Best smartphones to buy in 2018

    If you are in plans to purchase a new smartphone right now, then you would definitely be spoilt for choice as there are a plethora of new phones in the market. With the many choices, there are similar devices from different brands and you might not be able to make a choice that will suit you.

    Best smartphones to buy in 2018

    In that case, we have come up with a list of the best smartphones to buy in 2018. You can go through the list of smartphones we have given here and choose the one that will suit your needs and budget. Take a look and find the one that you will upgrade to.

    SEE ALSO: List of 20 most popular smartphones of 2017

    2017 brought a lot of changes and trends in the world of smartphones as many new launches took place with new features. Some of the noticeable features those went into the mainstream are the presence of dual cameras either at the front or rear and quad cameras in some phones, full-screen and bezel-less design, and so on.

    Apple iPhone 8 Plus

    Key Features

    • 5.5 Inch Retina HD Display With 3D Touch
    • Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic Processor
    • 3GB RAM With 64/256GB ROM
    • Force Touch Technology
    • Dual 12MP ISight Camera With OIS
    • 7MP Front Facing Camera
    • Touch ID
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • LTE Support
    • Water And Dust Resistance

     

    Oppo F5

    Key Features

    • 6-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) 18:9 FHD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
    • 2.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with 800MHz ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU
    • 4GB RAM with 32GB storage
    • 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1 (Nougat) with ColorOS 3.2
    • Dual SIM
    • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture
    • 20MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3200mAh built-in battery

     

    OnePlus 5T

    Key Features

    • 6.01-inch (2106 ×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Optic AMOLED 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display, sRGB, DCI-P3 color coverage
    • 2.45GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
    • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage
    • 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS 4.7, Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
    • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
    • 16MP rear camera with dual LED Flash and secondary 20MP camera
    • 16MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V 4A)

     

    Samsung Galaxy Note8

    Key Features

    • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
    • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
    • 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
    • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash and secondary 12MP camera
    • 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA)

     

    Honor 7X

    Key Features

    • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
    • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
    • 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
    • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash and secondary 12MP camera
    • 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens
    • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
    • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
    • 3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA)

     

    Google Pixel 2

    Key Features

    • 5 inch FHD AMOLED Display
    • 2.35GHz Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor
    • 4GB RAM With 64/128 ROM
    • 12.2MP Camera With LED Flash
    • 8MP Front Camera
    • Single Nano Sim
    • USB Type-C
    • 4G VoLTE/NFC/Bluetooth 5.0
    • 2700mAh Battery

     

    Xiaomi Mi A1

    Key Features

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass LTPS display, 450nit brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
    • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB storage (eMMC 5.0)
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD)
    • 12MP rear camera with wide-angle lens and secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery

     

    Nokia 6

    Key Features

    • 5.5 Inch FHD IPS Display
    • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core Processor
    • 3GB RAM With 32GB ROM
    • Dual Speaker
    • Dual SIM
    • 16MP Rear Camera With Dual Tone LED Flash
    • 8MP Front Camera
    • 4G VoLTE/WiFi
    • Dolby Digital
    • 3000mAh Battery

     

    Xiaomi Redmi 5A

    Key Features

    • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 1000: 1 contrast ratio, 72% (typ) / 68% (min) color gamut
    • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU
    • 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage
    • 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9
    • Dual SIM
    • 13MP rear camera with PDAF
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3000mAh (typical) / 2910mAh (minimum)

     

    Vivo V7 Plus

    Key Features

    • 5.99 Inch HD IPS LCD Touchscreen Display
    • Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 Processor
    • 4GB RAM With 64GB ROM
    • Dual Nano SIM
    • 16MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
    • 24MP Front Camera With LED Flash
    • Fingerprint Sensor
    • 4G VoLTE/WiFi
    • Bluetooth
    • 3225 MAh Battery

     

    Lenovo K8 Plus

    Key Features

    • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    • 2.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 16nm processor with Mali-T880 GPU
    • 3GB / 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
    • Dual SIM
    • 13MP rear camera with Largan 5P lens and secondary 5MP camera
    • 8MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 4000mAh built-in battery

     

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

    Key Features

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, up to 72% NTSC color gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio
    • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU
    • 2GB / 3GB RAM with 32GB storage (eMMC 5.0) / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD)
    • 13MP rear camera with PDAF
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 4000mAh (minimum) / 4100mAh (typical) battery

     

    Apple iPhone X

    Key Features

    • 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina HD display display, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 625 cd/m2 max brightness, 3D Touch
    • Six-core A11 Bionic 64-bit processor with three-core GPU, M11 motion co-processor
    • 64GB and 256GB storage options
    • iOS 11
    • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
    • 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.4) cameras
    • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
    • 4G VoLTE
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 12 hours internet use, up to 21 hours talk time

     

    Lenovo K8 Note

    Key Features

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D Curved glass display with 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
    • Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X23 (2x 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.85GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53) 64-bit processor with Mali T880 MP4 GPU
    • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage
    • 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    • Dual SIM
    • 13MP rear camera with PureCel Plus OV13855 sensor, dual-tone LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera with S5K5E2 sensor
    • 13MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
    • 4000mAh built-in battery with Turbo Charging

     

    Motorola Moto G5S Plus

    Key Features

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
    • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 128 GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
    • 13MP (RGB) + 13MP (monochrome) dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
    • 8MP front-facing camera with flash, f/2.0 aperture
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging

     

