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5 Best Smartphones For Video Calling in 2020

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With an arrival of a plethora of mobile technologies, the distance between us and our loved ones is shortened.

As the simple text and voice call cannot really express the emotions and the feelings, the latest smartphones come with a front-facing camera which only allows us to see our loved ones and share our emotions.

Out there in the market, numberless smartphones are available with distinct features and capabilities one should need. To make your job easy, here are the list 5 best smartphones for video calling you shall look at before you by one.

IPhone 7 PLus

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus was launched in May 2017 & runs on iOS 11. The Smartphone is available in more than three color options i.e.Black, Rose Gold, Jet Black, Silver & has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at Rs. 49999 the phone comes in 32GB & 128GB variants.

Pros –

  • Water and Dust Resistance, IP67 rating
  • Improved battery life over the previous generations
  • Outstanding performance, heaven for gamers
  • Solid build quality and premium looks, especially the Jet Black variant
  • 12MP wide-angle + telephoto cameras on the back produce great shots with 2x Optical zoom capability

Cons:

  • No 3.5mm standard headphone jack might disappoint some
  • Jet Black variant is easily prone to scuffs and scratches
  • Outdated design from a 2 year old device makes it boring

OnePlus 7

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Pros:

  • Good battery life
  • Improvement in terms of AI processing
  • Will support 5G
  • Dash charging battery

Cons:

  • Memory cannot be expanded
  • The battery is not user-replaceable

Huawei P30 Pro

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There is a lot to love about the P30 Pro – it’s a camera phone that has it all: superb low-light photography, unbelievable zoom capabilities (5x optical) and powerful specs. It’s been given four lenses on its rear, one of which is a time-of-flight sensor. This means that its depth sensing is also fantastic. While we would have preferred a better screen and the price to be a little cheaper, this is the best camera phone around right now. As the P30 Pro is now out, we have taken the P20 Pro out of this list – if you can still get it though, it is also a superb camera phone.

Pros:

  • Powerful Processor
  • Long battery backup
  • Fast charging

Cons:

  • Device is large to carry

Google Pixel 3

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The Pixel 3’s 12MP, f/1.8, 28mm-equivalent camera produces images that are even sharper and more detailed than those from the Huawei P30 Pro, and Google’s image processing is slightly less aggressive than Huawei’s, leading to more natural-looking shots, especially of people.

But while the Pixel 3 arguably produces the best image quality, it’s a one-trick – or rather one-camera – wonder. The single rear camera lacks the versatility of phones with multiple rear-facing cameras, and Google’s software workaround – Super Res Zoom, which combines a burst of images to produce a digitally zoomed photo – falls well short of the detail resolved by an optically zoomed image.

Results at 2x zoom are usable, but go further and images resemble those shot with any old digital zoom – blurry and soft. It doesn’t even compare with the results you get from the proper telephoto cameras in the P30 Pro and Honor 20 Pro.

Pros:

  • Impressive design
  • Brilliant camera performance
  • Dual front facing camera for selfies

Cons:

  • Slightly weak battery life
  • Doesn’t feature face unlocking
  • 3.5mm headphone jack is missing

Samsung S10 Plus

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a flagship smartphone by the South Korean giant which was launched ahead of the MWC 2019 event in February. The phone is a powerhouse and offers an excellent performance. It has a sleek design, a beautiful screen, excellent camera and offer unparalleled performance. Samsung has seen excellent sales of the Galaxy S10 series due to the excellent features and performance it offers.

Pros:

  • Excellent display
  • Huge storage
  • Ample battery backup
  • Robust configuration

Cons:

  • Out of budget

Xiaomi Mi 9

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Xiaomi Mi 9 is announced to be launched in November 2019 & will run on Android 9.0 OS. The Smartphone will be available in more than three color options i.e.Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, Piano Black, Transparent & will also have a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. The phone will come with 128GB of internal storage.

Pros:

  • Flagship-grade OLED screen with tiny notch
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner works great
  • Excellent battery life, 27W wired and 20W wireless charging
  • Bleeding-edge chipset and performance
  • Up to date software
  • Top-notch camera quality, versatile skills
  • Videos are great too
  • Cheaper than most rivals

Cons:

  • No waterproofing
  • Slippery design
  • No audio port and no stereo speakers
  • No microSD slot
  • Limited LTE bands
  • Lacks optical stabilization
  • No Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support even though the chipset supports it

Final Verdict – 

All of the smartphone listed above are reviewed here after studying various user experiences in terms of Front-facing camera resolutions, battery life, camera and button replacement, speaker quality, overheating, availability of video calling apps and of course price.

While choosing the best smartphone for video calling, the key consideration will be the platform either it’s Android or iOS as Apple devices are the only one that allows you to FaceTime when android devices really do not support the FaceTime. 

But it also cannot be ignored that both platforms shared major video calling apps such as Skype, vibe, tango etc. choose your video calling cell phone wisely.

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Rahul Setia

Rahul Setia was born and raised in the Kaithal, Haryana. He worked at brands like Jabong, ProProfs etc. He was also in the List of Top 100 Social Media Influencer's 2019 by Status Brew. He lives in Delhi/NCR and is a Digital Gig & Founder of Websites i.e TechBlogCorner.com, ViralMasalla.com, DealorCoupons.com.
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