Phone makers are evolving and innovating faster than ever and 2020 has been one of the most interesting years for phones. Not only have we seen more handsets with 5G or devices with flexible screens, but there has been an influx of phones that tout premium specs and affordable price tags. Some things though, remain the same — like the fact that Apple and Samsung still dominate the market. Their newest flagships, the iPhone 12 and Galaxy Note 20, respectively, offer powerful processors, fantastic multi-rear camera setups and 5G.
But despite Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy lines being the top choice for many, other companies like Motorola and OnePlus sell great phones too. The sheer amount of solid competition gives users excellent options to choose from at a range of prices.
To help you figure out the best of the best, we gathered our favorite phones of 2020. Every phone on this list has been thoroughly reviewed and test, from their cameras to their batteries. We’ve linked to the unlocked version of each phone, and they should run on most of the big four US wireless carriers, unless specified otherwise. We update this list regularly to ensure the best phone is always represented.
And for more info, read our guide to help find the best phone for your needs and take a look at our tips on how to buy a new cell phone.
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