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Festival season round the corner; a look at some of the latest and best smartphones in the market

The world almost came to a standstill in the year 2020. People worldwide solely waited for the pandemic to show signs of a slowdown, news of the discovery of a vaccine for the virus, and some even hoped for a permanent disappearance of the novel coronavirus. 

In this sense, the year 2020 probably takes the cake when it comes to advancement in the tech world as industrial output came to a halt. Thus, for the most part, the year and the months just passed by, with many of us taking refuge in on-screen time. 

However, the same cannot be said for the smartphone world, with more developments and headway made this year than in the last five years, according to reports.

The smartphone world saw ground-breaking advancements in 5G, AI, and smart folding screen technology

Phones became significant and more important than at any given time in its history.

People spent most waking hours glued to the phone for communication, news, and entertainment.


Technology and smartphones became essential and necessary to watch movies, shows, news, or merely some game time.


Both adults and children vied for screen time, with children not allowed to go out for games and play – the phone became the essential entertainment option for children. 


Living through our screens became the need of the hour, both for work – from the home scenario and even entertainment in the year 2020. 


Here’s looking at some of the best smartphones either for yourself or as a gift to your loved one; the best of 2020 follows –


Google Pixel 5 

If you are someone who is looking for a phone without gimmicks, a phone that offers reliability, has long battery life even as you coordinate work from home, and wish for it just to do the best job, Google Pixel 5 has been made for you.


Key specs and why it is a good bet 

The 6- inch screen is smaller than the 4XL’s 6.3- inch, but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8MP front-facing camera, and 18W fast- charging, it is merely is too good to be true.

The phone has made the basics better stronger. It has done away with facial recognition and offers an XL model, two color options. 

It has trimmed things back and recalibrated to make the basics better.

Thus, if you are looking to buy for someone who values reliability and a smooth sense of style, this is the perfect gift option.

Price in India: Roughly starts at Rs. 51,400


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

A completely new feature introduced in smartphones – a foldable screen. This phone offers some significant advantages with its folding screen option, and the phone can even rival the tablet screen.


Key specs and why it is a good bet

The phone has a 6.2 – inch screen visible when folded and a whooping and impressive 7.6-inch AMOLDED 2X display. 12MP Telephoto Camera and 4K UHD video recording, the phone has the best in terms of technology.


It makes the phone virtually striking and offers great advantages with its folding option.

It is an excellent buy for someone who works around creation, a visionary and creator, and consumes media. Zoom calls to video editing; this phone offers tremendous possibilities and is exceedingly capable and reliable to do the job.

Price in India: Rs. 149,999 – 177990


Motorola Edge

This phone offers a curved 6.7- inch screen and is surprisingly immersive.


Key specs and why it is a good bet

The phone is 5G ready and the best surprise of all – it has two powerful stereo speakers that give the highest audio output ever built into a smartphone (for which ‘Technical Grammy’ award was presented to Motorola) and is just one of the many features to inspire your creative side. It also has a 64 MP sensor camera and a fully customizable My UX interface.

The phone is a perfect fit for designers and originators; in other words, it satisfies the creative outlook of Artists, who are always looking to create and document their brilliant ideas.

Price in India: To be launched in November – Rs. 49,990


Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

This phone is for the brand loyalists and people who want nothing but an iPhone.

Key specs and why it is a good bet

It shows off its 6.7-inch Super Retina display. A smartphone chip 50% faster than any other. 5G capability, a Pro camera system bolstered by smart HDR 3 AI, and a better battery life. Yes, it does come at a steep price!

However, the new features will be much appreciated by the brand loyalists. 

Price in India: Rs. 1,29,900 to Rs. 1,39,900


Vivo X51 5G

This phone is a photographer’s delight. This new top-line offering – along with the launched Y series of midrange smartphones is a photo enthusiast dream. 


Key specs and why it is a good bet

It offers cutting edge image stabilization, an advanced night mode, Pioneering portrait photography technology, an industry-leading Gimabal Camera system. Motion- deblur algorithm, customized sensors, continuous focus tracking, and many more features.

Price in India: Rs. 48,000 – Rs. 71,900


Huawei 40 Pro 

The phone offers an Ultra Vision Leica camera system, a hardy nanotech ceramic back panel. IP68 splash, water and dust resistance, Kirin 990 5G processor, and external memory system.


Even though Huawei has had a chequered past, equally bad year as the rest of us, this phone can be admired for its development and design.

Price in India: Rs. 69,000 – Rs. 1,18,990


The above range of smartphones brings cutting edge technology and advancements. It is definite to make the mood lighter, cheerful, and something to look forward to whether you plan to gift it to someone or but it for yourself!


Irrespective of how the year 2020 transpired for many of us and businesses, industries, and technology output, in the world of smartphones – it developed, researched, and finally put out a list of top contenders for the best phone out there.



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