From the low-performance bricks of the 1990s, to smartphones and 5G, cellphones have metamorphosized over the years. Today’s smartphones are essential for communication. Only that, they provide entertainment; serve integral roles in our working lives; and enable us to control our smart homes.
Recently, the evolution of the smartphone has culminated in the creation of mobile devices that affect our whole lives. In this article, we look at eight of the most popular smartphones of 2020, and the features they offer to keep us connected and make our lives easier.
1. Samsung Galaxy Fold
Just as flip phones were all the rage in the 1990s, foldable phones have generated vast hype in recent years. In 2019, Samsung took the market by storm, releasing the world’s first truly foldable mobile phone.
The Galaxy Fold’s innovative design proved somewhat flawed, causing the hinge to break within days. Samsung was forced to delay launch for a further six months to work on a fix. Nevertheless, once the Fold was fixed, it was more popular than anticipated.
2. Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro was exceptionally well received by reviewers, with many placing it highly in the pecking order of 2020 models. Many cite the Huawei P30 Pro as the best smartphone for photography, hands-down. It boosts Instagram experiences exponentially thanks to its immense low-light quality and 10x optical zoom.
With an expanded HDR 7.47-inch display, video content is also impressive.
3. Oppo Find X2 Pro
Oppo has progressively upped its game in recent years, striving to add appeal to its devices. The Find X2 Pro is the manufacturer’s most accomplished offering so far, featuring an optimally-designed display and an excellent camera experience.
Somewhat on the expensive side, the Find X2 Pro has just a 6.78-inch display. Its modest size makes the handset ideal for one-handed use. The model also comes 5G ready.
4. Samsung Galaxy S10
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM, up to 1TB storage, five cameras, and Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, the Samsung Galaxy S10 builds on the solid foundations of the S9 Plus. It improves upon last year’s model with extended battery life and an ultra-wide camera.
The Galaxy S10 can be connected to an external monitor, providing a fully functional desktop experience. In addition, the handset has the ability to charge other devices, such as Galaxy Buds, via wireless technology.
5. Apple iPhone SE
Apple are not usually associated with audio handsets. Nevertheless, the manufacturer’s iPhone SE model is the ideal option for individuals seeking the iPhone experience without the high price tag. The model is an excellent option for consumers who primarily use Android phones in need of a second handset to use with iOS.
The iPhone SE is similar to the iPhone 8 in appearance, only on a smaller scale. It incorporates a 12-megapixel camera as well as a high water/dust resistant rating, making it a solid, affordable option.
6. OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus has undergone something of a transition, shifting its focus from budget to premium products. One of the main advantages of the OnePlus 8 Pro is that it offers value for money, was well as top-quality internal components and 5G connectivity.
Offering a cleaner take on the Android, the OnePlus 8 Pro runs quickly and smoothly, avoiding clutter and bloat. With impressive battery life and display, backed up with fast charging, the OnePlus 8 Pro represents serious competition for top-tier brands.
7. LG V60 ThinQ 5G
Recently launched on AT&T, Verizon, and T Mobile, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is currently only available in the United States. The device focuses on video creation, featuring 8K video recording, a triple rear-camera system, advanced camera software, 4 microphones, and ASMR and Voice Bokeh audio.
With stereo speakers and quad DAC support, the handset continues LG’s tradition of audio excellence. It sounds great through speakers but even better via wired headphones. The LG V60 is one of the last handsets to retain a 3.5mm audio port, which should please audiophiles.
8. Apple iPhone 11 Pro
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro’s triple camera system offers substantial capability with none of the complexity. Its revolutionary chip pushes the boundaries of smartphone technology, elevating machine learning to the next level.
The immersive, elegant interface offers a wider field of view, enabling users to see what is happening outside of the image frame and capture it with just a tap. The handset captures videos in true-to-life format, with smoother motion and greater detail. The handset’s power processing capabilities enable users to shoot 4K video with video stabilization and extended dynamic range at 60 frames per second. It also provides increased creative control, with a suite of powerful new editing tools, providing the highest-quality video capture of any smartphone.
Other benefits of the iPhone 11 Pro include: fast charge, face ID, super retina XDR, haptic touch, 64-bit fusion, dual sim, wireless charging, and water and dust resistance.