Best Smartphones of 2020 | India | AnotherWhy edition

Best Smartphones of 2020 | India | AnotherWhy edition

Talking about Best Smartphones of 2020, This is been a long year with lots of chaos around Covid 19, but still, besides all negativities, there are positivities also and we have to rely on them. We have seen that all the companies launched their smartphones virtually using Augmented Reality or video conference. 2020 gives us a huge leap of smartphones based on gaming, huge battery life, the best display, and obviously the best cameras. To sum up this whole year this is Best Smartphones of 2020 | India | AnotherWhy edition.

These are some of the smartphones which were released in 2020.:

MonthSmartphones Released
January 2020Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung A51
Realme 5i
Vivo S1 Pro
Oppo F15
February 2020Samsung Galaxy S20 series
Samsung M31
Samsung A71
Oppo A31
March 2020Samsung M21
Samsung M11
Realme 6
Realme 6 Pro
Nokia 1.3
ApriliPhone SE 2020
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro
May 2020Xiaomi Mi 10
Realme Narzo 10 & 10A
Honor 9X Pro
Vivo V19
Huwaei Y9s
Motorola Edge +
June 2020Samsung Galaxy A31
Oppo Find X2
Motorola One Fusion +
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Realme X3 & X3 Superzoom
July 2020Asus ROG 3
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Vivo X50 & X50 Pro
OnePlus Nord
Realm 6i
Realme C11
Poco M2 Pro
Redmi Note 9
August 2020Samsung Galaxy Note Series
Motorola G9
Realme C12
Realme C15
Redmi 9
September 2020Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung M51
Oppo F17 Pro
Realme 7 & 7 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 & 20 Pro & 20A
Motorola E7 Plus
Poco X3
October 2020Google Pixel 4a
iPhone 12 series
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Samsung Galaxy F41
Vivo V20
OnePlus 8T
Xiaomi Mi 10 T Pro
November 2020Micromax In Note 1
Vivo V20 SE
LG Velvet
Nokia 2.4
Motorola G 5G
December 2020

* Disclaimer: These are all my opinions about the smartphones launched this year, I respect the hard work of every brand and I respect other’s opinion too.

##1 Best Entry-level Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

Micromax In 1b:

Micromax In 1b is the best entry-level smartphone of the year. The reason behind this is simple clean android, a good processor, good cameras, good battery life and besides all of them “Made in India“. There are competitors who are stronger than this phone like Realme c3, Realme c11 but I did not like their UI.

  • Processor: Mediatek Helio G35
  • Display: 6.52-inch, IPS LCD – Infinity O Display, HD Resolution (720 x 1600)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Fast charging 10W, Type-C
  • Network: 4G
  • Camera:
    • Dual Camera: 13MP (Wide, f/1.9), 2MP (Depth, f/2.4)
    • Single Camera: 8MP (f/2.0), front facing
  • RAM & Storage: 2GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB
  • OS: Android 10, Stock Android
  • Security: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted)
  • Color: Blue, Purple, Green
  • Price: ₹ 6,999.00 (2GB/32GB) | ₹ 7,999.00 (4GB/64GB)

##2 Best Mid-Range Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

Motorola Moto G 5G

Midrange means will be under 20,000 but Motorola Moto G 5G costs 20,999 still I included this because this is the first Mid-Range smartphone of India capable of 5G connectivity. Besides that, there is the best processor in that range and good cameras, good battery, stock android all these makes it the best from its competitors.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G | Adreno 619
  • Display: 6.7-inch, LTPS IPS LCD – Infinity O Display, Full HD+ Resolution (1080 x 2400)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Fast charging 20W, Type-C
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Tripple Camera: 48MP (Wide, f/1.7), 8MP (UltraWide, f/2.2), 2MP (Macro, f/2.4)
    • Single Camera: 16MP (f/2.2), front-facing
  • RAM & Storage: 6GB/128GB
  • OS: Android 10, Stock Android
  • Security: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted)
  • Color: Volcanic Gray, Frosted Silver
  • Price: ₹ 20,999.00 (6GB/128GB)

##3 Best Upper-Mid-Range Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

OnePlus Nord 5G

A powerpack smartphone with the best chipset in this range, the better display with 90Hz refresh rate, better cameras especially an ultra-wide camera with 5G connectivity this phone deserve to be the Best Upper-Mid-Range Smartphone of the Year.

  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G, 2.4GHz, GPU Adreno 620
  • Display: 6.44-inch, Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen – Infinity O Display, FHD+ Resolution (1080 x 2400), 90Hz, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10+
  • Battery: 4115 mAh, Fast charging 30W, 70% in 30 min
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • QUAD Camera: 48MP (F1.8), 8MP (Ultrawide, F2.3), 5MP(Depth, F2.4), 2MP(Macro, F2.4)
    • Dual Camera: 32MP (F2.5), 8MP (F2.5) front-facing
  • RAM & Storage: 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB
  • OS: Android 10, OxygenOS 10.5.4
  • Security: Fingerprint (under display, optical), Face Unlock
  • Color: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
  • Price: ₹ 27,999.00 (8GB/128GB)

##4 Best Android Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

OnePlus 8T 5G

Yes, the OnePlus 8T 5G is the best Android Smartphone in 2020, launched on the 14th of October. In my perspective, the best smartphone of the year will have the best processor of that year, a very good display, very good cameras that will not play number game but be professional, and follow the trend like this year 5G & Refresh rate is the trend. And OnePlus 8T 5G offers everything I mentioned at a good price.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + | Adreno 650
  • Display: 6.55-inch, Fluid AMOLED – Infinity O Display, FHD+ Resolution (1080 x 2400), 120Hz, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, Fast charging 65W
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Quad Camera: 48MP (Wide,F1.7), 16MP (Ultra Wide, F2.2), 5MP(Macro, F2.4), 2MP(Depth, F2.4)
    • Single Camera: 16MP (F2.2) Front Facing
  • RAM & Storage: 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB
  • OS: Android 11, OxygenOS 11.0.4
  • Security: Fingerprint (Under Display)
  • Color: Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver, Cyberpunk 2077 Edition
  • Price: ₹ 42,999.00 (8GB/128GB) | ₹ 45,999.00 (12GB/256GB)

##5 Best iOS Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 is the best iOS smartphone of the year, Reason behind it has the latest Apple chipset, the best cameras, one of the best displays with a boxy design. Overall iPhone 12 gave one the best iOS experience and cost you fewer rupees less than iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max.

