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The 20 best smartphones in the world Part 21

By Antonio Villas-Boas From Business Insider

It’s remarkably tough to rank smartphones, especially when you have to consider hundreds of different preferences and opinions about what makes a smartphone truly great.

For the latest list of the top 20 smartphones you can buy, I’ve made a controversial choice for the top smartphone you can buy at the moment.

Nope, it’s not from Apple or Samsung.

10. U12+
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The HTC U12+ sports a unique design for those who are tired of more traditional smartphone color options. It comes in three glossy colors that can shift to a different color when you hold it in a certain light.

With a dual-camera system on the front and back, the HTC U12+ is a high-end performer, and it features HTC’s signature squeezable edges that can be set to do different things, like bring up apps or smart assistants like Google Assistant and even Amazon’s Alexa.

Just note that it doesn’t work on Verizon’s network.

Price: $800

9. G7
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The LG G7 is a great smartphone that should certainly have a place on your short list. It features everything you could possibly want in a smartphone, including performance, a great camera, and other features like wireless charging and water resistance.

It even has a headphone jack and one of the loudest speakers I’ve heard on a smartphone. As an LG phone, it also comes with a high quality audio amplifier for the best quality music through headphones compared to most other smartphones.

Price: $750

8. 2
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The Pixel 2 might not be the most beautiful Android phone you can buy, but it has a secret weapon that vaults it above most of the competition — it runs the latest and purest version of the operating system at all times. Because it’s unadulterated, that version looks and runs better than any of the tweaked takes on Android other phone makers include with their devices.

Better yet, because the Pixel 2’s Android is unmodified, you’ll be able to install the latest updates as soon as Google rolls them out. That’s not something you can usually do with other Android phones. But it’s important and, hey, who doesn’t want to get the latest version of Android as soon as it’s available?

But the Pixel 2 has other features that help put it ahead of other Android devices, including an amazing camera, great performance, and outstanding battery life. And unlike its predecessor, the original Pixel, the Pixel 2 is water-resistant. All told, it’s like a smarter —if less attractive — Galaxy phone.

Price: $650

Check out the Pixel 2 review at website below

7. Apple iPhone 8
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The iPhone 8 comes with a refined glass-and-metal case, a superb camera, and strong performance. With it, Apple is finally supporting both wireless and fast charging — features that Android phones have long offered but had been missing from previous iPhones.

Price: $700

Check out the iPhone 8 review at website below

6. Samsung Galaxy S9
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The Galaxy S9 is a superb smartphone with almost every feature under the sun. It sports the latest specs, best display, one of the best cameras you can get on a smartphone, a gorgeous design, wireless charging, water resistance, and several other features that make the Galaxy S9 a fool-proof buy.

So why doesn’t it get the top spot on the list? Other smartphones, including its bigger sibling the Galaxy S9 Plus, come with dual-camera systems. On top of that, Samsung’s own version of Android isn’t for everyone.

Price: $720

Check out the Galaxy S9 review at website below

5. Google Pixel 2 XL
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The Pixel 2 XL has nearly the same components and features that make the Pixel 2 great, but it comes in a bigger package with a larger display and a fresher-looking design. The Pixel 2 XL isn’t the best-looking Android phone, but with the narrow borders around its screen, it looks sleeker and more refined than its smaller sibling or its predecessors from last year.

And the unadulterated Android experience it offers is unbeatable.

Users and reviewers initially reported encountering several problems with the Pixel 2 XL, mostly with its screen. Some reported the colors it displayed weren’t as vibrant as those on other top Android phones. Google later issued an update that made colors appear more vibrant.

Price: $850

Check out the Pixel 2 XL review at website below

4. Apple iPhone X
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The iPhone X is Apple’s biggest leap in design and features in years, but it’s held back by a massive $1,000 price tag, questionable Face ID performance for unlocking, and the lack of a backup fingerprint scanner.

Face ID might actually work perfectly well for some people, but a minimum of $1,000 for this smartphone doesn’t work well for many others.

Price: $1,000

Check out the iPhone X review at website below

3. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
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Starting at $800, the iPhone 8 Plus is essentially the same smartphone as the $1,000 iPhone X. You get the same dual-lens camera and performance. You’re only missing out on Face ID, a new design, and the iPhone X’s beautiful display. But that still doesn’t warrant the iPhone X’s price tag. Android devices have had OLED displays for years without going into quadruple digits for the price.

The iPhone 8 Plus has a fingerprint scanner instead of the iPhone X’s Face ID, and it’s a better phone for it. You don’t get the Animoji feature that only works with Face ID, but Animoji aren’t exactly an amazing reason to go for the iPhone X over the iPhone 8 Plus.

Price: $800

Check out the iPhone 8 review at website below

2. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
A concept of the Galaxy S9’s design. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider
The Galaxy S9 Plus is largely just a bigger version of the regular Galaxy S9, but it has a dual-lens camera system where the secondary lens serves as a 2x optical zoom lens. The Plus model also comes with more RAM than the regular S9, which helps with overall performance speed.

It’s my top smartphone pick because it’s a clear example that you don’t need to spend $1,000 – the price of an iPhone X – to get a top, premium, full-fat smartphone experience. The Galaxy S9 Plus checks off all the boxes and I’d easily recommend it to anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Price: $840

Check out the Galaxy S9 review at website below

1. OnePlus 6
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The OnePlus 6 doesn’t have wireless charging, an official water resistance rating, the sharpest screen, or the absolute best camera on a smartphone. But for what it offers at its $530 price tag, the OnePlus 6 is the best smartphone value you can buy at the moment. I’d recommend the OnePlus 6 to anyone looking for a new smartphone.

It’s the fastest performer of any Android smartphone, it has a beautiful design, it has a great camera, and the company’s Dash Charger is the fastest and best charger you can find on any smartphone.

The OnePlus 6 also runs a near-stock version of Android with the company’s Oxygen OS. I’ll always prefer the clean, stock look of Android rather than the Android operating system you’ll see on phones from Samsung, HTC, or LG.

The biggest caveat is that it doesn’t support Verizon and Sprint.

Price: $530-570

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-20-best-smartphones-in-the-world-2018-1

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