With innovation at its peak currently, the online space is chock full of smartphones. There’s a new device almost every other month ready to take on the big giants with something new or something just a smidge better than what the rest offer. A lot has to be taken into consideration nowadays. Camera, storage, screen, battery life, form factor, and wireless capabilities are just some of the major chunks that can make or break a deal.
Before we get into the factors mentioned above, it’s a good rule of thumb to ensure you have an active internet connection ready to amplify your new phone’s capabilities. Also, any software updates needed right on day one can be smoothly downloaded to your new device if you have a connection as robust as AT&T Internet. Get yourself set up with WOW! and check the first box of owning a smartphone that doesn’t falter in its online functions.
With that out of the way, we’ve helped narrow down a list of potential phones to buy with a budget or if you feel like splurging. In either case, our picks shine in multiple departments, a taste of which we’ll be showcasing below.
So follow on along and let’s get cracking!
Google Pixel 7
Google’s latest entry into the phone-verse is a magnificent, sleek, and well-rounded features smartphone that presents a good challenge to other devices in its price range. The Pixel 7 has everything the average user would need in a smartphone- a gorgeous screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate, an excellent camera, a good battery, and minimal software.
All these features are packed nicely beneath a 6.3-inch screen that can be customized to your heart’s content. Plus, Android 13 bundles up a galore of features on its own. Talking strictly from the hardware point of view, a premium glass finish adds what can be considered the cherry on top to an already robust body. Opt for the Pixel 7 if you’re all in for a bigger screen, battery life, and a snazzy telephoto zoom lens.
iPhone 14 Pro
The recent Dynamic Island is a beautiful addition to an already stellar smartphone. iPhone 14 Pro is a flagship device that has enabled Apple to cement itself further as a leader in innovation and smart devices. For those looking to add more to their Apple ecosystem, the iPhone isn’t just an addition, it’s a necessity. This is also the first iPhone with an always-on display, taking a big note from Samsung’s playbook.
Not much has changed since the days of the 13. But the aesthetics have been shifted around cleverly to make it seem like an entirely new device. For example, the screen notch has been brought just a smidge down onto the screen and stretched into a pill shape. Something iPhone users will enjoy since it’s the one thing that’s exclusive to the iPhone, other than the software of course. Shots fired.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
A device that oozes premium right from the get-go. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is a phablet that meshes the Note series from the olden ages and the form factor of the middle editions that could be seen in the S10 series. Samsung definitely went all out when packing it with features because this baby comes with triple cameras all of which have different functionalities when it comes to snapping or shooting gorgeous pictures as well as videos. There’s even a handy dandy S-pen tucked away neatly in the body to allow for jotting down notes or sketching away at a whim.
Perhaps the only gripe users might have with this phone, other than the ginormous price tag, is the boxy design. Admittedly, all phones nowadays have a squared form factor to them but the S23 Ultra makes a point to go as boxy as it can with almost pointy edges that are well defined at the corners. The result is that your phone looks like a literal, yet gorgeous, tile. Of course, there is a quick remedy to this- just slap on a cover and get on with your business.
One Plus 11
The latest collaboration of One Plus with Hasselblad has resulted in a competitive smartphone that looks as good as it performs. One Plus 11 is an amalgamation of some of the best tech minds and a testament to smaller companies to come forth and topple the big dogs. The device knows how to woo its customers; by offering 5 years of customer support, a 50 MP lens supported by Hasselblad’s impeccable engineering and a svelte 6.7-inch screen that is a pleasure to game on.
That’s a wrap on all the devices we have for you to pick from for 2023. Be wary of the smart devices you choose to invest in these days, as the competition for the throne grows stronger, it’s also apparently becoming quite hard to sift through which device deserves your buck. We hope that with our listicle this job is a little bit easier. Happy buying!