Before we are overwhelmed by untested new offerings, let us look at the best tested smartphones. We will concentrate on the very best flagships in terms of design, specification, and performance.
So here we go: the top ten and best smartphones for your consideration.
10 Top-Rated Smartphones
1. Samsung galaxy S8 and S8+
Talk about the very best smartphone in the world today and many will point at the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is unarguably the best android device and only iPhone lovers may think there is something better than it. The flagship which arrived in two perfect versions combines glorious design and brilliant functionality. There is hardly any difference between the two except for the 5.8-inch display in the S8 and the 6.2-inch in S8+. With the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chip and Exynos 8895 Chipset depending on your location, you have an absolutely wonderful and reliable processor backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This is the real deal, no doubt.
2. iPhone X
This is definitely the biggest shake-up in iPhone history and completely demonstrates why Apple will remain a premium brand for a long time. It is considered by many as the very best smartphone in the market and has a certain ultra-desirability that makes it the top pick of several reviewers. You just have to hold it to understand why it is so esteemed. The design is simply amazing: 5.8-inch AMOLED screen with edge to edge display. The blazing fast A11 Bionic processor is super-cool. With a RAM of 3GB and 64GB storage that is expandable, you have enough memory to enjoy your luxury smartphone.
3. OnePlus 5T
If you have a thing for the less known brands, the OnePlus 5T provides the perfect escape from the dominant smartphones in the market. Since OnePlus came into the mobile space in 2014, their goal of making affordable smartphones that can compete with the big brands has been fulfilled with this flagship. With a genuinely premium design backed by powerful specs, you are looking at one of the best budget top phones. It comes with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 6/8GB RAM and 64GB storage that can be expanded up to 128GB. Despite the few shortcomings like HD screens and a non-waterproof casing, this remains a top smartphone for the year.
Google has made a more than decent entry into the smartphone world and has already given us so much to talk about. Despite the controversies that have trailed the Google Pixel 2 XL, it remains one of the very top flagship currently available in the market. Talk about the perfect camera in a smartphone: this is simply the best. With a software straight from google, you are looking at a flawless device in terms of performance. The flagship is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This is backed with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with option for expansion. The great camera and super software are the biggest selling points.
Another great offer from Apple that we can’t just get tired of. The iPhone 8 Plus might have been overshadowed by the iPhone X, but it remains a super-cool device that you can get this year. The 5.5-inches has a better feel than many of Apple’s previous designs. The brilliant glass casing completed a perfect upgrade from previous devices and allowed the manufacturers to adopt wireless charging – it was definitely a breakthrough flagship. It is also equipped with the incredible Apple A11 Bionic processor with a 3GB RAM to support. The external storage offers 64GB that can be expanded to 256GB. It is the perfect device for apple lovers who do not want the iPhone X for any reason.
Just like Apple, Samsung has another device in our top ten picks. The Galaxy Note 8 is another wonder that we can’t just drop off. It is regarded by many as the most capable smartphone from Samsung. It may be costly, but you get a highly enhanced device in several aspects. The S pen in this device makes it a classic one-of-a-kind smartphone that provides the ultimate experience that can’t be found with any other. The Bixby virtual assistant is almost perfect in this device. The 6GB RAM makes it a capable minicomputer. Overall, this is one of the greatest smartphones ever made.
7. HTC U11+
This is an upgrade to the U11 flagship with an impressive spec. It features a near bezel-less design with an improved 6-inches QHD+ screen and excellent camera. With a sizable battery of 3930mAh, this is a very cool device from HTC. Another enticing thing about this device is the fact that it also features the 24-bit Hi-Res Audio support and the omnidirectional mic setup that delivers great audio play. There is hardly any disappointment about this device and we are sure you’ll love it.
This is the latest from the Chinese giant and is a giant itself as far as smartphones are concerned. The Huawei 10 Pro is an absolute powerhouse that is ideal for business as it offers great mobile-PC experience when you hook up to an external display. You can also use it as a wonderful personal device as it has all the features to give you the ultimate smart experience. Running on the Kirin 970 processor with 4/6GB RAM and external storage of 64/128GB, it is a capable device, to say the least. This is just the perfect device for those that like to get things done and is certainly among the best phones to buy.
9. LG G6
LG has been around all along and have made great devices, but this is definitely the best from them in terms of smartphones. The G6 is a premium device that can compete favorably with any other flagship in the different aspects buyers look out for. The wide-angle screen, the tiny bezel, and the dual camera are some of the most amazing features offered by this device. There are certainly some shortcomings but it is a great device nonetheless. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 may not be the latest, but it is still great. 4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage are just enough to keep functionality at a decent level.
10. Honor View 10
In terms of value, the Honor View 10 is definitely the right device you can get. The solid design is more than impressive. The camera is a decent piece for a smartphone. It runs on Android 8.0. The processor is the Kirin 970, and there is a 4/6GB RAM to support the device. External storage is 64GB that can be expanded to 128GB. When you consider the price of this amazingly designed device, it becomes one of the best bargains of the year.
While we anticipate the launch of more new devices in 2019, these ones are the tested and trusted top ten phones to buy this year. With time, we will review the new entrants and let you know how they fair, but at present, these are the best phones in the market in terms of design, performance, and availability.