Google Pixel 5
Wireless charging, a 90-hertz display, and 5G connectivity put the Google Pixel 5 among the most convenient and best-performing options available. Its camera is renowned for its quality and there’s a second, wide-angle lens for serious mobile photography.
- Water resistant
- Can't expand storage
- Relatively expensive
Moto G Power
It isn’t the absolute most advanced choice, but many users will appreciate the Moto G Power because of its affordable price and battery life that beats much of the competition. It supports both CDMA and GSM networks and accepts microSD cards up to 512 gigabytes.
- Has a headphones jack
- Macro camera lens
- Somewhat bulky and heavy
OnePlus Pro 8
As long as you’re willing to make a sizeable investment, the OnePlus Pro 8 delivers a pleasing flagship-level experience and should last for years without issue. It has 256 gigabytes of internal memory and 12 gigabytes of RAM that ensure good performance in any situation.
- Wide color gamut
- Dual 48-megapixel lenses
- Alexa voice control
Moto G Stylus
Those who do a lot more than just make phone calls should consider the low-priced Moto G Stylus , which utilizes a high-quality pen and responsive touchscreen to deliver a better interactive experience than many more expensive options.
- Dual stereo speakers
- Eighth-inch headphones jack
- Poor palm rejection
Google Pixel 4a
Slimmer and lighter than many flagship options, the LTE-enabled Google Pixel 4a is especially convenient to use, yet still offers an above-average battery life and plenty of capable hardware, including support for HDR+ photography as well as night and portrait modes.
- Works with gsm and cdma networks
- Also comes in a 5g version
- Doesn't accept sd card storage
Despite its affordable price, the Realme 6 sports some advanced features like a 90-hertz refresh rate, NFC pairing connectivity, an actual headphones jack, and a snappy user interface supported by relatively powerful hardware.
- Screen-maximizing punch-hole design
- High screen-to-body ratio
- No waterproof rating
Xiaomi Poco X3
If you’re on a limited budget, it’s hard to top the Xiaomi Poco X3 , which has a premium aluminum body, Gorilla Glass 5 face, and 120-hertz display. With plenty of screen space, stereo speakers, and a headphones jack, it’s a great choice for avid media consumers.
- Splash-proof design
- Nfc pairing and payments
- All-day battery life
Apple iPhone SE
The 2020 version of the Apple iPhone SE is one of the best compact models in recent memory, and one of the easiest to fit in a pocket and operate with one hand, without sacrificing the user experience and high-end components the brand is known for.
- High-speed a13 processor
- 3 versions from 64 to 256 gigabytes
- Reasonable price
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Featuring a multi-lens camera rated at 64 megapixels, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro offers better images than almost anything else at its price. Top that off with a 2400 by 1080 resolution and 6 gigabytes of RAM, and it’s one of the best values currently available.
- Screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent
- Special coating resists fingerprints
- Battery life is above average
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
With 5G connectivity, a 32-megapixel camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE packs some of the most impressive components to date. Compared to the rest of its line, it makes very few compromises, but is noticeably more affordable.
- Comes in six colors
- Six gigabytes of ram
- Refresh rate of 120 hertz