Here are the ten best smartphones tested by the 01net.com laboratory as of September 18, 2020. Technos, performance, autonomy, photo … they offer the best.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ / Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 +
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
- Apple iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
- Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 +
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- Xiaomi mi 10 pro
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
Buying a high-end smartphone isn’t just about luxury. If we find very good devices on the market for less than 200 euros, it must be recognized that the most expensive mobiles offer incomparable versatility. These smartphones stand out for their more sophisticated design, their ultra-bright edge-to-edge screen, their competition cameras and their much more powerful processor. They also have some exclusive functions such as wireless charging, ultra-fast charging or, more recently, support for 5G networks. In short, buying a high-end smartphone is making sure you have a device designed to last. It is also likely that these smartphones receive updates more often.
In this ranking, 01net.com invites you to discover the 10 best high-end smartphones according to the results of its laboratory. All tested by our journalists, these devices really convinced us.
01net.com updated its smartphone rating scale in early 2020 for fairer test results.
Realme X50 Pro 5G
It is the “flagship killer” of this competition! Equipped with the most high-end processor of the moment, the Snapdragon 865, this smartphone signed Realme, a brand still little known, but which like Oppo and OnePlus belongs to the BBK group, is offered at an unbeatable price. Or 749 euros in the best-equipped version which displays 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The screen and autonomy are at the height of the best mobiles, as is the fast charge.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
With its Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung has outdone itself, even if a few shortcomings prevent it from reaching the podium. This smartphone is full of the latest technologies with its giant screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz (6.9 inches), its 5G compatibility, or its main photosensor of 108 Mpix accompanied by a periscope zoom capable of going up to… x100. This device is unfortunately not intended for all audiences because of its very weight and thickness. Also, note that we found its autonomy too tight for its 5000 mAh battery. Most geeks should not however be indifferent to this debauchery of technos.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi’s most expensive smartphone, the Mi 10 Pro is also the best. Thanks to its ultra-bright OLED screen, this device really offers incredible comfort to those who spend a lot of time on their smartphone. Its other strength lies in its autonomy. The Mi 10 Pro is the longest-lasting high-end 5G smartphone on the market. Its quadruple-camera module offers two zoom levels (x2 and x5) in addition to a 108 Mpix sensor. It is also compatible with ultra-fast wired and two-way wireless charging. In short, it is ultra versatile.
OnePlus 8 Pro
For the first time, OnePlus adopts wireless charging in addition to ultra-fast wired charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro only takes 1h21 to recharge on its official Qi support, which is a record. For the rest, it has everything you would expect from a high-end mobile. Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G compatibility, 120 Hz edge-to-edge and curved OLED screen, IP68 waterproofing… It ticks all the boxes. The only flaw is his camera. If it is better than that of its predecessor, it still experiences some difficulties at night. Thanks to its super simple software overlay, the OnePlus 8 Pro nevertheless remains one of the best Android smartphones on the market.
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Revelation of the beginning of the year 2020, the Oppo Find X2 Pro succeeds in convincing us on almost all fronts. Its ceramic or vegan leather design is sublime, its curved OLED screen offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz, its Snapdragon 865 processor is overpowered and 5G compatible, its triple camera module is one of the best on the market (it even pays the luxury of taking a periscope zoom x5)… Hard to find better. As a bonus, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has 65W ultra-fast charging technology that allows it to fully recharge in 36 minutes. All it needs is wireless charging to be perfect. At 1199 euros, it is nevertheless one of the most expensive smartphones in this ranking. Let’s console ourselves by mentioning its monster 512 GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 +
In our ranking, the new Galaxy S20s come behind their predecessors, the Galaxy S10. This is explained by the too short autonomy of these devices, lower than that of most of their competitors. Fortunately, on top of everything else, the Galaxy S20 and S20 + are great smartphones. They have incredible OLED screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, are equipped with a high-end processor of the latest generation, support 5G and Wi-Fi 6 and have very good cameras. They are positioned today as benchmarks in the field of Android smartphones.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
Apple’s most expensive smartphone, the iPhone 11 Pro is also the best mobile ever released by the brand. For the first time in more than a decade, it is Apple that offers the most enduring high-end smartphone on the market, dethroning Huawei, and Samsung. In addition, the iPhone 11 Pro also relies on photos thanks to its triple camera module (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto x2) and its new night mode. Its 5.8-inch (11 Pro) or 6.5-inch (11 Pro Max) OLED screen is also one of the most efficient on the market.
Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
The world’s first smartphone equipped with a periscope zoom, the Huawei P30 Pro is a photographic monster. Capable of taking sublime night shots and zooming without losing quality (x5 optical, x10 hybrid), this mobile gave an incredible slap to the competition when it was launched. Its curved OLED screen and its solid autonomy also help it to place on the podium. For a little less, we find the classic P30 which has a flat screen. Regarding the conflict between Huawei and the United States, do not panic with these two smartphones: they do have Google services. The P40 and P40 Pro, their successors, are deprived of it.
Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 +
Released in early 2019, the Galaxy S10s do better than the Galaxy S20s in our ranking. Indeed, they have better autonomy than their successors, which allows them to obtain a better grade. This generation also puts the package on the design, the Galaxy S10 were the first to hide their front cameras in a punch in order to eliminate the borders. Among the other flagship features of these mobiles, we note the presence of a triple camera module with ultra wide angle and reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S10 also has the advantage of being able to replace your ticket regardless of your operator.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Always accompanied by its iconic stylus, the Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s ultimate smartphone. With its huge 6.8-inch screen, this device is one of the largest on the market. It is perfect for people who spend a lot of time on their mobile. Thanks to its very high capacity 4300 mAh battery and its Exynos 9825 processor, it offers shock endurance and is very powerful. Its quadruple-camera module also gives it excellent photography skills. Only downside, it is the first Samsung device to abandon the jack. Note that Samsung also offers a smaller version of the device, called Galaxy Note 10.