Within the few months that have passed, we have seen the most interesting lineup of smartphones. Smartphones are getting bigger and smarter. The big battle of smartphones is never ending. We have here a list of the best Android phones of 2018:
- Google Pixel 2 XL
As the most expensive one in our list this is an all-rounder that makes a clean sweep. This has also continued to be one of the toughest contenders against the much hyped iPhone X. Accommodating the growing demand for thinner form factors we now find a surge in the use of pOLEd displays that are as powerful as the AMOLED displays but much thinner. The Pixel 2 XL has a magnificent 6” pOLED display. The pixel density of 538 ppi results in displaying every single detail with the highest clarity. Nothing beats the stock Android experience and if you are looking for the purest Android experience there is no other phone better than this one. There is a powerful 2.35 GHz + 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (octa core). The 4GB RAM offers smooth multitasking experience. This one comes with a future ready USB C port. The cameras on this one might fall behind the others on the list in terms of the resolution (12.2MP front and 8MP rear camera) but the image quality is pretty good. The one downside is that for the large screen and the power that the smartphone packs the 3520mAh battery offers a less battery life.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The closest competitor to the Pixel 2XL has been the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a 6.2” Super AMOLED Infinity display. With a sturdy, dust and water resistant build quality this one is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. And for all those click-worthy moments there is a dual camera of 12MP resolution at the back and an 8MP camera on the front. The camera on the Pixel 2 XL is slightly better in terms of the picture quality in comparison with the S9 Plus. For the multitaskers there is a superfast 6GB RAM that doesn’t show the slightest lag even when there are several apps running in the background. With the powerful Exynos 9810 processor even the heaviest apps can be run without a glitch.
- One Plus 5T
If you are someone who loves Aluminum build in smartphones then you would definitely be impressed with the One Plus 5T. Priced nearly half as that of the above two in this list, this one comes with a massive 6.0” AMOLED display with narrow bezels. There is a 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (octa core). You get to choose between the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. Both these variants multitask like a pro. At the back there is a dual camera 16MP+20MP which can capture wide angle shots, portraits as well as scenic landscapes all with the same clarity. For some crisp selfies capturing every detail there is a 16MP front facing camera. One Plus has continued to impress the users with its smooth user interface and this one is no exception. The battery life might not be the best you would find but the dash charge option is pretty handy.
- Honor 8 Pro
Another one that beats the competitors with the slim form factor the Huawei Honor 8 Pro packs a 5.7” Quad HD 2K display. This also has a unique eye protection feature to reduce the strain on your eyes with extended usage. The 4000mAh battery on this one is one of the best batteries in this list. With a 6GB RAM this one has a 128GB internal storage as well. There is an octa core Huawei Kirin 960 processor chip. The processor is a pretty powerful one but it is not as fast as the rest of the smartphones on our list. This is another smartphone that comes with dual camera at the back (12MP + 12MP) and an 8MP front camera.
- Oppo F5
With AI making it big in the smartphone segment the Oppo F5 is one of the very first phones to make use of AI for better camera performance. AI is used in order to fine tune and capture more detailed, beauty enhanced selfies. This is the strength of the 20MP front camera on F5. There is a 16MP primary camera which captures truer and more natural looking colors. With a 6” full HD display the camera is not the only thing that is great about this smartphone. The 4GB as well as the 6GB variants both offer fast multitasking and easier switching between apps.
There have also been several phones that fall in the low budget category. But the ones in our list are those that generally stood out in terms of their overall performance. So you are all set if you are planning to upgrade your smartphone. Which one are you buying next?