  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Display: 6.1-inch, Super Retina XDR OLED, Resolution (1170 x 2532, Ceramic Glass
  • Battery: 2815 mAh
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Dual Camera: 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 12 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
    • Single Camera: 12 MP, f/2.2
  • RAM & Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • OS: iOS 14.1
  • Security: Face Unlock
  • Color: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
  • Price: ₹ 79,900.00 (64GB) | ₹ 84,900.00 (128GB)

##6 Best Gaming Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

ASUS ROG phone 3

Yes ASUS ROG Phone 3 not only the best gaming smartphone but also very close to the best smartphone of the year 2020. The best processor, 144Hz Full HD+ AMOLED Display, customized pressure-sensitive AirTrigger 3 buttons, Good Battery life everything at a good price makes it the best gaming smartphone of the year.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + | Adreno 650
  • Display: 6.59-inch, AMOLED, FHD+ Resolution (1080 x 2340), 144Hz, Gorilla Glass 6
  • Battery: 6000 mAh, Fast charging 30W
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Tripple Camera: 64MP (Wide,F1.8), 13MP (Ultra Wide, F2.4), 5MP(Macro, F2.4)
    • Single Camera: 24MP (F2.0) Front Facing
  • RAM & Storage: 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB
  • OS: Android 10, ROG UI
  • Security: Fingerprint (Under Display)
  • Color: Black Glare
  • Price: ₹ 46,999.00 (8GB/128GB) | ₹ 49,999.00 (12GB/256GB)

##7 Best Camera Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

iPhone 12 Pro Max

The best camera-centric smartphone of the year to date. The main wide-angle lens is 26mm equivalent and has an aperture of f/1.6 with a 12 MP sensor ( Which is larger than the iPhone 12 Pro ). And it also features a sensor-based optical stabilization system. Then there is the 13mm-equivalent ultrawide camera and also a 65 mm-equivalent telephoto lens which is capable of 2.5x Zoom. And lastly the LiDAR sensor for depth sensing.

The videography and photography of these cameras including iPhone image processing capabilities make the iPhone 12 Pro Max The Best Camera Smartphone of the Year 2020.

  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Display: 6.7-inch, Super Retina XDR OLED, Resolution (1284 x 2778), Ceramic Glass
  • Battery: 3687 mAh
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Tripple Camera: 12 MP f/1.6 (wide), 12 MP f/2.2 (Telephoto), 12 MP f/2.4 (ultrawide), LiDAR
    • Single Camera: 12 MP, f/2.2
  • RAM & Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
  • OS: iOS 14.1
  • Security: Face Unlock
  • Color: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
  • Price: ₹ 1,29,900.00 (128GB) | ₹ 1,39,900.00 (256GB)

##8 Best Flagship Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5g

I do not agree with the Exynos processor that Samsung offers at the almost same price or overpriced in some areas as the Snapdragon variant. But other than the processor everything Samsung offers in this phone is beast, and this is the Note Series which is known for that.

  • Processor: Exynos 990 (Global) | Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (USA) | GPU: Mali-G77 MP11
  • Build: Stainless steel frame | IP68 dust/water resistant
  • Display: 6.9-inch, Dynamic AMOLED ,FHD+ Resolution (1440 x 3200), [email protected] / [email protected], Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Fast charging 25W
  • Network: 5G/4G
  • Camera:
    • Tripple Camera: 108MP (F1.8), 12MP (Periscope Telephoto, F3.0), 12MP (Ultrawide, F2.2)
    • Single Camera: 40MP (F2.2)
  • RAM & Storage: 12GB/256GB
  • OS: Android 10, One UI 2
  • Security: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic)
  • Color: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
  • Price: ₹ 1,04,999.00 (12GB/256GB)

##9 Best Compact Smartphone of the Year | Best Smartphones of 2020

iPhone SE 2020

This a Smartphone that will fit in your palm easily, the 4.7-inch Smartphone is packed with the 2nd best chipset offered by Apple, built into an aluminum frame with a good camera and a good display everything just weighs 148gm. All these make it the Best Compact Smartphone of the Year 2020.

  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa Core
  • Display: 4.7-inch, Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, HD+ Resolution (1334 x 750), Smartphones with 60Hz Refresh Rate, IP67 dust/water resistant
  • Battery: 1821 mAh, 18W fast charging
  • Network: 4G
  • Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
    • Front Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2
  • RAM & Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • OS: iOS 13
  • Security: Fingerprint (front-mounted)
  • Color: Black, White, Product Red
  • Price: ₹ 35,999.00 (64GB) | ₹ 40,999.00 (128GB) | ₹ 50,999.00 (256GB)

Best Smartphones of 2020 | India | AnotherWhy edition

Conclusion:

All the Smartphone brands worked very hard to get their place in the market and 2020 is been an amazing year for the smartphone brands and the consumers too. Hope next year will be more exciting and will see some new trend and innovative ideas. Thanks for Reading.

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