100 Best Smart Phones To Buy in Germany 2021

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What are the cell phone innovations for 2020/2021? New smartphones come onto the market at regular intervals – even individual manufacturers bring out new mobile phones several times a year – in the entry-level, medium, premium, and flagship classes. It’s not that easy to keep track of things.

Our overview shows what is or is new on the mobile communications market this year and there are many clients issues – and what recommended retail price (RRP) the manufacturers are asking for the initial sales price. The  2020/2021 mobile phone preview gives you a quick overview of current and upcoming innovations.

Tip! Take a look at our overview of the best smartphones in 2020. And today’s cell phone bargains:

Cell phone innovations 2020: These are the smartphone innovations of the year

Our table shows a (not complete) overview of the mobile phone innovations 2020. In particular, we have listed smartphones that are relevant for the German market, but in one case or another, we also dare to look abroad.

Because: Many smartphones will come to us sooner or later. If all of this is getting too confusing for you: Take a look at our list of the best smartphones – it might make the selection easier for you if you want to change your smartphone.

 You can look forward to these smartphone innovations 2020 this year and must check reviews before purchase.

Mobile phone news 2020 + preview

And what is planned in the smartphone sector this year? Our smartphone preview 2020 will show you as soon as we can come up with the first rumors.

So far there is still a lot of room for speculation: the smartphone year 2019 is not that long behind us. And 2020 is still a long time!

model
Release (DE)
RRP
Alcatel 3L (2020) April 2020 149 €
Asus ROG Phone 3 July 2020 from 799 €
Asus Zenfone 7 September 2020 € 699
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro September 2020 799 €
Fairphone 3 Plus 14.9.2020 € 469
Google Pixel 4a October 1, 2020 € 349
Google Pixel 4a 5G Fall 2020 € 486.42
Google Pixel 5 Fall 2020 € 613.14
Honor 9X Lite May 2020 € 199.99
Honor 9X Pro March 2020 € 249
Huawei Mate 40 Pro November 2020 € 1,199
Huawei Mate Xs April 2020 € 2,499
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition January 2020 € 349
Huawei P30 Pro New Edition May 2020 unknown
Huawei P40 May 2020 799 €
Huawei P40 Lite April 2020 299 €
Huawei P40 Pro May 2020 999 €
Huawei P40 Pro Plus 5G June 2020 € 1,399
Huawei Y6s January 2020 159 €
iPhone 12 October 2020 from € 876.30
iPhone 12 mini November 2020 from € 778.85
iPhone 12 Pro October 2020 from € 1,120
iPhone 12 Pro Max November 2020 from € 1,217.50
iPhone SE 2020 April 24, 2020 from € 479
Lenovo Legion October 2020 € 999.90
LG K41S May 2020 149 €
LG K51S May 2020 199 €
LG K61 May 2020 € 249
LG V60 unknown unknown
LG Velvet 4G August 2020 499 €
LG Velvet 5G June 2020 € 599
LG Wing November 2020 € 1,099
Microsoft Surface Duo End of 2020 (?) unknown
Motorola Edge May 2020 € 599.99
Motorola Edge Plus June 2020 € 1,199.99
Motorola Moto G8 2nd quarter 2020 € 199.99
Motorola Moto G8 Power 1st quarter 2020 € 229.99
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 2nd quarter 2020 € 169.99
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Mid 2020 from € 349
Motorola Moto G Pro June 2020 € 329.99
Motorola One Fusion Plus Mid 2020 € 299.99
Motorola One Hyper Early 2020 € 299.99
Motorola RAZR April 2020 € 1,599
Motorola RAZR 5G September 2020 € 1,499
Nokia 8.3 5G October 2020 € 649
OnePlus 8 April 2020 from 699 €
OnePlus 8 Pro April 2020 from € 899
OnePlus 8T October 2020 € 599
OnePlus North August 2020 from 399 €
OPPO Find X2 Lite May 2020 499 €
OPPO Find X2 Neo May 2020 € 699
OPPO Find X2 Pro May 2020 € 1,199
OPPO Reno 4 5G October 2020 € 599
OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5G October 2020 799 €
OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G October 2020 379 €
Pocophone F2 Pro May 2020 € 599.90
Pocophone X2 2nd quarter 2020 (?) unknown
Realme 6 April 2020 from € 229.90
Realme 6 Pro May 2020 € 349.90
Realme X50 Pro May 2020 from 599.90 €
Samsung Galaxy A20s August 2020 € 174.49
Samsung Galaxy A21s June 2020 € 209
Samsung Galaxy A31 August 2020 € 291.46
Samsung Galaxy A41 May 2020 299 €
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G November 2020 340 €
Samsung Galaxy A51 January 2020 € 369
Samsung Galaxy A71 January 2020 € 469
Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite End of 2020 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy M31 May 2020 € 279
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 August 2020 925 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G August 2020 € 1,023
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra August 2020 € 1,266
Samsung Galaxy S20 March 2020 from € 899
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (4G) September 2020 from 633 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (5G) September 2020 730 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite End of 2020 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus March 2020 from 999 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus March 2020 from 999 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra March 2020 from € 1,349
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip February 14, 2020 € 1,480
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G August 7, 2020 1,449 €
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 September 2020 € 1,949
Sony Xperia 1 II 2nd quarter 2020 € 1,199
Sony Xperia 5 II 4th quarter 2020 € 899
Sony Xperia L4 April 2020 199 €
Sony Xperia 10 II May 2020 € 369
Sony Xperia Pro Mid-2020 (?) unknown
Vivo X51 5G October 2020 799 €
Wiko View 4 February 24, 2020 € 169.99
Wiko View 4 Lite April 2020 € 129.99
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 May 2020 € 599
Xiaomi Mi 10 April 2020 From € 799
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite May 2020 € 349
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro April 2020 999 €
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra unknown unknown
Xiaomi Mi 10T October 2020 499 €
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite October 2020 € 279
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro October 2020 from 599 €
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite May 2020 from € 349
Xiaomi Redmi 9 June 2020 from € 159.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 May 2020 € 199.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro May 2020 € 269.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S April 2020 € 229.90
ZTE Axon 11 May 2020 € 349.90
ZTE Axon 20 5G September 2020 unknown

