We are in 2018 and finding or deciding which are the best phones is not a simple task, and more if what you are looking for is something with Android. But do not worry, because in this article, which we update every month, we show you the best high-end phones of this 2018.

Making this list has not been easy due to the massive growth of new Chinese brands with excellent products. However, we have no doubt that you will find the best one for you on our list. Anyway, if you have questions or questions, leave us a comment and we will respond in less than 24 hours 😉

We start!

The Best Android Phones of 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : Super AMOLED 5.8 “QHD +;
  • Rear camera : 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810;
  • Memory RAM : 4GB ;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 3,000 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP68, USB C, NFC,

Samsung has decided not to change the design of its top of the range this year, but to improve only a few aspects. For example, the position of the fingerprint reader has changed and its screen is now more resistant and with better colors. But the most interesting of this model is the variable aperture f / 1.5-2.4, which will allow you to take better pictures in low light environments.

Pulling this out, there are few improvements in reality. Continues to have a 3.5mm audio jack, IP68 resistance, USB Type C, NFC, fast charging … It also has a new more powerful processor, but the most important thing about this terminal is the complete it becomes, so it is a excellent bet for those who need a top of the range in every way: image, camera, sound, design, functionalities.

Oh, and that I do not forget. There is also a Plus version of this model, with a larger battery, 2 GB of additional RAM and a double rear camera.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : P-OLED 6 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : 12.2 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 4GB ;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 3.520 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP67, USB C, NFC,

The Pixel 2 is the last terminal completely designed with Google, so it will work perfectly and better than any other with Android. Its performance is quite powerful thanks to its Snapdragon 835 processor, but you must take into account other important details, such as its good battery or AMOLED screen.

Its design is not the most attractive, but in terms of performance is the best. Something that we must also highlight is its rear camera of 12.2 that gets better results than many range stops with dual cameras and in some cases exceeds the iPhone X.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : Super AMOLED 6.3 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : Dual 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895;
  • Memory RAM : 6 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128/256 GB;
  • Battery : 3,300 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP68, USB C, NFC,

After the Note 7 disaster, Samsung had to present an excellent mobile and has done so. This terminal is the best Phablet of the moment with an AMOLED screen of 6.3 “QHD and the S-Pen, a stylus that will help you get even more out of it.

As far as performance is concerned, you will not have any problems, as with none on this list. We have an SD 835 accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and at least 64 GB of storage. Its firmware is identical to that of the S8 – the only thing that changes are really small improvements relative to the S-Pen.

LG V30

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : P-OLED 6 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : Dual 16 MP
  • Frontal camera : 5 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 4GB ;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 3,300 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 7.1.2
  • Other characteristics : IP68, USB C, NFC, Hi-Fi DAC

The V30 is one of the best phones that LG has ever launched. It’s basically as if we combine the best features of the LG G6 ( It costs € 400 ) and the V20, and that is why it is so complete and one of the most recommended for all those who want a good high range with an excellent quality-price ratio.

For this value we have a smartphone with a 6 “QHD OLED screen, IP68 resistance, a good 3,300 mAh battery with fast charge and, best of all, a 16MP Dual rear camera that has an amazing video mode. Also, if you are one of those who appreciate good audio quality, this terminal is compatible with high quality audio and of course, it has a 3.5mm jack.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : AMOLED 6 “FHD +;
  • Rear camera : Dual 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Hisilicon Kirin 970;
  • Memory RAM : 4/6 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 4000 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP67, USB C, NFC,

We have no doubt that this is the best Huawei that exists in the market. 6 “OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, Kirin 970 processor (which is at the same level of SD 835), IP67 resistance … It is true that its design is not very different from its previous version, but it has changed enough to adapt to the current scenario, especially for its glass back shell.

As for the cameras, Huawei is back with a double camera camera built in collaboration with its Leica partners. The opening of f / 1.6 is impressive, and the photos and videos look great. What you should keep in mind is that it comes with EMUI, a launcher somewhat different from Android Pure, but that is not worse. It’s just … different.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : Super AMOLED 5.8 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 4GB ;
  • Storage internal : 64 GB + microSD;
  • Battery : 3,000 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP68, USB C, NFC,

The Galaxy S8 is a terminal that will be updated shortly (it is not enough for the S9), but still remains an excellent option in 2018. Although its screen is 5.8 “(and 6.2” in the S8 +), its reduced bevels make it go through a relatively compact terminal and very easy to pick up if you have small hands – I tell you from experience.

Under the hood, the Galaxy S8 includes the Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a slot for microSD cards, something unusual in range stops. It also incorporates a USB-C connector for fast loading and data transfer, as well as video output through Samsung’s DeX dock that offers a complete desktop environment when connected to the necessary peripherals.

