New smartphones in 2018: prices, pros and cons

2018 is rich in premieres. In the list of new products as really high-quality devices, and smart phones with obvious flaws. Whether to buy a phone checked by personal experience or to experiment with novelties, risking your money - the choice is yours.

Samsung Galaxy S9

At the end of February in Barcelona, ​​a novelty from Samsung was presented to the world. Updates compared to the previous option in the line minimum. The capacity of the model has increased by about 20%, the graphics have improved by 25%. This provides the new Samsung Exynos 9810 / Snapdragon 845 processor. The model's RAM was raised to 6-8 GB, which already corresponds to the level of the giant's flagship of its niche. Built-in memory has reached 512 GB. Experts believe that such updates are not worth the money spent on a smartphone.

Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not complicate his life and installed a camera from the S7 edge on the device. Because of this oversight, the novelties of the Chinese market have easily "jumped" the Samsung flagship in this part. It should be recognized that the S9 sensors are much better than in the previous version. That allows you to quickly operate the device.

In terms of design, radical change is also not observed. The fingerprint scanner has moved to a more convenient location. The voice assistant in the new version will be able, besides the search, to perform other actions in third-party applications on the voice command. The display will be even brighter, but will retain its size.

Analysts recommend purchasing a new model by the autumn when the price of a smartphone becomes more adequate. Now its value is at the level of 60 000 rubles.

Apple iPhone SE2

According to preliminary announcements, one of the new iPhones will be presented on June 4, 2018. If there are still doubts about the appearance of the iPhone 8s, iPhone X2 or iPhone X Plus models, then Apple iPhone SE2 will definitely please fans of Apple smartphones.

It is not yet known whether the model will be frameless, whether it will be equipped with cameras from the iPhone 7 and how compact the product will be. Definitely one thing: the iPhone SE2 is a budget option for those who want to join the iPhone. Among the preliminary characteristics:

  • durable glass case;
  • 4 or 4.2 inch display;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • Apple A104 processor
  • 32-128 GB of internal memory to choose from;
  • 12 megapixel camera.

The main buyers of the model will be those who can not afford the flagships. The price of this model ranges from 32,990 to 40,990 rubles.

Nokia 1

According to experts, Nokia has long lost its quality features and "leaves" only at the expense of brand awareness. It is not able to compete with the leading firms in this niche, or with Chinese manufacturers.

The new model has the minimum characteristics that are valid for the smartphone, which appeared in 2018. The display on the device is installed HD. The processor is weak, only 1GB. However, it is 2 times more expensive than similar models of lesser-known brands.

The advantage of Nokia 1 will be the basic version of the Android OS 8 - Android Go. It can work tolerantly even on a weak processor. Here, the minimum number of unnecessary applications, which allows you to save more internal memory. Despite the weak "iron" smartphone runs fast.

Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7

Another new 2018 was the Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7. These are potential sales leaders, since the 2017 A5 is still the best in quality moisture protection. There are separate slots for two SIM cards and microSD, which is rare in this price category.

New models have amazing characteristics for an average smartphone:

  • frameless screen;
  • advanced technical equipment;
  • updated appearance;
  • Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and more.

All this allows us to think that the new models of the line A will perform just as successfully as their last year’s modifications. Prices for modifications 2018 years range from 16,000 to 20,000 rubles.

Huawei P11 (Huawei P20 Pro)

Huawei in its new models focuses on the quality of video. Model P11 was created in order to become a worthy competitor to the flagship of the latest generation of Galaxy and iPhone, at least in part of the characteristics of the camera.

The exclusivity of the new model is that the manufacturer equipped the smartphone with a triple camera to improve the quality of shooting. The screen resolution is 3600 × 1800. Coverage Curved Glass will provide strength. Multitouch works pretty quickly, which allows you to speed up the work as a whole. Other features:

  • OGS type;
  • brightness of 600 cd / m²;
  • screen size (diagonal) 5.7 inches;
  • chipset (processor): architecture of the CPU 4 core ARM Cortex-A73 2.8 GHz / 4 core ARM Cortex-A53 2.8 GHz, Kirin 970;
  • random access memory (RAM) 8 GB;
  • internal memory (ROM) 128 GB;
  • dual LED flash;
  • 13 MP resolution;
  • Telecommunications: 2G (GSM) frequencies: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G (WCDMA): 850/900/2100 MHz 4G (FDD-LTE): B1 (2100) / B3 (1800) / B7 (2600);
  • 4G;
  • 1 SIM card + memory card (or 2 SIM cards);
  • 3500 mAh battery;
  • audio chip integrated.

Despite the short time on sale, the device has already won the laurels of the "killer" flagships. The price for this model will be approximately 39,000 rubles.


This new model will start sales only in mid-May. But on the characteristics of the smartphone is already known a lot. LG G7 will receive an OLED display instead of IPS, which will improve the image quality under the rays of the sun.

The new device will be equipped with two paired cameras. It is not yet known how the processor will be, but everything suggests that the Korean manufacturer uses a full-fledged Snapdragon 845, which will make it more productive than the previous model in the line.

The advantage of the G7 is its low price, but the flagships of the leading LG manufacturers are far away, of course. In the preliminary list of characteristics: high-speed charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 and OLED display 18: 9.

Sony Xperia XZ2

At the exhibition MWC 2018, held in Barcelona on February 26 - March 1, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia XZ2 and its more compact version. Four colors and frameless design makes the models stylish and attractive in appearance. The price for XZ2 will be 60,000, and for a compact model - 50,000 rubles.

The case has an aluminum frame and a panel of Gorilla Glass 5 slats. The full-size model has a 5.7-inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution (18: 9 aspect ratio).

The camera is endowed with a 19 megapixel Sony IMX400 sensor and a 5 megapixel front camera with the Motion Eye system.

The model is assembled on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The RAM is 4 GB and the built-in flash memory is 64 GB. With microSD up to 400 GB of memory can be expanded. The battery capacity is 3180 mAh, it can be charged in accelerated mode according to the QI standard. Android 8.0 Oreo OS is installed onboard the smartphone.

Other features:

  • two SIM cards are supported;
  • VoLTE and LTE Cat.18;
  • Wi-Fi (802.11ac);
  • Bluetooth 5.0;
  • USB 3.1 Type-C;
  • NFC;
  • IP65 / 68 protection against water and dust.

In 2018, numerous models of smartphones were seen and will appear. The choice of characteristics, external qualities and prices is wide. It is difficult to give recommendations regarding the purchase of a device, since each manufacturer has given its products maximum technical value for their price. The buyer can only determine their preferences and the goals for which the novelty is purchased.

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