Clear the stage: What does the mobile phone preview show for 2020?

New Samsung Smartphones 2020

On February 11, 2020, Samsung presented its new flagships of the S series. The names: Samsung Galaxy S20 (4G), S20 Plus (4G), and S20 Ultra (5G). The S20 and S20 Plus are also available in a 5G version.

Meanwhile, the middle class is also doing well – with the Samsung Galaxy A51 And Galaxy A71 right at the start of the year. Both devices look pretty promising. And come as a new edition of the successful models from 2019.

New Apple Smartphones 2020

With the rumors about the Apple smartphones / iPhones in 2020, it is habitually hot in the rumor mill. Speculators particularly focus on the budget model. It could be presented as early as the 1st quarter of 2020. And inherit the iPhone SE.

The “normal” flagship setup should come out again in September 2020 – with the premium models. But probably also a cheaper device – like the iPhone 11, which made it onto the market in 2019. At least with the high-end devices, 5G should (finally) be on board.

New Huawei smartphones 2020

The new Huawei smartphone setup for 2020 poses a few puzzles. Especially with a focus on the European market. The last flagship (Mate 30 Pro) was released in limited numbers via MediaMarkt in Germany – without Google Services.

The new P series will then be presented at the end of March 2020 (P40, P40 Pro). Most likely without Google Mobile Services. But with its own eco-system (Huawei Mobile Services with AppGallery). But there was a little surprise: The Huawei P40 Lite was presented in Europe (Spain) on February 26, 2020 at a price of 299 €.

Google Pixel Smartphones 2020

After Pixel 4 was released last year, the budget version should be released in the first half of 2020. We are talking about the Google Pixel 4a. At an estimated price of 399 €, things could get really exciting here again.

Mobile phone innovations 2021: a look into the future

With the new mobile phones for 2021, you can take a look into the future. 😉

model
Release (DE)
RRP
Xiaomi Mi 11 1st quarter 2021 (?) unknown
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 1st quarter 2021 (?) unknown
iPhone SE 2021 Spring 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21 January 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus January 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra January 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy S30 January 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy A52 January 2021 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy A72 January 2021 (?) unknown
Oppo Find X3 series Mid-2021 (?) unknown
iPhone 13 September 2021 (?) unknown

Cell phone innovations 2019

Which important cell phone innovations should you not miss?

