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10 Best Flagship SmartPhones of 2018 | Huawei, Samsung and iPhone Leads

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Best flagship smartphones of 2018

As we come close to the end of 2018, MNTB tech analysts Neil Igho, having tested all released flagship smartphones that matters since the beginning of this year, presents you with the 10 best flagship smartphone of 2018.

These are the very best smartphones you can use your money to buy before the year comes to an end or early next year. 2018 no doubt, offers variety of devices, from the beautiful handy Samsung Galaxy Note9, through the top notch Huawei mate 20 Pro and onto the amazingly fast OnePlus6T.

According to Neil, the criterion on selecting the 10 best flagship smartphones of 2018 were based on speed performance, usage experience, audience comments, price, camera systems, battery life and screen quality. Let’s get to see the countdown.

10. SONY XPERIA XZ3

Key Specifications
Weight: 193g
Dimensions: 158 x 73 x 9.9mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.0-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Battery: 3300mAh
Rear camera: Dual 19MP
Front camera: 13 MP

Advantages
• Running on Android latest version (9.0 Pie)
• Device body is well built
• Excellent speed performance

Disadvantages
• Average camera for a flagship device
• Average battery life for a flagship device

9. HUAWEI P20 PRO

key Specifications
Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm
OS: Android 8.1
Screen size: 6.1-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels
CPU: Kirin 970
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Rear camera: Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP Leica
Front camera: 24MP f/2.0

Advantages
• Excellent Design
• Battery Life
• Perfect Camera

Disadvantages
• Average screen quality for a flagship device (HD)
• Average software

8. GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL

Key Specifications
Weight: 175g
Dimensions: 158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Screen size: 6.3-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 3430mAh
Rear camera: 12.2MP f/1.8
Front camera: 8MP+8MP f/1.8 + f/2.2

Advantages
• Top notch Camera system
• Pure Android 9.0 Pie out of the box
• Speed performance
• Screen quality

Disadvantages
• No in-screen fingerprint reader
• Average battery for a flagship smartphone

See Also: Question and Answer: All You Should Know About Samsung Foldable Phone

7. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+

Key Specifications
Weight: 163g
Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
OS: Android 8.0
Screen size: 5.8-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
CPU: Exynos 9810 Octa
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Battery: 3000mAh
Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.5
Front camera: 8 MP f/1.7

Advantages
• Spend less cash to buy
• Amazing design

Disadvantages
• Average battery
• Average Speed Performance
• Almost similar to S8

6. XIAOMI MI MIX 3

Key Specifications
Weight: 218 g (7.69 oz)
Dimensions: 157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Screen Size: 6.3-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
RAM: 10 GB
Storage: 256 GB
Battery: 3200mAh
Rear Camera: 12 MP +
12 MP (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm
Front Camera: Dual, Mechanical pop-up 24 MP + 2 MP

Advantages:
• Perfect Camera
• Speed performance is top notch
• Running on Android latest version (9.0 Pie)
• Excellent Design

Disadvantages
• Average battery life for a flagship device

See Also: 7 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About OnePlus

5. ONEPLUS 6T

key Specifications
Weight: 185g
Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.41-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128/256GB
Battery: 3700mAh
Rear camera: Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/1.7
Front camera: 16MP f/2.0

Advantages
• Incredibly fast
• Beautiful and premium build
• Quality Screen
• Excellent camera

Disadvantages
• Not waterproof
• Similar with OnePlus 6
• No wireless charging

4. POCOPHONE F1

key Specifications
Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
Dimensions: 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
OS: Android 8.1
Screen size: 6.1-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256 GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Rear Camera: Dual, 12 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera: 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm

Advantages
• Super speed performance
• Battery life

Disadvantages
• Average camera system

3. APPLE XS MAX

key Specifications

Weight: 208g
Dimensions: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm
OS: iOS12
Screen size: 6.5 inches
Resolution: 1,242 x 2,688 pixels
CPU: Apple A12 Bionic
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 256/512GB
Battery: 3174 mAh
Rear camera: Dual 12MP
Front camera: 7 MP f/2.2

Advantages
• Incredibly desirable
• Massively powerful and fast
• Fantastic HDR screen

Disadvantages
• Average battery life
• High Cost

2. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9

Key Specifications

Weight: 201g
Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
OS: Android 8.1
Screen size: 6.4-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Rear cameras: 12 MP f/1.5-2.4 + 12MP f/2.4
Front camera: 8 MP f/1.7

Advantages
• 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen is stunning
•  S Pen digital stylus works superbly
• Incredibly fast

Disadvantages
• Battery life (4,000mAh battery is only competitive, not standout)

See Also: 7 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Huawei

1. HUAWEI MATE 20 PRO

Key Specifications

Weight: 189g
Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
Screen size: 6.39 inches
Resolution: 1,440 x 3,120
CPU: Kirin 980
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,200 mAh
Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Front camera: 24MP

Advantages
• Excellent speed performance (speed of light)
• Perfect Camera system
• Battery life
• Kirin 980 CPU is insanely fast

Disadvantages
• The smartphone is flawless, no disadvantages

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best flagship smartphone of 2018. Huawei company that is currently the second best producers of smartphone just behind Samsung Mobile, is gearing up to dominate the world of technology before 2020.

Congratulations to Huawei!!!

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