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    Best premium all-rounders 2020 - buyer�s guide

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    A bit of an arbitrary distinction here - what's a premium phone that can do it all, how does it differ from the true top-dogs, where do the aggressively-priced models that can pass for 'flagship killers' go? Well, we tried to make some sense out of it, so here's our selection of all around excellent smartphones at premium prices.

    Then there's the OP7T's awesome 90Hz display with high brightness and great color accuracy. Battery life is also robust and the 30W Dash charging is plenty fast. You'll also get Qualcomm's latest high-end chip, and you'll be able to enjoy its performance over long periods thanks to OnePlus' relaxed throttling policies.The 7T keeps some of the Pro's drawbacks also - it's missing official ingress protection, a headphone jack, and a microSD slot. And if you like being spoilt for choice when it comes to colors, the OnePlus 7T doesn't quite cut it - it only comes in a single color option.Read full reviewThe S10 shares some of the foils of the other current top-tier Galaxies, though - its fingerprint sensor is hard to love (or tolerate, depending on who you are) and Samsung's fitting fixed-focus ultra wide cams only for now. The S10 in particular is also not a very good marathon runner, plus it's using a dated charging standard.Read full reviewAh, but the iPhone 11 has a lot going for it if you look past all that. It's the most affordable of this year's Apple crop, which means it's the cheapest way to get that beast of a chipset, that industry-leading video recording quality, and Night mode, albeit with one camera short of the Pros. The superb battery life can't hurt its case either.Read full reviewIt does have its flaws outside of that too, though, and no resolution of the US-China trade conflict will give the P30 Pro stereo speakers, plus we can't see it affecting its less than impressive video recording capabilities either.The P30 Pro does take superb photos, though - with all its cameras and in all conditions. It gets points for having the longest telephoto camera on the market, and an autofocusing ultra-wide, which the big names are yet to come up with. The P30 Pro can also last a lot on a single charge and doesn't waste time topping up either.Read full review

    Editors' choiceThe 7T keeps some of the Pro's drawbacks also - it's missing official ingress protection, a headphone jack, and a microSD slot. And if you like being spoilt for choice when it comes to colors, the OnePlus 7T doesn't quite cut it - it only comes in a single color option.Read full reviewRead full reviewRead full reviewThe P30 Pro does take superb photos, though - with all its cameras and in all conditions. It gets points for having the longest telephoto camera on the market, and an autofocusing ultra-wide, which the big names are yet to come up with. The P30 Pro can also last a lot on a single charge and doesn't waste time topping up either.Read full review

    The P30 Pro does take superb photos, though - with all its cameras and in all conditions. It gets points for having the longest telephoto camera on the market, and an autofocusing ultra-wide, which the big names are yet to come up with. The P30 Pro can also last a lot on a single charge and doesn't waste time topping up either.

     


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