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Best Upcoming Smartphones of 2018: Balancing speed, power, aesthetics and value for money

Technology advancement is something to look out for especially in the mobile phoneindustry. People have been growing dependent on their phones in the past decade, and the diverse features that come with smartphones only increase this dependence. A hamilton math tutor only needs theirsmartphone to conduct most classes as itcarries enough apps to see through a whole lesson with ease. Smartphones get upgraded all the time.Let’s look at some phones that are causing waves at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung has been King of The Hill when it comes to Android smartphones for a number of years running, and looking at their current flagships, the s8 and s8+, one can see why. It’s obvious they are seeking to maintain dominance with their new offerings for this year, the s9 and s9+. What exactly is the big deal about them?

The s9 and its slightly bigger brother both feature a polished aluminum frame, with Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, and is certified IP68 for water and dust resistance. This means your s9 will probably survive the accidental drop into a puddle of water. With a Super AMOLED infinity 2960 * 1440 px screen, be prepared for vivid images and video with the highest clarity you can imagine. Couple that with an amazing front and back snapper backed by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4 Gigs of RAM (6 for the plus version), the S9 is almost the perfect smartphone for this generation.

Technical Specs

Display: 5.8’ Super AMOLED Infinity Display at 563 ppi.

Camera: 12 MP, f/1.5 aperture, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2160/60fps video recording.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Octa core CPU(4* 2.7 GhzKryo and 4*1.7 GhzKryo)

Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64/128/256 GB storage

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia has been a favorite mobile phone maker for many of the current millennial generation for many years until they fell into obscurity when they failed to jump onto the Android bandwagon. They’ve been making great strides off late though in the Android field, and their 2018 flagship Android offering is as worthy a competitor as any other notable brands. Bringing with it a lovely dual Gorilla Glass 5 body with a stainless steel frame in between, packing a Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6 Gigs of RAM, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an undeniable beauty in black.

Technical Specs

Display :5.5 inch QHD p-OLED panel, 2160*1080 resolution

Camera: 12MP, 1.4 um, f/1.75 lens, Secondary 12MP 2* Telephoto 1.0um, f/2.6 lens

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octacore, 2.5 GHz + 1.8Ghz

Memory: 6GB RAM, 128 GB memory

Sony Xperia XZ2

This latest offering from the Japanese giants employs a new evolutionary design titles ‘Ambient Flow’, and is a major break from the rectangular sharp edged designs one generally expects from Sony. Built with a Gorilla Glass 5 back and front panels with an aluminum frame, the XZ2 has an alluring ethereal beauty that beckons the buyer to it. But does its hardware justify its purchase?

Technical Specs

Display: 5.7 inch, FHD+ IPS LCD HDR, 424 PPI

Camera: 19MP, SONY IMX400 camera, f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, IR sensor or white balance.

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kryo 385, 8*2.8 Ghz, Adreno 630 GPU

Memory: 4GB RAM, 64 GB memory

End note

Phone companies are always out to top each other. Soon enough these phones that are a current must have will be overtaken by better and faster smartphones from different or even the same company. Its up to you to get one that suits your needs fully.

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