Top 10 Smartphones for 2018

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The year 2017 has been an eventful year for mobile phones, with consumers being treated with some truly spectacular options. This article lists the top 10 for 2018.
The United States is one of the largest markets for smart-phones in the world. It has also one of the highest smart-phone penetration rates in the world. A survey result of Statista shows that out of the total population using mobile phones, around 68% of the population use smart phones. The smart-phone market is also one of the highest revenue generators. The market is flooded with smart-phones of various brands with each brand coming out with a more efficient and competitive model. The year 2017 has been a stunning year as some of the best smart phones were released. Let us look at some of the very best ones from the lot.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Specifications:
  • CPU- Octa core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo and 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 83
  • GPU- Adreno 540
  • Display- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12 MP rear
  • Storage- micro SD, up to 256 GB
  • RAM- 4 GB
  • OS- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
It is the world's first phone with an infinity screen. The rear camera not only captures the image, but it can also describe the image. With the Samsung connect, you can control all your smart devices of your home. The price is around 750 USD.
Apple iPhone X
Specifications
  • CPU- Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Chipset- Apple A11 Bionic
  • GPU- Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
  • Display- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12MP dual lens rear, 7 MP front
  • Storage- 64/256 GB
  • RAM- 3 GB RAM
  • OS- iOS 11.0.2
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery
The Phone comes with a new glass design that allows wireless charging with 'Super Retina Display'. Apple has eliminated a home screen button, fingerprint sensor. It debuts facial recognition to unlock the phone. Price is around USD 1000.
Google Pixel 2 XL
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU- Adreno 540
  • Display- P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12MP rear
  • Storage- 64/128 GB
  • RAM- 4GB
  • OS- Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Battery- 3520mAH Li-Ion
One of the smartest phones by Google. It comes with a versatile Google Assistant which can be activated by just a squeeze and new Google Lens which can recognize landmarks, like restaurants in the images. Price is around USD 850.
Samsung Galaxy Note8
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU- Adreno 540
  • Display- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- Dual 12 MP
  • Storage- 64/128/256 GB
  • RAM- 6 GB RAM
  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
One of the most advanced smart-phones in the market. Its infinity display earned a highest ever display rating. It comes with an advanced S-pen functionality. Price is around USD 960.
HTC U11
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU- Adreno 540
  • Display- Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12 MP
  • Storage- 128 GB/64 GB
  • RAM- 6 GB/ 4 GB
  • OS- Android 7.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
This phone gives a good audio experience with dual speakers and a Usonic headset. Its price is around USD 650.
LG G6
Specifications
  • CPU- Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • GPU- Adreno 530
  • Display- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- Dual 13 MP
  • Storage- 32/64/128 GB
  • RAM- 4 GB RAM
  • OS- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
It comes with a camera in which you can preview the photo without leaving the camera app. Can create grids of photos and videos. Has inbuilt Google Assistant. Price is around USD 600.
BlackBerry KeyOne
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • GPU- Adreno 506
  • Display- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12 MP
  • Storage- 64 GB/32 GB
  • RAM- 4 GB/ 3 GB RAM
  • OS- Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery
The device comes with an excellent camera. It does not have the highest flagship specifications like others. It has a physical keyboard with a fingerprint sensor. Price is around USD550.
OnePlus 5
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU- Adreno 540
  • Display- Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- Dual 16 MP
  • Storage- 128 GB / 64 GB
  • RAM- 8 GB RAM / 6 GB RAM
  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
This phone has good long lasting battery life. One of the best mid range phones. Price is around USD 550.
Moto G5 plus
Specifications
  • CPU- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • GPU- Adreno 506
  • Display- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- 12 MP
  • Storage- 32/64 GB
  • RAM- 2/4 GB RAM
  • OS- Android 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
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It comes with a bright screen and good battery life. The camera produces sharp photos even in low light. The expected price is around USD300.
Asus Zenfone 3Zoom
Specifications:
  • CPU- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • GPU- Adreno 506
  • Display- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera- Dual 12 MP
  • Storage- 32/64/128 GB
  • RAM- 4 GB / 3 GB
  • OS- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), up-gradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
The phone comes with a very long lasting battery, best camera technologies, and innovative dual lenses. Price is around USD 350.
This year saw the release of some truly spectacular devices, and the implementation of new and fascinating technology. With even better phones in the works, this year is an another glorious year for tech savvy people the world over.