2020 wasn’t the best year in anyways but this wasn’t a bad year for mobiles manufacturers. iPhones do come out late this year but the rest of the phones was best of all time.
We saw the cheapest 5G smartphone from Motorola and most expensive 5G phones from Apple too. Asus does remove Zenfone from its budget lineup but that didn’t stop them to launch best gaming smartphone of all time with affordable price.
OnePlus also made a budget smartphone which wasn’t best but OnePlus Nord does make lots of hype. Micromax also announced the comeback in the mobile market with new IN mobiles. Also, Samsung comes up with foldable tablet and mobiles which changed the way we use the smartphones.
We have seen lots of new tech in mobiles including in-display cameras to the in-display fingerprint sensor. Now let’s put everything aside and see what are the top best smartphones of 2020.
Best Gaming Smartphone of 2020: Asus ROG Phone 3
Asus didn’t introduce the budget centric smartphone in 2020 but they nailed it with a gaming smartphone. The ROG Phone 3 was launched at Rs 49,999 for 8GB Ram + 128GB storage but now it’s available for Rs 46,999. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 865 Plus Processor which is by far the best chipset made for Android smartphone.
It’s running on ROG UI based on Android 10 which gives gaming vibe but this can be replaced by regular Asus UI which is kind of close to Stock Android.
The phone also has a huge 6,000 mAh battery and 144hz screen refresh rate which is great for gaming and for day to day use. Keep in mind, the phone doesn’t have the best camera but hey, this is a gaming smartphone, can’t expect everything. It’s not like, ROG Phone 3 (FAQs) has the worst camera but it’s not good as it’s the price tag.
Best Camera Smartphone of 2020: iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max Comes with 12MP Triple rear camera setup along with TOF 3D LiDAR scanner. The phone can shoot videos in 10‑bit HDR with Dolby Vision HDR at 4k resolution which is huge for a smartphone. Most of the phones have 108MP sensor or more and this phone comes with only 12MP sensor and yet, it gives the best image and video quality.
The phone is powered by A14 Bionic chipset which is by far best processor for smartphone and it’s running on iOS 14. The phone has 3,687 mAh battery with 20W wired fast charging support along with 15W wireless fast charging support. Overall, if you want the best camera smartphone and budget is not an issue then iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best option for you.
Best Budget Smartphone of 2020: RealMe 7 Pro
RealMe 7 Pro (review) is powered by Snapdragon 720G processor which is not a powerful processor to have in a smartphone in 2020 but this phone has something that might attract you. The phone has 4,5000 mAh battery with massive 65W fast charging support and 65W charger is included in the box.
The phone can be charged 0% to 100% in 34 Minutes. It also has 64 MP Primary (Sony IMX682 sensor) + 8 MP Ultra-Wide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP Depth rear camera setup while there is 32MP selfie shooter.
RealMe 7 Pro does have good camera setup, so there is nothing to worry about the camera but that Snapdragon 720G is the only thing that changed this phone from best to good yet, this is a good phone to buy at 20k in India.
Best Affordable Smartphone of 2020: POCO C3
When we look at below Rs 10,000 smartphones, there are many phones to look, some phones don’t justify the price tag but the phone that looks great and performs better is POCO C3. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 which is not the best processor but best processor to get below 10k in India.
The phone also has a good camera setup and good battery life, what more can you expect from below 10k smartphone. By the way, the phone is priced at Rs 7,999 for 4GB of ram and 64GB storage yet if you want to buy at a cheaper price the there another option with 3GB Ram + 32GB storage which is priced at Rs 6,999.
Best Mid-Budget Smartphone of 2020: OnePlus Nord
After a long time, OnePlus made entry into the budget segment and this was huge for OnePlus too. OnePlus Nord (FAQs) is powered by Snapdragon 765G Processor and it’s running on Oxygen OS which is by far best UI available for Android smartphone, also, this is 5G smartphone.
It has best build quality, best battery life, fast charging support, 5G support, Oxygen OS, powerful processor, everything is perfect on OnePlus Nord but when it comes to the camera department, it loses its value. OnePlus Nord (review) doesn’t have the best cameras but it’s not worst at 25k, OnePlus should have given a good camera.
Overall at Rs 24,999, OnePlus Nord is value for money device which has all the good thing which users are looking for.
Best Smartphone with Battery Life: Galaxy M51
There are some users who want a bigger battery and that’s it. Those users can go with Samsung Galaxy M51 (review) which has massive 7,000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. This time, Samsung used Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which is way better SoC then what Samsung use to give.
Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with 64MP primary sensor, 12MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP depth sensor, 5MP macro lens while there is 32MP front camera. The phone is priced at Rs 22,999 and at this price, Galaxy M51 does have great cameras, so there won’t be any problem with cameras.
If you can live with 4G then don’t look for anything else, Galaxy M51 is best phone to go with.
These are some of the top best smartphones of 2020. I’m all for 2021, just want to see what kind of new tech coming in 2020 in mobiles.
Also, let me know which was your best smartphone of 2020?