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A detailed buying guide on what the best smartphones currently in circulation on the technology market. In addition to the details, you will find more expensive top-of-the-range models and inexpensive entry level models, with purchase advice in relation to your needs and budget.

Looking for the best smartphone or big screen smartphone? Here is a good list of mobile devices Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Google pixel e LG (also the new entries: Xiaomi e Oppo).



You will find specifications and details on the screen, battery life, performance and photographic sector. The best mobile phones released in Spain were tested, such as the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and the cheaper Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and iPhone SE, the new OnePlus 8 Pro and again the Pixel 4 XL. The best Android smartphones are also highly competitive: the top-of-the-range Samsung Galaxy (like the latest S21 Plus and Ultra) and the Note 20 and 10.

The truth is that all the big phones listed are highly close, it will be up to you to decide which best price quality phone to buy taking into account your personal preferences between iOS 14 and Android 11.

How to choose a smartphone

Before showing you the ranking of the best smartphones by price range, you need to know that there are some elements to consider if you want to have an Android or iOS phone that suits your needs:

  • Screen: I recommend buying mobile devices with a high resolution and good viewing angles. Having a bright display especially when you are outdoors and there is a lot of sun is important.
  • Hardware: Check that the CPU is powerful and that the RAM memory can support it. For productive activities it is advisable to have at least 4 GB of RAM, for lower requirements, 2 to 3 GB of RAM are also fine. For the internal memory, however, always check that it is always expandable.
  • Battery life: if you want to make it to the day, check that the battery life is high and that your phone supports fast charging technology.
  • Photo gallery: Check that the main camera is capable of taking bright and sharp shots, if your intent is to have a smartphone for photos.
  • Updates: having a mobile device on which updates to the operating system are performed frequently is certainly an added value.

What else to consider? Well I would look if the phone is waterproof and dustproof, if it has the support for 4G / LTE and 5G, the sector audio (if you love listening to music), le USB ports (micro-USB e USB-C), la tech OTG to connect external data storage devices and finally the terms of warranty.



Best smartphones by price range

Are you ready to go through this year's list of the best phones? The list has been sorted on the basis of some fundamental elements that make up a mobile and which are: performance, battery life, camera quality and software updates.

Best smartphones under 200 euros (cheap)

Little X3

Best Buy Best Budget Smartphone.

Release date:  March 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 MIUI 12 | processor: Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm | Screen: 6,67″ IPS LCD | Resolution: 1080×2400 pixel | Memory: 128GB internal + 6GB RAM | Battery: 5.160 mAh | Rear camera: 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 215 g | dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm.

For

  • Autonomy
  • NFC
  • Cameras

Cons

  • MIUI

Little X3 of Xiaomi is a Best Buy, is therefore among the best smartphones that you can buy for less than 200 euros. Its strengths are the 6,67-inch Full HD + AMOLED 120Hz screen and the very performing SoC. To improve everything, we find dual stereo speakers, a very large battery and a compartment of cameras capable of taking beautiful photos even in low light conditions.

The aesthetics are not up to the top of the range, but the HDR support, the fingerprint sensor, the 33W fast charging, the NFC and the IP53 certification still make it a mid-range smartphone to consider.



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Huawei lite P40

The budget version of Huawei's P40 range.

Release date: March 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 on One proprietary UI | Processor: Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 810 | Screen: 6,4” FHD | Resolution: 2310 x 1080 pixel | Memory: 128GB internal + 6GB RAM | Battery: 4200 mAh | Processor camera: 48 Mp + 8 Mp + 2 Mp + 2 Mp | Front camera: 16MP  Weight: 300 gr | dimensions: 15.92 x 7.63 x 0.87 cm.

For

  • Autonomy
  • Photographic compartment
  • Good quality / price ratio

Cons

  • Google services are missing

Huawei P40 Lite arrived in Spain in March 2020 and is part of the new P40 range. The processor, the Kirin 810, flanked by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, delivers impressive speeds while the display 6,4-inch SuperAMOLED with FHD resolution of 2310 × 1080 pixel offers good rendering.

Il photo gallery it consists of 4 sensors: a 48MP rear camera, an 8MP wide angle, a 2MP macro and 2MP for depth of field. Located in a front notch, the front camera is 16MP.

Thanks to one battery from 4200 mAh, you can enjoy 2 days of autonomy, even reaching 3 with moderate use. Unfortunately, the Google Apps are missing, but with the explanation you find in this guide you can still implement them.


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Nokia 5.3

The best Nokia with Android One.

Release date: January 2020 | Operating system: Android One 10 | Processor: Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm SDM665 | Screen: 6,55 inch | Resolution: 1600×720 pixel | Memory: 64GB / 128GB internal + 3GB RAM | Battery: 4000 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP+5MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 180 gr | dimensions: 164.28 x 76.62 x 8.5 mm.


For

  • Autonomy
  • NFC

Cons

  • Low resolution
  • Cameras

Nokia 5.3 mounts the Android One operating system, the platform where Google offers its development services to manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Nokia itself. This means that the updates are pretty immediate.

