BEST SMARTPHONES OF 2018

TOP 5 SMARTPHONES IN 2018 TO BUY

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 PLUS

The Samsung Galaxy S9 + stands out with its dual camera and fingerprint sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 + has 6 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB internal storage options. The Galaxy S9 Plus features both advanced video shooting capabilities and 960 FPS super slow motion modes.


In the Galaxy S9 Plus we also see that both the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the microUSB jack are in front of the iPhone X.


S9+ has a battery of 3500 mAh, which allows the user to use the phone intensively during the day.

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions W/H/T : 2.90 / 6.22 / 0.33 Inch

  • Weight : 6.66 oz (189 gr.)

  • Screen Size : 6.2 Inch

  • Screen Resolution : 1440x2960 (QHD+) Pixel

  • Screen Technology : Super AMOLED

  • Rear Cam.Resolution : 12 MP

  • Front Cam.Resolution : 8 MP

  • Flash : LED

  • Video Rec.Res.(Rear) : 2160p (Ultra HD) 4K

  • RAM : 6 GB

  • CPU : Quad-core 2.8 GHz Exynos

  • CPU Cores : 8 Cores

  • Charging : Wireless USB Type-C

  • Battery : 3500 mAh

  • Storage Options : 64 / 128 / 256 GB

  • Cover Material : Glass

  • Frame Material : Metal

  • OS/Version : Android 8.0 (Oreo)

  • Speaker : Dual Speaker Stereo

  • Water Proof : YES

PROS / CONS

  • Excellent display

  • Cheaper than iPhone X

  • Excellent Audio experience

  • Awesome camera

  • AR Emoji mode is creepy

  • Average battery backup

  • Not-So-Intelligent scan

Scoring

  • Performance - 9/10

  • Camera - 9/10

  • Display - 9/10

  • Design - 9/10

  • Battery Life - 9/10

ONEPLUS 5T

OnePlus has a slogan that it has set as a sales policy since the past years: The flagship killer.

The OnePlus 5T is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. With Snapdragon 835 at its heart the phone is an absolute workhorse at mutlitasking.


OnePlus’ 6-inch AMOLED display is simply fantastic. The colors are vibrant and brightness.


The OnePlus 5T is backed by a good 3,300mAh Li-ion battery, which is good enough to keep you engaged with your phone for a very time


BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions W/H/T : 2.95 / 6.14 / 0.28 Inch

  • Weight : 5.71 oz (162 gr.)

  • Screen Size : 6.01 Inch

  • Screen Resolution : 1080x2160 (FHD+) Pixel

  • Screen Technology : AMOLED

  • Rear Cam.Resolution : 16 MP

  • Front Cam.Resolution : 16 MP

  • Flash : Dual-LED

  • Video Rec.Res.(Rear) : 2160p(Ultra HD) 4K

  • RAM : 8 GB

  • CPU : Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo 280

  • CPU Cores : 8 Cores

  • Charging : USB Type-C

  • Battery : 3300 mAh

  • Storage Options : 64 / 128 GB

  • Cover Material : Metal

  • Frame Material : Metal

  • OS/Version : Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

  • Speaker : Dual Stereo

  • Water Proof : YES

PROS / CONS

  • Fast processor for the price

  • Dash Charging technology

  • Dual SIM

  • Small bezels

  • Large and clear screen

  • There is no SD card slot

  • Stereo speakers are not available

  • Not rated for water resistance

Scoring

  • Performance - 9/10

  • Camera - 8/10

  • Display - 9/10

  • Design - 8/10

  • Battery Life - 9/10

APPLE IPHONE X

The iPhone X is fairly hefty at 174 grams, and a bit thicker than other recent iPhones at 7.7mm.

The new display measures 5.8-inches on the diagonal and offers a 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution for a 458ppi pixel density. This is the first iPhone ever to have an OLED screen and it is a thing of beauty.


The device features a facial recognition technology and is also bundled with features like water-proof, dust-resistance.


Apple claims the phone can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.


FaceID works well, mapping and recognising your facial features in about half a second

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions W/H/T : 2.79 / 5.65 / 0.30 Inch

  • Weight : 6.13 oz (174 gr.)

