Top 5 smartphones of 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Xiaomi Poco F1 and more

The year 2018 brought in dozens of incredible smartphones. Here are the best of the best smartphones launched.

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2018 was a great year for smartphones

The year 2018 has been interesting in terms of smartphone launches. We have seen phones like Xiaomi Poco F1 and Honor Play just blowing up the competition in terms of pricing. While Samsung Galaxy Note 9 brought minor improvements over its predecessor, OnePlus 6T showed us a whole new design. Here are the top 5 smartphones of 2018.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports a dual-camera setup at the back with variable aperture

When you talk about the best overall smartphone, it's usually from the Samsung Galaxy Note series. Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy Note 9 has a lot going on under the hood. It comes with an Exynos 9810 octa core processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. It packs in up to 512GB of onboard storage, which is further expendable using a microSD card. As for the extra features, it comes with an S Pen, Always-on display, Samsung Pay and much more.

Xiaomi Poco F1

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Xiaomi Poco F1 comes with flagship grade hardware at a relatively lower price

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While the Xiaomi Poco F1 does not boast the best build quality, it brings in flagship grade hardware for a reasonable price point. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with the Adreno 630 GPU. It packs in up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. All of this is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10.1 is just an icing on the cake.

OnePlus 6T

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OnePlus 6T provides a close to stock Android experience

OnePlus launched two new smartphones in 2018, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The latter was launched recently and it comes with a glass sandwich design and a Snapdragon 845 processor. It sports a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with a water drop style notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the phone does not have a ton of features, the nearly stock Android and the large community is what attracts the most consumers.

Apple iPhone Xs Max

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Apple iPhone X is one of the most expensive smartphones

Apple iPhone Xs Max is currently one of the most expensive smartphones in the country. It also comes with one of the largest displays Apple has ever put on a smartphone. It features a 6.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1242x2688 pixels. iPhone Xs Max is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro sports a notch up front

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Huawei recently launched the Mate 20 Pro in India. The phone carries one of the best set of cameras. It comes with a triple camera setup powered by Leica consisting of a 40-megapixel, a 20-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. The phone also comes with features like reverse wireless charging, in-display fingerprint scanner and more.