2019 is just 15 days away and it is good to see a recap of what all happened in the year 2018. So, we are here with a new form of article which you might have not seen in recent times from any writers.
Smartphones have become a very basic necessity of this world and you might have a smartphone already in your hand and reading this, this article is purely on smartphones. So, this article is covering best smartphones of 2018 which are categorized upon the prices that they are launched.
Disclaimer: This Article is purely a personal opinion based and if any similarities found with other writers is purely co-incidence.
Consideration: The following article is considering the price brackets below for considering the smartphone and are subsequently categorized.
- Price Brackets is “Budget” in which Price of Smartphones are within ₹10,999-₹18,999.
- Price Bracket is “Mid-Range” in which price of Smartphones are within ₹19,999-₹25,999.
- Price Bracket is “Flagship” in which price of Smartphones are within ₹26,999-₹49,999.
- Price Bracket is “Premium” in which price of Smartphones are above ₹50,000.
So, Lets Begin the Recap of Best Smartphones of 2018.
Best Budget Smartphones of 2018
Best Budget Smartphones of 2018
Budget Smartphones might not be that powerful as mid-range, flagship and premium smartphones, but they give best performance at the price they have been offered. Here is a list which will recommend you the Best Budget Smartphone.
Xiaomi is one of the leading smartphone brand in India. MI A2 is the successor of MI A1. MI A2 is coming at a price of ₹15,999 and offers us Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC. The RAM and Internal Storage in the base variant is 4GB and 64GB and the high end variant is 6GB and 128GB and it is priced at ₹18,999. The phone features a dual camera setup on the back side which is 12MP+20MP and front camera is a 20MP Lens. The device is having a battery capacity of 3010mAh. The device also comes with the Android One Project.
Realme is the successful online brand like the Xiaomi is. Realme U1 is a recent launch of the company and has to say it one of best budget smartphone out there in the market. Realme U1 is priced at ₹11,990 and is offering us all new Mediatek Helio P70 SoC. U1 comes with the support of big 4000mAh battery and Dual 4G support. the Phone has a dual camera setup in the rear side which is 13mp+2mp and features a 25MP AI Front Camera.
Honor 9N is truly a budget beast smartphone. The phone is priced at ₹15,990 for 4GB Ram and 128GB Internal storage variant but the base model starts at ₹10,928. The device is having Kirin 659 Octa-Core Processor. Phone is having a dual camera setup on the rear side which has 13mp+2mp lens and the front camera is 16MP AI Camera. The phone comes with 3000mAh Battery and supports Dual 4G. Comes with the Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.2.
Vivo is the brand popular for its Offline marketing but still be able to beat the competition of online brands. The Phone is Priced at ₹17,990 for 6GB RAM and 64GB internal Storage variant. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC with Octa-core processor. The Phone is having a dual camera setup on the rear side which is 13mp+2mp lens and the front camera is a 16mp AI Camera. The phone is having the battery capacity of 3260mAh and it supports Dual 4G connectivity.
Nokia 6.1 is a complete budget package it delivers everything right at the Price Point. Nokia 6.1 is priced at ₹15,850 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage variant. 6.1 comes with the 16MP camera on the back with Zeiss optics lens and the front camera is an 8MP AI Camera. The SoC of the device is snapdragon 630 with octa-core processor. The battery capacity of the Nokia 6.1 is 3000mAh Battery and it supports the Dual 4G standby. The device comes with the Android One Project.
Best Mid-Range Smartphones of 2018
Best Mid-Range Smartphones of 2018
Mid-Range Smartphones are those which have good specifications and good performance. even though they have good specifications but they are not as good as flagship phones or premium smartphones. So, let’s look at those Mid-Range Smartphones which were best this year.
Vivo V11 is a Mid-range smartphone considering its Price point only. The smartphone is priced at ₹20,990. What Vivo V11 is offering us is as below, The Smartphone comes with the Mediatek P60 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage. Vivo V11 is having dual rear camera setup which is 16MP+5MP Lens setup. Front camera in the device is 25MP AI Selfie Camera. The Phone Features a 3315mAh Battery and supports Dual 4G.
Oppo F9 Pro is one of the good deal in the mid-range smartphones. The Phone is Priced at ₹23,990 and here is what the phone is offering us. The Smartphone comes with the Mediatek Helio P60 SoC with 6GB Ram and 2 variants of internal Storage one is 64GB and another one is 128GB. The device is having a dual rear camera setup where one lens is 16MP and another one 2MP. The Front Camera is a 25MP AI Lens. The Phone features a 3500mAh battery and supports Dual 4G.
Honor Play is One such device which actually belongs to Flagship Segment but due to its pricing it is considered under the Mid-range segment. Honor Play is Priced at just ₹20,990 and is offering us huge specifications. The device is featuring Kirin 970 SoC which is a flagship grade SoC. The phone also offers us a Turbo Boost technology which helps in gaming experience. The Phone is having Dual 4G supports and is having DDR4X 6GB RAM and UFS2.1 64GB Internal Storage. Coming to camera segemt the phone features a dual rear camera setup which is a 16MP+2MP AI camera setup and front camera is a 16MP Camera. The device has a 3750mAh Battery and Supports 9V 2A fast Charging.
Nokia 7 Plus is truly a mid-range smartphone, because of its price and and the specifications it offers. Nokia 7 Plus is price at ₹24,900 and is offering us a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC on a 2.Ghz Octa Core processor. The Phone is having a 12Mp+13MP dual rear camera setup with the ZEISS Optics and features a 16MP front camera. The device comes with the 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage and can extended upto 256GB. The Smatphone is powered by a 3500mAH Battery and supports the Dual 4G Stand by.
