Best Smartphones in 2018

1. Reviews iPhone X

Is it the best smartphone you can buy in 2018? Most of the people would answer that with yes. Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S9? Depends on what you like Android or iPhone. One is for sure the Camera in the iPhone X is far better than the one Samsung Galaxy S9 has. 

What makes the iPhone X the best smartphone in 2018 you can buy today.


Features and Specifications

Operation system: IOS11



Screen size: 5.8 inches or 147.2mm
CPU: Apple A11 Bionic
Resolution: 1125 x 2436 pixels
Storage: 64GB,128GB, 256GB
Battery: 2716mAh 
Front camera:7MPf/2.2
Rear camera: Dual 12MP
(True Depth Camera)
Display: Super Retina 
wireless charging
New I phone X                                                                                                     Public Domain from Pixabay

What are the benefits of buying the new iPhone X

The iPhone X looks like a smartphone from the future.  Stylish, elegant and super sexy design. 

iPhone X Face recognition 

It has face recognition what makes your face your password.
Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyses more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face.

New I phone X


Portrait Mode Selfies

The Camera is the best part of that new Smartphone iPhone X it creates beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and different backgrounds. 

Portrait Lighting

A new feature in Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting produces impressive studio‑quality lighting effects.


The built-in True Depth Camera It has more than 50 different muscle movements. You can mirror your expressions in the 12 Animoji.  Discover your inner robot, pig, or panda.

Neural Engine

Introducing A11 Bionic. The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, with a neural engine that’s capable of up to 600 billion operations per second.

Faster CPU

The A11 is 70 percent faster than the A10 CPU. The two performance cores are 25 percent faster. All in all a great performance. 

Wireless charging is a great feature as it leaves you with fewer cables hanging and lying around. You are able to charge you iPhone X on the wireless charging station and mats in hotels, cafés and airports around the world. 

Smartphones are more and more advanced now. It is interesting to see how the smartphone will look in the future.

Conclusion: Smartphone iPhone X the best smartphone in 2018

The iPhone X has all the great features what makes a truly great, elegant and stylish smartphone. It does not come cheap but if you are looking for a new iPhone due your phone contract with the Telecommunication company is due to renew than I would suggest take the offer and enjoy a new feeling of the future smartphone.

New  Samsung Galaxy 9 Smartphone


Samsung Galaxy S9

Is Samsung Galaxy S9 the best Smartphone in 2018?

Before the iPhone X came out.  Samsung had already brought out the Samsung Galaxy S9.  You can buy the smartphone in all bigger electronic stores and even the Telecommunication companies offer them now with a monthly plan. 

Specification of the Samsung Galaxy S9 

Colour range: black, purple, titanium grey and blue

147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm 163g
2G GSM, 3G, 4G LTE Network,
HSPA (3.5G). UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Single Sim.
Screen/Display: 5.8″ inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1440 x 2960 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System:    Android 8.0 (Oreo), Exynos 9810 Octa,                                      Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex- A55),
4GB RAM, 64 GB Storage,
Up to  400GB microSD Card slot
Camera:  12MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm,   
Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection  autofocus, OIS, LED flash,   

Is  Samsung Galaxy S9 one of the top-rated smartphones in 2018?

Yes, it is a great smartphone. The release might have been a bit to fast, as just last year 21.04.2017 the Samsung Galaxy S8 came out. You wonder if people switch there phones so fast actually less than 1 year. 

The Flaws of Samsung Galaxy S9 

A disappointment, on the other hand, is the camera. It has its flaws. The camera has an industry first dual aperture lens. What does not break the promise of making bright and stunning photos, but soon as there is movement the most of the time the pictures become blurry? That is a bit of a setback and disappointment for Samsung. 

3 D Avatars and face unlock in Samsung Galaxy S9 

Samsung tried to match the iPhone X feature of Animoij. Unfortunately, that did not go so well as it is only half-made and it has quite a few flaws that are not excusable for that price and promise.

