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15 Best Smartphones That You Can Buy in 2021

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Buying a smartphone in 2021 is something that should last you a few years

Well will analyze some of the best phones you can buy in the 1st quarter of 2021

This because we expect more phones to come out over time.

NOTE At the time of writing this article over 118 smartphone types have been released

And in this article, I compile a list of the 15 best based on the 2021 smartphone buyers guide you can check that here link

Also, will give a shout out to some of the best phones that came out in 2020 and are worth buying in 2021.

and will divide the phones into 2 the

  1. Midrange under 450dollars.
  2. Phones above 450dollars.

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The reason why I opted to start with the under 450USD category is because it makes you wonder why some spend a whooping 2000 dollars on a smartphone


Key Specifications

Released Date2021 January 14
Weight and Thickness 206.5g , 9.5mm thickness
Android Version  10
Storage32GB/64GB  microSDXC
Display 6.6″ 720×1600 pixels
CAMERA48MP @1080p 30/60 FPS
SELFIE 8MP 1080 30FPS
RAM3/4GB
Processor/ ChipsetSnapdragon 662 11nm
Battery Capacity Price5000mAh Li-Po 249 USD
Price189 USD – 229 USD

My Thoughts

Motorola is known for their cheap affordable phones and the moto G is no Exception

Especially with the stock android User Friendly Interface making it worth to buy

3 things that I feel can be improved or rather that makes it hard to recommend

Are

1: For a 249 USD Realme and Xiaomi are offering better chipset with similar features and even lesser weight.

2: Android 11 would have been way much better

3: Also, a 1080 display would feel much better than the 720 display the phone comes with

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2.  Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Exp. release 2021March
Weight& Thickness193g, 8.1mm
Android version & UI11, MIUI 12
Storage64GB/128GB microSDXC
Display6.67″ 1080×2400 pixels
Main Camera108MP @2160p
RAM6/8GB
Processor / ChipsetSnapdragon 732G 8nm
Battery Capacity Price5020mAh Li-Po Under 300 USD expected
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8.5

My Thoughts

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is so likable, and it aced our tests, so it’s really hard to find any faults. This one easily becomes our current favorite bang for the buck offer and one of the easiest “go for it” we’ve written in a while.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is not a perfect smartphone, but its imperfections are easily forgivable and forgettable. And while this Note wasn’t made to be a flagship killer, it is shrinking the gap and may soon be breathing down their necks.

Well, the key disadvantages is

  1. Bloatware on MIUI 12
  2. Ads on the User Interface
  3. 60Hz display the likes of Realme offer more for Under 300USD
EITHER way the Redmi Note series is still awesome to grab and almost the best mid-ranger to recommend

3. Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Key Features

Released2021 January 22
Weight Thickness205g 9.1mm thickness
Android Version11 One UI 3.0
Storage64GB/128GB MicroSDXC
Display6.5″ 720×1600 pixels
Main Camera48MP @2160p
RAM4-8GB
Processor /ChipsetDimensity 720 5G        7nm
Battery Capacity5000mAh Li-Ion
Price270 USD

My Thoughts

Okay I think Samsung should do better because the under 300 USD price range is highly competitive

And

Most phone at 300 dollars will give you roughly 128GB storage with 6GB of RAM

What Samsung is offering at this price point is not something I would recommend. Easily

Other cons include a 720pixel LCD display

15w charging charging

Came on Samsung how long will this take to fill a 5000mAH battery???

Still thou this an awesome smartphone especially for the Samsung holics

4. Motorola Moto G30

For under 200 USD this a phone to look out for

Key Features

Released2021 March 17
WeightThickness 200g 9.1mm
Android11
Storage64GB/128GB microSDXC
Display6.5″ 720×1600 pixels
Main Camera64MP@1080p
RAM4/6GB
Processor/ ChipsetSnapdragon 662 11nm
Battery Capacity5000mAh Li-Po
PriceUnder 200USD

My Thoughts

As of writing this article, this is the best budget smartphone I can easily recommend for the sub 200 Dollars

From having an averagely good chipset to a good camera

a 20W fast Charging

This is a pretty good device.

The display is LCD720pixel at 90Hz fps making it a very responsive one at this price point

The obvious cons

Is the LCD 720pixel display thou this at times hard to notice.

5. Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G

Key Features

Released2021 March 17
Weight173g 7.8mm thickness
Android 11ColorOS 11.1
Storage128GB microSDXC
Display6.43″ 1080×2400 pixels
Main Camera48MP @2160p
RAM8GB
ProcessorDimensity 800U 5G 7nm
Battery Capacity4310mAh Li-Po
Price350USD

My Thoughts

I know you all wondering why am rating this at below 8.

