With so many different brands, specifications, and sizes of smartphones available in the market right now, it can be a daunting and an impossibly difficult task to find the right phone for your needs.
Thankfully, you have us to ease things over. The team at WOWLYST.COM understands the needs of our readers and chose the best premium smartphones that fall under the AED 2000 price tag in the UAE. These smartphones feature the best in class performance for the price, along with great cameras for your social sharing needs and good battery life to keep it going throughout the day.
SAMSUNG Galaxy S21
This dual SIM smartphone comes with a 1-year Samsung warranty, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM with a powerful processor having integrated advanced AI to deliver unmatched performance. You can use any of its three cameras for amazing, studio-like photography – the 8MP telephoto, 12MP wide, or 12MP ultra-wide camera. You could even use its 32MP front camera to click beautiful selfies with no filter. Thanks to its dynamic 2X AMOLED display for its 6.4-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, you can enjoy smooth gaming and scrolling. This future-ready smartphone lets you access hyperfast 5G for streaming, working, gaming, collaborating, and connecting with friends and family. Since this device has a 4,500mAh battery capable of superfast charging, you can get it charged wirelessly in minutes. You may even use your phone to charge your other compatible devices. This intelligent Samsung smartphone evaluates your usage patterns to save additional power, thus giving you extra charge.
Samsung Galaxy A53
This robust Android smartphone comes equipped with Gorilla Glass 5’s added protection for reduced risks of being damaged by scratches. Its 6.5-inch full HD+ super AMOLED, Infinity-O display, and Eye Comfort Shield let you enjoy vivid details and vibrant outdoor visibility without straining your eyes. Since it has a multi-lens camera, you can use the depth camera for customised focus, the 64MP OIS camera for clicking clearer, crisper shots, the ultra-wide camera for widening your viewing angle, and the macro camera to capture details. For heavy-duty multitasking, this smartphone has a 5nm octa-core processor and a virtually expandable in-built RAM. For storing all your prized moments, it has 128GB of internal storage, along with the provision of using a microSD card of up to 1TB. This smartphone’s 5,000mAh battery stays powered for longer and can be revived fast with up to 25W superfast charging. This device has an IP67 dust- and water-resistance rating.
Samsung Galaxy S20
If you’re looking for a smartphone packed with innovative features at an unbeatable price, this device preloaded with the Android V11 operating system is your go-to choice. If you love binge-watching your favourite shows, its 6.5” full HD+ Infinity-O display with a superfast refresh rate of 120Hz is designed to wow you. Its triple-lens camera includes the 12MP ultra-wide lens, 3x optical zoom, and 30x space zoom, together with a night mode that lets you click pictures as clear as day. Its long-lasting battery supports you through seemingly never-ending days. For speedy power backup, the Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a superfast charging feature. With Samsung Knox security and an on-screen fingerprint scanner, you can keep your favourite things safe and away from prying eyes.
Google Pixel 4a
If you seek a budget-friendly smartphone that performs all the usual stuff you need your phone to, keeps your data safe, and has an added boost of 5G speed, getting hold of Pixel 4a from Google will be a wise choice. Due to its 5g capability, this device lets you play games without a hitch, download movies in seconds, and enjoy smooth, ultra-clear HD streaming. This smartphone has a 6.2” full HD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It has 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of storage space. It has the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (2.4GHz + 2.2 GHz + 1.8GHz) containing a 64-bit octa-core. Its rear camera with an ultra-wide lens lets you capture more people and scenery in a single shot, while its 8MP front camera is ideal for clicking vibrant photos, especially selfies. This smartphone’s fast-charging all-day battery continues performing for up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver.
