Samsung turned up its game with the Galaxy S20 Plus this year. It combined the best of everything that the smartphone industry had to offer in a neat, compelling package. From sporting a stunning screen to capturing some amazing photos, the Galaxy S20 Plus can do it all. It’s fun to play games on as well, and the slick and thin design takes the overall experience a notch further.The OnePlus 8 Pro is OnePlus’ first truly premium, truly flagship smartphone. It is a no-compromise smartphone that packs in the best hardware that was available at the time, in a package that feels really satisfying and rich to hold. Be it gaming, shooting videos or wanting the phone to last an entire day – the OnePlus 8 Pro is a master at them all.The iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max are arguably the best smartphones you could buy in 2020. The only reason Apple’s latest flagships end up lower than Samsung and OnePlus’ smartphones is because of the price, and perhaps the screen with half the refresh rate of the first two phones. Otherwise, the iPhone 12 Pro/Max’ cameras offer a versatile experience, iOS is better than ever before and the screen is excellent despite its lower refresh rate.The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G – that’s a long name – is the smartphone you would want to buy if you want everything in one package. It is expensive and huge, but it gets you all the power you need to be productive and creative on the go.The Apple iPhone 12 mini is perhaps the phone of dreams of many who want a high-end phone in a compact form factor. With a 5.4-inch display and a powerful chipset, you get the high-end experience without having to stretch your hands to hold the phone. If you’re a fan of compact, small phones, you will love the iPhone 12 mini.Gaming on smartphones has grown exponentially over the last two years – more so in 2020 than before. Asus has been launching a new gaming smartphone every year, but with the ROG Phone 3 it has finally struck the right balance between price and design – while still offering the best hardware you could possibly imagine. The ROG Phone 3 is a gamer’s delight and perhaps the best gaming smartphone of 2020.The OnePlus Nord is a testament to how powerful and yet affordable smartphones have become. It offers the same blazing fast and smooth experience that we have come to expect from OnePlus smartphones, but it’s a lot more affordable than flagship OnePlus devices. If you want a clean, smooth experience at an affordable mid-range price without compromising on the features, the OnePlus Nord is for you.The Xiaomi Mi 10 is the company’s first flagship smartphone in India in a few years. It packs in some impressive hardware in a clean package. It has a vibrant AMOLED display and a battery that can last all day long. Filled to the brim with some top-end hardware like the latest flagship Qualcomm chipset and fast storage, the Xiaomi Mi 10 is an alternative flagship smartphone worth considering.The Google Pixel 4a is another interesting smartphone that finds a place on this list for being really, really compact. Google dialed back the years for the Pixel 4a, and it becomes really apparent when you hold the smartphone. It is thin, light and really easy to hold, and to top it off, you get the clean, Google experience.