model
Release
RRP
Huawei P Smart 2019 01/2019 € 249
LG X Power 3 01/2019 199 €
Honor View 20 01/2019 569 €
Nokia 3.1 Plus 01/2019 199 €
Nokia 8.1 01/2019 € 449
Honor 10 Lite 01/2019 € 249
LG V40 ThinQ 01/2019 € 899
Huawei Y7 (2019) 02/2019 199 €
Huawei P Smart Plus (2019) 02/2019 € 259
Honor View 20 Premium 02/2019 € 649
Motorola Moto G7 02/2019 € 249.99
Motorola Moto G7 Play 02/2019 € 149.99
Motorola Moto G7 Plus 02/2019 € 299.99
Motorola Moto G7 Power 02/2019 € 209.99
Xiaomi Mi 9 02/2019 € 449
Nokia 1 Plus 03/2019 € 109
Sony Xperia 10 03/2019 € 349
Sony Xperia 10 Plus 03/2019 € 429
Sony Xperia L3 03/2019 199 €
ZTE Blade V10 03/2019 299.90 €
ZTE Blade V10 Vita 03/2019 179 €
Samsung Galaxy S10 03/2019 € 899
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 03/2019 1249 €
Samsung Galaxy S10e 03/2019 749 €
Samsung Galaxy A50 03/2019 € 349
Huawei Y6 (2019) 03/2019 149 €
Nokia 9 03/2019 € 649
Gigaset GS280 03/2019 € 249
Huawei Y5 (2019) 04/2019 119 €
Nokia 4.2 04/2019 199 €
Nubia Alpha 04/2019 450 €
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 04/2019 € 599
Samsung Galaxy A40 04/2019 € 249
Samsung Galaxy A70 04/2019 399 €
Huawei P30 04/2019 749 €
Huawei P30 Pro 04/2019 999 €
Honor 8A 04/2019 159 €
LG K40 04/2019 179 €
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 04/2019 € 349
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 04/2019 € 549
Oppo Reno 04/2019 499 €
Nubia Red Magic 3 05/2019 € 479
Wiko View 3 05/2019 199 €
Wiko View 3 Pro 05/2019 299 €
Samsung Galaxy A20e 05/2019 179 €
Samsung Galaxy A80 05/2019 € 649
Huawei P30 Lite 05/2019 € 369
Huawei P Smart Z 05/2019 € 279
Honor 20 Lite 05/2019 € 279
Motorola One Vision 05/2019 299 €
Google Pixel 3a 05/2019 399 €
Google Pixel 3a XL 05/2019 € 479
OnePlus 7 05/2019 559 €
OnePlus 7 Pro 05/2019 € 709
Archos Oxygen 68XL 05/2019 € 199.99
Archos Oxygen 63 05/2019 169 €
Archos Oxygen 57 05/2019 139 €
Asus ZenFone 6 05/2019 € 499.99
Nokia 3.2 06/2019 159 €
Sony Xperia 1 06/2019 949 €
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 06/2019 1199 €
Huawei Nova 5 06/2019 without EU start
Honor 20 06/2019 € 499.90
Honor 8s 06/2019 € 129
LG G8s ThinQ 06/2019 € 769
Motorola Moto Z4 06/2019 445 € (converted)
Xiaomi Mi 9T 06/2019 € 329
Alcatel 1S 06/2019 € 129
Alcatel 3 (2019) 06/2019 159 €
Huawei Mate 20X 5G 07/2019 999 €
Nokia 2.2 07/2019 € 129
Wiko View 3 Lite 07/2019 € 129
Wiko Y80 07/2019 € 99.99
Wiko Y60 07/2019 € 79.99
Samsung Galaxy A10 07/2019 169 €
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s 07/2019 € 259
Honor 20 Pro 07/2019 € 599.90
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro 07/2019 unknown
Xiaomi Mi CC9 07/2019 231 € (converted)
Xiaomi Mi A3 07/2019 € 249
Gigaset GS110 07/2019 119 €
Gigaset GS190 07/2019 169 €
Alcatel 3L (2019) 07/2019 € 149.90
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 08/2019 949 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 08/2019 1099 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G 08/2019 1199 €
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 08/2019 € 449.99
Gigaset GS195 08/2019 199 €
Huawei Mate X 09/2019 2299 €
Sony Xperia 5 9/2019 799 €
Samsung Galaxy Fold 09/2019 € 2100
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G 09/2019 749 €
Asus ROG Phone 2 09/2019 € 899
Huawei Mate 30 09/2019 without a direct EU start
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 09/2019 without a direct EU start
Motorola One Action 09/2019 € 259.99
iPhone 11 09/2019 799 €
iPhone 11 Pro Max 09/2019 € 1,249
iPhone 11 Pro 09/2019 € 1,149
TCL Plex 9/2019 € 329.99
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 10/2019 € 249
Huawei Nova 5T 10/2019 € 429
Google Pixel 4 10/2019 749 €
Google Pixel 4 XL 10/2019 € 899
OnePlus 7T 10/2019 € 599
OnePlus 7T Pro 10/2019 € 759
Nubia Z20 10/2019 € 549
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 11/2019 199 €
Samsung Galaxy M30s 11/2019 € 259
Honor 9X 11/2019 299.90 €
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 11/2019 € 269.99
Motorola One Macro 11/2019 € 199.99
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 11/2019 € 549
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro 11/2019 € 649
Gigaset GS290 11/2019 € 269
Nokia 2.3 12/2019 € 129
Xiaomi Redmi K30 12/2019 ?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Edition 12/2019 1299 €
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 12/2019 (?) unknown
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite December 28, 2019 (?) ?
LG G8 ThinQ 2019 without the EU start
LG V50 ThinQ 2019 without Germany start
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G 2019 € 599
Samsung Galaxy A51 ? unknown
Samsung Galaxy A71 ? unknown
Sharp Aquos R3 End of 2019 729 €
Samsung Galaxy A91 End of 2019 (?) unknown
LG G8x ThinQ Fall / Winter 2019 under € 1,000
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Summer 2019 € 899
Motorola One Pro unknown unknown

