Best Smartphones of 2018: Time to Upgrade Now?

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Best Smartphones:

We’ve put up a list of the 8 best smartphones you can consider buying one in early 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8+:

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Samsung Galaxy S series is top notch and offer the best smartphones. After the disastrous failure of Galaxy Note 7, the company needed a solid one to land back on their feet and they did exactly that by the oh-so aesthetically elegant and compactly designed powerhouse that is the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The most appealing feature of the S8 is the bezel-less infinity display that offers a very smooth, compact and a futuristic face to the phone. Another captivating feature of the phone is that it’s equipped with an Iris-Scanner. Samsung finally upgraded the S8 to USB Type-C. Although the placement of fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone is getting mixed reviews by users.

The S8 features a 5.8” while the S8+ is comparatively bigger with a 6.2” Super AMOLED display. Both the variants come with 8MP front facing and 12MP back camera with Dual Pixel sensor which means great night time photography and superfast autofocus. The S8/S8+ is power packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, while it can be expanded up to 256GB (MicroSD). The S8 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, while the S8+ houses a larger 3,500mAh battery.

LG V30:

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LG has finally hopped on the bandwagon, this time the LG flagship smartphone V30 is crafted to blend in with the rest of the premium flagship pack. That means a sleeker and futuristic design. The LG V30 is standing out among the other contestants for the best smartphones of 2018.

The V30 fashions a 6.0” P-OLED FullVision Display with 18:9 Aspect ratio making it the first LG smartphones to have an OLED screen. The phone is powered by the daring Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone has 64GB of internal storage, while its variant V30+ has 128GB. Both the variants’ memory can be expanded with the presence of MicroSD. Unlike the V20, the V30’s camera is amazing. It has dual lens with 16MP main sensor and a 13MP wide angle sensor, giving in a 120° field of view. It has also the world’s first smartphones’ camera to feature a wider-than-usual f/1.6 aperture and a 10-bit HDR sensor. The V30 comes with a 3,300mAh non-removable battery.

LG is known for its commitment to audio and so it lands in the list of best smartphones manufacturers, The V30 is equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack, support for MQA Codec and multiple audio sensors for input and 32-bit Quad-Digital Analogue Converter for output.

Pixel 2 XL:

Google’s very own flagship smartphones. The Pixel 2 Xl is a colossus, with a well-proportioned design and powerful hardware to handle all the latest updates blithe fully. Albeit the OLED flaw that some users have reported this is one of the best smartphones of 2018.

Pixel 2 XL employs a taller bezel-free 6” 18:9 P-OLED display. This smartphones like others in the premium class flag ship phones is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 835 for a lag free experience. The phone has 4GB of RAM with storage options of 64GB and 128GB. The Pixel 2 XL is known for having the best camera yet for a smartphones with a 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera with features like phase-detection, Laser autofocus, HDR+ processing and Intel designed Visual Core image processor. The phone is powered by a mighty 3520mAh battery.

The phone also features front-firing speakers which are definitely a plus point for watching videos and playing games.

iPhone X:

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Released for the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphones range this was a turning point for iPhones, a major design change in 4 years. The best iPhone yet is also the most costly. This phone is extremely powerful yet so well-flavored in design. iPhone X finally came up with a Face Recognition feature. Some people claim that it’s on top of the list for the best smartphones ever.

The iPhone X accommodates a 5.8” Super Retina Display (Super AMOLED). The phone is a powerhouse due to the Apple A11 Bionic Chipset and a Hexa-core processor. The phone holds 3GB of RAM with an internal storage of 64GB and 256GB variants. The camera is phenomenal with dual 12MP rear and a 7MP front facing camera. The battery is a little smaller as compared to other flagships with only 2716mAh.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

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This is the revival for the Samsung Note series after the Note 7 incident. Note 8 is a beauty with a beast inside. Its design is futuristic and so glamorous and the hardware is prodigiously powerful. The Iris-scanner makes it on top of the list of best smartphones of 2018.

Note 8 comprise a 6.3” infinity display (18.5:9) yet it is easily gripped. The note8 houses a Snapdragon 835 coupled with 6GB RAM. Internal storage is variable with 64/128/256 GB plus a MicroSD. A powerful dual 12MP rear and 8MP front camera. The battery is non-removable 3300mAh.

OnePlus 5T:

The power of best smartphones at an affordable price.

OnePlus 5T features a 6.01” AMOLED display. It is superfast with its Snapdragon 835 and 6/8GB RAM. The internal storage is 64/128GB. It packs a dual: 16MP and 20MP rear and a 16MP front camera. The battery is non-removable 3,300mAh.

iPhone 8:

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Even though the iPhone X stole all the thunder from iPhone 8, it is still great enough to be among the best smartphones of 2018.

It features a 4.7” HD True-Tone Display with 12MP rear and 8MP selfie camera. The iPhone 8 is packed with the combo of superfast A11 Bionic chipset and 2GB RAM. The phone comes with 1821mAh battery.

Nokia 8:

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If you’re not too heavy on spending a superfluous amount on a smartphone but also don’t want to miss out on the latest technology; Nokia 8 has got you covered.

It offers a 5.3” QHD display but the main feature is the dual 13MP back and front cameras that takes great bokeh images plus the new Bothie mode for both selfie and rear camera images. It is powered by a 3090mAh non-removable battery.

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About Talha Khan:

University student, Architect and a blogger. Motto: Eat, Sleep, Read, Write, Repeat!

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