The Best Cell Phones

Top 25 Reviews & Rankings
September 2020

The Best Cell Phones of 2020

Which smartphone features matter most?  Consumers ranked battery life, screen quality, durability, performance, and camera quality as the most important. 

Here are our top smartphone picks based on the top 5 features:

Smartphone Battery Life: Samsung Galaxy S10 
According to most reviewers, the Samsung Galaxy S10 provides the best battery life. The phone lasts an entire day even when doing battery-intensive tasks. Plus, there are several battery saving options and modes. Also, the phone charges extremely fast, reaching 60% battery life in an hour. Finally, the phone offers the ability to share the battery life of the device to charge other devices.

Smartphone Screen Quality:  OnePlus 7 Pro 
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the resounding leader in screen quality amongst reviewers. The phone has great color accuracy, smooth playback, and amazing brightness. The display’s refresh rate of 90Hz will make you think differently when you go to a conventional 60Hz screen. Finally, users experience smoother motion than other phones when watching videos, playing games and browsing the web.

Smartphone Durability: Samsung Galaxy S10 
Looking at several reviews, users found that the Samsung Galaxy S10 provides the best durability. The phone is well-designed and constructed. Gorilla Glass 6 protects the phone and helps prevent scratches. The fingerprint sensor performs well, even when it is lightly scratched. Finally, the phone didn’t take any damage during a bend test.

Smartphone Performance: Samsung Galaxy S10 
When it comes to performance, reviewers found the Samsung Galaxy S10 to be top of the class. The phone runs incredibly fast and can handle multitasking and gaming without any noticeable lag. The phone performs at speeds that are the highest in the class. Finally, when playing higher graphic-intensive games, the phone doesn’t feel warm or experience lag.

Smartphone Camera Quality: Samsung Galaxy S10
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the best, according to several reviewers. The rear camera offers a lot of versatility, with several modes and settings to give users a sense of freedom. There is reliable autofocus, well-controlled noise levels, accurate target exposure, and a good dynamic range, creating a great image.  In addition, the front-facing camera produces images with good color and detail. There is good sharpness in the images. Finally, using the camera app is easy and gives a lot of options.

The Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10 with the highest reviews in 4 out of 5 top features.

How to use this grid: The comparison grid below displays a ranked list of the top mobile phones with criteria such as price point, brand popularity, and product features. By default, the grid is sorted by each cell phones brand's Overall Score. Use the sort filters to sort the grid by individual features and criteria.

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apple.com
Apple has an overall score of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
61 ratings
Apple has a brand popularity rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
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boostmobile.com
Boost Mobile has an overall score of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
48 ratings
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sprint.com
Sprint has an overall score of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
37 ratings
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casetify.com
Casetify has an overall score of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
45 ratings
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straighttalk.com
Straight Talk has an overall score of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
36 ratings
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tracfone.com
Tracfone has an overall score of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
39 ratings
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textnow.com
TextNow has an overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
36 ratings
TextNow has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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xfinity.com
Xfinity Mobile has an overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
45 ratings
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ifixit.com
iFixit has an overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
34 ratings
iFixit has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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cricketwireless.com
Cricket Wireless has an overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
41 ratings
Cricket Wireless has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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zagg.com
ZAGG has an overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
43 ratings
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syncwire.com
Syncwire has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
30 ratings
Syncwire has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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spigen.com
Spigen has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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brightstar.com
Brightstar has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
29 ratings
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getsurc.com
Surc has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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verizonwireless.com
Verizon Wireless has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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palm.com
Palm has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
31 ratings
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o2.co.uk
O2 has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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motorola.com
Motorola has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
36 ratings
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htc.com
HTC has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
34 ratings
HTC has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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top-go.com
TOPGO has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
10 ratings
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mous.co
Mous has an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
39 ratings
Mous has a brand popularity rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
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