartphones you can buy this year. Some of these are cheap ones, some medium-priced and some expensive. The availability of some also depends on the country you are staying. So continue reading our blog and choose on that fits your bill.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (top phones)
Apple really hit the ball out of the park with this phone back in 2019. So why is this phone on our list in 2020? Well, its because the A13 bionic is still way better than the 2020 Snapdragon 865 chipset. Other than that the 3 camera setup with the most advanced technology and feature makes this a phone worth buying. The phone has a solid build quality with a steel frame and a glass back. It also comes in a range of premium colours. The phone also comes with the same industry-leading Face ID sensor found on other iPhones. The brilliant optimization of iOS with the phenomenal hardware offers a very smooth experience. Another solid selling point for this device is the battery life.
The battery life is significantly better than older iPhones which means you can play games at high frame rates and not worry about the battery drain. The screen of this device is an OLED one and supports a lot of features like HDR. The two things that this phone lacks is a high refresh rate and 5G connectivity. The phone is pretty pricy so if you have the money then go for it.
OnePlus 8 Pro (top phones)
OnePlus has always been a brand to offer budget flagship killer phones. This time the company decided to make a flagship phone. This Android device comes with the best imaginable hardware and features. The phone offers a QHD+ display along with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It also has the 2020 flagship Android chipset, the Snapdragon 865. The phone has a flawless design with curved sides, aluminium frames, and glass back. The phone comes with LPDDR5 RAM and WiFi 6 technology. The chipset has 5G support which makes this phone the most updated one in terms of comes. It also has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. This phone is the most updated in terms of hardware in the year 2020. Not only is it equipped with the latest hardware but it also has the newest comes.
OnePlus always lagged behind other tech giants when it came to the camera. But this time, the company has introduced the perfect camera setup which has just the right lenses for a typical camera setup. If you are an Android fan and want the latest and greatest in terms of hardware and price, look no further.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
If you don’t prefer the stock android experience and would rather prefer a beautiful UI, Samsung phones are for you. Samsung has perfected all its existing technology and introduced new ones by putting it all in a package called the Galaxy S20. The S20 plus is the perfect offering of the 3 phone lineup. It has perfect dimensions and screen size. It has a beautiful AMOLED QLED display along with the best features like HDR and always on display. The screen also has a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. Along with a great screen, the device has a massive 4500 mAh battery along with the best hardware.
The device houses a Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support and 8GB of RAM. The camera on this model is much more practical and gimmick-free than the S20 Ultra. The zoom performance is brilliant and the image quality is phenomenal. If you like the Samsung UI experience then this is the phone to go for as Samsung offers the best skinned Android you can get in Android phones. One UI is very beautiful and clutter-free and really fast.
Apple iPhone SE 2 (top phones)
Ever heard of a budget iPhone? You will probably be like yeah it’s like buying an old model. What if I tell you that Apple has just launched a new budget iPhone starting at $399 but has the hardware of an iPhone 11? Well, Apple has entered the budget phone segment this year and from what we can see, it is already making a mark in the market. It may look like Apple just made this one up because they had some parts lying around. This may be true but the result is a beast. The iPhone SE comes with an A13 chipset, which is the same as that of the iPhone 11 lineup. It has the body of an iPhone 8 and hence retains the classic look along with some nifty features.
It supports wireless charging and has a camera capable of taking portrait photos with amazing lighting options. The phone also has stereo speakers and also has e-sim support. The battery life is equivalent to an iPhone 8 but the A13 chipset makes it perform better due to greater efficiency. If you have anything below the iPhone X then this one is a nice and cheap upgrade. This is also an ideal device for android users wanting to switch to iOS. The phone has all the basic features that a person would want from their phone. The selling point of the phone? Well, it’s an iPhone.
Apple iPhone 11
If you don’t prefer the old styled iPhone design and want something more modern, the iPhone 11 is the one to choose from. The phone is priced at about $650 but offers almost all the features of an iPhone 11 Pro which is $400 more. The iPhone 11 comes with a 2 lens camera setup instead of the 3 lens setup of the pro series. The phone has some more differences in the features which, to be honest is not noticeable. The frame is built of Aluminium instead of steel and the screen resolution has been dialled down. The phone still has the Face ID sensor and houses the exact same hardware. Moreover, it comes in some funky colour options which is a lot more pleasing than the Pro series. This was one of the factors why the XR was the bestselling phone back in 2019.
