The very best phone to buy? You know the drill: it’ll be an iphone or a Samsung. But Sony and Huawei reckon it’s time for a change at the top…
What’s the very best ringer of the 2018 crop?
Let’s face it: until Huawei’s P20 Pro and its ridiculous triple-lens camera came along it had been a boring
year for new phones. Not a bad one, but with HTC and LG still working on their latest contenders for the smartphone crown and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 bearing more than a passing resemblance to its predecessor, 2018 seemed short on innovation.
Then came the ludicrously ambitious P20 Pro, and the first Sony Xperia to do things differently in absolutely ages. All of a sudden your choice of new phone doesn’t seem quite so simple any more. So this isn’t one of those supertests with a runaway winner – especially when you add Apple and Google’s latest, greatest handsets into the mix.
Truly, this is the closest one of these tests we’ve run for yonks, with five superphones that are separated by incredibly fine margins. Which handset takes all the glory? Brace yourself for a bit of a shock. Things ain’t boring any more. That is for sure.