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7 Best Smartphone 2022

These are the top 7 fantastic phones to choose from.

By Odedele BadiruPublished 2 years ago 6 min read

By the time 2022 comes to an end, we will have some genuinely outstanding cellphones at our disposal. Our definitive list of the top 7 phones contains everything you could possibly want, whether you're searching for performance, photographic prowess, or value.

The best phone on this list won't be the best phone for everyone, so look at all ten. The best phone for you is out there; it depends on your priorities, which may include the camera, battery life, design, specifications, pricing, and a variety of other factors.

Of course, Samsung and Apple are included, but if you look beyond them to Android rivals like OnePlus, Google, Oppo, and Xiaomi, you might find the perfect pocket companion. We can assure you that each of these phones performs admirably; they merely differ slightly from one another. Better phones for everyone result from healthy competition!

1. iPhone 13 Pro – Best iPhone

In contrast to 2020, when the ordinary iPhone 12 defeated its Pro-branded sibling, the iPhone 13 Pro is unquestionably the model to beat in 2021.

While the 13 Pro initially appears to employ the same 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, Apple has finally chosen to introduce ProMotion to the iPhone, and the panel now offers a smooth 120Hz top speed. Additionally, the notch is 20 percent smaller.

Regarding the cameras, you can anticipate larger sensors and faster apertures that result in improved low light performance, significantly higher comparability when switching between the phone's ultrawide (which now supports macro shooting) and a 3x telephoto snapper, allowing you to shoot farther than before.

Additionally, the iPhone continues to be the best at recording videos thanks to some clever new features like Cinematography Mode, which gives you more control over how your footage appears in the moment.

You should expect some significant longevity advantages when you combine that ProMotion technology with the phone's potent A15 Bionic chip and a larger battery, making this a two-day iPhone on a single charge.


120Hz display

Superb cameras

Top-tier performance

Improved battery life


Cinematography Mode and HDR algorithm need work


Best Prices Today: $999.00 at Amazon

2. iPhone 13 – Superb all-rounder

The iPhone 13 still has cutting-edge features including Apple's newest 5nm A15 Bionic CPU and the most recent camera features, such Cinematic Mode, even though it lacks the high refresh rate display of the 13 Pro.

Although there is still no telephoto sensor, the rear camera system is now diagonal to accommodate the impressive sensor-shift OIS (optical image stabilization) that was only available on the 2020 iPhone 12 Pro Max. On the front, you still get the same stunning 6.1-inch OLED display with a smaller notch, even though the refresh rate is still at 60Hz.

Apple's already-respected mobile operating system, iOS 15, has been greatly enhanced with the addition of features like notification summary that ensure you are not continuously distracted by your device.

The iPhone 13 has some of the finest battery life on an iPhone, similar to the Pro, but fast charging speeds are still well behind the competition.


Brilliant performance

Capable cameras

Long battery life

Great value


Still a 60Hz display

No telephoto camera

Slow charging

Best Prices Today: $829.00 at Apple | $1,129.00 at Amazon

3. Oppo Find X5 Pro – Superb Cameras

By every standard, the Oppo Find X5 Pro is a fantastic phone. Oppo backs up its 6.7-inch, 10-bit, 120Hz QHD+ panel, one of the greatest displays on a phone right now, with a 5000mAh battery, 80W wired and 50W wireless charging, and a top-notch camera with 50Mp sensors on both the primary and ultrawide lenses.

The telephoto here has a meager 2x zoom, so you'll have to make do without a periscopic zoom lens, but the results from all three back lenses are fantastic. A flawlessly sloping camera module that is integrated into the phone's ceramic casing further distinguishes the appearance.

With all of the aforementioned features plus a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, 256GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM, the Find X5 Pro is also difficult to top in terms of pure performance. It doesn't come cheap, so you just have to be willing to pay the price.


Best-in-class display

Versatile cameras

Unique design


No periscopic zoom


4. OnePlus 10 Pro – Outstanding Battery Life

If you live in the US and have few other high-end Android options, the OnePlus 6T is a good substitute for models like the S22 or Pixel 6 series.

The 10 Pro has fundamental specs to compete with anything its rivals offer, and we generally like the sleek look too, though not everyone does. It sports a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and quick 80W wired charging.

Despite Hasselblad's assistance, the phone's camera system continues to be its main drawback and what distinguishes it from the more expensive but similarly equipped Oppo Find X5 Pro.

Don't get us wrong, the rear triple sensor setup is impressive, but flaws, particularly in exposure, only serve to remind us that it's not among the best of the best, which makes it a little harder to recommend. This is true even though OxygenOS user experience is excellent and battery life is among the best of any flagship currently available.


Super-fast 80W wired charging

Great longevity

Top specs


Inconsistent cameras

No IP rating

Best Prices Today: Not Available at Amazon

5. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Best Foldable

Samsung enhanced every aspect of the already-revolutionary Galaxy Z Flip foldable, from appearance to performance, and then reduced the price too!

The Z Flip 3 is a stunning example of how foldable smartphone technology has evolved, and it also manages to incorporate water resistance into its design.

Despite flagship-class performance in a ground-breaking design, the Flip 3's battery life and dual cameras could be improved. However, the Flip 3's pricing also demonstrates that foldable smartphones can coexist peacefully in the same market as conventional smartphones without making any significant compromises.


Elegant folding design

Water resistance

More affordable than ever


No telephoto camera

Middling battery life

Still needs to be tougher

6. Xiaomi 12 Pro – Great for multimedia

Although the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a lot going for it, it also has two significant drawbacks.

It has a sophisticated, understated design, a stunning display with four speakers, and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip that performs admirably. For the most part, the camera system is great too, not quite best-in-class but good.

Unfortunately, the battery life is a clear failing – which might be fixed with updates, but for the moment frustrates. If you spend your days not far from a charger, this is a superb phone.


Nice design

Excellent display

Strong cameras

Fast 120W charging


Disappointing battery life

No IP rating

7. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Best Android Phone

While the S21 Ultra experimented with Note-like features, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is undoubtedly the Note 20 Ultra's full-fledged successor in every way save name.

The design is noticeably unique from the other Galaxy S22 models (i.e., extremely "Note-like"), and it comes with an integrated S Pen stylus that extends capabilities beyond most competitors, particularly in terms of productivity.

Despite the camera hardware having a familiar appearance, Samsung's improvements make it one of the best systems in any phone right now. It has a 108Mp main shooter supported by an ultrawide and two telephoto lenses at various zoom levels, with the zoom performance being especially good compared to earlier models.

An amazing list of advantages is rounded off by the large 6.8in LTPO AMOLED display's high WQHD+ resolution and adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz, as well as its superior long-term software support.


Excellent camera

Phenomenal display

Stylus support




Slower charging

Best Prices Today: $1,089.97 at Amazon


About the Creator

Odedele Badiru

Odedele Badru is a freelance content marketer who promotes growth of businesses. His articles have appeared on a number of websites, including BusinessDaily, Entrepreneur. He holds both a marketing and public relations diploma and an MBA.

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