The best flagships of 2018: the most top-end that appeared last year

The year is coming to an end, and this always means summing up, in the mobile industry, including. The number of flagship smartphones presented in 2018 is large, and choosing among them a few of the most worthy ones is not an easy task.

Which phone can be recognized as the best-this choice is always subjective, but, nevertheless, there are recognized leaders in the market. They will be discussed. The best flagship smartphones of 2018 that managed to attract attention:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is definitely leading among most flagships, and this is not surprising. Its large and bright 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen impresses not only with its realistic color reproduction, almost complete absence of frames, but also with a very wide viewing angle.

A powerful processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9810) and a very large amount of RAM (6 or 8 GB), combined with built-in memory of 128 or 512 GB, allow you to download and run any, the most resource-intensive games and applications.

The Note 9's dual camera is also commendable for the image quality achieved with its dual aperture and telephoto lens, while the improved S-Pen stylus with its built-in Bluetooth module is even more functional. The battery capacity has been increased from 3,300 to 4,000 mAh-you will agree that this sounds very encouraging.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 (Quad HD+), 516ppi, 18.5:9 Processor: Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: ARM Mali-G72 (Exynos) or Adreno 630 (Snapdragon)RAM: 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4 Internal memory: 128 or 512 GB, microSD up to 512 GB Cameras: main dual 12 MP wide angle with OIS, and f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture plus 12 MP telephoto; front-facing 8 MP Sound: AKG stereo speakers, Dolby ATMOS Battery: 4,000 mAh, non-removable IP rating: IP68 Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth V5.0, USB Type-C,NFC Scanners: Iris, Fingerprint and face Operation System: Android 8.1 with Samsung Exregion shell Dimensions and weight: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 201G Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro is included in the list of flagship leaders in a number of parameters. This is due to the powerful Kirin 970 processor, which supports AI and machine learning for pattern recognition and image manipulation, and thanks to the capacious 4000 mAh battery, which is able to provide for all this power for a long time without recharging.

But this device is good not only because of the power and performance. Its triple camera with Leica optics, a 40 MP main lens and 5x hybrid zoom is a real innovation on the market. A 6.1-inch OLED screen and a stylish case with a gradient color also did not disappoint.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.1-inch Huawei FullView OLED, 2240 x 1080, 18.7:9 Processor: Huawei Kirin 970 + NPU Processor: Mali-G72 Operational memory: 6 GB LPDDR4 Built-in memory: 128 GB Cameras: 40 MP main triple, f / 1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f / 1.6 + 8 MP Telephoto f/2.4; front-facing 24 MP f / 2.0; Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh Rating: IP67 Connections: Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11 with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 shell Dimensions and weight: 155.0 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, 180GONEPLUS 6T

An impressive competitor to the recognized flagships is the OnePlus 6T-and its advantage is not only that, unlike most high-end smartphones, it does not cost about $ 1,000. This device also competes in terms of performance: it has built - in the fastest of modern mobile processors-Snapdragon845, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal memory.

The display with a diagonal of 6.41 inches, made using Super AMOLED technology, is good in itself, and, in addition,it has a built-in on-screen fingerprint scanner, which not every flagship can boast of. The battery capacity is quite solid - 3700 mAh, and fast charging technology allows this device to be fully charged in just 90 minutes.

Specifications Screen: 6.41-inch AMOLED 2340 x 1080, 402ppi, 19.5:9 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 6 GB/8 GB LPDDR4X Internal memory: 128 GB/256 GB Cameras: main dual 16 MP, f/1.7 and 20 MP, f/1.7 and front 16 MP MP, f/2.0 Sound: Mono, Dirac Power Soundconnections: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C Battery: 3700mAh, Non-removable Operating System: OxygenOS on Android 9 PI Dimensions and weight: 75.4 x 155.7 x 7.75 mm, 177 gLG V40

How did this device manage to surprise you? Of course, a huge screen with a very high resolution, a powerful processor and a solid amount of memory, capable of solving any task-from running games with the most complex graphics, to serious large-scale applications.

The triple main camera allows you to take different types of pictures with the same quality, regardless of external conditions, and the double front camera improves the quality of selfies. Five cameras – this is a very significant application for getting into our list.

