All significant smartphone makers have launched their best for 2018. Today, we will be discussing the top ten best smartphones of 2018. We will be analyzing them in depth. All the best smartphones enlisted here are excellent but every phone is different from other in some aspect to take the top spot.
Let’s get started:
1. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is the best phone for business and is liked by many out there. This mobile is best to be used in the enterprise space.
The Galaxy Note 9 has been improved as compared to Note 8. It comes with a Bluetooth S Pen, upgraded internal capacity and RAM, and packed with a massive 4,000 mAh battery. Furthermore, you also get a better dual rear camera with some software intelligence addition, enhanced audio capability, and yes, the most important a new placement of the rear fingerprint scanner.
The new Bluetooth S Pen addition is making all Note fans happy. It is
2. HUAWEI MATE 20 PRO
Huawei recently announced the Mate 20 Pro and it brings back the greatness of Huawei into a single device. The Mate 20 Pro comes with the first Android 7nm process chipset with the Kirin 980. It is similar to Apple’s A12 Bionic that uses the 7nm process). It also has two Neural Processing Units, a fourth-generation image signal processor along with
The three rear cameras have 40MP, 20MP, and 8MP resolution with a 24MP front-facing shooter and artificial intelligence help you to capture great shots. The monochrome lens is replaced with a wide-angle lens so, that you now have telephoto, wide-angle, and standard camera functionality.
The mobile comes with a large 6.39-inch OLED in Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Black, Pink Gold, and Twilight color options for the device. Android 9.0 Pie powers this device along with EMUI updated to version 9.0.
One interesting move from Huawei is the external storage card slot using its own new Nano memory card as compared to standard microSD cards. Huawei is known for a very long battery life. It is coming with a 4,200 mAh battery.
3. Google Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are the similar two phones with difference in overall size and battery capacity.
The Google Pixel 3 XL has a large 6.3-inch 18:9 display triggered with Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB integrated storage, single rear 12.2-megapixel camera, dual front-facing cameras, IP68 dust and water resistance, bundled with 3430 mAh battery, and dual front stereo speakers. The smaller Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display and smaller 2,915 mAh battery while the rest of the specs are the same. Wireless charging is available and comes with set of wired Pixel Buds in the retail package.
In addition to software camera is another reason to buy the Pixel 3 or 3 XL other than smartphone hardware. Google just give you the Night Sight mode for the camera and it is truly amazing.
4. APPLE IPHONE XS MAX/XS
The Apple iPhone XS Max has been shown great benchmarks testing and the Apple A12 Bionic chipset is indeed fast. It has a good OLED screen, a good sized battery, and new camera software to make a compelling flagship.
The iPhone XS Max starts at a price of $1,099 for a minimal storage 64GB model and goes up to $1,449 for the 512GB model. Here’s a suggestion, if you don’t like big screen mobile, then the regular size iPhone X is best for you.
5. ONEPLUS 6T
OnePlus launched new OnePlus 6T at the end of October. It got launched for the first time on a US wireless carrier. The flagships, extremely responsive performance, and use of new technology. If you are looking for an affordable smartphone then OnePlus 6T is the best choice.
It falls within the range of $549 to $629. The lowest cost one still has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the $629 model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. You will not find any other phone with these great specs at this price tag.
The OnePlus 6T is built from two pieces of Gorilla Glass 6 with a metal frame. No other phone available today is using Gorilla Glass 6. The design and the build quality are excellent. It comes with a 6.41 inch Amoled display, pwered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Two dual rear cameras sit on the mobile, ample amount of RAM and internal storage options. It also offers some level of dust and water resistance. It has a 3700 mAh battery and quick charge capability, along with the excellent radio support for GSM networks.
The display is having a small notch and runs the latest version of Oxygen OS with an extremely responsive software experience. The in-screen fingerprint sensor works fine while the face unlock option is handy if you are looking to get less security for daily unlocking of your phone.
6. HUAWEI P20 PRO
It is one of the most exciting phones of 2018 along with a new cousin just launching in the form of the Mate 20 Pro.
The unique triple camera design comes with 68 megapixels shooting power. It is enough to give you fantastic shots even in the low light mode. It beats out other best smartphones in this department.
Huawei P20 Pro has a massive battery of 4,000 mAh. It has a large 6.1 inch OLED with a notch that you can hide. A powerful Kirin 970 processor sit within the mobile along with an integrated AI. It comes with an IP67 dust and water resistance, and much more to develop your interest in this phone.
7. APPLE IPHONE XR
This year was very interesting for Apple fans. As they got three new phones. One named as iPhone XR will be releasing one month after the release of the other two models.
The Apple iPhone XR is different from the XS/XS Max as it is having a LED screen instead of OLED, lower resolution, no 3D Touch support, a single rear camera, and a 6.1-inch display. It is having the same Apple A12 Bionic processor, same camera software and hardware as the 12MP prime camera, and gets enhanced Apple features like face unlock. The iPhone XR has a larger capacity battery as compared to iPhone XS. It has a reported battery life more than the XS and XS Max.
iPhone XR is available in black, blue, yellow, coral, white color and Product Red. The iPhone XR starts at $749, which is $250 less than the 64GB iPhone XS in comparison.
8. LG V40 THINQ
LG continues to release great phones but LG V40 is finding this hard to make a space for itself in the crowded market of the phones. The new LG V40 keeps the wide-angle camera with an added telephoto lens to the standard lens option to offer you more.
Just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the LG V40 ThinQ has everything. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack with a Quad-DAC support coupled with a triple rear camera setup, dual front-facing camera, wireless charging, IP68 rating, MIL-STD 810G shock resistant rating, microSD expansion card for inexpensive unlimited storage expansion. It has a screen that extends nearly the full front with a notch, and incredible audio support with its Boombox speaker system. The 3,300 mAh battery will give you enough juice to perform your every day tasks.
9. SONY XPERIA XZ3
Sony Xperia XZ3. fingerprint scanner placement is not good. However, this phone has a good spec list. It comes with a 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, Android 9 Pie, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 3300 mAh battery, wireless charging, and IP68 dust and water resistance.
It has a gorgeous curved design with lovely color options and microSD storage expansion options. The 6-inch OLED screen looks great, especially when viewing video content and suing the HDR up-conversion technology.
You will get a 19-megapixel camera is on the back and a 13-megapixel shooter on the front. The Sony Xperia XZ3 comes with a price tag of $899.99 from Amazon. It comes in black, forest green, and white silver color. Pick the best according to your choice.
10. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9/S9 PLUS
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 was launched earlier this year. Samsung’s Infinity Display is impressing us. There is 6GB of RAM, mobile processor, another one with super slow motion support in S9 Plus only. You can add inexpensive microSD cards, improved Bixby assistant and a hardware button dedicated for use.
Samsung Pay payment technology, wireless and fast charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, a USB Type-C standard port, and traditional 3.5mm headset jack are thing you will get on this smartphone. It was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo. S9 plus is not missing anything and deserves respect even after several months later. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price start at $720 and $840 respectively.
These were some of the best phones that you can get right now. Hope you like the list. 2019 is coming so you will see more advancement in the technology.