    Nokia 2

    Key Features

    • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD LTPS LCD In-Cell Touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    • 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 Mobile Platform with Adreno 304 GPU
    • 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
    • 8GB internal memory
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
    • Dual SIM
    • 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 4100mAh battery

     

    Honor 9i

    Key Features

    • 5.9-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
    • Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB internal memory
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
    • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
    • 13MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3340mAh battery (typical) / 3240mAh (minimum) battery

     

    Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

    Key Features

    • 6-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display
    • Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 32GB Internal Storage
    • expandable memory upto 256GB via micro SD card
    • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
    • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
    • 16MP rear camera, OIS, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
    • 8MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture
    • 4G LTE
    • 5000mAh battery with Fast Charging

     

    Apple iPhone 8

    Key Features

    • 4.7 Inch Retina HD Display With 3D Touch
    • Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic Processor
    • Force Touch Technology
    • 2GB RAM With 64/256GB ROM
    • Dual 12MP ISight Camera With OIS
    • 7MP Front Facing Camera
    • Touch ID
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • LTE Support
    • Water & Dust Resistant

     

    Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

    Key Features

    • 5.5 Inch FHD Super AMOLED Display
    • 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 Octa-Core Processor
    • 3GB RAM With 64GB ROM
    • Dual Nano SIM
    • 13MP Camera With LED Flash
    • 13MP Front Camera With LED Flash
    • 4G LTE/WiFi
    • Samsung Pay
    • Bluetooth 4.1
    • 3600mAh Battery

     

    Motorola Moto E4 Plus

    Key Features

    • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display
    • 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with 650MHz Mali T720 MP1 GPU
    • 2GB / 3GBRAM
    • 16GB /32GB internal memory
    • expandable memory with microSD
    • Dual SIM
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    • 13MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash
    • 5MP fixed focus front-facing camera with LED flash
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 5000mAh built-in battery with 10W rapid charging

     

    Samsung Galaxy On Max

    Key Features

    • 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD TFT IPS 2.5D curved glass display
    • MediaTek Helio P25 Lite Octa-Core (2.39GHz + 1.69GHz) 64-bit 16nm processor with ARM Mali T880 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 32GB internal memory
    • expandable up to 128GB with microSD
    • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
    • Dual SIM
    • Samsung Pay Mini
    • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
    • 13MP front camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3300mAh battery

     

    Xiaomi Redmi 4A

    Key Features

    • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% NTSC color gamut
    • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage
    • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
    • MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
    • 13MP rear camera with PDAF
    • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3030mAh (minimum) / 3120mAh (typical)

     

    Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

    Key Features

    • 5.7 Inch Full HD Display
    • 1.6GHz MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core Processor
    • 4GB RAM With 32GB ROM
    • Dual Nano SIM
    • 13MP Camera With LED Flash
    • 13MP Front Camera With LED Flash
    • 4G LTE/WiFi
    • Samsung Pay Mini
    • Bluetooth 4.1
    • 3300mAh Battery

     

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2

    Key Features

    • 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 450nits brightness, 1000 : 1 contrast ratio, 72% NTSC color gamut
    • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
    • 4GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage
    • expandable memory with microSD
    • MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
    • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 5300mAh (typical) / 5200mAh (minimum) battery with Quick Charge 3.0

     

    Nokia 8

    Key Features

    • 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD LCD display at 554ppi pixel density, sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 700 nits brightness
    • Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
    • 4GB DDR4X RAM
    • 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android O
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
    • 13MP (Colour) primary camera with OIS + 13MP (Mono), ZEISS optics
    • 13MP auto focus front-facing camera with ZEISS optics
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3090mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

     

    Samsung Galaxy S8

    Key Features

    • 5.8 Inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
    • Octa Core Exynos 9/Snapdragon 835 Processor
    • 4/6GB RAM With 64/128GB ROM
    • WiFi
    • NFC
    • Bluetooth
    • Dual SIM
    • Dual Pixel 12MP Rear Camera
    • 8MP Front Camera
    • Iris Scanner
    • Fingerprint
    • IP68
    • 3000 MAh Battery

     

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

    Key Features

    • 6.2 Inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
    • Octa Core Exynos 9/Snapdragon 835 Processor
    • 4/6GB RAM With 64/128GB ROM
    • WiFi
    • NFC
    • Bluetooth
    • Dual SIM
    • Dual Pixel 12MP Rear Camera
    • 8MP Front Camera
    • Iris Scanner
    • Fingerprint
    • IP68
    • 3500 MAh Battery

     

    Gionee M7 Power

    Key Features

    • 6-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display, 85% NTSC color gamut, 500 Nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB internal storage
    • expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Amigo OS 5.0
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
    • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF
    • 8MP front-facing camera
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 5000mAh built-in battery with fast charging

     

    OnePlus 5

    Key Features

    • 5.5 Inch FHD OPTIC AMOLED Display With 401 PPI
    • 2.35GHz Snapdragon 835 64-Bit Quad-Core Processor
    • 6/8GB RAM With 64/128GB ROM
    • Dual Nano SIM
    • 16 + 20MP Rear Camera With PDAF & Dual LED Flash
    • 16MP Front Camera
    • 4G VoLTE/Bluetooth 5.0/Wi-Fi
    • 3300 MAh Battery

     

    Motorola Moto X4

    Key Features

    • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
    • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
    • 3GB RAM with 64GB storge
    • 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
    • expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
    • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
    • 12MP primary camera with Dual Autofocus Pixel sensor
    • 8MP ultra-wide angle secondary camera
    • 16MP Front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1um pixel size
    • 4G VoLTE
    • 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging

     

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