Top Smartphones Released at the Mobile World Congress 2018

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The Mobile World Congress 2018 has come and gone. Here at Phonecorridor, we look at the top smartphones that were announced at the event.

A couple of phones were on display and interestingly, this article will highlight the best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018

Best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018

1. Samsung Galaxy S9

This device will compete with the iPhone and is largely an improvement on the Samsung Galaxy S8. With its dual-aperture camera, it has one of the world’s first f/1.5/f/2.4 apertures. Just like the S8, it has the S9’s 5.8-inch QHD+ display, stereo speakers, stylish design and top-tier chipset. And the interesting part is that you can get all of these at $719.99 / £739 / AU$1,199.

Samsung Galaxy S9-Best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Key Specs

  • Display: 5.80-inch
  • Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2960 pixels
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating system: Android 8.0
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh

2. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

This is one of the top-ranking smartphones released at the mobile world Congress with a screen of 6.2 inches, a dual-lens one on the back, and RAM at 6GB. Also, the device has a 3,500mAh and bigger storage, with 128GB built-in. There is also a1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED display, a top-end chipset. The selling price is $839.99 / £869 / AU$1,349

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Key Specs

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2960 pixels (529 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo) with 6GB RAM
  • Storage/Memory: 64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage; memory card up to 200GB
  • Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3, 500 mAh non-removable Li-ion with wireless charging

3. Sony Xperia XZ2

This is Sony take on the Galaxy S8. The phone boasts a 5.7-inch 1080 x 2160 display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 19MP camera and 4GB of RAM.

According to SONY, the Xperia XZ2 is the first phone with 4K HDR video. Under the hood, you get a high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset and a 3,180mAh battery for wireless charging. It comes at a price of £699 (around $950 / AU$1350) with the release date yet to be confirmed.

Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2 Key Specs

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (424 ppi)
  • Ram: 4GB,; 64GB built-in storage;  memory card up to 400GB
  • Camera: 19MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera
  • Network: 4G LTE Data
  • Battery: 3, 180 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery with wireless charging

4. Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has a smaller screen of 5.0-inch and a resolution of 1080 x 2160 screen.  This is in addition to the Snapdragon 845 chipset, 19MP camera and stereo speakers.

And with the XZ2 Compact trading glass for plastic on the back, the battery, with the XZ2 Compact sporting a smaller 2,870mAh unit, it does not have wireless charging feature. You can get it at £549 ($750 / AU$970).

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Key Specs

  • Display:  5.0-inch screen and a resolution of 1080 x 2160
  • Operating System: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 with
  • Ram: 4GB; 64GB built-in storage with memory card up to 400GB
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Camera: 19MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 2,870mAh

5. Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) / Asus Zenfone 5Z

The ZenFone 5 is not for high-end users, the phone offers a fine physical appeal, due to its bezel-free screen. It has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, dual-lens cameras, stereo speakers, a 3,300mAh battery, a mid-range Snapdragon 636 chipset a RAM of 4GB.

On the other hand, the  Zenfone 5Z has a high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset and adds the RAM to up to 8GB; a maximum of 256GB storage capacity. The Zenfone 5Z is reportedly pegged at £500 (around $700/AU$885).

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus Zenfone 5 Key Specs

  • Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD  touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Operating system: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630/Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
  • Ram: 3GB/4GB; 32GB/64GB built-in storage and MicroSD support up to 400GB
  • Camera: Dual 16MP + 8MP rear camera and Dual 20MP + 8MP camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Key Specs

  • Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2246 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Operating System: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 CPU
  • Ram: 8GB RAM; 256GB built-in storage with memory card up to 400GB
  • Camera: Dual 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery capacity: 3, 300mAh non-removable Li-ion battery

6. Nokia 8 Sirocco

It might not be among the flagship phones but it has a good spec –water resistant, a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 curved OLED screen. There is also a 3,260mAh battery and 6GB of RAM; a pair of Zeiss-tuned cameras on the back – a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto one.

