2018 Top 15 Best Smartphones Hot Online Searches

2018 Top 15 Best Smartphones Hot Online Searches

2018 Top 15 Best Smartphones Hot Online Searches. So, as we close out 2018, what are the 15 best smartphones available right now? Read on to find out. Here is the full list of 2018 top smartphones searches online.

2018 Top 15 Best Smartphones Hot Online Searches

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So, as we close out 2018, what are the 15 best smartphones available right now? Read on to find out.

We know that it’s not all about the high-cost, super spec phones all the time so we’ve made you a handy list of all the top smartphones that you can get on the market right now, assessing what really matters to you, the buyer.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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The best smartphone around? Certainly for Android fans.

Release date: March 2018 | Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm |

OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU:

Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery:

3,500mAh | Rear camera: Dual 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is still the best smartphone available right now.

It’s a big phone that’s designed for big hands – and it takes the very best of what’s on the smartphone market and puts it together in a compelling package that we’ve loved testing, despite the strong competition on the following pages.

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The Super AMOLED 6.2-inch display has been measured as one of the very best around right now, with super colours, great dynamic range and, essentially, the very best viewing experience you can have on a mobile phone.

Battery life

The battery life on the S9 Plus is better than that seen on the smaller S9, thanks to the 3,500mAh battery in the Plus model – although it’s probably the weakest part of the phone, not offering as much life as we’d have liked.


The camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus is among the best on the market, and the dual-aperture capability offers some startlingly good snaps when things get a little darker.

Colours can look a tad washed out when the exposure is higher, but the power of the sensor, with memory built into it to make it smarter than most rivals, offers very low-noise shots.

Mini verdict

If you’re after a bigger phone with all the features that matter on board, the Galaxy S9 Plus is that and more.

There is nothing missing from the Galaxy S9 Plus and it still deserves respect several months later.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S9 plus Full Review

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 earlier this year. It’s an evolution in the Galaxy S line, but one that leads as close to perfection as you can expect for a smartphone today.

The Samsung’s Infinity Display continues to impress and earns a near perfect score like other Samsung displays on the newest Samsung, Apple, and Google phones.

Meanwhile, there is 6GB of RAM, the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor, a rear dual aperture camera, another one with super slow motion support (S9 Plus only), the ability to add inexpensive microSD cards, improved Bixby assitant and a hardware button dedicated to its use.

Samsung Pay payment technology, wireless and fast charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, a USB Type-C standard port, and traditional 3.5mm headset jack. It also launches with Android 8.0 Oreo.

One of the things that stands out on Samsung phones is RF performance, so if you live in an area with a weak cellular signal then you might move the S9 up further in your list of best smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available at price starting at $720 (S9). T-Mobile and Samsung have the best prices with other carriers adding additional premiums on top of the MSRP.

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If you buy an unlocked one from Samsung it will not contain carrier bloatware and is priced lower than most US carriers too.

Samsung is starting to roll out its newest software experience for beta testing on the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus so stay tuned for more on this update.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S9 full review

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Huawei technology company, recently announced the Mate 20 Pro and it brings together all of the greatness of Huawei into a single device that is tough to beat.

The Mate 20 Pro includes the first Android 7nm process chipset with the Kirin 980 (Apple’s A12 Bionic also uses the 7nm process), two Neural Processing Units, a fourth-generation image signal processor, and a LTE Cat.21 modem.

Meanwhile, the triple rear camera capability from the Huawei P20 Pro is brought to the Mate 20 Pro, but in a different central two-by-two arrangement with one change made to one of the three lenses.

The three rear cameras have 40MP, 20MP, and 8MP resolution with a 24MP front-facing shooter and artificial intelligence to help you capture great shots.

In addition, the monochrome lens has been replaced with a wide-angle lens so that you now have telephoto, wide-angle, and standard camera functionality.

A large 6.39 inch OLED is on the front with cool Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Black, Pink Gold, and Twilight colour options for the device. Android 9.0 Pie powers things while EMUI has been updated to version 9.0.

One interesting move from Huawei is the inclusion of an external storage card slot using its own new nano memory card rather than standard microSD cards.

We also see one of the first fingerprint scanners embedded right into the display.

Huawei is known for very long battery life and massive batteries so the 4,200 mAh battery is no real surprise, but much appreciated.

Read More: Huawei Mate 20 pro full review

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Apple pushed the entry-level price of a flagship up to $1,000 last year with the iPhone X and raised the bar again this year with the most expensive flagship available in the iPhone XS Max.