The Camera 

The dual aperture camera, unfortunately, makes for many low light photos they look blurry and unrealistic. With less contrast and textures other smartphones have. The quick switch between modes is annoying when you haven’t finished.

The slow-motion video in automatic mode is useless, and it gives a low image quality than normal slow motion videos.

Emoji Track 

One of the promising features were the 3D Avatar that tracks your expressions of your Emoji. That did not work out so well as mention already above the customization needs longer than expected and the tracking of expression is poor.

Intelligent Face scan 

That feature has a problem and this problem occurs over and over again. I would recommend not to use it as it is not safe. ( that is my opinion)

best phone of the 2018


Just a few other features what makes the Samsung Galaxy S9 an elegant and stylish Smartphone. 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 looks great in midnight black and titanium grey. I love the blue and purple colour.  

# Bright 5.8 inch/ 14.72 cm AMOLED screen with a dual curved display. Experience it is great.

# A Great feature is the battery life. (we hope that it will last) On the other earlier Samsung  Smartphone models, the battery gets quite hot and it is fast draining. But from the promise of the  Samsung Galaxy S9, the battery will last you from morning until evening. Note that streaming and Navigation will take a drain on your battery.

# Great outdoor photos with the 12 -megapixel camera. 

# For your gaming pleasure, the fast Snapdragon 845 processor handles the graphic-intensive games.

# Fingerprint reader for mobile payments what also makes them more secure.

# Wireless charging 

# Water resistant rating (IP68, ) passed the dunk test. That is one great plus for the Samsung Galaxy S9. 



The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great smartphone if you upgrade from an earlier model. If you have the Samsung Galaxy S8 then you can skip the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is pricier than the Samsung Galaxy S8. 

With all the flaws the Samsung Galaxy S9 as I would say it is a great smartphone if you upgrade from below Samsung Galaxy S7. It still looks good and stylish even a bit sexy, but it is not a must-have. There will be soon another Model of the Samsung Galaxy S 10 maybe? and we hope the flaws are taken care off. 

If you are an Android smartphone lover I guess you will go for the Samsung GalaxyS9. 

If you would have to choose between both smartphones which one would you prefer. The iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S9. 

Share with us your Experience and let us know what you think.

Love to hear from you

Cheers Sylvia

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12 thoughts on “Best Smartphones in 2018”

  1. I think these two companies are on a different mission and with different intentions, one stands to make a different while the other stand to copy. They are great companies no doubt, but there are other phones that just serve our daily needs and not so pricy still they are gradually taking the markets for the commoners.
    I will go for a phone primarily for the functionality before looking out for sleekness and budgets as we all know the following year will come with it’s new features and more price to pay. I love Iphone X thou.

    • Hello Jane
      Hello Jane
      People are driven by status, and the phone you own has now taken the 2nd place to the car you drive. People judge you on what phone you have and look at how many people own now 2 and three phones and or 2 tablets two computers.
      A lot has to do because contracts are finished with the telecommunication companies, and they renew, so they get a new phone and paying the balance on top. A lot has to do with a feeling that makes you feel good and being in control of your life. Owning a modern new design car or phone does not increase the value of a person, but that is the perception the advertising companies trying to put into your mind. I agree with you entirely that first, the smartphone has to be functionally and affordable. I love the iPhone X it is a great phone, but until we have figured out all the functions and nick nacks the phone is out of date.
      Thanks for commenting have a great day

  2. I love iPhones. I was listening to a programme on the radio the other day though and they were talking about how many people smash their screens and how much it costs to fix them. Apparently you can get all the kit at a reasonable price and do it yourself from vidoes. But they also said that iPhone have included in their latest update (ios 11.03) that replacement screens will not work unless they are Apple screens. So saving money on a cheap replacement will not work now!

