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If there is one thing most of us cannot live without, it is our mobile phone. This handy device holds the key to almost everything we need in this day and age – the internet, e-wallet, a camera, games, Netflix, basically our entire social lives lie in it. But with many upcoming models released each year, how do we know which mobile smartphone to buy? This is where our comprehensive mobile phone guide comes in, with extensive research done to make sure you are getting bang for your buck. And while loyal Apple or Samsung fans might stick to the flagship models released each year, it’s good to know the other great smartphones in Singapore. With alternatives like Huawei, Google, OnePlus making a name for themselves, it will be wise to know what options you have. Without further ado, let’s check out the 10 Best Mobile Phones in Singapore 2020.

This article was last updated on 3 May 2020.

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10 Best Mobile Phones in Singapore

1. Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone 11 smartphone singapore

The most value for money Apple iPhone

Specifications:
Weight: 194g
Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
OS: iOS 13
Screen size: 6.1 inches
Resolution: 828 x 1792
CPU: Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm)
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64/128/256GB
Battery: 3,110 mAh
Rear camera: 12MP Wide-Angle + 12 MP Ultra-Wide-Angle
Front camera: 12MP

CNET has labeled the Apple iPhone 11the best US$700 iPhone Apple has ever made” and it has earned the CNET Editor’s Choice Awards. That is a big title, and loyal Apple fans will be psyched to know that they are getting the most value for each dollar when it comes to the iPhone 11. While the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with an upgraded, astonishing, camera quality (that you have to be willing to pay 30% more), the iPhone 11 sure stands up to the camera game.

With its new 12MP dual-camera system, you can take photos from wide to ultra-wide, which captures 4x more of the scene, making it the perfect travel buddy. The iPhone 11 can shoot beautifully sharp 4K video at 60fps across all its cameras, so your vlogs will be epic. When you zoom in, the audio also follows suit (almost like magic)! The night mode turns on automatically for low-light photos so you can still get that natural, bright effect even when the environment is not ideal.

If you find yourself throwing your mobile phones around, you will be glad to know that the front and back glass are doubly tough, and water-resistant (up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes). The iPhone 11 is available in a range of eye-catching colours and sports an exceptional 6.1-inch HDR liquid retina display that makes media streaming or editorial reading a pure pleasure. If you are heavy on gaming or multitasking, you will be psyched to hear that both the iPhone 11 and Pro have the fastest chip ever in a smartphone – the A13 bionic chipset gives you speed and processing power that packs a punch, but also in a power-efficient way. You get a 4GB RAM and storage space ranges from 64GB to 256GB. Watch the Apple iPhone 11 review below!

Why buy this mobile phone: 
  • Excellent dual-lens 12MP camera
  • A13 Bionic chipset delivers you fast processing speed and power
  • Remarkable zoom audio function
  • Beautiful design and build
  • The Apple iPhone that was made for everyone
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2. Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro mobile phone singapore

One of the best mobile phone cameras

Specifications:
Release date: April 2020
Weight: 209g
Dimensions: 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm
OS: Android 10 with EMUI 10.1
Screen size: 6.58-inch
Resolution: 2640 x 120
CPU: Kirin 990 5G
RAM
: 8GB
Storage: 128GB/256GB
Battery: 4,200mAh (with 40-watt fast-charging)
Rear camera: 50MP + 40MP + 12MP
Front camera: 32MP

Huawei has been making waves in the photography scene with their mobile phone cameras. Their latest flagship model Huawei P40 Pro, one of the best phones in 2020, sure bulldozes through the camera scene with its 4 lenses that go up to 50MP Ultra Vision (rear camera). The Ultra Vision Leica Triple camera with upgraded AI capability will revolutionize the way you take photos and videos. The Huawei Ultra Vision Sensor will allow you to capture great photos even when in the dark.

The Huawei P40 Pro comes with a cutting-edge Kirin 990 5G chipset that blazes through speed. The beautiful smartphone design that comes in 4 colours features a refractive matte finish that is elegance. The processor is currently the only premium chipset with integrated 5G, therefore guaranteed to work with future 5G technologies along with current hybrid networks. The 4,200mAh battery is designed to perform up to a full day of moderate to heavy usage, but if it runs out, the phone supports 40W wireless charging to charge on the go. Watch the Huawei P40 Pro review below! 

Do note that due to the ongoing US trade ban, the Huawei P40 Pro mobile phones in Singapore does not come with any Google apps or support. That said, there are alternative ways of getting around that (like using the browser, or download other apps). But if you are reliant on using the Google apps, it would be best to get the Huawei P30 Pro or Huawei P30 which still has Google functions and Andriod 10 updates as it was released before the ban’s effect.

