Best smartphones of 2018: top 10 ranking

The choice of smartphones every year becomes more and more and this is good news: the user gets a choice, and in addition, due to high competition – a significant reduction in the cost of mobile devices. In this review you will see the top rating of the best smartphones of 2018. And this, let’s say right away, is not only flagship devices.

iPhone X 256GB

Everything is simple here – this is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017-2018. Why?

As predicted by a number of media, the iPhone X received a 5.8-inch frameless case. Thanks to this idea, the smartphone itself turned out to be small and perfectly lies in the hand. Resolution, of course, very high – 2436 × 1125 pixels.

Other innovations include: AMOLED-display (for the first time on the iPhone), a dual rear camera, a completely new body design, as well as the Face ID function, which allows you to unlock your smartphone by identifying the owner’s face. Actually, for this reason there is no fingerprint scanner.

  • 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 Galaxy Note 8 64GB

One of the most anticipated new products from Samsung. Why, you ask? Surely some users remember the story when some Note 7 exploded, as a result of which Samsung had to recall the entire batch of smartphones from the market. For some time, there were rumors that the Korean company would completely abandon the Note line, but this, fortunately, did not happen. And now we see the new Galaxy Note 8.

Its design is made in the style of the Galaxy S8, but the smartphone itself has become more “rectangular.” He got a large 6.3-inch display, a dual rear camera and an iris scanner.

Of course, the branded feature of the entire Note line – the stylus – has not gone anywhere..

  • 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 Redmi 5 Plus 3 / 32GB

What happened was what many expected – Xiaomi showed its first frameless budget smartphone. Rather, we are talking about two models Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, which differ primarily in the diagonal of the screen and battery capacity. In our opinion, the most interesting option is Redmi 5 Plus, which received a large 5.99-inch display with a high resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels.

The design of the case has changed compared to the previous generation, but in general it is easily recognizable. At the same time, completely new body shades appeared.

But regarding the characteristics of the changes, it’s a little bit: the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM are used here. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Honor 9 Lite 32GB

Fashion for frameless smartphones strides around the world and many manufacturers are not averse to using this idea. So Honor introduced its new frameless smartphones.

The most interesting thing is that he acts in an inexpensive class, but judging by the appearance, we have a much more expensive device – the Honor 9 Lite looks very beautiful and expensive. A dual camera is visible on the back, as well as a fingerprint scanner.

The diagonal of the screen is 5.65 inches, the resolution is 2160 × 1080 pixels. As the frameless case is used, dimensions are extremely compact.

A newbie based on the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor works, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of main memory.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.65 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG V30+

One of the most interesting new products was introduced by LG – another flagship V30 +. Yes, the company already sells our G6, but the V30 + is also a flagship, albeit a different one..

First of all, a stylish frameless case, as well as a 6-inch display with a very high resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels, are noteworthy..

The smartphone received waterproof, fast and wireless charging. It works on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the memory capacity is 128 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM.

A special feature – a dedicated audio chip and a headset from Bang & Olufsen.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC U11 Plus 128GB

The new flagship from HTC. In its forms, it strongly resembles the model of the previous generation U11, but now it uses a frameless design, so the screen diagonal reaches 6 inches.

The most powerful device: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. Powerful battery – at 3930 mAh.

Interestingly, the rear camera is single, not double, like many competitors.

  • 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

Xiaomi Mi A1 32GB

One of the best devices in its price category. No, there is no frameless case, but there is an excellent 5.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution, a cool dual camera, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, as many as 4 GB of “RAM” and all this for little money.

Among other things, Mi A1 will please the buyer with a stylish design, good autonomy, support for fast charging, as well as a “bare” Android instead of the already familiar MIUI firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova 2i

In the line of Huawei – a new inexpensive frameless smartphone with a very interesting case design, which can safely be called unique. The device looks really cool.

The screen here is large – with a diagonal of 5.9 inches. The processor used is HiSilicon Kirin 659, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Battery capacity reaches 3340 mAh.

One of the main features of the device are dual cameras installed both on the front of the case and on the back.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Resolution: 2160×1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

Flagship by Meizu. He received a large 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, a powerful 10-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. A dual rear camera appeared.

But the main feature of this device is on its back cover: this is an additional display with a diagonal of 1.9 inches. Do you know what it is for? Of course, you can display, for example, notifications or the current time, but it can show a picture from the rear camera, which you can quite use to create a selfie.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X30
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 2 / 16GB

Xiaomi’s budget device is one of the company’s least expensive smartphones on the market.

