Photos: Best smartphones of 2018 for tech experts
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2. Huawei P20 Pro
The biggest draw to the Huawei P20 Pro is its triple camera design, with a low light mode that beats out the rest. The P20 Pro also has a 4,000 mAh battery, which is great for traveling business pros, and a large 6.1-inch OLED display.
US customers will have to get one off eBay, but it’ll be worth it.
3. Apple iPhone XS
Available in a button-less 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch OLED screen, the iPhone XS features Apple’s A12 chip with its Neural Engine for machine learning.
You can get this pricey gadget from the Apple store online or through supported service providers.
5. OnePlus 6
If you’re looking for a phone similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9, but a little cheaper, OnePlus 6 is your guy. Made of all glass, the OnePlus 6 has an ultra sleek design that is very attractive to customers. OnePlus 6 has amazing radio support for GSM networks, quick charge capability, and more. Users can even enable an all touch interface on the phone, similar to the iPhone X.
Purchase this affordable device here.
6. Google Pixel 3
The Google Pixel 3 is the one of the best options for Android-lovers, operating a pure version of Google’s mobile software. The phone takes a pretty fantastic photo as well, with an artificial intelligence-powered camera. The camera has autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization, and is able to shoot low aperture portrait mode photos. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL also has AR stickers that can be integrated with photo and video. Some of the most exciting features with the camera, however, include top shot, super res zoom, night sight, and group selfie.
Pre-order the Pixel 3 here.
7. LG G7 ThinQ
The LG G7 ThinQ has almost everything a smartphone user would want: 3.5mm headphone jack, dual camera (one is widescreen), wireless charging, IP68 rating, microSD expansion card, and a screen that covers almost the entire front of the device. An extremely underrated device, the LG G7 ThinQ is a smart purchase.
Grab one here!
8. Motorola Moto G6
The master of all budget phones, the Motorola Moto G6 is quite impressive for $250. Featuring dual rear cameras, a 1080p HD screen, and a Gorilla Glass 3 body, the Motorola Moto G6 is a great option for business pros who aren’t trying to break the bank.
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9. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t quite as good as the Note 9, but definitely still deserves to make the list. The Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t have dual mechanical aperture, but it does still use the S Pen, making it a good, cheaper option for business pros.
Check it out here.
10. LG V30
Another great smartphone option, the LG V30 has all the basics one would need. With a good camera, fast processor, large OLED screen, awesome battery life, traditional headphone jack, waterproofing, wireless charging, and more, the LG V30 checks most boxes. However, the phone’s design makes it a little hard to hold, and the camera has a slow autofocus function, according to CNET. At the end of the day, this phone is great if you aren’t too camera-crazy.
Look at the specs here.
11. Huawei Mate 10 Pro
These last two are a couple more affordable options from Huawei. The first is the Mate 10 Pro, which has an incredible battery life. With 4,000 mAh of battery and a 20MP intelligent back camera, this phone packs quite a punch, and it’s only $550 on Amazon right now.
Order it here.
12. Honor View 10
tThe second affordable option is the Honor 10. Offering the same quick speeds and fun colors as the Huawei P20 Pro, but is about half the price at $429. The camera isn’t as great as the more expensive model, but its slick design makes it look just as fancy.
tGet the phone here.