Best smartphones of 2021 - buyer’s guide

Last updated 30 June 2021


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  • Morfeuszf

When there will be an update?

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  • Anonymous

where position oneplus nord 2 in the list?

update the list please

  • Anonymous

Anonymossy, 13 Oct 2021Basically everyone has asked the question but I may as well... moreThat is good

Basically everyone has asked the question but I may as well ask anyway - when are you guys planning to update this list? The last update was on June 30th and there has been a lot of phones since then.

Unless you guys are waiting to update this to a 'Best smartphones of 2022' buyer's guide instead.

Anonymous, 10 Oct 2021Which is the best mobile under 25000 in india nowXiaomi Mi 10i & Motorola Edge 20 fusion >> 108MP

Iqoo Z3 & Realme 8s 5G ->> 64MP

  • Anand

Last update was June 30, 2021. Any update from moderators ?

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Huawei Fan Man, 08 Oct 2021BEST phone is mine Huawei Mate 20 X 4GI strongly agree with you

  • Anonymous

Which is the best mobile under 25000 in india now

  • Stan

Hello, when are you planning to update you best phones list?

BEST phone is mine Huawei Mate 20 X 4G

  • Miuros

The list looks like it needs some updating (:

  • Kal

When will you update this... Updated since june...

RandyRiffin, 24 Sep 2021Marques said the launch price for the Pixel 6 would be arou... morePixel 5 is out of my list. It costs over 1000 euro in Poland (it's insane, I know) and I don't like rear fingerprint scanner.

Marques said the launch price for the Pixel 6 would be around 700-750, the S21 probs cost around same, as it launched at 800 and it's been half a year. Thing is, If you are fine with 90Hz and no telephoto, you could get a Pixel 5 and save some money, but otherwise, S21 fe is probs a sweeter deal.

RandyRiffin, 24 Sep 2021Pixel 6 is great phone with clean software and excellent cameras👍We don't know that yet :)

Jacek, 23 Sep 2021S21 and 1/5 II are too expensive, LG V60 is not available. ... morePixel 6 is great phone with clean software and excellent cameras👍

RandyRiffin, 22 Sep 2021Yeah Zenfone 8 battery life not best, only get it for compa... moreS21 and 1/5 II are too expensive, LG V60 is not available. About Pixel 6 - I don't need telephoto and I guess 90 Hz will be fine :)

Phone Reviewer, 01 Aug 2021No mention of OnePlus 9 Pro anywhere? Not even in flagship ... more"Phone Reviewer" Oneplus 9 Pro is way too expensive for what it is, as GSMArena said "the cameras offer very little meaningful improvements over its predecessors. The colour calibration is not even perfect, which is the main intent of the phone, and photos come out "fuzzy" even less detailed than Oneplus 8 pro. Only night shots are good. You could get the Oneplus 8 Pro for less money and gain more battery life on the way (!)

Secondly, the reason they put Poco F3 as best battery is because it not only has great battery but also a lot of other very nice things, such as really fast hardware and great screen. Other phones such as the Samsung A42, Realme 8 and Poco M3 all have outstanding battery life but lack these important features.

Lastly, the S21 is a flagship killer as it has flagship specs (like a 120 Hz Oled and SD 888) at a low price ($800). They ought to update premium allrounders list, as now the Oneplus Nord 2 is more suitable (with 65W charging, faster Dimensity chipset and flagship camera). But I agree, the iPhone is pretty trash.