Smartphones have hit something of a plateau in the last two years. While previous generations of phones were revolutionary, the last two have been more evolutionary. Leaps and bounds have given way to baby steps.
That doesn’t mean the top-of-the-line isn’t still the most impressive type of phone you can find! It just means that this year’s high-end doesn’t look too different from last year’s. However, these are the top-of-the-line, and the best phones you can buy.
Best Phones Money Can Buy
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung is known for being one of the best phone manufacturers in the world. Their stellar Galaxy line has been a defining flagship of Android for years now. The newest entry, the S10, is no exception, and it’s bigger brother, the S10, is one of our favorite smartphones. It has a huge, gorgeous OLED display, cutting-edge specs under the hood and great cameras.
If you love Android over iOS, this is the best phone you can get on the platform. The cameras are killer, taking pictures of great quality in numerous conditions. The processor is fast and responsive, and multitasking is easy on this great phone. The only drawback? That huge $1000 price point.
The iPhone X introduced a new paradigm for Apple’s handsets in 2017. Removing the home button and increasing the screen size to a nearly bezel-free display dramatically changed the look of the phone. The iPhone XS is all that, plus a newer A12 Bionic chip that makes other smartphones look like calculators.
Apple’s product design might be your cup of tea or it might put you off. We’ll leave that question of taste to you: however, if you want the best iPhone on the market, it’s the XS. If you don’t mind paying a bit more, the XS Max sports a huge battery and a huge 6.5 inch AMOLED screen.
Google Pixel 3
The makers of the Android operating system bring in their best hardware with the Pixel 3. The Google Pixel 3 is most well-known for its incredible camera. By some metrics, the Pixel 3 has one of the best cameras you can find on a smartphone.
The Pixel 3 is a great competitor to the Samsung line of phones, bringing a big, vibrant display and great features like a Night Mode for shooting pictures in the dark. If you’re an Android fan who wants to take pictures with their phone a lot, the Pixel 3 is for you.