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Best Android Phones to Buy in 2020

Check out some best android phones to check out this year. These are the top range android smartphones for 2020.

Every year marks an improvement in the production of quality outputs in any market. As such, 2020 has been a remarkable year as there has been the introduction of new features and improvement on older features in Android phones.

In recent times, the Android phone industry is way more potent and more impactful to customer relationships. There are many affordable midrange Android phones, but this post will cover the high-end flagship devices that are believed to deliver the best results in the android world.

Consequently, we have selected the best Android phones with their features, costs, structures, functions, sizes, and general reviews in this content.

Best Android Phones to Buy in 2020

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z 2 FOLD

Galaxy Fold 2 Image
Galaxy Z Fold 2

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s follow-up to its first-ever foldable phone, improving the original Galaxy Fold while retaining the same form factor and a similar design.

A conventional Gorilla Glass is used for the back panels with an aluminum frame. Its power button doubles as the fingerprint sensor, with the volume button located above.

Two colors accompany the device: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black. It also has a Limited-Edition ‘Thom Browne’ model. The device has the Multi Window mode, and up to three supported apps can be placed on-screen at once.

Split-screen functionality is also a new feature of the Z Fold 2, called the “Flex mode” and supported with certain apps like YouTube and Google Duo.

  • Processors:

It comes with Android ten and Samsung’s One UI software.  Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+; 12 GB RAM, and 256 GB non-expandable storage.

  • Battery:

The fold has two batteries split between the two halves on a 4500 mAh capacity. The battery allows fast charging over USB (Type C) at up to 25 Watts or wirelessly via Qi at 11w.

  • Display:

Two screens: the front cover uses a 6.23-inch screen, and the device can fold open to expose a 7.6-inch display. Both displays support HDR10+; the internal screen now features a 120 Hz refresh rate.

  • Camera:

This device features five camera lenses, including three rear-facing lenses (12MP, 12MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra wide-angle), plus a 10MP front camera on the cover. It also includes a second 10MP front-facing camera on the inside screen, omitting the secondary RGB depth sensor.

  • Price:

Yet undisclosed, but expected to be around $1,980.

2. SAMSUNG NOTE 20 ULTRA

Note 20 Ultra
Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Note 20 Ultra is yet Samsung’s most elegant looking phone comprising squared-off edges with the sophisticated Mystic Bronze color. Note 20 Ultra also comes in Mystic Black and Mystic White.

Note 20’s S Pen can make you forever forget your jotter and pen, with its 9ms response time that offers a pen-to-paper feel.

With the wireless DeX mode and Link to Windows work (pretty), you can connect your Note 20 Ultra to your TV without a cord and use the phone as a touchpad. Link to Windows lets you run Android apps on your PC.

  • Processor:

It’s powered with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ processor, accelerating by 10% up to 3.1 GHz. Graphics is 10% faster than the regular chip in this ultramodern device.

It also features a 12GB of RAM with either 128GB/512GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot to 1TB.

For an elite flagship, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra supports the extensive bandwidth of 5G so that you can capture sub-6-GHz networks and mmWave networks.

  • Battery:

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra runs on a hefty 4,500 mAh battery, fit for all the enormity of graphics, speed, and storage.

  • Display:

Intensive and dynamic 120Hz display, making scrolling so easy, and better visuals for multimedia and games. Best for optimized games. This device is also adorned with a 6.9-inch OLED Quad HD+ display.

You can still choose 60Hz manually if you want to save battery.

  • Camera:

A trio of rear cameras with a laser auto-focus sensor, with the 5x optical zoom. 108MP wide camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view, and the 12MP telephoto for detecting plenty of details.

  • Price:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 should be for up to $1,299 (the 128GB version). The 512GB version costs $1,449.

3. SAMSUNG GALAXY S 20 ULTRA

Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20 Ultra

In terms of size, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest smartphone compared to other Galaxy S20 series smartphones released in 2020. And to the “ultra” effect, this model of Samsung comes with an ultra-price.

Sensors like fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer along with ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) are essential features of the Galaxy s 20 Ultra.

  • Processors:

It’s powered by the Exynos 990 – Global Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA processor), for you to experience better performance and better battery life, even with the highest internet bandwidth.