  • Screen Size : 5.8 Inch

  • Screen Resolution : 1125x2436 (FHD+) Pixel

  • Screen Technology : OLED

  • Rear Cam.Resolution : 12 MP

  • Front Cam.Resolution : 7 MP

  • Flash : Dual Tone, Quad-LED

  • Video Rec.Res.(Rear) : 2160p(Ultra HD) 4K

  • RAM : 3 GB

  • CPU : Dual-core

  • CPU Cores : 6 Cores

  • Charging : Wireless USB Type-C

  • Battery : 2716 mAh

  • Storage Options : 64 / 256 GB

  • Cover Material : Glass

  • Frame Material : Stainless Steel

  • OS/Version : iOS 11

  • Speaker : Dual Stereo

  • Water Proof : YES

PROS / CONS

  • Wireless and Fast Charging

  • Bigger, Better Screen

  • Animoji

  • OLED Display

  • Camera performance

  • FaceID

  • New powerful processor

  • High Price

  • No headphone jack

  • Missing Touch ID

Scoring

  • Performance - 9/10

  • Camera - 9/10

  • Display - 9/10

  • Design - 8/10

  • Battery Life - 8/10

GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL

The Pixel 2 XL is Google’s latest plus-sized flagship.There’s an 8 MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture on the front and a 12 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture on the rear.

The 5.98″ 18:9 pOLED display is quite sharp and crisp with nice colour representations at its QHD+ (2880×1440) resolution.


The latest Snapdragon 835 processor runs the show, complete with 4GB of RAM and a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable storage.


The mix of Aluminium and Corning Gorilla Glass 5, make the Pixel 2 XL a solid phone.

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions W/H/T : 3.01 / 6.21 / 0.31 Inch

  • Weight : 6.17 oz (175 gr.)

  • Screen Size : 6.0 Inch

  • Screen Resolution : 1440x2880 (QHD+) Pixel

  • Screen Technology : P-OLED

  • Rear Cam.Resolution : 12.2 MP

  • Front Cam.Resolution : 8 MP

  • Flash : Dual Tone

  • Video Rec.Res.(Rear) : 2160p(Ultra HD) 4K

  • RAM : 4 GB

  • CPU : Quad-core 2.35 GHz Kryo 280

  • CPU Cores : 8 Cores

  • Charging : USB Type-C

  • Battery : 3520 mAh

  • Storage Options : 64 / 128 GB

  • Cover Material : Monolithic Aluminum

  • Frame Material : Metal

  • OS/Version : Android 8.0 (Oreo)

  • Speaker : Dual Stereo

  • Water Proof : YES

PROS / CONS

  • Good battery life

  • Amazing camera experience

  • Fast performance

  • Support for quick charging

  • Fast Fingerprint sensor

  • No 3.5mm headphone jack

  • No microSD slot

  • Not feature Dual-Lens camera

Scoring

  • Performance - 9/10

  • Camera - 9/10

  • Display - 7/10

  • Design - 8/10

  • Battery Life - 9/10

HUAWEI P20 PRO

The P20 Pro is the new flagship phone from Huawei. It is one of the first smartphones in the world to come with a triple rear camera setup.

Features Huawei's Kirin 970 processor, which enables artificial intelligence computing to be done on the phone itself.


The P20 Pro measures 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm and weighs 180g, which makes it both thinner and lighter than your average flagship smartphone


The P20 Pro's screen is a 2,240 by 1,080 pxl, 6.1" OLED with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio that results in 407 pixels per inch (ppi).

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions W/H/T : 2.90 / 6.10 / 0.30 Inch

  • Weight : 6.35 oz (180 gr.)

