The global smartphone market continues growing daily, as various new brands continue springing up, effectively tightening an already competitive market.
The good part of this, is that, customers’ choices are almost unlimited… The bad part… It’s becoming more and more difficult for customers to make a decision on which smart phone brand to patronise.
No matter the budget, every smart phone buyer expects a significant amount of quality; And so, they tend to go with brands that have built solid reputations over the years.
All said and done, here are the ten, very best smartphone brands in the world.
10. Infinix Mobile
Founded in 2012, the Hong Kong based manufacturer, has it’s products in over thirty countries.
Remotely popular for its affordability and beautiful designs; Infinix mobile has easily generated a loyal customer base.
Very recently, Infinix released the Infinix Hot S4 smartphone which packs an impressive 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It also features a triple rear camera (13MP + 8MP + 2MP) and 24MP front camera.
Infinix still boasts of a significant amount of very affordable smart phones.
9. Tecno Mobile
The Chinese mobile giant was established in the year 2006 as a subsidiary under Transsion Holdings.
Other subsidiaries of Transsion Holdings include : Infinix, itel, Spice and the accessories brand, Oraimo.
Over the years, the Tecno brand has been tailored to match the unique needs of the African market; from powerful batteries adapted to low electricity supply, to cameras specially made to cater to black pigmentation…
Tecno actually has something for every kind of smartphone user, from the low budget buyer to the heavy spenders.
In November 2018, Tecno released the Camon 11 and Camon 11 Pro devices. The latter having an impressive 6GB RAM, 24MP front camera and dual (16MP + 5MP) cameras.
8. Sony Mobile
The Japanese mobile giant came to be in 2001, after Sony acquired Ericsson.
Sony Mobile is a Worldwide multinational company; Therefore, it competes globally with the very best of the best.
The Xperia smartphone series, features the most elite and powerful smartphones on the Sony platform, spotting professional level cameras, compatibility with PlayStation games and high level design.
A few days earlier, Sony released the Xperia 1, featuring 6GB of RAM, mind blowing triple (12MP + 12MP + 12MP) cameras, 8MP front camera and innovative camera shuffle buttons + a finger print sensor on the right hand side of the device… Hopefully, this release would give Sony a more competitive edge in the smartphone market.
7. LG Electronics
The South Korean manufacturer has been in business for a little bit over sixty years; With focus not only smart phones, but TVs, wearables, home appliances e.t.c
LG has a solid reputation world wide, and continues to produce quality smartphones customers have come to love.
2019 saw LG release the G8 ThinQ device, a successor to the the G7 ThinQ device. It features 6GB of RAM and powerful dual (12MP + 16MP) and a special Z front camera ( 8MP + ToF) responsible for face ID, palm vein recognition and air motion. But the most eye catching in what should be LG’s stand out smart phone, is the hole-less speaker, that prevents the speaker from producing muffling sounds when immersed in water unlike other waterproof devices.
The Finnish phone giant has been in the market for over 100 years.
Nokia initially suffered a setback after failing to capitalise or fully counter the initial stirrings of the Android boom, thereby falling into losses. As a result, Nokia sold a portion of the company to Microsoft and relinquished their brand name for a couple of years.
But Nokia has since bounced back with affordable and very durable smart phones.
The 2018 released Nokia 8.1 features 6GB of RAM, dual (12MP + 13MP) rear cameras and a 20MP front camera.
In 2016, Nokia acquired the Alcatel brand.
The Chinese mobile giant was founded just nine years ago; Yet, it’s range of Mi smart phones are one of the most popular/successful in the world.
Xiaomi, like Apple, seriously utilises customer input and has its own special Android OS. As Chinese companies go, Xiaomi is not without controversies, from being accused as being a copy cat of Apple, to security concerns… But one clear fact is that, Xiaomi has a consumer focused business model that works effectively.
The 2019 Xiaomi Mi 9 comes in four power RAM variants (6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM/8 GB or 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM). It features a massive triple (48MP + 16MP + 12MP) rear cameras and an apt 20MP front camera.
It isn’t surprising that Google, the owners of the Android software has stepped into the smartphone market.
In 2010 and 2013, google launched the Nexus and Pixel line of smart phones respectively.
The 2018 released Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come in 4GB of RAM, equipped with 12.2MP (rear) and 8MP (front) cameras that have received lots of praise.
3. Huawei Technologies
Established 32 years ago, Huawei is China’s biggest smartphone manufacturer.
Over the years, Huawei has also been able to seriously threaten the dominance of the big two (Apple and Samsung)…That is until now…
With accusations of colluding with the Chinese government, and being ultimately blacklisted by the US government; Huawei faces it’s toughest year yet.
But tough times truly build or maim a company. How Huawei reacts to these issues might just be the catalyst the company needs to finally claim the top spot.
However, all of the above issues do not dispute the quality of the company’s products.
The 2019 Huawei P30 Pro comes with 6GB and 8GB RAM variants and features one of the very camera technology in any smartphone; there’s a triple (40MP + 20MP + 8MP) rear cameras and a 32MP front camera.
Established 50 years ago, Samsung electronics is biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world.
The South Korean company has repeatedly held off it’s own against massive brand Apple. That’s not to say it is without controversies.
But Samsung’s spirit of innovation, and a massive line of smart phones catering to any aspect of the market, is impressive.
For a list of the very best Samsung smartphones, click here.
Samsung led the way in the era of the folding phones, although it had its controversies, but Samsung is trying to prove itself as the best smartphone brand by setting trends; and that, is applaudable.
The Samsung S10trailblazing 5G variant features 8GB of RAM, quadruple (12MP + 12MP + 16MP + 3D) cameras and dual (10MP + 3D) cameras.
Since being established in 2007, Apple’s iPhone has been a pioneer in the smartphone market… Rigorously known for offering the best of the best, in terms of design, features and pricing.
Although Samsung holds a larger market share than iPhone, it can hold nothing against iPhone’s impeccable records.
When you get an iPhone, you are absolutely guaranteed of owning the best of the best. And iPhone clearly has a stronger reputation than its tight rival Samsung.
The 2018 iPhone XS Max comes with 4GB of RAM and 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras, that might definitely be able to match the multitude of cameras other brands are offering.
iPhones are available everywhere in the world.
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