Have you ever wondered what smartphones are worth our hard-earned money? Well, you don't have to think more. Here is a list of the top 20 best smartphones in the world right now according to Business Insider. Maybe not all of you would agree with the rankings, but why don't give it a try? Without further ado, let's consider each one of them.
1. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple's higher-end iPhone 8 variant managed to secure the first spot for itself, well, maybe for now. We are nearing the release of the premium iPhone X in the markets which might replace the iPhone 8 Plus on the throne. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 with the Plus moniker comes with a large screen and a dual-lens camera system. It costs USD 800 (around INR 52,00), so you have to break your bank to purchase it.
2. Apple iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 Plus' smaller sibling, the standard iPhone 8, still comes with a superb camera and incredible performance. Just like the larger Plus model, it supports fast and wireless charging technology. It carries a price tag of USD 700 (around INR 45,000), a hundred bucks cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus.
3. Google Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 XL is an LG-made device which comes in a large package and fresh-looking design language. It has a sleek appearance, thanks to the narrow borders around its screen. This one costs USD 850 (around INR 55,00), fitting for a premium smartphone.
4. Google Pixel 2
The smaller Pixel, which Google assigned the manufacturing to HTC, offers a pure Android experience by running on the latest platform. It arrives with a good camera, excellent performance, and long-lasting battery life. Deducting 200 bucks from the Pixel 2 XL's price, you can purchase the Pixel 2 for USD 650 (around INR 42,000).
5. Samsung Galaxy Note8
The Korean tech giant's newest iteration in the Galaxy Note lineup and the successor of the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 sports a gorgeous design. The Galaxy Note8 boasts its Infinity Display and excellent dual camera configuration. It also comes with an improved S Pen stylus. The device carries a hefty price tag of USD 990 (around INR 64,000).
6. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens camera which can capture images with bokeh effect, living up to Apple's reputation as a leader in optics. One of the snappers features a 2x optical zoom which lets you enlarge the subject but still capture a good quality photo. Pricing for the iPhone 7 Plus starts at USD 670 (around INR 43,000).
7. Apple iPhone 7
Apple's iPhone 7 comes with a camera which performs at its best even in low-light conditions. It also has a water-resistant case and works well with other Apple products such as the AirPods. It has a new price of USD 550 (around INR 36,000).
8. Samsung Galaxy S8+
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ sports a larger 6.2-inch display compared to its sibling, the regular Galaxy S8. The rest of the specs seems identical with the latter. You can have it for USD 720 (around INR 47,000).
9. Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is one of the sleekest smartphones to date. Apart from its good looks, the phone features fast and wireless charging technology as well as face and iris recognition. It comes in at USD 638 (around INR 41,000), almost 100 bucks cheaper than its Plus sibling.
10. Essential PH-1
The Essential PH-1 took an edge-to-edge display to the next level by removing the top bezel, leaving only the cutout for the front-facing camera sensor. It sports premium materials such as ceramic and titanium. It is now priced at USD 500 (around INR 32,300) from the initial price tag of USD 700 (around INR 45,000).
11. OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 sports a simple but classy design, excellent performance, and a great camera. You can have all of that in just USD 550 (around INR 36,000), which is quite a good deal.
12. LG G6
The LG G6 proves that a device can be water resistant and sleek-looking at the same time. While it has a dual-lens camera, it still comes with an older processor, Snapdragon 821 SoC, although it is a flagship phone. It comes in at USD 545 (around INR 35,200).
13. HTC U11
HTC's flagship phone, the U11, arrives with an excellent camera and speedy performance. Apparently, its selling point is the squeezable sides which let you open apps easily. It carries a price tag of USD 650 (around INR 42,000).
14. Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus
All of them packs almost similar specs with each other and are launched back in 2015. The iPhone SE costs USD 349 (around INR 23,000), the iPhone 6s USD 450 (around INR 29,700), and the iPhone 6s Plus USD 550 (around INR 36,000).
15. Motorola Moto Z2 Force
The Motorola Moto Z2 Force has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, fast processor, great cameras, and thin frame. However, it is dependent to Motorola's Mods. It is priced at USD 720 (around INR 47,000).
16. Motorola Moto G5S Plus
Motorola's Moto G5S Plus serves as an upgrade to the standard G5 Plus. It comes with a 5.5-inch display, a dual 13 MP camera setup, and an all-metal design. You can get it for just USD 280 (around INR 18,100).
17. Motorola Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus is a budget-friendly smartphone that packs decent specs for just a price of USD 230 (around INR 15,000). It sports a 5.2-inch screen, a 12 MP camera, and good battery life. It is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable handset which can give you the things the higher-end phones offers.
18. BlackBerry KEYone
The BlackBerry KEYone is the fusion between an Android-powered smartphone and a feature handset having a physical keyboard. It lets the user have access to Google products, unlike the past BlackBerry devices. It bears the price USD 544 (around INR 35,000).
19. Sony XZ Premium
While Sony's XZ Premium phone has a fast processor and clean software, it comes with a few drawbacks as well. The device's battery is quite underwhelming and it has a not-so-good design. It now costs USD 600 (around INR 38,756) from its previous USD 800(around INR 52,000) price tag.
20. BlackBerry Classic
Although smartphones are more famous nowadays, there's still some who love phones which can make them feel nostalgic. The BlackBerry Classic fulfills that desire with its iconic QWERTY keyboard just for USD 199 (around INR 13,000).