Smartphones have been around for more than a decade now but 2018 has been a great year for advancement in smartphone tech. We saw a lot of new innovations in the phone industry, some more interesting than others.
This year gave us a lot of phones to be remembered. Here is our list of the most popular smartphones of 2018 which is solely based on the popularity and the appreciation or the rejection that these phones got due to their unique features.
Note that these might not be the best phones of 2018 but rather popular phones of 2018 because all the devices here have already been bested by their successors.
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Huawei P20 Pro
Though the Huawei Mate 20 Series is making rounds in popularity now, we can’t forget the flagship that started it all. Huawei P20 Pro was the world’s first phone that packed triple rear cameras and made quite the name for it.
For a good portion of the whole year, the P20 Pro was considered the most amazing smartphone camera out there and that did not contain to any specific market but around the globe. Even the ban on Hauwei sales in US could not stop the users from buying this superb piece of tech.
Huawei P20 Pro can honestly be labeled as the bringer of smartphone photography revolution which is still being raced for top spot by the latest flagships with top smartphone cameras in 2018.
Galaxy S9 Plus
Just by looking at the -“Camera Reimagined”- tagline of Galaxy S9 Plus, you could tell that something serious was going on with this phone and indeed it was. It came as a huge update over its predecessor.
Galaxy S9 Plus was the first phone to offer a dual aperture lens where the lens physically moved back and forth to alter the aperture size which could go from f/1.5 to f/2.4. This was the Samsung’s answer to the Huawei P20 Pro triple camera.
Oppo Find X
Let’s face it, the top spot was already reserved for the Find X. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the Galaxies and the iPhones but Oppo has beaten everyone to dust with this one.
Oppo Find X offers an incremental design superiority in flagship phones arena. The whole upper portion of the phone motorizes out. The color of the phone is also worth all the drool.
Another milestone that Oppo Find X achieved was going nearly bezel-less. The phone still has the highest screen to body ratio in the industry. It’s just amazing enough to be on the top spot of the most popular phones of 2018.
Vivo debuted the motorized camera design on its Vivo Apex concept that earlier went on to materialize in the form of Vivo Nex. It was also the first flagship phone from the company.
Not only did Vivo got all in the design of the phone, it also stuffed up pretty heavy specs in the device which made it even more desireable. Vivo Nex was also the company’s first flagship to hit the European market. There’s so much that Vivo accomplished with its Nex.
Now, the company is preparing the successor of Nex with even more revolutionary Dual screen design with AMOLED Panel on both front and back.
OnePlus 6 was yet another phone to cause massive ripples in the industry and was rightly appreciated by the techies around the globe. Staying true to its course OnePlus provide the ultimate specs of the time in its flagship-killing phone, with half the price of other flagships which turned out as the best reason to buy this superb phone.
The popularity of OnePlus phones heavily relies on their price points. The company has also launched the OnePlus 6T recently which comes with minimal internal while huge design upgrades over its predecessor.