As for the specifications this smartphone comes with an LCD screen from 6.55 inches with 20 ratio: 9. There are 4 cameras, the main one is 13MP, we also find an ultra wide angle and a 2MP macro. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 2.0 GHz with 3GB RAM but which can also reach up to 6 GB. The storage space is 64GB and you can expand it with micro SD.

There is no shortage of fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual-SIM, USB Type-C ports, audio jack and a battery with good autonomy from 4.000 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy A20e

Best budget smartphone from Samsung.

Release date: May 2019 | Operating system:  Android 10| Processor: Samsung Exynos 7884 | Screen:  5,8 inch | Resolution: 720×1560 pixel| Memory: 32GB internal + 3GB RAM | Battery: 3000 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP+5MP  | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 140 gr | dimensions: 147.4 x 69.7 x 8.4 mm.

For

  • Samsung processor
  • NFC

Cons

  • Performances
  • Construction materials

Samsung Galaxy A20e it is among the budget smartphones of the Galaxy A range. It offers a beautiful design and 5.8 inch LCD IPS TFT Infinity-V screen with HD + resolution. The frames are very fine and the body is in polycarbonate. There are 3 cameras: the main 13 MP one also capable of recording videos with Full HD resolution, the 5 MP one with ultra wide-angle lens and the 8 MP one for selfies.

It features an octa-core cpm CPU 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable with microSD up to 512 GB. The battery is 3.000 mAh. There is no shortage of fingerprint sensor (with face recognition too), NFC and 15W fast charging technology that brings your smartphone back to 100% in a flash.

It is available in 4 different colors: blue, white, coral and black.

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Redmi 9A

Best budget smartphone Xiaomi.

Release date: February 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 MIUI 11 | Processor: Helio G25 MediaTek | Screen: 6,53″ IPS LCD | Resolution: 720×1600 pixel| Memory: 32GB internal + 2GB RAM | Battery: 5.000 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP | Weight: 194 g | dimensions: 164.9 x 77.07 x 9 mm.

For

  • Autonomy
  • Excellent value for money

Cons

  • Cameras
  • Operating System

Il Redmi 9A is a super cheap smartphone from the Xiaomi family. Its strengths are the 6,53-inch display, an octa-core Media Tek Helio G25 processor, a powerful 5.000 mAh battery and a drop notch.

The powerful battery allows you to have an autonomy of up to 168 hours of music listening and 38 hours of calls. It also supports 10W fast charging and 32GB internal memory expandable with microSD. It mounts a 13 MP camera with autofocus, HDR and the ability to record videos up to 1080 at 60fps. Front side we have a 15 MP camera and a teardrop notch.

There is no shortage of fingerprint sensor with face recognition, Bluetooth 5.0, FM cable radio, audio jack and GPS.

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Mthis is the G7 Power

Best smartphone with long-lasting battery.

Release date: February 2019| Operating system: Android 9 | Screen: 6,2 inch | Resolution: 720 x 1570 | Processor: Snapdragon 632 | RAM: 3/4 GB | Memory: 32/64 GB | Battery: 5000 mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP | Front camera: 8 MP | Weight: 193 g  | dimensions: 159,4 x 76 x 9,3 mm.

For

  • Huge battery
  • Good gaming performance
  • Fast charging capability

Cons

  • cumbersome
  • Wi-Fi connectivity of character

With a battery capacity of 5.000mAh, the Moto G7 Power ranks as one of the best long-lasting budget phones. It is also great for gaming and has a large display, perfect for watching content.

It's a little big, but that's normal if you're looking for a smartphone with the best battery the market has to offer.

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Best smartphones 200/500 euro (mid-range)

Samsung Galaxy A51

Among the best 6,5 inch smartphones.

Release date: April 2019 | Operating system:  Android 9| Processor: SAMSUNG Exynos 9611 | Screen: 6,5″ SuperAMOLED | Resolution: 1080×2400 pixel| Memory: 128GB internal + 4GB RAM | Battery: 4.000 mAh | Rear camera: 48MP+5MP+12MP+5MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 172 g | dimensions: 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm.

For

  • Reasonable battery life and fast charging
  • SuperAMOLED display

Cons

  • Camera performance is lacking in low light conditions.
    No video stabilization in 4K, no 60fps mode in 1080p.

Il Samsung Galaxy A51 is a Best Buy and improves on the strengths of the Galaxy A50, which are: autonomy, design, display and cameras. It offers a 6,5-inch Full HD SuperAMOLED panel and an aspect ratio of 20: 9.

The photographic sector has 4 rear cameras: the main 48MP one with f / 2.0 lens, the one with a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 5MP macro module and a 5MP bokeh effects module. The design has definitely improved and the material used is polycarbonate, although 3d Glasstic was used for the black cover, which combines plastic with glass.