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Hi Mandy
      It is amazing how many people have an iPhone or a Samsung. Wow, I did not know that people smash their screen. Apple sees another great money trap for that. Very busy with software updates so that you have to use the screen from apple.
      On the other hand, when you see how people walk on the street deeply sunken into their phone, makes you wonder how many accidents will happen in the future.
      It looks like now that Hua Wei is getting into the ranks of Samsung.
      Samsung did not do themselves a favour when they produced the Samsung 9 it has some mistakes that are not excusable. I hope they will fix it with the updates to come. I love the iPhone as it is easy and straightforward to use. What I like is that whenever you get a new phone the transfer of data is so easy as it is all stored in your cloud.
      The iPhones are expensive, but I think as long as you do not need every year a new phone it is ok.
      Have a great day

  3. I am glad to see Samsung Galaxy featured here being a huge fan of Samsung products myself.
    I have never possessed an Apple product except for an ipod, which I found very frustrating to use. To be honest, it was really very frustrating to get used to iOS, and I don’t imagine it being easy to use an iPhone. I’ve never had a problem with Android smartphones on the other hand. This said I would choose the Samsung Galaxy S9 without blinking.

    • Hello Princila 

      It is common now that you have Samsung lovers and iPhone lovers. Both phones have their benefits, and both phones are depending on the users and buyers. 
      You must be a great fan of  Samsung S9 when you accept the faults of that new edition. It is quite pricey and not cheap. I would skip the Samsung S9 and wait for the S10 when they improved the flaws the phone has at the moment. 

      Have a great day

      Atma Namaste 


  4. I’ve got the Iphone 7. I’m a true believer in all apple products. I’ve had my eye on the Iphone X for a while now. I love the face recognition feature. it is pricey and since i don’t believe in contracts but pay as you go i’m going to save for this one. If i have to choose between the Iphone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 I’d choose the Iphone.

    • Hello Celeste 

      I am glad you like apple products. The iPhone X is excellent I had it for a couple of days until my son took it over but if I need a new phone, I am in favour of the iPhone X. 
      I am surprised every time I look around in Singapore most users are either Samsung products or apple products.
      I heard the Hua Wei Mate P10 supposed to be also excellent
      thanks for stopping by 
      Atma Namaste 

  5. Thanks for the great information Sylvia, about these new mobile phones.

    I certainly like the features you’ve explained of the IPhone X. The face recognition has to be great. To access my Samsung I have to draw a pattern. Certainly it is simple, but face recognition would be faster and easier.

    I like the feature of wireless charging. That is a great advantage when travelling, I expect.

    But, that wonderful camera the IPhone X has. Who could resist that. It sounds to be fantastic and great for our taking own images for use online.

    It’s disappointing to learn of the poor quality camera in Samsung S9. If I were to be upgrading my Samsung S6, which has a good camera, I doubt I would go for Samsung S9.

    I think my choice, if I was to upgrade, would be the IPhone X. In fact, it would have to be my choice!

    • Dear Valerie
      If you talk about price and value, I chose the iPhone X. 
      I love the Camera and the facial recognition it is really cool. I passed it on to my son as he needed a new phone. He is happy with the iPhone X as they use Mac in school and when they do Projects, it is easy to transfer videos to his Mac. 
      I am disappointed in the Samsung S9 as I believe if you pay a more considerable amount of money you like to have a proper function on your phone. The nice feature the S9 has is waterproof. 
      It is a choice everyone needs to decide for themselves, but a great alternative is the Hua Wei Mate P10. 

      Have a great Day 

      Atma Namaste 


  6. I really like the looks of the iPhone X. It really does look very modern and I am impressed that it has face recognition That is so remarkable!

    Based on your research, since the Samsung Galaxy S9 has issues with blurry pictures and face recognition, I am definitely convinced that, given the choice between the two of them, I would pick the iPhone X.

    If I’m going to put out a sizeable chunk of cash for a good phone I most definitely expect to get the most for my money!


    • Dear Jim

      I would agree with you if I spent a chunk of money like $719 and up for a phone, you like to have that all Nik Nak works. 
      They just brought out last year the S8 not even a year and then quickly the S9 all has to do with competition. I guess Samsung wanted to be faster than Apple. 
      Both are the leading Companies in mobile phones. 
      Atma Namaste 


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