Can you imagine a modern lifestyle without the smart phone? These revolutionary devices have completely transformed our way of life. From any location in the world, your smartphone allows you to access the internet, send and receive emails, update your social media accounts, buy and sell goods and services and lots more. The smart phone can be your compass and show you the way whenever you are lost, and with advances in camera technology, sharing experiences have never been easier.
Manufacturers of smartphones pack them with dynamic features that people use in their daily activities, making them almost indispensable. Newer smartphone designs promise even more futuristic functions that will ensure you get a more quality life. Since the rate at which advances are being made in the field of technology is faster than the speed of adoption, it is important for people to know about these developments to make informed choices about new technology that can improve their lives. A good knowledge of the top smartphones in 2018 will go a long way in guiding you when you want to switch devices.
Pixel is the first smartphone produced by Google. Though Google owns the Android OS, the IT giants didn’t have an Android device of its own when it launched the operating system, as the phones using the Android were produced by LG, Samsung, HTC and others.
Powering the Pixel is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor,4 gigabytes of RAM, and an expandable storage of 128 gigabytes. The smartphone comes with an OLED screen that offers superb color and contrast and is protected by a heated glass. The excellent speed and screen of the Pixel create a highly responsive touch interaction. It combines simplicity with the sophistication of high-end smartphone devices.
An important selling point of the Pixel is that Google has optimized the hardware and software to create an almost perfect device. For example, the battery of the Pixel has been tuned to last far longer than most of its contemporaries in the market.
Due to its high-end specifications, the Pixel is not a cheap phone, and the basic model goes for $649, with the 128-gigabyte model selling at $869. The Pixel might not appeal to smartphone users who use their devices as jewelry because even though it resembles an iPhone, it’s not flashy.
Awarded a 4.5-star rating by CNET and TechRadar, the Google Pixel is the perfect choice for the casual smartphone users who want a powerful device that’s simple to use, in a basic casing. It is available with all the major carriers.
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
Are you in need of a slim but powerful Android phone, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play will surely win your admiration.
If you need a phone that gives you unfettered access to install and download custom mods of any kind, this might be the right phone for you. The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is factory unlocked and supports mods by default. The manufacturers provide a broad range of accessories to make the phone more customizable and increase its functionality. You can buy a charging pad, extra batteries, speakers and even a projector for use with the phone.
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play provides high-end performance with unbeatable customizability. The smartphone was awarded a 4-star rating by CNET and is on sale for $499. Its supported by all major carriers.
If you need a phone that is truly waterproof, then the LG G6 is the perfect phone for you. The LG G6 was engineered to work perfectly underwater without any glitches. If you have ever lost a phone because it fell into the sink, you will appreciate the design of the LG G6.
Due to its waterproof design, the LG G6 has a non -removable battery. This might pose some challenges if you might need to replace the battery in future. As compensation, LG increased the battery power to 13.5 hours and also added wireless charging capability.
The LG G6 comes with a 5-megapixel front camera and a unique dual camera design in the rear, which enables excellent stabilization and high-quality pictures.
The LG G6 is priced between $500 and $729 and was rated with a 4 star by TechRadar and CNET. If you are looking for a premium Android phone, the LG G6 is one of the best you can find in the market.
Apple iPhone 8
Released in September 2018, the Apple iPhone 7 remains one of the best smartphones available on the market.
The iPhone 8 is equipped with a 2.34 gigahertz quad-core processor, making it one of the fastest phones available. In response to customer complaints about inadequate storage space in iPhones, Apple increased the storage capacity of the iPhone 8 to 256 gigabytes while the basic model comes with an increased storage space of 32 gigabytes.
The iPhone 8’s 12-megapixel comes with a unique feature that allows users to zoom the lens of the camera. Ordinary smartphones zoom an image by cropping a final picture, but the iPhone 8 lets you physically zoom the camera lens.
The iPhone 8 is available with all carriers, and unlocked versions are available. It was awarded a 4.5-star rating by Macworld and a 4-star rating from CNET. You can get one from between $649 and $969. If you are a currently using an iPhone and you need an upgrade, the iPhone 8 will be just right.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy series of Android phones has been iPhone’s main competitor for the largest share of the smartphone market since the devices became a commodity. The S8 brought new capabilities to the Galaxy Series.
The S8 comes with an edge screen and is waterproof. It is equipped with an 8- megapixel front camera and a 12-megapixel rear camera optimized to bring you the best of picture and video experiences. It has a narrow outline that makes handling easy.
Despite the sleek design and sophisticated hardware of the S8, some users complain that placing the fingerprint reader at the back of the phone makes it difficult to access, especially when the set on a flat surface. Also, the phone’s round and glossy design can make it drop from one’s grasp easily.
The S8 remains the best Android smartphone available on the market. It won a 4.5-star rating from CNET and PC Magazine. All the major carriers support it.