Even if you’ve snubbed your nose at smartphones in the past, it’s hard if not impossible to accept that smartphones are here to stay. If you’re one of those, I gotta have the latest smartphone people or if your just overdue to upgrade your old one here are the Top 5 picks for the latest greatest smartphones on our radar this year.
Red Hydrogen One with 3D holographic display
If you’re a bit underwhelmed by smartphones lately and looking for some more wow factor check out the Red Hydrogen One that boasts a 3D holographic display. The Holographic capable phone is armed with a Snapdragon 835 CPU and a nice large 4,500 mAh battery.
The Hydrogen One sports a 5.7″ “Hydrogen Holographic Display” that is able to display holographic multi-view content, 3D content and uses a proprietary H30 algorithm to convert stereo sound into multi-dimensional audio. It’s able to smoothly switch back and forth between 2D and 3D content and supports both landscape and portrait modes.
However, all of that sparkle and innovation comes at a steep price ranging $1200 to $1600.
Red Hydrogen One Preorders have ceased, Coming soon to Verizon and AT&T,
$1,295.00 Aluminum $1,595.00 Titanium
HTC U12 Plus
HTC isn’t done yet in the smartphone game even though Google managed to swindle away half of their R&D and development team. The HTC U11 is a fantastic phone and HTC builds on the U11 to bring you the U12 Plus.
Yep, it’s still squeezable and HTC has improved the squeeze recognition with Edge Sense 2 to differentiate between holding it and squeezing it, it can also realize that you are looking at it in landscape and will not rotate on you while you hold it steady.
The U12 Plus features include a dual front facing camera system which has received a DXO Mark of 103, IP68 waterproof rating and 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845 with a 6″ Quad HD+ 18:9 aspec ratio display.
HTC U12 Plus available now $799.00
Huawei P20 Pro
If you just love the look of the iPhone X but want Android OS you’re in luck. In styling and design the P20 Pro is very similar to the iPhone X. The Huawei P20 Pro sports a hardware powerhouse including a 6.1″ OLED display, HUAWEI Kirin 970 CPU, octa-core + micro core i7, 4 x Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8 GHz, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space, USB Type C reversible charge port and a big fat 4,000 mAh battery.
Developed in partnership with Leica, the P20 Pro integrates the Leica Triple Camera system that receives a DXO Mobile Mark of 109. An 8MP Telephoto, 20MP Mono lens and 40MP Main RGB lens work in tandem to provide you sharpness, color accuracy, focus and contrast for your shots and a huge ISO range of up to 1024000 and 5x hybrid optical/digital zoom with image stabilization and more.
If you don’t already know about Huawei you should. The Chinese company has been building on their smartphone repertoire to create a product that can stand up against the big boys. Unfortunately the Huawei P20 Pro isn’t available in the US just yet but hang tight, negotiations may just open up the gates for the states soon.
Huawei P20 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung has flipped the smartphone world upside down showing the world that Apple isn’t the only company that can make a popular phone. It hasn’t been officially announced yet but we all know the Galaxy Note 9 is coming soon.
History suggests the Note 9 may be launched in August if Samsung follows their past timeframe for new handsets. The Note 9 will follow the recent Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ and is recently confirmed to launch with Samsung’s next generation of Bixby personal assistant which is supposed to extend Bixby’s Artificial Intelligence to create an enhanced experience as well as the performance of the Note 9.
Unfortunately not too many deets on the Note 9 just yet but stay tuned!
LG G7 ThinQ
Another phone who’s styling is reminiscent of the iPhone X is the LG G7 ThinQ (think). The G6 ThinQ comes equipped with a Snapdragon 845 Octacore CPU and features a 6.1″ 1440 x 3120 pixel display, 4GB of RAM along with a 3,000 mAh battery and 64GB of storage.
The G7 ThinQ is equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for room filling bass sound and holds onto the 3.5mm audio port for easy access and use. DTS:X 3D Surround Audio brings spatial sound to the LG G7 ThinQ™ for immersive 360 degree sound. Dual cameras; Super wide angle 16MP 107 degree f/1.9 and standard 80 degree f/1.6 lens.
LG G7 ThinQ Available for pre-order $750.00
Need more? OnePlus 6, Google’s Pixel 3 XL and iPhone X are all top contenders.