HTC U11 and U11 +

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : Super LCD6 6 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 4/6 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB + microSD;
  • Battery : 3.930 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP68, USB C, NFC, BoomSound

The HTC U11 + is the improved version of the U11 and, although it does not change much, it might be convenient for you to buy the new version. The main differences are in the fact that the U11 + has a bigger and more recent screen, as well as IP68 protection (vs IP67), Bluetooth 5.0 (vs. Bluetooth 4.1) and a slightly larger battery of 3,930 mAh (vs. 3,000 mAh) .

The U11 and U11 + are terminals that do not have the attention they deserve due to the strong competition that exists for this range of prices, but they seem very complete terminals – with the exception that they do not have a 3.5mm jack . But for everything else, they are models to consider, especially for their price.

OnePlus 5T

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : Optic AMOLED 6 “FHD +;
  • Rear camera : Dual 16 MP
  • Frontal camera : 16 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 6/8 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 3,300 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : USB C, NFC, Dirac HD

When we analyzed this terminal we loved almost everything: impressive performance, attractive design, solid construction, fast facial unlocking and excellent value for money. It is true that we would like him to have kept his second zoom rear camera, which would bring OIS and water resistance, but for less than € 500 it is an excellent option.

The only downside is that you can only buy it from your official store or from Chinese stores such as GearBest, where many times it is even cheaper.

Razer Phone

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : IGZO IPS 5.7 “QHD at 120Hz;
  • Rear camera : Dual 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 8 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 8 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64 GB + microSD;
  • Battery : 4000 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : USB C, NFC, Dirac HD

After having bought Nextbit, the brand of peripherals Gaming has launched a terminal with an impressive screen. And yes, the main reason why you should buy it is because of its 5.7-inch IGZO QHD panel that is updated at 120Hz. It is the first mobile with this technology and believe us it is worth it, especially in games.

The Razer phone has a Snapdragon 835 under the hood, 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB of UFS storage (with microSD, of course) and a massive 4000 mAh battery. Razer has also included THX certified loudspeakers in the front, a good position. The only thing is that it does not have a 3.5mm jack and its rear camera is not the best you can get for this price.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : IPS 5.99 “FHD +;
  • Rear camera : 12 MP
  • Frontal camera : 5 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 6/8 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128/256 GB;
  • Battery : 3,400 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 7.1 with MIUI
  • Other characteristics : USB C, NFC

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is not as cheap as the Xiaomi Mi 6 for example, but you need to keep in mind if you’re looking for something with excellent performance, good design and low price – comparing it with other high ranges, of course . Like many of its more expensive rivals, it has a striking design without bevels, which maximizes its screen size.

Inside is the Snapdragon 835 combined with different RAM and storage configurations, which you must choose well, since this device is not compatible with microSD cards. What you should also take into consideration is that it brings MIUI, the Xiaomi customization layer, so it does not come with Android Pure.

Nokia 8

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Specifications
  • screen : IPS 5.3 “QHD;
  • Rear camera : Dual 13 MP
  • Frontal camera : 13 MP
  • Processor : Snapdragon 835;
  • Memory RAM : 4/6 GB;
  • Storage internal : 64/128 GB;
  • Battery : 3,090 mAh + fast charge
  • Firmware : Android 8.0
  • Other characteristics : IP54, USB C, NFC

Nokia has returned with different terminals, and one of them is this. It is true that its design is not as innovative as others, but it is resistant and it shows that it is well built. The same we say about your battery, which is not the best, but it will give you a day of use.

The best thing about this terminal is undoubtedly its compact size and 5.3 “screen with a QHD resolution. Its performance is also impressive, giving us a quite fluid experience thanks to Android Puro. His camera has not left us with his mouth open, but for the price is the best we can find.

The best for different categories

Although in the previous list you have tried to be as objective and summarized as possible, you may have doubts about which one is best for you. That is why then I will tell you which are the best options depending on the tasks or characteristics that more values.

The best phablet: Samsung Note 8

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Positive points:

  • AMOLED Large Screen
  • S-Pen with different functions
  • Good performance
  • Excellent cameras

Bad points:

  • Battery could be better
  • Bixby

The best camera: Pixel 2

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Positive points:

  • Awesome rear camera
  • Fluid system
  • Good construction and resistant
  • Excellent screen

Bad points:

  • Bevels somewhat large
  • Boring design

For Gaming: Razer Phone

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Positive points:

  • Screen at 120Hz
  • Front speakers
  • Excellent performance

Bad points:

  • Square design
  • Cameras could be better

Value for money: OnePlus 5T

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Positive points:

  • Excellent performance
  • Good screen
  • Fast charge

Bad points:

  • It is not water resistant
  • Without microSD

More compact: Nokia 8

Top 10 Best Android Phones (March 2018)

Positive points:

  • Compact and resistant design
  • QHD screen
  • Excellent performance

Bad points:

  • Boring design

Key features to be taken into account in 2018

The first thing you should know is how big do you want the screen . The most common size in high-end smartphones is between 5.7 “and 6”, but you should take into account the side frames, since many times they make the difference. If you want something compact, then look for phones with less than 5.5 “.

