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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Best Android Smartphones (2018)

Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6, Huawei P20 Pro ... Check out our buying guide for the best Android of the year!

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Best 2018 Android Shopping Guide

The world of mobile phones is divided into 3 categories: Android, iPhone & Windows Phone.

In terms of users, Android is by far better and the most popular operating system in the world.

While there are only a few smartphones using iOS or Windows, hundreds of models run on Android.

Choosing an Android smartphone is all the more complicated as each manufacturer has many ranges of phones, each with its own qualities and flaws.

For this selection, we focused on the flagship models of each brand.

The most high-end smartphones cost around 900 $ (excluding tax) and much more price but you can find good Android 200 $.

At the top of our ranking is the Samsung Galaxy S9, released early 2018 but other very attractive launches are planned for this year.

Technical Characteristics To Check Before Buying

In 2018, the technical characteristics of a high-end Android are, more or less, the following:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat or 8.0 Oreo.
  • A thin and light metal shell.
  • A quad-HD display of 5 or 6 inches in Gorilla Glass 4 glass.
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/845 processor or another equivalent octa-core chip.
  • 4 GB or more RAM
  • 32GB of storage and a micro SD port
  • A fingerprint reader
  • A 12-megapixel camera or more, with image stabilization, wide-angle, 4K video, and slow motion
  • An 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE cat.9
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2+
  • A battery of about 4000mAh fast charging USB-C
  • IP67 or 68 sealing  

OnePlus 6

Price: $ 529 (6GB / 64GB); $ 579 (8GB / 64GB); $ 629 (8GB / 128GB) in US
Price: Rs. 34,999 (6GB / 64GB); Rs. 39,999 (8GB / 64GB); Rs. 43,999 (8GB / 128GB)

The OnePlus 6 offers a very good balance between features and prices. Its design is refined and it's 19: 9 screen is excellent for an Optic AMOLED and we like that there is still a jack (these are increasingly rare).

In terms of performance, they are impressive (similar to the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X).

While the OnePlus 6 does not have some premium features like wireless charging or waterproofing, but for the price, it does not bother us.
  • Size & Weight: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm - 177 g
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 845
  • Screen: 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage - 8 GB RAM and 128/256 GB of storage
  • Photos and Video: dual 16 MP rear sensor - 16 MP front sensor
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Dual SIM

Samsung Galaxy S9

Price: $ 720 in US
Price: Rs. 52,500 in India

The Galaxy S9 is without a doubt the best Android available today. Samsung has successfully combined design, hardware, and software to create an attractive smartphone for the general public.

That said, we must point out that the changes to the S9 compared to the S8 are minimal (just a few details on the camera and biometrics). So, if you want to save money, you can worrylessly choose to buy the model from last year, the price of which should fall rapidly.
  • Size & Weight: 69 x 148 x 8.5 mm - 163g
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Exynos 8910 octa-core
  • Screen: 5.8 inches Super AMOLED
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM - 64 GB of storage
  • Photos and Video: 12 Mpx rear sensor - 8 mpx front sensor
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Dual-SIM

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Price: $ 790 in US
Price: Rs. 55,900 in India

For many, the Rolls-Royce of the Android is none other than the Galaxy Note 8. Its price leaves you speechless? You are not the only one. This type of premium smartphone is unfortunately rarely accessible without mobile subscription 24 months. Note that if you are impatient, you could do a good deal since the price of this model should (slightly) fall at the end of the year (2018).

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The difference in cost between Note 8 and Galaxy 8 seems high, but after testing both products, it is justified, if only for the S Pen.

In summary, it is extremely powerful thanks to its processor Exynos 8895, its Quad HD + AMOLED screen is superb and there is nothing to complain about his camera.

If we had to find fault with this smartphone, it would be a bit strange location of its fingerprint reader and the fact that its glass cover makes it more fragile than other smartphones with a metal shell.
  • Size & Weight: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm - 180 g
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 + EMUI 8.1
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Screen: 6.1 inches OLED
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM - 128 GB of storage
  • Photos and Video: Rear Sensors 40 mpx (Color) 8 mpx Telephoto and 20 mpx (Monochrome) - Front Sensor 24 mpx
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Dual-SIM

LG V30

Price: $ 799 in US
Price: Rs. 49,990 in India

We particularly like the 18: 9 P-OLED display at the LG V30's Quad HD + resolution. His camera is not left behind since its many modes of shooting will appeal to photo junkies. Finally, its audio output allowing the Hi-Fi Quad DAC will delight music lovers.

