The OnePlus 8 follows the same philosophy of excellent design and performance. It is more expensive than its predecessors, but raises the bar for budget flagships. While its refinements in design borrow heavily from other flagships, it is undoubtedly a chic phone with beveled edges and a small round punch-hole notch for the selfie camera in the upper left corner. Thanks to the Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the device offers unparalleled performance while costing less than most flagships, making this the cheapest 5G smartphone for most people.
The OnePlus 8 Pro is a true flagship and OnePlus’s most complete smartphone to date. No more cutting corners. No more “flagship killer” mentality. It features a large, bright screen, long battery life and fast wireless charging, as well as an official IP68 rating. The phone is also blazing fast and features a really good main camera on the back. It is not perfect, but it is a very good smartphone and costs less than many of its competitors from Samsung and Apple.
The new Apple iPhone SE (2020) is a wolf in sheep’s clothing: performance and camera wise it goes toe to toe with all other competitors in its price range – despite having only one camera, portraits with a bokeh effect are amazingly beautiful. The battery life is good but not great and Internet connections via LTE and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) are very fast. Both the design and display are a bit dated but if you are looking for a compact iPhone that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this is your best option.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is ultra in almost every way. There is a 108-megapixel camera, a 100x zoom, a 40 megapixel front camera, and a 6,9 inch display with 120Hz support. With specs that resemble a laptop, you pay a big premium. However, that is not a surprising. Is it worth buying the S20 Ultra or is it better to save money and opt for the cheaper models?
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is the successor to the Galaxy S10+ and an almost perfect smartphone, featuring (optional) 5G support and better cameras than ever before. It is also the most expensive Plus smartphone ever, but it can handle anything you throw at it and is future-proof.
The Galaxy S20 is the cheapest phone of the new Samsung line. And although it’s not the most affordable flagship, it does offer significant improvements in camera quality, battery life, and 5G connectivity. And while you can find even better features in the Plus and Ultra versions, for everyday use, the S20 is the perfect phone for most people.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has five cameras, a stylized design, a very large battery, and thin bezels, but also a small detail that disappointed me.
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom convinced us with its high-end performance and a triple camera with a 10x hybrid zoom for top smartphone photography. The photo quality is very good but doesn’t beat the zoom of the Huawei P30 Pro. It also has a few weaknesses: battery life is average and there is no wireless charging.
Reviewing the OnePlus 7T Pro seemed like a déjà vu of the 7 Pro review. The differences are minimal and none of them changes the overall experience. There are minor improvements in power, screen brightness, fast charging, and the super macro mode, but they do not impact everyday use. At least for me.
The Motorola Moto E6 Plus is a mixed bag. Since it is the brand’s newest and more basic phone it should cost less than the Moto G7 Play, which delivers better performance, autonomy, and camera. Still, if you want a newer device, for basic use, and want to spend the least money possible, then the Motorola Moto E6 Plus is your best option.