  • Screen Size : 6.1 Inch

  • Screen Resolution : 1080x2240 (FHD+) Pixel

  • Screen Technology : OLED

  • Rear Cam.Resolution : 40 MP

  • Front Cam.Resolution : 24 MP

  • Flash : Dual Tone, Dual-LED

  • Video Rec.Res.(Rear) : 2160p(Ultra HD) 4K

  • RAM : 6 GB

  • CPU : Quad-core 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A73

  • CPU Cores : 8 Cores

  • Charging : USB Type-C

  • Battery : 4000 mAh

  • Storage Options : 128 GB

  • Cover Material : Glass

  • Frame Material : Metal

  • OS/Version : Android 8.1 (Oreo)

  • Speaker : Dual Stereo

  • Water Proof : YES

PROS / CONS

  • Excellent camera mode

  • Great Performance

  • Superb sound

  • 24 Megapixel Front Camera

  • No headphone jack

  • No wireless charging

  • No microSD slot

Scoring

  • Performance - 8/10

  • Camera - 9/10

  • Display - 8/10

  • Design - 8/10

  • Battery Life - 9/10

Specifications Comparison List

Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
Width 2.90"
(73.8 mm)
2.95"
(75 mm)
2.79"
(70.9 mm)
3.01"
(76.7 mm)
2.90"
(73.9 mm)
Height 6.22"
(158.1 mm)
6.14"
(156.1 mm)
5.65"
(143.6 mm)
6.21"
(157.9 mm)
6.10"
(155 mm)
Thickness 0.33"
(8.5 mm)
0.28"
(7.3 mm)
0.30"
(7.7 mm)
0.31"
(7.9 mm)
0.30"
(7.8 mm)
Weight 6.66 oz
(189 gr.)
5.71 oz
(162 gr.)
6.13 oz
(174 gr.)
6.17 oz
(175 gr.)
6.35 oz
(180 gr.)
Screen Size 6.2" 6.01" 5.8" 6.0" 6.1"
Screen Resolution 1440x2960 (QHD+) Pixel 1080x2160 (FHD+) Pixel 1125x2436 (FHD+) Pixel 1440x2880 (QHD+) Pixel 1080x2240 (FHD+) Pixel
Screen Technology Super AMOLED AMOLED OLED P-OLED OLED
Rear Cam.Resolution 12 MP 16 MP 12 MP 12.2 MP 40 MP
Front Cam.Resolution 8 MP 16 MP 7 MP 8 MP 24 MP
Flash LED Dual-LED Dual Tone, Quad-LED Dual Tone Dual Tone, Dual-LED
Video Record Resolution (Front) 1440p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Video Record Resolution (Rear) 2160p
(Ultra HD) 4K
2160p
(Ultra HD) 4K
2160p
(Ultra HD) 4K
2160p
(Ultra HD) 4K
2160p
(Ultra HD) 4K
RAM 6 GB 8 GB 3 GB 4 GB 6 GB
CPU/Frequency Quad-core 2.8 GHz Exynos Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo 280 Dual-core Quad-core 2.35 GHz Kryo 280 Quad-core 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores 8 8 6 8 8
Charging Wireless USB Type-C USB Type-C Wireless USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Battery 3500 mAh 3300 mAh 2716 mAh 3520 mAh 4000 mAh
Storage Options 64/128/256 GB 64/128 GB 64/256 GB 64/128 GB 128 GB
Cover Material Glass Metal Glass Monolithic Aluminum Glass
Frame Material Metal Metal Stainless Steel Metal Metal
OS/Version Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) iOS 11 Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Speaker Dual Stereo Dual Stereo Dual Stereo Dual Stereo Dual Stereo
Water Proof
Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
Pixel Intensity 531 PPI 401 PPI 401 PPI 538 PPI 408 PPI
Screen Durability Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Touch Type Capacitive Screen Capacitive Screen Capacitive Screen Capacitive Screen Capacitive Screen
User Interface / Version Samsung Experience / 9.0 Oxygen OS / 4.7 Saf Android Emotion UI / 8.1
Color Depth 16M 16M 16M 16M 16M
Screen / Body Ratio 83.61 % 79.62 % 81.14 % 76.71 % 81.99 %
Battery Tech. Lithium Ion
(Li-Ion)
Lithium Polymer
(Li-Po)
Lithium Ion
(Li-Ion)
Lithium Ion
(Li-Ion)
Lithium Ion
(Li-Ion)
Removable Battery
Battery Spec. Fast Wireless Charge Fast Charge, Dash Charge Fast Charge Fast Charge Fast Charge, Huawei SuperCharge
Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
