Best phones in 2020

Here is the full list of best phone in 2020. Our ranking includes the launches of large firms that can already be purchased in stores.  

Best phones in 2020

With the arrival of the iPhone 12 last month, the presentations of the best phones on the market for this year are practically covered. 

The best phone brands thus manage to close 2020 marked by delays in production and cancellations of large technological events due to covid-19. 

These drawbacks have not prevented us from seeing innovations or improvements, such as those brought by 5G, are already the order of the day. 

This month, those who have been interested in the latest high-end phones hitting stores have two opportunities to get them on sale: Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday.

Like every year, the answer to when is Black Friday 2020 is simple: the last Friday of November, that is, the 27th, coinciding with the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. 

The following Monday (November 30 ), will be Cyber ​​Monday, another date in which many stores take the opportunity to offer discounts.

To make it easy for you to compare phones, our ranking includes the launches of large firms that can already be purchased in stores. 

As this list is periodically updated, you will have at your disposal and at all times a clear assessment of the best phones of 2020. 

In addition to giving you free prices, we tell you how much they would cost you if you paid them in installments with each operator. 

This financing option, of course, depends on whether you sign up for one of the company's rates. 

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Here is the list of 15 Best Phones

  1. iPhone 12 Pro Max
  2. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  4. Huawei P40 Pro +
  5. Samsung Z Flip 5G
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  7. LG V50
  8. Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  9. Motorola Razr
  10. Realme 50X Pro
  11. Motorola Edge +
  12. Sony Xperia 1 II
  13. One Plus 8 Pro
  14. Google Pixel 4 XL
  15. iPhone SE

1. iPhone 12 Pro Max (from 1,501 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

Of the four phones that the operator has released, we are left with the most complete, the iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

Compared to its most basic versions, the first difference that jumps to the visa is in the size of its screen OLED Super Retina XDR with ProMotion, which measures 6.9 inches. 

In addition to having 5G, the new iPhone 12 is the first to release iOS 14 and the new A14 processor. 

According to the firm, this new chip improves by 15% of the power provided by its predecessor and reduces battery consumption by up to 30%.

As for the cameras, on the front, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 12 MP lens. In the rear, three with 12 MP, in addition to a LiDAR sensor for augmented reality with a 3x optical zoom.

It can be purchased on November 10 with 6 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of capacity, in addition to silver, graphite, gold, and pacific blue. 

2. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (from 1,191 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

This year came what promises to be the best Xiaomi so far: the Mi 10 Pro. Without reaching 1,192 United States Dollar, this is the most expensive phone of the Chinese firm and one more step to settle in the high range. 

Its four cameras on the back compete with those of other phones on our list: the main one has 108 MP and is combined with an ultra-wide angle of 20 MP, one for portraits of 12 MP and a last one of 8 MP that has zoom. 

10x hybrid - a feature that allows you to get closer to any detail without losing quality. 

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is compatible with 5G, it also allows 8K video recording and has a slow-motion mode.

The 6.67-inch screen of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery, and for its operation, it has an eight-core Snapdragon 865 processor. 

Its RAM has a capacity of 8 GB and the phone can store up to 256 GB. Instead of the Android versions, it has the Miui 11 operating system - Xiaomi's own - installed. 

3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (from 1,250 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

In addition to the already expected Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, this year the range of Samsung phones have also launched an Ultra version. 

All three types of phones have 5G, but while the differences between the S20 and the S20 Plus are in size, the Ultra is the most cutting-edge phone of the South Korean firm. 

It is also somewhat larger than the other two, with a 6.9-inch screen that practically covers the entire front surface of the phone.

Like its companions which could well be on our list of best phones, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has three cameras on the back and one on the front, but the photographic capacity is much higher in this phone. 

The lens for selfies is 40 MP. Behind, we find a lens 12 MP wide-angle, an angle of no less than 108 MP, and a 48 MP telephoto lens. 

To complete this, on the camera screen you will also find a 10x hybrid optical zoom that will allow you to maximize an image and crop it without losing quality, and a ToF sensor to capture depth with each shot. 

The movie saving capabilities don't disappoint either: you can shoot 8K videos and shoot 33MP still images.

To power the phone, the firm has incorporated a 5,000 mAh battery. Inside, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is powered by an Exynos 990 processor and can be purchased with 12 or 16 GB of RAM and 128 or 512 GB capacity of storage. 

