2018 is coming to an end and, once again, it's time to take stock In Hipertextual We began our review of the last technological course with the selection of 2018 smartphones; some recognitions that, after the great announcements and movements lived in the last year, were extremely close.
The best: iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
An excellent camera, the best construction in the industry, the most powerful processor of its generation, the fastest and most stable iOS version of the last years … Both the iPhone XS and XS Max have a vast repertoire of arguments that justify and praise its crowning like the best smartphones of the year.
Competitive approach phones – even come to beat the new iPhone in very particular aspects, but if we evaluate each parameter (photography, aesthetics, biometrics, autonomy, etc.) and we elaborate an average note based on them, the smartphone Apple receives, as in previous years, the highest score. Nobody offers an experience as rich, homogeneous and solid as the iPhone.
The other better: Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 3 and Google's Pixel 3 XL shine in photography, autonomy, safety, speed and, this year, in construction and on the screen. The bad feelings of his predecessor were eclipsed with this new product. And, despite its relative conservatism, it is the mirror in which the other manufacturers of smartphones with Android can and should look at each other.
No doubt: the most satisfying and complete experience (on Android) is offered by Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
- iPhone XR. The "alternative" Apple iPhone is probably the most attractive iPhone in its entire portfolio. It shares almost all the differential elements of the iPhone XS, the most advanced model, but it is marketed at a significantly lower price (between $ 200 and $ 300 less). An authentic wonder.
- OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 6T is simply the phone with the best value for money of the year. For less than $ 600 / euro, the Chinese manufacturer offers a very close experience – and even in some respects – to products such as Pixel 3 XL, Huawei Mate 20 Pro or Galaxy Note 9. In addition, the company is expanding its presence markets such as Spanish, which facilitates its acquisition in physical stores and after-sales service.
- Xiaomi Mi A2. The Xiaomi Mi A1 marveled at half the world with its excellent performance, but its predecessor, the Mi A2, took that bar to an even higher point. There is no better phone for less than 300 dollars / euros. Android One, an excellent camera and perfect performance. What more can you ask?
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