Top Premium Smartphones 2020 | Articles | Phones
The list of the best smartphones changes with enviable frequency. Already at the beginning of the year, we got acquainted with the main trends that the market relies on. CES brought prototypes and novelties to the visitors’ judgment.
Almost every company aims to beat the competition, but only a few strive to truly surprise fans by creating a real premium smartphone. We will talk about such devices, having considered the top of the best and most presentable devices in 2020.
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Samsung Galaxy Fold
Folding smartphone from Samsung has become perhaps the most controversial. Its interesting design really provides versatility. When folded, you will have a display with a diagonal of 4.6 inches, but when unfolded in front of you, almost a tablet is 7.3 inches. In the best traditions of the company, both screens are AMOLED panels with high brightness and accurate color reproduction. The downside is the soft surface of the internal display — a necessary element for a folding design. The manufacturer requires you to treat it with caution and not even put too much pressure on it.
The technical parameters of the Galaxy Fold are also modern: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is responsible for performance, 12GB of RAM provides speed and 512GB of internal memory is designed for file storage. The smartphone runs on Android 9 and supports 2 SIM cards.
The triple main camera received resolutions of 12 megapixels, 16 megapixels and 12 megapixels, plus a front camera of 10 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 4380 mAh.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a premium smartphone in every sense of the word. High cost, expensive and original design. This device attracts attention, and this is its main advantage.
iPhone 11 Pro
Apple smartphones are associated with expensive technology, the company’s flagships confirm this. iPhone 11 Pro is powered by the latest Apple A13 Bionic processor, “the most advanced to date”. Otherwise, it may seem that the characteristics are not so high. For example, 4 GB of RAM is not so much when compared with modern Samsung, and the 3046 mAh battery all the more seems not capacious enough. But Apple is carefully approaching the solution of such issues: balancing performance and energy costs allows smartphones to be efficient and work for a long time. Therefore, the technical characteristics may be lower than those of competitors, but the results are no worse. The advantages of the iPhone are a Super Retina screen with high brightness and high-quality color reproduction, and a set-up of three cameras, which includes both a telephoto lens and two wide-angle ones. Speakers designed for viewing content and even listening to music, gaming and more.
In the 11th generation of the iPhone, manufacturers have successfully combined cutting-edge performance and eye-catching design, which gives the smartphone a premium look. If you prefer the iPhone, then the 11 Pro is the only right choice.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
More recently, the world was shown the next generation of Galaxy flagships, but until it went on sale, the leader is still the Galaxy S10 Plus. This premium Android smartphone has become one of the best in its class. The large 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution is the first thing that catches your eye. The screen occupies almost the entire front panel and even the front camera is located on a small plate in the corner of the display instead of a bang or a frame. The curved edges add to the futuristic design, while the screen itself features bright colors.
Depending on the version of the smartphone, it runs on either Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820. The Galaxy received 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The memory can be expanded with a micro SD card up to 1.5 TB. The smartphone is great for playing games, watching videos, and even taking photos. Manufacturers have taken special care of the latter, not losing sight of the trend of mobile photography. Galaxy S10 Plus is equipped with a triple camera: two with a resolution of 12 MP and one with 16 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the most advanced smartphones on the market.
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Huawei P30 Pro
Powerful, stylish and modern — this is how you can characterize the flagship model of the Huawei P30 smartphone. The smartphone received high marks from users and reviewers. It runs on Kirin 980 processor and Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1 interface. Like the Galaxy S series, Huawei has a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display. The bezels at the top and bottom are impressively thin, and the front-facing camera is waterdrop-shaped. The display is completely ready for watching movies or games, like the rest of the characteristics of the smartphone. You can choose a modification with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and options for 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal memory.
One of the indisputable advantages of the smartphone is the triple camera with ToF sensor. At the same time, the main matrix has a high resolution of 40 megapixels. Among the small pluses that affect the functionality of the smartphone, we can highlight the fingerprint scanner built into the display, a 4200 mAh battery and contactless payment options. Huawei P30 Pro is a premium smartphone with expensive looks and high performance.
OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus smartphones appeared suddenly and also suddenly won the love of fans. The flagship OnePlus 7T Pro continues the tradition of its predecessors, showing us what quality is at an affordable price. The smartphone received a screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, bright with rich colors. The operating system is Android 10 with an OxygenOS UI that doesn’t change the very structure of android too much. The smartphone was equipped with the most powerful at the time of release, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and you can choose a model from 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM. Both options are suitable for mobile gaming and less demanding tasks. Built-in memory is also more than enough for users, 256 GB, almost the capacity of most laptops. The battery has always been a hugely popular feature of OnePlus, and the 7T Pro doesn’t deviate from this principle — 4085 mAh allows you to use the smartphone all day almost without recharging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
If the Galaxy S series is a premium smartphone, then the Galaxy Note with more power is almost a professional device. The main difference is a large display, as always Super AMOLED with a high resolution and a diagonal of 6.3 inches, and the presence of a stylus for writing, managing and other tasks. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825 and is equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh. As for the cameras, their characteristics are almost the same as those we saw on the Galaxy S10. But what makes a smartphone premium? It is a convenient size and expensive appearance. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is powerful and durable, it can handle games, music, videos and run applications of various demands at the same time. While it lacks a few features found on the Plus model (such as the 6.8-inch display), it strikes the perfect balance between convenience and functionality.
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Google Pixel 4
If there is a series of smartphones that have captivated photography fans, it is the Google Pixel. In the fourth generation of smartphones, the experience of previous versions was taken into account, which gave an impressive result. The basic version of the smartphone is very compact — the screen diagonal was 5.7 inches with Full HD resolution. The Snapdragon 855 is responsible for performance and allows the Pixel 4 to handle heavy workloads such as demanding games and running heavy apps. 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options are designed to provide speed and file storage space. The battery capacity may surprise at first — only 2800 mAh, how can this be enough for a premium smartphone? Quite, with a reasonable balance. Here, Google follows the example of their colleagues from Apple and focuses on performance and energy intensity.
Not to mention the cameras, despite the very simple resolution, 12.2 MP and 16 MP, and only 2 cameras instead of the popular three, Google Pixel 4 is able to create high-quality photos in both good and low light.
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Sony XPeria 1
Sony has not pursued status for a long time, but it is quite capable of succeeding where it is needed. Therefore, the XPeria 1 deserves its place in the list of flagships. With a 6.5-inch high quality screen and excellent features such as 4K resolution, this smartphone is becoming the choice of many movie fans. It is convenient to watch movies and play games. The last possibility is guaranteed by the Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The battery is a bit of a downside, I’d like to see more than 3300 mAh in a phone like this, but the Sony XPeria 1 manages to get through a full day’s worth of work.
It also received protection from moisture and dust and a high-quality speaker that successfully reproduces both high and low frequencies. Yes, a smartphone may seem too big to some, but premium smartphones are rarely small, and the Sony XPeria 1 is a worthy flagship.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Another novelty that causes the best impressions. The main distinguishing feature of this smartphone is its main camera with a resolution of 48 megapixels. It consists of three sensors, each of which performs its own functions. The rest of the specifications are also not inferior to competitors, these are a 6.39-inch display, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and the ability to choose 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory.
The front camera with a pop-up design is a real innovation that has taken root among many flagships. Thanks to this, it was possible to reduce the bezels of the smartphone and provide it with a solid and modern appearance. A metal case covered with glass completes the picture.
Xiaomi adheres to a policy of low prices, so you have to make concessions in some parameters. In this case, the smartphone does not have water resistance and wireless charging. Everyone who is ready to put up with it will be able to easily appreciate the advantages of the device.