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4. Huawei P40 Pro + (from 1,667 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

The phone has been available in its store for some time Huawei P40 Pro +,  If the normal one is already among the best phones of the year, the Huawei P40 Pro + adds some improvements, such as doubling the capacity from 256 to 512 GB. 

The most interesting advance is in photography since it has one more lens a telephoto lens with 8 MP. This is in addition to the three that the two phones do share: another lens lens lens 8 MP, a main 50 MP, and an ultra-wide-angle 40 MP. All are in the back, while in the front there is a fifth camera of 32 MP.

Other things they share in case you don't want to wait and prefer to get hold of the Huawei P40 Pro is the 8 GB RAM, the design of the screen, which occupies 6.58 inches, or the Kirin 990 processor that both phones have Incorporated. 

5. Samsung Z Flip 5G (from 1,848 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

Last year, its first folding surface phone, the Galaxy Fold, was incorporated into the Samsung phone catalog. 

Fully open, the screen was 7.3 inches, which placed the phone halfway between a smartphone and a tablet. 

For 2020, the firm has returned to bet on the flexible screen, in this case with a design more similar to that of the Motorola Razr. 

Instead of folding vertically, it does so horizontally to open on a 6.7-inch screen. The two parts of the screen can be joined or work independently, making multitasking easier. 

Unlike the Motorola Razr, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does not have an external screen, but it does have a small notification viewer.

The design is the great attraction of the phone, but not for that Samsung has neglected the rest of the features: the Z Flip has two cameras on the back (one wide-angle and one ultra wide-angle, both 12 MP ) and one from the front with 10 MP for you to take selfies. 

It works with a Snapdragon 855 processor, has a RAM of 8 GB, and a storage capacity of 256 GB. 

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (from 1,191 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 4.5 / 5

With a 6.9-inch screen (the standard version has a not inconsiderable 6.3 inches), last summer the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra arrived, one of the Samsung phones compatible with 5G.

Like all of this range of Samsung phones, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with the now legendary S-Pen pen, an optical with which the user can paint and write on the screen. 

This phone comes with a triple-lens on the back (with 108 MP, 12 MP, and 12 MP) and a front one with 10 MP to take your selfies. 

7. LG V50 (from 1,071 United States Dollar)

Expert rating: 4.5 / 5

The LGV50 phone is another example of the commitment to phones compatible with 5G technology. 

In addition, to its 6.4-inch screen, you can incorporate a second external screen, which is connected to the main one as an accessory, which is still a way to join the trend of flexible surfaces that are already implemented by other of the best phones on our list.

This phone incorporates a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, and a storage capacity of 128GB. 

This phone has a triple-lens rear camera with 16 MP, and two with 12 MP, in addition to a front camera with 8 MP.

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8. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (from 654.39 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 5/5

With five cameras, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has the same number of lenses as the Huawei P40 Pro (five in total it was). 

Its benefits combined with a lower cost than most of the proposals on our list, place it as one of the best quality/price phone phones on our list.

Photography is the main asset of this phone, which manages to incorporate a 108 MP lens, thanks to which you can zoom or crop images to capture detail without filling the image with noise. 
This camera, located at the rear, is accompanied by four others: one for portraits 12 MP, an ultra-wide 20 MP, a telephoto 5 MP, and a macro 2 MP. 
At the front, the screen of 6.47 inch curved AMOLED occupies almost the entire surface and only leaves room for the camera for selfies is 32 MP.

The operating system that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has installed is MIUI 11 and it has an integrated Snapdragon 730 processor. 

Its RAM is 6 GB and its storage capacity is 128 GB, so it is at the level of the rest of the phones in terms of memory. 

9. Motorola Razr (1,786 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 4.5 / 5

In the early 2000s, the Motorola Razr V3, a two-piece folding phone, was introduced. More than 10 years later, the firm has used this concept to launch its first phone with a flexible screen. 

Appealing to the nostalgia of its users is not the only claim of this phone, which when folded measures just 9.4 centimeters wide and when open it reaches 17.2. 

The Interior screen is 6.2 inches, and on the outside, a small 2.7-inch screen shows you the main notifications. 

Inside, it has a built-in Snapdragon 710 processor and comes with Android 9 Pie installed.

With 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory, this phone is equal in capacity to other of the best phones on the list. 

Where it falls short is in the camera, since its innovative design only includes a lens in the back (with 16 MP) and one in the front (with 5 MP).

10. Realme 50X Pro (from 713.75 United States Dollar)

Expert rating: 4.5 / 5

The Chinese firm is another one that has launched into 5G, in this case, to present its Realme 50X Pro. 