OnePlus 7T Pro
With OxygenOS based on Android 10, this smartphone delivers a blazing-fast and smooth performance. It comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus – an octa-core chipset with Adreno 640 GPU. It features a single nano-SIM, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of ROM, along with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass for extra protection against drops and scratches. For unmatched clarity and immersive edge-to-edge display, it has a 6.67-inch fluid AMOLED display with capacitive touchscreen and 16M colours at almost 516 ppi pixel density and 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution. On the rear, there’s a 48MP + 8MP + 16MP triple camera with dual LED dual-tone flash. You can use them for 4K videos, HD recording, panorama images, and even take selfies (with the 16MP pop-up camera). With fast charging, where you can charge your phone’s battery to almost 68% in just 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to sail through your busy day and even go beyond.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
This phone features a 2K FullView display, Kirin 980 – the world’s first 7nm mobile AI chipset, GPU turbo 2.0, dual-NPU, Android 9.0, and 6GB + 128GB of storage space. Its Leica Triple AI camera (40MP + 24MP + 8 MP) with ultra-wide-angle lens helps capture wider perspectives even in tight spaces and can recognise 1500+ scenarios and 25 categories. HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro’s 4200mAh large battery with smart AI power management lasts up to two days, and supports rapid wireless charging, where it goes up to 70% in 30 minutes. This device also features an exquisite design of 3D glass with smooth curves and seams, an AI-powered 3D real-time facial recognition and in-screen fingerprint sensor for safe and instant unlocking of your phone, and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
Xiaomi 11T Pro
If you’re looking for smartphones with pro-grade cameras that deliver the ultimate cinematic experience, from vibrant visuals and dazzling photographs to studio-grade videography, making it ideal for you to experience and share the things that matter to you, Xioami’s 11T Pro fits the bill just right. Its 108MP pro-grade main camera with ultra-wide and macro lenses, along with HDR 10+ filming, lets you capture shots and details in any situation. With the 5MP telemacro camera, you can shoot miniature images easily. There’s a 16MP in display selfie too. This smartphone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, a power-efficient 5nm processor with dual 5G, 120Hz AMOLED display, support for Dolby Vision, dual speakers, and sound by Harman Kardon for an unmatched audio experience. It has a long-lasting 5000mAh battery, and with 120W Xiaomi hypercharge, you can charge it to 100% in just 17 minutes.
OPPO Reno7 Z
The Reno 7z, with an ultra-slim retro design and upgraded OPPO Glow, has an elegant and luxurious feel. To facilitate multitasking, streaming, and gaming, it features a powerful processor with up to 128GB of ROM and 8GB of RAM. This scratch-free and fingerprint-free device has dual orbit lights as the new lens design on the camera that light up when you get calls or notifications. For taking stunning photos and videos, you can use the triple rear AI cameras (64MP + 2MP + 2MP). You can click HD DSLR-like portraits with spotlight to make the captures more atmospheric, highlight the subjects with portrait retouching for natural look, or use AI scene enhancement and upgraded dual-view video. The Reno 7z has a large 4500mAh battery and 33W SUPERVOOC flash charge to power up the device to 100% in 63 minutes. Its Hyper Boost decreases your phone’s power consumption and heating even when it’s handling a high load.
HUAWEI Nova 8
Equipped with the advanced 7 nm Kirin 820E processor and a 6-core Mali-G57 GPU, this lightweight and thin smartphone delivers powerful performance. Its 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, along with a 10-bit colour depth and 392 ppi pixel density to the maximum, deliver superior details and a smooth ride for your gaming and web surfing sessions. Since its bottom bezel has been made narrower with advanced COP packaging, this phone offers a much fuller view on its 6.57-inch curved screen. There’s a 64MP HD main camera with 4-in-1 light fusion technology and AI ultra-clear mode to capture HD pictures at any time. To double this camera’s viewing angle, there’s a 120° ultra-wide-angle camera that uses an anti-distortion AI algorithm for ultra-natural shots. There’s also a bokeh camera and a macro camera with a 4-centimetre shooting distance. With the 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, your phone can go from 0 to 60% in just 15 minutes and get completely charged in 35 minutes.