Best Android Phone 2020: T3\'s Best Android Smartphone Picks

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Welcome to the only best Android phone 2020 guide you're going to need, compiled by the T3 phone experts – we've covered handsets from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, Huawei and more here, to point you to the best Android smartphone for you.

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Bear in mind that the best Android phone of 2020 so far isn't necessarily going to be the same for everyone: we've deliberately included a range of different phone makers, prices, features, and sizes in this guide, so whatever you need from an Android phone, you should find something of interest here.

There are plenty of awesome handsets currently retailing for very reasonable prices on the market right now, and if you do your homework properly (reading this guide is a good start), chances are you'll be able find a fantastic deal.

Ready to discover the best Android phones money can buy in 2020? Let's dive in!

The best Android phones of 2020: get the best Android smartphone for you

screen of a cell phone: Take a look at the best Samsung Galaxy phone yet. (Image credit: Samsung) © Provided by T3 Take a look at the best Samsung Galaxy phone yet. (Image credit: Samsung)

1. Best Android phone for most people: Samsung Galaxy S20

Android phones don't come much better than this

Weight: 163g |

Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm |

OS: Android 10 |

Screen size: 6.2 inches |

Resolution: 1,440 x 3,200 |

CPU: Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 |

RAM: 8GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 4,000mAh |

Rear camera: 12MP wide + 64MP telephoto + 12MP ultrawide |

Front camera: 10MP wide

Excellent cameraPolished looksHigh performance

Every phone in the Galaxy S20 series has its plus points – you can read about all the differences here – but for our pick we have to go for the cheapest and the smallest out of the three handsets launched by Samsung in February 2020.

The S20 Plus and S20 Ultra might have bigger screens and slightly better cameras, but the standard S20 is a stunning handset, and the best value of the bunch. From the stylish exterior to the superb internal specs, you're going to struggle to find a better Samsung phone this year.

As for the triple-lens camera around the back of the handset, that's hugely impressive too, and Samsung's Android software skin keeps on getting better and better as well. A fantastic all-round package.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a do-anything powerhouse. (Image credit: Samsung) © Provided by T3 The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a do-anything powerhouse. (Image credit: Samsung)

2. Best premium Android phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 10

A fantastic Android phone with killer specs and unique stylus functionality

Weight: 168g |

Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm |

OS: Android 9.0 |

Screen size: 6.3-inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels |

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825 |

RAM: 8GB |

Storage: 256GB |

Battery: 3500mAh |

Rear cameras: 12 MP f/1.5-2.4 + 12MP f/2.1 + 16MP f/2.2 |

Front camera: 10 MP f/2.2

Perfect sizeS Pen functionalityVersatile camera systemExcellent core hardwareAttractive design

Another Samsung in second place: the Note 10 excels in every department, from the quality of the components under the hood, to the fit and polish of the design, to the impressive results you can get from the versatile camera system, though it is definitely one the expensive side.

What really makes the Note 10 stand out on this best Android phones list, though, is that superb S Pen stylus. It's been improved and upgraded once more this year with a huge 10-hour battery life and new Air Gestures feature, the latter allowing you to control your phone by using the stylus like a wand. Everything from the playback of videos and music tracks, to the browsing of websites, and onto the control of the phone's camera can now be undertaken with a flick of the wrist.

With a screen size of 6.3 inches, and a 3,500mAh battery inside, this is a phone that you can get some serious work done on. There's also some excellent audio capability packed in here, with Dolby Atmos and UHQ upscaling included. Whichever part of the Note 10 you look at, it ends up impressing.

a screen shot of a computer: The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro combines great specs with great looks... and a pop-up selfie camera. (Image credit: Xiaomi) © Provided by T3 The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro combines great specs with great looks... and a pop-up selfie camera. (Image credit: Xiaomi)

3. Best budget Android phone: Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

The best Android phone for flagship specs at a bargain price point

Weight: 191g |

Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm |

OS: Android 9.0 |

Screen size: 6.39 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 |

RAM: 6GB-8GB |

Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB |

Battery: 4000mAh |

Rear camera: 48 MP f/1.8 + 13 MP f/2.4 + 8 MP f/2.4 |

Front camera: 20 MP f/2.2

Flagship-level design chopsPowerful specsPrice is very appealing

This handset builds on the excellent Xiaomi Mi 9 to add even more in the way of functionality and features – and it ditches the front display notch to give you even more in the way of screen (the 20MP selfie camera is moved to a motorised pop-up unit). Like its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro combines flagship-level specs with a design that's guaranteed to turn heads wherever you get this phone out.