The Apple iPhone XS Max has been shown to best all other phones in benchmarking testing and the Apple A12 Bionic chipset certainly blazes new trails.

It has a fabulous OLED screen, good sized battery, and new camera software to make it a very compelling flagship.

The iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099 for a minimal storage 64GB model and runs up to $1,449 for the 512GB model.

Read More: Apple iPhone XS Max/XS full review 

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S Pen

The Galaxy Note 9 is the best phone for business and continues to be my favourite phone of 2018.

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The Galaxy Note 9 improves upon the Note 8 with the following amazing features

A Bluetooth S Pen

More internal capacity and RAM

A massive 4,000 mAh battery

Better dual rear cameras with some software intelligence

Enhanced audio capability

And new placement of the rear fingerprint scanner.

The new Bluetooth S Pen is an excellent innovation that is sure to please all Note fans with the additional remote control functionality.

Later this year a SDK will be released so that third parties can add support for the Bluetooth S Pen.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 continues to have all of the excellent Galaxy Foundation aspects such as

High level of water resistance

Fast wireless charging

A stunning Super AMOLED screen

Expandable microSD storage

A 3.5mm headset jack, and much more.

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In addition, extending it to an external monitor with Samsung DeX is quick and easy, while also providing a full functioning desktop experience.

Samsung just released a Linux on DeX beta this week that continues to show how capable the Galaxy Note 9 is for business.

Since it has been out now for a few months, you can find great deals on the Note 9.

T-Mobile sells it for $900 ($100 less than launch price) while a SIM-unlocked one from Samsung will only be $800 during its Black Friday sale.

With a large capacity MicroSD card you could actually have more than 1TB in the palm of your hand.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 full review

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While US consumers will have to resort to eBay to pick one up, the Huawei P20 Pro remains one of the most exciting phones of 2018, even with its new cousin just launching in the form of the Mate 20 Pro.

The unique triple camera design with 68 megapixels worth of shooting power should help you take some fantastic shots with a low light mode that beats out all the other smartphones available today.

Huawei has been including massive capacity batteries in its flagships and the P20 Pro is no exception with 4,000 mAh that is sure to get you through at least one full, busy day.

It has a large 6.1 inch OLED with a notch you can show or hide, a powerful Kirin 970 processor with integrated AI, IP67 dust and water resistance, and more.

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Huawei’s EMUI has come a long way and the home screen now has a standard Google Feed on one panel with an interface that is close to stock.

When Huawei does provide software and settings beyond stock Android, those serve to enhance the device rather than clutter it up and slow it down.

The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, flies through every action and is a sheer joy to use.

Read more: Huawei P20 Pro full review

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7 GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL AND PIXEL 3 2018 Top 15 Best Smartphones Hot Online Searches

While the Galaxy Note 9 offers just about everything you want, software updates are not its speciality.

If you want an Android phone that will always have the latest firmware and security updates, while also offering a fairly stock experience, then nothing beats the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

These two phones are the exact same except for the overall size and battery capacity.

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The Google Pixel 3 XL has a large 6.3-inch 18:9 display,

Snapdragon 845 processor

4GB of RAM

64GB and 128GB integrated storage

Single rear 12.2 megapixel camera

Dual front-facing cameras

IP68 dust and water resistance

3430 mAh battery

And dual front stereo speakers.

However, the smaller Pixel 3 has a 5.5 inch display and smaller 2,915 mAh battery while the rest of the specs are the same as the XL model.

Thankfully, wireless charging is included this year, along with a set of wired Pixel Buds in the retail package.

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Meanwhile, the larger Pixel 3 XL has a display with a notch while the smaller model forgoes this design approach so often seen today.

They both help you shoot stunning photos so if photography means more to you than other functions and features you may want to consider the Pixel 3 or 3 XL over other smartphones in this list.

In addition to software being a focus for Google, the camera is another reason to buy the Pixel 3 or 3 XL over other better smartphone hardware.

Google just released its Night Sight mode for the camera and it is truly magic.

More so, the smaller Pixel 3 starts at $799 while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 for the 64GB model.

They are both powered by Android 9.0 Pie and will receive OS upgrades for three years.

Google’s newest Assistant features are present along with some other Google software advances.

Read more: Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL 

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OnePlus launched the new OnePlus 6T at the end of October and for the first time ever it launched on a US wireless carrier.

The OnePlus 6T earns a top 10 spot on my list because of the high end specifications, reasonable price that is hundreds less than other flagships, extremely responsive performance, and use of new technology.

