It's been a strange, mixed-up year for a number of reasons, none of which we need to go over here. But one small thing that's been blissfully reliable is the steady stream of brilliant phones that have been released.

Mobile gamers have never had it so good as they have in 2020, where the best mid-range phones run games as well as flagship phones, and the best budget phones pack decidedly gamer-friendly features.

At the very top end of the market, meanwhile, we're absolutely spoiled for choice, whether you're an iOS user or an Android fan.

That's why picking an outright gaming phone of the year for 2020 feels somewhat reductive and, well, a tad unfair. Here are our top smartphone picks of 2020, covering various price points and categories. Roll on 2021!