Nokia 8 Sirocco in Nigeria

However, it does not have a headphone jack, one of its strong drawbacks. The price is at AU$1,199 (around £660, $900) and is expected to be launched in April.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Key Specs

  • Display: 5.5-inch, P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition), AndroidOne Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • RAM/Memory: 6GB RAM; 128GB built-in storage with no support for memory card
  • Camera: Dual 12MP + 13MP camera and a 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 3, 260 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

7. Vivo Apex Concept

One of the things that make the phone stand out is its fingerprint scanner, built into the screen and the pop-up front facing a camera. As one of the best smartphones at Mobile World Congress, it also has an almost completely bezel-free screen and Vivo opting for a pop-up front-facing camera.

Vivo Apex

Vivo Apex Concept Key Specs

  • Display: 6.43-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,  2160 x 1080 pixels (376 ppi)
  • Operating system: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU
  • RAM/Memory:  4GB; 64GB inbuilt storage, with memory card support of up to 256GB
  • Camera:  Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and a 12MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery Capacity: 3, 905mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

8. LG V30S ThinQ

In similitude to the original V30 with a 6.0-inch 1440 x 2880 OLED screen, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 3,300mAh battery and a dual-lens camera.The LG V30S offers little or no upgrade to the original LG V30.

On the camera side of things, it has a 16MP lens with a 13MP selfie shooter and easily makes one of the best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

LG V30S ThinQ

Also, the V30S ThinQ comes with a RAM at 6GB, and storage capacity extending to 256GB. One wonder of the device is that it has a new Moroccan Blue shade and some new camera modes, notably the ‘AI CAM’, which lets the camera automatically switch between eight different scenes

LG V30S ThinQ Key Specs

  • Display: 6.0-inch, P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2880 pixels (537 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Memory: 128GB built-in storage, up to 2TB with a memory card
  • Camera: Dual 16MP + 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE Data
  • Battery: 3, 300 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

9. Nokia 7 Plus

The device is among Nokia phones on show at the Mobile World Congress 2018. Among the best smartphones for the Mobile World Congress 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus is an upper middle-range phone with a 6.0-inch 1080 x 2160 display and fairly slim bezels.

Nokia 7 Plus

Some features of the device that makes it stand out as one of the best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018 are the 12MP wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto one. It has a 3,800mAh battery and the device is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The price goes for about AU$749 (around £350, $490).

Nokia 7 Plus Key Specs

  • Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • System: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 with
  • RAM:  4GB RAM
  • Memory: 64GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Camera:  Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and an 16MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3, 800mAh non-removable Li-ion battery

10. Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1

With a massive 4,130mAh battery and a small chassis, the Zenfone Max Plus M1 with a 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio is among the top smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. Generally, the specs are mid-range but come in at $229 (about £164, AU$291).

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 Key Specs

  • Display: Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Memory: 32 GB, memory card up to 256 GB
  • Camera: Dual-camera (8-megapixel) 16 pixels
  • Network: HSDPA+ (4G)
  • Battery: 4,130mAh

11. Nokia 1

It is one of the cheapest best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress and comes at $85 / AU$149 (around £60). With a compact 4.5-inch display, a 5MP camera, a removable 2,150mAh battery, it is perhaps one of the smartphones you can lay your hands on.

Nokia 1

The Nokia 1 Key Specs

  • Display: 4.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 X 480 pixels (218 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo), Go Edition
  • Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M CPU with 1GB RAM
  • Memory:  8GB built-in storage, up to 128GB  with a memory card
  • Camera: 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • Network:  4G LTE
  • Battery: 2, 150 removable Li-ion battery

12. Alcatel 5, 3, 2

Alcatel was visibly on ground during the mobile world congress in Barcelona and a couple of devices such as Alcatel 5, 3V were unveiled. The Alcatel has an almost bezel-free 5.7-inch 720 x 1440 display, a metal shell and a dual-lens camera.

Alcatel 5 Specs

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Operating System:  Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Memory: 32GB built-in storage with up to 128GB with a memory card
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera and a dual 13MP + 5MP front camera
  • Network:  4G LTE
  • Battery: 3, 000 mAh non-removable Li-Po

13. ZTE Blade V9

The ZTE Blade V9, has a 5.7-inch 1080 x 2160 display with small bezels, up to 4GB of RAM and a dual-lens camera.

However, the only drawback to one of the most sought-after best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress is the low-end Snapdragon 450 chipset.

ZTE Blade V9 Specs

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor:  Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Memory: 32GB built-in storage with up to 128GB with a memory card
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera and a dual 13MP + 5MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3, 000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

So, here are the best smartphones at the Mobile World Congress.

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