Apple iPhone 11 Pro 

Let’s get this one out of the way, because you know it’d be on this list somewhere. 

The iPhone has dominated the smartphone market for years, and every new model has seen its popularity soar. The improvement that comes with each new release has kept people coming back for more, time and time again. 

The iPhone 11 Pro’s camera is one of its significant upgrades, boasting three cameras and a wide-angle view for the first time. If it’s within your budget, the iPhone 11 Pro is definitely worth considering. But if you’re looking to break away from the Apple mould, continue reading for the other phones on this list. 

Samsung Galaxy S10+ 

Samsung’s answer to Apple’s goliath, the Galaxy S10+ also comes with a big reputation, with the Galaxy series often the popular alternative to the iPhone.

It features one of the best displays on any smartphone in the market right now, alongside waterproofing, microSD support and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The latter might not sound like anything special, but its absence from iPhone models from 7 and up is a big turn off for some people. 


The Huawei P30 Pro’s outstanding battery life and powerful processor gives it a place in this list; not to mention it’s one of the best camera phones on the market! So if you buy phones with the premise of taking great shots, you need look no further than the P30 Pro. 

It houses the Leica Quad Camera System, with a SuperZoom Lens, a 40 megapixel Super Sensing Camera, a 20 megapixel Ultra wide angle Lens, and a HUAWEI TOF Camera - there is no phone fitted to capture the moments you want to cherish like the P30 Pro is. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 series (S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra) 

Arriving on the 13th March 2020 in the United Kingdom, the Galaxy S20 Series is set to be a gargantuan addition to a market already saturated with powerful hand-held devices. 

It’ll include features such as 8K Video Snap, 5G activated options at purchase, Samsung Knox security, Samsung’s biggest battery yet and an astonishing 108 megapixel camera.

For any early adopters out there who love getting their hands on the latest and greatest at release, you’re going to want this smartphone. 

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

The Xiaomi is a bit of a wildcard, but the bang you get for your buck means we can’t leave it out. 

Retailing at just £399 (you might be able to find it even lower on sites such as Amazon and eBay) - and albeit a bit lacklustre in areas other phones in this list excel in - the Mi 9T Pro is not to be easily discarded. 

It features a 4000MAh battery that supports 27W fast charge, a 48 megapixel triple rear camera, a 20 megapixel pop-up front-facing selfie camera, all finished off with a 6.39” AMOLED Full Screen Display 4-sided 3D curved back. 

The value for money you get with the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro makes it a serious contender in this list, while not supporting a lot of the in-built features the other smartphones include, it’s almost half the price. 

Motorola Moto G8 Plus

Another smartphone that gives you a lot for a small price tag. You can pick a G8 Plus up around the £200 mark, and trust us when we say it’s a pretty decent mid-range phone. 

Expensive, snazzy new phones aren’t for everyone - sometimes performing basic tasks well is all people want, and that’s what you get here. The G8 plus features a triple lens 48 + 5 + 4 megapixel camera, 64gb internal storage, a 25 megapixel front camera, the Android 9 operating system, room for a microSD card and a 4000 mAh battery boasting a life of up to 36 hours. 

Google Pixel 3A 

Another modestly priced handset, the Pixel 3A features one of the best single-lens cameras on a budget phone. Featuring Night Sight, the camera’s flash is able to give you the potential to take a picture rich in both detail and colour, even in the dark. And if you’re someone whose phone’s storage gets clogged up regularly with photos, you’re able to save an unlimited number in high quality with Google Photos. 

All-day battery life, fast charging and Google Assistant activated - at £299 the Google Pixel 3A has a lot to offer even the most committed smartphone user. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

The Note 10+ is designed with the frequent, creative user in mind. It’s a mobile experience “that’s like a computer, a gaming console, a moive-tech camera, and an intelligent pen, all in one device.”

It has a 6.8” Infinity-O Display, giving you the most immersion possible. If you’d prefer a smaller handset, the Note 10+ also comes in a version with a 6.3” display. If you’re someone who uses their phone for watching streaming services or playing games, there are few phones on the market right now that will provide as much pleasure as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.