When it comes to our mobile phone, some of us won’t settle for anything less than the best. And these days, that means a handset with a stunning screen, impressive features, and processors that can handle any task you throw their way.
But where can you find such a paragon of handheld telephonic technology? We've searched far and wide, and found five great ones that fit the bill. Read on to find out what we think are the best mobile phones for 2018.
5. Huawei P20 Pro
Going head to head with the big hitters, Huawei have delivered an Android phone that excels at the important stuff – boasting high-end specs, great battery life and triple-camera functionality.
Beautifully designed and solidly put together, the Huawei P20 Pro has all the right moves, whether you’re taking photos in ultra-low light or stretching its battery life off a single charge. There are certainly quicker phones out there and there’s no wireless charging, but there’s still a lot here to admire.
With plenty of storage (and RAM to boot), this is a classy phone with an impressive build, a decent camera and an excellent battery.
4. OnePlus 6
If you’re looking for top-end hardware and good looks with an eye on keeping costs down, the OnePlus 6 could be your next phone.
It may not be waterproof or have wireless charging, but this is still a phone that covers the important bases with style. A solid performer, in terms of both specs and design, the OnePlus 6 takes its rightful place in the upper ranks of premium smartphones at a very appealing price.
Faster and better-looking than its predecessor with a larger 6.28-inch screen, which doesn’t add to the size of the chassis, this is a cracking bargain when you consider what the latest Apple and Samsung models will set you back.
3. iPhone XS
Building on the success of the iPhone X, the XS comes with a powerful processor, excellent sound quality and high-tech cameras.
Thanks mainly to Apple’s new A12 Bionic chip, the iPhone XS is a lot faster and a lot more powerful than previous iPhone generations. Its 5.8in OLED display offers super-sharp displays, with ultra-high pixel density, making for a super clear picture, and stunning colour.
Boasting an impressive dual camera in the back, with a new, super-powerful 7MP sensor on the front, the XS enables you to take photos a pro would be proud of; as well as providing a whopping 512GB worth of storage. It also comes in a larger, 6.5in model - the iPhone XS Max, which is perfect for anyone partial to a big screen.
2. Samsung Galaxy S9
The latest flagship addition to the Samsung Galaxy family is the stylish S9. This premium, big-hitter Android phone is the biggest and brightest Samsung phone to date.
Powered by octa-core processors with 4GB of RAM, the S9 comes with a massive 6.2-inch screen and enhanced camera functionality on the S8. With its variable f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, you’ll have no problem getting the best out of both day and night photography, and whether it’s bright or dull. Another new feature is the super-slow-motion camera, which looks particularly great in brighter light – capturing 960 frames per second.
Basically, whatever you want to do with a phone, the S9 can handle it, whether that’s watching movies, honing your photography skills, or just a lot of texting. Oh, and there’s wireless charging, as well as an iris scanner and a heart rate monitor. Impressive.
1. Google Pixel 3
Refuse to settle for anything other than the absolute best when it comes to your phone? Then get your hands on a Google Pixel 3 – it’s the phone to beat.
With slick quad-core processors and 4GB of RAM, the Pixel 3 can handle everything you need it to, from games to videos to document editing. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner, a hefty 3000mAh battery, and a pretty decent camera. Not only has it got a 12MP lens, there’s phase detection and laser autofocus, plus dual-tone flash – and f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures.
Solid specs, an elegant design, superb software and all the features you could possibly want from a premium flagship phone mean the Pixel 3 is the Android phone to bag.