Best Phones in the World – 2018 January Update

The mobile phone industry has grown up to a point that every day several companies are launching their new models. Out of hundreds of models launched, most of them come with the good build quality and other features. So choosing the best phones in the world could be tough for you.

We, at the Review TV, are here to help you. Instead of going for the bang for the buck theory, we have rounded the best phones in the world your money can buy and here is the list for you.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - best phones world
The king is back in town. Note 7 was a complete disaster for Samsung and most thought the Note series is over. But in 2017 Samsung came up with Note 8 which is powerful, efficient, good looking and features everything you are looking on a smartphone. All of them made Note 8 as the Best phones in the world.
Mobile displays are growing big and big every year and Note series adapted the trend. Now, the Note 8 comes with a 6.3 inch Quad HD+ display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Yes, it is big and most of us may feel it is too big, but Samsung has cut down its bezels that will reduce the overall size of the phone.
The display is fantastic. You will love watching movies or playing games. It is protected by the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It comes with different hardware features for different regions. For USA and China, Note 8 comes with Snapdragon 835 chipset that can run almost everything you throw at it.
Coming to the camera department, Samsung added dual camera set up first time on it’s phones and Note 8 is the first one to feature it. The camera performance is good in all the conditions. The images have good details with almost no noise.
Samsung added a 3300 mAh battery to Note 8 that can give you enough power for a full day.
All these features made Samsung Note 8 the winner of Best phones in the world.
Pros
6.3 inch Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’
Rear and front cameras are very capable
IP68 certifies water and dust resistant
Storage and RAM
Battery life
Cons
Rear glass may crack for small drops
Stereo speakers are missing

2. Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 2 XL best phones in the world
Some years back, pixel phones were all about getting new android versions. Then came the Nexus series that gave good performance for a reasonable price. In 2016, Google introduced their new series named Pixel and they were targeted at the premium buyers. And luckily, Google tasted success in the first generation itself.
Google made a big change in the design for the pixel successors. The Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6-inch P-OLED 1440*2880  display with 18:9 aspect ratio. As you expect from a premium phone, Pixel’ display is protected by the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Coming to the Android version, you will be getting Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Don’t worry about future updates as the pixel owners will be the first ones to receive all the android updates.
It is powered by the most powerful chipset available in the market, that is Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU. You will get two storage options, 64 or 128 GB with 4 GB of RAM.
Speaking of Camera performance, Pixel is one of the best camera phones in the world. Instead of going for the dual-camera trend, Google chose to go with the single camera lens set up.  It will give you great images both in daylight and low light situations. You will get portrait mode where the dual pixel technology used by Pixel detects the things to be in focus and blurs the background.  The front camera takes decent selfies with low noise and color accuracy.
Pixel is powered by a 3520 mAh battery that can give you enough juice for a full day’s run.
Pros
Metal body with matte coating
Display
Camera quality is fantastic
New Software
Large size battery, 3520 mAh
Cons
No 3.5mm audio jack

3. LG V30
LG V30- best phones in the world
While writing the Best Camera phone in the world, I described LG V30 as the most underrated smartphone. Not just V30, all the LG phones were underrated over the years. LG offers great features at an affordable price.
Lg V30 is the successor to V20 that had a 2.1-inch secondary screen at the top of the display. it comes with everything you expect from a flagship. It runs on a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. LG V30 is a rugged smartphone as it features an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
If you are coming to the camera department, you will just blow away. It comes with a f/1.6 lens which is the … put on a smartphone. There is a secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture. The image quality is one of the bests you could find on a smartphone. The Optical Image Stabilization makes your low light photography or videos blur-free. There are some videography tools in V30 that will help you shoot cinematic videos and add different effects.
If you love music then V30 can provide you some great quality audio as it supports Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by B&O Play. It is the first mobile phone to support MQA, which allows users stream high-resolution audio.
LG V30 comes with a 3300 mAh battery that can give you enough power for a full day even if you are a heavy gamer. All these features made LG V30 to our list of Best Phones in the World.
Pros
IP68 certified water and dust resistant
Display
Rear and front camera
Battery
Superb audio quality
Cons
Front facing camera could have been better

4. Samsung Galaxy S8
samsung galaxy s8 best phones in the world
2016 was the most successful year of the Samsung S series. Samsung gave everything that users expect from a premium smartphone. So when they made S8 they improved everything that the customers loved. This made S8 one of the phones to feature in our list of Best phones in the world.
S8 was launched in April 2017. S8 is a love at first sight for most as the design is so attractive and feels premium. It comes with a 5.8 inch 1440*2960 display with 18.5:9 ratio. It is fun to watch movies on the Super AMOLED display. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
S8 comes with a bunch of features like Samsung Pay(Visa and MasterCard certified), hybrid dual sim card slot and is IP68 certified, means it is dust and water resistant.
 Coming to performance, you will get either a Snapdragon variant or an Exynos variant depending on your location. The Snapdragon variant sports the 835 processor and is backed by Adreno 540 GPU. This can handle all the tasks without any delay. Internally, it has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM. If you are not using two SIM’s you can use the second SIM card slot for as a card slot and extend the storage up to 256 GB.
Camera is always a strong selling point of Samsung phones. Unlike most other phones, S8 features a single camera. It’s a 12MP f/1.7 Sony sensor that sports dual-pixel autofocus. It also features Optical Image Stabilization. Image quality is good with some good color and detail. Even if you zoom the image you will notice almost no noise. With OIS you will get blur-free images and stable video footage.
S8 is powered by a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. We were concerned about the battery life as the display is big and has always on display feature. But S8 gives you power for a dull day.
Pros
Design
IP68 certified water and dust resistant
Rear and front camera quality
3.5mm audio jack
Cons
Glass at the back

 
5. Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X best phones in the world
Apple launched their anniversary special iPhone X in October 2017. This is the first time Apple dared to go with an all-new design thus indicated the start of a new generation model. When Apple announced Apple iPhone X, some people liked the design and some did not. After all, a design is all about personal choices.
I personally liked the design of iPhone X. It has great design and build quality. If you are holding it in public, it is sure that it will catch everyone’s attention. The display is 5.8 inches 1125*2436 with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display offers pleasing colors and has a scratch resistant glass with oleophobic coating.
Like every other Apple phones, performance is on par with the Android flagship phones. It comes with a Hexa-core 2.39 GHz CPU that works like a charm. Multi-tasking is a breeze on the new iPhone X.
Like Samsung, iPhones always comes with good camera sensors. This one is no different. It features two 12MP cameras at the back and an 8MP camera at the front. Out of the two one is a 12MO f/1.8 camera that is used for portraits and low light photography whereas the second one is a f/2.4 telephoto lens.
The image quality you get from these two cameras are excellent. It has a good autofocusing system and the addition of Optical Image Stabilization makes your videos and images look stable. The camera UI is also pretty simple with almost all the features you can set by yourself using the manual mode. The front camera also produces good selfies with ample details to upload to your social media sites.
Pros
Fresh design
Display is one of the bests in the market
Best cameras inside a smartphone
Wireless charging
Face ID
Audio speakers
Cons
No 3.5mm audio jack
No TouchID fingerprint sensor
No fast charger provided in the box

There is no big difference between any mobiles in this list. They are targeted to the premium audience and so they offer premium performances. You will not regret buying any of these phones as these phones will receive updates for at least next two to three years.

Like we said above, selecting the best phones in the world is a difficult choice, but we have already helped you by rounding five best phones in the world. So, now it is your turn to choose one out of these five.

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