Top 4 Flagship-killer smartphones to buy this 2020

1. Apple iPhone SE (2020)

  1. It was a huge surprise when Apple announced that this year’s iPhone SE would be launching with the Apple Bionic A13 chipset in it. The same chipset in their current flagship smartphone (Apple iPhone 11). Not just that, the iPhone SE features a wireless charging technology and has an IP rating which makes it to be able to survive when submerged in about 3 feet of water for about 30 minutes.

Pros

– Very affordable

– Fast A13 Bionic performance

– Supports wireless charging

Cons

– Big bezels

– No camera night mode

Specs

Display: 4.7-inch LCD (1334×750) | CPU: A13 Bionic | RAM: 3GB | Storage / Expandable: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB / No | Rear camera: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) | Front camera: 7MP (ƒ/2.2) | Weight: 5.22 ounces

Price: $400 / ₦153,200

2. Realme X50 Pro 5G

The Realme X50 Pro 5G is one of the notable flagship-killers in the market as it features top quality at all round. Shipped with the 5G technology you are sure to get blazing fast browsing speeds once the network technology is installed in your location. Also coupled to this smartphone is the Snapdragon 865 processor, a huge storage space and a whooping 65W fast charging technology that can get your phone filled within minutes.

Pros

Large and bright 90Hz AMOLED display, HDR10+ support

Super fast charging (35 minutes to full)

Great photo quality across the board, dual-selfie shooter

Loud stereo speakers

Cons

Says it has splash resistance, but lacks an IP rating

Main cam has no OIS

No 4K at 60fps, no EIS on 4K at 30fps

No wireless charging

No memory expansion or headphone jack

Specs

6.44 inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (409 ppi)

Android 10; Realme UI 1.0

6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Processor

128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage

64MP + 12MP +8MP +2MP Quad Rear Camera

32MP + 8MP Front Camera

Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)

65W Fast Charge

4200mAh Non-Removable Li-Po battery

Price: $550 / ₦210,650

3. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Zoom

Xiaomi has stood tall as one of the smartphone brands offering quality tech at a low cost and the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Zoom isn’t out of the league as it is one of Xiaomi’s flagship-killer smartphone in the market offering fast blazing Snapdragon processor and powerful cameras.

Pros

Notchless 90Hz AMOLED display and a popup selfie cam

Fastest storage available – UFS 3.1

Telephoto cam has 3x zoom, main cam records 8K

Cons

No HDR capability of the display

No IP rating

No wireless charging

No memory expansion

No stereo speakers

Specs

6.67 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi)

Android 10.0; MIUI 11

Octa-core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)

8/12GB RAM

128/256/512GB Built-in Storage

64 MP + 8 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras

Motorized pop-up 20 MP Front Camera

4G LTE Network

5G Network

Fingerprint (under display, optical)

Fast charging 33W

USB Power Delivery

Quick Charge 4+

Non-removable Li-Po 4700 mAh Battery

Price: $520 / ₦199,160

4. Vivo iQOO 3 5G

This time around Vivo had decided to push in their powerful flagship-killer – the Vivo iQOO 3 5G. Coupled with the fast blazing Snapdragon 865 processor and the 5G technology, you should certainly have a smooth experience.

Pros

Shoulder buttons are a boon for gaming

Super bright AMOLED display

Top-class battery life, fast charging

Stable performance under sustained load, UFS 3.1 storage

Cons

No HRR capability of the display

Single speaker, not very good at that

No wireless charging

No IP rating

No memory expansion

Camera output isn’t great, especially in low light

Specs

6.44-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, (409 ppi)

Android 10.0; iQOO UI 1.0

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor

48MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP Quad Rear Camera

16MP Front Camera