The best smartphone
High-end: Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is suitable for the most demanding tasks, thanks to the powerful Exynos 990 processor and the large 12GB RAM. It has a razor-sharp, 6.7-inch screen that refreshes 120 times per second. As a result, scrolling through your timeline looks more smooth than with other smartphones. The camera also ensures that the S20 Plus is one of the best smartphones. With the standard lens, you can take sharp photos and record in 8K. In addition, the phone as a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, which allows you to zoom in 3 times without sacrificing quality.
Second best: OnePlus 5G
With a Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB RAM, no task is too demanding for the OnePlus 8. The 4300mAh battery easily lasts a day without recharging. The included Warp Charge 30 fast charger allows you to charge your phone extremely quickly, namely up to 50% within 20 minutes. You can take sharp photos thanks to the standard lens and the wide-angle lens on the back of the device. This winner of the second-best category of mobile phones also supports 5G. As such, you're ready for the future with this high-speed mobile network.
Mid-range: OnePlus 7T
The OnePlus 7T offers value for your money. With 8GB RAM and the powerful Snapdragon 855+ processor, you can play demanding, graphic games without the device lagging. The 3 rear cameras allow you to take good photos. In addition to a standard lens, the 7T has a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. You can zoom in twice with the latter without sacrificing quality. The 3800mAh is half full after 20 minutes of charging with a Warp Charge charger.
Lower mid-range: Samsung Galaxy A51
The Samsung Galaxy A51 is the best buy for daily use. With the Exynos 9611 processor and 4GB RAM, you can't play demanding 3D games, but the A51 runs apps like YouTube and games like Candy Crush without problems. Other than that, the smartphone has a 6.5-inch Full HD screen and a sizable 4000mAh battery that is large enough to last the day. In addition to a standard camera, the Samsung A51 has a wide-angle lens, which means you can fit large buildings in the frame as well.
Basic: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is a good phone in the basic category. In general, smartphones from this price range are mainly suitable to make phone calls and send text messages, but this model can also handle basic games like Wordfeud and Candy Crush. Other than that, the cameras are a lot better than those of similar smartphones. You can take beautiful photos with the Redmi Note 8T. The mobile phone even has a wide-angle lens, so you can also fully capture large groups and buildings.
Rugged: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s
Ruggedized smartphones can withstand extreme conditions. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s is dust and waterproof and doesn't easily break when you drop it. This means you can safely bring this device to the construction site. It's also possible to operate the 5-inch screen while you're wearing your work gloves. You can store documents and photos on the 32GB storage, which can be expanded with a memory card. Add to this the competitive price, and the Xcover 4s is the rugged smartphone with the best price/quality ratio.
The best smartphone per price range
An expensive high-end smartphone is usually better than an affordable, basic model. You do want your new mobile phone to go with your budget. That is why we've chosen the best smartphone for each price range.
- High-end: Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
- Second best: OnePlus 8
- Mid-range: OnePlus 7T
- Lower mid-range: Samsung Galaxy A51
- Basic: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
- Rugged smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s