Top trending smartphones of 2018; Updated regularly

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The year 2018 started with lots of innovations in the mobile tech world; many mobile OEM giants have already released superb and stunning smartphones while many others are yet to come with theirs after the MWC 2018.

This article contains the list of the top trending smartphones so far this year with their current prices, features, and specs.

Trending smartphones of 2018

Apple iPhone X ($1, 300.00)

iPhone X

Since the launch of this device, it has been on trend. Apple’s iPhone X comes with mouth-watering features, viz; Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Scratch-resistant glass, water and dust resistant, all-screen display and is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2716mAh battery

Full Specifications

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in
Weight174g
SIMNano
Screen DisplaySuper AMOLED capacitive (16M colors)
Size5.8inc. (82.9% aspect ratio)
Multi-touchYes
ProtectionOleophobic coating, True-tone display
OSiOS 11.1.1, upgradeable to 11.2.5
ChipsetApple A11 bionic
CPUHexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPUApple GPU (3-core graphics)
Card SupportNo
Memory64/256GB, 3GB of RAM
CameraDual 12MP rear cameras
7MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
BluetoothYes – V5.0
RadioNo
USB2.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Face ID, gyro, compass, proximity
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery

 

Tecno Camon Cmore ($130.00)

Tecno Camon CM

The African leading mobile smartphone manufacturer – Tecno unleased a banger to the African mobile market and it has been the talk of the moment every since its flag-off last month.

Cmore is a level-entry device retailed at a very cheap rate. It packs quite lovely features and specs; 18.9 body-to-screen aspect ratio, 5.7″ HD Capacitive touchscreen, dual sim with 4G LTE technology and is powered by a strong 3000mAh battery.

Full Specifications

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Weight
SIMDual Micro
Screen DisplayIPS Touchscreen – HD, 720 x 1440 pixels (364 PPI)
Size5.7inc. (18:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touchYes
ProtectionGorilla glass
OSAndroid Nougat 7.0 with HiOS 2.0
ChipsetMTK MT6737
CPUQuad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex
GPUMali GPU
Card SupportYes – up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
Memory16GB, 2GB of RAM
Camera13MP rear camera
13MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack3.5mm
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
BluetoothYes – V4.2, A2DP
RadioYes
USB2.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($923.00)

Full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen display device; a super stunning smartphone with a sleek design. It comes with infinity screen display, 6.3″ screen size (18.5:9 aspect ratio).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Galaxy Note 8 also comes with a stylus smart-pen which lets you draw/create gestures on the device screen. It went on to pack a whopping 6GB of RAM coupled with 64/128GB ROM and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removeable battery.

Full Specifications

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in
Weight195g
SIMSingle Micro or Dual Hybrid SIM
Screen DisplaySuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.3inc. (18.5:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touchYes
ProtectionGorilla glass 5, Aluminum frame
OSAndroid Nougat 7.1.1 further upgradeable to OREO 8.0
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998
CPUSnapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
Card SupportYes – up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)
Memory64/128GB, 6GB of RAM
CameraDual 12MP rear camera LED flash.
8MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack3.5mm
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
BluetoothYes – V5.0, A2DP
RadioNo
USB3.1
SensorsAccelerometer, Iris Scanner, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ($246.00)

Xiaomi is among the leading China OEM’s at the moment, the company designs smartphones which could be compared to the Apple’s iPhones in terms of body design.

This smartphone – Redmi Note 5Pro is the brand latest flagship device launched early this month. It comes with a 2.0GHz Qualcomm chipset and a super 4000mAh battery capacity.

xiaomi redmi note 5

 

 

features of this smartphone include; Hybrid Dual SIM, 5.99″ screen size, corning gorilla glass, runs on Nougat 7.1.2 and flaunts dual 12Mp rear camera.

Full SPecifications

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in
Weight181g
SIMDual Hybrid SIM
Screen DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.99inc. (18:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touchYes
ProtectionGorilla glass
OSAndroid Nougat 7.1.2 with MiUi 9.0
ChipsetQualcomm SDM636
CPUSnapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509
Card SupportYes – up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)
Memory64GB, 4/6GB of RAM
CameraDual 12MP + 5MP rear camera, LED flash.
20MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack3.5mm
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
BluetoothYes – V5.0, A2DP
RadioFM
USB2.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

 

Wrap Up:

These are the top trending smartphones so far this year. We’ll be updating this list regularly to contain other smartphones that would break the internet after the MWC in few days time!

You can as well add to this list by commenting your best smartphone and we might add it to the list if its worth it. Also, help share this article with your friends and colleagues.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Fizzy says

    Nice article you got here, kudos!

    1. DopiTech says

      Thanks Fizzy. always check back for the regular updates on this post

  2. Nelo says

    Nice write up

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