Good phones are falling all the time, but when I look back at 2018's biggest hits, it is clear that this year brought us something special. Paired of top models from tried and true hitmakers Apple, Samsung and Google includeand Pixel 3.
These beads went beyond premium phones into medium and budget units, and and into innovations from globally lesser-known brands such as Oppo and Vivo. Niche people tried to do something different, too, an effort we can all appreciate.
But what made the phones really sing in 201
Even the sub-boys who did not make our best lists
While the sheer volume of mobile phones peaked the charts this year, not all trends were a winner. You blocked thecut out of the screens, and headphone connectors are still . Prices in 2018, with Samsung, Apple and Huawei cementing the $ 1000 starting price for a premium phone.
Sales alsoin mature markets such as the United States, where the first global brand Samsung and No. 3 Apple saw a decline. As a result, Apple decided to stop reporting how many .
A changing landscape in 2019 will see that increasing competition goes hand in hand with higher costs. And while most 4G LTE phones will rise to the status quo, there are at least two new tracks to be developed with them.
5G phones from Samsung, LG, OnePlus and other promises to deliver exponentially faster data rates, while foldable phones are ready to introduce radical new designs that combine a tablet and phone into one.
Here's exactly how the phones grew, and the biggest winners and losers in 2018. In addition, you look at the mobile phone's emerging phone categories.
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Best phones by 2018
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