The Top 5 Summer 2k18 Flagship Phones Are Finally Here!
Just when you thought that summer of 2018 would bring about some phones that were simply refinements of their previous offerings from manufacturers, it has been anything but that. We finally have, do I dare say it? Innovation!
Think about it, flagships for a while have plateaued and we are now finally seeing manufacturers looking to break the mould. I honestly thought the only thing we would be getting is a Snapdragon 845 CPU and a notch! So since the top 5 hottest phones for the summer are offering much more than that, let’s get right into it.
The Oppo Find X
The Oppo camp has seemed to achieve what every other manufacturer has been trying to do for the last year or so, evaporate bezels. In doing attempting to do this, we have seen one of the most innovative devices on the market to date and has bullied its way to being one of the top 5 most requested smartphones of the summer.
The Vivo Nex S
If the Oppo Find X is in 1st place for design innovation, than the Vivo Nex S is in 2nd. There is a lot to like in this bundle of innovation. So if you are looking for a new device straight out of a sci-fi movie, check out the Nex S.
The Oneplus 6
Oneplus has made their best and most popular device since the original Oneplus One was launched. They have had a few years to finally get things right and we are now presented with a device that leads the pack in terms of performance. If you don’t mind not having an official IP rating and wireless charging, the Oneplus 6 can stand toe to toe with any device that costs double it’s price tag.
The Xiaomi Mi 8
It took Xiaomi just 18 days to hit the 1 million units sold marker. Considering this device sells off contract without any carrier support, the feat proves that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is definitely a winner. It is currently pound for pound the best bang for your buck. When you take into consideration what this devices offers in comparison to devices that are twice the price, you will begin to have a greater appreaciation for what Xiaomi has done with the Mi 8.
The Honor 10
The Honor 10 has been one of the fastest selling phones in Europe over the Summer. It is definitely not hard to see why. It packs a lot of the same features of the more expensive P20, with very little compromises and a big drop in the price. The performance is stellar and offers some excellent photography. The average consumer will do very well by checking out this device. The Honor 10 will also be in the conversation for best designs when 2018 comes to a close.
Good phones have become cheap, and cheap phones have become good. As the phones around the $500usd segment make waves in terms of camera and display technology, it becomes increasingly harder for the average person to spend more than $500usd. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is almost identical in specs in comparison to devices that cost over $800usd. Manufacturers will do well by creating devices that specialize in a specific area, to justify more expensive devices and niche down. But the everyday user will never need more than a Oneplus 6, Xiaomi Mi 8 or Honor 10.