In 2020, a lot of interesting smartphones appeared on the market. One of the main trends was the introduction of support for fifth-generation mobile networks. In this article, we’ll take a look at five models that can make a good New Year’s gift. Three of them support 5G.
POCO X3 NFC
Let’s start with the model POCO X3 NFC… It is one of the most affordable smartphones of 2020, offering users a 120Hz panel. For $ 230, you can buy a version with 64 GB of internal storage, and a version with 128 GB of ROM will cost $ 30 less.
In addition to the 120-Hz display, the smartphone has acquired IP53 water protection, a 64-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel main camera with 4K UHD support, stereo speakers and a 5160 mAh battery with 33-watt wire charging. The heart of the model is the Snapdragon 732G single-chip system with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz and Adreno 618 graphics.
Next, go to Realme 7… The autumn novelty is available on AliExpress in a modification with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of user memory for $ 220, excluding additional accessories.
The model has several key features. First is the Helio G95 processor from MediaTek. Secondly, there is a 90 Hz IPS panel. Thirdly, a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. An NFC chip is also available. But the cameras are modest. The main resolution is 48 Mp + 8 Mp + 2 Mp + 2 Mp, and a 16-Mp optical module is installed in front.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Now let’s talk about one of the best smartphones of 2020 in the affordable flagship category. It’s about Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro… The price of the 8/128 GB modification is $ 614. The same link also sells the standard edition for $ 550.
But we will still focus on the advanced version. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 chip, a 5000 mAh battery, and a Full HD + LCD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The front camera is built on a 20-megapixel sensor, and the main camera has a resolution of 108 megapixels + 13 megapixels + 5 megapixels, optical stabilization, and can shoot video in 8K at 30 FPS.
It is impossible not to note another interesting model of 2020. It is called iQoo Z1… This is the world’s first smartphone powered by a 7nm Dimensity 1000+ processor. The cost on AliExpress is currently $ 300-410, depending on the modification.
The chipset is clocked at up to 2.6GHz and has a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. Another smartphone feature is a 6.57-inch IPS-matrix with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and support for HDR10. The charging capacity of the battery was 4500 mAh, and the fast charging power was 44 W.
But the cameras in the iQOO Z1 are modest. The front resolution is 16 Mp, and the main one is 48 Mp + 8 Mp + 2 Mp. The latter supports 4K UHD @ 30fps and lacks a telephoto lens with optical zoom.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
And we will finish with another smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi. It’s about Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G… This is one of the brightest decisions of the second half of the year and the most affordable phone with a 108-megapixel camera.
Now the price on AliExpress starts at $ 300. In the main camera, in addition to a 108-megapixel sensor, there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module and a pair of 2-megapixel matrices for macro photography and background blur. The front camera is 16 megapixels.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has a Snapdragon 750G processor and a 120Hz IPS display. Also noteworthy is the IP53 water protection, stereo speakers, NFC, and a 4820 mAh battery with 33-watt fast wire charging.
As you can see, there is something to buy on AliExpress for the New Year, although the discounts are not as attractive as at the autumn sales. However, do not forget about long-term delivery. Therefore, it is not a fact that by ordering a smartphone now, the package will be delivered by December 31st.