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The Best Connected Smartphones For Every Budget (2021)

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

The Best Connected Smartphones For Every Budget


This is the international top 10 list. Click here to check out the US version.

If you need a new phone and don't know where to start, you're in the right place.

If you're here, that means you value every extra feature a smartphone can offer. So do I.

Alright then.

Today, we're going to talk about connectivity. That includes Bluetooth, NFC, and the good old 3.5mm headphone jack.

These days they are getting harder to find in any given smartphone. That's why I'm hoping this top 10 list will help you find the perfect device for you.

But that's not all. If, by any chance, that phone is out of your budget, don't worry. You have seven other top 10 lists that arrange them accordingly to their price range.

What's even better? This list is updated several times a month.

If you really need all three features, you should look for a score of 10.

By the way, we're starting to see some mobile phones with Bluetooth 5.1, introducing private and public audio sharing, LE for audio (which uses less power), and a significant reduction in audio lag/latency.

Because connectivity isn't everything, there are also nine other phones in every other list.

Tips: Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones. You can also find links to Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, and Walmart (and updated prices) in any comparison article.



Pick your budget:





 Top 10 

  • #1 OnePlusOnePlus Nord N10Nord N10
    $249    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 690
    Android 10
    6.4" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    64+8+2+2Mp
    4300mAh 30+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • oneplus nord vs oneplus nord n10OnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    Nord N10
  • #2 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 10 LiteMi 10 Lite
    $399    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 765
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4160mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -Price

  • xiaomi mi 10 lite vs xiaomi mi 10 ultraXiaomi
    Mi 10 Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10 Ultra
  • #4 SonySony Xperia 1 IIXperia 1 II
    $650    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.5" 1644x3840
    Full Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+12Mp2x
    4000mAh 21+11w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -Price

  • sony xperia 1 vs sony xperia 1 iiSony
    Xperia 1
    vs
    Sony
    Xperia 1 II
  • #8 OnePlusOnePlus 66
    $180    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Snapdragon 845
    Android 8
    6.2" 1080x2280
    Full Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    16+20Mp
    3300mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot

  • oneplus 6 vs oneplus 6tOnePlus
    6
    vs
    OnePlus
    6T


 Over $1000 

  • #1 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon)Galaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049    5.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD
  • #5 SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Exynos)Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    $1008    4.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD


 Under $1000 

  • #5 SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon)Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    $899    5.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865+
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
  • #10 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Exynos)Galaxy S20 U.EX
    $789    4.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD


 Under $700 

  • #2 SonySony Xperia 1 IIXperia 1 II
    $650    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.5" 1644x3840
    Full Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+12Mp2x
    4000mAh 21+11w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -Price

  • sony xperia 1 vs sony xperia 1 iiSony
    Xperia 1
    vs
    Sony
    Xperia 1 II
  • #8 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Exynos)Galaxy S10+ EX
    $689    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9820
    Android 9
    6.4" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp2x
    4100mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s10 plus (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s10 plus (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ SD
  • #9 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon)Galaxy S10 SD
    $699    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 9
    6.1" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp2x
    3400mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy s10 (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s10 (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S10 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10 SD


 Under $500 

  • #2 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10 (Exynos)Galaxy S10 EX
    $429    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9820
    Android 9
    6.1" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp2x
    3400mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy s10 (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s10 (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S10 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10 SD
  • #9 OnePlusOnePlus 8T8T
    $499    5.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 11
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+16+5+2Mp
    4500mAh 65+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • oneplus 8 vs oneplus 8tOnePlus
    8
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T
  • oneplus nord vs oneplus 8tOnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T


 Under $400 

  • #1 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 10 LiteMi 10 Lite
    $399    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 765
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4160mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -Price

  • xiaomi mi 10 lite vs xiaomi mi 10 ultraXiaomi
    Mi 10 Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10 Ultra
  • #7 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 10T LiteMi 10T Lite
    $325    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 750
    Android 10
    6.6" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    64+8+2+2Mp
    4820mAh 33+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight

  • xiaomi mi 10t lite vs xiaomi mi 10t proXiaomi
    Mi 10T Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10T Pro
  • #8 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Snapdragon)Galaxy S10+ SD
    $359    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 9
    6.4" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp2x
    4100mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s10 plus (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s10 plus (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ SD
  • #9 HuaweiHuawei Mate 20Mate 20
    $379    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Hisilicon Kirin 980
    Android 9
    6.5" 1080x2244
    Full Glass 64GB+
    No Glass Prot.
    12+8+16Mp2x
    4000mAh 22+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • huawei mate 20 vs huawei mate 20 proHuawei
    Mate 20
    vs
    Huawei
    Mate 20 Pro


 Under $300 

  • #1 OnePlusOnePlus Nord N10Nord N10
    $249    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 690
    Android 10
    6.4" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    64+8+2+2Mp
    4300mAh 30+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • oneplus nord vs oneplus nord n10OnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    Nord N10
  • #6 SamsungSamsung Galaxy A40Galaxy A40
    $240    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 7904
    Android 9
    5.9" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    16+5Mp
    3100mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy a40 vs samsung galaxy a50Samsung
    Galaxy A40
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A50


 Under $200 

  • #1 OnePlusOnePlus 66
    $180    8.5

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Snapdragon 845
    Android 8
    6.2" 1080x2280
    Full Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    16+20Mp
    3300mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot

  • oneplus 6 vs oneplus 6tOnePlus
    6
    vs
    OnePlus
    6T
  • #2 XiaomiXiaomi Redmi Note 7Redmi Note 7
    $141    6.4

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 660
    Android 9
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+5Mp
    4000mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight

  • xiaomi redmi note 7 vs xiaomi redmi note 8 proXiaomi
    Redmi Note 7
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #3 SamsungSamsung Galaxy A30Galaxy A30
    $149    6.4

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 7904
    Android 9
    6.4" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 32GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    16+5Mp
    4000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy a30 vs samsung galaxy a50Samsung
    Galaxy A30
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A50
  • #4 RealmeRealme 5 Pro5 Pro
    $179    6.4

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 712
    Android 9
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4035mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • realme 5 pro vs xiaomi redmi note 8 proRealme
    5 Pro
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #7 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 8Mi 8
    $175    3.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Snapdragon 845
    Android 8
    6.2" 1080x2248
    Full Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    12+12Mp2x
    3400mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -3.5mm Jack

  • xiaomi mi 8 vs xiaomi mi 9Xiaomi
    Mi 8
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 9


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