Picking a smartphone can be overwhelming, for there are so many options that have us running around in circles. Whether it’s a durable phone that can last up to two to three years or something with a snazzy camera, that we need, it has to be an informed choice. Fortunately, in case you’re a little lost, we’re here to help you narrow down your list with the most popular smartphones of 2020. Note that if you’re seeking high-end specs and a flagship phone, you’re in luck.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 Plus / S20 Ultra
One feature common in this Galaxy S series is the 5G network, which still is in-the-making for many brands. Speedy wireless internet tops the list of requirements for people at all ages, especially with most of our lives now moving to the virtual world. The Ultra boasts of 3 rear cameras with 108 MP, 48 MP and 12MP, which gives it an edge over the Apple Pro for not just picture quality but additional features. The series offers an 8 GB to 16 GB RAM with generous internal storage of up to 512GB and an expandable option. The fast charging 25W batteries come with a capacity of 4000 mAh to 5000 mAh, earning the models the top spot on our list.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20/ Note 20 Ultra 5G
The biggest highlight of the Note series is the additional air actions enabled by stylus. The S pen now also enables to annotate PDF files, making it one of the most popular smartphones this year for those who conduct their business on the go. Both variants support 5G and a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor that enables great performance which is backed by 4,300 mAh and 4,500 mAh batteries respectively. The Ultra boasts of three rear cameras with one 108MP camera and two 12MP cameras with 50X zoom. The Note 20, on the other hand, features a 64MP camera with two 12MPcameras and 30X zoom.
- OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro
These 5G compatible models feature an upgraded processor – the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and a LPDDR5 RAM, which along with the fluid display makes this the best gaming phone. The fast wireless charging capabilities of up to 30W pumps the batteries of the phones with the capacity of 4300 mAh and 4510 mAh within an hour. Coming to our favourite feature, the camera offers 48MP pictures with 30X zoom; unfortunately, it doesn’t quite match up to the standard offered by the Samsung Note or the S series.
- Apple iPhone 11 Pro/ Pro Max
Although this iPhone series was released in September 2019, it still remains one of the most popular smartphones this year. If you enjoy the freedom of handling a phone with one hand, 11 Pro should be your choice with a 5.8-inch screen and if that’s not a deal breaker for you, the Pro Max with a 6.5-inch screen is hands down the best iPhone there is in the market. The storage of this iOS 13 series ranges from 64GB to 512GB, and the battery capacity is capped at 3,046 mAh and 3,969 mAh respectively. All cameras, rear and front, on both phones feature a 12 MP lens.