- March 17, 2022
- Posted by: Edwin Kanyutu
- Category: Uncategorized
Google Pixel 5a
The Google Pixel 5a offers the best photography available on a mid-range phone. If you don’t want to spring for a pricey flagship device, the Pixel 5a is your best alternative, particularly for fans of Android.
With the Pixel 5a, Google adds a second rear lens to its budget phone, a 16MP ultrawide shooter to augment the 12.2MP main camera. That expands the Pixel 5a’s flexibility over previous models, while the phone continues to benefit from Google’s prowess with computational photography. The Pixel 5a’s display is big and bright, and this phone offers IP67 water resistance, something missing from past A-series models. Google has also added 5G connectivity and an improved processor to this model.
iPhone 13 Pro
If you want the power of the iPhone 13 Pro Max in something more compact, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro is the best smart phone for you. This flagship packs all of the same great features and performance as its bigger brother, including a new 3x telephoto zoom camera, 120Hz ProMotion display, and support for ProRes video.
The iPhone 13 Pro also benefits from longer battery life, as this iPhone lasts over 11 hours. Add in a brighter display, a slick Cinematic mode for video and impressive new macro photography and you have a superb all-around phone.
Google Pixel 6 Pro
While the Galaxy S22 Ultra may be the most premium Android phone around, the true flagship handset for the OS is the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Google turned a page last year with the Pixel 6 series, introducing a wholly new design and an in-house chipset. The Tensor system-on-chip specializes in AI and machine learning applications.
You also get the trademark class-leading Pixel camera experience. The Pixel 6 Pro packs in three rear cameras, including a telephoto with 4x optical zoom. The front-facing camera can zoom out for ultrawide selfies. However, the Pixel 6 Pro’s biggest failure is its disappointing battery life. It’s possible that an older 5G modem is to blame.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
The Galaxy S22 Plus, despite being merely an iterative upgrade, is nonetheless a great Android phone. From the beautiful and bright display to the beefy performance and improved cameras, the middle child of the Galaxy S22 family is a beast.
While it does quite a bit right, the Galaxy S22 Plus struggles to wow us with its battery life but the rest of the phone more than makes up for it. The cameras are great and the bright display is lovely.
iPhone SE (2022)
The newest budget iPhone outperforms anything else in the price category and even puts the highest-end Android phones on their toes. With the same A15 Bionic that powers the iPhone 13, the SE is a little beast.
Nevertheless like its predecessor, it recycles the iPhone 8 body. That means huge bezels, but you get a Touch ID home button. This tired design won’t be to everyone’s liking, nor will the lack of Night mode. This glaring omission is one reason why the new iPhone SE doesn’t rank higher.