These smartphones are coming to us as cell phone innovations for 2019

Preview: Which phones are coming in 2019? These are the top smartphones of the year

Which phones are coming in 2019? What is in the mobile phone preview? We show you which top smartphones of the year you can expect. Cell phone displays, in particular, are likely to change: fewer bezels, fewer notches, but a pop-up camera, foldable display, and a fingerprint sensor under glass.

And: There will probably be further improvements in the area of ​​cameras too: Cell phones with triple and quad cameras are already on the market. The Penta camera (keyword: Nokia 9) is also a novelty. In short: there will be some news in 2019.

And then the signs point to 5G. The new radio standard does not only concern the Federal Network Agency and network providers. The manufacturers are also eagerly involved and have already sent the first 5G cell phones into the race.

Mobile phone innovations 2019 from Apple, Samsung, Huawei & Co. at a glance

What are the plans for cell phone innovations in 2019? Samsung and Huawei are once again in focus. At least in the first half of the year. And in September Apple fans can get used to the new iPhone again and make communication easy. Take a look at which smartphone innovations are planned for 2019.

February / March 2019: New Samsung Galaxy S10 (Plus) and Galaxy Fold

One of the most important spring dates is probably the Samsung event, at which the new models of the Galaxy S series are presented. Unsurprisingly, it is the  Samsung Galaxy S10, together with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Much more exciting: Samsung relies on a trio and complements the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

And that’s far from over: With the  Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first smartphone with a foldable display should go on sale in a limited edition – for € 2,100. But then it was postponed to September.

Samsung is not the first: In 2018  Royole had already delivered a foldable display

And Samsung had another surprise: The Galaxy S10 5G will come to Germany in the summer.

Huawei P30 (Pro) in the spring, foldable smartphone Mate X costs 2300 €

When it comes to the big leagues, you should also keep an eye on Huawei. Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro were planned here in March 2019. The Pro version in particular is exciting again, especially because of the zoom camera. But the prices are also in the top league: € 749 and € 999, respectively, according to the RRP. It is worth speculating on offers …

But there is even more from Huawei: At the Mobile World Congress, Huawei showed the Mate X: the first foldable smartphone that will cost € 2,300 and also has a 5G interface. But when is the device really available to buy? And does it come to Germany (with or without Google services)? It remains exciting …

LG V40, LG V50, and LG G8 – three flagships in a row

The LG V40 ThinQ was actually presented in October 2018. The smartphone has also been available in Germany since the end of January 2019.

However, we have not been able to really understand the company’s release policy for a long time. Several months after the official announcement, the specs are already more or less out of date. Interested parties should then rather wait for the release of the Huawei P30 and Samsung Galaxy S10.

Especially since LG also sets the RRP of its smartphones quite high. Or as in the case of the LG G8 and LG V50, it was kept a secret until shortly before. Anyway, with a contract, the V40 should be an exciting candidate.

In any case, LG G8, LG G8s, and LG V50 ThinQ were presented in February. All flagships, but none of the cell phones with a specific release date or even an RRP …

Sony Xperia 1 with laser sword display will not come until June

Sony wants to reposition itself in terms of smartphones. Instead of the Xperia XZ4, it has now become the Sony Xperia 1. The laser sword display in the unusual 21: 9 format is intended to provide special cinema experiences on the smartphone. The cell phone was introduced in February, but it won’t come until June. For our taste, the RRP of € 949 is clearly too high. All that remains is to speculate on offers.

