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In the past, mobile phones were regarded as support devices for communication purposes. At times, they helped users pass the time with simple pixelated games. But all that has changed. These days, hardly anyone can go about their day to day without checking or using their phone. It’s a necessity where work, leisure, virtual connectivity, data storage, hobbies and more meet in a single space.

These compact inventions have changed the game for many. More than just a mobile phone, you have a tool for messaging, extracting information from the Internet, taking photos with a digital camera alternative, playing music, and so on. Choosing mobile phones that match your preferences can enrich your life in a lot of ways. However, with manufacturers neck on neck with the competition, you may encounter some challenges when picking your next unit.

To make the selection process easier for you, we have rounded up 5 well-reviewed new mobile phones from different manufacturers. Here are some of our recommendations:

Google Pixel 5 - Outstanding 5G Connectivity

Google Pixel 5

Several mobile phone brands are now upgrading to 5G, raising the flag of faster mobile data whenever, wherever. The Google Pixel 5 is Google’s very own response to the 5G bandwagon. It is clearly a cut above its predecessors if its Android 11 OS were any indicator. This newer Pixel model adopts a more conservative hardware design plus elements that appeal to our sense of comfort. Pixel phones are compatible with any carrier.

Released in mid-October 2020, the Google Pixel 5 is big on user experience, showcasing a variety of features including dual cameras, a simple compact design and extended battery life. Unlike the latest offerings from competitors, its 6.0 inches screen size is a tad bit smaller. It does compensate with an octa-core processor, a sturdy aluminum frame and a glass front, built-in stereo speakers, and a GPS tracking system. Pixel 5 has wireless and reverse charging features, so you do not have to worry about running out of battery.

iPhone 12 Pro Max - Versatility at its Finest

iPhone 12 Pro

Who hasn’t heard of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the latest offering from Apple? What you might notice about this model is its vibe - it has the look and feel of a smartphone that can stand the test of time. In terms of screen display, it is not as wide as the Note 20 Ultra. But what it lacks in screen size, it more than makes up when it comes to productivity.

Launched just a few days earlier than the Pixel 5, iPhone 12 Pro Max is undeniably one of the best performing in the history of smartphones. This new mobile model is one of the first iPhones in the market equipped with 5G capability. It also has an impressive 6.7 inches OLED display, long battery life, high-definition quad camera (rear) and selfie camera, next-level stereo speakers, and sensor-shift stabilisation camera technology - an innovative feature not yet found in other top-tier smartphone models. Since it’s an Apple product, expect fast charging (even magnetic wireless charging) and scratch resistance qualities.

There’s only one con to this versatile and highly in-demand phone: price tag. If you have the resources to invest in this smartphone, it could be an asset to you in various ways.

Samsung Galaxy S21 - Most Durable

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung's Galaxy S21 is prized for its speed, impeccable performance, water resistance, 5G support and a host of other worthwhile features. A little on the pricey side, but the quality it brings to the table makes the purchase worth it. This top-tier Samsung model boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip, 120-Hz refresh rate, day-long battery life, and a main camera with a 64 megapixel zoom. Switch to 8k resolution video mode to give your shots a cinematic feel. It charges fast and is capable of wireless charging.

Not as big as other large-screened units, but you can already cover a lot of ground with its 6.2-inch screen size. Most of the latest Samsung smartphones are guaranteed four years worth of Android OS upgrades and security updates. While predecessors were equipped with a MicroSD card slot, which allows you to expand memory storage, the Galaxy S21 leaves much to be desired in this aspect. On the brighter side, accessories like the power adapter and earbuds will elevate your experience with this mobile phone.

Choose Your New Mobile Phones Wisely

From all the phones listed above, which one strikes you the most or matches your requirements? Are you choosing a phone based on what your carrier offers or will you outright purchase an unlocked unit? Identify your priorities first - budget, specs, aesthetics, features, functionalities - and you’ll be able to choose a model that resonates with you.

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