This model received a 5.5-inch display with HD resolution, a 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM + support for memory cards.

Since the device is budgetary, there is no metal case, no fingerprint sensor, or a dual camera. However, speaking in general, the smartphone turned out to be very successful in virtually all respects – of course, given its price class.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M6 Note 3 / 32GB

Here is the new generation Note from the M6. There are several important changes and one of them is that the M6 ​​Note runs on the Qualcomm processor – Snapdragon 625.

The diagonal of the display has not changed and remains the same – all the same 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. The case remained metal, but its design has changed slightly, including due to the rear dual camera. Very interesting is the flash for the rear camera inscribed in the case.

A powerful 4000 mAh battery is used, there is a quick charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL 2 / 16GB

An inexpensive device from ASUS, whose line of smartphones is huge. ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL – the model is inexpensive, but at the same time very interesting.

So, the smartphone received a 5.5-inch display with HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The case is metal, but there are plastic inserts at the back. The unusual thing is that here, on an inexpensive smartphone, a dual rear camera is used.

Nevertheless, the main feature of the ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL is a very powerful battery, whose capacity reaches an impressive 5000 mAh. In addition, the smartphone uses the Asus PowerMaster power management system, which allows you to get excellent results in terms of device autonomy.

  • 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

Huawei Nova 2

This is not the flagship smartphone from Huawei, rather, a sort of image device with excellent characteristics: cool attractive design, powerful hardware platform, solid cameras (rear camera – dual), beautiful screen and sound.

The diagonal of the display is 5 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. processor – HiSilicon Kirin 659, 64 GB of internal and 4 GB of RAM. There is a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2950 mAh
  • Camera: 12/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact bears the title of the most compact flagship based on Android. Why on Android? because there is also an iPhone SE, whose screen size is only 4 inches and it is built on the basis of the powerful iPhone 6S.

The diagonal of the Xperia XZ1 Compact display is only 4.6 inches, the resolution is HD. The case is plastic, very stylish, there are several color shades to choose from. The smartphone is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, memory cards are supported, fast charging function.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact received USB Type-C, moisture protection, Android 8.0.

  • 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

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

What if you need a smartphone with a large display and at a low cost? The choice in this category is small and one of the best offers, of course, is Mi Max 2 – its screen has a diagonal of 6.44 inches!

The smartphone itself received a stylish metal case, however, weighing as many as 211, but given its dimensions, this is normal. In addition, it is connected with a very capacious battery – at 5300 mAh!

The Mi Max 2 runs on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal. Of course, there is support for memory cards.

You will also find good cameras, USB Type-C, fingerprint sensor, support for fast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.44 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 211g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Google Pixel 2 64GB

Google’s next-generation Pixel.

Externally, the smartphone has not changed very much – the features of the previous generation are guessed in it. The diagonal of the display has not changed, it’s all the same 5 inches with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. The number of supported SIM cards has not changed – only 1.

The processor uses the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM, there is no memory card slot here, but the Always On Display function has appeared.

Google Pixel 2 is distinguished by its camera (according to some publications, the smartphone has the best camera on the smartphone market), a very high speed, and the presence of the latest version of Android firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

OnePlus 5T

The information that OnePlus 5 is preparing for the update has been circulated in the press for a long time, and a few weeks before the new product was shown, a lot of information appeared, which for the most part was confirmed. So what’s new on the OnePlus 5T?

First of all, now it is a full-screen smartphone – the frames have been significantly reduced, and the display diagonal reaches 6 inches with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. It is interesting that the company could introduce a new product along with the new generation of OnePlus smartphones, however, it decided to upgrade its current device so seriously.

The second novelty is no less important – Face Unlock facial recognition system. If you believe some reviews, the system works even faster than the same on the iPhone X.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Resolution: 2160×1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F

Image smartphone from Samsung. He is dressed in a case made of glass and steel, which received several shades – among them there is also a classic black. It is noteworthy that the main speaker moved from the bottom to the side.

The diagonal of the display is 5.2 inches, the resolution is Full HD. The device is based on the Exynos 7880 processor, here 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal.

The smartphone will delight its owners with very good cameras, USB Type-C, quick charge function, waterproof, and Always On Display.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7880
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes