5 smartphones that blew us away in 2020

5 best smartphones of 2020
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So, 2020 was certainly an interesting year, to say the least. However, no matter how dramatic events have been on the world stage, the world of smartphones has been almost as exciting. 

We've seen plenty of smartphones launch this year, from the delayed iPhone 12 series to the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S20 family. It seems almost impossible to pick out five standout handsets, but nonetheless we've given it our best shot.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.