Top 20 Best Smartphones In The World Today

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These are the best smartphones in the world right now. Thousands of smartphones are being released every year, with more than 5 smartphones launched everyday globally. It’s very difficult to make a decision and wanting to buy the best smartphone. Because when you do, chances are a new smartphone might be released in the next couple of months which might overtake your once “best smartphone“.

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There are lots of high-level smartphones available at the moment, with some even retailing for over $1000. What makes a smartphone one of the best in the world? Definitely not the price, but features, specs and the overall quality of the smartphone. The Vertu Signature Touch smartphone retails for ten times the price of the iPhone X, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is better. In this article, i’ll be listing the top 20 best smartphones in the world. You can click on the smartphone name to read its review.

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20. Motorola Moto Z2 Force

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A smartphone that’s so powerful on the inside and displays immersive visuals with it’s P-OLED screen as well. The Z2 Force isn’t bezel-less, neither does it have a long lasting battery, but my oh my is this device fast? Packs 6GB of RAM and houses the Snapdragon 835 chip offering one of the best performance on a smartphone.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.5-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.2
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 2730mAh

SEE MORE: Motorola Moto Z2 Force

19. Blackberry KeyOne

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The Blackberry KeyOne is an underrated Android smartphone from Blackberry. The KeyOne name was derived from its keyboard features, appealing to users who still love using physical keyboard on a smartphone. Internally, the KeyOne doesn’t shy away from it’s duties, boasting of 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM and houses the Snapdragon 625 chip

Key Specs

・Display: 4.5-inch
・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
・Storage: 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 3505mAh

SEE MORE: Blackberry KeyOne

18. Sony Xperia XZ1

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Released in September last year, the Xperia XZ1 is not just powerful on the inside but on the outside as well. The water resistant smartphone can be used as a digital camera and even made our list of best smartphones camera in the world. The device houses the Snapdragon 835 chip and boasts of 64GB storage space and 4GB RAM.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.2-inch
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 19MP
・Selfie Camera: 13MP
・Battery: 2700mAh

SEE MORE: Sony Xperia XZ1

17. LG V30

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LG V30 is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones in the world, looks beautiful and attractive on the outside and packs a bunch on the inside as well. With it’s crystal clear dual rear shooters, the device also made our list of the best smartphone cameras in the world. The smartphone is IP68 certified and houses the Snapdragon 835, offering a speedy performance. Taking clear photographs would be a piece of cake for the LG V30 as well.

Key Specs

・Display: 6-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.2
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 16MP + 13MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 3300mAh

SEE FULL SPECS: LG V30

16. HTC U11/U11 Plus

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These smartphones has one of the best smartphone camera in the world for crystal clear photographs. It houses the Snapdragon 835 chip as well with 128GB storage and a massive 6GB of RAM. Has IP68 certifications and displays beautifully with the Super LCD6 touchscreen, the HTC U11 is definitely one of the best smartphones in the world.

Key Specs

・Display: 6-inch
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3930mAh

SEE MORE: HTC U11/U11 Plus

15. LG G6

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Although it was released early last year, the LG G7 is a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone industry. The dual 13MP + 13MP rear camera captures like it’s a digital camera, while the 5.7-inch screen has a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and 564 pixel per inch density. Houses the Snapdragon 821 chip with 4GB RAM and a massive 128GB variant, the device is a total package.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.7-inch
・OS: Android 7.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 13MP + 13MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 3300mAh

SEE MORE: LG G6

14. Essential PH-1

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Essential’s first smartphone is an amazing quality overall smartphone. A lot of people think this smartphone has been overhyped since its release, but that’s not the case. The PH-1 boasts of 128GB storage and 4GB RAM, houses the Snapdragon 835 chip and has a fast overall performance. The selfie camera has its own bezel and takes some of the best selfies.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.71-inch
・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 13MP + 13MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3040mAh

SEE MORE: Essential PH-1

13. Razer Phone

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Marketed as a gaming device, but we can’t help but notice the device has an impressive 8GB of RAM, houses the Snapdragon 835 chip and delivering one of the best performance on mobile. The 5.7-inch IGZO touchscreen is breathtaking as well, with 1440 x 2560 pixels in resolution and 515 ppi density. The dual rear camera doesn’t shy away from taking amazing photographs.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.7-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 64GB ROM + 8GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 4000mAh

SEE MORE: Razer Phone

12. Huawei Honor 9

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The Honor 9 smartphone is a beast on the inside and a beauty on the outside. Sporting crystal clear dual rear cameras for clear photographs. Internally, it houses the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset with 6GB of RAM and an octa-core processor. Furthermore, the Honor 9 isn’t as expensive as others on this list, it’s an underrated smartphone that gives true value for money.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.15-inch
・OS: Android 7.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.4GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 20MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3200mAh

SEE MORE: Huawei Honor 9

11. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

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The Super AMOLED touchscreen on this baby is out of this world. The screen boasts of a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 pixel per inch density. The S8 Plus is the most preferred version, due to its bigger screen size, RAM and battery. Although, the devices have been dethroned by their successors, they are still one of the best smartphones in the world presently.

Key Specs

・Display: 6.2-inch
・OS: Android 7.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3500mAh

SEE MORE: Samsung S8/S8 Plus

10. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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The Mate 10 Pro is one of the most powerful smartphones in the world. A total package, the Mate 10 Pro has everything you would ever want on a smartphone. A bezel-less display? Powerful chipset (HiSilicon Kirin 970) and fast processor? A massive battery capacity? The Leica powered dual rear shooters on the Mate 10 Pro even made the list of the best smartphones camera in the world.

