We are just a few days away to say goodbye to 2018, this year we witnessed for many innovative smartphones and the brands utilized Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to power up their smartphones. In this year, we witnessed innovative smartphones with popup cameras and even a smartphone with two displays. This year we witnessed for devices which have the highest screen-to-body ratio and the latest in-display fingerprint scanner technology is now adopting by more and more brands.
In 2018, smartphone brands stick on bigger battery and display and that’s why in this year we saw very less number of compact smartphones, and in this year, we also witnessed for a new language of notch and that is something like a water drop like notch on the top of the display and it looks better than the ugly large notch, which became a trend in last year. Well, as we are going to say goodbye to this year, the guys at TechnoBugg sat down and listed the best smartphones of the year in various categories and we started a new series called ‘Best of 2018‘ and in this series, we will discuss various stuff. In this article, we will list the best flagship smartphones of this year, so without wasting any time lets dive into the article.
The OnePlus 6T is our first choice as the device is coming with a perfect blend of power, style, and technology. Oneplus launcher the device as a successor of OnePlus 6 which was launched in this year and the device delivered a great success and that followed with the OnePlus 6T also. All new OnePlus 6T is coming with all the great features along with an amazing design which makes you fall in love with the device. It comes with 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED Full HD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a water drop notch on the top of the display. The device is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and its is available in three variants- 6 GB RAM+128 GB Storage, 8 GB RAM+128 GB Storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage.
The device sports dual camera set up at the back and that is 9.0n the combination of 16MP+20MP along with 16Mp front-facing camera, having said that both the rear and front camera are handled by Sony Exmor sensor and it also supports optical image stabilizer. The device also coming with the latest in display fingerprint scanner along with face unlock, it is backed by 3,700 mAh battery and it runs on latest Android Pie 9.0 which is based on OxygenOS. The Pricing of the device starts from ₹37,999 and it will be available by Amazon India, so for the given price OnePlus offering an amazing smartphone with the perfect combination of power and technology.
Google Pixel 3
The Google Pixel 3 is the compact smartphone as the device comes with 5.5′ display along with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octacore Processor along with 4 GB of RAM. The Google Pixel again coming with an awesome camera setup as it has a single 12.2MP rear camera but it is capable to capture really amazing snaps, this year Google launched its flagship with dual front-facing cameras and the camera department, it is powered by Artificial Intelligence. The Smartphone runs on latest android 9.0 and ships with a 2,915 mAh battery. The price of the smartphone starts from ₹66,500 and it is exclusively available on Flipkart.
Oppo Find X
The Oppo Find X is one of the most innovative smartphones of this year. the company launched the device in India back in July, it sports 6.42′ AMOLED display and has 93.8% screen to body ratio. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Onboard storage. The device comes with a slider camera with the combination of dual camera set up at the back. with help of a slider, the company managed to ditch the camera module and offers a new trend of camera in the smartphone. The device consists of 16 MP +20MP Rear Camera along with a 25MP front-facing camera, the smartphone also coming with a 3D facial scanning technology. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with the custom skin ColorOS 5.1 and the whole device is packed on 3,700 mAh Battery. The smartphone is coming with a price tag of ₹58,000 and is available on Flipkart and Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is our fourth pick, the device was one of the most awaited flagships of the year. The device comes with 6.4′ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display. The device is powered by the EXYNOS 9810 Processor which is clocked at 2.7Ghz. The device comes with two variants 6 GB RAM with 128 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage, the device also allows to expand up to 512 GB which means you can use the device as an external hard disk as well.
It comes with a dual camera set up at the back that is with a combination of 12MP+12MP along with an 8MP front-facing camera and the camera department, it is powered by Artificial Intelligence. The device supports fingerprint scanning, face unlock and iris scanning. The device also comes with S-Pen and it is powered by Bluetooth and enables more power to the users. The Note 9 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and ships with 4,000 mAh battery with wireless charging. Price starts at ₹61000 and it is available on Flipkart and Amazon.
The POCO F1 is the most affordable flagship smartphone of this year, the Xiaomi sub-brand POCO launched its first flagship device under 25K, the device sports 6.18′ inch Full HD+ Display along with notch. The device is powered by Snapdragon 845 Chipset and it is paired with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM. The smartphone also comes with the LiquidCool Technology and this will make the device cool during heavy usage. Talking about storage the device will be available in 3 storage variants 64/128/256 GB of internal storage and it also allows you to expand the storage up to 256GB via microSD Card.
The device sports dual camera set up at the back and that’s in the combination of 12MP+5MP along with 20MP front-facing camera. The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint scanner and face unlock, it runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and ships on 4,000 mAh Battery. The pricing of the device starts at ₹19999 and is available on Flipkart.
So these smartphones are our best picks of this year in flagship category, the list may miss your favorite devices but after long research, our jury decided to go on with this list. We also know that there are many more devices which have many amazing specs and design but these 5 devices are the most impressive for us. We would like to hear your favorites as well, do let us know in the comments section below!