The Best Cell Phones of 2021
Which smartphone features matter most? Consumers ranked battery life, screen quality, durability, performance, and camera quality as the most important.
Here are our top smartphone picks based on the top 5 features:
Smartphone Battery Life: Samsung Galaxy S10
According to most reviewers, the Samsung Galaxy S10 provides the best battery life. The phone lasts an entire day even when doing battery-intensive tasks. Plus, there are several battery saving options and modes. Also, the phone charges extremely fast, reaching 60% battery life in an hour. Finally, the phone offers the ability to share the battery life of the device to charge other devices.
Smartphone Screen Quality: OnePlus 7 Pro
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the resounding leader in screen quality amongst reviewers. The phone has great color accuracy, smooth playback, and amazing brightness. The display’s refresh rate of 90Hz will make you think differently when you go to a conventional 60Hz screen. Finally, users experience smoother motion than other phones when watching videos, playing games and browsing the web.
Smartphone Durability: Samsung Galaxy S10
Looking at several reviews, users found that the Samsung Galaxy S10 provides the best durability. The phone is well-designed and constructed. Gorilla Glass 6 protects the phone and helps prevent scratches. The fingerprint sensor performs well, even when it is lightly scratched. Finally, the phone didn’t take any damage during a bend test.
Smartphone Performance: Samsung Galaxy S10
When it comes to performance, reviewers found the Samsung Galaxy S10 to be top of the class. The phone runs incredibly fast and can handle multitasking and gaming without any noticeable lag. The phone performs at speeds that are the highest in the class. Finally, when playing higher graphic-intensive games, the phone doesn’t feel warm or experience lag.
Smartphone Camera Quality: Samsung Galaxy S10
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the best, according to several reviewers. The rear camera offers a lot of versatility, with several modes and settings to give users a sense of freedom. There is reliable autofocus, well-controlled noise levels, accurate target exposure, and a good dynamic range, creating a great image. In addition, the front-facing camera produces images with good color and detail. There is good sharpness in the images. Finally, using the camera app is easy and gives a lot of options.
The Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10 with the highest reviews in 4 out of 5 top features.
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