During the last several years, IFA has been a major event for smartphone launches. This year is also no different. Several big names, including Huawei and Sony, have refreshed their handset lineup. In this article, you will find them all. Let’s take a look at this best smartphones IFA 2018 list.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: Sony Xperia XZ3
Xperia XZ3 is the successor of Xperia XZ2. The design has received a major overhaul. The bezels have been trimmed down significantly. As a result, it has received a completely new look. Xperia XZ3 is the very first Sony smartphone to feature the OLED display. There are speakers on both sides of the screen. As a result, it has become a great option for watching movies. The megapixel range of the front camera has been increased to 13-MP. However, the 19-MP rear shooter is still unchanged. There are tons of things to admire about. However, the high price tag of $900 has made it a very expensive device for most of the people.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: ZTE Axon 9 Pro
ZTE Axon 9 Pro comes with a massive 6.21-inch AMOLED display. For the photo enthusiast, there is a dual rear camera (12-MP and 20-MP) setup for taking high quality shots. For taking stunning selfies, a 20-MP front camera has been included. Inside, it has Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB RAM, Adreno 630 GPU and 128 GB internal storage. The 4000 mAh battery is strong enough to keep the device operating for a long time. Axon 9 Pro will not be available in the US due to the ban on ZTE. However, it will be available in Europe at 649 euros ($749 approximately).
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Lite has a 6.3-inch screen. It has a high resolution of 1080 x 2,340 pixels. For a super-fast performance, Huawei has equipped the device with octa-core Kirin 710 processor coupled with 4 GB RAM. For capturing outstanding portrait selfies, Huawei Mate 20 Lite comes with two front shooters (24-MP + 2-MP). In the rear, there is a dual camera setup (20-MP + 2-MP). Having a larger aperture, it can let in more light to the frame, which is good for better low light photography.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: Honor Play
Honor Play has been specifically made for gaming. It has been packed with all the high-end hardware for smooth performance, including Kirin 970 processor, 6 GB RAM and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. It also supports GPU Turbo, which enhances the frame rate and graphics quality significantly. Honor Play comes with dual rear shooters (16-MP + 2-MP) and a single 16-MP selfie shooter. The shooters supports several AI smart features for detecting scene and object automatically.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: LG G7 One
LG G7 One is a step down from the flagship G7 ThinQ model. It features the stock Android One. The design is pretty much the same. You get the same 6.1-inch notched screen, along with the same build quality. But under the hood, you will find the one year old Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB RAM. It also has a 16-MP primary camera and an 8-MP secondary camera.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: HTC U12 Life
HTC U12 Life is the scaled down version of HTC U12 Plus. However, it has several better things than the its counterpart. The buttons are shaped properly. There is also a headphone jack. Being a cost-effective device, HTC U12 comes with the mid-range hardware, including Snapdragon 636 processor and 4 GB / 6 GB RAM. The 16-MP camera is able to take decent shots. The 3,600 mAh battery can keep your device alive a full day with a moderate usage. But more importantly, HTC U12 Life costs you only £300. It will be available in Europe, but not in the US.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: Blackberry Key2 LE
As the name suggests, Blackberry Key2 comes with the full QWERTY keyboard. So, if you love the retro phones with keyboard, rather than the typical on-screen ones, you will love to use it. Under the hood, the device contains the Snapdragon 636 processor and 4 GB RAM. It also has dual rear shooters (13-MP + 5-MP), 8-MP front camera, 32 GB internal storage and 3,000 mAh battery. Blackberry Key2 LE is very likely to cost $400 in the US.
Best Smartphones IFA 2018: Motorola One
Motorola One has a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display, which supports 19:9 Max Vision. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor, which is coupled with 4 GB RAM. For the photo enthusiasts, Motorola One features 13-MP dual smart cameras and an 8-MP selfie shooter. The battery capacity of 3000 mAh seems to be a bit inadequate to power a 5.9-inch device. But it will definitely last more than a day without any issue.
This is the end of our list of the best smartphones IFA 2018. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts by hitting the comment button.