The best smartphones of 2018

All the big players in the industry have lauched their flagship phones well before the end of year. We all have got plenty of time for year end review after more extended usage of each.  All listed ten phones here are excellent and each are contender for top place in some way. Followings are or favorite Best mobile Phones of year 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Galaxy Note9: The new super powerful Note. Galaxy Note has always put powerful technology in the hands of those who demand more. Now, the all new Galaxy Note9 surpasses even these high expectations, focusing on what matters most in today’s always-on, mobile world.

The phone powerful enough to keep up with you with a powerful, all day battery that goes the distance on a single charge — keeping pace with your life.

It has got the power of 512GB storage built in — expandable up to 512GB more — you’ll have almost a terabyte of space for what matters.

It is optimized for gaming. The water-carbon cooling system on Galaxy Note9 sustains high performance during game time by preventing overheating of the cutting-edge processor that cuts down on lag. Plus, the AI-based performance adjuster ensures your game stays smooth, not sluggish.

All new, intelligent S Pen for ultimate control

The all-new S Pen now boasts powerful Bluetooth technology, letting you press a button to take control of your camera, presentations, and apps without touching your phone. While drawing, taking notes, and sending Live Messages with the S Pen is as intuitive and natural as pen and paper, thanks to the fine tip and 4096 pressure levels.

“One of the best phones of the year.”

“Thanks to the great S Pen stylus the Galaxy Note9 is still in a class of its own.”

 

Note9 is a gaming beast.”

 

     

iPhone XS

It is a beast having super retina in two sizes — including the largest display ever on an iPhone. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough dual-camera system with Depth Control. iPhone XS is everything you love about iPhone. Taken to the extreme.

The custom OLED displays on iPhone XS deliver the most accurate color in the industry, HDR and true blacks.

It has got an upgraded and advanced Face ID system. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone and log in to apps, accounts and more with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster. It runs on intelligent A12 Bionic makes it smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do.

The iPhone cameras were always are in best in class. Here with this phone world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before.

Now, New secondary frames, a faster sensor, and the powerful A12 Bionic chip bring more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. A new sensor creates better image fidelity, greater color accuracy and reduced noise in low-light shots. And Portrait mode photos look even more professional thanks to a sophisticated background blur.

“Apple iPhone XS and XS Max – Pricey but future-proof.”

“They’re well-designed, satisfying, and covetable..”

 

The luxury-upgrade iPhone.”

 

     

Google Pixel 3

Google has marketed this phone on the ability of its camera. “A new way to capture your world.” But there is more in the package of Pixel 3.

With Pixel 3’s camera, you can pick the perfect moment with Top Shot.
It automatically recommends the best pics, where no one is blinking and everything looks just right. Pixel 3’s dual, front-facing cameras let you take group selfies. And its camera can search product for you, search what you see with Google Lens. Point your camera to find products online, identify landmarks, plants, and animals, add events to your calendar, and more.

After using its camera you’ll never want to use your flash again. Night Sight brings out all the best details and colors that get lost in the dark.

After all the above photo mania, Google gives you unlimited online storage for all your photos and videos.

It has a smarter battery for the things that matter. It charges fast, lasts all day long, and charges fast with Pixel Stand. Pixel 3 is also compatible with any Qi-enabled wireless charger.

“The latest flagships offer few surprises but are still very good.”

“AI is starting to change phones, wireless charing is quick a handy.”

 

The Pixel 3’s truly exceptional cameras.”

 

     

iPhone XR

All-screen design. Longest battery life ever in an iPhone. Fastest performance. Water and splash resistant. Studio-quality photos and 4K video. More secure with Face ID. The new iPhone XR. It’s a brilliant upgrade.

The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life color from one beautiful edge to the other.

The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminum bands. Water and dust resistance.

Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps, accounts and more with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster with Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do.

For iPhone XR the world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before.

iPhone XR uses a single-lens camera and machine learning to keep people in the foreground in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background. Portrait mode photos look even more professional thanks to a sophisticated background blur. New secondary frames, a faster sensor, and the powerful A12 Bionic chip bring more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. When editing portraits, you can now adjust the depth of field to get the amount of blur you want in the background.

“The best iPhone for most people.”

“Great battery life. Standout colors. Camera will seem like a dream to anyone upgrading from an older iPhone.”

 

The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for the price, delivering most of the advantages of the iPhone XS”

 

     

One Plus 6T

The fastest in-display fingerprint sensor on any smartphone. OnePlus 6T have set a new industry standard with their cutting-edge Screen Unlock technology.

