Top 10 Best Sprint Cell Phones 2018

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As of May 2018, 10 phones are featured in our latest best Sprint phones lineup, starting with Apple's iPhone X, a phablet, and the Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet. Other best Sprint models include the LG V30 and the iPhone 7 Plus by Apple.

Sprint can be described as a large CDMA network with a slew of rugged, texting and smart phones.

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#1.

#1. iPhone X
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Analysis:

With the iPhone X, Apple rides the wave of smartphone releases toting expansive displays -- as the 2017 offensive against bezels continuously gains traction... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Special: it bids for enhanced security via its Face ID phone-unlocking feature, which completely replaces the preceding iPhone's Touch ID capability
  • Imaging: it shows off a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera, which boasts being able to produce a depth-of-field effect in order to bolster the credibility of the Face ID function, as well as to generate studio-like lighting for selfies




#2.

#2. Samsung Galaxy Note8
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Analysis:

Let's face it, a worldwide catastrophe like the Galaxy Note7, which cost the brand millions in revenue, is not something a company easily brushes off its shoulders, but that's what Samsung apparently wants to do, going bold with the massive Samsung Galaxy Note8, with the hopes of reviving its disgraced phablet line... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Note8 ably supports its high-tech screen with an octa-core 10nm 64-bit processor reaching a 2.35GHz maximum clock speed, 6GB's worth of RAM, and the Vulkan API (mainly for gaming)
  • Imaging: it uses two 12-megapixel cameras (one telephoto and one wide-angle cam) to deliver up-to-240fps slow-motion videos, Ultra HD video-recording, and a 2x optical zoom


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#3.

#3. LG V30
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Analysis:

The third installment of LG's flagship V lineup, the LG V30, is definitely a charmer, slapping on new pros to the V20's already-high-end offering... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The LG V30 reminds us of several other flagship-level Androids with its quad-core 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Imaging: it brings back the V20's 4K-video-enabled double-rear-camera setup, this time in the form of a 16-megapixel f/1.6 main cam and a 13-megapixel 120-degree-angle sub-cam
  • Connectivity: it overtakes a lot of other high-end contenders in terms of maximum data rate, promising up to 979Mbps (LTE Cat 16 networks) in that department

#4.

#4. iPhone 7 Plus
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Analysis:

Somewhat becoming a tradition for Apple, the iPhone 7 is accompanied by this 5.5-inch Plus variant, which shares most of its pros and cons, but (+effectively has two 12-megapixel cameras on the rear (one for wide-angle shots and another for depth-of-field analysis/zooming)+) (+), instead of just a single cam... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The iPhone 7 Plus is hailed as being twice as fast as the iPhone 6, with a 64-bit A10 Fusion chip and an M10 motion coprocessor under the hood
  • Special: it brings back Apple's signature Touch ID fingerprint technology, but this time through a solid-state, Taptic-Engine-powered pressure-sensing Home button
  • Imaging: it brings the dual-rear-camera technology to the iPhone by touting two 12-megapixel shooters bedecked with a quad-LED flash, 4K imaging, and a sapphire lens cover

#5.

#5. Motorola Z Play
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Released as the third installment of Motorola's flagship Moto Z family, the Z Play (-steps down to a Full-HD-1080p 5.5-inch screen-) (-) (the first two models boast Quad-HD-1440 displays) and (-has only 3GB of RAM, instead of its siblings' 4GB-) (-), but it nevertheless plays in the high-rollers table with the rest of its pros and cons... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Motorola Z Play runs on a flagship bundle of hardware components, including a 2GHz eight-core CPU, a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, and Motorola's Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors
  • Special: it reacquaints the high-end market with Moto Mods, which are various interchangeable, magnet-based accessories, such as speakers or projectors
  • Imaging: it shows off a high-grade 16-megapixel rear camera bedecked with a color-balancing dual-LED flash, a 4K video-recording option, and both phase-detection as well as laser autofocus

#6.

#6. LG V20
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Analysis:

The (+world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box+) (+) is LG's V20, a sequel to the 2015 V10 that brings back its ancestor's (+chic Second Screen technology+) (+), which is basically a 2.1-inch 160 x 1040 513ppi IPS Quantum panel sitting right above its (+5.7-inch Quad HD 513ppi main interface+) (+)... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The LG V20 lines up with tons of other flagship smartphones (as of 2016) by running on a Snapdragon 820 CPU (dual 2.15GHz + dual 1.6GHz) aided by a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and an Adreno 530 graphics chip
  • Special: it is the first smartphone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (ESS SABRE ES9218) audio system, promising to minimize overall audio distortion and background noise
  • Imaging: it likely adds itself to our list of the best camera smartphones (as of September 2016) by touting literally two rear cameras (16-megapixel and 8-megapixel), which deliver premium-class features like electronic image stabilization (EIS) and hybrid autofocus
  • Durability: it is one of only a handful of premium Androids sporting MIL-STD-810G-certified shells, meaning that it resists drops from as high as four feet
  • Connectivity: it reels in LTE Cat 12 speeds of up to 600Mbps, which is insanely-fast, considering that most other high-end smartphones (when it cae out) reach only up to 150Mbps on LTE Cat 4 bands

#7.

#7. LG Stylo 2
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Analysis:

This sequel to the LG G Stylo, though bringing back the 720p-only (-) 5.7-inch screen (a Full HD definition sounds more-appropriate for its size) and running on a basic-level 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (-), comes with several pros over its predecessor... (more)

Noteworthy:

#8.

#8. HTC U11
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Like the other phones from HTC's U Series (namely, the U Ultra and U Play), the U11 boasts of especially-developed features like the adaptive (+HTC USonic+) (+) and H(+TC Sense Companion AI+) (+)... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Special: it boasts of Edge Sense, which adds another dimension of human-device interaction by letting users launch apps and functions by squeezing the handheld's sides
  • Imaging: it aims to attract selfie addicts with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, which has a higher resolution compared to its 12-megapixel rear counterpart

#9.

#9. iPhone SE
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Analysis:

Essentially the iPhone 6s's specifications squeezed into the iPhone 5's compact shell, the iPhone SE brings back the iPhone 5's 4-inch Retina Display, which may be a pro or a con, depending on your preference... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Imaging: it decks out its 12-megapixel camera with features like 4K video capture, a True Tone flash, and Panorama shooting of up to 63 megapixels

#10.

#10. iPhone 8
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Analysis:

As opposed to the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 sits closer (or maybe even too close, for some people) to the iPhone 7... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Design: it scraps the all-aluminum unibody in favor of a glass-dependent design
  • Special: it takes advantage of its new glass exterior by expanding its wireless charging capability to both the current-standard Qi chargers and the incoming (as of Seoptember 2017) Apple AirPower mat, which charges up to three devices



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