Here are the best smartphones you can buy right now
There are always a few different options for anyone looking for a new smartphone. Whether it's Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy Note8, the Google Pixel, or Andy Rubin's Essential phone , you can't go wrong with any of these devices. Here are the best phones you can buy right now. The following is a transcript of the video.
Number five: OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 is missing some premium features like wireless charging and iris scanning. But at $479 it's a bargain. It's $220 cheaper than the iPhone 8 base model
Number four: The Essential Phone. This phone is from a new startup called Essential, which is run by Android creator Andy Rubin. It has a titanium frame to protect against drops and two magnetic connectors on the back to add accessories. The base model starts at $699Number three: Google Pixel & Pixel XL. Unlike the S8, the Pixel runs "pure" Android. Meaning, the operating system is smooth and easy to use. It also means no bloatware: unneeded apps pre-installed by the manufacturer or provider. It has one of the best smartphone cameras. The base model starts at $649 The Pixel 2 will be revealed this October and will likely be a huge improvement
Number two: Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Note8 is the best-looking smartphone available. The beautiful "infinity screen" covers almost the entire front. The phone's hardware is top-notch and full of new features. An iris scanner lets you unlock the phone with your eyes. Samsung's version of Android still needs a lot of work, though. The phone costs $929.99.
Number one: iPhone 8 & 8 Plus. Apple's ecosystem is one of the biggest draws of an iPhone. iOS and its robust app store make the iPhone a no-brainer. It also has some new hardware improvements. The new glass back enables wireless charging. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the 8 Plus starts at $799
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