The processor is an octa-core and is accompanied by 4GB of RAM and with storage space of 64/127 GB expandable with microSD. You can find it in both single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. The picture closes with a 4.000 mAh battery, an under-glass fingerprint sensor, NFC and 3.5 mm audio jack.

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Motorola G8 Plus

A good large mid-range smartphone.

Release date:  April 2019 | Operating system: Android 9 | Processor: Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm SDM665 | Screen: 6.3 inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixel | Memory: 64GB internal (expandable up to 512GB) + 4GB RAM | Battery: 4.000 mAh | Rear camera: 48 Mp + 16 Mp + 5 Mp | Front camera: 25MP  | Weight: 188 g | dimensions: 158.4 x 75.8 x 9.1 mm.

For

  • Autonomy
  • Processor
  • Display Max Vision

Cons

  • The ultra wide angle camera cannot be used to take pictures.
  • No video stabilization in 4K or 1080p / 60fps.

Il Motorola G8 Plus it comes with a good quality-price ratio. By purchasing it you can enjoy a triple camera, the main 48 MP with night vision. That front camera is instead 25MP and thanks to the sensitivity it is able to capture even areas with low light to get perfect selfies.

The 6,3-inch Max Vision display allows you to enjoy movies and videos while immersing yourself in the Dolby stereo sound emitted from the stereo speakers. The battery lasts for at least 40 hours and you can take advantage of the TurboPower function to have 8 hours of charging in just 15 minutes.

The processor isn't bad either. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with built-in AI engine and 4GB of memory make this phone ultra fast and amazingly performing.

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Google Pixel 4XL

Smartphone with best camera.

Release date: October 2019 | Operating system: Android 10 | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Screen: 6,3 ”OLED | Resolution: 1440×3040 (QHD+) | Memory: 64GB / 128GB internal + 6GB RAM | Battery: 3.700 mAh | Rear camera: 16+12,2 MP | Front camera: 8 MP | Weight: 193 g | dimensions: X x 16,4 7,51 0,82 cm.

For

  • Excellent camera
  • Constructive quality
  • Display OLED 90 Hz

Cons

  • No microSD slot
  • No audio jack
  • Not exceptional autonomy

Il Google Pixel 4 XL it is a high quality smartphone for hardware, camera e display da 6,3 con refresh a 90 Hz which has only a few small flaws as regards the internal memory, the absence of audio jack and wide angle. The images taken with this device are great both in broad daylight and in the middle of the night.

Le cameras are the two rear and they work perfectly. The Night mode Sight is that Astrophotography, in cases of low light conditions. Unfortunately, the battery life isn't great.

Recommended for those looking for a simple design and want to take amazing photos.

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iPhone SE 2020

Best budget iPhone on the market.

Release date: April 2020 | Operating System: iOS 13 | Screen: 4.7 '' | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Processor: A13 Bionic | RAM: 3 GB | Memory: 64 / 128 / 256 GB | Battery: 1.821 mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP | Front camera: 7 MP | Weight: 148 g | dimensions: 138.4 x 67,3 x 7,3 mm.

For

  • Economic
  • Thin frames

Cons

  • Autonomy to improve
  • Design hasn't evolved

The new iPhone SE 2020 features a similar design to the iPhone 8 with the difference of revolutionary specifications. Mount a A13 Bionic chipset with screen from 4,7 inches, perfect for anyone who wants to handle an iPhone with one hand.

Autonomy is the weak point of this gem which instead has on its side the excellent performance of the camera, lower, however, than the top of the iPhone 11 range.

More details on the official Apple website.

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Huawei P30 Pro

The best Huawei phone.

Release date: March 2019 | Operating System: Android 9 | Screen: 6,47 inches | Resolution: 2340 × 1080 pixel | Processor: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8 GB | Memory: 128/256 / 512GB | Battery: 4.200 mAh | Camera back: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF | Camera front: 32MP | Weight: 192 g | Sizes: 158 x 73,4 x 8,4 mm.

For

  • Fantastic cameras
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Only displays Full HD
  • EMUI lacks polish

From the Mate line to the P series,  Huawei is making some of the best phones and the P30 Pro is a true champion of the Chinese manufacturer.

The screen is very large and is from 6,47 inches with a thin bezel at the bottom of the screen and a teardrop notch at the top. Mount a OLED display sharp even if it does not have a resolution as high as the other top of the range.

As for the battery life, Huawei P30 Pro shows up in the battery department with a cell from 4.200 mAh. It easily holds up a whole day and can last a day and a half comfortably or even two days with light use. There is enough power, which is why Huawei has enabled reverse wireless charging to allow the P30 Pro to power other phones.

The P30 Pro is among the best smartphones on the market for both product quality and truly exceptional cameras. Its camera suite makes it one of the best camera phones in the world. Combine one high resolution main camera, a powerful zoom camera, an Fwide-angle otocamera and a time-of-flight sensor to handle the depth. This makes it incredibly versatile, capable of taking long distance and low-light photos, compared to most other phones.

If you are looking for a phone with good looks and a camera ready for anything, then the Huawei P30 Pro is an excellent option.

