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Best Smartphone of 2021: Editor’s Pick

At Androidworld, we’re capping off 2021 in all-stylish style with our fun articles every year in December, but also with interesting yearly overviews. We’ve got one left for you and that’s our Editor’s Pick for 2021, or our Editor’s Pick. We didn’t look at the best price-quality ratio, but at the smartphone that Sebastian, Laura, Gilly and Claudia would buy if money were no object. Here you will find our favorites for 2021!

Editor’s Choice

Editor Jelle: ASUS Zenfone 8

“Let’s break for the lovers of compact smartphones. With its 5.9-inch screen, the Asus Zenfone 8 Beautiful and compact it is simply the best compact phone you can get right now. This address can hold the device anyway. Apart from that, it is also a very good all-round smartphone with a beautiful and smooth 120Hz AMOLED panel, a fast chip (Snapdragon 888), a good camera, a luxurious fully waterproof design made up of aluminum and glass, and the device has a 3.5mm jack (Hallelujah!)” .

ASUS Zenfone 8

The ASUS Zenfone 8 is a very good phone with a compact body that rivals the big guys in the market in a lot of areas, literally and figuratively. ZenFone 8 features blazing-fast performance, a well-thought-out design, a solid main camera, top-notch sound quality, and fun software that adds value in all the right places. The phone fits well in the hand and for people with small hands, the design will be really easy to use.

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Editor Laura: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

“From Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 It is definitely not the smartphone I would buy right now because of its price, but I love it when something is different from the rest. We have said for years that we will soon see more and more foldable smartphones and that the most advanced company in this regard is Samsung. The Korean brand dares to take a risk and I can appreciate that in a world that has otherwise become somewhat homogeneous. In addition, I myself have always been very fascinated by the observation and this is definitely the ultimate alternative. Did you see those photos in a review Claudia? Not bad at all.”

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 unfolds along it. You can compare it to an open book. You can use the Z Fold 3 as a phone or as a tablet, making it a true multitasking smartphone. The Fold 3 has two screens, including a 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display and can be operated with the S Pen.

From € 1799

Sebastian Editor: Google Pixel 6

“Google shook the smartphone industry this year with Google Pixel 6. While people are asking loudly if the manufacturer really means it with their Pixels, they are releasing two great flagships at a very great price. We secretly hope that the Pixel 6 will give this company the confidence needed to bring its phones to more markets, including the Netherlands and Belgium. At the moment, the Pixel 6 really deserves the title of “Best Smartphone of 2021”.

The Google Pixel 6 series is only on sale in eight countries, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom. If you want to buy a Pixel 6, you can do so via the Google Store in these countries. In addition, you can also convert to a file gray channel and other service providers. You will find a detailed explanation about this Here in the world of Android.

Google Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6, along with the Pixel 6 Pro, is part of Google’s Pixel 6 series. These are two new smartphones with a new design and a new chipset made by them. Of course, the phones once again have excellent cameras and the new Android 12 with Material You.


Editor Claudia: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

“Samsung under the hood Galaxy S21 Ultra Some radars are screwed up. This has not resulted in any high-end phone just because the specs are simply top notch, no, it has resulted in a phone belonging to the highest category. It is also the best flagship software Samsung has put on the market and every year they get this rating again. Hats off to Samsung.”

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is again the cream of the crop and has a glass casing with a metal frame, a 6.8-inch screen, and a 5,000mAh battery. For the first time in history, Samsung is also equipping the Galaxy S with S Pen support.

from € 1249