Top Smartphones of 2019 and the Future Smartphones of 2020

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Jan 8, 2024 Reading time : 6 min

Who doesn’t own a smartphone these days? It has become a necessity plus something people often show off. Everyone has a different perspective when they go out for buying a phone. Some go only for major brands while some get satisfied if the phone is able to meet the basic purpose. So there is nothing that can be called as the best phone as the definition varies from person to person. For some, a great phone will be one with a big screen while some will only compare the camera quality to pick up the best one.

For making a buying decision, you need to consider all the features and specifications that the phone has to offer. And for that, you will need some reliable source to do the comparison. Every year there are a number of launches, so the list keeps on changing. 

2019 has offered some of the greatest launches and some are in queue to be released in 2020. Here is a compiled list of top 10 smartphones 2020 that you must look forward to this year.

List of Best Smartphone 2019 & 2020

1iPhone 116iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max
2Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus7OnePlus 7T Pro
3Honor View 208Huawei P30 Pro
4Google Pixel 4 XL9Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ & S20 Ultra
5OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro10Google Pixel 4a
iPhone 11iPhone 11 Pro/Pro MaxSamsung GalaxyS10 PlusOnePlus 7T Pro
Release DateSep 2019Sep 2019March 2019Oct 2019
OSiOS 13iOS 13Android PieAndroid 10
CPUApple A13 BionicApple A13 BionicSnapdragon 855Snapdragon 855+
Display6.1 inch5.8/6.5 inch6.4 inch6.67inch
Dimensions150.9x 75.7x 8.3mm144x 71.4x 8.1mm/ 158x 77.8x 8.1mm157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm
Resolution828×17921125x 2436/1242x 26883040×14401440×3120
Storage64/128/256GB64/256/512GB128/512GB/1TB 256 GB
Front Camera12MP12MP+12MP10MP+8MP16MP
Rear Camera12MP+12MP12MP+12MP+12MP12MP+12MP+16MP48MP +16MP +8MP
Honor View 20Huawei P30 ProGoogle Pixel 4 XL
Release DateJan 2019March 2019October 2019
OSAndroid 9Android 9Android 10
CPUKirin 980Kirin 980Snapdragon 855
Dimensions156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1mm158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm
Resolution1080×23101440 x 3040
Front Camera25MP32MP8MP + TOF
Rear Camera48MP + 3D cam40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF12.2MP + 16MP
  1. iPhone 11

For an Apple fan, iPhone 11 serves the purpose. The specifications are not that great as of iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max but still at the top for its affordability. The battery life is enough to survive a day, but can’t match that one of Pro Max. The screen is not the best one but still sufficient to watch a video on.

  1. iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max

With a new matte finish, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are being called as a big step towards the camera. Pro range is for those who need something more than the basic iPhone 11. The toughest decision to make is whether to go for 5.8 inches or 6.5 inches as the former one is handy and the latter is good for gaming. You can call them one of the best smartphones for the money.
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  1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

If you are an Android user, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the best phone you can get. It is one of the best phones launched in 2019 and has left behind the best smartphones of 2020. The stunning display and design will make you go gaga over this gadget. The super AMOLED display is something to look out for but the Galaxy Note 9 has the same screen size. Its 4100mAh battery is the largest yet beating the Note 9’s and Galaxy S9 plus. Not too expensive, if you are looking for a phone that has ruled 2019, it is the one.

  1. OnePlus 7T Pro

An upgrade version of the 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T Pro is gorgeous with a large display. It is capable of competing with other high-end handsets and has beaten them in terms of price as well. However, the battery performs the same as 7 Pro but when it comes to Camera, you can expect some of the best shots. It is good-to-go handset with a reasonable cost; however, a small adjustment with the budget can get you a better one. 

  1. Honor View 20

Launched by a Chinese brand, Honor View 20 has the potential to be your best smartphone of 2020. With great battery life and smart camera, its 6.4-inch huge display offers enough space to play your favourite game. The 4,000 mAh will last enough for the whole day. Surprisingly, it is the world’s first smartphone to carry a 48MP rear camera setting a standard for the most expensive phones of 2019.

  1. Huawei P30 Pro

uawei P30 Pro can be called as the best phone out right now. It is the phone with 5x and 10x zoom capabilities and the large screen provides full HD resolution. The battery life is undoubtedly excellent and there is no need to worry as you will be left with a lot at the end of the day. The highlight is its digital 50x zoom that will bring the far-off objects really closer. This handset has set a new standard for the mobile industry with astonishing design, a true flagship smartphone.

  1. Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 XL doesn’t have many features but is the best cell phone for those who don’t want to get lost in their phone. The feature that will excite you the most is its photo-taking capability even during the night time. The display is noticeably colourful and smooth making scrolling and playing games really fun. The battery is not that great but that can be easily managed if you are getting Night Sight mode to take the best shots. 

  1. Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ & S20 Ultra

After knowing about some of the best smartphones of 2019, 2020 also has some of the best handsets awaiting for you. You can expect to see three models: Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. It has been scheduled to be released in February. The display is rumoured to be getting smaller, with Auro Glow colour and integrated 5g network. The camera is also expected to grow mb-4 bigger and the Ultra model will have a 108-megapixel camera and 10x optical zoom.

  1. OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro

One of the new smartphones that are going to be launched this year is rumoured to be looking like a Samsung phone, with a curved display, punch hole and a triple rear camera. You can expect OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro to be released around April 2020 with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 hardware and a 120Hz display on these phones.

  1. Google Pixel 4a

Google has offered access to the Google camera but at more affordable rates. The Pixel 4a phone is going to be favourable for those having a low budget and that’s why it has its place in the list of top smartphones. Rumoured to be launched around May 2020, Google Pixel 4a will have a punch-hole front camera, 3.5mm headphone socket with a single camera at the back. 

These were some of the best new smartphones that will be launched this year. There are other handsets as well that will be released soon this year but there is no confirmation on that yet.

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