Why buy this mobile phone: 
  • Comes equipped with 4 outstanding cameras (up to 50MP for rear camera)
  • Stunning display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Extremely elegant and beautiful design
Check price on Shopee >
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3. Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20 mobile phones singapore

The best Android smartphone in Singapore

Specifications:
Release Date: March 2020
Weight
: 163g/186g
Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm/161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm
OS: Android 10
Screen size: 6.2-inch/6.7-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 3200
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990  
RAM: 8GB/12GB
Storage: 128GB (S20) or 128GB/256GB/512GB (S20 Plus)
Battery: 4,000mAh/4500mAh
Rear camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP
Front camera: 10MP

As the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S10, you might be wondering why the big jump in the number to S20. Illustrating that big jump in the number is the massive upgrade in features (also it’s 2020). Released in March 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is the latest flagship mobile phone in Singapore, and one of the best phones in 2020 so far. Accompanying the series is the more advanced Samsung Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

All of the above are revolutionary powerhouses when it comes to photography. Equipped with 8K Video Snap, 5G connectivity, and Space Zoom up to 100X, the way you capture photos and videos now is never going to be the same. If you are into creating stunning social media content and travel videos, the Samsung S20 is one of the best mobile phones in Singapore which will allow you to capture crisp video content with a staggering 8K resolution, and photos where you can zoom in to truly get up close and personal.

The Samsung S20 features an ergonomic and attractive design with a truly fantastic display on a 6.2-inch screen that refreshes at a 120Hz rate (this is double the rate at which most displays refresh on phones!). Ready to go the distance with 5,000mAh battery power (and intelligence) and with 5G capabilities (where available), you can look forward to streaming at blazing speeds on the go. Paired with a plan with unlimited data, this mobile phone will be practically unstoppable. Under the sleek casing is a powerful new chipset – either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 (depending on where you live). 

The S20+ features a larger 6.7-inch screen, bigger 4,500mAh battery, an additional camera lens, and optionally more storage, but is largely similar to the S20. The Ultra has more storage and an even crazier 108 camera, but if you do not want to stretch the wallet too much and just want a phone for everyday use, the S20 is your pick. Watch the Samsung S20 review below! 

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • A photography powerhouse
  • A stunning 6.2-inch screen that refreshes at a 120Hz rate (double that of most mobile phones’ displays!)
  • Powerful processing and blazing speeds
Check price of Samsung S20 on Shopee >
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4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
For a mobile computer on the go

Specifications:
Release date: August 2019
Weight: 196g
Dimensions: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.8-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 3040
CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 256/512GB
Battery: 4,300mAh
Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + 3D ToF
Front camera: 10MP

The 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus might come with a substantial price tag, but this classy, luxurious smartphone is designed to meet advanced needs. Samsung has designed the Note 10+ to be a “computer” mobile experience, with the added benefit of functioning like a gaming console, a film studio, and an intelligent pen. It is an all in one powerful handy device that you can throw in your bag and bring everywhere you go (unlike a bulky laptop). Paired with an S Pen, an extra big 4,300 mAH battery, and super-fast charging, it is pretty much opulence in a smartphone.

One of the most powerful mobile phones in Singapore, the Note 10 Plus is packed with a powerful 7nm processor and 12GB RAM, allowing you to harness incredible speeds. The 2.0Gbps LTE allows you to easily download huge files, game on the go, or stream videos at blazing speeds. Best of all, the 512GB built-in storage makes this handy phone seem like a superhero despite its impossibly sleek and thin design of 7.9mm width (but do note the trade-off of not having a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack). While the Note10+ is not designed for the camera-fanatic (unlike the Samsung Galaxy S20), the multi-5-camera system takes care of the essentials, from Dual Aperture lens to the Ultra Wide Camera.

I personally love the paper and pen experience, but having to retype the contents out into digital format is a hassle. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, you get the ability to turn handwriting into text instantly. Quickly jot down notes and tap your screen to turn them into readable text. The Note10 and Note10+ differ in screen size, with 6.3″ and 6.8″ display respectively. Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review below!

Why buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: 
  • A computer on the go, with fast processing and big storage 
  • A stunning 6.8-inch display screen
  • Sleek and slim design (7.9mm width)
  • Amazing notetaking experience with the handy S Pen
Check price on Shopee >
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5. OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus 7T Pro mobile phone singapore

Best mid-range mobile phone in Singapore

Specifications:
Release date: October 2019
Weight: 206g
Dimensions: 162 x 75.9 x 8.8mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.67-inch
Resolution: 3120×1440
CPU: Snapdragon 855
RAM: 8/12GB
Storage: 256GB
Battery: 4,085mAh
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 16MP
Front camera: 16MP

Enter OnePlus, the brave Chinese smartphone manufacturer that’s gaining much notice in a cutthroat competitive mobile phone scene. But I got to say that the OnePlus 7T Pro is one of the best mid-range smartphones around. T3 has even labelled it “as one of their favourite phones of the year“. The One Plus 7T Pro features superb design and beautiful curved display with an efficient OxygenOS that impresses. It also includes a laundry list of high-tech features such as a high 90Hz refresh rate display, triple rear cameras, front pop-up camera, stereo speakers, fast wired charging, making it a serious rival to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 4. Moreover, it is supported by a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, leading to blazing speeds for just about any task you put it to.