Combine that with a very appealing price and it's a fantastic all-round package from Xiaomi – one that's well worth a place on our best Android phones of 2020 list. There is some cutting of corners here, like the lack of waterproofing and wireless charging, but at this sort of price it's difficult to grumble. Xiaomi continues to outdo itself and give Apple, Samsung and Google plenty to worry about.

If you can live with Xiaomi's rather haphazard take on Android then this is a phone that's going to give you several years of top-notch performance. The camera is another point in the positives column too, giving you very decent results most of the time (even in low light).

screen of a cell phone: The new OnePlus 7T Pro really looks the part. (Image credit: OnePlus) © Provided by T3 The new OnePlus 7T Pro really looks the part. (Image credit: OnePlus)

4. OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus continues to innovate and improve

Weight: 206g |

Dimensions: 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm |

OS: Android 10 |

Screen size: 6.67 inches |

Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 Plus |

RAM: 8GB/12GB |

Storage: 256GB |

Battery: 4085mAh |

Rear camera: 48MP f/1.6 + 8MP f/2.4 + 16MP f/2.2 |

Front camera: 16MP f/2.2

Excellent screen and designPacked with powerful specs

The OnePlus series continues to go from strength to strength, and while the OnePlus 7T Pro might not be a huge improvement over the OnePlus 7 Pro, it doesn't really matter: the design is gorgeous, you have a super-fast chip in the Snapdragon 855 Plus, and the software impresses too.

It's hard to pick faults in the OnePlus 7T Pro, though that pop-up selfie camera might not be to everyone's taste (it works well, and if it means no notch then it's okay with us). You don't get many configuration choices either, but what there is should suit you if you're looking to buy one.

Cameras have sometimes let the OnePlus series down, and while the rear snapper on the OnePlus 7T Pro isn't quite as good as, say, the Pixel phones, it's still capable of getting very decent shots in good light and low light. It's not going to let you down, and offers up to 3x optical zoom.

a close up of a cell phone: The Pixel 4 has its flaws but still impresses. (Image credit: Google) © Provided by T3 The Pixel 4 has its flaws but still impresses. (Image credit: Google)

5. Google Pixel 4

The best pure Android Pixel flagship phone for 2020 so far

Weight: 162g |

Dimensions: 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm |

OS: Android 10 |

Screen size: 5.7 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 |

RAM: 6GB |

Storage: 64GB/128GB |

Battery: 2800mAh |

Rear camera: 12.2MP f/1.7 + 16MP f/2.4 |

Front camera: 8MP f/2.0

Even more fantastic cameraPure Android experience

The Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL are now with us, and it's something of a mixed bag for Google this year. We don't think the design is particularly inspired – there's no notch at least, we'll give them that – and the battery life is only satisfactory, especially on the smaller model.

That said, the Face Unlock technology works brilliantly, and the addition of a second lens means the rear-facing camera is now better than ever. It'll even shoot the stars, if you can keep it still for four seconds or so. As ever, you get that pure, untouched version of Android too.

The Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM are par for the course when it comes to flagships, but the Motion Sense feature – where you can wave your hand over the Pixel 4 to operate it – is one of the innovations that might make you think about picking the Pixel 4 up. This is a very impressive phone, and the best Pixel yet.

a screenshot of a computer: The Huawei P30 Pro's camera system is simply superb. (Image credit: Huawei) © Provided by T3 The Huawei P30 Pro's camera system is simply superb. (Image credit: Huawei)

6. Huawei P30 Pro

Still one of the best Android phones in the world right now

Weight: 192g |

Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm |

OS: Android 9.0 Pie |

Screen size: 6.47 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels |

CPU: Kirin 980 |

RAM: 6GB/8GB |

Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB |

Battery: 4200mAh |

Rear camera: 40MP f/1.6 + 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/3.4 + TOF 3D |

Front camera: 32MP f/2.0

Packed with powerQuad-lens rear camera

We really, really like what Huawei has managed to do with the Huawei P30 Pro, and it easily slides into our best Android phones of 2020. It makes an appearance at the expense of the P20 Pro, and builds on everything that made that 2018 handset great as well.

