The best smartphone in 2020: be more creative on the move

These are all of the best smartphones currently available – no matter your budget for digital art!

With such a wide variety of choices, finding the best smartphone in 2020 can be a challenge. Do you want the latest and greatest from Apple? Or maybe Samsung’s innovative screen technology to make your pictures and videos pop. Whatever you’re looking for, there is a lot of choice and we’ve listed the best options below.

Every manufacturer seems to sneakily include some software or tools in their phones that can make your life as a creative that much easier. Whether that be the ability to film in 4K, accessories to make drawing easier or even just super powerful processors.

However, when it comes to the best smartphones, which one can really enhance your creative performance while also making a great daily phone? If you’ve got the money to burn, our votes right now go to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or for Apple fans, the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

With the Note 10’s innovative pen for use in drawing, writing and editing and the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s incredible video camera, these two devices are easily the world’s best phones for creatives (pair them with the best iPhone apps and Android apps for creatives and you’re laughing.)

However, we’re fully aware that neither of those phones come cheap which is why our guide to the best smartphones of 2019 includes a range of devices from the best (and most expensive) to some cheap and cheerful options too.

In this guide, we’ll walk through the top contenders in all shapes and sizes, from a variety of manufacturers and budgets, and including Android and iOS options, to help you decide which mobile phone to buy.

Of course, screen quality and processing power are considerations you need to make. But we’ll also tell you the best camera phone to grab if fantastic photography is a greater consideration for you, or if you’re buying on a shoestring. Keep reading to discover the best mobile phones right now.

The world’s best smartphones in 2019

01. Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Let your creative abilities run free with the Note 10

Release date: August 2019 | Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.3-inch | Resolution: 1080×2280 | CPU: Exynos 9825 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 10MP

02. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

A very close runner up – and it’s a Samsung smartphone again

Release date: March 2019 | Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8/12GB | Storage: 128/512GB/1TB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP + 8MP

03. iPhone 11 Pro Max

Go all out on Apple’s latest and greatest

Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 226g | Dimensions: 158 x 77.8 x 8.1mm | OS: iOS 13 | Screen size: 6.5-inch | Resolution: 1242×2688 | CPU: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/256/512GB | Battery: 3969mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP+12MP | Front camera: 12MP