What smartphones were interesting in 2018?

We didn’t have time to notice how this year has begun to approach its end. Already at CES, 2019 manufacturers will show new smartphones that really don’t go on sale until the spring. So bought the 2018 device is not necessary to write off, because over the past few months, different manufacturers showed very good devices on the inside and soft will remain relevant for at least the next year.

Today let’s talk about some of these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S9

This smartphone can rightly be called one of the key Android devices. One of the most notable differences between the flagship 2018 was changed the location of the fingerprint scanner for the convenience of users moved under the main camera lens.

The basis of the smartphone made Exynos CPU 9810 with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal memory. Is the increasing capacity of the integrated battery, which achieved a 3 200 mAh. Special attention is given the deep integration of branded firmware Samsung and augmented reality technologies: for example, the smartphone can in real time to produce a translation when you point the camera at foreign text. The flagship phone from Samsung is not much inferior to the iPhone, and in some ways surpasses it. It is cheaper if you search well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy 9, and Galaxy Note 8, features a 6.3-inch display. The improvement in brightness and display glass of the new smartphone, which is a similar characteristic of previously presented screens of the flagships of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

On the rear panel of Galaxy Note located 9 dual camera. The camera was the same as that which have found applications in already released flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. On the rear panel of the flagship phablet, which has become one of the most interesting announcements of the smartphone industry in the second half of the year, lies the fingerprint scanner.

This is a really interesting smartphone, especially for those with limited capacity and screen size Galaxy S9. Note 9 can be easily used as a mini tablet, but it costs accordingly.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro – a flagship with a great camera, one of the best on the market. Front camera adenosarcoma, but with a resolution of 24 megapixels and f/2.0 aperture. In the Pro version of three modules: two modules assembled in a single structure, and the third placed separately. The modules have a resolution of 40 MP, 20 MP and 8 MP for different shooting modes. Maybe three times optical zoom. In the camera, there is a special emphasis on artificial intelligence, which is supported by the processor Kirin 970. By the way, even the recently introduced iPhone couldn’t pass him in terms of image quality version dxo mark.

The screen resolution is HD+ and the picture is very bright and juicy. OCTA-core processor with a frequency of 2.36 GHz, and a separate neural network module, 6 GB memory and 128 GB built-in (and the battery on 4000 mAh) are just some of the reasons to pay attention to P20 Pro. Powered smartphone running Android 8.1 and proprietary EMUI 8.1.

Perhaps this is the first in a long time, the smartphone that brought the industry something really interesting and let again, this is not a revolution, but rather a strong evolutionary leap, but it’s there, and it separates Huawei, which already won second place on sales in Russia on the background of competitors. If the company will continue in the same spirit, then it has every chance and more. The smartphone is perfect not only for fans to take pictures on a smartphone, but for those who want to get a premium Android device.

Xiaomi Mi 8

It’s a smartphone for those with a small budget wants to get the “stuffing” flagships. At a price of about 30 000 Mi 8 offers Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (not usually found in cheaper smartphones 50 000), AMOLED-display with high resolution dual camera with optical stabilization. The fingerprint scanner placed on the rear cover, and the front left only the front camera and sensors. Something to hide, it is very similar to the iPhone X (even the XR), but for the price iPhone you can buy two such smartphone.


Available berloznik from LG. As a logical extension of the smartphone LG Q6, the updated model has inherited the key features of its predecessor. But on the “hardware” the device is more powerful. The smartphone is equipped with MT6750S processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, battery 3000 mAh, 13 MP camera and 5.5 inch HD display. The main feature of Q7 — protection against water and dust according to IP68 standard. And only costs 20 thousand rubles! Quite inexpensive for a smartphone, which will remain relevant for at least another year.

Honor 10

Huawei recently learned very well to produce smartphones that attract the attention and interest with each new model. One of the most curious is Honor 10. In Honor 10 LTPS-matrix, and the diagonal screen size is 5.84 inches. Plus 64 GB or 128 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM.

About crazy performance to say no, though smartphone and runs on top-end chip from Huawei, namely Kirin 970, same as Huawei P20, P20 Pro and Huawei Honor View 10. Fast charging allows you to fill the battery to 50% in 25 minutes. And all this for 27 000!


Of course, it is impossible to ignore the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max, which were presented this year. The smartphone was very interesting, despite the similar design with the iPhone X. the CPU A12 Bionic accelerates the operating system to unprecedented speeds and an updated camera makes great pictures.

iPhone XS Max surprises with its screen. When you start to use it immediately notice an improvement regarding the iPhone X. As is characteristic of larger Plus-versions, its battery has a large capacity and allows you to use them longer.

Last year’s model was really good, and now made it even better. Contributed and updated iOS 12, which not only added stability but with even better support iPhone “with a Bang”.
All this suggests that, if last year you were ready to buy a new iPhone, but abandoned it for fear of its quality, now is the time to buy it and you can easily recommend a new model to purchase.

ASUS ZenFone 5

Asus quietly but confidently follows the trends. So, many users really liked the new line of ZenFone 5, which is praised more for very high quality displays.

This flagship of the ASUS 2018 is estimated at 25 000, which is pretty good for a smartphone with 6.2-inch edge-to-edge FHD display+, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of flash memory.

Will please many and 12 MP dual camera, port, Type-C, and the battery 3300 mAh. The CPU budget, but it is not only in the “stuffing”. In the case of ZenFone 5 buyers pay for a unique design, featuring a cutout in the display.

As you can see, to get the best Android smartphone, no need to get into loans, buying a machine at a cost of 70 000 rubles. The market of Android smartphones is full of interesting devices. You can find the best option in any price category.

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