We’ve seen several noteworthy smartphone launches from popular manufacturers this year, from the iPhone 14 Pro to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Unique smartphones like the Nothing Phone 1 also debuted, while foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 saw improvements over their predecessors. Companies like Xiaomi and Vivo have also launched powerful top-tier smartphones this year, giving customers more options to choose from.
On this week’s episode of Orbital, host of the Gadgets 360 podcast Achilles Arora He speaks to the reviews editor Roydon Sirigo and first reviewer Sheldon Pinto To list some of the best smartphones you can buy in 2022.
Despite the ongoing supply chain issue affecting smartphone availability, we’ve seen several new phones from brands like Apple, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi, as well as new starters, Nothing. Apple launched iPhone 14 And the iPhone 14 Pro This year’s series, which compete with Samsung Galaxy S22 phone series f Google Pixel 7 Lined up. It should also be noted that these three phones run on different chipsets.
Sheldon says Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Great phones, with great camera performance and a great software experience. We liked that the Pixel 7 offers better battery life than the Pixel 7 Pro, despite having a smaller battery, and it just might be the best Pixel phone you can buy today.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max They are two of the best iPhone models you can buy today, but we think the price in India is quite high. This year, Apple added new features like Dynamic Island, a new 48MP camera with new zoom capabilities. Sheldon too comparison iPhone 14 Pro vs Pixel 7 Pro, comparing the camera performance in these phones.
Xiaomi also launched its flagship smartphone in India this year, which is Xiaomi 12 Pro. The Chinese smartphone maker’s phone in India is equipped with a powerful Snapdragon chip, has quad speakers, and represents a new direction for Xiaomi, according to Sheldon. Image quality was consistent, while the phone featured a simple, toned-down design and we reviewed the phone favorably.
launched at the beginning of the year, OnePlus 10 Pro It is one of the best phones launched by the company in 2022. Roydon says that it may be better than OnePlus 10T, which debuts later this year without an alert slider. Except for a few strange choices with the phone’s camera, it’s also an improvement over the OnePlus 9 ProIt is the company’s flagship phone from last year.
Next, we discuss Samsung Galaxy Flip 4, a phone that went from a very specialized product to a more useful one. Battery life and heating cause issues with its predecessor, Sheldon says Galaxy Z Flip 3It’s solved, and it’s also much easier to use while playing. It is also the most affordable foldable phone you can buy in India. We also discuss why Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 It was not part of our list of the best phones this year.
Sheldon recently reviewed the Asus ROG Phone 6, which was actually launched in July and went on sale in India at the end of November. He says you should buy the phone with its accessories and peripherals, and possibly use it as a secondary phone, like a Nintendo Switch.
The none phone 1 It is the first phone to be launched from a British company led by Carl Pei, and the phone features a transparent back panel with LED lights that light up when you receive a message or when your phone rings. While Roydon says the backlight may be an eye-catching feature, you do get wireless charging support, and an IP rating for dust and water resistance on a mid-range smartphone.
At the beginning of the year, Samsung launched its flagship smartphone for 2022, which is Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in India. Roydon says it’s the complete package, a “do-it-all” phone. Sheldon agrees, saying it’s a no-nonsense device that competes with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, as well as support for the S Pen. With Samsung sticking to software, Roydon says that if he had to pick one phone from our list, it would probably be the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Should you buy any of these phones? The end of the year is probably the worst time to buy a new smartphone. We expect to see new phones from Samsung and OnePlus by February or March. Smartphones launched in 2022 may drop in price when these new phones arrive, so it might be worth holding on to your current phone for a while.
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