For the vast majority of people, the smartphone has supplanted all other gadgets in terms of the way we communicate, gather information, record events and manage our daily lives. Smartphones have evolved to the point that many are comparable in processing speed with many PCs. We literally carry what we would have been a super computer several decades ago in our pocket with that device holding the sum of our lives – data, behavior, pictures, videos, etc. In fact, the top smartphones for 2018, have more features and functionality than those behemoth super computers of the past.
Like many other important purchases in our lives, the choice of smartphone often takes many items into consideration. Some people are looking for the best value for the price and don’t really care about all the bells and whistles or brand for that matter. Others are more concerned about design, number of features, memory, processing speed, OS, battery life, etc. Price is of lesser concern for these shoppers. They want the best money can buy. Then there are a great many shoppers who are looking for specific needs: Screen size, camera resolution, memory, memory expansion features, security features, etc. So shopping for a smartphone can be a very complicated and personal process, especially when taking a look at the top smartphones for 2018.
With so many great smartphones on the market though, cutting through all the clutter can be a process all by itself. In rating the following top smartphones for 2018, we took into account price, processing speed (CPU), RAM, display size and resolution, storage, camera, and battery life. We applied a weight to each of these factors to come up with our list of the top smartphones for 2018.
1. OnePlus 6 – Top Smartphones
Weighted Score: 8.85
OS: Oxygen – Android™ Oreo
CPU: Snapdragon 845
RAM: 6/8 GB
Display Size/Resolution: 6.28 inches/1080×2280 pixels
Storage: 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB
Camera: 16 mp
Battery Life: 8.4 hours
For the price, it is hard to beat this phone. Sure, you’re not going to get all the bells and whistles but the OnePlus 6 packs a lot of value into the price. Fast processor, full HD display, decent camera, excellent RAM and storage on the basic model. You would be hard pressed to find a better value for a smartphone.