Best flagship phones 2020 - buyer’s guide

Last updated 11 May 2020


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  • 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.

  • Guy from Croatia

I've got my Samung Galaxy S20 plus for some 2 months now (Exyons version). My overall experience with it is very good, with only downside from this phone is some battery overheating here and there, but 120 Hz refersh rate works great, and the camera photo quality is at the superb level day and night.

This is out of date. The Sony Xperia 1 II is the flagship to go for. Would never go for an iPhone SE either when you have the Sony Xperia 10 II.

Where i can find buyer guide in gsmarena android app actually?

AnonD-833125, 22 Nov 2019The best phone is the one that you have. Period. Thus bein... moreNice point

Alexandru9311, 04 Dec 2019Stick with your IPhone. 1200$ for 2015 hardware. 1200$ for what? Not that i'm an apple fan or anything but they got best cpu's when it comes to communicating with ios

  • Wait what

haha, 19 Dec 2019Stick to your android OS, it is like putting windows 98 on ... moreFunny how this "windows 98" has more features than your ios

  • Observer88

Nick, 25 Nov 2019Dozens of nominees can't hide the one true fact, there is t... moreand you keep denying the fact that andriods are number one in the world while IPhone only big in the US

  • Observer88

wasox, 02 Dec 2019The note10+ should be also at #1 in the premium all rounder... morei agree. i waiting for the s20s to be on stream so i can buy it at a cheaper price. i love the features on the note 10 plus and i don't need to have the latest phone just a phone with great functionality

  • Anonymous

Medul, 13 Dec 2019Oh really u think Apple is good company, imagine paying som... moreIkr

  • Emran

Oneplus 7t pro is one of the best flagship phone in 2019.

So... Sony makes it, but not the Vivo Nex 3?

  • Anonymous

eest3003, 07 Jan 2020Everybody seems to forget lg v50 or g8x. LG always being fo... moreEven the lg g7 l have is a real gem! . Of course with some minor flaws.