We take a look at six of the best Android smartphones out now, the LG V30, BlackBerry KEYone, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2 XL, Razer phone and the Huawei Mate 10. Check out the video to see your favourite in action and fire any questions in the comments section below. Thanks for watching Btekt :)
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Quick charging capability would be a valuable and even critical feature I feel, given most people's usage, in addition of course battery life. I had an LG Stylo, and the stylus was something I personally did not use hardly at all. Quite honestly, I would be reluctant to purchase what I would consider (for my wallet) an expensive phone, if only for fear of dropping and breaking, or getting stolen. I recently bought a ZTE Blade ZMax to replace my LG G Stylo, and, apart from the 6" screen being slightly unwieldy, has been satisfying to use and does the job for my needs. And it has quite a good battery as one of its pluses.
I like the Htc u11 plus (ip68)( 3930- mah) All day battery too. running q. 835. All these phones are really nice. Finding the one with the options that are important to you will be your winner. Thanks for sharing...
Dam so many Sony fanboy hear... just cut the shit Sony has great specs but that's almost all your going to get. An ugly 2015ish design. A display that can reach 4K but doesn't support vr. Slow mo camera which is cool but nothing stands out about Sony phones. Even apples iphones 8 and under has a better design. And the reason I'm not bashing razor for their design is that it's meant for gaming n has the loudest speaker out of any phone. I'm not a Sony hater but calling a review fake for not putting a phone you bought on their opinion list is absurd.
well I guess the reason why vr is missing isnt because the screen or hardware are bad, but that google desided that oled was the only screen that should support vr. Nothing Sony really could do about it. Sure they could theoretically develop their own version. And ugly design. Its a timeless design, and beautiful. Its even more beautiful in reality than on pictures. Love Sony design....
By the way tried out to film a 4K video with my Sony Xperi XZ1 compact and yes it filmed for 10 minutes, before the FAT32 stoped it. In a sense I could havefilmed longer. It wasnt even hot. Not even close to tepid either. My old X compact couldnt even film that long without getting really hot.
I am thinking to change my OnePlus 3T but I have no idea what to buy. It doesn't matter what I am going to choose I have to make compromise. Let's see what I am saying.
Samsung Note 8 and the S8/plus they are on black Friday sale, so their prices are very good now and the design is excellent the camera is perfect but the fingerprint scanner is in an awkward location, the back of the phone can collect dirt and fingerprints easily, because of the glass back the case is essential and the software updates are very slowly.
Pixel 2 or the XL they both have a lot hardware issues unfortunately. They would be the choice for me because I love the stock android look and the regularly software updates but it is too risky to buy them.
Huawei Mate 10Pro is a very good phone but it's skin is just disgusting and again the shiny fingerprint magnet back is just not good for me.
HTC U11+ maybe it would be the one but the price is going to be £699 so it won't be cheap, I am not sure about the updates in the future and again that back...
OnePlus 5T so far so good but I still don't know nothing about the camera quality. I know that on my 3T is not the best but OK and I know that the panorama is very weak on my 3T. The software just can not stich the pictures together. Hope it will be better in the 5T. The 5T is not going to be water resistant, there is just one bottom speaker, the battery life is going to be bad because they keep the same size but the screen is larger. And the company is a bit spying on its customers as you guys heard in the earlier news.
Razer phone got everything I need but the camera is just not good enough. It is the weak point of the phone.
So I have no idea what to buy. I am also thinking in mid range phones.
BlackBerry Motion or KeyOne Black edition, but because I play a lot it the hardware won't be enough for me and sometimes the software is a bit laggy I have seen in a review videos even during in normal not heavy use.
HTC U11 Life. The only downside for me is the plastic shiny back.
For me the best phone would be a phone with big battery like on the Razer phone,
with a good camera like on the Pixel 2
with a stock droid with regular updates like on the Pixel 2
with big screen with small bazels
with top notch hardware
with a back like on the Motion or KeyOne
Note 8, V30, Mate 10 Pro, I agree with these 3, but swap the Pixel 2 XL for the regular Pixel 2, just as good and without the screen issues and you need a small phone in the list. Chuck out the Crapberry, its far too niche and with one foot in the past; I would put the OnePlus 5T in there instead. Finally, the Razer...? I know it has some cool features, but its untested and again too niche. You could argue the Essential Phone should be there on the same basis, but I say skip both and add the venerable Galaxy S8 instead. People forget about it because it's 6 months old, but it has the same specs and probably outsells all of them.