While OnePlus has previously shown weakness in its camera, but the OnePlus 7T Pro has caught up with its triple-lens 48MP + 8MP + 16MP rear camera. That said, if you are a photography enthusiast, you might still be better off going for the Huawei P40 or Samsung S20, but at a higher price tag of course. You will be pleased to know that the OnePlus battery scores highly, lasting you a good 10-hours of Netflix streaming.

The combination of great hardware with excellent software gives birth to a phone that delivers a fast, smooth Andriod experience in a sleek and stylish fashion. The 6.67-inch display makes Netflix and media streaming pleasing, but it does take two hands to operate smoothly, as with all big screens. While it does not come with wireless charging and waterproofing, overall, the OnePlus makes a worthy contender, and I highly recommend it at its medium-range price tag.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • Superb design and beautiful curved display
  • Efficient processor and good speeds
  • Camera has been dramatically improved from past models
  • You can also check out the OnePlus 7T or the OnePlus 7 Pro
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6. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom mobile phones singapore

Best for media viewing pleasure

Specifications:
Release date: June 2019
Weight: 210g
Dimensions: 162 x 77 x 9.3mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.6-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM: 6/8GB
Storage: 128/256GB
Battery: 4,065mAh
Rear camera: 48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Front camera: 16MP

The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom aims to further your vision with its tri-lens setup and 10X zoom. Its 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens, and 8MP wide-angle together delivers a full bandwidth of 16 to 160mm, a focal length 10x that of the ultra-wide-angle lens. Furthermore, its dual OIS image stabilisation will help to ensure clear photos even when fully zoomed in on the handheld operation. The Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and noise reduction technology will also help you achieve better low-lighting photos.

This attractive 6.6-inch full display mobile phone packs an innovative pop-up selfie camera and streamlined design. Equipped with the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a 12GB RAM, it effortlessly satisfies your need for high speed. With up to 256GB storage, the Oppo smartphone supports streaming and media download for Netflix and more. The Reno 10X zoom also employs 3 cooling technologies to ensure that your device stays cool.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • 10X Zoom, wide-angled shots and good image stabilisation
  • Novel ‘pop-up’ selfie camera
  • Attractive 6.6-inch display
  • For a cheaper alternative, check out the Oppo Reno 3.
Check price on Shopee >
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7. Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 XL smartphones singapore

Google’s latest flagship smartphone

Specifications:
Release date: October 2019
Weight: 193g
Dimensions: 160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm
OS: Android 10
Screen size: 6.3-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 3040
CPU: Snapdragon 855
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 3,700mAh
Rear camera: 12.2MP + 16MP
Front camera: 8MP

If you want a streamlined mobile phone in Singapore without unnecessary clutter that works well, a Google Pixel is for you. Toms Guide has rated the Google Pixel 4XL to be the best Andriod with a big screen and top-performing camera. While critics have commented that the specifications don’t stack up against its counterparts in the same price range, the Google Pixel 4XL delivers an overall smooth and responsive experience (which is what most of us look for, isn’t it?). The face unlock recognition function is also one of the fastest.

The 6.3-inch display with stunning auto-brightness refreshes at 90Hz. It also takes outstanding photos with 2 cameras backed by a 16MP second sensor and a 2X telephoto lens. That said, the higher price points makes other options like OnePlus 7T Pro and Oppo Reno 10X Zoom stand out as better value buys, but if you are a Google fan, this device is a seamless fit to your lifestyle.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • Great top of line cameras
  • Seamless design and smooth experience
  • You can also check out the Google Pixel 4 64GB.
Check price on Shopee >

8. Nokia 7.2

Nokia 7.2

Best value-for-money phone of 2020

Specifications:
Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 159.9 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
OS: Android 10
Screen size: 6.3 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 660
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14nm)
RAM
: 4GB / 6GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB
Battery: 3,500mAh
Rear camera: 48 MP f/1.8 wide + 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5 MP f/2.4 depth
Front camera: 20 MP f/2.0

Nokia is the very first mobile phone brand I (and most millennials) had, which leads me to feeling sentimental knowing that they are on our list. While most of us might have the impression that the brand has gone down the hill, it has recently been making comebacks. The Nokia 7.2 is a competent device at an appealing price, and it sits on our list as one of the best affordable, value-for-money mobile phones in Singapore. If you are looking to pick up a new smartphone at a budget, this will be your pick.