If you have a budget of $700 then definitely go for this iPhone. It is currently the latest one on offer and has all the latest specs.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 +
Samsung has been known to make some amazing phablets. The Galaxy Note lineup has been unbeatable to date and people always seem to love the new designs. The latest note variant on offer is no different. It has a stylish punch-hole display which is just huge. The display is a QHD AMOLED panel with HDR 10+ support. It has a mammoth 4300 mAh battery which can last you more than a day. The 6.8-inch display make this phone an ideal one to watch movies and play games on. The phone comes with an amazing camera setup along with stereo speakers tuned by AKG. The build of this phone is nice and sturdy with an Aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass 6 support.
The device is also IP68 rated which means it can withstand some splashes and dust. The biggest selling point for this device is the S-pen. The S-Pen is a versatile stylus that can be used for a lot of productive work on this device. The device is great but since the internals are a generation old, it might be a deal-breaker for some people. Although the Snapdragon 855 chipset is a brilliant chipset even in today’s date as it can handle anything thrown at it with ease. The phone does not support 5G.
Moto G8 Power
This phone is the least powerful and the cheapest of the bunch. It’s not a very famous one and not the most powerful so why is it on our list? The main reason is battery life. The phone has a huge battery of about 5000 mAh and thus is easily the most long-lasting one. In terms of hardware, the phone is decently specced. Don’t expect the phone to perform great in gaming and high-performance tasks. On the positive side though, the phone has a decent quad-camera setup. On the front is a punch-hole display which gives this phone a flagship look. My take on this one is if your daily need includes social media, the usual stuff, browsing, and some entertainment and you have a low budget, then you can go for this device. The huge battery will power you through the entire day easily.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
This device is the magnum opus of budget phones. Coming in at just $400, this device features flagship hardware at a great price. Xiaomi had earlier said that it won’t be launching cheap phones anymore in the future which left us a bit confused. But then came this one that too at a great price. The phone is basically a rebranded Xiaomi K20 pro. It has a Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6/8 GB of Ram. The phone also has a huge battery of 4000 mAh. These features make this device a true gaming beast. The hardware is just top-notch even in today’s standard.
The phone also comes in great colour variants and is a bestseller among the budget flagship category. The phone also has a decent 3 lens camera setup with a 48 MP Primary shooter. Overall, this is a budget gaming phone which can also handle other tasks like photography and productivity when needed to seamlessly. Getting one now is a good call if you have a tight budget as it is even cheaper now. The downside for this phone is the heavy MIUI software which is full of ads and bloatware. Also, the hardware is a generation old and the device was launched quite a while back.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
As the name suggests, this phone is the “Lite” version of last year’s flagship. So you may be expecting it to be quite boring with some mid specced hardware. Let me tell you something, you are completely wrong here. The phone has the same hardware as a Galaxy S10. Not sure why Samsung decided to launch this as they basically killed their own phone the Galaxy S10e. Keeping that aside, the phone has an awesome AMOLED plus display with HDR 10 + support.
The phone has a Snapdragon 855 chipset which is a flagship-level chip. With a 4500 mAh battery and 8 GB of RAM, this phone can be used for hardcore gaming. In terms of design, it gets a little disappointing as the phone comes with a plastic back. The device has an amazing 3 lens camera setup. The setup produces some amazingly sharp and clear photos. Like the Note 10 lineup, this phone has a display with a punch-hole camera. So basically you get the amazing hardware and support of Samsung as well as their smooth OneUI for a lesser price than their flagship phones. What else could you ask for?
The OnePlus 7T is a successor of the OnePlus 7 lineup. Being the T variant, it offers some of the best specs of its time. The phone has a very modern look and feel to it. The back of the phone body is a bit curved towards the inside and the glass back and the Aluminium frame gives this a premium look. The display is a raindrop style fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It also supports additional features like HDR 10+. In terms of hardware, the phone houses the Snapdragon 855 + chipset along with 8 GB of RAM.
This chipset is a better version of the already fast Snapdragon 855. The phone also has a 3 lens camera setup which clicks crisp and amazing photos. The phone has a 3800 mAh battery along with 30W fast charging. It also has a stereo speaker setup. The OnePlus 7T is a very good option to go for if you don’t have the money to get an OnePlus 8 now. The phone is better than the 2019 flagships due to the presence of the Snapdragon 855 + chipset. The phone is sturdy and great performing in every field.
These were some 10 the amazing smartphones which you can buy in 2020. There are a lot more premium smartphones available to choose from in the market right now but these are the perfect ones that you can choose. Prioritize the most important factor and go for one of these phones.