Smarthone technology is increasing at a rapid pace with powerful processors, increased storage space, high-def cameras, and more. We take a look at 3 of the best smartphones currently on the market.
Top All-Around Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 Plus
Simply put, the new Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are amazing! While the price has gone up a bit, now rivalling the flagship iPhone lineup, the Galaxy lineup features a host of upgrades and top of the line features that make this smartphone our top choice.
Featuring 5G compatibility, a MicroSD expansion slot, and huge internal storage options (up to 512gb internal, or 1tb with expansion slot) the S20/S20 Plus also come with an incredibly powerful Snapdragon 865 and 12gb of ram that makes even the toughest mobile apps a breeze.
The cameras on the S20 Plus are stunning, with a 12mp main lense, 12mp ultra-wide, and impressive 64mp telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and the ability to film 8K 24fps video. The 10mp front-facing camera is no slouch either.
Huge battery life from the 4,500mah battery (4,000mah in the S20) means you can go all day on a single charge, even with the incredible upgraded screen. Measuring 6.2in on the S20 and 6.7in on the S20 Plus the Infinity-O AMOLED is super sharp and crisp and even offers 120hz refresh rate, although selecting that setting will eat up a bit more battery life.
Top Choice For Apple Lovers
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 series are still using the same screen as the previous iPhone 11, however it is still an excellent OLED screen and you can choose a size that fits your needs with 6.1in for the standard model and Pro, 6.7in for the Pro Max, and 5.4in for the Mini.
While Apple keeps their battery specs private, iPhone users can enjoy a full day of use from a single charge despite these phones having powerful processors with the A14 Bionic chip and big storage options available.
The Pro model features 3x12mp cameras and Apple’s incredible nightshot, as well as a 12mp front-facing camera. The standard model steps down to 2x12mp rear cameras, but it’s still ranked among the best cameras out there for smart phones.
The Pro models also feature 5G upgrades and MagSafe for attaching accessories, however no models include a fast charger so you’ll have to shell out a bit of extra cash for that as an accessory.
Top Alternative Android Choice
OnePlus 8 Pro
Right on the heels of Samsung and Apple, the flagship OnePlus 8 Pro features 5G, a huge 120hz screen, and excellent cameras.
Featuring a massive 6.78in 120hz display you’ll enjoy incredibly fluid gaming and browsing, backed by a 4,510mah battery that should last you all day for normal use. Powering the OnePlus 8 Pro is the Snapdragon 865 with choice of 8gb or 12gb of ram for the most demanding apps.
While it’s not ranked as the absolute best camera package available on a smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro quad-lens array is no slouch either. Enjoy sharp photos up to 48MP with a 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom, and a hefty 16mp front-facing camera that will make selfie-takers happy.
Considering the OnePlus 8 Pro’s attractive price and powerful features, it is our top choice as an alternative to Samsung and Apple flagship offerings.