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
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
Xiaomi Poco F1
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 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
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 1242×2688 pixels. iPhone Xs Max is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
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.