As we entered a new decade, so did a wide range of modern mobile technology. We saw the very first foldable smartphones hit the market, and while the technology needs more time to develop, it seems promising.
We also saw the continuation of the famous flagships that have always made big news upon their release, such as the Galaxy S range from Samsung.
For those looking to buy the latest and greatest smartphone that the market has to offer, these are the top contenders right now.
1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Arguably the best Android-powered device in the world at the moment, the S10 Plus is a marvel of sleek design combined with a massive selection of features. With a 6.4 inch OLED that offers a resolution of 3014×1440 and the latest Snapdragon 855 and up to 12GB of RAM, there are few other devices that can quite match the S10’s specs.
On top of that, it comes with brilliant cameras, excellent battery life, and a headphone jack, which has become a point of contention for many buyers. Overall, the S10 Plus is the leader of the Android pack, and will remain so until the release of the S11.
2. iPhone 11 Pro Max
Never far behind Samsung is Apple, and they’re offering their flagship in the form of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, that almost bests the S10 Plus. Although containing a smaller native resolution, the Max’s 6.5 inch screen is no slouch, offering a bright and crystal clear screen.
Their A13 Bionic CPU is just about the fastest in the world, and their new triple camera setup is arguably the best that the mobile phone market has to offer right now. The 11 Pro Max also boasts the longest battery life of any iPhone to date.
3. OnePlus 7T
Back to Android with the OnePlus 7T, the flagship from OnePlus, a manufacturer that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years thanks to the build quality of their devices. The 7T is the very best that OnePlus has to offer right now, and it’s the perfect balance between the S10 Plus and the Pro Max, while on offer for almost half the price of either.
Thanks to its Snapdragon 855+ and 8GB of RAM, the 7T boasts extremely fast performance, fairly good cameras, and quick charging that culminates in value that’s almost impossible to beat, perfect for everything from NZ mobile betting to travelling the world.
4. Google Pixel 3a
While the Google Pixel 4 has already entered the market, it has received lukewarm reviews, especially for the steep asking price. For many, then, the better choice is the Google Pixel 3a, a budget smartphone that remains one of the best around.
With one of the best camera setups in the world, a brilliant OLED display, lower price, great battery, and direct support from Google, there are few other devices that can match the Pixel 3a, especially considering the lower asking price.