Best flagship phones 2020 - buyer’s guide

Last updated 23 November 2020


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  • Phonewz

What is a flagship phone?

Solun1, 13 Feb 2021Moto Edge+ is basically the same as the Galaxy S8+. But tha... moreActually no, the Edge+ has comparatively better specifications (865 vs 835)

Leo16, 06 Dec 2020Where is Moto Edge+ ?Moto Edge+ is basically the same as the Galaxy S8+. But that one is 3-4 years old. So naturally it will not be in current purchase recommendations.

[deleted post]Just replace the mi 10 pro with 10 ultra...
It's catchy and has better features

Where is Moto Edge+ ?

  • Tammy

YS3G, 03 Nov 2020Why oppo find x2 is here? whosee gonna buy that crap?I blame you not. Go and browse about oppo find x2 pro. It's just bad marketing that's their problem. The phone is great

Wow, a really well written article that shows all the flaws and strengths of 2020's flagship, I see some ask why is OPPO here or One Plus, the truth is they have flagship hardware and a flagship price so it's natural to put all these manufacturers in the list, it's definitely nice to see more competition among flagships which will benefit consumers in the future, making Apple, Samsung and Huawei not feel untouchable anymore...

Why oppo find x2 is here? whosee gonna buy that crap?

Replace "MI 10 Pro" 5G with "MI 10 Ultra". It's hella better

i11 pro max shouldn't appear here, it's the phone in 2019, this article doesn't make any sense.

Note 20 Ultra came in and S20 Plus just disappeared instead of going down to 2-3 place. Why?

  • vishal

6ix, 02 Sep 2020HRR Missing in iPhone, GSMA are forgetting iPhones are smoo... moreAs an Android fanboy I can say I completely agree with you. I'm using a Redmi k30 which has a 120hz display and I honestly believe this hrr stuff is really overhyped. Also, I'd like to add I'm using a custom rom so it's not that Miui's jagginess has ruined my experience.

  • Anonymous

From experience of using phones from most manufacturers I would say iPhone is great for the ecosystem and you probably won't notice the notch after a while but I wouldn't go for the iphone 11 or xr as the display is quite abit worse and the bezels to me are still noticeable even after 6 or more months. If your going for Android I would go for Samsung as they're flagships are the only phones I have owned that haven't had a major issue after 6-12 months

  • Anonymous

6ix, 02 Sep 2020HRR Missing in iPhone, GSMA are forgetting iPhones are smoo... moreiPhones are smooth but no amount of software is gonna make up for lack of 120hz. Somepeople can't tell the difference so it's probably wouldnt matter to those people but to those who can see it 120hz is a massive difference, even over the iphone. I prefer 90hz for me as it's a good balance between smooth display and battery life

HRR Missing in iPhone, GSMA are forgetting iPhones are smooth enough to make HRR seem like a joke, it’s a welcome addition though for the sake of spec ticking, Android fan boys seem to love it

  • Anonymous

I used Android phones for years and years but 3 years ago I bought an iPhone 7 plus and still using it till now, it's true android phones are customizable and have more options, but the quality of the iPhone and the smoothness of the apps that are designed for it is unmatchable, my iPhone 7 plus is still working as if I bought it yesterday and apple still updating it till now, just compare for example Insta on an android and iPhone and you will notice the difference, I still respect the android phones for their many options and gadgets, but for a smooth reliable experience the iPhone has no match

  • Anonymous reply

Deepak1234567, 15 Aug 2020@GSM arena, BY what means do you place S20+ as the no 1 cho... moreTrue true but think "value" ,sure the exynos can't really last long on pressure but it's not like you're an esports pro that you'll need to play that long.on the other side of things you could always buy a different phone xD

@GSM arena, BY what means do you place S20+ as the no 1 choice? It has exynos 990 process in rest of the world. Only in UA it has sd 865. So while making your list, take that also into account. In that case Samsung S20+ will never make it to the top. Exynos processor heats and also drains battery very quickly

  • Anonymous

paul4sg, 02 Jul 2020This is out of date. The Sony Xperia 1 II is the flagship t... moreA phone manufactured by Sony should be automatically classified as an unbuyable failure. My experience with four Xperias has been beyond horrendous, they - literally - fall apart and Xperia XA1 has a serious manufacturing error; the borders of the touch screen start dying after a few months of usage. There is plenty of forum threads about the issue I sadly experienced myself as well with two XA1. The phone turns unusable and Sony refuses to take a stance on that. They don’t care about their customers.

  • Anonymous

paul4sg, 02 Jul 2020This is out of date. The Sony Xperia 1 II is the flagship t... moreA phone manufactured by Sony should be automatically classified as an unbuyable failure. My experience with four Xperias has been beyond horrendous, they - literally - fall apart and Xperia XA1 has a serious manufacturing error; the borders of the touch screen start dying after a few months of usage. There is plenty of forum threads about the issue I sadly experienced myself as well with two XA1. The phone turns unusable and Sony refuses to take a stance on that. They don’t care about their customers.