Where is Nokia 8 128GB 6GB RAM for £450 GBP in UK???
That's a bargain flagship with all latest stuff in there...
1. OZO Audio - excellent sound quality
2. The brightest 2K IPS display on a market
3. The best 13 MP 4K front camera on a market
4. Very fast performer - faster than Galaxy S8+ and Note 8
5. Top Processor, Top graphics, Top storage and 6GB RAM.
6. Stays cool at all times - Graphite sheet and copper pipe dramatically reduce heat
7. Record or Live Stream in 4K from the front and rear camera at the same time
8. Excellent Durability & Exceptional build quality
9. The best reception and call quality in the industry
10. The Price - £450 GBP - total bargain !!!
You offer phones for £700 - £900 GBP, not so many can afford them.
And why pay so much more for a slower phones with a high price tag????
Nokia 8’s night shot needs improvement but overall is good but unfortunately the night shot.... But in terms of graphic with light it might better . But try to download some apps from Google play store as a lens and see how the apps will help it to perform.
Sorry basil mate I enjoy your channel but xz premium should be there, a normal 16,9 screen, front facing speakers, and one of the few phones with oreo on it, half those phones do not and unlike the pixel xl 2 this phone actually works 😂
I really wanted to like the XZ premium spec wise it had it all. It just wasn't very good to me in real life when I went to buy it. The speakers were rubbish compared to the original nexus 6 and it looks so dated. It seems most of the internet agrees because it's not that rated anywhere.
Well because there is razer phone, device that gets praised for thing, xperias had for some time now but is often criticized for it. Design, front facing speakers, that side fingerprint scanner ? yeah it is all xperia ripoff
come on What a surprise a Sony fanboy saying I didn't touch the phone despite getting it from my carrier for a great deal (500 bucks) with 3 months of use. Maybe you're the one that hasn't touched it and are just projecting because you never tried it and just read the spec sheet? Either that or you haven't had any other flagship for you to compare because the stuff I mentioned is pretty obvious if you test it side by side. If you get a deal like I did the phone is great. But don't delude yourself thinking it's flawless. It's far from it. To your lag comment maybe you should learn how to read because I said it never lagged on me opening apps (dropping frames in games is not lag). If you think the brightness is enough go outside in direct sunlight and tell me it doesn't look dim compared to similar phones. Even my friend's iphone 7 which isn't even 1080p looks brighter. It's a joke. Clearly the only retard here is you because you can't accept reality.
1. It's 1080p most of the time. It only bumps to 4K when you're watching media (which can even lag games which defeats the whole purpose of it). It's also very dim in sunlight which is not acceptable for a flagship. 2. Oreo is not something worth having atm: It force closes apps too easily so even with 6GB of RAM it will not keep everything in cache. Not to mention it's constantly bugging you about apps wasting power and you can't disable that. 3. The slow-mo is too short and extremely fuzzy unless it's a very sunny day. Even then the quality is jarring when transitioning between resolution when you're watching it on a big screen. 4. The design has been the same for years and it wasn't even great to begin with. It's not ergonomic and it's way too big so you're practically required to use it two handed. 5. It's fast charging is probably the slowest out there and it doesn't even have a 4000 mah. 6. It's dual speakers can be quieter than a single bottom firing speaker which again defeats the purpose of them. 7. If you use this phone for media your battery won't even last you a day because of the 4K. 8. The still photos are way too oversharpened so if you see them outside the phone they look oddly pixelated. 9. Despite having an headphone jack it cannot drive good headphones that well so just like the speakers it's too quiet and the quality isn't the best. The only uncompromise is the software experience because it doesn't lag and is very snappy. If any of those reasons is a deal breaker for you then it would make sense for the XZ Premium not being on your "list". The phone is still great if you can get past it's issues but to parrot it's specs without mentioning its glaring flaws just shows you're a fanboy.
