After looking at every aspect of each phone, from screen quality to battery life, internal specs to camera quality, we can make recommendations of what each phone’s strengths are and who they would be perfect partners for. We’ve listed all the phones in order of preference, too. The first phone is the best phone that you can get in 2020.

iPhone 11 PRO


Screen size: 5.8-inches

Weight: 188g

OS: iOS 13

CPU: Apple A13 Bionic


Storage: 64/256/512GB


+Leading phone camera

+ OLED screen

+Remarkable processor and graphics

+Great battery life

+Superior audio


The Apple iPhone 11 Pro by far has the best screen and camera on a phone. Having an energy efficient OLED screen means that even with heavy usage, your phone can last all day. Be sensible with your usage, and you can easily squeeze 2 days out of it.

But the headline catch is the tri-camera. The addition of the wide-angle lens brings a 120-degree field of view that is ideal for landscapes as well as better focusing in low-light.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro also comes bundled with an 18W charger for fast-charging. The charger takes just over 2 hours to fully charge most iPhones.

With its stunning design, powerful internal hardware and top-rate camera system, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro is easily the best phone to kick off 2020 and should be at the top of your list of potential upgrades.



Screen size: 6.4-inches

Weight: 175g

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820


Storage: 128GB


+Unique design

+ AMOLED screen

+Up to 1.5TB storage (via MicroSD card)

+Awesome Live Focus images with front camera

Samsung is doing something different from the iPhone and other rival flagship handsets. Where most competitors have rushed to clone the notched screen design that resonates with the iPhone X, Samsung has taken the opposite approach with its Infinity-O design. This design creates more screen space without also increasing the size of the phone.

With the Galaxy S10 you can shoot Live Focus photographs chock-full with artificial bokeh-style blurs. There are also some fun new depth effects and gimmicky photo modes that can be shot using the triple-camera on the back of the handset, as well.

Finally, the One UI operating system has been designed to acknowledge that while we all want larger screens on our phones, massive smartphones are really annoying to use. To solve this, the S10 allows you to shift all the elements of the screen that you’ll actually need to tap, into the lower-third of the touchscreen where they are within easy reach.



Weight: 168g

OS: Android 9.0

Screen size: 6.3-inches

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825


Storage: 256GB


+Perfect size and attractive design

+S Pen

+Versatile camera system

+Excellent internal system

With its 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, powerful internal hardware suite, and advanced S Pen digital stylus, the Note 10 is undeniably one of the best Android phones currently available. Despite lacking a few features of the larger Galaxy Note 10 Plus, it is more reasonably priced and sized.

Unmatched on the market, the new S Pen with a 10-hour battery life and air gestures allows the Note 10 to transition from productivity powerhouse, to essential creative tool in seconds.

You may look instead at the larger, more expensive version, the Note 10 Plus, if you’re interested in its huge 6.8-inch AMOLED screen, slightly better camera system, and its 5G capabilities, which allow it’s owner to tap into the super-fast new network.

Overall, the Samsung Note 10 is one of 2020’s noteworthy phones.

Apple iPhone 11:


Weight: 194g

OS: iOS 13

Screen size: 6.1 inches

CPU: Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm)


Storage: 64/128/256GB


+ Dual-lens camera

+Super fast system

+Great battery life

+Attractive design and build

+Phenomenal audio

If you’re an Apple fan and can’t stretch iPhone 11 Pro, then the iPhone 11 makes a great case as a cheaper alternative – and so it could well be the best phone for you in 2020.

The iPhone 11 comes in a variety of attractive, bright colours, and features a quality 6.1-inch HDR Liquid Retina display. It is, across the board, a well-equipped and very well-made phone.

One visual difference the iPhone 11 Pro has over the iPhone 11 is the flexibility of the camera – the latter has a dual-camera rather than a tri-camera. In addition, the screen, while still large and clear is also trumped by the Pro’s battery saving/energy efficient OLED screen. Although, based on its build, speed and camera, you wouldn’t know it’s the cheaper of Apple’s phones.

To sum it up, you’d be getting the most bang for your buck with the Apple iPhone 11, making it an easy recommend for those looking for a simple, yet attractive new phone in 2020.



Weight: 162g

OS: Android 10

Screen size: 5.7-inches

CPU: Snapdragon 855


Storage: 64GB/128GB


+Face Unlock

+Wireless charging

+Fantastic camera

The Google Pixel flagship phones have a lot going for them. Leading the way is the camera: Google has added a second lens this time around, meaning even better quality photos.

A couple of cool features worth mentioning are Face Unlock, making it so much faster to get into your phone, and Motion Sense, which lets you control music playback, silence alarms and more with just a wave of your hand.

Although the battery life could be improved, with wireless charging and complete waterproofing, there aren’t many cases against the Pixel 4.



Weight: 175g

OS: Android 9.0 Pie

Screen size: 5.6 inches

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670


Storage: 64GB


+Great Pixel 3 Camera

+Fast-Charger (included)

+3 years of guaranteed Android OS updates

The Google Pixel 3a is the best smartphone for you in 2020 if you prioritise good value and camera quality.

The Pixel 3a’s super-low retail price partnered with the performance and experience it delivers makes it a no brainer for those who prefer a vanilla software experience. Not only is the price point on this phone super low, but you get the phenomenal camera that debuted in the more expensive Google Pixel 3 XL, along with the system loaded in the Huawei P30 Pro, one of the best systems out.

Top it off with the phone’s light weight, understated, stylish design and unlimited Google Photos cloud storage, it is easy to see how the Google Pixel 3a could be best phone for photography lovers shopping on a budget. You?



Weight: 180g

OS: Android 9.0

Screen size: 6.5 inches

CPU: Snapdragon 855


Storage: 128GB


+Huge, unique display

+Powerful processor

+Amazing audio

+Dust and waterproof

The best part about this phone is it’s 6.5-inch 21:9 4K display which, for the unacquainted, is the preferred size for streaming movies, sports and TV shows. If those are the two things that you like to do, then look no further than this beauty of a device.

The issue is that while this display is crisp and vibrant – the phone has an underwhelming battery, which means the screen appears dim unless cranked right up to near maximum. Crank the brightness up though, and the viewing experience is truly amazing. Just don’t expect the battery to run for days on end.

If it’s larger size doesn’t seem like an issue to you, and it could easily not be, there’s a lot to love here: 128GB of storage, the latest Snapdragon chip which is lightning fast and the display partnered with the Dolby sound system – stunning. This very well could be the best phone for you in 2020.