If you definitely want a cheap and an affordable smartphone list, then the OnePlus 6T would be number one with prices ranging from $549 to $629.

The lowest cost one still has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the $629 model has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

You will not find another phone with these great specs for these prices.

The OnePlus 6T smartphone, is composed of two pieces of Gorilla Glass 6 with a metal frame. No other phone available today uses Gorilla Glass 6.

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The design is elegant and the build quality is excellent. It posses these quality features

A lovely AMOLED 6.41 inch display

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor

Dual rear cameras (they are a bit underutilized compared to the high end flagships),

Ample RAM and internal storage options,

Some level of dust and water resistance

A large 3700 mAh battery

With quick charge capability,

And excellent radio support for GSM networks.

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The display has a very small notch, similar to what we saw on the Essential Phone, and also runs the latest version of OxygenOS with an extremely responsive software experience.

You can even enable an all touch interface, similar to the iPhone X. The in-screen fingerprint sensor works well while the face unlock option is handy for less secure daily unlocking of your phone.

Read more: Oneplus 6T full review

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9 LG G7 ThinQ

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A featured packed flagship smartphone

Release date: May 2018 | Weight: 167 | Dimensions: 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm | OS:

Android 8.1 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 | CPU: Snapdragon

845 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera:

Dual 16MP | Front camera: 8MP.

The LG G7 ThinQ is an impressive little phone from the brand (irritating name aside), bringing with it a strong package and a decent price in many regions.

There’s an attempt to right the wrongs of the LG G6 – and it’s resulted in a good alternative to the traditional big hitters.


LG’s Super Bright screen might not be OLED – LCD is preferred here – but it’s capable of delivering good peak brightness, can handle HDR10 and Dolby Vision playback and has a large, expansive look with a smaller notch.

It’s a little large to hold, but it’s one of the most capable screens around.

Battery life

At 3,000 mAh, the LG G7 ThinQ isn’t the largest on the market… and it shows in the performance.

It is not terrible, with some clever background processing keeping things going, but it’ll only last you around a day when others are starting to eke into two.


The smart camera here is great if you want to capture more of the picture, with a much wider field of view bringing in more information.

The smart sensor tries to work out what’s in front of you – with great results, but only when it gets things right. It’s not the best camera out there, but you can take some stellar shots.

Mini verdict

It’s so tight at top of our best smartphone list that the small tweaks can make all the difference, and LG impresses thanks to offering up a tightly-made package for a pretty reasonable price.

It is similar to many other top Android phones out there, but you’ll certainly find some elements to enjoy here.

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10 iPhone X

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A true turning point for the iPhone

Release date: October 2017 | Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm

| OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125×2436 | CPU: A11 Bionic |

RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2716mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP

| Front camera: 7MP.

The iPhone X (although it’s pronounced ‘ten’) was the redesigned Apple phone that iFans had been crying out for and even though it’s now been superseded by the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max it’s still a great buy.


The 5.8-inch OLED screen is the best display Apple has ever crammed into an iPhone. It’s far ahead of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for so many reasons: the sharpness, the quality, the fact that it fills the whole front of the phone, and the color reproduction.

Battery life

The iPhone X’s battery life is pretty good but it’s by no means best in class. If you’re a very heavy user you might struggle to last more than 12 hours but for most users it’ll comfortably last a whole day.


Cameras on iPhones have always been superb, and the iPhone X is no different.

The camera on the X is often stunning, delivering still shots that are rich with detail. Perhaps not quite as brilliant as the Pixel 2 XL, but still right up there with the best.

Mini verdict

This is the phone to buy if you want to treat yourself to a high-end handset – a little extra per month for something you really enjoy taking out of your bag or pocket is worth it.

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11 Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Still a great phone for stylus fans

Release date: September 2017 | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x

8.6mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 | Screen size: 6.3-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2630 |

CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB | Battery:

3,300mAh | Rear camera: Dual 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was the first time the brand’s phablet range was seen as a real rival for the Galaxy S phones – the larger screen and more power starting to resonate with the average phone buyer.

However, it’s no longer the best Note in our list thanks to the launch of the Note 9, so you might want to have a look at that one.


The Note 8 maximises Samsung’s dual curved edge and nearly bezel-less Infinity Display to the point where this phone feels like a mini tablet from the future.

Meanwhile, it is more squared off than the Galaxy S phones, but still lovely to look at.


The camera on the Note 8 is superb and near the front of the pack for all round quality.

