Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 is still a year with many positive changes in the mobile phone market. We saw the resurgence of clamshell phones, rapid improvements in foldable phones, and the growing popularity of 5G phones.
Here are the genuine smartphones in Vietnam in 2020 selected by VnReview as worth buying based on the balance of factors from design experience, screen, performance, battery, camera and price.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max is one of the smartphones with the best camera quality today. The rear 12MP triple camera cluster consisting of the main camera, the ultra wide-angle camera and the telephoto camera combine with Apple’s image processing technology to create impressive photos. The colors are natural and detailed, even in low light. So, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a great choice for those who take photography seriously.
The biggest camera difference between the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the rest of the iPhone 12 models is that the sensor on the main camera is larger, captures better light, and captures better pictures in difficult environments like lack of light or light difference. In addition, the camera on the iPhone 12 Pro Max is also equipped with a sensor-shift stabilization system, which helps sharpen images even in low light.
The remaining factors like display, performance and battery life are nothing to complain about. However, the drawback of this phone is its large size while the square edges make it easy to hold hands, even for people with big hands. If you do not pay too much attention to camera quality, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro versions will be more suitable options.
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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Note 20 Ultra is still a typical example of Samsung’s familiar formula with the Note line in recent years: using the hardware of the Galaxy S released just before, slightly improving and wearing the square “wings”. Short, masculine, do not forget to add the S Pen. Compared to S20 Ultra or Note 10 / Note 10+ generation, Note 20 Ultra does not have a big breakthrough, but reasonable tweaks in design, camera, and pen have helped this phone become one of the models. High-end Android smartphones worth buying at the moment.
The innovation of Note 20 Ultra lies in a smooth matte back that prevents sweat, very good fingerprints, eye-catching and luxurious copper color version. Square design, elegant, moderate thickness despite the large screen up to 6.9 inches, almost on par with a mini tablet. The 108MP camera switches to a laser sensor, focuses faster, has top-quality 5X optical zoom, 20X digital zoom is okay, effective night mode.
The S Pen on Note 20 Ultra has a better command-receiving speed, the feeling of hand-drawn is more realistic. 120Hz screen smooth, high quality, thin bezel like “razor”. Battery life is enough to use all day with high intensity, screen time of about 7 hours. 25W charger, although the capacity is not too high, it still ensures 30 minutes of charging 56 – 57% and only takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to fully charge 100%.
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It is no exaggeration to say that the iPhone 12 is “the best suitable iPhone for everyone”. Although it is nearly 5 million dong more expensive than the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 brings a lot of significant upgrades such as 5G network, ceramic-coated OLED screen like two more expensive versions instead of being “differentiated” like the iPhone 11 use the LCD screen. The main camera of the iPhone 12 retains a resolution of 12MP, but the aperture is expanded to f / 1.6 instead of f / 1.8, for better low-light performance. The iPhone 12’s A14 Bionic chip continues to deliver class-leading processing power.
Compared to the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 lacks some features such as a stainless steel frame, telephoto camera, ProRAW image format and a LIDAR sensor. The steel frame won’t make much sense if you plan to use a case anyway, while the other photographic features are more specific and suitable for users with a lot of experience in photography. Considering how much money you’ll save instead of upgrading to an iPhone 12 Pro, those are all reasonable tradeoffs.
>> Evaluate iPhone 12: score 9/10
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
Rated as the only true “flagship killer” in 2020, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G offers values that almost no other smartphone in the same price range can match. In addition to Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 865 processor, Mi 10T Pro 5G also attracts attention with a 144Hz high-refresh rate screen, 108MP camera, a large 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging capability. If you want to experience 5G mobile network soon, Mi 10T Pro will also be a reasonable choice.
The biggest weakness of Mi 10T Pro 5G is the display quality is not really impressive. The 144Hz refresh rate makes the scrolling experience very smooth, but the Mi 10T Pro 5G does not have the option to turn off motion compensation (Motion Compensation), which leads to ghosting in some cases. . In addition, the black depth and dynamic range of Mi 10T Pro cannot be equal to smartphones with OLED screens.
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Along with Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 marked a big change from Samsung in the mid-range segment to increase competition with Chinese rivals. For the first time, the A series phones of the Korean phone company are equipped with a mole screen similar to the high-end S or Note series. The device also possesses many other attractive points such as the thin bezel on the 4 sides, including the chin. Screen quality is clear, vivid, high brightness for comfortable outdoor viewing.
The optical fingerprint sensor under the screen recognizes faster and more accurately than the A70 generation, almost approaching the recognition speed of traditional fingerprint sensors. The back is designed with light beveled, soft look with elegant colors, especially the blue version with diamond vein effect. Slim, compact body, comfortable to hold. The L-shaped 64MP camera cluster creates a new feature. The camera quality is much improved, especially the ultra-wide angle, for impressive, eye-catching photos even in low light conditions.
