The best of the best.
Despite the situation, 2020 was a big year for Android smartphones. Not only did we see devices go all out in terms of performance and camera hardware, but most of these smartphones easily qualify as some of the best we’ve seen this year.
Sure, some of the prices for these devices have all gone all-out, but it’s the current advancements in what these devices can offer is that impressed us the most – no matter how much it costs.
So as the new year starts, here a list of our favorite Android smartphones of 2020:
Nokia 8.3 5G – Nokia’s first 5G smartphones delivered superfast speeds thanks to the new 5G modem. The big build might not be for everyone, but the solid display and decent performance along with a stock Android experience make up for it.
READ MORE: Nokia 8.3 5G Review
HUAWEI Mate40 Pro 5G – No Google? No Problem! Huawei has defied all odds and made a smartphone that not only excels in performance but has one of the best cameras we’ve seen on a mobile device that perfect for shooting not just photos but also for video.
OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G – The Reno4 line proved that a midrange device can always perform as great as more expensive flagships. Not only does it have awesome cameras and an incredible display, but its design is something you’d want to show off.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G – The S20, S20+, and S20+ Ultra may be the flagship devices, but the S20 FE was released out of the blue and featured nearly the same internal hardware (including the 120Hz display and 5G support) as its big brothers but in a less expensive price.
READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review
OnePlus 8T – While the OnePlus 8 series are already great, the introduction of the OnePlus 8T finetunes everything we love about the 8 series and puts it into one feature-packed device.
Realme 7i – For 799 AED, the Realme 7i is one of the best budget devices that doesn’t compromise on performance and quality. Aside from the 90Hz display, you’re also getting a quad-lens setup that includes a primary 64-megapixel camera.
READ MORE: Realme 7i Review
Motorola One Fusion – This 699 AED device offers more performance for its price, including a large display, and a four-lens camera array. But it’s the 5,000 mAh battery that makes the Motorola One Fusion a smartphone that lasts for more than a day.
READ MORE: Motorola One Fusion Review
Pixel 4a 5G – The Pixel 5 may be the flagship and most expensive Pixel variant, but the Pixel 4a 5G has most of those features at a lesser price. With an incredible camera, 5G support, and the guarantee of regular security patches, feature drops, and major Android releases, it’s one of the best Android devices that you can buy – only if it was available here in the UAE.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra – Bigger is better as they say. Samsung went all out with the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, packing in a massive AMOLED display, powerful hardware, and improved S-Pen support. The price might not be for everyone, but in the world of big-screen smartphones, the Note20 Ultra stands tall.
Mi 10 – Before the Mi 11 was announced last week, we were already in love with Xiaomi’s Mi 10 thanks to its beautiful display and great battery life. The glossy finish on the exterior gives it some class, though it can be a fingerprint magnet. Despite that, the maxed-out hardware means you’re getting the best performance.
READ MORE: Xiaomi Mi 10 Review
What was your favorite Android device for 2020? Let us know in the comments!