New year, new... smartphone? If you're thinking about upgrading your mobile, it's a good idea to do a little research to make sure you're investing in the right smartphone for you.
The best smartphones mix great storage capability with fast performance, and sleek lightweight design with functionality.
Keen photographers can now choose from some excellent camera phones, too, with the Apple iPhone 11 Pro being a stand-out, and the Google Pixel 3A Neil perfect for keen snappers on a budget.
Whatever you're looking for, we've rounded up the best smartphones for 2020 below.
We’ve linked to buying the phone outright but, of course, you can also opt for monthly contracts.
Best smartphones for 2020
Gorgeously designed, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is largely regarded as the best Android phone, and has an excellent screen that fills the entire front of the phone.
It supports HD resolution and has bright, sharp clear viewing; there’s great storage space with 8GB RAM; and the three cameras on the back offer excellent versatility when taking pictures, including an ultra-wide version.
Price: £799, Argos - buy here now
The most advanced iPhone so far, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro has excellent battery life and a camera that everybody’s raving about.
The try-camera now offers a wide-angle lens, making it great for Instagram-worthy landscape shots; the telephoto lens lets in more light; and the wide-angle sensor is now better at focusing in low light.
This should be the first stop for anyone thinking about upgrading your smartphone for 2020.
Price: £1,049, Amazon - buy here now
The Huawei P30 Pro is snapping at the heels of the Google Pixel range for excellent photography opportunities in Android phones.
This phone has an amazing quad-camera system that has excellent 5x optical and 10x hybrid zoom. It also boasts a brilliant Night Mode for sharp and vibrant low-light images.
As well as being good for photography enthusiasts, it also has a large screen and some other nifty features like reverse wireless charging.
Price: £635, Amazon - buy here now
The Google Pixel Android phones are well known for their excellent cameras, and there's a second lens on the Google Pixel 4.
It's also waterproof, has wireless charging, Face Unlock for easy access, and MotionSense, allowing you to control music or silence that morning alarm with just a wave.
Price: £529.99, Amazon - buy here now
This phone boasts a sleek design as well as an excellent 6.67in screen.
It has OxygenOS software that could give Android a run for its money and, while the camera is not yet at the standard of some others on the list, it's triple-lens still offers the best OnePlus camera so far.
Price: £699, Amazon - buy here now
Photography fans on a budget should flock to this Android phone, which boasts the same level of camera as the much more expensive Google Pixel 3XL, and a similar level to the Huawei P30 Pro.
It also offers a good software experience, is stylish, and lightweight. An excellent choice in the mid-level range.
Price: £399, Argos - buy here now
Are you an avid film fan? Or Netflix addict? The Sony Xperia 1 is for you. It has a 6.5 inch 4K HDR OLED display, which was created in collaboration with imaging engineers CineAlta to reproduce colours as directors intended, and the 21:9 display ratio is the same as a cinema, so movies, Netflix boxsets, games and more burst into life.
A fingerprint sensor allows for easy access, and you can also use the wide screen to run two apps at the same time to see and do more.
If you like taking photos or shooting videos as well as watching them, this phone with its triple-lend camera is also a good option.
Price: £849.99, Very - buy here now
Can't afford the iPhone 11 Pro? Don't worry, the iPhone 11 is an excellent - and more affordable - alternative.
It has a quality 6.1in display, Face ID for easy and secure access, and excellent software.
Its dual-camera isn't quite the tri-camera excellence of the iPhone 11 Pro, but it does boast 12MP ultra-wide and wide cameras, night mode, Portrait mode, and 4K video.
Price: £729, Currys - buy here now