In addition, Galaxy A71 is also upgraded in processing power with a powerful Snapdragon 730 chip, enough to “carry” well all tasks, from photo editing, video editing, game plowing. The device continues to inherit a large capacity 4500 mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging like previous generations (Galaxy A70 / A70s), in the form of “buffalo battery” in VnReview’s standard tests with web surfing activities, watch movies and play games.
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Realme 6 Pro
Although Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro have been sold, VnReview considers that the new Realme 6 Pro is the best smartphone worth buying in 2020 of the Realme family. Rare smartphone in the mid-range segment equipped with Gorilla Glass 5 back, Realme 6 Pro also owns many strengths such as 90Hz refresh rate screen, 720G Snapdragon processor, 4 rear camera cluster with main camera 64MP and 30W fast charging capability. The actual use process, Realme 6 Pro is a smartphone “round” in almost every aspect.
The price is one of the main reasons why VnReview decided not to choose Realme 7 Pro. At the time of launch, Realme 7 Pro was teamed up to 8.99 million VND, while the selling price in the Indian market was only about 7 million VND. The biggest highlight of the Realme 7 Pro is its 65W fast charging capability, and while this is an impressive feature, it’s not convincing enough.
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Poco X3 NFC
This is the smartphone with the most impressive configuration in the price range of over 6 million VND. We call this the “giant Hulk” in the mid-range segment. The device has a spacious screen that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, a large 5160 mAh battery with 33W fast charging capability and a Snapdragon 732G processor that can play graphics-heavy games. In particular, the product’s imaging capabilities are also bright spots with the 64MP main camera using Sony’s IMX682 sensor.
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OnePlus Nord N10
As the only genuine smartphone in the price range below 10 million in Vietnam to support high-speed 5G networks, the OnePlus Nord N10 is considered as a “pain reliever” that makes the 5G experience less “throbbing”, because most Genuine smartphones that support 5G all have prices of over 10 million dong, making it difficult to reach a large number of users.
The device possesses agile performance thanks to the Snapdragon 690 chip (like the 5G version of the Snapdragon 730G). This phone “weighs” well all popular applications and games today, high performance, stable frame, not much fluctuation in crowded fighting. The Nord N10 also features smooth, customizable Oxygen OS. The machine also owns a good quality 64MP main camera, night shooting mode works very effectively. 90Hz high frequency display with neat bezel, dual speakers. 4300 mAh battery for good life, 30W fast charge just over 1 hour is full, 30 minutes charge up more than 50% battery.
The point that Nord N10 makes users consider is the lack of personality in the design. The machine has only one glossy black version, does not provide youthful and more personalized color options such as blue, white, red, and yellow. At the same time, the screen on the Nord N10 is low, making it difficult to take pictures outdoors. Super wide-angle camera for average quality, especially when shooting low light.
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Reno3 and Reno4 mark the changes in Oppo business strategy, when the company realizes that beautiful design is not enough to convince users, they also need practicality and, importantly, an easy price. closer.
With a thickness of 7.7 mm and a weight of only 165g, Oppo Reno4 is one of the few thin and light smartphones left, when manufacturers accept larger and thicker phones to increase the screen size as well as battery capacity. Saying so does not mean that Reno4 has poor battery life, in fact, the device still gives more than 18 hours of movie watching and more than 10 hours of continuous web surfing in VnReview’s tests. If you are still not assured, the Reno4 also features a 30W fast charger that fully recharges the battery in just 56 minutes.
Cluster of 4 rear cameras with 48MP IMX586 main camera, 32MP IMX616 selfie camera of Reno4 for good image quality in almost every shooting context, and some interesting software features such as portrait capture to keep subject colors , shoot slow-motion video at 960 fps,… In general, if you have to choose a mid-range smartphone for women, Oppo Reno4 will be among the brightest names.
>> Review Oppo Reno4: mid-range smartphone worth buying from Oppo
Vsmart Joy 3
Vsmart this year launched quite a few machines in the cheap and mid-range range. Vsmart Joy 3, Joy 4, Star 4 or Live 4 machines have superior configuration compared to the same price range of other brands, including famous brands investing in configuration such as Xiaomi or Realme.
Among Vsmart’s products, we choose the Joy 3, a smartphone priced at 2-3 million VND but provide a very good basic smartphone experience. The device has a large screen, Snapdragon 632 processor for fast speed with daily tasks, 5000 mAh buffalo battery capacity and fast charging capability. The camera is also acceptable, enough to meet the needs of sharing online when shooting in favorable light conditions. In particular, the software experience of this product is also much more stable than the recent Vsmart products such as Vsmart Live 4 and Joy 4 developed by the company.
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