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Samsung Galaxy S10

A large screen phone slightly obscured by its older brother.

Release date: March 2019 | System operating: Android 9 | Schermo: 6,1 inches | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | Processor: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8 GB | Memory: 128 / 512GB | Battery: 3,400 mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Camera front: 10MP | Weight: 157g | Sizes: 149,9 x 70,4 x 7,8 mm.

For

  • Excellent screen-to-body ratio
  • Benefits of wireless PowerShare

Cons

  • S10 Plus is better, S10e is cheaper
  • Bixby button not needed

The biggest S10 Plus it is by far the best Samsung phone, but it is standard S10 it supports almost all of the same high-end features in a more compact form device and a slightly lower price. Sadly the s10, while a great phone, is overshadowed by both of its siblings (S10 Plus and S10e), who occupy more desired niches in the smartphone market.

With a display from 6,1 inches we are facing a not small screen. Samsung has reduced the bezels even further compared to the S9, keeping the dimensions surprisingly compact. You also get a fingerprint scanner built into the display, which means there isn't one on the back.

The battery of the S10 has grown compared to that of the S9, but as the screen size increases you will need to charge overnight to be able to use it all day. The S10 also has the new Wireless PowerShare di Samsung, which allows you to upload in wireless mode other devices on the back of the phone.

Like the S10 Plus, the trio of cameras on the Galaxy S10 are among the best on the market, based on the excellent configuration of the S9 series offering more features, shooting modes and overall clarity.

In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has adequate updates on the inside, two interesting lenses and fun new perks that are sure to be appreciated by most consumers.

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Sony Xperia 10

A mid-range smartphone with incredible resolution.

Release date:  January 2019 | Operating system: Android 9 Pie | Processor: Snapdragon 630 Qualcomm SDM630 | Screen: 6 inch IPS LCD | Resolution: 1080 x 2520 pixel | Memory: 64GB internal expandable up to 512GB / 3GB RAM | Battery: 2.870 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP  Weight: 162 g | dimensions: 156 x 68 x 8.4 mm.

For

  • Design
  • Extraordinary display

Cons

  • Too expensive for the price range
  • Battery life
  • Some apps don't work well with 21: 9 aspect

Sony Xperia 10 is a smartphone with 6-inch LCD display with Full HD + resolution with 21: 9 aspect ratio, It supports a maximum resolution of 2580 × 1080 pixels that allow it to take photos but also videos with the rear camera. The 8-core processor is supported by 3GB of RAM and 64 of expandable internal memory.

The photographic sector includes a double 13MP rear camera with f / 2.0 lens and PDAF focus and a 5MP one with depth module. The front one, on the other hand, is 8MP. It has a 2.870 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint sensor, USB 2.0 Type-C and Android 9 Pie operating system.

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LG G8s ThinQ

Best smartphone with Time of Flight sensor.

Release date: January 2019 | Operating system: Android 9 Pie | Processor: Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm SDM855 | Screen: 6,21 OLED polls Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixel | Memory: 128 GB internal expandable up to 2TB + 6GB RAM | Battery: 3.550 mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP + 13 MP + 12 MP | Front camera: 8MP  Weight: 181 g | dimensions: 155.3 x 76.6 x 7.99 mm.

For

  • Quality design and materials
  • OLED panel
  • Impressive ultra wide angle lens

Cons

  • The Crystal Sound OLED speaker isn't perfect as a music speaker.
  • Non-competitive reload speed

LG G8s ThinQ it comes with a 6,21-inch Full Vision OLED display just like LG OLED TVs. Support technology HDR10, Dolby Vision andalways-on. The dual speakers ensure good stereo performance when listening to music and watching videos. It mounts an 8-core processor that guarantees excellent performance. It is flanked by 6GB of RAM, a 64 / 128GB internal memory expandable up to 2 TB with microSD.

The battery is 3.550 mAh and the rear cameras are three: a 12 MP with wide angle and stabilizer, a 12 MP with telephoto lens and 13 MP with ultra wide angle. The front one is instead 8 MP. Next to this camera we find the Z camera with a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. Thanks to'Air Motion you can use the phone without having to touch it, but with the recognition of some movements. In this way to unlock the phone you just need to bring your hand and the system will create a map of the venous system to allow access to the system.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G

Release date: February 2020 | Operating system:  Android 10 MIUI 11 | Processor: Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm SDM765 | Screen: 6,57 AMOLED | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixel | Memory: 128GB internal non expandable + 6GB RAM | Battery: 4.160 mAh | Rear camera: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 192 g | dimensions: 163.91 x 74.77 x 7.98 mm.

For

  • Cheap 5G
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Good image quality and excellent video stabilization

Cons

  • No telephoto lens
  • Camera performance not perfect in low light conditions
  • No microSD slot

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G is a Dual SIM smartphone with Android 10 and with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip supported by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable internal memory. It mounts a 6,57 Full HD + display with 20: 9 aspect ratio and HDR10 + support.