Lets say it just doesn’t have something that phones at this price normally do the display is at 60Hz that might be a big deal at this price range compared to midrange phones at same price that offer

Up to 120Hz

Another thing is the battery life under normal use this phone might take you throu a whole day underline might because  power consumed by the processor thankfully it comes with a 50W fast charging

All in all it’s a good mid range phone with a brilliant design, capable cameras, swift performance, intuitive user interface, and decent on-battery time supported by one of the industry-leading fast-charge technologies.

6. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

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Key Features

Body 164×76.5×8.1mm, 193g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame; IP53, dust and splash protection.
Display 6.67″ AMOLED, HDR10, 120Hz, 450-700 nits (typ), 1080x2400px resolution, 20.9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm) Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver); Adreno 618.
Memory 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
OS/Software Android 11, MIUI 12.
Rear camera Wide (main); 108 MP, f/1.8, 25mm, 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultrawide angle; 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro; 5 MP, f/2.4; Depth; 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm.
Video capture Rear camera; 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera; 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
Battery 5,020mAh; Fast charging 33W.
Misc Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; FM radio, Infrared port; 3.5mm jack.

My Thoughts

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is without a doubt one of the hottest offers this year, and it will be a tough one to match. By putting a 120Hz OLED screen on such an affordable phone, Xiaomi has finally put an end to the 60Hz OLED or 120Hz LCD dilemma. How about that, Realme?

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is so likable, and it aced our tests, so it’s hard to find any faults. This one easily becomes our current favourite bang for the buck offer and one of the easiest “go for it” we’ve written in a while.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is not a perfect smartphone, but its imperfections are easily forgivable and forgettable. And while this Note wasn’t made to be a flagship killer, it is shrinking the gap and may soon be breathing down its necks.

OVER 450 USD

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This category always hard to decide but I compiled these based on my Personal experience with these phones.

1. Xiaomi Mi 10S

Key Features

Released2021 March 12
Weight208g 9mm thickness
Android11 MIUI 12
Storage128GB/256GB no card slot
  
Display6.67″ 1080×2340 pixels
Main Camera108MP@3240p
 RAM8/12GB
Processor/ ChipsetSnapdragon 870 5G 7nm
Battery Capacity 4780mAh Li-Po
Pricefrom 669 – 769 USD

My Thoughts

Mi 10s is well priced, but one thing is obvious the lack of the 888-Snapdragon chipset is evident

Comparing this to the recently released one plus 9 makes it a hard choice lack of memory card slot also is something not generally accepted.

All in all, this still feels premium and would recommend it but you might need to check Oneplus 9 offer 1st

Before settling on this.

2. Asus ROG 5

The best gaming smartphone in 2021

Key Features

Body 172.8×77.3×10.3mm, 238g; metal body; RGB light panel (on the back), Pressure-sensitive zones (Gaming triggers).
Display 6.78″ AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak), 1080x2448px resolution, 20.4;9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm); Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680); Adreno 660.
Memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software Android 11, ROG UI.
Rear camera Wide (main); 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle; 13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm, 125˚; Macro; 5 MP, f/2.0.
Front camera 24 MP, f/2.5, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm.
Video capture Rear camera; 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS; Front camera; 1080p@30fps.
Battery 6000mAh; Fast charging 65W, Reverse charging 10W, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 5.
Misc Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; 3.5mm jack.
Price$ 609 – $996

My Thoughts

Nobody does smartphone gaming quite like Asus. Four iterations into the ROG Phone line, that remains a fact. The ROG Phone 5 is a true powerhouse in every sense of the word – a phone that is specifically crafted to deliver the best possible gaming experience, with any other concern or consideration taking a back seat. It just so happens that when you make an excellent gaming flagship, you usually end up with an excellent all-around device in general that has plenty of appeal outside gaming.

I just got a problem with the camera its not the worst and its not the best but hey this a gaming phone thou who said gamers don’t take photos ?!

Also there is no microSD no water / dust resistance

Either way this the best gaming phone out there 

Its best to check the ROG phone 5 Ultimate.

3. Xiaomi K40 Pro

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Key features

Released2021 March 04
Weight196g 7.8mm thickness
Android Version11 MIUI 12
Storage128GB/256GB
Display6.67″ @1080×2400 pixels
Main camera64MP @ 3240p
RAM6/8GB
Processor/ ChipsetSnapdragon 888 5nm
Battery Capacity4520mAh Li-Po
Price580 USD

My Thoughts

I wanted to give this a higher rating but just couldn’t do that.

Because a premium device with a plastic frame and back is unforgivable

No OIS  

No SD card slot

If I am to suggest this then the above clichés must be something you are willing to live with.

