High-end smartphones – the top flagship smartphones 2018

1. place: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 2,45GHz + 4 x 1,9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 4G:TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 4G:FDD-LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome design
  • Perfect build quality
  • High-end performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good stereo speakers
  • Good cameras
  • Slippery without cover
  • No audio jack
  • Little wow-effect compared to predecessor

2. place: Xiaomi Mi6

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 1,9GHz + 4 x 2,45GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3350 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Amazing 64GB or 128GB memory
  • Perfect display
  • Good dual-camera with useful features
  • No audio jack

3. place: Nubia Z17

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4x2.35GHz + 4x1.9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 23 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Excellent build quality and design
  • Great camera
  • Full LTE support
  • Gigantic 6/8GB of RAM
  • Bezel-less full-HD display
  • No audio jack
  • Mono speaker
  • No image stabilizer
  • Poor night shots

4. place: Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 2,2GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Brilliant display
  • Thin & light
  • Good and fast performance
  • Great dual-camera
  • Awesome battery life
  • No audio jack
  • Price/performance ratio not as good as of Mi6
  • Mediocre selfie camera

5. place: Xiaomi Mi Mix

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,35 + 2 x 2,2
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz ( Band 5/8/4/3/2/1/7 ), TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Great display
  • High-end perfomance
  • Perfect build quality with ceramic
  • Most innovative phone of the year
  • Awesome battery life
  • Great speaker
  • Extremely slippery
  • Almost impossible to be used without a protective
  • costs and benefits for consumers are questionable
  • Weak camera sensor
  • High price

What is a flagship smartphone?

A flagship smartphone is the absolute top phone of a manufacturer, it is the best they can offer. In this ranking you can find the best high-end smartphones by Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo, Oneplus etc. These phones compete directly with the top devices by Samsung, HTC, Sony and Apple and they can keep up with them.

* Prices include shipping and customs duties. Intermediate changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs possible.