The photographic sector includes 4 cameras: the main one has a 48 MP sensor, the 8 MP ultra wide angle, the 2 MP macro and finally the 2 MP depth sensor. The 4.160mAh battery can be recharged with the 4W Quick Charge 20+ adapter. There is no shortage of Bluetooth 5.1, MP3 player, NFC and fingerprint reader.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The best Huawei phone today.

Release date: November 2018 | System operating: Android 9 | Screen: 6,39 inches | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 | Processor: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8 GB | Memory: 256 GB | Battery: 4200 mAh | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP | Weight: 189 g | Sizes: 157,8 x 72,3 x 8,6 mm.

For

  • On-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Large triple cameras

Cons

  • The user interface needs to be refined
  • Expensive

THEHuawei Mate 20 Pro it is one of the most impressive phones of the Chinese company to date. It offers an invaluable mix of design, power and performance.

It is based on the excellent P20 and P20 Pro, offering even more screen, improved triple rear cameras and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The Mate 20 Pro packs a huge one display from 6,39 inches which offers a huge amount of space for games and movies, and its resolution QHD and support HDR10 they ensure that everything looks great. There is a large notch at the top of the display though.

The battery life of the Mate 20 Pro is exceptional and usually lasts a day and a half on a single charge.

Mate 20 Pro comes with three rear cameras, which captures the excellent 40 MP wide-angle telephoto lenses e 8 MP del P20 Pro, but the third sensor is new. Is one snapper da 16 MP ultra-wide which allows you to fill your surroundings even more in every shot.

Bottom line the Mate 20 Pro is a full featured phone at a full price point - it also has some tricks you won't see elsewhere and more powerful specs than most of its competitors.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Release date: November 2019 | Operating system: Android 9 | Screen: 6.47 inch | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | Processor: Snapdragon 730G | RAM: 6GB Memory: 128 GB | Battery: 5260mAh | Rear camera: 108MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 108g | dimensions: 157.8 74.2 x x 9.7mm.

For

  • AMOLED screen
  • The Snapdragon 730G is good for gaming and works great
  • All cameras produce excellent photos

Cons

The rear camera is 108 MP and can only return surprisingly detailed shots. The 5260 mAh battery also offers performance in line with smartphones on the market. For standard use, the duration is one full day.

Overall if you don't want to spend as much on high-end spec models, this model is a good alternative but don't expect performance like the top models in this ranking.

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Best smartphones over 500 euros (top of the range)

Samsung Galaxy S21 / Galaxy S21 +

Best Android mobile.

Release date:  January 2022 | Operating system: Android 11 | Processor: SAMSUNG Exynos 2100 | Screen: 6,2 inch / 6,7 inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixel Dynamic AMOLED 2X | Memory: 256GB internal non expandable + 8GB RAM | Battery:  4.000 mAh / 4.800 mAh | Rear camera: 12 Mp + 64 Mp + 12 Mp | Front camera: 10MP  Weight: 169 g / 202 g | dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm / 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm.

For

  • High-end cameras
  • Superb display
  • Quick charge

Cons

  • Expensive
  • They do not support the S-Pen
  • Heavy

Samsung Galaxy S21 e Samsung Galaxy S21 + are the latest top of the range of the South Korean company. Both use an Infinity-O screen with a single punch-hole and finished edges. The Galaxy S21 uses glass Gorilla Glass Foods for screen protector and on the back one plastic of polycarbonate call Glastic. the Galaxy S21+Instead, it uses Gorilla Glass Victus with a matte finish to protect the device, both in front and behind.

While on the technical side they mount the same CPU: Exunos 2100 with a maximum frequency of 2.9GHz and both have RAM and storage space of the same size, on the display and battery side the situation is different. Samsung Galaxy S21 mount a display from 6,2 inches and 4.000 mAh battery, Samsung Galaxy S21 + instead it has a display from 6,7 inches and battery from 4.800 mAh. They use 2x Dynamic AMOLED displays with 28Hz variable refresh rate.

Both have support for 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and wireless reverse charging. There is no lack of compatibility with 5G lines, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-fi 6. As for the photographic sector, both have a triple camera from 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP, while on the selfie camera side the sensor is 10 MP.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Release date: January 2022 | Operating system: Android 11 | Processor: SAMSUNG Exynos 2100 | Screen: 6,8 inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixel Dynamic AMOLED 2X | Memory: Internal 512 GB non expandable + 16 GB RAM | Battery: 5.000 mAh | Rear camera: 108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP | Front camera: 40MP  Weight: 227 g | dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm.

For

  • 5G support
  • 6,8 inch 120Hz AMOLED display
  • 512GB of internal memory
  • Non-removable waterproof and dustproof battery with IP68 rating

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No phone charger in the box
  • No headphones in the package
  • No S-Pen in the box

Il Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra it is similar to the S21 and S21 + models, but offers more interesting options. Let's start by saying that the display here is 6,8 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X da 120Hz and much larger than the other models. Also there is resolution support Quad HD +. In addition to the brightness that reaches 1500 nits, we find the support for S-Pen, exclusive privilege of the Note series.