Key Specs

・Display: 6-inch
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.4GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 20MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 4000mAh

SEE MORE: Mate 10 Pro

9. Xiaomi Mi 6

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Looks like a Mi Note 3 but packs a bunch, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is worthy enough to be in the top 10 on our list. The Mi 6 houses the Snapdragon 835 chip with 6GB of RAM as well, the stainless frame body is also magical. Unlike others on the list, the Xiaomi Mi 6 isn’t as expensive and retails like a midrange smartphone.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.15-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.4GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3350mAh

SEE MORE: Xiaomi Mi 6

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung’s first smartphone with the trending dual rear shooters. The Note 8 is not your average smartphone and one of the most expensive on the list. The smartphone has IP68 certifications, offering water and dust resistant. Moving further, it houses the Snapdragon 835 chip and packs 6GB of RAM for smooth overall performance. You can also find the Galaxy Note 8 on our list of the best smartphones camera in the world.

Key Specs

・Display: 6.3-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 256GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3300mAh

SEE MORE: Galaxy Note 8

7. OnePlus 5

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Never settle for less, the OnePlus 5 is currently one of the world’s most fastest smartphones. Packing 8GB of RAM for smooth overall multitasking of heavy apps and games. The two rear cameras is also very sharp in terms of photography, while the Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is simply breathtaking. If you need a quality Android smartphone for about $500, the OnePlus 5 will give you true value for money.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.5-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 8GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 16MP + 20MP
・Selfie Camera: 16MP
・Battery: 3200mAh

SEE MORE: OnePlus 5

6. iPhone 8/8 Plus

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These smartphones weren’t given anytime to shine and show the world their full potential, because their X took over, literally. The iPhone 8 Plus is a beast to be honest, and definitely one of the best smartphones in the world. Powered by the same chip with the iPhone X and has a fingerprint scanner unlike the aforementioned. The battery might be on a low side, but the Apple A11 Bionic chip does magic on the inside, while the dual rear shooters does magic on the outside.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.5-inch
・OS: iOS 11
・Processor: Hexa-core 2.0GHz
・Storage: 256GB ROM + 3GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 7MP
・Battery: 2691mAh

SEE MORE: iPhone 8

5. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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This smartphone has lots of clones in its name, a very powerful device with 8GB RAM just like the OnePlus 5. Xiaomi smartphones are known for giving true value for money, and the Mi Mix 2 is no exception. Comes bezel-less with no top bezels whatsoever, putting the selfie camera in a not so flattering position. Nonetheless, the Mi Mix 2 houses the Snapdragon 835 chip and other great features but retails like a midrange.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.99-inch
・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 8GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 5MP
・Battery: 3400mAh

SEE MORE: Mi Mix 2

4. OnePlus 5T

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The OnePlus 5T currently holds the crown as the world’s fastest Android smartphone. That’s not all, the dual rear shooters on this beauty, made our list of the best smartphone cameras in the world, and it’s no surprise it’s also one of the best smartphone in the world. Sitting in the 4th position, the OnePlus 5T is a total package, boasting of 8GB of RAM, an Optic AMOLED screen and attractive body with two clear cameras at the rear.

Key Specs

・Display: 6.01-inch
・OS: Android 7.1.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2.45GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 8GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 16MP + 20MP
・Selfie Camera: 16MP
・Battery: 3300mAh

SEE MORE: OnePlus 5T

3. Google Pixel 2/2 XL

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The Google Pixel 2 XL reigned supreme on our list of the best smartphone cameras in the world. One of the best smartphone you could get right now, even though it’s obvious it doesn’t come with an appealing body. The Pixel 2 XL is a beast on the inside and houses the Snapdragon 835 chip. Has IP67 certifications and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. These devices would also be the first to receive new updates from Google obviously.

Key Specs

・Display: 6-inch
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz
・Storage: 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3520mAh

SEE MORE: Google Pixel 2 XL

2. iPhone X

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Apple’s flagship smartphone has been dethroned on our list of the best smartphones in the world. The iPhone X has a one of a kind display screen that practically motivated other OEM to create similar looking smartphones. On the inside, it houses Apple’s powerful chipset the A11 Bionic with an Hexa-core processor. Supports face identification technology, wireless charging and water resistant.

Key Specs

・Display: 5.8-inch
・OS: iOS 11
・Processor: Hexa-core 2.39GHz
・Storage: 256GB ROM + 3GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 7MP
・Battery: 2716mAh

SEE MORE: iPhone X Review

1. Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

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The Galaxy S9 Plus is now available in some countries, so it deserves to be on this list and on the top. The S9 Plus houses what is going to be the world’s best smartphones camera, a 12MP shooter with f/1.5 aperture. Inside, the Snapdragon 845 reigns supreme with an octa-core processor, reaching a maximum speed of 2.7GHz. The Samsung’s flagship has 6GB RAM, heart rate sensor, Samsung DeX and iris scanner among other quality features.

Key Specs

・Display: 6.2-inch
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.7GHz
・Storage: 256GB ROM + 6GB RAM
・Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Selfie Camera: 8MP
・Battery: 3500mAh

SEE MORE: Galaxy S9

Conclusion

These are the best smartphones in the world at the moment from our rating. If there’s any smartphone you feel should be on the list or any smartphone that should climb up the ladder or down, do let us know in the comment section.


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