My top 5 phones of 2021 - Kaloyan

26 December 2021
Our reviewers reminisce about the most memorable smartphones the came out in 2021.

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AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreLaughing out loud after reading your nonsense comment about your glorious s21U. Keep your dream for yourself buddy.. Enjoy it.

    AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreToo bad it's a Samsung 😔

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      • DMX
      • 8xr
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      Street Puppy, 26 Dec 2021Samsung S21 ultra screen - Unable to go to 1Hz like Aqu... moreWhat do you want more of that for? it's just a phone not a car

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        • Anonymous
        • xZI
        • 26 Dec 2021

        The iPhone 13 Pro is an amazing phone. Top notch in nearly every aspect, and the screen is awesome with perfect calibration. Only letdowns are the charging speed and port, and the poor ultrawide cameras (otherwise solid camera performance across the board).

        iPad mini 6 is a dissapointment, agreed. Already the screen looks a bit washed out (even iPad 9 is better), then a lack of 128GB storage option.

        Poco F3 does not have an amazing screen. Prone to green tinting and UI is terrible. Mi 11 Ultra is so overhyped especially the cameras and the Vivo X70 Pro+ done better.

          Anonymous, 26 Dec 2021Do really use these phones for a while ? Poco ? So many bugs I do. Got one for about 4 months as a secondary since it was rather cheap, about €270. Compared to my daily driver (Mi 10T Pro, yeah I know, I own two xiaomis at once for whatever reason), the things I dislike about the F3 was that the proximity sensor is crap, just like everybody says. It feels a bit 'cheap' due to lack of heft. And the cameras aren't as good. But other than those, the experience is 90% the same as that phone, plus the screen is subjectively better. For literally more than half the price, I'd say it's a steal.

          So many bugs, you say? I'd say MIUI still has its own weird idiosyncrasies, but it's nowhere as shit as it was before MIUI 11.

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            • Anonymous
            • xZI
            • 26 Dec 2021

            AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreOk Samsung fanboy.

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              • Aynoni
              • 3Ci
              • 26 Dec 2021

              AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreFor the price, Poco F3 is a good device. I'm not having any software issues at all and battery backup is good too.
              Only Samsung flagship support DEX and are really good, I agree but they also come with a hefty price tag for a phone, +$1,100(Galaxy S21 Ultra).
              The average price of a smartphone sold in the world is only $320 right now.

                Great article!

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                  • Anonymous
                  • p37
                  • 26 Dec 2021

                  Do really use these phones for a while ? Poco ? So many bugs

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                    • gns
                    • 26 Dec 2021

                    Street Puppy, 26 Dec 2021Samsung S21 ultra screen - Unable to go to 1Hz like Aqu... moreIt's more than enough

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                      • gns
                      • 26 Dec 2021

                      Kwasi Opare, 26 Dec 2021He said "my" not "the" meaning his choi... moreTruth hurts isn't it?

                        £1000 GBP for the mi 11 ultra 👹,yeah right,these prices of mobiles is getting extauchanet,few years usage if you're lucky, SHOCKING 😡

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                          AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreSamsung S21 ultra screen

                          - Unable to go to 1Hz like Aquos R6
                          - only 8-bit
                          - Saturated colours no matter mode set
                          - Only 240Hz PMW ( while other expensive phones are at least 480Hz).

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                            • Anonymous
                            • LkB
                            • 26 Dec 2021

                            AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreYou complain about how much sharpening Apple uses, but memtions Samsung that does even more? LOL ....

                              Asus ZenFone 8 is the deal. Has all bells and whistles

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                                • DMX
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                                Kwasi Opare, 26 Dec 2021He said "my" not "the" meaning his choi... moreWell said, these fanboys .....

                                  Good picks apart the Samsung and Apple.
                                  But its your choice.
                                  And yes the Ipdad mini were a big failure like every other apple products where everyone expected much more and got nothing extra compared to last 2 years of predecessors.

                                    AnonD-1030868, 26 Dec 2021IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all Not interesti... moreHe said "my" not "the" meaning his choices not yours. By your words you are hating on other phones. You are a Samsung fan boy. Nothing wrong with that but don't speak shit about other phones to make yourself feel better. That is a sign of insecurity imo

                                      A well balanced list with good explanations as to why you would recommend these phones to people. These kinds of things are always gonna be subjective and everyone has their own 'lists' for various reasons. I bought a Poco X3 NFC this year and couldn't be happier with it. I would definitely recommend this (or maybe the pro version now for around same price) to anyone wanting a feature rich, fast phone for very little money (both under £200 in UK)

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                                        • AnonD-1030868
                                        • gmi
                                        • 26 Dec 2021

                                        IPhone 13 pro isn't a good phone at all
                                        Not interesting camera over sharpened images (best camera phone of the year is S21 ultra)
                                        Poco f3 with weak battery and worst ever software support without features like Samsung DEX
                                        Z flip 3 is the best phone of the year
                                        And I don't know why super ugly and overrated phone like Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is in the list
                                        S21U design is better
                                        S21U screen is better
                                        S21U software is better
                                        S21U battery is better
                                        S21U camera is better (Samsung don't pay dxo)
                                        S21U gets 5 years of software support
                                        S21U has useful features like DEX
                                        S21U has better selfie camera