The best phone is…
Normally we wait for the end of the year to crown our top pick for phone of the year, but with 2020 going the way it has been, we thought a little victory was in order. As always, we put the best phones through a smattering of tests, clocking things like performance and battery life through thorough testing. Don’t worry, we’ve taken things like price, the software experience, and any significant design factors into consideration as well.
There’s a lot to see for the 2020 mid-year best of Android awards:
What you’ve all been waiting for, the best phone for mid-2020 is:
Here are the top 10 Android stories of the week
- Dumb is good — You told us: Even with smart TVs, you’re mostly using streaming dongles
- Pendulum swing — iPhone 12 sizes: If Apple gives us small phones then so should Android
- A launcher story — Are there any truly bad Android skins still out there today?
- Sounds good, can you do it? — Samsung shares vision for 6G: 1,000Gbps peak rate, holograms, 16K VR, and more
- Nest WiFi? — Google accidentally puts Pixel 4a images on Canadian version of Google Store
- A big honor — Honor 30 Pro Plus review: Forget the Huawei P40, buy this instead (if you can)
- How many do we really need? — The case against bundled phone chargers
- Something tangible — OnePlus Nord specs confirmed: RAM, camera, and display details revealed
- Can’t wait for August 5th? — Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in full 360 degree action
- Great power in many, many buttons — The Sony Xperia 1 II camera is a case study for nonsensical software design
- Apps and more apps in our Android Apps Weekly — NotificationHistory, Game of Life 2, and more
From around the network
- Best camera drones – from Drone Rush
- Is vinyl better than streaming? – from SoundGuys
- Best voice recorder apps – from SoundGuys
Deals of the week:
- Our pick for device deal of the week: $150 off Beats Studio3 and other audio deals
- Our AA TechDeals deal of the week: Lifetime access to stock photos for $29
Huawei P40 Pro Plus international giveaway
This week, we’re giving away a brand new Huawei P40 Pro Plus smartphone. This might be the only way to get one in some locations of the globe. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!
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