Top 10 Smartphones in 2018: Quarter 1

Smartphones Industry is one of the leading industries around the world where Apple and Samsung are the world leaders which rule the smartphone kingdom. Choosing the right smartphone is a bit harder task these days because there are tons of phones with similar specifications. Selecting a smartphone of your choice highly depends on the specs you want in your price range. If you want a top notch phone when money is not the issue or you just want to know about best phones available in the market right now, carry on reading this.

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10. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Specs

DisplaySize5.46 inches
Resolution2160x3840
CameraRear19MP 4K
Front13MP
RAM4GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octacore
Storage64GB + microSD support
Battery3230 mAh
Weight195g
Main FeaturesIP 68 Water & Dust resistant, Pro Camera modes, DIS
OSAndroid 7.1 updated to Android 8
ColorsBlack, Silver, Pink, Red

What’s Good?

  • Amazing 4K Display
  • Better Camera
  • Good Battery Life

What’s Bad?

  • Camera is good but not comparable to Samsung
  • Xperia UI with some bloatwares
  • Lacks 4K content to show
  • No Dual Camera

Check Deals on Amazon:

Sony Xperia XZ Premium G8142 64GB Luminous Chrome, Dual Sim, 5.5″, GSM Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Unlocked Smartphone – 5.5″, 64GB – Dual SIM – Red (US Warranty)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium G8142 64GB Deepsea Black, Dual Sim, 5.5″, GSM Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

 

9. OnePlus 5T

Specs

DisplaySize6.01 inches
Resolution2160x1080
CameraRearDual Cam
16MP main + 20MP low light camera
Front16MP
RAM6GB or 8GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octacore
Storage64GB/128GB
Battery3300 mAh
Weight162g
Main FeaturesDual Camera, Oxygen OS, Bigger RAM, Camera Performance
OSAndroid 7.1 (Oxygen OS)
ColorsSandstone White, Midnight Black and Lava Red(exclusive)

What’s Good?

  • Large Clear Screen
  • Dual Camera works good
  • Good Battery Life
  • Less Glitchy Software

What’s Bad?

  • No Waterproofing
  • Camera performance is not so good in daylight
  • No wireless charging
  • Oreo update not available

Check Deals on Amazon;

OnePlus 5T A5010 64GB Midnight Black, Dual Sim, 6.01″, 6GB RAM, GSM Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

OnePlus 5T A5010 – 8GB RAM + 128GB – 6.01 inch – US Version with Warranty (Midnight Black)

OnePlus 5T A5010 – 8GB RAM + 128GB – 6.01 inch – International Version / No Warranty (Lava Red)

8. Google Pixel 2

Specs

DisplaySize5 inches
Resolution1080x1920
CameraRear12.2 MP Dual Pixel PDIF
Front8 MP
RAM4GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octacore
Storage64GB/128GB no SD Card support
Battery2700 mAh
Weight143g
Main FeaturesIP 67 Dust & Water resistant, Dual Pixel cam, Regular Updates
OSAndroid 8
ColorsKinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White

What’s Good?

  • Stunning Camera
  • Continuous Updates
  • Clean Stock UI
  • Good Design
  • Dual Front facing Speakers

What’s Bad?

  • No Headphone Jack
  • Bezels may look odd

Check Deals on Amazon:

Google Pixel 2 GSM/CDMA Unlocked – US warranty (Black, 64GB), 5 inch OLED Display, Fingerprint Scanner · Front Camera: 8 MP · Rear Camera: 12.2 MP · 4G LTE(Certified Refurbished)

Google Pixel 2 Unlocked 64gb (Black)

Google Pixel 2 GSM/CDMA Unlocked – US warranty (Kinda Blue, 64GB), 5 inch OLED Display, Fingerprint Scanner · Front Camera: 8 MP · Rear Camera: 12.2 MP · 4G LTE (Certified Refurbished)

7. iPhone 8 Plus

Specs

DisplaySize5.5 inches Retina HD
Resolution1920x1080
CameraRearDual 12MP rear (both with OIS)
Front7MP
RAM3GB
ProcessorA11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion co-processor
Storage64GB/256GB
Battery2675 mAh
Weight202g
Main FeaturesIP 67 certified, Touch ID
OSiOS 11
ColorsGold, Space Gray, Silver

What’s Good?

  • Faster Processor
  • Waterproof
  • Wireless charging
  • Good Camera

What’s Bad?

  • Similar to iPhone 7 Plus
  • Design is same as previous flagship

Check Deals on Amazon:

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 5.5″, 64 GB, GSM Unlocked, Space Gray

Apple iPhone 8 Plus a1897 64GB GSM Unlocked (Certified Refurbished)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Gray Unlocked Like New

6. LG V30+

Specs

DisplaySize6.0 inches
Resolution2880x1440
CameraRear16MP f/1.6 + 13MP f/1.9 dual-camera
Front5MP
RAM4GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octacore
Storage64GB + microSD card upto 2TB
Battery3300 mAh
Weight158g
Main FeaturesIP 68 Water & Dust Resistant, Face, Voice and Fingerprint Recognition, Wireless Charging
OSAndroid 7.1.2 UX 6.0+
ColorsAurora Black, Cloud Silver, Morrocan Blue, Lavander Violet, Raspberry Rose

What’s Good?

  • Face and Voice Recognition
  • Camera performance is amazing
  • Improved UI
  • Full Vision display

What’s Bad?

  • Still some bloatwares
  • Specs are just fine!

