Smartphone Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’ve been saving up for a new phone for yourself or are doing some light shopping, you’ll want to know what is available out on the market today! Here you’ll find the ultimate smartphone buyer’s guide to help you pick the best phone for you and your loved ones!

Best Overall Phone

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has taken the reins this year with massive storage upgrades, top-of-the-line cameras, a 120Hz ProMotion display, and a powerhouse battery that lasts 12 hours with continuous web browsing. The most expensive model of the iPhone 13 Pro Max comes with 1 terabyte of storage. The only complaint seems to be the charging time, but no phone is perfect!

Best Android

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is unsurprisingly the best Android phone available, and it has earned its title. The S21 comes with a 6.8-in AMOLED display, S Pen support, and dual telephoto lenses with 3x and 10x optical zoom, as well as Space Zoom capabilities up to 100x and a new Zoom Lock feature, allowing you to capture incredible detail. The drawback is that this phone does not come with a microSD slot.

Best Bang For Your Buck- Apple

The iPhone 13 is priced to sell and is worth every penny. Its cameras are fantastic, the A15 Bionic processor is worlds better than what Android phones are offering, and the battery life is prime. The 6.1-in OLED screen is more extensive and brighter than previous models too.

Best Bang For Your Buck- Android

Google Pixel 6 delivers with the Google Tensor chip that makes your smartphone more intelligent than the rest. Though this model doesn’t have the telephoto lens and 120Hz display that the Google Pixel 6 Pro offers, it’s still an incredible piece of Google-driven technology.

Up-And-Coming Challenger

The OnePlus 9 Pro is a rising star, challenging the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, with stunning camera quality, dynamic scaling, and crazy-fast charging capabilities. OnePlus 9 Pro offers a gorgeous 6.7-in AMOLED display, accurate color capture, and houses a Snapdragon 888 processor, giving it equal footing with Samsung.

Best Folding Screen

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 delivers a durable, water-resistant design that is much improved compared to previous iterations. You’ll get dual 120Hz displays that improve the quality of your multitasking endeavors. The Z Fold (still) does not come with an S Pen, so that’s a drawback.

Oldie But A Goodie

Since the release of the iPhone 13 series, prices on the iPhone 11 have plummeted, making it much more affordable while still retaining some quality features. The iPhone 11 comes equipped with the A13 Bionic processor, long battery life, and great cameras. You can get this model for $499, which is a steal.