Similar to laptops, air conditioners and refrigerators, smartphones should be looked at as long-term investments, rather than buying a smartphone on the spur of the moment. It is important for consumers to do their due diligence before choosing their next smartphone, as smartphones are now increasingly being used for creating presentations, finishing project reports, and for shooting professional-grade videos.
We now have smartphones that have gone beyond the conventional quad-core processors, with mobile phones now coming with hexa-core processors and octa-core processors, amping up the processing power. When it comes to storage space, most of the modern phones offer at least 64GB internal storage capacity, while also providing users the option to further expand the storage space by using a microSD card and companies are already started making 6GB RAM phone and 8GB RAM phone along with quad-rear camera setup and a stunning front camera, mobile phones have become mini-computers, and are able to perform tasks one usually does on a laptop.
Here are our top picks for smartphones, that provide excellent performance, and come with top-of-the-line feature
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Needless to say, Samsung is one of the most reliable smartphone brands in the world, and has been competing with Apple for market dominance for the past 5-6 years. As direct competition to Apple’s iPhone 11 series, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S20 series, with Galaxy S20 Ultra being its top-end, most expensive, and feature-packed smartphone. The S20 Ultra comes with a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, with 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the smartphone also packs a 12GB RAM and 128GB storage space, and is backed by a powerful 5000mAh battery. When it comes to the phone’s camera quality, Samsung offers a 108MP primary camera, the highest camera resolution in the smartphone industry, along with a stunning 40MP front camera.
2. OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus has quickly established its place as one of the best brands in the smartphone industry, and the OnePlus 7T Pro is arguably the best 8GB RAM phone in the market. Along with the 8GB RAM, the smartphone also comes with 256GB internal storage capacity, and sports a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED QHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, and runs on the Oxygen OS 10.0, based on Android v.10. The phone also sports a triple-rear camera setup, with a 48MP primary camera, and features the night scape mode, enabling you to take high-quality photos even in lowly-lit areas.
3. iPhone 11 Pro Max
Similar to Samsung, Apple has been at the forefront of innovation in the smartphone industry, and iPhones are now synonymous with premium smartphones. The iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is iPhone 11 series’ top-end flagship product comes with the powerful A13 Bionic chip, and runs on iOS 13. Unlike other iPhones, which come with a small display, the iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and houses a triple-rear camera setup, with 12MP ultra wide sensor, 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP wide camera. On the front, the smartphone sports a 12MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, enabling users to record 4K videos up to 60 frames per second.
4. Realme X50 Pro 5G
While Realme established its place as the go-to brand for mid-range smartphones with premium features, it has since joined the likes of LG, Samsung and Apple in rolling out with high-end, premium smartphone models. The Realme X50 Pro 5G is Realme’s 5G smartphone, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Furthermore, X50 Pro also offers exceptional gaming experience, and houses a quad-rear camera setup with 64MP primary camera, and also includes a 2x optical zoom camera. On the front, the smartphone sports a dual camera setup of 32+8MP. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the high-end model includes a 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage capacity.
While Realme X50 Pro 5G is a premium smartphone, Realme is going back to focusing on the average consumer with Realme X Pro, this Realme phone will be equipped with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage capacity. So can consider buying this if you are looking to buy an affordable 5G phone.