The Trusted Reviews Awards 2020 is here and we’ve got a lot to cover in the smartphone, tablet and wearable category.
2020 saw big events like MWC cancelled, major device launches pushed back and a whole lot of change in the mobile industry, but that doesn’t mean it’s been light on big releases. If anything, it feels the opposite.
We’ve reviewed a load of excellent smartphones, top-drawer tablets and wearables this past year and here is where we honour the best the mobile industry has to offer.
All winners below have been voted for by Trusted Reviews staff, a panel of tech experts and you – our loyal readers. So without further waffle, here are all the winners.
Best smartphone – Oppo Find X2 Pro
The competition for the biggest smartphone prize was huge this year, with multiple fantastic devices impressing. But the winner is clear – Oppo Find X2 Pro.
This Android phone kicked off the year and it’s still going strong now. It’s fast, has a selection of truly fantastic cameras, impressive battery life and a screen that could make your television feel embarrassed. Oppo also pushed forward fast charging tech this year, and experimented a bit with unique materials.
Best premium phone – Oppo Find X2 Pro
Flagship high-end phones pack all the juicy features and are the ones to get if money is no object.
Picking up its second award, the Oppo Find X2 Pro continues to impress both the public and judges. Thanks to its sheer amount of power, high-end cameras, impressive zoom and seriously quick charging this is the definition of a high-end phone in 2020.
Best camera phone – Huawei P40 Pro Plus
The camera has become the killer feature for pretty much every phone. If your phone takes bad pictures, there’s every chance it won’t score highly in our in-depth reviews. Thankfully, the winner of this prize has no issues in the optics department.
Due to its high-quality sensors, seriously unbeatable zoom and natural processing the Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the deserving winner of this award and its stands out as the best camera phone we’ve used this year.
Best mid-range phone – Moto Edge
Mid-range phones have had a standout year in 2020, offering those who don’t want (or need) to spend over a grand on a new phone a tempting alternative. What’s really helped these mid-range devices stand out is their focus and lack of sacrifice. No device proves that point more than the Moto Edge.
With its sleek, flagship looks and impressive feature list the Moto Edge easily outperforms its price. That feature list includes things like a fast 90Hz display, 5G connectivity and a sharp main camera.
Best affordable phone – Realme X50 5G
Below the mid-ranger, you’ve got the affordable phone. 2020 has seen plenty of these mostly devices and some have blown us away with quality. But no phone offers quite so much, for quite so little, like the Realme X50 5G.
Not only does is this a fast, smooth and good looking phone, but it brings the 5G connectivity tech down to a whole new audience.
Best 5G phone – OnePlus 8 Pro
5G hit the mainstream in 2020 and there has been a load of new phones sporting the next-gen connectivity tech. These phones hit multiple price points and pack very different features, however the winner is clear.
The OnePlus 8 Pro mixes high-end tech with a more modest price and its a truly speedy phone. Pair that 5G with the 120Hz display and high-end chipset and you’ve got something that’s an absolute joy to use.
OnePlus was one of the first brands to really push 5G in the UK and the OnePlus 8 Pro is a deserving winner of this award.
Best tablet – Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
The winner of this award is comfortably the most tech-packed tablet we’ve ever reviewed. With a display that packs more goodies than your television, a set of productivity features that’ll make your laptop blush and a sleek look, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus impresses in ways Android tablets haven’t for a long time.
Best wearable – Garmin Fenix 6 Solar
2020 has been a year many of us have found new uses for a fitness tracker due to large amounts of time stuck inside. Whether it’s been an encouragement to move more, track your steps or even get you into running more.
The winner of this award is a true wearable heavyweight, packed with a seriously tempting spec-sheet.
Best network provider – Vodafone
An award completely voted by our readers, Vodafone has once again been voted as the best network provider here in the UK. With its strong rollout of 5G, large selection of phones and tempting offers we have to agree.
Best phone retailer – Carphone Warehouse
Another award voted for completely by our readers, Carphone Warehouse has the prestigious honour of being the best phone retailer in the UK, beating lots of tough competition to the pick up the prize.