[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen we are talking about smartphones 2018 the running for the top two is definitely between Apple and Samsung, and in my opinion, Apple still has the edge even though it’s a fine one.
The iPhone X is not inexpensive costing roundabout $999, but this 5.8 inch offers users the very best OLED display I have seen, and if you add that to the brilliant cameras the iPhone X houses as well as other innovative features like Face ID and A11 Bionic processor simply outshines any Android phone on the market today.
If, however you do prefer and Android smartphone then you won’t go far wrong with the Galaxy S9+ which has a beautiful 6.2-inch display, a super-quick Snapdragon 845 processor as well as an improved camera that produces much finer images in low light as well as being able to record some excellent slow-motion videos.
There are dozens of new smartphones coming onto the market and any prospective buyer needs to take note of the design features, performance, the battery life and of course the camera quality before buying.
When you begin to think how far technology has advanced over the last decade or so and how much we have come to rely on our smartphones for so many tasks, it becomes hard to imagine a world without them in it!
Infact, it’s estimated that 95% of teenagers have access to a smartphone, with a massive 45% of them saying that they are online ‘almost constantly!’
Social media sites are the most popular among teens, and until recently it was Facebook that dominated the landscape. Now it is YouTube, Instagram and also Snapchat that appear to be the favourite platforms for teens that fall into the 13-17 age bracket.
Other smartphone users also hit the social media sites pretty heavily, but older users also play various games like Rainbow Riches via their mobile devices which is something that would never have happened pre-smartphone age.
Let’s face it playing any game on your mobile phone used to be pretty basic. Games had a tendency to crash half way through and if you did not have perfect eyesight then you needed a magnifying glass to even see the screen they were that small.
Luckily, we can now expect to enjoy superb graphics, video and audio clips to help our time online to be even more enjoyable and entertaining, and with many games being optimised for the mobile market playing your favourite have never been more satisfying or easy to do.
Our pocket-sized computers are here to stay, and as with many things that we own, it all comes down to personal choice when picking the perfect smartphone to suit your needs.