All still for the sub 600 dollars this a good offer

4.      OnePlus 9 Pro

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Key Features

Body Aluminium frame and glass construction, 3D Gorilla Glass back and dual-curved display edges, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back.
Display 6.7″ Fluid Display 2.0 (LTPO AMOLED), 10-bit colour, 120Hz, HDR10+, MEMC, Automatic colour temperature setting, 1,300 nits (peak), 1440x3216px resolution (20.1;9).
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm); Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680); Adreno 660.
Memory 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 + 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage (non-expandable).
OS/Software OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
Rear cameras Wide (main); Sony IMX789 48 MP, 1/1.43″, f/1.8, 23mm, 1.12 µm Multi Autofocus (PDAF+LAF+CAF), OIS + EIS; Ultra wide angle/macro; Sony IMX766 50MP, 1/1.56″, f/2.4, 14mm, Freeform lens; Telephoto; 8MP, 3.3x zoom, 1.0µm pixels, f/2.4, 77mm equiv; Monochrome; 2MP.
Front camera Sony IMX471 16MP, f/2,4, 1.0 µm pixel size, fixed focus, EIS.
Video capture 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 30/60/120fps, Super Slow Motion 720p @ 480fps, 1080p @ 240fps, 4K time-lapse, DOL-HDR.
Battery and charging 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery, Warp Charge 65T, Warp Charge 50 Wireless, Reverse wireless charging @ 5W.
Misc. In-display optical fingerprint scanner; front RGB sensor (for automatic tone adjustment), alert slider.

My Thoughts

At this price point honestly Oneplus is doing best

One can opt for iPhone 12 Pro Max or even Samsung Galaxy s21 5G

The OnePlus 9 Pro is pretty much what we have now come to expect from OnePlus, a likable, dependable smartphone with almost all the bells and whistles one could ask for but not one that’s particularly exciting or game changing. It’s as if the company is content with making smaller changes rather than doing something disruptive or potentially controversial.

But this staleness, this sense of contentment with slow progress, is at odds with the steady increase in the price year over year. OnePlus fans and critics over the years have lamented the company’s slow but sure move upward on the pricing ladder, turning from the hero who rallied against the oligarchs to living long enough to become the villain.

5. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Key Features

Body 165.1×75.6×8.9mm, 227g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Stylus support.
Display 6.80″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak), 1440x3200px resolution, 20;9 aspect ratio, 515ppi; Always-on display.
Chipset (International) Exynos 2100; Octa-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G78 MP14
Chipset (USA/China) Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm); Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680; Adreno 660.
Memory 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software Android 11, One UI 3.1.
Rear camera Wide (main); 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS; Ultra-wide angle; 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video; Telephoto; 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; Telephoto; 10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom.
Front camera 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.7µm, PDAF.
Video capture Rear camera; 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS; Front camera; 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps.
Battery 5000mAh; Fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W.
Misc Fingerprint reader (under display, ultrasonic); Stereo speakers; NFC; FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent); Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support), ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support.
Price999USD – 1500USD

My Thoughts

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the all-powerful Galaxy right now, and that alone is enough to sell it. It’s the Ultra model – meaning there is no better phone on the market today. Indeed, there isn’t. Samsung really outdid itself by dropping the charger immediately after Apple’s done it. It could have waited a year or announced it a year ahead to allow a transition period, but it’s Samsung – some things are done in the heat of the moment. Like saving the planet, for example.

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6.      Samsung S21 5G

Key Features

Body 151.7×71.2×7.9mm, 169g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).
Display 6.20″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20;9 aspect ratio, 421ppi; Always-on display.
Chipset International – Exynos 2100 (5 nm); Octa-core CPU (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G78 MP14 GPU. USA/China – Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm); Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680; Adreno 660 GPU.
Memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software Android 11, One UI 3.1.
Rear camera Wide (main); 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle; 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚, 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video; Telephoto; 64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm, 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom.
Front camera 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF.
Video capture Rear camera; 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS; Front camera; 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps.
Battery 4000mAh; Fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W.
Misc Fingerprint reader (under display, ultrasonic); NFC; FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent); Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation.
Price669USD – 770USD

My Thoughts

S21 proper, the S-series Galaxy for compact phone lovers is predictably a very nice package. It’s got a display that’s hard not to love, battery life that won’t keep you tied to an outlet, and cameras that capture great images, all of it packaged in what’s Samsung’s most daring design lately. Seemingly, however, that’s no longer enough.

It’s not that we don’t like the Galaxy S21. On the contrary, we’re quite fond of its looks, and there’s proven substance beneath them. But maybe that’s the issue – it’s a little too proven. Last year’s S20 is in many ways superior, and even though the S21 launches at a lower MSRP, the year-old S20 can still be found for less while arguably offering more.

Shout out to these 3 Phones

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

is something worth mentioning

also the iPhone SE for compact phone lovers

on android

a sub 200USD I will easily recommend Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

the perfect Google Pixel 5 is worth talking about

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