While this year may have been disrupted by an array of global issues, this did not stop the pioneers of the cellular world from competing to release this year’s best-selling smartphone. With leading technological innovators such as Apple, Samsung, and Google all been battling it out for control of the smartphone market, the question remains: what is this year’s best smartphone? Read on and find out!
5. Moto G Power
While few would expect a Motorola smartphone to feature on this list, the G Power deserves to be mentioned thanks to its unbelievably long battery life. To be exact, this smartphone can last up to 16 hours on a single charge! At $249, this phone is highly affordable given its battery life.
While it may not have the best camera quality on the market, this Motorola outperforms its competitors within its price range by boasting a triple rear camera. It also features a large 6.4-inch display.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
If you’re someone who lives by the saying, “bigger is better”, then this is the smartphone for you. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a massive 6.8-inch screen accompanied by a nifty S Pen stylus. Thanks to its imposing size, this device can process gesture controls from a great distance.
Enjoy taking pictures from ultra-wide angles thanks to this phone’s set of four rear cameras. With its curved Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note 10 is also recognized for having the best screen resolution of any plus-sized smartphone.
3. OnePlus 8 Pro
While Chinese company OnePlus may be relatively unknown, their 8 Pro smartphone is sure to cause a ripple in the market. This is largely due to this smartphone’s stunning 6.78-inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution.
In addition to its jaw-dropping image quality, this smartphone features a 120Hz screen refresh rate, lightning-quick wireless charging, and a camera that has 3x optical zoom.
While Apple has released an array of smartphones this year, the best performer overall is the flagship iPhone 11. Armed with 4GB RAM, an A13 Bionic processor, and up to 256GB of storage, this smartphone is more powerful than the vast majority of its competitors.
What’s more, this iPhone comes with a crisp 6.1-inch OLED display, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and more than 11 hours of battery life. Should this iPhone still not meet all of your technical requirements, you can consider paying extra for the 11 Pro or the 11 Pro Max models. These options can come with a 6.5-inch OLED display and a screen resolution of 2688×1242 pxs.
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
As the best Android phone available, the Galaxy S20 Ultra outperforms its closest competitors when it comes to technical specs. Its 6.9-inch display has a jaw-dropping 3200×1440 resolution, while its triple rear cameras come with a 3x optical zoom (along with a 30x cropped digital zoom).
Armed with the Android 10 operating system, 12GB RAM, and the Snapdragon 865 processor, this smartphone outperforms its closest competitors. While the iPhone 11 goes toe-to-toe with this leading Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra earns the top spot on this list due to being more affordable than its Apple counterpart.
The Bottom Line
With some many newly-released smartphones on the market, there truly is a perfect smartphone for every user. Be sure to check out the Moto G Power if you’re looking for excellent battery life, or the Galaxy Note 10 Plus if the size is your priority. Of course, Samsung and Apple’s flagship models remain the top choices for premium performance.