With so many Android phones on the market, it can get quite overwhelming when deciding what phone to get. It seems like new companies join the market every year, and with every company releasing multiple phones every year there is an endless stream.
Basically, all phones that aren’t Apple phones run on android. Android is the operating system these phones use which is owned by Google. This operating system gives the phone developers a certain amount of freedom in how it is configured so every android phone isn’t exactly the same.
While Apple is still considered the gold standard when it comes to mobile devices, there are some android phone companies that come close, notably Samsung who coincidentally actually make Apple phone screens.
We have created a list of the best android phones on the market in 2020 from all the big companies such as Samsung and Google.
Samsung Galaxy S20
This phone takes the crown as the best Android phone on the market, it is an all-rounder and excels in most departments. It is a true flagship phone.
It has a large 6.7 inch screen and a very large battery. The cameras on this phone are also out of this world with a 12MP standard camera, 12MP ultra-wide, and a 64MP telephoto camera. Lastly, they have a 1,200Hz display which gives it a buttery smooth refresh rate.
It has all the bells and whistles like a waterproof body, fingerprint reader, 5G capabilities and reverse charging.
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus is the new kid on the block and it is making waves with very competitive prices. It comes very close to the Samsung in terms of features and quality with the same display. However, it falls slightly short in the camera department bringing it in at number 2.
Oppo Find X2 Pro
This Oppo phone features a complete edge to edge display with a fancy hole-punch front-facing camera. While it is a very fast and comprehensive device, it doesn’t quite match up to the others battery or speed. It is also rather expensive for what it offers, bringin it in at number 3.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
With a huge screen and stylus, this is definitely a completely different beast than it’s younger brother the Samsung S20 Ultra. That being said, it doesn’t actually match the specs and features of the S20. It is a workhorse and is perhaps built for a different purpose with many unique features built around the stylus.
Motorola Edge Plus
Motorola has made a big comeback with this one. They haven’t featured in any top lists for a number of years because of the stellar competition. The specs are high but don’t quite match those of the phones at the top of the list. At a relatively cheap price point, this Motorola has a unique screen that bleeds over the edge that includes some more features.
The second OnePlus phone on the list, this one might now pack the headline-grabbing features, but it is still a top-end smartphone. With a very large, high refresh rate AMOLED display, this is a great option for those on a budget.
Xiaomi M1 Note 10
A fairly unheard of the phone, Xiaomi tried to grab the headlines with many of these features but the overall package is a bit disappointing. It has the biggest battery on the list at a whopping 106mp camera, but the results are not as good as the numbers suggest. A big reason for this is the subpar software that accentuates the camera and battery. This is quite cheap, however.
Google Pixel 4a
Google isn’t going for the wow factor with this phone. It has great specs across the board but is a little boring, it doesn;t have the wow factor. That being said, the line of Google phones is still considered one of the best cameras in phones partly thanks to Google’s image rendering software. This is also quite cheap and very reliable.
Sony Xperia 5
Sony has found it hard to compete with the bigger phone brands for some time now, hence their position in the list. This smartphone has great features across the board but the subpar software and power making it feel a bit clunky and a little slow. It is also quite expensive which makes it down the list.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
It’s a testament to Samsung that this previous model still makes it onto the list. While there is an upgraded version this is by all accounts still a great phone. The large Note isn’t for everyone but if you’re looking for a large phone with a stylus but can’t afford the newer version, this smartphone can still hold its place in today’s market.
In today’s market, if you want the newest and best features you are going to have to pay for them. It is a good idea to do your research and figure out which features are important to you as this will inform which phone you go for. It is also good to shop around for contract offers as this is a good way to space out the cost of these new phones.