Despite all the havoc that has been brought upon us this year, there are still positives for us to look back and feel good about. One of such positive things that happened in 2020/2021 is that we’ve had a lot of amazing smartphones this year. You and I both know that we’d have a hard time picking just the one right? All of it looks good, in its own way. That is why we decided to make life much easier for you. Here’s a list of the top 5 smartphones in reverse order, that you can get right now!
05. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
This 5G capable phone was made for all the people who loved the S20 lineup. It packs all the great features and even the same amazing hardware as the S20 5G. It has a 6.5’’ buttery smooth 120Hz HDR10+ Super AMOLED display. Under the display you can find an optical fingerprint scanner, it has an IP68 rating. It packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip. It comes with 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 6GB of RAM. It has a 12MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 32MP front camera.
It has a 4500mAh battery that can be charged at 25W and wirelessly charged at 15W. It can reverse wireless charge other phones at 4.5W. You get all of this for 699 USD (2020). This is a feature-rich phone that doesn’t cost a fortune.
04. OnePlus 8 Pro
A blissfully fast 5G phone wrapped around in a pebble-like body. This is actually the first phone ever to feature a 10-bit display. This 6.78’’ Fluid AMOLED 120Hz HDR10+ QuadHD+ display is one that you have to see for yourself. It has an IP68 rating, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, 128 GB of UFS 3.0 storage, and 8GB of RAM. At the back of the device, you can find a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens, a 48MP ultra-wide camera, an additional 5MP color filter camera, and a 16MP front camera.
Underneath the display, you can find a fingerprint scanner. It packs a 4510mAh battery that fast charges at 30W both wirelessly and wired. It can reverse wireless charge at 3W. This phone costs 899 USD (2020), it is a pro-level phone for a low price, it’s a great overall package.
03. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
It’s by far the most powerful smartphone Huawei has ever made. For 1499 USD (2020) you can get a hold of some of the most impressive hardware on any smartphone. It’s the first phone ever to be powered by a 5nm Kirin 9000 chip. It has a 6.76’’ OLED HDR10 90Hz QuadHD+ horizon display with an 88-degree curve. The display is so steep that it looks like the display just falls off the edges of the phone.
It has an IP68 rating, 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and 8GB of RAM. It has a 50MP main camera, a 12MP periscope telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, a 20MP ultra-wide lens, and a 13MP front-facing camera. It has a 3D face scanner, an under-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4400mAh battery with an insane 66W fast charging, and even insane 55W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. This phone is pricey, but it’s worth it.
02. iPhone 12 Pro Max
Coming on top of the iPhone line, it is the first smartphone in the world to come with sensor-shift stabilization. It records the best video on any smartphone ever and you can get your hands on this for just 1099 USD (2020). Let’s look at the rest of the specs, it has an IP68 rating, a 6.7’’ Super Retina XDR OLED HDR10 1200 nits(peak) display. It packs the latest 5nm A14 Bionic chip along with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. It has a 12MP main sensor along with a 12MP telephoto camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. It has 1 TOF LiDAR scanner, a 12MP front camera, and a 3D face scanner.
It has a 3687mAh battery that charges at 20W and wireless charges at 15W. This is a premium device without the premium price tag.
01. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
This smartphone topping off our list is everything. It has the best display on any smartphone, the best camera, it is the battery life champion. It ticks all the boxes and there’s nothing more that you could ask for. This phone is refined to the point where it’s almost tough to see how it can be improved. It has something that you don’t get on any of the other smartphone, the S Pen. The phone has a ginormous 6.9’’ Dynamic AMOLED 2X HDR10+ 120Hz QuadHD+ display. It has an IP68 rating, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. It comes with 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage and 8GB of RAM.
It has a mind-blowing 108MP main camera, this camera is capable of filming videos in 8K. Along with that, we have a 12MP 5x optical zoom telephoto camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP front camera. It has an Ultrasound fingerprint scanner underneath the display, a hefty 4500mAh battery that can charge at 25W and wirelessly charge at 15W. The device is capable of reverse wireless charging other devices at 4.5W. The Note 20 Ultra costs 1299 USD (2020), a premium price for the best of the best.