Member Berry thanks for clearing that up. I'm probably just annoyed he picked the Razer for the speakers when U11 has great speakers (as well the axon 7) also u11 has a great camera too. He should say he chose the razer because of the 120hz screen imho.
Is Az a DAC is only a thing with headphones.. You cannot hear a difference in the phone speakers with that.
The Razor speakers are much fuller and louder then the Axon 7 ones. It is really the new king. Axon 7 still nr2 tho...
funkyguy99 no it's not ahead of it's time it's a useless feature with no application value what so ever. If you could use it for ex. Virtual reality then it would have a purpose and be ahead of the competition. But no Sony only did it as a useless gimmick sadly
How can u talk about adding an iPhone to 'Six best android smartphones' line up?! Also, I think the only phone missing from the line up would be the Oneplus 5 as I think it offers best bang for your buck overall.
I personally like the Huawei and then the LG and then the Pixel and then the Razor and although I like the Samsung I think it is way too big (for me) but overall I think it should win and is probably best overall. I just wouldn’t be interested in the BlackBerry . As for the iPhone X it has that awful notch and it is way too expensive
The only appeal that I found for the Note 8 is the stylus...
The Razer seems to have a middle of the road camera and a not so bright display
And the Pixel, is a source of problems (screen, touchscreen...).
I would have seen a Sony phone here because they have a lot of hardware for what they are
carver 9 The Note 8 has only one bottom firing speaker...
And that's not because some people think one way you have to follow them...
Every people needs are not the same, if you want a good video quality there's the V30, audio, there is the U11+...
The Note 8 as I said has the stylus going for it, the rest is OK.
And I also forgot to talk about price, that's ridiculous!
Liion B ... but the stereo speakers are good. Every reviewer is putting the Note 8 above every phone this yr. Regular consumers that have a hard on for a phone that they have or like opinions doesn't matter when we have high end reviewers putting the Note 8 as the best phone. Cry a river. Even this guy said he would use it as a daily compared to any phone.
carver 9 Always that well known typical Samsung answer that it doesn't need stereo speakers, that's becoming boring...
So it doesn't have EVERYTHING since it lacks dual speakers 😂
And the phone to beat is certainly not the Note 8, but the V30.
And personally, the Sony design is more classy than the Apple and Samsung ones, that are too curved and shiny like toys...
Liion B ... lol, it doesn't need dual speakers because it have a headphone jack. Most normal people don't go out in a crowd or at a public place listening to their phones out loud. Unless your ghetto. The Note 8 offers EVERYTHING plus interest that a smart phone offers which is the reason it is the phone to beat. If you mind me asking, what phone do you consider the best...lol?
I'm probably going to upgrade January/Feb so this is interesting. I was Sony for years but the cameras always let me down especially lowlight then I had an S7 which I love. Still thinking of an S8 as notes over the years are just too big but I will have a look.
I dont think this is a trend. No one doesn't want a jack, however its easier for design choices and is honestly the next evolution. Just like in nature evolution doesn't correlate with being better all the time. This is something thats going to continue until we find better ground in between.
I am a LONG time iPhone user wanting to make the switch to Android. The only thing holding me back is iMessage and the ability to send and receive HD videos. Is there a good Android app that allows that? And if not, are any Android platforms considering doing something like iMessage??? Any help would be great! Thanks.
RCS messaging is slowly rolling out (it's basically iMessage for Android) but you'd still only be able to send videos to other Android devices running RCS. Not to iPhones though. If you want to send video to iPhones as well, you'll need WhatsApp or Facebook messenger
Yong Mei no not the us, the world. Sony software is by and large made in Sweden and I live here. Unfortunately the only advantage Sony had was software and now they don't even have that. The only thing they got now is fast updates and nobody cares
Andreas Larsson in the US yes. But, Sony's phone quality is on par with the best. The only thing that is not popular here is lack of major advertisement. Major carriers such as Verizon and att are shy away from it. My point and issue here are mobile guru guys Basil and every other YouTube self proclaimed mobile gurus that didn't even mention the Sony premium as one of the best phone out there. That's not an opinion, that's a fact! I guaranteed you if you try to use it, you will love it. 😋