  • Battery:

The smartphone is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with a fast battery charging 45W: 100% in 74 min + USB Power Delivery 3.0 + Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W + Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W.

  • Display:

Samsung S20 Ultra has a 6.9 inches of Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels. A Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protects it. Also, features such as HDR10+, Always-on display, and 120Hz@FHD, 60Hz@QHD are included.

  • Camera:

Quad-camera of 108 Megapixel (wide) + Periscope 48 Megapixel (telephoto) + 12 Megapixel (ultrawide) + 0.3 Megapixel, TOF 3D (depth). On the front is the 40 Megapixel camera for selfies.

  • Price:

The standard Samsung Galaxy S20 price is $999, with the price skyrocketing to $1,499 for the Ultra grade.

4. GOOGLE PIXEL 4

Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4

Launched on the 15th of October 2019, the Google Pixel 4 smartphone measures 147.10 x 68.80 x 8.20mm in height x width x thickness, respectively, and weighs 162.00 grams. Colors are Plain White, Black, and Orange. All in a glass body.

Google Pixel 4 XL boasts with a big screen that does refresh 90 times a second, and its face unlock is the swiftest we’ve seen. No earbuds included, neither is the expandable storage option featured. Despite these shortcomings, the phone is most leaked in the smartphone market.

  • Processors:

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. 6 Gigabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM). The model runs on an Android ten processor and packs 64GB inbuilt storage. Google Pixel 4 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and eSIM cards.

  • Battery:

A 2800mAh non-removable battery powers it. Pixel 4 supports proprietary fast charging.

  • Display:

A 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels at a pixel density of 444 pixels per inch (PPI) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 makes the smartphone fit and elegant.

  • Camera:

The rear is a 16MP primary camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0-micron. The second 12.2MP camera comes with an f/1.7 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4-micron. An 8MP camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.22-micron.

  • Price:

Quite pricey at $900 for 64GB and $1,000 for 128GB.

5. OPPO FIND X2 PRO

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

Oppo has reconsidered the real utilities as a priority, and the new phones under the same brand attest to that. However, Find X2 Pro has no wireless charging and no micro SD card slot, and you could say this is even no news. To make up for that is sizeable inbuilt storage.

The build of Find X2 is ceramic of about 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8mm, 217g 165.2 x 74.4 x 9.5mm, 200g (Vegan leather), IP68 rating. It also has an optical under-display fingerprint reader, NFC, and Stereo loudspeakers. The bundle includes a set of earbuds ending in a USB-C connector. Another eye candy is the silicone case.

  • Processors:

Android 10.0 + ColorOS 7 operating system. 12 GB RAM and 256 GB/512 GB internal storage. Adreno 650 GPU. Snapdragon 865 (7nm+): Octa-core CPU (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585);

  • Battery:

Non-removable Li-Po 4065 mAh battery + Charging Fast battery charging (SuperVOOC 2 Flash Charge) + Fast wireless battery charging up to 65W.

  • Display:

6.5 inches display with AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology with 1440 x 3160 pixels resolution and 534 PPI density. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and comes with features such as DCI-P3, HDR10, 120Hz, and 240Hz touch-sensing.

  • Camera:

Triple Camera that consists of 48 MP (wide) + 13 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultrawide) on the rear. And on the front, there is 32 MP for shooting selfies.

  • Price:

You can get Oppo Find X2 for as high as $1,299.00.

6. ONEPLUS 8 PRO

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

Smartphone titan OnePlus has started offering its latest OnePlus 8 Pro mobile and officially announced the OnePlus 8 Pro on the 14th of April 2020.

The phone is currently in the market in Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue color options. It weighs 199 grams and its dimensions are 165.3 mm x 74.3; 4 mm x 8.5 mm (H x W x T).

It’s an IP68 rated phone that is resistant to dust and water.

  • Processors:

Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 and running on OxygenOS 10, based on Android 10, and is coupled with 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM. The internal storage of the phone is 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage versions.  It uses USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, for connecting the port.

  • Battery:

30W, 50% in 23 to 30 min, and reverse wireless charging 3W. The non-removable battery is fuelled by Li-Po 4,510 mAh that supports Warp Charge 30T (5V/ 6A) and Warp Charge 30 Wireless technologies. The battery will last 24 hours with regular usage. The device features fast charging too.

