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When you spend upwards of $1000 for a smartphone, you know buying a new phone is not an easy decision anymore. If you are in the market to buy a smartphone, this guide is for you.

We’ve put together a list of the best smartphones of 2018 that are worth your money. Make sure to check out last year’s edition: Best smartphone of 2017. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Best Smartphone of 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best and the most complete smartphone released in 2018.

The Note 9 has a gorgeous 6.4-inch OLED display that wraps around the frame, a massive 4000 mAh battery, and better dual rear cameras. The most exciting thing about this phone is the S Pen, which lets you take notes and use the camera remotely.

OnePlus 6T

I think it’s safe to say that OnePlus doesn’t only make affordable smartphones but also flagship smartphones that can go toe to toe with well-established smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung. The company’s latest flagship is another proof of its vision in the smartphone industry.

The OnePlus 6T, introduced in October, is a powerful, feature-packed Android phone. The device sports either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and either 128 or 256 GB of storage. Yes, there’s a notch, but it’s tiny. Yet it’s still a notch.

Samsung Galaxy S9

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The Galaxy S9 is another killer Android flagship from Samsung. The phone has new features like the super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, a built-in heart rate monitor, improved AR, and Bixby, its voice assistant. But the real star of the phone is the double rear cameras with a mechanical aperture, which can shoot portrait selfies and slow-mo videos.

iPhone XS

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The latest flagship from the iPhone line is the most powerful and fastest smartphone you can buy in 2018. It’s a refined version of the iPhone X released last year to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the most successful gadget ever. The iPhone XS has the new Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, improved camera, and AR.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

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If you deeply care about a clean Android experience, an excellent camera, and all the goodness of AI, you should focus on the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Supposing you’re not a fan of Google’s Pixel 3 XL notch, keep in mind both phones got the same specs sheet except for the bigger screen on the Pixel 3 XL.

You’ll get a large 5.5 or 6.3-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, a single rear 12.2-megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB, 128GB of storage, and dual front-facing cameras. The phone has a 3430 mAh battery and dual front stereo speakers. It’s IP68 dust and water-resistant.

Moto G6

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I bought this phone for my father-in-law, who hates the iPhone more than anything else, and surprisingly it’s a powerful phone. You can buy this phone for just $250. Don’t get me wrong, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be good.

The Moto G6 is a gorgeous smartphone with solid specs. The device is shipped with Oreo with minor modifications. But you’ll have almost the same clean Android experience on a Google Pixel device.

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Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

2 thoughts on “The Best Phones of 2018 (for Every Kind of Budget)”

    • Without any doubt the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a flagship smartphone and should be on this list. The only reason why I did not include it, it’s because of security concerns.


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