New smartphones in 2020: our rating

Manufacturers continue to release new smartphones, as well as expand the model line. Should we expect a breakthrough in the new season? It is unlikely, but we will definitely see interesting solutions, for example, Motorola RAZR (2019) with a flexible screen (smartphone, not phone). It is a pity, at the time of writing these lines, the device is not yet sold on the territory of the Russian Federation. But we have prepared something else for you, namely the most interesting new products of the new season that are already on sale (the information on the page will be updated periodically).

Samsung Galaxy A51 64GB

Samsung Galaxy A50 was a real hit – according to data from open sources, it entered the top three best-selling smartphones of 2019 in Russia. And this is his update.

What’s new? The form factor has not changed, but the most noticeable difference on the front of the case is the front camera built into the screen. Due to this, with a screen diagonal of 6.5 inches, the width of the case even slightly decreased (previously used a 6.4-inch display).

The main camera has been updated, which now consists of 4 modules (main, ultra-wide-angle, depth sensor and macro lens), it removes, of course, better. Also worth noting is the new Exynos 9611 chip.

But the on-screen fingerprint sensor and a powerful 4000 mAh battery were before.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9611
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/12/5/5 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Apple iPhone SE (2020) 64GB

This smartphone was waited by many – and waited. Meet the new generation iPhone SE.

Surely some users will ask what’s new, because we have the iPhone 8. Indeed, SE borrowed the case from the iPhone 8, so outwardly it is no different – even the weight has not changed. All changes are inside: the top-end Apple A13 Bionic processor, improved cameras, 3 GB of RAM.

Fast and wireless charging, NFC, Touch ID were before.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1700 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi 10 8 / 128GB

Xiaomi’s flagship of the new generation has become not only better, but also seriously more expensive.

In general, this is understandable: a new smart matrix with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a high level of brightness, the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, support for fast and wireless charging, fast memory, an excellent camera with a main module that is capable of shooting in 108 MP resolution.

But even in this model there is no protection against water and, for example, autofocus in the ultra-wide-angle camera module. But here are full stereo speakers.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4780 mAh
  • Rear camera: four modules 108/13/2/2 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei P40 Pro

Fresh flagship from Huawei. As some probably already know, some models of the company come out without the support of Google services, and the P40 Pro was no exception.

But the smartphone itself is gorgeous: beautiful appearance, very nice shades of the case, a gorgeous camera (again one of the best in the world!) Of 4 modules (main, shirik, telephoto and 3D Depth), one of the best matrices with a diagonal of 6, 58 inches, HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G heavy-duty chipset, supports fast and wireless charging, IP68 water protection.

Sorry, no stereo speakers.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.58 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2640 × 1200
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 50/40/12 MP + 3D Depth modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 8 Pro 8 / 128GB

OnePlus introduced two versions of its flagship: 8 and 8 Pro. The second is much more interesting. With what?

So, the smartphone has finally received protection from water (IP68) and wireless charging with a capacity of as much as 30 watts. The display will please with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The rear camera received 4 modules: the main, wide-angle, “telephoto” and the “color filter” sensor (that’s what the company calls it). This version uses fast LPDDR5 memory, as many as three microphones and stereo speakers.

Case design has changed little.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.578 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3168 × 1440
  • Weight: 199g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4510 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/48/8/5 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei Y6s 3 / 64GB

Nothing unusual – just a budget from Huawei.

The buyer receives a 6.09-inch display, a MediaTek Helio P35 chip (MT6765), 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, two cameras, a 3020 mAh battery.

On the back of the case you can find a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

In the new S20 line from Samsung, the most interesting version is the S20 Ultra – both literally and figuratively.

The smartphone received a lot of features, for example, it has a very large display with a diagonal of 6.9 inches, an excellent main camera, which consists of 4 modules (support for recording 8K video with a frequency of 24 frames per second, as well as the ability to record video on three camera modules simultaneously ), and the main one has a resolution of 108 MP, the display sampling frequency is 120 Hz, but only with Full HD resolution.

Note a powerful 5000 mAh battery and an extremely powerful platform based on the Samsung Exynos 990 chipset and 12 RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3200 × 1440
  • Weight: 220g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 990
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 12 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four modules 108/48/12 MP + DepthVision
  • Front camera: 40 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung clamshell smartphone. Surprised? We do too, but folding screens are the future.

When folded, the Galaxy Z Flip is the size of a powder box, and when unfolded – a smartphone with a large 6.7-inch display. This, incidentally, is the flagship solution based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and 8 GB of RAM. True, the battery capacity is not too large – 3300 mAh. Declared even wireless charging. On the outside of the case there is an additional small display.

