World’s 10 Best-selling 5G Smartphone You Can Buy Now

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the best-selling 5G phone globally for September, 2020 (Source: Samsung)

Recently a market research company Counterpoint released a report about the global top 10 best-selling 5G smartphones by sales market share for September 2020. According to the report, three out of the top 10 5G phones worldwide were from Samsung, while the others were made by Chinese phone brands Huawei, Honor, OPPO, and vivo.

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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Display: 6.9-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 128GB, 512GB
Rear camera: 108MP + 12MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom + 12MP ultrawide
Front camera: 10MP
Battery: 4,500 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, released in August 2020, was the best-selling 5G model globally for September. It has a massive 6.9-inch display, a sharp 108MP camera with laser auto focus and a more responsive S Pen with a 9ms response rate. And the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first Samsung phone to offer a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate.

2. Huawei P40 Pro

Display: 6.58-inch AMOLED, 90-Hz refresh rate
Processor: Kirin 990 5G
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera: 50MP + 12MP telephoto with 5x lossless zoom + 40MP ultrawide + time of flight
Front camera: 32MP primary + time-of-flight
Battery: 4,200 mAh


Announced in March 2020, the P40 Pro and P40 were placed on the second and fifth positions among the top 10 best-selling 5G smartphones. The P40 Pro has a 6.58-inch screen with a 90Hz default refresh rate that can be turned down to 60Hz, so to help save battery life. Huawei’s P series flagship phone is always a good choice for photography lovers. The P40 Pro has great camera setup: dual front camera and quad rear lens with a brand new 50MP primary sensor.

3. Huawei Nova 7

Display: 6.53-inch OLED, 60Hz
Processor: Kirin 985 5G SoC
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP+ 8MP + 2MP
Front camera: 32MP
Battery: 4,000 mAh

Huawei Nova is the mid-range smartphone manufactured by Huawei. Huawei Nova 7 5G is Huawei’s latest Nova phone. It sports a 6.53-inch design with ultra-slim bezels and is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 985 5G chipset. For camera, the nova 7 5G comes in a quad-rear camera setup and a 32MP selfie camera that sits in the punch-hole on the top left corner of the display.

4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G

Display: 6.7-inch OLED, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 865
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 128/256/512GB
Rear camera: 12MP Ultra Wide Camera + 12MP Wide-angle Camera + 64MP Telephoto Camera + DepthVision Camera
Front camera: 10MP
Battery: 4,500 mAh

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus features a superb 120Hz 6.7-inch display, powerful 4500mAh battery, and 64MP quad-camera setup. Unlike other 5G phones, Galaxy S20 series is 5G ready and works on 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), and Sub6 / mmWave. Its Snapdragon 865 chipset makes solid 5G connectivity and delivers smooth performance.

5. Huawei P40

Display: 6.1-inch
Processor: Kirin 990 5G
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera: 50MP + 12MP telephoto with 5x lossless zoom + 40MP ultrawide + time of flight
Front camera: 32MP primary + time-of-flight
Battery: 3,800 mAh

The Huawei P40 was unveiled in March 2020 alongside the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. Compared with P40 Pro, the P40 has the less zoom, smaller, inferior screen, more traditional design and no wireless charging. It has a 6.1-inch display, which is more friendly for those who want a small phone.

6. vivo Y70s

Display: 6.53-inch
Processor: Exynos 880
RAM: 6/8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP +2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 4,500 mAh

Vivo Y70s is a 5G phone that features a 6.53-inch display, triple rear cameras and a huge 4,500 mAh battery. It has been launched in China as the first smartphone to be powered by the new Samsung Exynos 880 SoC.

7. OPPO Reno 4

Display: 6.4-inch
Processor: Snapdragon 720G
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP +2MP + 2MP
Front camera: 32MP
Battery: 4,015 mAh

OPPO Reno 4 series comes with the Reno 4 Pro, Reno 4, Reno 4 Z, and all the three models support 5G connectivity. The Reno 4 sports a 6.4-inch display, 4,015 mAh supporting an impressive 65W SuperVOOC and the 5G phone supports ultra night video shooting.

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Display: 6.7-inch
Processor: Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 64MP +12MP
Front camera: 10MP
Battery: 4,300 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7-inch display with a conventional 60Hz refresh rate, and the powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Note 20 offers all the utility of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra without some bells and whistles to come in at a more acceptable price, making it a more practical choice for buyers primarily concerned with productivity.

9. Honor 30S

Display: 6.5-inch
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 64MP +8MP +8MP + 2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 4,000 mAh

Huawei Honor 30S is the first 5G smartphone to be released in HONOR’s 2020 lineup, and is first to feature the brand new Kirin 820 SoC. The Honor 30S comes with a 6.5-inch 20:9 screen and quad rear camera setup. And it is the first Honor phone to be equipped with a 64-megapixel all-focus AI quad-camera module.

10. OPPO A72

Display: 6.5-inch
Processor: Qualcomm SM6125
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 48MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 5,000 mAh

As the latest in the A series, the OPPO A72 sports a 6.5-inch 1080P Neo-Display, a massive 5000 mAh battery, 18W fast charge, running on the ColorOS 7.1. The constellation-array cameras are arranged with a 48MP AI main camera, a 119 ° ultra wide angle lens, and two unique portrait-style lens.