On the rear its dual lenses allow for optical zoom as well as digital zoom, as well as live focus which enables you to do all kinds of effects including blurring the background – even after you’ve taken the shot.

Battery life

The battery in the Note 8 isn’t best in class – you can thank the large screen and slender design for that (although the Note 9 has managed to achieve better results).

But it’ll still last you all day unless you’re streaming a lot of video or using it with the brightness pumped up.

Mini verdict

The Note 8 has leapt up the rankings thanks to a mega price drop – it’s much, much more palatable thanks to the launch of the Note 9.

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Recently this year, Apple announced three new phones with one releasing a month after the other two.

The Apple iPhone XR differs from the XS/XS Max with a LED screen instead of OLED, lower resolution, no 3D Touch support (does anyone even care about this?), a single rear camera, and a 6.1 inch display that fits in between these other two new phones.

It has the same Apple A12 Bionic processor, same camera software and hardware as the 12MP prime camera, and other enhanced Apple features like face unlock.

The iPhone XR has a larger capacity battery than the iPhone XS and a reported battery life greater than the XS and XS Max.

You can purchase the iPhone XR in black, white, blue, yellow, coral, and Product Red.

The iPhone XR starts at $749, which is $250 less than the 64GB iPhone XS.

Meanwhile, there is also a 128GB model for just $799, which is likely the best deal for the iPhone XR with the iPhone XS 256GB at a whopping $1,149.

The cellular reception of the iPhone XR is a bit worse in weak signal areas than the iPhone X models, but iPhones have never been able to match the cellular reception quality seen in Android phones.

Furthermore, the battery life of the iPhone XR is awesome and the camera does a great job. For many people, it is likely one of the best iPhones you can buy today and is more reasonably priced than the new XS and XS Max.

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Read more: Apple iphone XR full review

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13 Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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A powerful phone with an amazing battery life

Release date: October 2017 | Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm

| OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CPU: Kirin 970 |

RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 20MP+12MP |

Front camera: 8MP.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a phone that might not instantly be on your wish list, but the brand has made huge strides of late (just look at where the P20 Pro sits), and the battery life is something that outranks most on this list.

If you’re feeling that it’s time for a change, this is worth checking out.


The Full HD screen is a match for the Pixel 2 but not its other Android competitors like the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 phones from Samsung.

As such, the screen on the 10 Pro is very good…but not spectacular.


The biggest talking point of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is its battery. Huge at 4,000mAh, it translates to impressive performance, with the possibility of stretching usage to two days from a single charge if you knock it to flight mode overnight.


On the rear, the dual camera setup is a solid point-and-shoot option, but it really excels if you dive into manual mode; if you’re a camera enthusiast who’s willing to spend time fine-tuning, you can get some great shots from the Mate 10 Pro.

Mini verdict

It’s not the best looking or bristling with the most features, but the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a brilliant phone if you’re looking for a big screen and top quality battery life, and it’s starting to get even more competitive on contract, far undercutting the phones ahead of it in this list.

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14 Google Pixel 2 XL

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A great camera phone with a neat design

Release date: October 2017 | Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.7 x

7.9mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2880 | CPU:

Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery: 3,520mAh | Rear

camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP.

The Pixel 2 XL is all about the camera, with a wider frame and more expansive screen for watching all manner of content.

You’ll buy it for the pictures you can take, but the power and latest Android upgrades will impress too – Android P is here and bringing some nice to this phone before any other handset.


The Pixel XL 2 has an expansive 6-inch display that’s decent for gaming and video playback (although a few issues have surfaced around its viewing angles), and it boasts an improved design over the smaller Pixel 2, with slimmer bezels housing its dual front-facing speakers.

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Battery life

The XL has good battery life – you won’t have a problem with it. It will comfortably last you a full day under normal conditions and with normal use, and its ability to save power when it’s not doing anything means it’ll last a few days in standby.


Like the smaller Pixel 2, the camera on the XL is stunningly good. Photos look fantastic, and they’ll please both casual and more serious snappers alike.

Low light conditions in particular are where this phone shines – perhaps only equalled by the Galaxy S9 pair and Huawei P20 Pro – and you’ll struggle to take a poor snap with this phone.

Mini verdict

This phone is for you if you want to go for a pure Android experience with the best camera on the market, and with a large, high-res screen.

However, it’s a pricey phone (although the cost is dropping these days) but worth it if the above appeals.

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15 Samsung Galaxy A9

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Also known as Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9s.

LAUNCH:  Announced 2018, October | SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) | MAIN CAMERA: Four 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy A9 Full Review..

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