Check Deals on Amazon:

LG V30+ H930DS 128GB/4GB Dual Sim Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone – International Version – No Warranty in the US (Silver)

LG V30+ H930DS 128GB/4GB Dual Sim Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone – International Version – No Warranty in the US (Black)

LG V30+ H930DS 128GB/4GB Dual Sim Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone – International Version – No Warranty in the US (Violet)

5. Google Pixel 2 XL

Specs

DisplaySize6.0 inches
Resolution1440x2880
CameraRear12 MP Dual Pixel PDAF
Front8MP
RAM4GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octacore
Storage64GB/128GB no SDcard Slot
Battery3520 mAh
Weight175g
Main FeaturesIP 67, Dual Pixel PDAF
OSAndroid 8
ColorsJust Black, Black & White

What’s Good?

  • Design somehow looks good
  • Better camera but not best!
  • Continuous Updates

What’s Bad?

  • Specs almost similar to Pixel 2
  • Nothing Special!

Check Deals on Amazon:

Google Pixel 2 XL Unlocked GSM/CDMA – US Warranty (Just Black, 64GB)

Pixel 2 XL Phone (2017) by Google, G011C 128GB 6.0″ inch Factory Unlocked Android 4G/LTE Smartphone (Just Black) – International Version

Google Pixel 2 XL Unlocked 64gb GSM/CDMA – 4G LTE 6″ P-OLED Display 4GB RAM 12.2MP Camera Phone – Just Black(Certified Refurbished)

4. Mate 10 Pro

Specs

DisplaySize6.0 inches
Resolution1080x2160
CameraRearDual Cam
12MP + 20MP f/1.6
Front8MP
RAM6GB
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 970 Octacore
Storage128GB no SD card slot
Battery4000 mAh
Weight178g
Main FeaturesDual Cam, IP 67, Larger Battery, Smart Face Scanner
OSAndroid 8.0 EMUI 8
ColorsMidnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold

What’s Good?

  • Dual Camera with much better performance
  • Low Light quality is good
  • Bigger Battery
  • Overall a Good Phone

What’s Bad?

  • EMUI with bloatwares

Check Deals on Amazon:

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Unlocked Phone, 6″ 6GB/128GB, AI Processor, Dual Leica Camera, Water Resistant IP67 – Titanium Gray (US Warranty)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Unlocked Phone, 6″ 6GB/128GB, AI Processor, Dual Leica Camera, Water Resistant IP67 – Midnight Blue (US Warranty)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (BLA-L29) 6GB / 128GB 6.0-inches LTE Dual SIM Factory Unlocked – International Stock No Warranty Midnight Blue

3. iPhone X

Specs:

DisplaySize5.8 inches
Resolution1125 x 2436
CameraRearDual 12 MP Cameras with f/1.8 nd f/2.4
Front7MP
RAM3GB
ProcessorA11 Bionic
Storage64GB/256GB
Battery 2716 mAh
Weight174g
Main FeaturesIP 67, Wireless charging, dual cam, FACE ID
OSUpgradable iOS 11
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver

What’s Good?

  • Faster Phone
  • Camera is better than ever
  • No button at all
  • Best Design

What’s Bad?

  • No Touch ID
  • Face ID gets confused

Check Deals on Amazon:

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8″, 64 GB – Silver

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8″, 256 GB – Silver

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8″, 256 GB – Space Gray

Apple iPhone X, GSM Unlocked 5.8″, 64 GB – Silver

2. Samsung S9/S9+

Specs

DisplaySize5.8 and 6.2 inchs
Resolution1440 x 2960
CameraRearS9 - Single 12MP
S9+ - Dual 12MP
Front8MP
RAM4GB/6GB
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810
Storage64GB
Battery3000/3500 mAh
Weight163/189g
Main FeaturesBest Camera, Iris scanner, Face Scanner, WaterProof, Wireless charging and more!
OSAndroid 8 Oreo
ColorsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

What’s Good?

  • Best Camera so far
  • Iris Scanner, Face Intelligent Scanner
  • Fast Wireless charging
  • Best Specifications
  • Improved UI

What’s Bad?

  • Everything’s actually good here but design is similar to S8

Related to this: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+: Leaked Specs, Release date & rumours

Check Deals on Amazon:

Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked Smartphone – Midnight Black – US Warranty

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Unlocked Smartphone – Midnight Black – US Warranty

1. Samsung Note 8

Specs

DisplaySize6.3 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960
CameraRearDual 12MP
Front8MP
RAM6GB
ProcessorExynos 8895 Octa - EMEA
Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB
Battery3300 mAh
Weight195g
Main FeaturesBest camera, S-pen, Wireless charging and waterproofing
OSAndroid 7.1
ColorsMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)

What’s Good?

  • S-Pen for everything
  • Camera almost similar to S9+
  • Iris Scanner, Face scanner
  • Almost similar specs to S9+

What’s Bad?

  • How can this beast be bad?

Related to this:  iPhone X vs Note 8 – Battle of the Conquerers

Check Deals on Amazon:

Samsung SM-N950UZKAXAA Galaxy Note8 (US Version) Factory Unlocked Phone – 6.3″ Screen – 64GB – Midnight Black (U.S. Warranty)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F/DS Factory Unlocked Phone – 6.3″ Screen – 64GB – International Version – No Warranty (Orchid Gray)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (US Version) Factory Unlocked Phone 64GB – Midnight Black (Certified Refurbished)

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