It features OnePlus largest display ever and a resilient glass back, the OnePlus 6T was crafted with care and purpose. Experience a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display for true immersion through an 86% screen-to-body ratio, beautifully slim cut-out, and more.

Camera in OnePlus 6T is of stunning quality. You will get every detail night or day with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) along with its new Nightscape feature. Photos look more dramatic thanks to new Studio Lighting and an industry-leading camera sensor for better pictures.

Take clearer and more detailed photos with Multi-frame Processing. Its software ensures you won’t notice any shutter lag. Intelligent scene recognition detects what’s in the frame and adjusts the brightness, contrast, saturation, and more to help you create the perfect image.

Do more with up to 8 GB of RAM, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform, and up to 256 GB of storage. Hardware and software work together for an experience that is consistently Fast and Smooth.

With a 3700 mAh battery, the OnePlus 6T puts more power into your hands than ever, while its Fast Charge technology gets you up and running in just half an hour.

OnePlus Fast Charge offers a faster kind of fast charging. It maintains its incredibly fast charging speed while you’re using your OnePlus 6T, so you don’t have to pause a movie to charge up.

“A better phone with less compromise”

“The most important phone it’s ever made”

 

“The OnePlus 6T is the most affordable, top-notch Android you can get.”

 

     

LG Q4 Thinq

Oftentimes, LG phones play second or third fiddle to the iPhone and Galaxy brands. But with the LG V40 ThinQ, the Korean tech company is making waves as the first mainstream phone to have five (yes, five) camera lenses dedicated to taking better, more creative photos than the iPhone XS Max or Galaxy Note 9 — three on the V40’s rear, two on the front. (Technically the Amazon Fire Phone had five cameras, too, but those were used for motion tracking and not photography.)

But despite this impressive amount of hardware, I wouldn’t knight the V40 as the best phone to take photos with. The V40, the Note 9 and the iPhone XS Max all have different strengths. And if we’re considering the best phone to simply grab and just start taking amazing photos with, the Pixel 3/3 XL gets my vote, even though it just has one rear lens.

So should you get the V40? It’s definitely worth considering if you see yourself using the wide-angle lens often — that is, taking expansive photos with a wide field of view, and fitting lots of content in each frame. It’s a signature feature in many LG phones, and the company has been iterating and improving on it for years.

While there are many dual-rear camera phones, and future phones are expected to add even more — the recent Huawei P20 Pro has four, for example — the V40 is a rarity with five. Its rear camera setup includes a standard lens with optical image stabilization, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens with 2x zoom that takes dramatic, bokeh-style portraits. LG also loaded the camera with a bunch of lighting tools for portrait photos, nearly identical to the ones on the latest iPhones, which adds a studio-like quality to your pictures.

Photo quality on the V40 is excellent — pictures taken in brightly lit settings were sharp and vibrant. Compared to Note 9 and the iPhone XS Max though, the V40 washed out cooler hues just a tad, though it rendered whites purer than the other two phones. But when it came to red hues or skin tones, colors were more accurate on the V40 than that of the iPhone, which had a tendency to over warm oranges and reds.

For low-light scenes, the V40 brightened up a dark bar easily. The iPhone XS Max brought in more details, however, while Note 9 handled different exposures better and had a wider dynamic range.

“The V40 ThinQ has been an excellent phone, one that we wouldn’t mind carrying around on the daily.”

“LG’s latest flagship phone has a camera for every finger on your hand.”

 

“Savvy Note 9 rival wields 5 versatile cameras.”

 

     

Moto G6

Moto G6, comes with a 14.5cm (5.7) Full HD+ Max Vision display, advanced imaging software, and a long-lasting battery, it’s impressive any way you look at it.

With a new edge-to-edge Full HD+ Max Vision display, nothing stands between you and your favorite content. Immerse yourself in games and movies with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio. And with integrated Dolby Audio™ preset modes, your favorite content always sounds its best.

Unleash your inner shutterbug with 12MP & 5MP dual rear cameras and advanced photo software. Shoot time-lapse video. Liven up a still life with spot color or selective black & white. Plus, take better low-light selfies on the 16 MP front camera.

Emphasize your subject by adding a striking blur effect to the background or foreground and highlight an object of interest by stripping the color from the rest of the photo. You can add a pop art effect by choosing a single color to keep and making the rest of the photo black & white.

The Moto G6 is a sublime value, despite its minimal drawbacks.

“Based off what we have seen so far, Moto just might hold onto that crown for another year.”

“The Moto G6 still reigns supreme as the best bargain smartphone for $250 or less.”

 

“A budget phone shouldn’t be this good”

 

     

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