Best smartphones 2018: 2018 closed with a lot of voices about a year full of excellent smartphones not only concerning features and hardware configuration.
To somewhat have a general overview of the best smartphone in 2018, specializing in reputable evaluation page Trusted Review has published a list of the best smartphones in the year divided by many different uses.
Each smartphone is dedicated to TrustedReview, which is carefully evaluated based on multiple tests from battery life to processing performance, screen quality … The smartphone that wins will be honored.
iPhone XR: The iPhone inherits the advanced features of iPhone XS but has a more favorable price
Launched with two iPhone XS / XS Max models, it is clear that the iPhone XR is not inferior. The advantage of this smartphone is that there are many color options, including Face ID, advanced configuration and equal performance iPhone XS / XS Max. Uniquely, the machine is equipped with Apple A12 processor chip.
However, it is quite unfortunate when the iPhone XR has only one rear camera, LCD screen, slightly thick edges and does not support the accompanying fast charging department. Users will take at least about 3 hours of charging with the included charger tubers. The starting price of the device is 750 USD, about 250 USD cheaper than the iPhone XS model.
Google Pixel 3: The best smartphone of pure Android users
Pixel 3 has slightly improved compared to last year’s version. It has a 5.5-inch screen and unfortunately has no rabbit ears like the Pixel 3 XL model. Snapdragon 845 chip machine, 4GB RAM and memory in optional 64GB / 128GB.
The design of the glass back of the device makes the Pixel 3 stand out and different than its predecessor. It also has an OLED display, HDR content compatibility, and wireless charging support. Referring to the Pixel 3 cannot fail to mention the camera quality and impressive algorithm Night Sight and Super Res Zoom of Google. Pixel 3 reached 101 points on the ability to take photos and videos on DxOMark tool.
Asus ROG Phone: The best smartphone for people to play games
Asus ROG Phone is the best gaming “monster” of the moment in addition to rivals like Xiaomi BlackShark Helo or Razer Phone 2.
Machine owns good screen quality, system accessories to support a variety of games, smooth game performance. Only 4,000mAh battery will be a little lacking with gamers. Another unfortunate thing is that not many mobile games make full use of the hardware power of the device.
Asus ROG Phone has a 6 inch AMOLED screen, 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 845 chip, 8GB RAM, 128 / 512GB internal memory. The device can attach a controller on either side or a secondary screen like Nintendo 3DS. It can even be connected to a TV, computer monitor to play games with a keyboard and mouse.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: The smartphone has the best features
Must recognize Huawei Mate 20 has a lot of unique technological features. The first is a large 6.4-inch screen, support HDR , fast charging technology up to 40 W (reach 70% of the battery within 30 minutes) or the highest 15 W wireless charger, and support reverses wireless charging for other devices.
The result of a cluster of 3 cameras arranged in a particular square module on the Mate 20 Pro. These three cameras include wide-angle, ultra-wide and telephoto lenses, creating the perfect focal length for all shooting needs from removing fonts to landscapes. It’s a little unfortunate when there are still a few software bugs. Mate 20 Pro runs the latest Kirin 980 chip, maximum RAM of 8 GB and internal memory of up to 256GB.
OnePlus 6T: Smartphone has terrible performance but the beautiful price
Following the second and delicious tradition, OnePlus has unveiled the 6T model at the end of the year. It features a fingerprint sensor in the screen, supports fast charging and a smooth oxygen user interface.
one plus 6T is equipped with 6.41 inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845 chip, RAM to 8GB but unfortunately only 3.700mAh battery is available. 16MP / 20MP dual rear camera cluster supports HDR image capture and Nightscape dark shooting feature. A little sad when 6T removed the 3.5mm jack and the sound quality of the OnePlus 6T was not appreciated. The device has a starting price of only 549 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note9: A smartphone for those who like big screens and notes
The true Galaxy Note9 is a notebook with a massive screen size of up to 6.4 inches. In addition to a quality AMOLED display, it also has an additional S Pen that supports notes or creativity when needed.
Not only is the smartphone serving creative features and notes, but Galaxy Note9 also belongs to smartphones with the most advanced configuration in the market. It has up to 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal memory, supports up to 1TB of expansion, so it is suitable for storing important work content.
The other noticeable details on Galaxy Note9 are 12MP dual camera cluster on the back with the ability to change aperture, wireless charging technology, IP68 waterproof and 4.000mAh battery.
iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max: Smartphone has the most impressive performance on the market
It’s hard to ignore the iPhone XS / XS Max models in the list. Two successive models possess advanced configuration, and the price is quite “acrid.” Both machines use Super Retina OLED screen with a size of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches, support HDR10.
Two models of iPhone XS / XS Max equipped with Apple A12 chips, 4GB RAM and internal memory up to 512GB. Considering the performance point of AnTuTu, the iPhone XS / XS Max line is far superior to the Android smartphone. Besides, for the first time, Apple announced IP68 waterproof standard for the new iPhone generation. Previously Apple rarely published this parameter.
Another highlight is that the device first supports dual SIM. Also, both have significant upgrades in Face ID unlocking speed, dual cameras that support OIS. It’s a little unfortunate that iPhone XS / XS Max is quite expensive, not with a fast charger, the XS Max’s big screen doesn’t have too many specials.
Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 +: Choose the safest and most attractive option
Although released from the beginning of the year, the Galaxy S9 / S9 + is still two worth Android smartphones at this time. In addition to owning improved screens and cameras, Galaxy S9 / S9 + also has more favorable prices than many other high-end smartphones.
It costs only $ 720 and $ 840 in the US market. While in other markets like Vietnam, the new price is quite high up to more than 20 million, but the price has dropped quite a lot so it will be an attractive option.
Galaxy S9 / S9 + running Snapdragon 845 chip, maximum RAM of 6GB, maximum memory of 256GB. Galaxy S9 + has the dual camera with an aperture that can be changed between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, supporting slow-motion video recording at 960fps. The downside of the machine is that the design has no breakthrough compared to Galaxy S8 / S8 + and battery capacity, the performance is sometimes not good.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Smartphone high-priced configuration “cheap beads.”
It would be a mistake to miss Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 or Poco F1. Xiaomi’s brand is surprising when the dominant player put high configuration with Snapdragon 845 chip, 8GB maximum RAM on a smartphone with prices starting from 300 USD (about 7 million).
The configuration of the device is quite good compared to the price range, but users will have to trade with the design of the machine is not too good-looking, plastic back, thick edges.
Huawei P20 Pro: Super camera product
Not surprisingly, Huawei P20 Pro is at the top of the ranking of the DxOMark camera review site, because directly Huawei’s P-series is aimed at taking more pictures.
It has a striking design with 6.1-inch rabbit ear screen, Kirin 970 chip, 8GB maximum RAM and 256GB internal memory. 4.000mAh battery of the machine is enough to operate for a day or more.
Sure, the three camera on the back is the highlight of the machine. It is the first smartphone on the market with three cameras including a 40MP f / 1.8 sensor, monochrome sensor 20MP f / 1.6 and telephoto sensor supporting OIS.
LG G7 ThinQ: Nice screen, proper configuration, good music listening
LG did not choose OLED monitors like Samsung but decided to use LCD monitors on LG G7 ThinQ. But don’t be scorned because LG’s screen is highly rated with a maximum brightness of up to 1000 nit, support HDR10, 100% DCI-P3 color coverage. It also has SuperBright mode for comfortable outdoor use.
LG G7 ThinQ equipped with Snapdragon 845 chip, maximum RAM of 6GB and 128GB internal memory, can be extended up to 512GB. The previous strength of LG smartphone models is the camera and sound continue to be promoted on G7 ThinQ.
Machine equipped with a dual 16MP camera with a super full tube, aperture opening up to f / 1.6, support OIS, phase and laser focus. The quality of listening to music on the computer is off the table because it supports DTS: X surround sound technology, Quad DAC chip, can handle 32-bit / 192kHz music.