Optical Image Stabilizer
Aperture F1.5 F1.7 F1.8 F1.8 F1.8
Video FPS 60 fps 30 fps 60 fps 30 fps 30 fps
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Secondary Rear Cam.
Secondary Rear Cam. Resolution 12 MP 20 MP 12 MP 20 MP
Secondary Rear Cam. Aperture F2.4 F1.7 F2.4 F1.6
Front Cam. FPS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Front Cam. Aperture F1.7 F2.0 F2.2 F2.4 F2.0
Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Apple A11 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 HiSilicon Kirin 970
Processor Architecture ARMv8-A (64-bit) ARMv8-A (64-bit) 64-bit ARMv8-A (64-bit) 64-bit
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 Adreno 540 Adreno 540 Mali-G72 MP12
GPU Frequency 710 MHz 710 MHz
CPU Technology 10 nm 10 nm 10 nm 10 nm 10 nm
AnTuTu Benchmark (v6) 220.200 179.800 221.100 169.500
AnTuTu Benchmark (v7) 253.600 208.400 202.900 209.900
RAM Type LPDDR4x LPDDR4x LPDDR4x LPDDR4x LPDDR4x
RAM Frequency (Max.) 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Memory Card Support
Memory Card Max. 400 GB
Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
2G
2G Technology EDGE, GPRS, GSM EDGE, GPRS, GSM EDGE, GPRS, GSM EDGE, GPRS, GSM EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G
3G Download 42.2 Mbps 42.2 Mbps 42.2 Mbps 42.2 Mbps 42.2 Mbps
3G Upload 5.76 Mbps 5.76 Mbps 5.76 Mbps 5.76 Mbps 5.76 Mbps
3G Technology HSPA+ HSPA+ HSPA+ HSPA+ HSPA+
4G
4G Download 600 Mbps 1000 Mbps 800 Mbps 1200 Mbps
4G Upload 150 Mbps 150 Mbps 75 Mbps 150 Mbps
4G Technology LTE (Cat.18) LTE (Cat.12) LTE (Cat.16) LTE (Cat.15) LTE (Cat.18)
4.5G Support
Wi-Fi Channels 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Specs. 1024QAM, Dual-Band, HT80, MIMO, MiraCast, MU-MIMO, VHT80, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot 2X MIMO, Dual-Band, MIMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot Dual-Band, MIMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot 2X MIMO, Dual-Band, MIMO 2X MIMO, Dual-Band, MIMO, MiraCast, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
NFC
Bluetooth Version 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.2
Infrared
Navigation Features Galileo, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Galileo, GLONASS, BDS Galileo, QZSS, A-GPS, GLONASS Galileo, A-GPS, GLONASS A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Version 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 2.0 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
USB Connection Type USB Type-C USB Type-C Lightning USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB Features DisplayPort, DisplayPort ([email protected]), USB On-the-go (OTG) Earbuds Output, USB On-the-go (OTG) Earbuds Output USB-PD (Power Delivery) DisplayPort, DisplayPort (1.2), USB On-the-go (OTG)
Number of SIM Single SIM Dual SIM Single SIM Single SIM
SIM Size Nano-SIM (4FF) Nano-SIM (4FF) Nano-SIM (4FF) Nano-SIM (4FF) Nano-SIM (4FF)
Product SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 5T APPLE IPHONE X GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL HUAWEI P20 PRO
Color Options Grey, Blue, Purple, Black Black Silver, Black White, Black Gold, Blue, Purple, Black
Radio
Audio Output 3.5 mm 3.5 mm Lightning USB Type-C USB Type-C
Water Proof Level IPX8 IPX7 IPX7 IPX7
Dust Proof
Dust Proof Level IP6X IP6X IP6X IP6X
Fingerprint
Notification Light (LED)
SAR Value (Head) 0.294 W/kg (10g) 1.680 W/kg (10g) 0.92 W/kg (10g)
SAR Value (Body) 1.350 W/kg (10g) 1.710 W/kg (10g) 0.95 W/kg (10g)