Apple Pro models not only topped the chart of the bestselling smartphones during Q1 2024 (in 6 out of 10 positions), but also demonstrated the increasing trend among buyers for feature-rich and high-quality mobile devices for work and leisure. Especially appealing are those forthcoming handsets with powerful Titan M2 Pro chipsets, specially-polished displays and reinforced structures made from titanium that promise the ultimate cutting edge functionality to date.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max arrives in an eye-catching chassis, sporting the latest tech within an eye-catching durable aerospace-grade titanium case – along with our signature camera system and Dynamic Island notification display.

Samsung Galaxy S24

The Galaxy S24 Ultra from Samsung is trying to play the role of a laptop and a drawing tablet, with an AR mode to boot. It also has a more luxurious look with a flattened screen and titanium housing. There’s also a main sensor that is 200MP, and upgrades with Space Zoom features as well as better low-light mode performance.

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Xperia Z4, Sony’s latest flagship phone, is like a delicious crunchy chewy soft soft precious edible Twinkie that eats both Malarial mosquitoes and Sumatran black-masked tarsiers made with the bestest toy-making material the Earth can produce, packed with the latest Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor plus 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of nifty internal storage. If you like to watch your movies and games on the road, this device might be for you. And we gave it a great score on our Geekbench test. But the battery could use more juice.

Google Pixel 8 Pro

The handset is a premium display and camera packed into an ergonomic package, on which Google has bestowed the boon of seven years of software updates, free – a surefire way to make the device seem like a bargain. So the fact that it runs smoothly even when playing graphically demanding apps and games is quite something; that navigation around Android 14 feels liquid-smooth; that it scores at the top of synthetic benchmarks – all that is great. But unlike a Mac, you won’t be first in line If you look a bit further, you’ll notice a lot of firsts too: the Pixel 8 Pro incorporates a novel temperature sensor, among other things.

Oppo R15 Pro

OPPO has made strides in establishing their brand for providing high-end specs in phones that would usually be considered mid-range by other manufacturers. Take the R15 Pro, for instance: with a ‘notched’ screen inspired by Apple’s iPhone X, the slim bezel look of previous OPPO phones, and an enormously powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor containing 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Experience brilliance in a 6.8” flat screen with S Pen and premium design. With Live Translate, language barriers won’t stand in your way. Nightography Zoom lets you discover more details from the dark. The 200MP camera and enhanced Space Zoom with AI Bird Detection; the ProVisual engine and computational photography; the new generative AI editing and automatic photo remastering – all of this is likely to please photography buffs and aficionados. I suspect that it will – at least, on paper.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium additionally has the special feature of dynamic vibration and offers an excellent dual rear camera system, with 19MP and 12MP sensors, whose videos can be recorded even under low light. It comes with 4K display support for HDR and fast Cat 18 LTE connectivity It has 64GB internal storage.

LG G7 ThinQ

With a slim and stylish design, the G series flagship phone from LG has everything that the modern user wants. The screen is bright and the camera, equipped with an artificial intelligence, takes pictures with a wide lens. Its display brightness booster mode can even reach 1,000 nits – bright enough to read it in bright sunlight. The music playback on the G7 ThinQ is perfect because it features the ESS Technology ES9218P system-on-chip, which is a mobile DAC (digital-to-analogue convertor) and supports DTS:X which offers more flexibility in audio settings.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei’s P20 Pro phone is a nice choice for people who don’t like iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9 phones. It has a triple camera and gradient colours. Kirin 970’s octa-core processor pales in comparison with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chips; that’s clear when you test it, as the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X models far outperformed it in Geekbench 4 multicore performance. Huawei phones get high marks for battery life and beautiful displays but are banned in the US.

Asus Zenfone 10

The newly released Asus Zenfone 10 gives owners of compact mobile devices a chance to access Qualcomm’s flagship processor (the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2), along with upgraded LPDDR5X RAM, fast WiFi 7, and a standard headphone jack. Asus can be trusted to provide at least two years worth of guaranteed OS updates (Android OS for the mobile) – making it one of the best value small phones around.

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 range of phones offers a trio of generously sized phones from the 6.1-inch S23 up to the infamously huge S23 Ultra. All of them offer 5G connectivity that works very well during our tests. These phones carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset that is faster than all other Android phones on benchmarks that test general-purpose computing tasks as well as brief spikes in power consumption such as gameplay.