We are almost halfway through 2020 and although it’s been a pretty bad year so far, the good news is that we’ve had some excellent smartphones. I’m going to be giving you my top 3 Android smartphones of the year so far.
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Now one device that offers both quad HD resolution at 120 hertz is the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Now this is a really good all-rounder. Really bright display with minimal bezels as well. Ticks all the boxes when it comes to specifications.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 storage with 512 gigabytes, and the fastest charging that I’ve tested on any smartphone, 65-watt Super VOOC 2.0, which can get your phone from zero to 100% in just around 40 minutes, which is absolutely insane.
We’ve got some really good overall cameras, including periscope zoom technology which will allow you to get in very close to your subjects. You’ve got only up to 1080p, and the dynamic range isn’t great when you’re taking portrait shots.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Now the S20 line does have three smartphones, the S20, the S20 Plus, as well as the S20 Ultra. The S20 Ultra in my opinion is more of an enthusiast phone. It’s not something for everybody. Whereas the S20, as well as the S20 Plus, are smartphones that are easily recommendable to most people.
The Samsung Galaxy S line has been known to have some great all-rounders, and this is definitely the case here with the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the S20 Plus. We’ve got some great displays with 120 hertz refresh rates which make things look very, very smooth.
Great all-around cameras with very consistent results, especially for video. I would say that the S20s do have the best video on the Android side with up to 8K video recording. One UI, which I personally do really like, and I think it’s a very simple and clean with an emphasis on one-handed usage, which many of the manufacturers do not have into consideration.
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro looks very similar to the Find X2 Pro and that is because it’s got almost the same display. Oppo and OnePlus are partner companies. So, it’s easy to see why this is. So, you do have quad HD+ with 120 hertz which makes things super smooth, but what I like about OnePlus devices is that, yes, they tick all the boxes when it comes to the hardware, but it’s really the software which makes things feel even faster.
Oxygen OS is one of my favorite skins on Android. It’s very clean, and it doesn’t really have too much clutter, and on top of that, you do get very fast updates from OnePlus as well. This year, the cameras have also been improved. We’ve got some really good cameras here on the OnePlus 8 Pro, very comparable to some of the competition, and we do get 30 watts warp-charging out of the box, but what’s more important is that for the first time on a OnePlus device, we do get wireless-charging.