Smartphones to Check Out in 2020

July 16, 2020
Smartphones to Check Out in 2020

With so many options, along with different versions of the same series, it  is sometimes hard to not lose track and a simple Smartphone upgrade can cause information overflow and take away your precious time. To help simplify things, we have evaluated some of the most sought-after smartphones in 2020, followed by some highly anticipated ones that are yet to be launched.

This list can serve as an ideal starting point if you are looking to upgrade your smartphone. These latest models have been reviewed based on affordability and functionality.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

With this phone you just don’t enjoy a better screen and camera, but the premium package comes with all-day battery life. It’s an all rounder that has been built on Apple’s flagship design but with a number of refinements. It offers a core smartphone experience without unnecessary extras.

The iPhone 11 Pro is a nod heavier and thicker than its predecessor, but this is compensated with improved battery life. It’s made of stainless steel and glass and the 5.8-inch screen size perfectly fits in most palms. Equipped with “Super Retina XDR,” it offers exceptional display’s capabilities and how can we forget the super fast A13 Bionic chip.

Apple has also stepped up its photography game, whereby the main camera features three lenses to deal with almost any situation. It also offers wireless charging options, albeit providing a 18W wired charging with a proper fast charger in the box. Starting at $999, it is nothing short of a bargain.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus 5G

It is an extremely powerful and feature-rich phone, which has a huge 6.8-inch screen that enables top-of-the-line Android experience. It sports a refined design, offering Aura Glow option which has us drooling. It boasts a sharp 3,040 x 1,440 resolution and HDR10+ certification that is sure to have you hooked.

Snapdragon 855 processor paired with a 12GB of RAM, makes the hardware super powerful, enabling it to run multiple demanding iPhone apps and games at the same time. Even though it has in-built 256GB of storage, there is room for expansion via MicroSD card. The UI is pretty slick too.

When it comes to the camera, the triple-lens allows the versatility to perform in almost any situation. Moreover, the S Pen has been further enhanced by extending its Bluetooth connectivity. It can be linked to other Microsoft compatible devices and can easily turn your handwriting into text or used for 3D with AR Doodle. The 4,300mAh battery can easily see you through the day, and can be charged via a 25W charger in the box or wireless support. The basic version starts from $1,100, whereas you can get the 5G version for $1,300.

Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL

The Pixel range is by far the only Android option that can compete with Apple’s iPhone in some key areas, including security or software updates & design. Since Google manages the Android operating system and Pixel series, the hardware and the software are optimized. Plus, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM, allows the fluidity that enables the best software experience on a phone. The most standing out feature of the Pixel 4’s spotlight is its dual-lens camera, which is considered one of the best around. However, what makes the phone less appealing is its battery life.

Apple iPhone SE

This phone is perfect for bargain hunters; as it is not only very nominally priced but is a compact phone that comes equipped with the latest chipset.

It is a cheaper version of the iPhone that utilizes the iPhone 8’s overall design. However, it is slimmer and lighter than other ranges and employs black glass on the front that disguises big bezels. It has the same A13 Bionic processor which is inside the iPhone 11 Pro, enabling it to offer parallel performance. Since it is based on iPhone 8’s design, users can benefit from a number of already established apps.

It has a single 12-megapixel lens that enables great photos until it’s faced with lowlight conditions. Since it runs the same iOS 13 operating system as the iPhone 11 Pro, software updates are a given. However, on the downside, the battery life really overshadows other features.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

A phone that lasts beyond a day, this is a powerful smartphone that offers faster and fluid functionality. This phone is bigger and heavier than the iPhone 11 Pro and while the size might not suit everyone, the battery definitely will. Even though it has been beaten by Note 10 Plus and the smaller iPhone 11 Pro at video streaming tests, the real-world performance is more stable.

Apart from offering wireless charging, it comes with a good 18W charger, which may lag behind those offered by Samsung and Huawei phones.

Huawei P30 Pro

This phone has an impressively large 4,200mAh battery, which is enough to last you up to two days. The battery life can’t solely be credited to the big battery, as the power management optimization brought about by clever software trickey has also some role to play. The phone can be quickly charged, thanks to its SuperCharge technology that offers a full charge from empty in 70 minutes. It is a phone worth your consideration!

There are some phones in the pipeline that have not hit the store shelves yet but according to the reports they seem very promising, here are three that you must lookout for:

OnePlus 8 Lite/Z/Nord

OnePlus is launching an affordable phone, which is most likely to be called the OnePlus 8 Lite or OnePlus Z. There is a possibility that it will sit on Snapdragon 765 or it could even be MediaTek hardware. However, the affordable price point may indicate some compromises on the functionality or feature-richness of the phone.

Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3, powered by Snapdragon is another gaming phone coming down. It is expected to come equipped with a triple camera system on the rear and a 6.59-inch front display.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Rumour has it that very soon we will be seeing an updated version of Galaxy Z Flip. It won’t just be 5G supportive but it will be a more powerful phone, considering it is powered by Snapdragon 865.