A very unusual device for those who appreciate the latest technology. And for those who have the means, after all, the Galaxy Z Flip is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market (relevant at the time of writing).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2636 × 1080
  • Weight: 183g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 6 / 128GB

Not the flagship of Xiaomi, but managed to impress experts and users with its main camera with 5 modules, the main of which is capable of shooting in a resolution of 108 MP! Race for pixels? Not if you want to put as much detail as possible into the frame (the difference is noticeable when the photo is enlarged). And in general, the camera turned out to be top-end, at the level of the best camera phones on the planet. There is a version of Mi Note 10 Pro, which removes a little better.

We also note a very nice price for the camera phone, a decent 6.47-inch display, a powerful battery with a capacity of as much as 5260 mAh, decent performance due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor and 6 GB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5260 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 modules 108/12/20/5/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 20s 6 / 128GB

A relatively inexpensive new product from Honor.

Suspiciously familiar case? Indeed, before you could see it in the Huawei P30 Lite model, however here it has slightly different colors, and the white color for the P30 Lite is not available at all.

Other differences? There are not many of them, but they are interesting. For example, the amount of RAM is 6 GB versus 4 GB, and although the main camera consists of three modules, the main one is different, more expensive. And removes the device better than his brother.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2312 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Top top from Huawei. At the time of this writing, it is not officially delivered to the Russian market (a decision has not yet been made), but it’s a pity, because the device is extremely interesting.

For example, this is the best camera phone in the world according to the DXOMARK rating – thanks to the main module of 4 sensors, including a separate one for video recording (its resolution, like that for the main sensor, is 40 MP). Other features include a touch-sensitive sound control panel, the latest and extremely powerful HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset.

Minuses? The device does not have Google services on board due to the well-known situation. But, as practice shows, you can use the Mate 30 Pro without them. But whether the user is ready for this, the question is different.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.53 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1176
  • Weight: 298g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: 4 modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB

The Apple line is still calm. Yes, there are rumors about SE 2 and iPhone 9 (an updated version of the iPhone 8), but at the time of writing these lines we are only talking about rumors.

The most interesting models of the company include 11 Pro Max in the version with 512 GB of ROM. Another important feature is the very cool main camera, which makes the device a real camera phone. Apple also relies on night mode, when the device takes several photos and “stitches” them into one image. The mode works cool, although on devices of the same Chinese manufacturers it has been present for a long time.

It should also be noted that Apple’s own A13 Bionic processor, including due to which iPhone sets records in the popular AnTuTu Benchmark rating.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2688 × 1242
  • Weight: 226g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2 (nano SIM + eSIM)
  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 512 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 12/12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no

ASUS ROG Phone II ZS660KL 12 / 512GB

The second generation of gaming smartphones from ASUS. The first proved itself very well, so it is not surprising to see the continuation.

The device has seriously changed: the diagonal of the display has been increased to 6.59 inches, a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset has been installed, and the amount of memory in this version is simply huge – 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of ROM. So that the user can play their favorite games even longer, the battery capacity is now as much as 6000 mAh. There is no wireless charging yet, but fast is supported.

Other features include the GameCool II vaporizer, stereo speakers, and a 120 Hz refresh rate.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 240g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Memory capacity: 512 GB
  • RAM capacity: 12 GB
  • Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/13 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Vivo v17

Like a number of other brands, including realme, Vivo is part of BBK Electronics, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers.

Vivo V17 is a smartphone with an original design, an excellent 6.38-inch screen, a good platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and as much as 8 GB of RAM, a powerful battery (4500 mAh), and a fingerprint screen. There is even a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

And users like proprietary firmware from Vivo.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.38 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 187g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu M10 3 / 32GB

The new smartphone from Meizu, which primarily impresses with the lack of proprietary Flyme firmware, uses the stock version of Android. Note that the smartphone is not included in the Android One program..

This is an inexpensive budget device with a nice design, a large 6.5-inch display (IPS), a triple camera, good for its price, a platform based on the MediaTek Helio P25 chipset (MT6757T) and 3 GB of RAM. Good battery capacity – 4000 mAh.

The fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1600 × 720
  • Weight: 184g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25 (MT6757T)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 13/2/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade A7 (2020) 2 / 32GB

ZTE is well known in our market..

Model Blade A7 (2020) – a representative of the budget segment. It has a bright case design, a 6.09-inch screen, a capacious 4000 mAh battery and even a triple main camera.

The “heart” of the device is the Mediatek Helio P22 chip (MT6762V), the memory capacity is 2 GB of operational and 32 GB of internal.

What may surprise is the presence of an NFC module and the absence of a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762V)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 16/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes