Which smartphone is better to buy in 2018?

Today, the market has a fairly large number of companies that produce smartphones. The latter are almost all based on the Android operating system. The exception is Apple’s smartphones (based on iOS), as well as Microsoft’s smartphones (running mobile Windows in most cases). True, some companies release smartphones based on the mobile Windows OS..

So here. Due to the abundance of companies and smartphones, it is sometimes very difficult for an ordinary user to choose a device that suits him. We will talk about interesting devices of famous companies.

ATTENTION! The article is periodically updated.!

Where to begin? Of course, with the iPhone!

Apple

Not so long ago, Apple introduced the iPhone 8, as well as its “enlarged” version of the iPhone 8 Plus. The models are prettier, but not dramatically changed: the new processor, improved cameras, the ability to wirelessly charge, the True Tone function. And outwardly, frankly, the changes are small, although the back cover is now made of glass. Rather, it can be called restyling..

iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1 821 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

The screen size of 8 Plus is 5.5 inches. In addition, version 8 Plus has a dual camera, not a single.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 202g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2689 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

The iPhone has assets: cool cameras, fast and secure iOS firmware, brand prestige, interesting solutions like Apple Pay payment system support, wireless charging support.

And of course, we can’t help but talk about the new iPhone X, which received a completely new frameless case, a large 5.8-inch display, Face ID function to unlock the smartphone by identifying the owner’s face, extremely fast speed.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Resolution: 2436 × 1125
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2716 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung

Apple’s main competitor in the market is, of course, the Korean company Samsung. Only the difference with Apple is enormous. So, Samsung is present in almost all segments. For example, you can buy a Samsung smartphone for both 5,000 rubles and 50,000 rubles. At the same time, the smartphones of this company are always high-quality and have their own chips – these are cool cameras and excellent screens.

One of the most incredible smartphones on the market is the Samsung Galaxy S8. The appearance is simply amazing: almost the entire front panel is occupied by the display. Surely some users have already noticed that there is no mechanical Home button – it really disappeared, the buttons are now touch-sensitive. By the way, the fingerprint scanner “moved” to the back cover.

Regarding the characteristics, everything is at the highest level, this is one of the most powerful smartphones that can only be found. The display is of excellent quality, the camera allows you to get the highest quality pictures, and the processor power and RAM will last for several years ahead.

And another important point: this is a very compact device, with a display diagonal of 5.8 inches, the width of the case is only 68 mm!

Here are its characteristics:

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

And this is the Samsung Galaxy S8 +. It differs only in a larger screen diagonal (6.2 inches), dimensions and cost.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Another cool device from Samsung is the new Galaxy Note 8. This is also a flagship device that will delight you with such interesting solutions as a stylus, 6 GB of RAM, a large 6.3-inch display, an iris scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 195g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi

We often talk about the devices of this company. You should not be surprised, because Xiaomi produces inexpensive smartphones with excellent features.

For example, in the category of up to 10,000 rubles, Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be one of the best choices. Why? Everything is simple – excellent characteristics coupled with such features as a metal case, a good 13 MP camera, support for 4G networks, the presence of a fingerprint scanner, cool MIUI firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

The 5.5-inch budget is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb: it has an excellent Full HD resolution screen, a metal case, a fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of main memory, a powerful 4100 mAh battery, not bad the cameras.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony

This season, Sony has offered several new models at once. They are made in the same style, but still turned out to be very pretty and stylish. Of particular interest is the model inexpensive Sony Xperia L1 Dual, the owner of which can be for 10-12 thousand rubles (at the time of writing).

Yes, this is not a flagship smartphone, but the characteristics are very personal, and you get a smartphone from one of the most famous companies in the world. You get: a 5.5-inch display, chic design, a good platform, decent cameras, there is even support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737T
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2620 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

As for the flagship solutions, you can pay attention to the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact – a real flagship with a relatively small display with a diagonal of 4.6 inches.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 19 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Pay attention to the colors of the shells of the latest Sony models, they literally attract attention.

Asus

ASUS continues to release new smartphones and some of them are of great interest. For example, ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL 2 / 16GB. This is an inexpensive model costing up to about 11-13 thousand rubles. Yes, it is budgetary, but it has by no means budgetary decisions. For example, a cool metal case, a fingerprint reader, a powerful battery with a capacity of as much as 5000 mAh, support for LTE, and the rear camera is dual!

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 181g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu

Another Chinese company that plays in the same field as Xiaomi is Meizu. The company offers inexpensive and high-quality solutions. True, this applies only to unofficial deliveries – a smartphone in official stores and partners is more expensive.

Meizu M6 16GB is an excellent budget device from Meizu. It is “clad” in a plastic case, although, it should be noted, this plastic is of good quality, and you can choose a shade yourself when buying. The diagonal of the screen is 5.2 inches, although many competitors offer only 5-inch displays.

Nice stuffing: MediaTek MT6750 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 3070 mAh battery. Considering the cost, this is one of the most interesting offers on the market..

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M6 Note 16GB is an even more interesting device. For example, the screen diagonal reaches 5.5 inches with Full HD resolution, the body is metal, the rear camera is dual, and the battery capacity is as much as 4000 mAh! There is even support for fast charging. At the same time, the smartphone is in the league of low-cost smartphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Lenovo

Among the latest innovations of the company, we note Lenovo K6 Power – an inexpensive device in which the manufacturer also decided to use a metal case. Here is a 5-inch display with Full HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC

HTC has a new excellent flagship – HTC U11 Plus 128GB. This is a very cool device with an incredibly stylish design, a frameless case, a great camera and a powerful stuffing..

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880×1440
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3930 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes