While 2017 was believed to be a stellar year for smartphones, those benchmarks were raised even higher in 2018. This last year has seen the launch of good phones that included improvements in almost every aspect possible. But with such a wide range to choose from, buying a good phone becomes even more difficult. If you’re about to get your hands on a new phone, here’s a list of smartphones that won’t disappoint.

iPhone XS

Although the iPhone XS was regarded as a ‘minor’ update by critics, it’s much more than that. The introduction of the A12 Bionic chip makes it very powerful. There is also the stellar camera, gorgeous display, a better-than-ever iOS, improved Face ID and exciting AR (augmented reality) capabilities that make it one of the best phones out there. Like this article? Also read: How the Evolution of the TV has Changed Our Viewing Experience

Samsung Galaxy S9+

This phone checks all the boxes, making it an ideal pick for just about anyone. The gorgeous glass-and-aluminium body is met with powerful such as the Exynos 9810 processor and 6GB of RAM, which provide a stellar experience. Its adaptable cameras, great multitasking UI and Iris scanning capabilities make it a commendable package for anyone looking to buy an outstanding phone.

Xiaomi Poco F1

The Poco F1 is the one to get if you want a budget phone, but one that performs like a champ. The F1 screams performance with its Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM. It also has a copper pipe that provides a cool experience even when under heavy loads. The phone also boasts of a good camera and stellar battery life.

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is probably the best ‘one more thing’ announcement ever made by Apple. Although you’d expect it to fare worse than it’s elder, more-expensive sibling, the iPhone XR is no slouch. It has solid battery life, Apple’s most powerful chip - the A12 Bionic - and six gorgeous colour variants to select from. If the iPhone XS is out of your budget, then jump on the iPhone XR right away.

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