Best-selling 5G Smartphones of 2020

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Want to know or purchase one of the best 5G smartphones released this year? Imagine enjoying quite its benefits, like 4k movies downloading in just a minute. No matter the crowd in cellular usage, losing connection and having issues like network congestion is not something to worry about. Sure! Using a 5G smartphone is now the new trend.

Arrival of the fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks (5G), has led to several mobile devices deploying to the newbie. Due to several advantages like speed, lower latency, high number of connected devices possible, virtual network implementation etc., has brought 5G to be the new standard for cellular networks. With this, the flagship smartphones and even some mid-range smartphones has dived in, to benefit from the inclusion of 5G to its cellular network.

We hereby bring you the bestselling 5G smartphones of 2020. If you will be interested in benefitting from the advantageous effect of 5G, knowing the best 5G smartphones is your first guide.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G

If having a 9/10 performance is a major requirement in your phone goals, then the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus should fit.

It was released in February 2020, with the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC. Has 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with memory card slot available, up to 1TB can be added. The $1200 price is likely to be the only reason to consider other alternatives, if you just desire any 5G smartphone.


  • OS: Android 10, One UI 2.5
  • Screen size: 6.7 inches 
  • Resolution: 1,440 x 3,200 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • RAM:  8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Weight: 186g
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
  • Rear camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
  • Front camera: 10MP

2. OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 is the one of the cheapest if not the cheapest 5G smartphone available. Released on the 21st of April, the device offers a great display, good enough battery life with 30W fast charging, also possessing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. One disadvantage of this mobile phone is the absence of memory card slot, for expandable needs if necessary. Though the internal storage is 128GB or 256GB, which is a lot to work with.

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Its price about $699 which is quite a huge difference compared to the $1200 in Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. But can it match the features of Galaxy S20 Plus?


  • OS: Android 10, Oxygen OS 10
  • Screen size: 6.55 inches 
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865      
  • RAM:  8GB / 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Rear camera: 48MP + 16MP + 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm

3. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

OnePlus 7 Pro made its debut in May this year, in India; with features like a popup front camera of 16MP, which gained some presence for the motorized camera technology. It launched with Android 9.0 and Snapdragon 855, but these features were improved on in OnePlus 8 series. The performance is still great and more than reliable.

It has 6GB and 12GB RAM options, with internal storage from 128GB to 256GB without memory card slot. It costs $840 USD, and the time, it’s considered the least priced 5G smartphone in the US.

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  • OS: Android 9.0
  • Screen size: 6.67 inches
  • Resolution: 1,440 x 3,120 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB / 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 16MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Weight: 206g
  • Dimensions: 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm

4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

I am already loving the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The combo of Snapdragon 865 and 5000mAh means you get a processor that knows how to manage battery power and still get 5000mAh of battery which increases the probability of an above average battery life span.

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It was released on the 6th of March 2020, with Android 10 (OneUI 2.5). Powered by Snapdragon 865 processor (as stated already), great quad rear camera setup with 108MP as its primary sensor. Has RAM options of 12GB and 16GB; 128GB to up to 512GB internal storage and memory card slot.


  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.9 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3200
  • Processor: Exynos 990 / Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB/16GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 108 MP wide + 48 MP periscope + 12 MP ultrawide + 0.3 MP TOF
  • Front camera: 40MP + 40MP
  • Weight: 222g
  • Dimensions: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
  • Price: $1399.99

5. TCL 10 5G

TCL 10 5G; released on the 27th of July is a mixture of simplicity and cool features. It is a mid-range device that tries to give consumers something great to hold but not out of the world in price. It is powered by Snapdragon 765 and has good battery life. The price is also very much worth it.


  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.53 inches
  • Resolution: 1,080 x 2,340 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • Rear camera: 64MP f/1.9 wide + 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5MP f/2.2 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth
  • Front camera: 16MP f/2.2
  • Weight: 210 g
  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 76.6 x 9 mm
  • Price: $435

6. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G smartphone was launched in February 11, 2020, alongside other S20 series. The Galaxy S20 5G runs a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 865/ Exynos 990 processor. It comes with 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device runs Android 10 OS, with battery power of 4000mAh. It also supports wireless charging, and proprietary fast charging.


  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels
  • Processor: Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP + TOF
  • Weight: 163g
  • Dimensions: 151 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.9 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
  • Price: $699

7. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G was released on the 21st of August. It brings some intimidating qualities. Has 6.9-inches display size; quad rear camera setup with a powerful 50x zoom and laser autofocus. Also packs good battery life. It has 12GB RAM with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options to choose from.

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  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.9 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3088 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus / Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Rear cameras: 108MP f/1.8 wide+ 12MP f/3.0 (periscope telephoto) + 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide
  • Front camera: 10MP f/2.2 wide
  • Weight: 208 g
  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm

Having known top smartphones with 5G in 2020, you didn’t only get to know top brands and their quality devices, but cheap and affordable smartphones with 5G internet.

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