Top 20 phones of the year 2021

02 January 2022
Only four manufacturers contributed to the list, one less than last year.

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aswanikasi, 03 Jan 2022Amazingly Pixel 6 did not make this list ?!!!!!it launched in October which doesn't really give it a chance against phones launched early in the year.

    @GSMArena, how is Samsung the "clear-cut" winner if it got 9 and Xiaomi got 8? What does "clear-cut" mean?

      Xiaomi is the most complete here from low end to flagship, i dont see samsung $100 here so xiaomi is dominated.

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        • aswanikasi
        • Let
        • 03 Jan 2022

        Amazingly Pixel 6 did not make this list ?!!!!!

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          • Anonymous
          • nD$
          • 03 Jan 2022

          Anonymous, 03 Jan 2022S21 FE in France 128GB = €759 256GB = €829 Too expensive

            Pixel 6 Pro

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              • Anonymous
              • 7kp
              • 03 Jan 2022

              Wkk, 03 Jan 2022This only shows there are only 2 major players on mobile in... moreApple sells more devices than Xiaomi.

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                • Anonymous
                • 8Kf
                • 03 Jan 2022

                S21 FE in France

                128GB = €759
                256GB = €829

                  Samsung Galaxy A32 5G repeated.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • nYE
                    • 03 Jan 2022

                    Anonimo, 03 Jan 2022I "hate" Apple but your comment doesn't make... moreWith how many phones Samsung and Xiaomi release, even a top 50 would be possible I guess. /s

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                      • Anonymous
                      • nYE
                      • 03 Jan 2022

                      "tries to find a good phone in the list, but fails"

                      Sarcastic jokes aside, for me 2021 was disappointing phone wise.

                      iPhones aside (they have their own users) anything that is not running a Exynos, Tensor or SD888 and it's Plus model was fine.

                      Exynos is meh, Tensor needs to prove itself next year and anything with 888 and 888+ is a overheating oven and throttles the performance down.

                      Just how I see it, some will think differently.

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                        • Durga
                        • D0b
                        • 03 Jan 2022

                        Where is vivo x60 /x60 pro/x60 pro+ or x70 series?
                        It looks like samsung campaign.

                          Motorola Nokia Asus seems no where. Even Realme is out of the game seems.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • vGG
                            • 03 Jan 2022

                            Surprised there no z flip in there

                              When smartphones mania will come to an end? 🤷‍♂️

                                Wkk, 03 Jan 2022This only shows there are only 2 major players on mobile in... moreI "hate" Apple but your comment doesn't make sense. Apple doesn't have 10 models of iPhones on the market so obviously it can't have 10 entries in this list.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • 8Kf
                                  • 03 Jan 2022

                                  Wkk, 03 Jan 2022This only shows there are only 2 major players on mobile in... moreIt shows the popular brands in India.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 8Kf
                                    • 03 Jan 2022

                                    S21 FE + buds 2 = €750

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                                      • Wkk
                                      • pXD
                                      • 03 Jan 2022

                                      This only shows there are only 2 major players on mobile industry: Xiaomi and Samsung...

                                      All other is just trying to catch up, and even so many people keep blame this two, isnt enough to stop them.

                                      And Apple, well...is getting insignificant as its should be.

                                        Meh only Samsung and Xiaomi.
                                        1x Apple
                                        2x One plus and thats it.
                                        Where is Honor Magic 3 Pro plus
                                        Or Huawei P50 Pro
                                        Also no Motorola or Google its weird.

                                        But if i really can suggest just one phone my pick would be Oukitel WP15 for many obvious reasons no other phone have.