2018 was a great year for Android phones and accessories, with improvements in design, performance, features and cameras. With so many phones, however, it is difficult to know which ones are really the best, but as usual there are some who stood out from the rest. Likewise, a few pairs of headphones captured their imagination more than we had ever imagined, with the standing Bose QC35 numbers finally being replaced on the audio stack.
Of course, it's more than just flagship phones and sound when it comes to Android, so here are all the winners of our best of 201
Best Android phone of 2018
This year's phone 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
A versatile amazing phone with both power and elegance.
Samsung offers an all-in-one package you can't find anywhere else. It is beautiful from all angles and accented by the best screen you can find on any phone. It is also packed with the very best specifications, excellent battery life and pleasant features such as a headphone jack, wireless charging, stereo speakers and the unique S Pen stylus. The cameras are fast and easy to use, but produce exceptional images. Everyone will be happy with the Galaxy Note 9.
The Best Android Phone Camera
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Wide, tele and everything in between.
At specifications alone, the Mate 20 Pro would be a great camera, but Huawei has added a bunch of AI-based specialty sauces that provide everything from food to flower to low-light shots an edge over the competition. Mate 20 Pro fails in its multi-faceted approach to photography; This thing can do everything. Not only is the primary sensor a quick 40 megapixel, but there are angles and telephoto options to fall back on if you need a unique shot. In addition to great portraits and a robust Pro mode, the Mate 20 Pro can do everything.
The best headphones
Only the best wireless headphones in the market today.
Sony's WH1000XM3 offers exquisite sound quality combined with leading sound insulation. Couples that have 30-hour battery life, fast charging over USB-C and Google Assistant integration, and getting a great product that stops well above their weight.
The best affordable phone
Premium construction quality regularly meets updated software at a good price.
There is nothing to beat Nokia 7.1 for the price. It looks and feels great, has a gorgeous display, excellent battery life and much more. Performance can be a bit slow at times, but for just $ 350, you get far more than your money's worth.
Best Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The best smartwatch money can buy.
Samsung's Galaxy Watch is an ambitious smartwatch that tries to do a lot and ultimately does just about everything really, very well. It has an amazing AMOLED display, a great training track platform and a smooth / responsive software package that is packed into an incredibly well-designed body.
AC reader's phone of the year 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung has created the ultimate all-in-one smartphone, combining the best features across the market with a few unique to just Galaxy Note 9. It's a brand new phone with power and finesse. has the best screen on any phone, excellent high-end specifications, good battery life and a wish list with features that include a headphone jack, wireless charging, stereo speakers and S-Pen stylus. The two cameras are fast and take great pictures with a simple interface. Finally, the Galaxy Note 9 phone is for everyone.