The Exynos 2100 processor is also present here, while the RAM and storage memory are much more powerful: from 12 to 16GB for the former, from 128 to 512GB for the latter. The photographic sector has also been significantly improved, where we find: four rear sensors (the main one is 108MP), and a 40MP front camera.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus

Best smartphone 2020.

Release date: March 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 | Screen: 6,2 / 6,7 inch | Resolution: 1440 × 3200 | Processor: Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990 | RAM: 8/12 GB | Storage space: 128 GB (S20)/128-256-512 GB (S20 Plus) | Battery: 4000/4500 mAh | Rear camera: 12 + 64 + 12 MP | Front camera: 10 MP | Weight: 163/186 grams | dimensions: 15,1x 6,9×0.7/16,1×7,3×0,7 cm.

      Pro:

  • Great camera
  • High quality screen
  • 5G connectivity support

     Against:

  • High prices
  • Modest battery
  • Inaccurate fingerprint sensor.

Let's start with the top of the range of Samsung: Galaxy S20 e Galaxy S20 Plus. High-end smartphone, able to offer above average performance, with an elegant and modern design.

Really noteworthy are their displays Dynami AMOLED with 120 Hz refresh rate and its photographic sector: this smartphone has well available 3 cameras (64 + 12 + 12 MP sensors), able to guarantee high quality shots.

Battery life is not that great but it has been improved over the S10 series nonetheless. Both devices feature wireless charging with the Wireless Power Share function.

Finally it must be said that these devices are able to support 5G networks to enjoy faster web browsing speed when away from home. 

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iPhone 12

Best iPhone on the market.

Release date: October 2020 | Operating system: iOS 14 | Screen: 6.1 ″ | Resolution: 1170 x 2532 | Processor: A14 Bionic | RAM: 4GB Memory: 64 / 128 / 256 GB | Battery: N / D | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Weight: 164g | dimensions: 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.4 mm.

For

  • OLED display
  • Introduces 5G

Cons

  • Cameras not so different from the previous version
  • Autonomy

The iPhone 12 is very similar to its predecessor, the iPhone 11, with the only difference being that 5G was implemented on iPhones for the first time. It also features an OLED screen, increased power and significantly greater resistance.

For both the 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, the arrival of the OLED has increased the image quality making it significantly higher than many other more expensive models. Just a shame that the refresh rate is only 60Hz.
Le two cameras rear, one standard and one wide angle, offer performance even in low light situations. In this respect: the mode Night brings significant advantages, but overall the entire sector was not a real revolution compared to that of the iPhone 11. Even theautonomy It results to be sufficient and offers better performance than previous models but is not better than other brands.

Overall we are faced with a product with an excellent quality / price ratio, which mounts a top-of-the-range chipset and 5G support that should not be underestimated.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Fantastic 5x optical zoom of the camera.

Release date: August 2020 | Weight: 208 g | Sizes: 164,8 x 77,2 x 8,1 mm | Operating System: Android 10 | Screen: 6,9 inches | Processor: Exynos 990 / Snapdragon 865 Plus | RAM: 12 GB | Memory: 128 GB / 256/512 GB | Battery: 4.500 mAh | Camera back: 108MP / 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 10MP.

For

  • Incredible camera zoom
  • Practical S Pen stylus

Cons

  • Expensive

Il Galaxy Note 20 Ultra it is Samsung's most expensive phone and the big advantage of this model is that it comes with an amazing camera. You will have a 5x optical zoom and a 50x digital zoom at your disposal. The S Pen returns with new tricks like recording voice notes and syncing them with handwritten notes.

In addition to the stylus and a camera with 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom, you find a faster chipset and a 6,9-inch 120Hz screen. The latter is slightly larger than that of the 10-inch Note 6,9 Plus. The big difference is in the fluidity due to a 120Hz refresh rate. WQHD + and 120Hz resolution cannot be enabled at the same time, but the pixels are 1080p. Another advantage is the punch hole of the front camera, which is getting smaller and smaller.

The Note 20 Ultra has a solid 4.500 mAh and we found that it lasts more than a day with normal use without any problems. Samsung includes a 25W fast wired charger in the box and offers compatibility with 15W fast wireless charging, but for some reason it has stopped supporting 45W wired charging.

As for the photographic sector, here we are on very high levels. With 5x optics and 10x digital, Samsung offers spectacular zoom and photos that can also be used on Instagram. This phone certainly has the best ultrawide camera.

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iPhone 12 Pro

Release date: October 2020 | Operating System: iOS 14 | Display Size: 6.1 ″ | Resolution: 1170 x 2532 | Processor: A14 Bionic | RAM: 6 GB | Archiving: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Battery: N / D | Rear camera: 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP | Front camera: 12 MP | Weight: 189 g | | dimensions: 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.4 mm.

