Whilst phone companies are always releasing new phones, the start of the year is always a nice time to think about upgrading to something better.
With so many smartphones available today, it can often be difficult to whittle down the best ones. There’s a lot of competition out there, not just with rivalling companies; but also with the range of features on offer.
Nowadays, people are looking for functionality as much as they’re looking for style. With so many top rated extras up for the picking, budget is something well worth considering during your search.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Android phones out there right now, for every budget. Our prices are based on upfront phones costs, of course you can always opt for monthly alternatives.
Best Android phones for 2020
1. Google Pixel 4
If you’re looking for the full package from a phone, the Google Pixel 4 allows you to work and play.
Enjoy not one but three amazing cameras, including an 8 megapixel front camera for picture, perfect selfies and a 16 and 12 megapixel main cameras. Low-light capabilities in this camera always capture the action, no matter what the lighting is like.
All of the day to day tasks are made simpler, thanks to Google Assistant and a new feature called Quick Gestures. Quick gestures allows you to skip a song or even, switch off an alarm – without ever touching the phone.
Price: £499, Currys – buy here now
2. Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia’s Pure View smartphone is nice and slimline at just 8mm thin, what it lacks in thickness it makes up for with features, including an impressive five cameras.
Each of the cameras are 12 megapixels and they all work together to capture up to 10 times more light to a single photo. You’ll get HDR ready videos and pictures as well as QI Wireless charging enabled too.
Price: £348.53, Amazon – buy here now
3. Samsung Galaxy Note10+
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is widely recognised as one of the best Android phones to date, unless we’re talking about Samsung’s most recent flagship the S20.
With edge to edge HD display, 8GB RAM and three cameras you’ll get a great phone to take pictures and videos with and an even better experience sharing them with loved ones.
The phone comes with a stylus pen and is also available with 5G connectivity for a higher tariff.
Price: £999, Samsung – buy here now
4. Xiaomi Mi 9T Dual Sim
The Xiaomi Mi 9T has some pretty cool qualities, including a 48 megapixel UHDR wide camera, an 8 megapixel telephoto camera and a 13 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera.
Equipped with a high performing set of processors, including Dual Turbo acceleration; not only will it be able to keep up with daily demands, it’s also a top contender for the optimal gaming experience too.
Price: £284, Amazon – buy here now
5. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The S20 is quickly becoming known as Samsung’s best phone to date, the S20 Ultra is being dubbed the best for the phenomenal camera abilities.
The S20 Ultra has a super impressive 40 megapixel front camera, for divine selfies whatever the conditions. You’ll also reap the benefits of a triple camera system, including 108 megapixel, 48 megapixel and a 12 megapixel main cameras.
With a large 5000 mAh battery, you can stay assured that no matter what you’re doing you’ll have a full day of juice to keep you going.
Price: £1199, Currys – buy here now
6. LG G8S ThinQ
LG’s G8S ThinQ boasts a super powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Quad-Core Processor as well as Adreno 640 GPU. Making it a dream to do all of your day to day duties without glitches or lagging in the phone.
Included to fingerprint recognition, are two top features including 3D face recognition and superior hand vein recognition.
You can also give touch-less commands to your phone, enabling you a more convenient way of interacting with you new smartphone.
Price: £459, Amazon – buy here now
7. Honor 20 Dual Sim
The Honor 20 has a powerful 32 megapixel selfie camera and a 48 megapixel AI Quad Camera – giving you perfect snaps in any light conditions.
All-View Display features a 91.76% screen to body ratio thanks to the small in-screen camera, it really feels as though you’ve gt a full screen display.
Enjoy 128GB of storage space to keep all of you information in one place and an impressive 6GB RAM.
Price: £295.30, Amazon – buy here now
8. OnePlus 7 Pro
The One Plus 7 Pro has a super sleek design with an impressive 6.67 inch body, within a fully immersive AMOLED QHD+ display.
A 4000 mAh battery ensures a full battery all day long, giving you more time to get the things done you need to, without constantly being plugged into a charger.
The phone also has some other desirable features like HDR10+ and a dedicated gaming mode for convenience.
Price: £564, Three – buy here now
9. Huawei P30 Pro
The P30 Pro from Huawei has a Hybrid Dual Sim and a huge 4200 mAh of battery, ensuring you’re fully charged throughout the day, even if you’re always on your phone.
Thanks to a quadruple camera system and different lighting modes, you’ll always get the best quality pictures – even if lighting is poor.
Price: £495.84, Amazon – buy here now
10. LG G8X Aurora Black
With foldable phones on the up in 2020, we couldn’t resist throwing in a double screen smartphone for you to consider.
Enjoy two 6.4 OLED screens, to multiply your productive possibilities and your viewing experiences. Why do one thing when you can do everything/ Whether you’re playing a game on one screen and researching on the other, or taking pictures on one screen and editing on the other; doing everything at once never seemed so simple.
Price: £815.39, Amazon – buy here now