The Best Android Phones for 2020
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Whether you’re looking for a big or small phone, entry level or top of the line, Android offers options for everyone. And unlike Apple’s rigid release cycle, Google’s hardware partners unleash a seemingly endless stream of new devices year round. But therein lies the problem: With coque samsung galaxy core prime fairy tail so many options out there, how do you settle on the right one Lucky for you, we test and review nearly every smartphone available on all coque huawei p20 lite tennis the major US carriers.
Keep in mind that while the reviews above may not show your carrier of choice, most of the phones here are available for, or compatible with, multiple US carriers. Read on for what meilleure coque samsung j5 to look for when buying, as well as our top picks for Android phones.
When to Buy a New Android Phone
Now is a good coque huawei p20 bleach time! The next round of major Android phones will be coming out starting in March, so you have a few months of things being coque samsung cover 3 totally current. The phones Sprint and T Mobile are coque samsung 10 + coque huawei p20 lite appareil photo currently selling are compatible with each other’s networks, as well, so you don’t need to worry too much in case the merger goes though.
After most of a year with 5G, I’m disappointed to coque samsung galaxy ace 4 orange say we still don’t recommend 5G phones. The current models don’t support all three of the network types that the major carriers plan to launch throughout 2020, meaning that all of the current 5G phones will end up lacking in either speed or coverage as the buildouts go on. In terms of even less expensive models, we usually recommend the Moto E coque samsung j5 swag series, but we’re waiting to review the latest model coque samsung a3 2016 humoristique in that lineup, the E6. One tip at the very low end: carrier branded phones (which don’t mention the name of their manufacturer) often aren’t very good.
Most of the phones sold in the US cost $600 or more, because they’re sold on monthly payment plans that hide the cost over 24 or 30 months. This year we’re seeing some intriguing models between $200 and $300 though, most specifically the Moto G7 series and the Nokia 7.1. Those are great phones for people who don’t want to be yoked to a payment plan.
If you’re trying to balance payment and power, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the best bang for the buck on the market. It’s even faster than the Samsung Galaxy S10+, has just as big a screen, and costs $300 less.
What Size Phone Is Right for You
There’s been a dramatic shift in Android phone shapes and sizes over the last few years. Many manufacturers have started to make coque huawei p20 colore their phones taller and narrower, resulting in one hand friendly models with improbably large screen sizes. We go into more detail on the new form factors in This Is How We Need to Measure Phone Screens Now.
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Which Is the Best Android Version
Not all Android is created equal. coque samsung galaxy grand plus minnie Device manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been applying their own visions to Android for some time now. If you want a pure Google experience, then you want to go for a Pixel device; they’re the developer models where Google makes sure to deploy upgrades first. Motorola personnalisé coque samsung galaxy j5 and OnePlus also have very clean user interfaces, although they tend to add more invisible features to Android.
Android 10 (Q) is the most current version. It’s available for the Pixel phones and the OnePlus 7 Pro on our list. The rest of the phones have 9.0 Pie. Do not buy any phone with an earlier version, as the older the Android software version gets, the more likely it is to have serious security flaws. There are a lot of budget phones kicking around with Android 7 or even Android 6 or below, which you should absolutely avoid.
Continuing on the theme of long battery life, the Motorola Moto G7 Power is an Android smartphone th
The Ongoing Trade War
We’ve frequently recommended phones from the Huawei, Honor, and ZTE brands in the past often high quality products that coque samsung cultura are great value for the money. But over the past year, the US government has essentially gone to war with those companies, making their future on the US market unreliable. So for now, we’ve eased away from reviewing most Huawei, Honor, and ZTE products for coque samsung a5 6 personnalisable US readers until their distribution in the US is clearer. We have included the Huawei P30 on this list mostly so Americans can know what they’re missing.
We also generally coque samsung s10e bois don’t include phones on this list that aren’t available in the US. However, we recently did a roundup of seven top Chinese phones to show the kind of innovation that’s happening overseas, which we don’t have access to.
Should You Buy Through a Carrier or Unlocked
The US market is still dominated by carrier sold phones, but buying your phone coque samsung pour galaxy s7 edge direct and unlocked gives you more freedom to switch carriers if you choose to do so.
Unlocked phones feature no carrier bloatware and no ongoing payment plan, so you can switch to another carrier or sell on eBay at will. It’s actually something you own. Every phone on this list can be bought direct, with no carrier involvement. But most people still buy their phones through carriers, which offer a single point for service and support, as well as coque samsung galaxy s5 croco monthly payment plans that dramatically lower the upfront prices of phones.
Of the bunch shown here, most of them work on all four US networks. The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn’t batterie coque samsung galaxy s4 work on Sprint. The Nokia 7.1 only works on AT and T Mobile.
Choosing Android as your mobile operating system is only half the battle. If you’re still on the fence, check out our list of The Best coque samsung galaxy s6 edge miroir Smartphones, regardless of OS.
And for help choosing a carrier, see our test results for the Fastest Mobile Networks and The Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans You’ve Never Heard Of. He’s the head of our Fastest Mobile Networks project, hosts our One Cool Thing daily Web show, and writes opinions on tech and society. Other than his home town coque huawei p20 casa de papel of New York, his favorite cities are Barcelona and Hong Kong. While he’s a fourth generation Manhattanite, he now lives in Queens with his wife and daughter…