Given the number of dope smartphones popping on the market every week, finding ‘the one’ in 2021 is like finding a needle in a haystack. Smartphone companies have been competing to fulfill the customers’ priority requirements, and some have succeeded more than others.
Some smartphones are built to handle heavy multitasking at a go, whereas others are specifically designed for professional photographers who want to take super crisp and detailed shots. Others are all about optimal performance with a single full battery charge lasting several days. If, for instance, you are a fan of mobile gaming on casino online platforms and eSports games, your smartphone preferences will be different from those of a YouTuber who wants to record quality videos on mobile.
That said, some smartphones have received a cult-like following while others have come and gone in a flash. In the last year, manufacturers have brought their ‘A’ game in a bid to emerge the best and offer consumers the most value for their money. Consumers then made their choices and preferred specific phones, which made it to the best-selling list. So, if you’ve been looking to buy a new mobile phone that’s among the cream of the crop, here’s a look at today’s top picks and reasons why they made it to the bestsellers list.
● Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
This premium foldable device from Samsung is currently the best folding smartphone ever made. It has a 6.2-inch display on the front screen with a 7.6” on the inner folding screen, making for a good phone and tablet in one device. This is Samsung’s third attempt at a folding-screen smartphone, and some of the issues present in the previous versions have been addressed here.
For example, Fold 1 had a really narrow cover display which was quite irritating and the hinge…well, let’s just say this is way better. It also has 3 sets of impressive cameras, which is something that consumers have been asking for in this age of social media. In addition, the 120Hz screen refresh rate on the inner screen is a magnet for video gaming enthusiasts, a community that is growing at lightning speed. And with a 4500mAh battery, you have enough juice to handle your tasks without any worries.
● Samsung Galaxy S21
The Galaxy S21, released in January 2021, is way cheaper than the Ultra and Plus versions but provides close to the same features and cuts out some that may go unnoticed by most customers.
For one, Samsung used the Snapdragon 888 chip here to offer optimal performance in a relatively affordable device. It also has a 6.2” screen display and a 48Hz to 120Hz screen refresh rate, meaning that you get crisp visuals, especially when gaming. And if you are keen on photography and videography, you’ll be impressed by the 3 lenses at the back, which include an ultra-wide-angle lens to let you squeeze up to 4K 60fps in a shot for extra sharp videos. Throw in the 9 hours plus usage thanks to its 4,000mAh battery, and you have yourself a winner!
● Doogee S86
Consumers looking for a robust smartphone that is waterproof, dustproof, drop resistant and an insane battery life with fast charging are warming up to rugged phones such as the Doogee S86. The 8,500mAh battery will keep the phone running for up to 4 days, making it a great backup phone or for when you’re going for a camping trip with no access to electricity. Additionally, with a 6.1” display, a fast processor with 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage, this impressive smartphone is several times cheaper than similarly specced devices, retailing at just under $200.
● Cubot X50
This budget phone costs under $200 and comes with a 60Hz panel, a 1080p display, and a 4500mAh battery. But that is just the tip of the iceberg when we start looking at how remarkable this device is for its price. Cubot X50 is powered by a Helio P60 chipset by Mediatek and has 8GB RAM and 128 GB ROM. Moreover, its 32MP selfie camera and 64MP primary camera complemented by a 16MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP macro camera are the reason why this lowly priced phone is popularly referred to as the ‘flagship-grade’ budget phone label.
● Google Pixel 5
The Pixel 5, Google’s latest flagship released in October 2020, has a Snapdragon 765G chipset that allows it to go for a lower price of around $700 for a flagship phone. This compact phone with a 6” display boasts an invisible cutout for wireless charging and has a 4000mAh battery that lasts longer than its predecessor, the 4a. In addition, it features a dual camera that can capture 4K at 30/60fps and 1080p at up to 240fps, making it a pretty impressive choice if it’s within your budget.
What Will it Be for You?
Whether you’re into gaming, music, taking some fantastic raw pics, or you’re simply looking for a phone worth every single cent on its price tag, you can narrow down your options from the list above. We can only expect the trends to keep changing in the coming years as companies continue looking for innovative ways to make an impression.