  • Available in many colours
  • Bright and vibrant color display
  • The supplied adapter is missing
  • 5G raises costs and to date it is not yet fundamental

iPhone 12 Pro it is very similar to iPhone 12 but much more expensive. It features more cameras and a lot more memory with 5G and MagSafe support (power connector).

The display is a 6,1-inch OLED with a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. The 12 MP rear cameras are 3: a main, a telephoto lens and a wide angle. The performance in low light situations is incredible. The battery has an acceptable life and also supports wireless charging. Charging must be done once a day and the charging adapter is missing from the sales package.

Overall it is a better phone than its predecessor even if there hasn't been much progress.

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Huawei P40 / P40 Pro

Release date: January 2022 | Operating system: Android 10 EMUI 10.1 | Processor: Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 | Screen:  OLED 6,1 / OLED 6,58 Resolution: 1200 x 2340 pixel / 1200 x 2640 pixel | Memory: 128GB internal expandable with Nano SD up to 256GB + 8GB RAM | Battery:  3.800 mAh / 4.200 mAh | Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP + 16MP / 50MP + 12 MP + 40MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP  Weight: 175 g / 203 g | dimensions: 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm / 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm.

For

  • Autonomy
  • Photo gallery
  • 5G support

Cons

  • Manca Google Play Services
  • Slightly heavy

The new models Huawei P40 and P40 Pro do not have Google Play Services and for this reason you cannot download and install apps from the Play Store. That said, we are still faced with two top-of-the-range smartphones that use the official Huawei store.

Both use the Kirin 990 5G processor and can connect to 5G networks. Regarding the display, the battery and the size, we find some differences. Huawei P40 For has a 6,58-inch curved OLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and is compatible with HDR10 + and DCI-P3. It has 256GB of internal memory expandable with NanoSD and 8GB of RAM. The battery is 4.200 mAh and can also be recharged wirelessly. Camera side, on the P40 Pro we have a Quad Camera with 50MP, a 40MP ultra wide angle, a telephoto lens and a ToF 3D sensor.

The model Huawei P40Instead, it has a 60-inch 6,1Hz OLED screen with 128GB expandable internal memory and 8GB of RAM. The battery, which does not support wireless charging, is 3.800 mAh. On the photographic side, it does not have the same power as its older brother (the ToF 3D sensor is missing).

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iPhone 11

The best iPhone now at a good price.

Release date: September 2019 | System operating: iOS 13 | Screen: 6,1 inches | Resolution: 828 x 1792 | Processor: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4 GB | Memory: 64/128 / 256GB | Battery: unknown | Camera back: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Weight: 194g | Sizes: 150,9 x 75,7 x 8,3 mm.

For

  • Great value
  • High speeds
  • Ultrawide lens is much better than telephoto lens

Cons

  • Still an LCD screen
  • The glass back attracts fingerprints

THEiPhone 11 it's not technically superior to the iPhone 11 Pro, but affordable price and features make it the best Apple mobile device. It replaces the iPhone XR with the same 6,1-inch screen and a new dual-lens camera on the back.

Lo screen from 6,1 inches it fits between the sizes of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, making it an eye-catching choice if you're after a large screen, even if it's not the largest. It does not have the advantages of the OLED display on the Pro models, but quiet you won't notice that difference unless you see the models side by side. It's still a bright looking phone, if you don't mind the notch.

This iPhone is able to offer along battery life. It lasts all day and is slightly better than the iPhone XR battery, which we thought was stellar last year. The iPhone 11 Pro lasts a little longer and comes with a fast charger in the box, while the iPhone 11 does not.

This device comes close to the best iPhone camera, with a main camera of 12 MP and a new one 12 MP ultra-wide camera, to fill the frame more. The triple lens camera is missing on the Pro models, which adds a telephoto lens, but you're getting the essential two cameras out of that pairing, and also includes a long exposure night mode that will automatically brighten dark photos.

LThe best thing about this new iPhone is that it is cheaper than the iPhone XR at its launch a year ago.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max

The best quality iPhone.

Release date: September 2019 | System operating: iOS 13 | Sizes the screen: 6,5 inches | Resolution: 1242 x 2688 | Processor: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4 GB TBC | Memory: 64/256 / 512GB | Battery: 3.500 mAh TBC | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Camera front: 12MP | Weight: 226 g | Sizes: 158 x 77,8 x 8,1 mm.

For

  • The night mode
  • Powerful

Cons

  • The design is out of date
  • Super expensive

THEiPhone 11 Pro Max it's the largest phone Apple has ever created and it's also the company's most sophisticated phone.

It's expensive even by iPhone standards, but features a full-screen, no-notch, nearly bezel-less design with masses of power. The big upgrades over the iPhone XS Max are the improved cameras and improved power.

Lo 6,5 inch OLED screen on the iPhone 11 Pro Max is great for video streaming and gaming.

It is the best device with the better battery life we've ever seen on an iPhone, with further optimizations within iOS and a larger cell within the phone itself. It is definitely better than other Apple phones.

