The gift of connection: Smartphones for Christmas
Considering a phone as a gift this Christmas? A great way to let someone know they’re loved is with a brand new smartphone. Many people hold off buying a new one until this time of year in the hope they’ll get one as a present, so why not put a smile on someone’s face and give them just that. Here are the best phones to buy this Christmas, whether as a gift or a personal purchase.
This is the perfect phone for those wanting to spend a bit less and still enjoy the best features of the iPhone. Known as Apple’s budget phone for all, the SE features the same super-fast processor as the entire iPhone 11 series, and though it looks very similar to an iPhone 8, it boasts a much more sophisticated camera experience. As its latest version was released in 2020, it will continue to receive updates for several years, so it won’t be outdated any time soon.
Although this might seem like an expensive gift, due to the release of the iPhone 12 prices for the iPhone 11 keep falling. This makes the model probably the best value high-powered iPhone to buy without breaking the bank. Internally, there’s a 3110mAh battery, Apple’s top-end A13 Bionic chip and an IP68 rating – it means that you will be able to seamlessly work or play games such as Fifa 21 or Wink Slots. Outside it has a Liquid Retina PS LCD display, making for very high definition images. This is a great trade off for the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 12.
Google Pixel 5
Though it isn’t the cheapest phone out there, the Android Google Pixel 5 offers a complete package, so it could make the perfect Christmas gift. The phone has truly excellent camera performance and its specs when it comes to battery, processing power and durability are really strong. It’s got a metal body that curves from the back around the sides, so there’s no need to worry about shattering it.
Samsung Galaxy S20
Some say this is the best smartphone available at the moment, cherry-picking the best features from all the phones currently on the market. Though the battery life isn’t exceptional, it offers wireless charging as well a reverse power-share feature that allows users to charge a friend’s phone too. The Galaxy S20 Plus is very similar, but it has a larger screen, an improved rear camera and a larger battery. It’s also 5G ready, making it a very appealing purchase.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is sure to impress with its massive 7.2 inch screen. This 5G phone has a triple rear camera with a 3x optical zoom and a massive 4,200mAh battery. Its huge display might mean it’s too big for those with smaller hands, but the fact it’s been out for a while could mean some decent prices are available.
Oneplus 7 PRO 5G
The OnePLus 7 Pro 5G sleek design is almost identical to the standard 4G-touting OnePlus 7 Pro, the only change being its ability to use the newer network. This is perfect for those who love the design of the previous model and just want an opportunity to use 5G. The design has the same triple rear camera, 6.67-inch display and 4,000mAh battery life.
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