Specifications Screen: 6.4-inch OLED FullVision, 538ppi, 3120 x 1440, 19.5:9, HDR10 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 6 GB LPDDRX4 Internal memory: 64 or 128 GB, expandable to 2 TV Cameras: Triple main – 12 MP, ƒ/1.5, wide-angle 16 MP, ƒ/1.9, 12 MP telephoto camera,/ / 2.4; front Dual – 8 MP, d/1.9 and Wide-angle 5 MP Sound: Boombox speaker with 3D Surround Sound and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC Battery: 3300 mAh, non-removable IP Rating: IP68 Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C System: Android 8.1 OGE Dimensions and weight: 75.8 x 7.7 x 158.7 mm, 169G Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Mate 20 Pro model attracts attention with a stylish mirror case and a huge frameless screen that supports HDR10 technology. But its main feature is the presence of a dedicated neuroprocessor that supports machine learning.

This allows the smartphone's camera to recognize objects in the process of shooting, and the smartphone itself to translate the texts that fall into the frame. The capacious 4200 mAh battery provides up to two days of battery life and charges very quickly. The triple camera with optics from Leica also deserves praise – it copes with any task, from portrait shooting to night landscapes.

Specifications Screen: 6.39-inch AMOLED, 1440 x 3120 Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 Processor: Mali - G76 Operational memory: 6 GB Internal memory: 128 GB 6 GB RAM, expandable to 256 GB Cameras: Triple main-40 MP, f/1.8, 20 MP wide-angle, f/2.2 and 8 MP telephoto camera, f/1.8/ 2.4, Leica optics; front Camera – 24 MPIR rating: IP68 Sound: Dolby ATMOS stereo speakers Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C Battery: 4200 mAh with support for wireless and fast charging Scanners: Faces, on-screen fingerprint scanner Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 interface Dimensions and weight: 157.8 × 72.3 × 8.6 g, 189 GHZ XS

What's New did the developers from Apple manage to offer us in 2018? In addition to the high-performance new A12 Bionic processor with an additional neural chip responsible for machine learning, this is a solid amount of RAM, a bright frameless screen in a stylish case, support for two SIM cards and a dual camera, which the iPhone, as always, is on top.

The device also received enhanced moisture protection - now it can withstand immersion under water to a depth of 2 m. Thanks to the AI elements, the processor performs better and faster image recognition and processing, which simplifies and speeds up the operation of the camera and the FaceID interface.

Specification12 Bionic with a new generation of Neural Engine (chip responsible for machine learning)Screen: 5.8 inches, 2436 x 1125, 463ppi, Super AMOLED, HDR10 Processor: Apple A12 Biopis Processor: Neural Epinoperating memory: 4 GB Built-in memory: 64-512 GB without expandability Cameras: Dual main with 12 MP lenses (standard with f/1.8 aperture and telephoto with f/2.4 aperture; front 7 MP f/2.2 Battery: 2659 mAh, non-removable with fast and wireless charging mode IP rating: IP68 Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Scanners: Face FaceID Dimensions and weight: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 177G Sony Xperia XZ3

The first impression of this model is a very thin body and a large, almost frameless screen with high resolution. But the multimedia capabilities of the device do not end with the screen parameters alone – it offers excellent stereo sound and excellent pictures taken with the intelligent Motion Eye camera, as well as high-quality selfies. The performance here is also at a level – the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor provides performance worthy of being on our list.

Specifications Screen: 6-inch OLED, 2880 x 1440, 18:9 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 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-13 MP Sound: front-facing stereo speakers S-Force Surround Battery: 3330 mAh with fast and wireless Charging IP Rating: IP65/68connections: Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 Operating System: Android 9.0 Pierazmer and weight: 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm, 193 gGoogle Pixel 3 XL

There are no questions about the performance of this flagship-the Snapdragon 845 processor will cope with any task. Despite the fact that Google has not integrated a dual or triple main camera in the Pixel 3 smartphone family, its 12.2 MP sensor is considered one of the best on the market. The images taken with this camera do not require any additional processing - their detail and color reproduction are excellent, even in very low light conditions. And another plus-the latest operating system in its purest form and the fastest upgrades-Google will take care of it.

< /p>Specifications Screen: 6.3-inch flexible OLED, 1440 x 2960, 523ppi, 18.5:9 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor: Adreno 630 Operational memory: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB, 128 GB without microSD slot Cameras: Main - 12.2 MP f/1.8, front dual 8 MP (standard and wide-angle)Battery: 3430 mAh Rating: IP68 Sound: Front speakers.Connections: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5GHz 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC Operating System: Android 9 PI Dimensions and Weight: 76.7 x 158.0 x 7.9 mm, 184g