The configuration of the tripla fotocamera su iPhone 11 Pro Max is fantastic. This is the first time Apple has implemented three rear cameras and offers a great experience. Plus, it can be fun to use.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max takes Apple's smartphone to a whole new level with an improved camera and so much more.

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Oppo Find X2 Pro

Release date: June 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 | Screen: 6.7 inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3168 | Processor: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 12 GB | Memory: 256 / 512 GB | Battery: 4,260 mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 13MP + 48MP | Front camera: 32 MP | Weight: 200 / 217g | dimensions: 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8/9.5mm.

  • Display
  • Pleasant to handle
  • Very expensive
  • Autonomy

Oppo Find X2 Pro it is certainly the most successful phone of the Oppo company. It features a top-notch screen, processor and cameras. The autonomy is not the best, but otherwise it is worth putting it on this list.

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OnePlus 8 Pro

Smartphone with the best value for money.

Release date: From April 2020 | Operating system: Android 10 | Display: 6.78 inch | Resolution: 3168 x 1440 | Processor: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 8/12 GB | Memory: 128 / 256 GB | Battery: 4510mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 48MP + 5MP + 5MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 199g | dimensions: 165.3 74.35 x x 8.5mm.

For

  • Display
  • 5G connectivity and power
  • Reverse and fast wireless charging

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bulky rear camera housing
  • Storage space less than the 7 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro is an Android smartphone that offers 5G connectivity, a fantastic smooth 6,78-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate, four cameras with 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom and fast wireless charging support.

In addition to the photographic compartments that make it one of the most interesting mobile devices, even the autonomy is up to the situation as it ensures its use throughout the day.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Best smartphone with 2 displays.

Release date: March 2020 | Operating system:  Android 10 | Processor: Snapdragon 865 Plus Qualcomm SM8250 | Screen: 7,6 inches / 6.23 inches SUPER AMOLED | Resolution: 1768 x 2208 pixel Dynamic AMOLED 2X / 2260×816 pixel | Memory: Internal 256GB non expandable + 12GB RAM | Battery: 4.500 mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP | Front camera: 10MP  Weight: 279 g | dimensions: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm.

For

  • Durability, usability and build quality
  • Battery life
  • Bright displays
  • Photo gallery
  • Well configured stereo speakers

Cons

  • No microSD slot
  • The Snapdragon 865+ chipset is thermally limited and has slightly lower performance
  • Not fast reload speed

The top of the range Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 it comes with 2 screens: the first of small dimensions, the other more internal and more flexible. It is a perfect device for productivity and for watching movies and videos. When fully opened, the screen takes on the size of a tablet.

The first screen SuperAMOLED is 6,23 inches while the second, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, is 7,6 inches and is compatible with the standard HDR10 +.

As for the photographic sector, we find 3 rear cameras with wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and 2x tele modes, and 2 front cameras that you can use either with closed or open device. The processor, Snapdragon 865 Plus Qualcomm SM8250, is flanked by 12 GB of RAM and 256 / 512GB of non-expandable internal memory. The panel is closed by a 4.500 mAh battery that you can recharge at 25W.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Best Samsung mobile with large display.

Data of release: August 2019 | System operating: Android 9 | Sizes the screen: 6,8 inches | Processor: Exynos 9825 / Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 12 GB | Memory: 256/512 GB | Battery: 4,300 mAh | Camera back: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + ToF | Camera front: 10MP | Weight: 196 g | Sizes: 162,3 x 77,2 x 7,9 mm.

For

  • The best screen on a phone
  • S Pen style

Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Large and slippery design

Il Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus it's Samsung's most expensive foldable phone and the big plus is that it comes with the handy S Pen which allows for new tricks. The screen of this 7-inch smartphone is really big and is the coolest part of this mobile device, but you will need to be able to handle its large size and the equally high starting price.

Can you handle a phone with a 6,8-inch display? If the answer is yes, then you will really enjoy this Large and tall curved Infinity Display. It's engaging, and it's easy to ignore the small front-facing camera hole in the center of the screen. It's the best display we've seen on a large phone.

As for the battery life, The Note 10 has a 4.300mAh battery and we found that it lasts a day and a half with normal use. Samsung has improved its underlying battery saving technology and has also equipped this phone with a 25W fast charger in the packaging; also now there is compatibility with the 15W fast wireless charging.

The compartment where this device shines the most is that of the camera, Although it's not the best Android camera phone - it's the camera we've had the most fun playing with. In part thanks to the five cameras: four on the back and one on the front. Thewide-angle lens standard, l’obiettivo ultra wide angle with 123-degree field of view and the telephoto with 2x optical zoom. But we really liked the selfie camera with its fun filters, like Color Point, which keep color but isolate the background in black and white.

To conclude the Note 10 is impressive and is extraordinarily large. There S Pen it is used not only for taking notes but also contains some tricks like activating a camera shutter remotely and some new gesture controls. However, the one that will tempt you the most is the battery life, in addition to the big screen.

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