The question of “What is the best device on the market”, is probably the most asked question I get, and on a daily basis. Is it the iPhone X, Note 8, HTC U11, the Mate 10??? The answer, however, usually shocks everyone when I say it. None! There is no best device. It does not matter what MKBHD, Pocketnow, Android Authority, Flossy Carter or your neighbourhood wannabe expert says, there is no Best device.
Now, why do I say that? I believe that as smartphones have drastically changed and improved, our knowledge and understanding of the market, device purpose and their capabilities have not grown as fast as it needs to. In 2017, you have budget devices that are giving you performance that would have rivalled flagships from a few years ago.
Devices are becoming faster, cheaper, more reliable than ever before thanks to excellent hardware and better software. Smartphones are also starting to niche down a lot better and focusing on doing more specific things better than devices that try to do everything well for everyone.
Let us take a look at a few examples, we know the V in the LG V30 stands for video and focuses on being the best device for aspiring videographers. HTC U11 has some of the best sounding speakers and headphone jack quality due to its built-in hi-fi DAC and is one of the best devices for audiophiles. The Samsung Note 8 is geared towards productivity and the S-Pen aids in that adventure. The Razer device is aimed to tackle the gamers of the world from the looks, screen refresh rate and stereo sound speakers.
All in all, the “best device” is subjective. We have never had so many amazing options and really and truly, how can anybody say what is better than the other? Even if there is a device that may be better all around than some others, maybe the price tag is too heavy or it is weak in an area that others may really need. The Note 8 is one of the better all-around devices but comes with a big price tag that maybe not everyone can afford.
We must embrace the options and learn what our needs are and buy smartphones that aid in our goals and everyday life, rather than buying what somebody else says is the best phone because chances are, it may be the best device for their needs.
If you need help in identifying what your needs are and what the best device is for you, you can give me a call or send a message on Facebook and I would be glad to assist you.