Photography wise, the Nokia 7.2 is equipped with a 48MP triple sensor camera with ZEISS optics that include an ultra-wide angle and a depth sensor. While it cannot compare to the leading camera mobile phones in Singapore now, like the Huawei P40 and Samsung S20, the primary camera does a good job in various conditions. If you are not a photography enthusiast, it works pretty well.

The Nokia 7.2 offers a lot for the price you pay. The 6.3-inch display packs a pretty good viewing experience, it houses a proper mid-range processor (Snapdragon 660) and enjoys a sleek design that actually feels more costly than it is. It can also house two SIM cards and a microSD card for added storage. The device feels smooth and great in the hand and said to be reminiscent of the Google Pixel 4. At more than half the price, that is wonderful news! While it does not come with water resistance, it is definitely a worthy buy.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • Affordable price
  • Specifications give good value for money
  • Stylish device and smooth user experience
  • Alternatively, consider the Nokia 7 Plus.
Check price on Lazada >

9. Samsung Galaxy S10+

Samsung Galaxy S10+ mobile phones singapore

Great performance at a reduced price 

Specifications:
Weight: 175g
Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
Screen size: 6.4-inches
Resolution: QHD+
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820
RAM
: 8GB
Storage: 128GB Battery: 4,100mAh
Rear camera: Triple 16MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Dual Aperture + 12MP Telephoto
Front camera: 10MP + 8MP Depth Sensor

While we have featured the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S20 in this article, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ still makes its way onto our list. And while you might be wondering why it still makes an excellent choice (especially now that the price point has been lowered due to the new releases). While you cannot directly compare it alongside the upgrades that the Galaxy S20+ has gotten, the Galaxy S10+ is still a revolutionary innovation by itself – it is backed with a pretty powerful processor (either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820). It also practices fast, wireless, and reverse wireless charging. Camera-wise, the S10+ has a quad-rear camera (with dual aperture) and a dual front camera. 

The beautiful 6.4-inch display enjoys dynamic Super AMOLED and Infinity-O display, making mobile viewing easy and pleasing to the eyes. The S10+ mobile phones are also packed with a list of features – water resistance, expandable storage, headphone jack, and much more. If you are not looking to splurge on the latest S20+ smartphone, I would say that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ makes a good buy.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • Stunning screen and display
  • Long battery life and expandable storage
  • Incredible performance at a reduced price, which makes it a great deal!
Check price on Shopee >
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10. Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1 mobile phone singapore

The best mobile phone for gaming & movies

Specifications:
Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.5 inches
Resolution: 1644 x 3840 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 855
RAM
: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 3,300mAh
Rear camera: 12MP (wide), 12MP (telephoto), 12MP (ultrawide)
Front camera: 8MP

When the world’s professional maker for televisions, monitors, cameras, speakers, and gaming console makes its flagship mobile phone, you can be certain that it is going to be a powerful beast. Sony Xperia 1 is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K OLED display – yes the OLED technology that goes into 50″, 60″ televisions! Android Central has reviewed Sony Xperia 1 to be a tall order, with a 4K experience that is unmatched.

The 21:9 CinemaWide™ 4K HDR OLED display accompanied by a super-lightning fast Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB of storage (with expandable storage), and a Dolby sound system will take your gaming and media streaming to a whole new level.

On top of cinematic viewing pleasure on its 6.5-inch display, its pro-quality triple-lens camera allows you to take shots in any situation and lighting conditions. You get a 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 36mm lens, and a 52mm for 2x optical zoom. Image processing and noise reduction have also improved with Sony’s Alpha technologies, allowing you to snap portraits with striking precision and images even in low light settings. Water-resistant and tough against the elements, you can take the Sony Xperia 1 on your journey anywhere around the world. While the 3,330mAh battery might not compare with other high-end mobile phones on this list, the Xperia 1’s battery has smart stamina that can predict and adapt your energy usage to lengthen the usage. Besides, you can get a full charge in an hour, so there is nothing a power bank won’t’ solve.

Why buy this mobile phone in Singapore: 
  • The first smartphone in Singapore to have 21:9 CinemaWide™ 4K HDR OLED display
  • Amazing performance
  • Immersive movie and gaming experience
  • Water-resistant, dust-resistant and tough against elements
Check price on Shopee >
Check price on Lazada >

Where to buy a mobile phone in Singapore?

You used to only be able to buy a mobile phone in Singapore from stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Shopee and Lazada are my go-to stores for shopping electronics. It is also a great place to compare prices and get coupons for discounts on mobile phones in Singapore!

Financing your purchases

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I hope that our best mobile phones in Singapore guide has helped you to buy the best smartphone in Singapore. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, do check out our other buying guides below!

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