Even speaking of the screen, not all are equal. There are different types of panels , but if you want the best colors, let it be AMOLED. It is the best panel so far, and if you do not believe me, it is enough to see Apple’s decision to incorporate an OLED panel to your iPhone X.

However, this type of panel may not be the best for you. If you play a lot you should see the new ones panels with a higher update rate , like the Razer Phone or iPad Pro. It is expected that this technology will spread more and more, so if you care, you should take it into account.

To end, also attentive to the type of protection that incorporates a and compatible technologies. For example, always look if you have Gorilla Glass protection, and in case you have it, look at its version; Attentive also to the compatibilities with HDR10 and 3D Touch.

Processors to consider

The processor is the heart of the smartphone, it is the most important element of its performance. However, many times we usually compare them just taking into account their performance in Benchmarks as AnTuTu. These tests allow us to have an idea of ​​its power, but They are not the best way to analyze your performance.

The best way to do this is with comparative speed tests. Although a certain terminal has the best processor according to Benchmarks, it does not mean that it is the fastest. It is also important to optimize the firmware of the manufacturer and the other components that it integrates: RAM, the types of storage it integrates, etc.

Even so, if you are thinking of buying high-end smartphone, the best processors and those that you will see more regularly are the following:

  • Snapdragon 845 – from Qualcomm
  • Exynos 9810 – from Samsung
  • Snapdragon 835 – from Qualcomm
  • Kirin 970 – from Huawei
  • Exynos 8895 – from Samsung

In a high range a good camera is necessary

For many the decision to buy a mid-range or a high-end one is summarized to the results of the camera. It is true that they usually have better processors, but for many people an SD 625 with 4 GB of RAM would be enough. Then why do not they buy it? Maybe because the camera is important, and it’s one of the most decisive factors when buying a high-end smartphone.

There are Android terminals with amazing cameras, but remember that it is not necessary to be Dual to be good. Take for example the case of the camera of the Pixel 2 , which thanks to its firmware gets impressive results. In addition to seeing the specifications, attentive to the final result, and for that the best thing is to see comparisons.

Little things that make a difference

We have talked about the screen, the processor and the cameras, but there are many small details that sometimes go unnoticed and that we should value.

If you usually listen to music, be aware of the audio quality, the technologies it incorporates and whether or not it has a jack connector. Many companies do not value the sound of their devices and unfortunately it is usually one of the most “loose” aspects of the high ranges.

Another aspect to consider are the connections: Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, wireless charging, LTE bands, sensors, microphone … In short, small details that are not usually mentioned, but that can make a difference for many people.

The system and the community

A well optimized system will allow you to enjoy your smartphone as it should be. It does not need to be Android stock to be a good system, it is enough for the manufacturer to solve the problems and incorporate what is necessary so that you can make the most of your mobile.

Let’s see the example of MIUI or of EMUI , the customization layers of Xiaomi and Huawei respectively. Both have a completely different design to Android Stock, adding new designs and features. In my personal opinion I like them because they incorporate functions that otherwise you would only have installing apps, and in many cases they are useful. But if they do not convince you, look for something more faithful to Android.

Another aspect to take into account, especially if you like to modify the firmware, is the community behind a certain brand. If you want to install ROM’s you have the quite active community of OnePlus and Xiaomi, while if you want to receive the latest firmware updates from Google, you should choose the Pixel 2.

Tips when choosing a mobile top of Gama

Make a list of your priorities

This is very, very important. Although at a general level one smartphone is better than the other, perhaps for you it is more convenient for you the least popular one because of the use you give it. Unlike Apple devices, Android has a lot of variety to choose from, so take advantage of this feature to the fullest.

notice in the small details

Previously talk about the importance of these small details that often go unnoticed. We tend to worry so much about the power that we do not look at the screen protection it incorporates, in sound and other elements. Do not forget you 😉

The system is quite important

Android is a system that can be modified according to the tastes of the manufacturers. Some usually leave it as it is (Android Pure), while others add layers of customization and functionality (MIUI from Xiaomi or EMUI from Huawei for example).

Compare different devices

When you have an idea of ​​what you need, never close to a single option. Compare the terminals and ask for recommendations, for example. If you have any questions about which terminal to choose, you can always leave us a comment and we will respond as quickly as possible.


We hope you liked this guide. We know that it is not easy to choose a top of the range, but with our help, you already know which one to choose and how to do it. If you have any questions or questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

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