We're talking internal components that are enough to give it lightning-fast performance (note the Kirin 980 processor and up to 8GB of RAM), as well as a quad-lens camera capable of performing some really impressive tricks – not least a whopping 5x of optical zoom!

This being a Huawei phone, the software experience is a long way from being the best in the business. However, the excellent hardware and build quality means that the P30 Pro ends up a long way in credit when everything is considered.

a close up of a phone: Pick up the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for one of the best phones running Android there is in 2020. (Image credit: Samsung) © Provided by T3 Pick up the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for one of the best phones running Android there is in 2020. (Image credit: Samsung)

7. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Once upon a time the best Android phone in the world

Weight: 175g |

Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm |

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) |

Screen size: 6.4-inches |

Resolution: QHD+ |

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 |

RAM: 8GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 4,100mAh |

Rear camera: Triple 16MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Dual Aperture + 12MP Telephoto |

Front camera: 10MP + 8MP Depth Sensor

Expansive 6.4-Inch Quad HD+ AMOLEDUp to 1.5TB storage via MicroSD cardAwesome Live Focus images from front-facing camera

Don't forget about the Galaxy S10 phones, which are still on sale from Samsung. The Galaxy S10 Plus offers a staggeringly good 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, with gorgeous colours and cavernous blacks, and very little in the way of bezels.

Even in a world where the Galaxy S20 phones exist, the S10 Plus us still a mouthwatering prospect – excellent performance, sparkling software, and a triple-lens rear camera that really does the business in any sort of lighting conditions. It's a phone that's hard to fault.

Considering it's now more than a year old, you'll be able to get some very decent prices on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and on the other S10 phones Samsung launched. Very worthy of your consideration of the best Android phones of 2020.

a screenshot of a cell phone: The Huawei Mate 20 Pro remains a brilliant Android phone. (Image credit: Huawei) © Provided by T3 The Huawei Mate 20 Pro remains a brilliant Android phone. (Image credit: Huawei)

8. Huawei Nova 5T

Huawei hits the sweet spot again

Weight: 174g |

Dimensions: 154.3 x 74 x 7.8 mm |

OS: Android 10 |

Screen size: 6.26 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels |

CPU: Kirin 980 |

RAM: 6GB/8GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 3,750 mAh |

Rear camera: 48MP f/1.8 + 16MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor |

Front camera: 32MP f/2.0

Sleek, understated designPlenty of power for the moneyFully stocked with Google apps

The Nova 5T is a little like Huawei's version of the Pixel 3a, but it's a touch more powerful than Google's mid-ranger, and available at around the same price – in other words, it's slightly-less-than-flagship specs and design for those who don't want to part with a huge chunk of cash for their next smartphone, and it's a very appealing package all round (and it still runs Google apps).

Huawei has always impressed with the cameras on its phones, and the quad-lens 48MP+16MP+2MP+2MP is ready to continue that trend – shots in most situations turn out really great (thanks in part to the on-board AI processing), and low light pictures are more than adequate too. In a nod to the phone's mid-range positioning there's no optical zoom here, but you do get an ultra-wide angle lens if you need one.

As for design, this is a really fantastic-looking phone, with a discreet punch hole notch and very little in the way of bezels. It's big without being too big, and overall it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. Under the hood you get a generous 6GB of RAM and the Kirin 980 CPU – not Huawei's latest or fastest processor, but very close to it – and so this is a phone that won't let you down in the performance stakes either.

a close up of a cell phone: The Google Pixel 3a continues to offer fantastic value in the mid-range, especially for photos. © Provided by T3 The Google Pixel 3a continues to offer fantastic value in the mid-range, especially for photos.

9. Google Pixel 3a

The best phone for photography lovers shopping on a budget

Weight: 175g |

Dimensions: 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm |

OS: Android 9.0 Pie |

Screen size: 5.6 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2220 pixels |

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 |

RAM: 4GB |

Storage: 64GB |

Battery: 3000mAh |

Rear camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF |

Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm

Phenomenal cameraVery well priced

If your budget can't stretch to the Pixel 4, then the Pixel 3a is an absolute mid-range star, the best value-for-money phone for taking stunning images in return for not all that much cash. You also get that same vanilla software experience straight from Google.