Incidentally, at IFA 2019, the Xperia 5 was added. Quasi the little brother of the Xperia 1.

OnePlus 7 (Pro) in May 2019, 7T (Pro) in October 2019

The OnePlus 7 was released in May 2019. An even stronger (and more expensive) model was introduced with the OnePlus 7 Pro. In October the OnePlus 7T (Pro) will continue. A McLaren Edition should also be available again.

August: Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 Plus

Samsung has long since secured August for its top devices. So we could look forward to Note 10. Surprising: A Note 10 Plus was also presented. So the premium version of the premium series …

New iPhone 2019 in September

The new iPhones 2019 were due for September. And we were not disappointed. 3 new models were presented. In addition to the iPhone 11 (which is cheap by Apple standards), the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Huawei Mate 30 series in September – without a start in Germany?

That turned out to be disappointing: The rather exciting Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro devices do not get Google software licensing. So have to do without Google Play and corresponding services. This is why they didn’t officially start in Germany. A real shame!

New smartphones 2019 with 5G?

A new wireless standard is also pending: New smartphones with 5G are expected in 2019. While the issue of 5G radio licenses is still being discussed in this country, people have come to a lot further abroad. South Korea, China, and Japan are already trying to activate the new radio standard soon.

So it’s no wonder that smartphone manufacturers are also preparing. The first 5G cell phones were presented in 2019. One can only hope that the 5G expansion will also progress rapidly in Germany. For 2019, 5G smartphones are unlikely to have any particular relevance here in Germany, even if the first models with 5G, e.g. from Samsung, will also be available in Germany by the middle of the year. Huawei is there with the Mate 20X 5G.

New smartphones 2019 by manufacturer

If you are committed to a manufacturer: Here is the preview of the new smartphones 2019, sorted by manufacturer:

New Samsung Smartphones 2019

Which new Samsung smartphones are on the program in 2019? Here is the overview:

  • will be released in spring 2019: Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Release in March 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e
  • April 2019: Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Summer 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • August 2019: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus)

New Huawei smartphones 2019

The new Huawei flagships of the P series are also expected in spring 2019. The new Huawei smartphones 2019 also include the Mate models, which will be due in autumn 2019. The foldable smartphone Mate X, already shown at MWC 2019, will be available from the summer.

  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei Mate X (5G)
  • Huawei Mate 30 (Pro)

New iPhones 2019

Apple will be interesting again in the second half of the year. Let’s see what the new iPhones 2019 will look like – and what they will be called!

  • September: iPhone 2019 models

New Nokia Phones 2019 (HMD Global)

A lot has been heard from HMD Global recently. We are therefore preparing for numerous new Nokia smartphones in 2019. Hottest expected: The Nokia 9. The hype was considerable, not just because of the Penta camera. In any case, it won’t be an unpublished legend, meanwhile, the price and release have been determined.

  • March 2019: Nokia 9 and Nokia 1 Plus
  • April 2019: Nokia 4.2
  • May 2019: Nokia 3.2
  • September 2019: Nokia 6.2 / Nokia 7.2

New Sony Xperia Smartphones 2019

Sony doesn’t give up and continues to expand the Xperia range. The new Sony Xperia smartphones 2019 are given new names.

  • March 2019: Sony Xperia 10, Sony Xperia 10 Plus and Sony Xperia L3
  • June 2019: Sony Xperia 1
  • September 2019: Sony Xperia 5

New LG smartphones 2019

We will also see LG smartphones again in 2019. Right at the beginning the V40 from LG in Germany. And then the LG G8 and the V50 are still on the program.

  • Germany release in January 2019: LG V40
  • May 2019 LG G8s ThinQ

Why Buy New Phones (FAQ)?

Does it always have to be new cell phones? Not necessarily. In our FAQ we tell you why you should buy a new smartphone or why you should choose an older model.

Old vs. new – or a compromise?

A new smartphone is something nice. But taking every generation of cell phones with you is not only expensive, it is anything but sustainable. Is it about the question: »Old vs. new «you should weigh up what is important to you?

Your cell phone model shouldn’t be too old. After all, important security updates are no longer necessary. Many apps only run on newer models or with the latest operating system. And the demands are increasing: Applications are becoming more powerful, need a better processor and more memory. On the other hand, the new cell phone is usually associated with a decent budget. The key here is to keep your eyes open and look for current deals and promotions.

Or, as a compromise: use the previous generation of smartphones. They usually come with good specs anyway – and are in many cases significantly reduced in price when the successor is released.

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