Smartphones with the best design of 2018: when the characteristics do not matter

The technical characteristics of any smartphone are certainly important, but the look, first of all, attracts its appearance, design is what catches the eye, is remembered and makes an impression. Therefore, the design criterion is an important parameter when choosing a decent gadget.

It is he who will distinguish your device among many similar ones, attract the eyes and give you aesthetic pleasure. What have smartphone designers managed to offer in 2018? What ideas and solutions interested the public?

Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design

This high-end model, offered in black or red, is essentially based on the flagship Mate 20 Pro with some design and technical changes. Externally, they are similar in many ways, except for the case cover, which in the Mate 20 RS is covered with leather.

On it is a glass insert with Huawei and Porsche Design logotypes, above them-a triple camera with optics from Leica. As for the configuration, it is almost identical, with the exception of RAM and internal memory-here they are 8 GB and 256 / 512 GB, respectively. For the stylish and powerful beauty of the Mate 20 RS, you will have to pay a lot, but that's why this is a designer device.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.39-inch AMOLED,, 19.5:9Processor: Kirin 980processor: ARM Mali-G76 Mp10operable memory: GBINTERNAL memory: 256 / 512 GB Cameras: Triple main-40 MP + 20 MP and 8 MP telephoto camera; front-24 MPBattery: 4200 mAh, non-removable IP rating: IP68 Operating system: Android 9 Pierazmer and weight: 157. 8x72. 3x8. 6 mm, 189 gHiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 impresses not only with a beautiful frameless Super AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.39, but also with the design of the case, thanks to which the developers managed to hide the front camera. The body of this model is made of metal and glass, and it is made using the slider technology-long and well-known, but forgotten.

The designers decided to abandon the idea of a retractable camera in favor of a sliding screen. It looks both stylish and original. All other parameters of the device are also at the proper height, quite corresponding to its flagship appearance.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.39-inch AMOLED, 2340x1080Processor: Snapdragon 845PROCESSOR: Adreno 630operable memory: 6 / 8 / 10 GBINTERNAL memory: 128/256 GB Cameras: Dual main-12 + 12 MP; dual Front Dual-on 24+2 MPBattery: 3850mAh, Non-removable Operating System: Android 9.0 with MIUI 10 shell Dimensions and weight: 157.89 x 74.69 x 8.46 mm, 218g Sony XPERIA XZ3

This model from Sony may not be so revolutionary – it does not have extendable cameras and other non-standard innovations, but its huge frameless screen and stylish metal case attract attention.

The developers decided to abandon the angular design of the previous models and performed the XZ3, in addition to the usual black and white, in non-standard burgundy and emerald colors. This decision clearly benefited the smartphone – it looks great and fits nicely in your hand. Its performance is at the level of all the latest flagship devices,

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6-inch OLED, 2880 x 1440, 18:9 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB, expandable to 512 GB Cameras: main - 19 MP with Motion Eye sensor, f/2.0 and front-facing 13 MP Sound: Front-facing stereo speakers S-Force Surround Battery: 3330 mAh with fast and wireless charging IP Rating: IP65/68 Connections: Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 Operating System: Android 9.0 PI Dimensions and weight: 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm, 193 gMeizu 16 Plus

Here the eye-catching mega-screen with a diagonal of 6.5 inches, with the thinnest, almost imperceptible frames at the top and bottom. The fingerprint scanner on the back panel is displayed on the screen. But the most important thing in the design of this device is its incredibly elegant body. The developers claim that this phone is the thinnest in the world, among touch-sensitive smartphones. Such a solid filling in the case with a thickness of only 7.3 mm is impressive, you will agree.

Specifications Screen: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED , with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 6/8 GB Internal memory: 64/128/256 GB Cameras: Main dual - 12 + 20 MP and front 20 MP Battery: 3640 mAh Operating system: Android 8.1 + Flyme 7 Dimensions and Weight: 160.4 x 78.2 x 7.3 mm, 182GZTE Nubia X

A special feature of the Nubia X design is the presence of two screens at once – the main one with a diagonal of 6.26 inches and an additional one located on the back panel with a diagonal of 5.1. The second screen is built into the case cover without visible seams and borders, which makes the phone look very elegant. There is no front-facing camera, so the main screen is almost devoid of frames, and a dual main camera is designed for taking selfies. The technical parameters of this device are comparable to the brand flagships.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.26-inch, with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 and an additional 5.1-inch with a resolution of 1520 x 720, both in 19:9 format Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 6.8 GB Internal memory: 64/128/256 GB Cameras: main dual - 12 + 20 MP and front 20 MP Battery: 3800 mAh Operating system: Android 8.1 with Nubia UI 6.0 Dimensions and weight: 154. 1x73. 3x8. 4 mm, 181gelephone PX

This stylish device also belongs to the category of frameless, and the absence of frames is achieved by placing the front camera in a special sliding block. Its slim body with rounded edges and a huge screen that covers the entire front panel looks great in black and green colors, and the technical characteristics include both a powerful processor and a capacious battery .

Specifications Screen: 6.34-inch, with a resolution of 1440 x 720 Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 processor: PowerVR GE8320 Operational memory: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB Cameras: Main dual - 16 + 2 MP and dual front 16 + 2 MP Battery: 3640 mAh Operating System: Android 9.0 LG V40 THINQ

The impressive 6.4-inch screen of this smartphone attracts the attention of no less than the number of cameras built into it. Triple main camera and dual front-facing camera-this sounds serious. At the same time, the dual front-facing camera unit did not violate the design of the device and perfectly fit into the thin "eyebrow" above the screen, which looks almost frameless. The bright colors of the case, made of glass and aluminum, are also pleasing.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.4-inch OLED FullVision, 538ppi, 3120 x 1440, 19.5:9, HDR10 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845processor: Adreno 630OPERABLE memory: 6 GB LPDDRX4INTERNAL memory: 64 or 128 GB, expandable to 2 TV Cameras: triple main-on 12 +16 +12 MP; Front Dual - 8 + 5 MP Sound: Boombox speaker with 3D Surround Sound and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC Battery: 3300 mAh, Non-removable IP Rating: IP68 Operating System: Android 8.1 OGE Dimensions and weight: 75.8 x 7.7 x 158.7 mm, 169 g