Excellent design, camera at the top, neat sound ... the LG V30 has many advantages. Its price is still very high, but unfortunately the majority of new releases this year i.e LG V30 Plus.
  • Size & Weight: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm - 158 g
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 
  • Screen: 6 inches P-OLED
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM - 64 GB of storage
  • Pictures and Video: Rear sensors 16 mpx + 13 mpx - Front sensor 5 mpx
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Double-SIM

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Price: $ 545 in US
Price: Rs. 50,495 approx in India

The Mate 10 Pro is Huawei's best smartphone to buy.

Indeed, the Mate 10 Pro has a better screen (6 inches, OLED, 18: 9), a better battery (4000mAh) and a more powerful processor (Kirin 970) than the last phone from Google.

It's weak point? It's camera, slightly less accurate than one would like.
  • Size & Weight: 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm - 178 g
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Screen: 6 inches AMOLED
  • Memory: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Photos and video: 12 mpx + 20 mpx rear sensors - 8 mpx front sensor
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Double-SIM

HTC U11 +

Price: $ 549 in US
Price: Rs. 56,990 in India

The efforts of HTC have paid, the U11 + has excellent technical characteristics for its price. It includes 128 GB of storage, a 6 "screen in 18: 9 format and is now IP68 water resistant.

Note however that the U11 plus may be too big and too heavy (184 g) for some users. If you are an aficionado or say a fan of HTC, this model will please you, for others, you can find better in terms of design, screen or audio.
  • Size & Weight: 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm - 188 g
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835
  • Screen: 6 inches Super LCD6
  • Memory: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Photos and Video: 12 MP rear sensor - 8 MP front sensor
  • Battery: 3930 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Hybrid Dual

Razer Phone

Price: $ 699 in US
Price: Rs. 45160 in India

The Razer Phone is the ideal phone for gamers. It may not be as sleek and stylish as the other models in our selection, but it does have an impressive 120Hz Quad HD display. In terms of games on the smartphone, it's just the ultimate, especially combined with front speakers (Dolby certified stereo).

If the screen and the audio are nickel, the camera, it is somewhat disappointing. The images captured by the Razer Phone do not have the expected quality, especially given the competition. That said, if you are looking for a new laptop to play games, the Razer Phone will surely seduce you.
  • Size & Weight: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm - 197 g
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835
  • Screen: 5.7 inch IGZO IPS LCD
  • Memory: 64 GB - 8 GB RAM
  • Photos and Video: Dual: 12 MP - 8 MP
  • Battery: 4000 mAh 
  • SIM Card Capacity: Nano-SIM

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Price: $ 699 in US
Price: Rs. 49,990 approx in India

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a superb phone, both in terms of design and performance. Although it reveals fingerprints, we like the mirror effect of the hull, very "luxury". 

More importantly, the screen of the Xperia XZ Premium has a particularly impressive 4K HDR resolution, and a pixel density of 807 PPI. The phone displays detailed images, videos are smooth and the colors are intense.

The camera of the smartphone has also seduced us, even if in low light conditions, it loses a little precision.
  • Size & Weight: 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm - 195 g
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Screen: 5.46 inches IPS LCD
  • Memory: 4GB RAM - 64GB (micro SD up to 400GB)
  • Photos and Video: 19 mpx rear sensor - 13 mpx front sensor
  • Battery: 3230 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Double-SIM

Nokia 8

Price: $ 379 in US
Price: 28,300 in India

The Nokia 8 is very correct for its price, but it is hard to stand out. Its design is not revolutionary, but it has the merit of being simple and elegant. The phone is thin, its screen is 5.3 inches (Gorilla glass 5) and its shell is aluminum.

The brand seeks to attract a new audience, younger and connected. To do this, the brand has focused on its, or rather its, cameras. Developed in partnership with Zeiss (optical specialist), the Nokia 8 has 3 sensors of 13 mpx: a monochrome and a color in the back, another color in the front. 
  • Size & Weight: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm - 160 g
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835
  • Screen: 5.3 inch IPS LCD
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage / 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • Photos and Video: 13 mpx rear sensors - 13 mpx front sensor
  • Battery: 3090 mAh
  • SIM Card Capacity: Dual-SIM
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