Reviewing Smartphones - The Flagships

When purchasing your next smartphone, you might want to consider the latest flagship devices. Today, we want to discuss what the latest and greatest smartphones can offer for your business.

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Although Google hasn’t offered a flagship offering the past two years, their new device—the Google Pixel 6 Promight make up for its absence. It runs the new Tensor chip, along with a 6.7-inch LTPO display, 12 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of onboard storage. It also comes loaded with Android 12, Google’s latest mobile operating system. By prioritizing processing technology, the device’s performance can be improved. 

Google’s cameras have always been great, and the Pixel 6 Pro’s is no exception. Its three cameras include a 50 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 48 MP telephoto lens with OIS, and a fixed 12 MP ultrawide angle lens. It also sports a 5,003 mAh battery with 84 hours of battery life, an under-display fingerprint sensor, and 23W fast-charging. 

Available in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black for $899, you can get the Pixel 6 Pro directly from Google or via many of the leading cellular carriers. 

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus front and back
Display: 6.71-inch LTPO AMOLED; 1,440 x 3,120 (~512 ppi); 120 Hz
OS: Android 12
Chipset: Google Tensor
Memory: 12 GB RAM; 128, 256, 512 GB of onboard storage
Expandable Memory: None
Cameras: Rear – 50 MP 25mm; 48MP 104mm telephoto with 4x optical zoom; 12 MP 17mm. Front – 11.1 MP 20mm 
Sounds: Stereo speakers, no headphone jack
Battery (battery endurance rating): 5,003 mAh (84 hours)
Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
Miscellaneous: IP68 water and dust resistant
Other versions: Google Pixel 6

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple’s new iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, has a stainless steel frame with Gorilla Glass on the front and back. This smartphone has a 6.7-inch Super Reina XDR OLED display, and is powered by Apple’s proprietary 15 Bionic chipset. It might have less RAM at only 6 GB, but Apple’s performance makes up for the lower specifications.

The 13 Pro Max comes equipped with three rear-facing cameras which include a 12 MP wide-angle lens with sensor-shift technology, a 12 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and traditional OIS, and a 12 MP ultra wide-angle lens. Its 4,352 mAh battery provides 121 hours of battery life, as well as 27W fast charging. In terms of security, the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers Apple Face ID security software and has IP68 protection. It is available in Graphite, Gold, SIlver, and Sierra Blue for $1,099 from the Apple store and most wireless carriers.

iPhone 13 Pro Max
Body: Stainless Steel frame, Gorilla Glass front and back
Display: 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED; 1,284 x 2,778 (~458 ppi); 120 Hz
OS: iOS 15.2
Chipset: A15 Bionic
Memory: 6 GB RAM; 128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB of onboard storage
Expandable Memory: None
Cameras: Rear – 12 MP 26 mm; 12 MP 77mm telephoto with 3x optical zoom; 12 MP 13mm; Front – 12 MP 23 mm
Sounds: Stereo speakers, no headphone jack
Battery (battery endurance rating): 4,352 mAh (121 hours)
Security: Face ID
Miscellaneous: IP68 water dust resistant
Other versions: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini

Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra

The Galaxy s21 Ultra sports a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 1,440 x 3,200 resolution housed in an aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back, all of which runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip with 12 or 16 GB of RAM. The operating system, Android 11, runs with Samsung’s One UI 3.1, but it can be upgraded to One UI 4.0 and Android 12.

There are four different cameras on this device: a 108 MP wide-angle lens with OIS, a 10 MP telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom with OIS, another 10 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The front-facing camera is 40 MP, and its security features include an in-display fingerprint scanner. Its 5,000 mAh battery lasts up to 114 hours of life with 25W fast charging. Additionally, the device has IP68 water and dust resistance and s-pen capabilities.

Available in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown, the Galaxy s21 Ultra starts at $1,199.99. Keep in mind, the Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra is now available for preorder. While we haven’t had a chance to get our hands on one during the time of writing, it looks to be a reasonable upgrade to the s21.

Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra 5G
Body:  Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus front and back
Display: 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X; 1,440 x 3,200 (~515 ppi); 120 Hz
OS: Android 11; One UI 3.1
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Memory: 12 or 16 GB of RAM; 256 or 512 GB of storage
Expandable Memory: No
Cameras: Rear – 108 MP 24mm; 10 MP 240mm periscope telephoto; 10 MP 72mm telephoto; 12 MP 13mm; Front – 40 MP 26mm
Sounds: Stereo speakers
Battery (battery endurance rating): 5,000 mAh (114 hours)
Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
Miscellaneous: IP68 water and dust resistant; s-pen compatible
Other versions: Samsung Galaxy s21, Samsung Galaxy s21+, Samsung Galaxy FE

These aren’t the only top-shelf devices available, though! There are plenty of other options, including the OnePlus 9 Pro and Sony’s Xperia PRO-I.

Next week we’ll focus on some other devices that are both budget-friendly and effective.

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