Top 10 Best Sprint Cell Phones 2018

As of February 2018, 10 phones are in our best Sprint phones list, starting with Samsung's Galaxy Note8, a 6.3-inch phablet phone, and the iPhone 7 Plus rugged smartphone. Other best Sprint models include the iPhone X and the Z Play by Motorola.

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

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#1. Samsung Galaxy Note8
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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


#2. iPhone 7 Plus
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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)


  • 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

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


  • 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


#4. 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)


  • 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


#5. Samsung Galaxy S7
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Just like LG's MWC 2016 G5 flagship, Samsung's Galaxy S7 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core processor (+) (for US and most western markets) with 4G of LPDDR4 RAM (+), though they did not come without a couple of minor cons... (more)


  • Special: it has two photodiodes on its pixels (instead of one) through the Dual Pixel camera technology, which means that its 12-megapixel camera potentially focuses quicker and more-accurately than conventional solutions
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 450Mbps maximum data speeds on LTE Cat 9 networks, which is blazing fast when compared to the 300Mbps and 150Mbps max data rates scored by many of its rivals


#6. LG G6
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The first 2017 flagship phablet of LG, the G6 offers a mixed set of specs, most of which seem to be promising, while some do not... (more)


  • Performance: The LG G6 is equipped with a processor with two 2.35GHz cores and two more cores with a 1.8GHz clock rate
  • Imaging: it joins in a growing array of phones equipped with a dual-camera setup, as it sports two 13-megapixel shooters at the back


#7. LG V20
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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)

What We Noted:

  • 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


#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)


  • 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. Motorola Moto Z Force
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Though the Motorola Moto Z Force does not necessarily come with a stronger processing force than the plain Moto Z, still running on (+the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 chip+) (+) with (+4GB of RAM+) (+) as well as (+Natural Language and Contextual Computing processors+) (+), some of its specs make it an overall step-up model... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Motorola Moto Z Force mimics the Moto Z with its Snapdragon 820 chip (quad-core 2.2GHz), 4GB RAM, and Natural Language and Contextual Computing processors
  • Special: it literally modifies itself to function as other gadgets (for instance, a handheld projector) with Motorola's innovative Moto Mods modules
  • Imaging: it replaces the original Moto Z's 13-megapixel camera with a 21-megapixel shooter, which incidentally comes with PDAF and laser autofocus as well as a dual LED CCT flash setup


#10. Google Pixel XL
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Google's 2016 Pixel XL accompanies the flagship Pixel version, and it replaces its sibling's FHD-1080p-only 5-inch screen with a (+5.5-inch QHD-1440p 534ppi display+) (+), while bringing back its support for (+VR games and utilities through Google's Daydream View headset+) (+), (+Snapdragon 821 (dual 2.15GHz + dual 1.6GHz) CPU+) (+), and (+hearty 4GB LPDDR4 RAM+) (+)... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Google Pixel XL runs on Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 821 quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz CPU alongside a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, obviously pitting it against other top-notch smartphones of its time
  • Special: it supports virtual reality (VR) tools/games, which it delivers through Google's Daydream View headset
  • Imaging: it captures slow-motion videos in up to 240fps with its 12.3-megapixel dual-flash rear camera, which incidentally offers 4K imaging, dual autofocus technologies, and 1.55-micron pixels that helped it outrank the iPhone 7 on the DXOMark scale (89 versus 86)
  • Connectivity: it blusters with its 600Mbps peak data rate (Cat 11 networks), a facet that only resided in premium space as of its 2016 market entry

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