Samsung Galaxy A7 is the most talked smartphone in recent days. A7 is a Mid-range phone by its price point and is price at ₹21,990 for 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage variant, the same phone is priced at ₹25,990 for 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. The phone features the 3 camera setup on the rear side which are of 24+5+8MP and the front camera is 24MP camera. The phone comes with the octa-core Processor with exynos 7885 SOC. The device is having a 3500mAh Battery and will support Dual 4G standby.
Pocophone F1 is called master of speed, and it is truly a master of speed. When Pocophone F1 was announced it shook the market reality of flagship concept. Pocophone is priced and is available at Just ₹19,999 and offers us an enormous amount of specifications such as Snapdragon 845, Liquid Cooling System, Great Camera Quality with the dual rear cameras having , 12MP+5MP lens and the front camera having 20MP Lens. The Phone also offers 4000mAh battery and supports quick charge 3.0. The Phone is available in 3 Ram and memory variants such as, 6GB RAM+64GB Internal storage, 8GB RAM+128GB Internal Storage and 8GB RAM+256GB Internal Storage.
Best Flagship Smartphones of 2018:
Best Flagship Smartphones of 2018
Flagship Smartphones are those which give you the feel of premium smartphones but at lesser price. Flagship smartphones contain similar feature which the premium smartphones feature but are available at lesser price. So, discussing those flagship smartphones which are released in 2018.
OnePlus is from the beginning is a manufacturer of flagship grade devices. New phone from OnePlus which is OnePlus 6T is a success in the market providing the best features such as in-display fingerprint scanner, Night Scape mode in camera at the price beginning from ₹37,999. The phone offers us the mighty snapdragon 845 chipset on an octa core processor. The device is having the power of 3700mAh battery. The device has the best camera features which has dual lens setup at the rear side which are 20mp+16mp lens and has 16mp front camera. The phone is available in the market in 3 variants such as 6GB+64GB, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB.
Nokia is a new player to the android market but they glory is not forgone, Nokia is maintaining its brand in the market with the phone like Nokia 8 sirocco. The device is offering us Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset on an octa-core processor. The phone is having the complete glass build with corning gorilla glass 5 and has the display size of 5.5″. Nokia 8 sirocco is having a dual camera setup with 12mp+13mp lens with zeiss optics. The front camera is a 5MP lens. The phone has the battery capacity of 3260mAh. The phone is available in single storage variant which is 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal storage and there is no option to memory expansion. With all these features the phone is available @ Just ₹34,880 which was actually launched for ₹54,999.
Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first smartphone in the world to feature a Quad camera setup on the rear side. The Galaxy A9 is priced at ₹36,990 and features the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC on an 1.80Ghz octa core processor. The Phone has the quad camera setup on the back which features 24MP+5MP+10MP+8MP camera lens and a 24MP Front camera. The battery capacity of the Samsung galaxy A9 is 3800mAh. The smartphone is available in single memory variant which is 6GB RAM+128GB Internal Storage and can expand the storage up to 512GB.
LG V40 Thinq:
LG was once manufactured great smartphones but over the time has elapsed their phones didn’t match the current market expectations. So, LG V40 Thinq is one such good but under rated smartphone among the list. The device offer us 6.4″ P-OLED Display with the corning gorilla glass 5. The Phone features the Snapdragon 845 SoC on an octa-core processor. V40 Thinq features a triple rear camera having12MP+12MP+16MP Lens and a dual front camera having 8MP+5MP lens. The battery capacity of the phone is 3300mAh. All these features are available at price of just ₹37,999 making it the best competitor to OnePlus 6T.
Best Premium Smartphones of 2018:
Best Premium Smartphones 2018
The Premium Smartphones are those which are having the similar specifications of flagship devices but are more superior when it comes to the performance. Here we are just listing out the Premium Smartphones which are launched in 2018.
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are the 2 smartphones which are having the best camera in the world, has the latest snapdragon 845, has a 2915mAh Battery with fast and wireless charging, completely glass build with gorilla glass 6. The phone is priced at ₹71,000.
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a device which is giving huge competition to the Google Pixel in terms of camera performance. The phone comes with the triple camera setup on the back having 40MP+20MP+8MP lens and a 24MP front camera. The features the latest Kirin 980 SoC on an octa-core processor. the Phone is having the battery capacity of 4200mAh it also supports the fast charging and also wireless charging and reverse charge. The Phone Priced at ₹69,999 making it a premium Smartphone.
- iPhone XS, XS MAX, and XR are undoubtedly Premium Smartphones. Even though Apple Says iPhone XR is for every one but still it is not affordable by a normal individual. All the phone Phones features the all new Bionic A12 Chip, battery capacity unknown but as price extensively high, where iPhone XS is priced at ₹98,950 for a 4GB+64GB memory variant. iPhone XS max is Priced at ₹1,09,099 for a 4GB RAM+64GB Internal Storage. iPhone XR is Priced at ₹ 76,900 for a 3GB+64GB memory variant.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is also one among the premium smartphones The S9+ offers us Exynos 9810 Soc on octa-core processor has the battery capacity of 3500mAh. S9+ is having the 12+12MP dual rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The Phone is available in 2 memory variants such as 6GB RAM+64GB , 128GB and 256 GB where, 6GB+64GB is priced at $61,900, 6GB+128GB is Priced at ₹65,900 and 6GB+256GB is priced at ₹69,900 making them fall under the premium segment.
We have arrived at the Conclusion of the List, this list was made to give recommendation to our readers and aid them in making decision according to their price segment.
Thus they were the best smartphones of 2018. tell us what do you think about the article, pour your thoughts down in the comment section below.Thank you for choosing Postgated
This Article included only those smartphone which were launched India in 2018. Any launch of smartphones post publication of this article are not considered but will be added in its revisions.