Do you want Apple’s iPhone? How about a Samsung Galaxy or a Google Pixel? Have you heard of the OnePlus? Well, VT has reviewed the best of the best, and these are our picks for 2022
Phones like the iPhone 13 Pro, the Pixel 6 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offer everything you could want in a phone for 2022. They all have incredible performance, outstanding camera skills, and tons of features. The unbelievable amount of smartphone competition means you’ll get great options at whatever price suits your budget no matter what features you need and want for your phone.
To help, VT has reviewed the phones and has determined who deserves a TOP 5 rating. Hopefully, this narrows it down for you and makes your buying choice less stressful.
The all-around best phone
The iPhone 13 Pro is the best phone Apple produces and it received a stellar score in our review. The new smartphone adds a third rear camera with 3x optical zoom (up from 2x on the iPhone 12), a stainless steel body, and a ProMotion screen with refresh rates up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling.
Best Android phone
Samsung’s latest flagship superphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has an impressive lineup of specs, including a quadruple rear camera, a big, vibrant display, and the S Pen stylus you might remember from the Galaxy Note series. It comes with a high price, but those of you looking for one of the best Android phones around should have this on your shortlist.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro’s unique design, great software additions, superb camera quality and solid all-around performance have already earned the phone an excellent rating in our full review. With performance that’s every bit as good as its design, it’s the best phone Google has ever made. The main camera is on par with the best iPhones. And at $899 for the base 128GB model, it trounces its premium phone rivals in price.
Best everyday phone
The standard iPhone 13 is a reliable choice for most people, sporting a 6.1-inch screen and two excellent rear cameras. For this model, Apple has pledged longer battery life, improved cameras, and better durability than the Apple iPhone 12. What do you miss by not going Pro? A third rear camera with 3x optical zoom and a ProMotion screen with refresh rates up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling. It is not a cheap phone, but definitely a more affordable flagship pick than the Pro siblings.
High-performance flagship with a lower price
The OnePlus 10 Pro earned a good score in our review thanks to its slick design, its powerful performance and its price tag, which undercuts its main rivals. It needs a few improvements — most notably to the camera, which is good, but not great — but this flagship offers a great overall experience. If you’re after a top-end 5G phone that’s a bit different from your friends’ iPhones and Galaxy phones then it’s a solid option to consider.