These five phones did all of that and more.These are the best smart-phones of 2018.
The past year was an important one for smart-phone makers.With the handset market saturated with devices from manufacturers about the world, the major smartphone companies had to step up to prove their gadgets were worth the investment.
iPhonecellular phone made by AppleXR
Alternate Title: The 5 best smartphones of 2018
sApple`s iPhone XR has all of the power of the iPhone XS without the price.MorePrice: $749
All the power of the iPhone XS for less
Apples (AAPL)iPhone XRgives you practically everything offered in the companys XS and XS Max without the price tag.The XR
featuresSpecial attractionthe same processor as the XS and XS Max, the same wide-angle lens rear camera, Apples Face ID facial recognition technology and, to top it off, is available in an array of color options.
The key differences between the XR and the XS and XS Max are the fact that the XR uses an LCD display, rather than the more vibrant
OLEDOLED is a display technology based on the characteristics of organic light-emitting diodeshscreens found on the XS and XS Max, and that the XR lacks a telephoto lens.That lens affords the XS and XS Max a 2X optical zoom, which ensures your photo doesnt turn out pixelated and blurry once you zoom in on a subject.
Still, with a starting price of $749, the XR significantly undercuts the base XS and XS Max, which start at $999 and $1,099, respectively.The XR is easily the best iPhone for the money.
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Google Pixel 3
View photosThe Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are Google`s complete vision of what smartphones should be.(image: Google)MorePrice: Pixel 3: $799; Pixel 3 XL $899
Takes incredible low-light photos
Googles Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XLare the final Android smartphones.Sure, there are other Android phones on this list, but the Pixel 3 is exactly what Google(google.com) believes a smartphone should be.And a whole heck of a lot of that includes the companys
GoogleTechnology companyAssistant.The AI-powered voice assistant is spread astride the Pixel 3, which makes for a more convenient knowledge for you, and gives
GoogleTechnology companyaccess to information about how people are using the software, ensuring it improves over time.
The 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is a relatively plain-looking device with its rectangular body and display, while the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL features a more modern look complete with a notch at the top of the screen that houses the phones front cameras.That larger display will cost you, though.The base Pixel 3 costs $799, while the XL comes in at $899.
Outside of their sizes, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are virtually identical.And that includes their spectacular cameras.At launch the Pixel 3s single-lens rear camera was already on a par with the iPhones camera.But when Google released its Night Sight software upgrade for the Pixel 3, the camera leapfrogged every other smartphone on the market.Night Sight may take photos in low-light settings that look so good, its almost as if they were shot during the day.Its an incredible feat that competitors are surely working to counter at this very moment.
Apple iPhone XS Max
View photosThe iPhone XS Max is the best handset Apple(apple.com) has to offer.MorePrice: $1,099
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Im a sucker for giant phones.I hate the fact that I cant use them with one hand, but being able to watch videos and keep reading articles on a big-screen handset is worth dropping it on occasion.Thats why theiPhone XS Maxwas the iPhone I fell hardest for in 2018.With a massive 6.3-inch OLED display, the Max provided vibrant colors on a panel that made it easier to watch movies on the go, or while hiding in a conference room to avoid work.
The XS Max has all of the features and functionality of the XR, but adds a second rear camera lens, the option for more storage and improved water resistance.There is one major drawback to the iPhone XS Max: the price.At $1,099, its an incredibly expensive smartphone.But if you can get past the sticker shock, the iPhone XS Max is sure to please.
View photosThe OnePlus 6T is a powerhouse of a handset at a mid-range price.MorePrice: $549
High-end features, at a mid-range price
OnePlus is a smartphone company that built its reputation through word-of-mouth advertising.You wont see ads on TV or billboards on the highway for the handset maker, and yet OnePlus has an incredibly fierce following.And its latest, the 6T, ups the ante for the firm in a big way, adding an in-screen fingerprint reader and plenty of horsepower.
The 6Talso debuted with the latest version of Googles Android Operating System, Android Pie, and is the first OnePlus phone to launch on a major U.S.carrier: T-Mobile.Then theres the price.OnePluss biggest selling point has always been that in view of the fact that the company doesnt have to account for an advertising budget, it can charge less for its handsets.
Over the years the firms phones have seen their prices creep up ever so slightly, but you can still score a base 6T with 6GB of
RAMRandom access memoryand
128GB 128 GigaByteof storage for $549.Go all-out for the just plain silly McLaren Edition and its 10GB of RAM and
256GB 256 GigaByteof storage, and youll pay $699.Thats still less expensive than Apples iPhone XR, which is supposed to be the smartphone for anybody.
Galaxy Notecellular phone made by Samsung9
View photosSamsung`s Galaxy Note 9 is a big-screen behemoth with plenty of power.MorePrice: $999
A big, beautiful screen and built-in stylus
Samsungs big daddy,the Galaxy Note 9is the smartphone giants halo phone, and it shows.It packs an absurdly large 6.4-inch display complete with the companys fantastic Super
ppiActive Matrix OLED- is a screen technologyscreen technology, as well as the Note lines S Pen stylus.
The camera is more or less unchanged from the shooter used in the Galaxy S9 Plus, but thats not exactly a negative, since that phones camera captured beautiful images.Samsung(samsung.com) also added a new kind of AI
featureSpecial attractioncalled Scene Optimization that automatically tunes the
camerasA camera records and stores photographic imagessettings based on the type of shot youre taking.
Naturally, the Note 9 offers all-day battery power life to match its enormous size and, of course, Samsungs fast-charging technology.The Note 9 is an absolutely bruiser.