2018 was the year of the phone. It's only getting better
2018 was the year of the phone. It's only getting better
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2018 was the year of the phone. It's only getting better

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You're ready to hear this? 2018 was one of the best years for smart phones other and the good news is that 2019 is on track to become even better. The technology is idea phone is gonna get smarter and it's gonna get faster, forever it might also get more expensive. It could be time to buckle up. [MUSIC] 2018 was just chock full of excellent phones. These were the speed demons with robust batteries, enormous screens, and top notch cameras, sometimes even three cameras. But these phones didn't just check the boxes. They're genuinely the powerful, gorgeous machines that you want to navigate your online life. For example, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are streamlined, curve screen beauties with a dual aperture lens that automatically adjusts to low-light conditions. The Note 9 took it from there, piling on the storage to 128 or 512 gigabytes. You've got AI to optimize photo settings, And the note nines S-Pen gained enough Bluetooth smarts to become your phone's promote, you know who else had it out of the park the iPhone 10s 10s Max and 10 are these phones speed everything up and embrace face ID the 750 10r doesn't have every whistle and Bell but it's the best iPhone value that we've seen. Years. Meanwhile, Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL wowed us again with hands down the absolute best camera on any phone. Shot for shot, these photos beat the iPhone and Galaxy S9 using only one camera on the back instead of two. Timely updates and free online photo storage makes the Pixel 3 our top premium Android phone of the year. 1+ was another winner. With the system delivering your most wanted features for about half the price of the iPhone XS. And since you can now get it at T-Mobile, US buyers will start hearing a lot more about this brand. Now for a few other standouts. The Moto G6 absolutely killed it as a budget phone. And the Razor phone 2 for gamers wins the most improved award for fixing past mistakes while keeping that incredible 120 Hertz screen. Plus phones from Huawei, Opo and Vivo push the boundaries with dazzling color, stunning designs and pop-up cameras. But the razzle-dazzle isn't cheap. Prices soared with premium models spanning $1000 to almost $1500, and they're only getting higher. Next year's 5G phones and foldable phones will do more, but they'll cost more, too. 5G speeds will let you download an entire Netflix season in minutes. But early adopters could pay hundreds more for 5G phones and 5G service. Offering a big screen experience. As for foldable phones, like Samsung's upcoming device, these will double your screen size while still being small enough to carry around. But brands will charge you more since foldable [INAUDIBLE] are basically like a phone and a tablet in one and companies want to spread out higher manufacturing costs. Whatever 2019 eventually brings, one thing is clear, and that's that 2018 has set us up for a very exciting, but also very expensive year of the cub

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