The just concluded MWC (mobile world congress) ran from February 26 to march 1, brought about the release of many exciting smartphones.
Though all phones where exciting, some of them were more note worthy than others.
In this article, I am going to the giving a list of smartphones I consider to be the best of mobile world congress 2018.
With out wasting time, let’s jump into the list:
VIVO APEX CONCEPT SMARTPHONE
The vivo apex concept smartphone is my personal favourite because it illustrates how a bezeless smartphone in 2018 should be. The vivo apex shows the possible way a smartphone can feature the thinnest bezeles possible.
Because of the extent to which the bezels are so thin, there is no room for a 🤳 camera and an earpiece on it’s top bezel.
As a solution to these problems, vivo featured an 8 mega pixel pop up camera on the Apex that takes 0.8 seconds to be fully prepared for shooting.
For the ear piece, vivo is implementing piezoelectric acoustic, just they same with what xiaomi did with the MI MIx.
With piezoelectric accoustic, the entire screen of the smartphone is vibrated like a speaker when there is need for sound.
With the piezoelectric acoustic you are going to have reduced privacy during calls, but the mechanism does work.
The vivo Apex also features an in display fingerprint sensor like the vivo x20 plus UD.
The in display fingerprint sensor on the vivo Apex takes about half of the display, So you are going to have issues locating the sensor.
Just as I earlier said, the vivo Apex is a very futuristic smartphone that actually illustrates how a bezeless smartphone in 2018 should be.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 PLUS
There has been a lot of controversies concerning the need to upgrade from the Galaxy S8 to the Galaxy s9, because of the similarities the s9 is claimed to have with the S8.
If you actually followed or saw the teaser pictures of the galaxy s9 before it’s release, you would have observed that the s9 is all about featuring a better camera hardware on the S8 along side 2018 hardware giving birth to the galaxy s9.
Keeping it’s 2018 snapdragon 845 processor, Samsung has made a lot effort in improving the camera of the galaxy s8 on and s9.
The galaxy s9 plus features a dual camera system for bokeh effect. Having dual cameras that can do bokeh effect isn’t new at all.
What is new here is the fact that the cameras on the galaxy s9 and s9 plus are the first to feature adjustable aperture sizes.
With the cameras on the galaxy s9 and s9 plus you can switch between an aperture of F/2.5 to an aperture of F/1.5.
The camera on the galaxy s9 and s9 plus is also capable of shooting slow motion videos.
The galaxy s9 ans s9 plus shoots slow motion 1080p videos at 240 fps and shoots 720 slow motion video at 960 fps.
The galaxy s9 plus features a snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of ram, 64GB of ram, 3500 mAh battery.
ASUS ZENFONE 5Z
The galaxy s9 features a snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of ram, 64GB of ram, 3000mAh battery.
My only wish on the iPhone x after it’s release was for the apple operating system in it to be replaced with the andriod operating system, because I really fell in love with the design on the iPhone x but my andriod love hindered my switching to the iPhone x. The fact that there were going to be clones of the iPhone x isn’t something to be surprised about. Manufacturing an iphone x clone with flagship specs was actually the issue.
Asus has come out with the zenfone 5 and 5Z which in my opinion is the best iPhone x clone you can get today.
Lots of comments where made on how Asus copied the design of Apple’s iphone x.
“Some people will say it’s copying Apple,” said Marcel Campos, Asus’ global head of marketing, “but we cannot get away from what users want. You have to follow the trends.” So that’s settled: the iPhone-esque notch is now trendy and we’re all going to have to marvel at it across a diversity of Android devices, including the new Asus Zenfone.
Just like the iPhone x, the zenfone 5Z also features a notch. But the notch on the zenfone 5Z is smaller than the one on the iPhone x.
Asus was able to fit a 6.2 inch display on a 5.5 inch footprint because of it’s screen to body ratio.
Asus featured a face recognition system on the zenfone 5, but it is not as sophisticated as the one on the iPhone x.
The zenfone 5Z features a snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of ram and 256GB of storage.
And that concludes my list of best smartphones at MWC (mobile world Congress 2018)