Globalization of all industries has been a major boost for the technology sector, irrespective of the parent country of a company. A gadget can be manufactured in one part of the globe, but anyone can buy it. To be more specific, mobile phones are at a level playing field in almost every country. The constant competition between the companies ensures a better option platter for the users. Here is a list of some of the best Android phones in 2020:
- OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 pro is an IP-certified waterproof and wireless charge enabled phone after a lot of anticipation for the brand to incorporate these features in their phones. Along with a considerably reasonable price, it has a simple design with curved glass edges. The phone has new camera lenses, better battery backup, a very powerful processor and an improved refresh rate display. The glass finish makes the phone a little slippery and hence, difficult to take photos with. But otherwise it is a modern looking phone jam-packed with great specs.
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
Every upgrade that Samsung made this year with the S20+ makes it a phone worth recommending. The improvements were seen across the board with an improved display, a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, a larger 4,500mAh battery, 12GB of RAM, and a new Snapdragon 865 processor. The camera is the most noticeable upgrade this model received. The sensors were made larger, ensuring that more light flows in and automatically helps capture better low-light photos. Users get a solid 5X zooming capability, with the ultra-wide camera intact for a shooting variety.
- Moto G Power
Motorola decided to skip the G8 model release in the USA, but the latest Moto G Power was more than compensated for it. The device especially stands out in the department of a durable battery and multi-day endurance. The battery paired with the reliable software, good camera, and very well put specs, make it worth every penny. But it was surprisingly disappointing to see that it lacks NFC and faces Motorola’s standard slow software updates. But if you can look past it, then do grab it. The pros of the device are unbeatable prices, compatibility with US carriers, exquisite software add-ons, fun ultra-wide, and macro cameras.
Cons to the phone are the existence of the fingerprint magnet hardware, lack of NFC even in 2020, slow charging, and the questionable update speed.
- Google Pixel 4 XL
This phone is a camera beast. The rear camera can be used to take fantastic shots in every condition and situation. The secondary telephoto lens allows up to 5X zoom with the software processing. The hardware is underrated, to say the least, the software is up to date and fast. Sadly Google is never known to be good with battery life, and this beast of a phone faces that issue. The battery is so low, and it rarely lasts the entire day. New features like face unlock as well as motion-sensing are also not up to expectations. All these issues depreciate the value of an otherwise superior phone.
- Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a has, not one, but several attractive features making a buyer eager to try it out. The first of them is its size. The compact size of the phone is not easily found in the market nowadays. For people who prefer a larger size with the same specs, the company has launched 3a XL, to maintain the compact size of the original variant. The phone has an impressive camera, which is very close to the quality in Pixel 4 and still costs half of it. The rear camera takes clear shots in every lighting and backdrop. The night sight is a real winner.
The front camera is equally strong. Both the front and the back cameras provide a flagship-level photo from a phone that is shockingly inexpensive. Google software runs just fine on mid-range hardware, though it cannot keep up with the latest phones in the market. But regardless of the device’s age, the Pixel 3a is guaranteed to get software updates sooner than its competitors.
- OnePlus 8
Compared to its previous model, the OnePlus 7T not much has changed in this model, but then it does not require much change. New hardware placed in it puts it in line with 8 Pro. Addition in specs and a 5G connectivity allow it the same basics. The prices are kept comparatively affordable as opposed to any high-end flagship. But it misses out on certain things. Starting with the camera, there was no improvement, and ironically, it got worse. The device is missing its telephoto camera and is replaced with a macro shooter, which is not quite good. The phone also does not come with wireless charging. And the most unexpected part is that the phone is not priced at a 100$ more than what it was six months ago, without bringing in any changes to the specs
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
This is the best phone in its rage when it comes to style. It is a big and powerful phone, packed with a modern look for 2020. The display is luminous and brightly colored. The hardware is strong enough to handle all the apps and browsing without slowing down. The S pen available with the device makes it a class apart in the smartphone arena. For people who know and value the importance of a stylus, know that it has no comparison. The pros of the phone are its amazing camera performance, long-lasting battery and fast charging, expensive-looking hardware, beautiful display screen, and one of the best styluses on any phone you come across. But the phone also has certain cons. The lack of audio jack, need for some serious software tweaking, and weak camera quality in low or dim lights pull at its worth a little.
Graccey Leio is a self-professed security specialist; she has been manufacture the people aware of the security threats. Her obsession is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, societal engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.