  • Display:

Impressive 6.78-inch AMOLED with a resolution of 1440×3168 pixels with high color accuracy and HDR10+ support. 120Hz at the QHD+ display. You also get a Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

  • Camera:

The quad rear camera is a 48 MP primary camera, an 8 MP secondary camera with a telephoto lens, a 48 MP camera with a wide-angle lens, and a 5 MP camera sensor. Also, it has a 16 MP camera at the front for capturing sharp and clear selfies.

  • Price:

OnePlus 8 Pro goes a starting price of $899.00.

7. HUAWEI P40 PRO

The P40 Pro
The P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro has been around for quite a while, as one of the most competitive high-end smartphones in the mobile market, with significant impact despite the lack of Google apps and services on the user experience.

The device comes in silver, with the Size L x W x H cm 158.2mm x 72.6mm x 8.95mm, respectively, and a weight of 0.21 kg.

Google got banned from providing the Chinese company with its version of Android, built-in apps, and services. The P40 series seems to have not reached the US market as at present.

Tested in a controlled environment and certified to be splash, water, and dust resistant in specific situations, meeting the classification IP68. Nevertheless, water and dust-proofing are not permanent.

  • Processors:

P40 Pro works on the recent Kirin 990 5G chipset.

The CPU is Octa-core 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz, and GPU of 16-Core Mali-G76.

The NPU is Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit).

Operating SystemEMUI 10.1 (Based on Android 10). Memory is 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM. External Memory Support of NM SD Card, up to 256 GB.

  • Battery:

It comes with a 4200 mAh battery capacity. Its actual capacity may vary slightly, perhaps 4100 mAh. On charging, the SuperCharge is a maximum of 40W, and it’s advisable to use a Huawei charger and cable. Wireless SuperCharge is Max 27 W. Its wireless charger is sold separately. It comes with a non-removable baby.

  • Display:

The P40 has a 6.58-inch Full-HD+ OLED display with rounded edges that features up to 90 Hz frame refresh rate.  The resolution is 2640 x 1200 Pixels in standard rectangle, with a rounded corners design.

  • Camera:

It has a rear camera of 50MP Ultra Vision Camera + 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera + 3D Depth Sensing Camera.

The Front Camera setup comprises 32 MP Selfie Camera + Depth Camera. The depth camera also supports face unlock with IR.

  • Price:

Huawei P40 Pro goes for around $1,080.

8. XIAOMI MI 10

Mi 10
Mi 10

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 10 family of devices in China, in February 2020, with exciting value offers, like the Mi 10 Youth 5G and Mi 10 Pro 5G, which is a good fit for the year 2020. The color variants of the device include titanium silver black, peach gold, twilight grey, coral green, and ice blue.

The device’s size is 162.5 x 74.8 x 9mm, with a weight of 208g. Its curved Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, metal frame, and splash resistant gives it that premium feel. There are two dedicated symmetrical stereo speakers and an optical under-display fingerprint reader.

  • Processors:

Android v10 (Q) operating system, powered by Octa-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 585 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 585 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 585) processor. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset.

Three RAM and storage variants: 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB built-in UFS 3.0 storage. Connectivity spans 5G with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C, IR port.

  • Battery:

It has a 4,780 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. The device supports a 30W Fast flash charge, 30W wireless flash charge, and 10W wireless reverse charge.

  • Display:

6.67-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The device runs the company’s latest MIUI 11 based on Android 10, including the HDR10+ support.

  • Camera:

108MP rear quad camera setup with the primary camera having a 1/1.33-inch sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide camera with 123-degree FOV, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front is a 20MP selfie camera, f/2.0, 0.9µm, 1080p video.

  • Price:

Nearly $1,000 price point. Quite large for such high-end flagship.

CONCLUSION

If you’re looking for one of the best Android phones in the market, you have more than enough options to select from, given that you wouldn’t bat an eyelid to put your money where your mind is.

The android user experience has evolved beyond mere talks, filling your hands with the most prominent tech outputs. Of course, this is inclusive of the broadest spectrum of features from graded and rated models across different smartphone firms, even if at exponential costs because they’re worth their prices for the works they do.

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Hi! I'm Emmanuel Okeke. A tech enthusiast and a content creator. When I am not checking up the latest in the world of tech, I enjoy writing on my romance blog.

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