The Pixel 3a's super-low retail price makes something of a mockery of max-spec flagships that cost many times more, when you factor in the performance and experience it delivers. You get the phenomenal camera that debuted in the much more expensive Google Pixel 3 XL, but also a very solid mid-range hardware spec.

Add the excellent internals and screen to the phone's low weight (147 grams), understated and stylish design, and the fact that it comes with a guaranteed three years of Android OS updates and unlimited Google Photos cloud storage, and it is easy to see how the Google Pixel 3a has lodged itself into our list of the best Android phones available.

screen of a cell phone: If you need something affordable, then the Moto G8 is worth putting on your shortlist. (Image credit: Motorola) © Provided by T3 If you need something affordable, then the Moto G8 is worth putting on your shortlist. (Image credit: Motorola)

10. Moto G8

One of the best Android phones at the more affordable price points

Weight: 188g |

Dimensions: 161.3 x 75.8 x 9 mm |

OS: Android 10 |

Screen size: 6.4 inches |

Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels |

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 |

RAM: 4GB |

Storage: 64GB |

Battery: 4000mAh |

Rear camera: 16 MP f/1.7 wide + 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2 MP f/2.2 macro |

Front camera: 8 MP f/2.0

Straightforward, clean designBrimming with value for money

Hats off to Motorola (now owned by Lenovo), because it keeps on producing some really rather good Android handsets for not very much money at all – and the Moto G8 is the latest example of that. It's not officially on sale yet, but it will be in the very near future.

As you can see from the specs, this isn't a flagship phone, but it has enough power to get through just about everything that you're going to throw at it (and the triple-lens rear camera isn't bad either). Considering the low, low price you can get this phone at, the specification is an impressive one.

Add in a clean, bloat-free version of Android 10, and we reckon this is well worth a place on our best Android phones of 2020 list – worth checking out if you want a phone that isn't going to let you down but which won't break the bank either.

a close up of a cell phone: The Galaxy A90 5G is Samsung's cheapest phone with 5G on board. (Image credit: Samsung) © Provided by T3 The Galaxy A90 5G is Samsung's cheapest phone with 5G on board. (Image credit: Samsung)

11. Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Get 5G for a lower price

Weight: 206g |

Dimensions: 164.8 mm x 76.4 mm x 8.4 mm |

OS: Android 9 |

Screen size: 6.7 inches |

Resolution: 1,080 x 2,880 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 |

RAM: 6GB/8GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 4,500mAh |

Rear camera: 48 MP f/2.0 + 8 MP f/2.2 + 5 MP f/2.2 |

Front camera: 32 MP f/2.0

Bright, vivid, large 6.7-inch displayGet the fastest 5G speeds

Are you in the market for a 5G phone that doesn't blast a huge hole in your savings account? Of course you are, and the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G will definitely appeal in this department: it brings with it some top-quality specs, a design that's very pleasing on the eye, and that all-important 5G connectivity for less money than you might think.

With a Snapdragon 855 processor and at least 6GB of RAM, the Galaxy A90 5G is going to hold up well against the very best flagships on the market, and take note of the 48 MP camera around the back of the phone too – again one of the best specs you're going to come across this year.

Samsung always does well with its screens, and the 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display here is no exception – from Netflix to your web browser, everything is going to look bright and punchy. Throw in a very hefty 4,500mAh battery pack, wireless charging, and full IP68 waterproofing, and the question is – why would you pay any more?

a close up of a device: Nokia 9 PureView © Provided by T3 Nokia 9 PureView

12. Nokia 9 PureView

The best Android phone for a lot of camera lenses

Weight: 172g |

Dimensions: 155 x 75 x 8mm |

OS: Android 9.0 Pie |

Screen size: 5.99 inches |

Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 845 |

RAM: 6GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 3320mAh |

Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/1.8 |

Front camera: 20MP

Five camera lenses on the backPlenty of aesthetic appeal here

The Nokia 9 PureView has no fewer than five – count them, five – lenses making up its rear camera, and that means it's capable of taking some seriously good photos (even if your mobile photography skills leave a lot to be desired).