Like other phones on our list, in the back, it has space for four lenses, among which one for ultra-wide 8 MP, a wide-angle 64 MP and one for telephoto 12 MP stand out.

With a RAM of 8 GB and a maximum capacity of 256 GB, in addition to a Super AMOLED screen of 90 Hz, the Realme 50X Pro nevertheless has one of the lowest prices on our list of best phones. 

11. Motorola Edge + (from 832.90 United States Dollar)

Expert rating: 4.5 / 5

Launched this year, the Motorola Edge + stands out in its design for its 6.7-inch curved screen. 

As its "+" sign indicates, this phone has more to offer, especially on the inside. To begin with, it is one of the ones with the most RAM on our list ( 12 GB ), although its storage capacity remains at 256 GB. 

As it has been a trend, you can connect to networks 5G and save your best asset in the cameras. 

In the back of this phone, you will have lenses of 108 MP, 16 MP, 8 MP and a fourth to record video with 6K quality. Ahead, you will find one with 25 MP for your selfies.

The Motorola Edge + also has one of the most powerful batteries in our ranking, with 5,000 mAh, and incorporates a Snapdragon 865 processor.

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12. Sony Xperia 1 II (from 1,428 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 4/5

Among the latest launches of 2020, the Sony Xperia 1 II stands out, one of the best phones of the year. 

Equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB storage capacity, this phone not only stands out for its power, but also for its integrated cameras. 

On the front of this phone, the lens is 8 MP and behind you will find three 12 MP and a ToF Sensor.

​13. One Plus 8 Pro (1,083 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 4/5

Recently we also got to know the One Plus 8 (844 United States Dollar) and its Pro version, with a price that is 238 United States Dollar more expensive. 

This second model gains in size, with a 6.78-inch screen. It has four lenses on the back: two with 48 MP, one with 8 MP and another 5 MP; and a fifth forward with 16 MP. 

It runs on a Snapdragon 865 processor and has the Android 10 operating system installed.

It has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory and is compatible with technology 5G. You can buy it in black, navy blue and ice green.

14. Google Pixel 4 XL (from 1,071 United States Dollar)

Expert rating: 3.5 / 5

The fourth generation of the Google Pixel arrived last year in the United States, with a price that is close to 1,072 United States Dollar. 

Mimicking the size of its predecessor, the 4 XL has a 6.3-inch screen and dimensions of 75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2 millimeters. 

What increases compared to the previous one is the RAM, which rises from 4 to 6 GB.

The rear cameras are also perfected, and users will find a 16 and 12 MP rear dual-lens and an 8 MP front, as well as the ability to record videos  4K.

To support the improvements, this phone has a 3,700 mAh battery with the possibility of fast charging.

It can be purchased with a capacity of 64GB or 128GB (in which case the price goes up to 1,190 United States Dollar) and is sold with covers in black, white, and orange.

15. iPhone SE (2020) (from 582 United States Dollar) 

Expert rating: 3.5 / 5

The entry of the iPhone in the mid-range makes it into our list of the best phones for two reasons: it is the new cheapest phone from Apple (and in our ranking) and it combines basic features with the latest technology from the firm. 

The most traditional thing about the iPhone SE is its design, which recovers the home button that these phones have had until the arrival of the iPhone X - and renounces facial recognition. 

This reduces the HD Retina display of the phone to 4.7 inches. Also in the camera, which reduces the number of lenses to two: one front (7 MP) and one rear (12 MP).

The pointer is reserved for the interior: like the iPhone 11 phones, this phone has installed iOS 13 and the A13 Bionic processor -the most powerful one developed by Apple. 

These high-end elements add quality to the 2020 iPhone SE and allow you to access applications with Artificial Intelligence, as well as improve the performance of the phone.

It can be purchased with a capacity of 64, 128, or 256 GB and in three colors: red, black, and white. 

If you are interested in this or other Apple phones, you can check how much they will cost you the best rates to buy an iPhone. 

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Do you already know which phone to buy?

If after comparing phones for Black Friday, Cyber ​​Monday, or Christmas, you decide that you want to stay with one of the high-end phones in our ranking, remember that operators offer you the financing to acquire many of these phones. 

While you pay the monthly payments, you can protect it from falls or breakdowns with phone insurance.

In addition, it is worth it that, since you have one of the best phones, you hire a rate that does not limit you when using the phone. 

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