It's not all about the camera though. Nokia's newest flagship device comes complete with a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM, so it's not going to be slowing down anytime soon... even while it's taking 60MP photos.

You can get better specs than those with some of the other best Android phones, but factor in the price and the rather appealing build quality, and this is definitely worth a spot on our list.

Sony Xperia 5 (Image credit: Sony) © Provided by T3 Sony Xperia 5 (Image credit: Sony)

13. Sony Xperia 5

A screen that just goes on and on

Weight: 164g |

Dimensions: 158 x 68 x 8.2mm |

OS: Android 9.0 |

Screen size: 6.1 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2520 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 |

RAM: 6GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 3,140mAh |

Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.6 + 12 MP f/2.4 + 12 MP f/2.4 |

Front camera: 8MP f/2.0

Another excellent Sony screenCamera offers real quality

The elongated 21:9 screen is what you notice first about the Sony Xperia 5, but there are plenty of other reasons to get excited about the flagship: the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM, for example, which will cope with the most demanding tasks.

The Xperia 5 impresses in the camera department too, and doesn't disappoint in terms of battery life either, so you know you're getting a very decent handset when you part with your money to get this.

As always with Sony phones, the screen and general build quality are excellent, and the price is just about on the right side of affordable (in flagship terms at least). The biggest problem for the Xperia 5 might be how strong the competition is.

a screen shot of a computer: You're not seeing double: this is the LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen. (Image credit: LG) © Provided by T3 You're not seeing double: this is the LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen. (Image credit: LG)

14. LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen

A lot of the benefits of a foldable phone without many of the potential flaws

Weight: 192g |

Dimensions: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm |

OS: Android 9 |

Screen size: 6.4 inches |

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 855 |

RAM: 6GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 4000mAh |

Rear camera: 12MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 |

Front camera: 32MP f/1.9

Use two screens instead of oneKeeps the 3.5mm headphone jackCapable rear camera

How do you get some of the benefits and the kudos of a foldable phone without paying quite as much money? The LG G8X is one option, which attaches a second screen via a hinge to give you twice as much screen space to work with – apps can be run side by side or stretched across the two screens, with a black bar in the middle.

Technically the dual screen component is an accessory, so you can carry on using the phone as a normal device when needed, then attach the second display when you want to push the boat out. You can view your messages while watching a video, for example, or catch up on Twitter while also getting on with some online shopping.

Apart from that rather good dual screen party trick, the LG G8X is well specced, with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD card) and a Snapdragon 855 CPU under the hood. It also has a very capable dual-lens rear camera around the back, earning it a place in our best Android smartphones of 2020 list.

a close up of a device: A frankly massive camera on a cheap and cheerful handset. (Image credit: Xiaomi) © Provided by T3 A frankly massive camera on a cheap and cheerful handset. (Image credit: Xiaomi)

15. Xiaomi Mi Note 10

One of the best Android phones for top-quality photos on a budget

Weight: 208g |

Dimensions: 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.67mm |

OS: MiUI11, Android 9.0 |

Screen size: 6.47 inches |

Resolution: 12032 x 9024 pixels |

CPU: Snapdragon 730 |

RAM: 6GB |

Storage: 128GB |

Battery: 5,260mAh |

Rear camera: 108MP |

Front camera: 32MP

Cheap and cheerful Amazing 108MP rear camera32MP selfie shotsLarge, high-quality 6.47" display

This handset is all about the camera, but this wallet-friendly phone looks and feels top-end, offering a mid-range alternative to the excellent Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro. It's very reasonably priced, but the real star of the show is the "penta camera" system with 108MP sensor, the first ever phone to break the 100-million pixel mark. 

It's good in most lighting conditions, but it's in daylight that the Mi Note 10's massive sensor really shines, being capable of picking out incredible detail. A 20MP wide angle, two telephoto lenses – at 5MP and 12MP – and a 2MP Macro lens rounds out the rear camera setup. The front display notch is back, as Xiaomi has squeezed 32MP into the selfie camera alone.

Away from its photography capabilities, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers good mid-range specs. A 6.47-inch display and an under-screen fingerprint lock provides a large, vibrant canvas to show off your shots, while the gorilla-glass back gives it a premium feel. Combined with an amazing camera at a very appealing price, it's a solid entry from Xiaomi. 

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