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Best smartphones in March 2021: flagship models

16 April 2021, Friday By Priyanka Boruah
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In March, new smartphones were presented almost daily. The gaming monsters ASUS ROG Phone 5 and Black Shark 4 are released. OPPO showed the Find X3 with a microscope, OnePlus made friends with Hasselblad, and Xiaomi presented the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold.

ASUS ROG Phone 5

Sales start time: April-May 2021

ROG Phone 5 Estimated Price: 8 + 128 GB - €799, 12 + 256 GB - €899, 16 + 256 GB - €999

Estimated price ROG Phone 5 Pro: 16 + 512 GB - €1199

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate estimated price: 18 + 512 GB - €1299

Features: 144Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint scanner, front-facing stereo speakers, 18GB RAM, large battery, 65W charging, 64MP camera, dedicated DAC, touch triggers, RGB lighting, NFC

ASUS ROG Phone 5

The gaming ASUS ROG Phone 5 has the most top-end hardware available today. The device has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a response time of 1 ms, and the world's lowest sensor latency - 24.3 ms. Above and below the screen, in symmetrical frames, there are front stereo speakers with their own amplifier. For fans of wired headphones, there is a 3.5mm jack and a dedicated ESS ES9280AC DAC. The smartphone is equipped with the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor, a record 18 GB of RAM, and storage up to 512 GB. A pair of batteries with a total capacity of 6000 mAh and support for fast 65-watt charging are responsible for autonomy. For hardcore gamers, touch and swipe triggers are available. The back features customizable LED lighting in the shape of the ROG logo.

In addition to the regular ROG Phone 5, there is the ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with more storage and a decorative display on the back.

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Black Shark 4/Black Shark 4 Pro

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated price Black Shark 4: 6 + 128 GB - ¥2499 ($384), 8 + 128 GB - ¥2699 ($414), 12 + 128 GB - ¥2999 ($460), 12 + 256 GB - ¥3299 ($507) 

Estimated price Black Shark 4 Pro: 8 + 256 GB - ¥3999 ($614), 12 + 256 GB - ¥4499 ($691), 16 + 512 GB - ¥5299 ($810)

Features: 144Hz display, on-button fingerprint scanner, hybrid drive, stereo speakers, 120W charging, 64MP camera, physical triggers, RGB lighting, NFC

Black Shark 4 Pro

Black Shark 4 Pro is the most powerful Xiaomi smartphone. It has a 6.67-inch display with Samsung's top-of-the-line E4 AMOLED matrix. The screen has an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. The sampling of the sensor layer is 720 Hz. The stereo speakers are located under the grilles on the top and bottom edges. The phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm, the maximum amount of RAM is 16 GB. A fast hybrid drive with UFS 3.1 and a custom SSD is used to store applications and data. The battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh is responsible for the autonomy, which can be fully charged in 15 minutes from the supplied 120W adapter. On the right side of the gadget, physical trigger buttons are placed that serve to control games and quickly access various functions.

The regular Black Shark 4 differs from the Pro version with a less powerful Snapdragon 870 chip, a regular UFS 3.1 drive, a 48MP camera instead of 64MP, and the lack of LED backlighting. Both smartphones received an audio headphone jack.

Official page [Black Shark 4 Pro]

Official page [Black Shark 4 Pro]

iQOO Neo 5

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated price of iQOO Neo 5: 8 + 128 GB - ¥2499 ($385), 8 + 256 GB - ¥2699 ($415), 12 + 256 GB - ¥2999 ($360)

Features: 120Hz display, sub-screen scanner, stereo speakers, 66W charging, 64MP camera with OIS, NFC

iQOO Neo 5

iQOO Neo 5 is positioned as an inexpensive gaming model. It has the Snapdragon 870 chipset - the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865+. The screen is made using AMOLED technology and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. According to the leader, the sampling rate of the sensor layer reaches 1000 Hz, which provides a lightning-fast response to touch. The device uses a MEMC chip that increases the refresh rate of slow content. The built-in battery has a capacity of 4400 mAh, and a full charge from the 66 W adapter takes only 30 minutes. To prevent the device from overheating, a huge 6000 mm2 graphite plate was placed inside. The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels and an optical image stabilization system.

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Meizu 18/18 Pro

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated price of Meizu 18: 8 + 128 GB - ¥4399 ($680), 8 + 256 GB - ¥4699 ($727), 12 + 256 GB - ¥4999 ($773)

Estimated price of Meizu 18 Pro: 8 + 128 GB - ¥4999 ($773), 8 + 256 GB - ¥5499 ($850), 12 + 256 GB - ¥5999 ($928)

Features: 120Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, 40W charging, 50MP camera with OIS, water and dust resistant, NFC

Meizu 18

Meizu 18 Pro has incorporated all the advanced developments of the Chinese company and the top components of the partners. The smartphone received a 6.7-inch curved E4 AMOLED matrix from Samsung with a resolution of 3200x1440 pixels and a 120-Hz refresh rate. The latest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm was integrated into the display, and the 5-nm Snapdragon 888 processor was chosen as the hardware platform. The main camera is represented by a 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor, it is complemented by a 32-megapixel wide sensor, an 8-megapixel telephoto, and a ToF sensor. For smooth video shooting, the Ultra SMA OIS optical image stabilization system is used. A 4500 mAh battery with support for 40-watt wired and wireless charging is responsible for autonomy.

The regular Meizu 18 has a compact 6.23-inch screen, a 4000 mAh battery with support for wired 36-watt charging only, and simpler cameras: front - 20 megapixels, back - 64 + 16 + 8 megapixels.

Official page [Meizu 18]

Official page [Meizu 18 Pro]

Nubia Red Magic 6/Red Magic 6 Pro

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated price of Nubia Red Magic 6: 8 + 128 GB - $ 587, 12 + 128 GB - $ 634, 12 + 256 GB - $ 680

Estimated price of Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro: 12 + 128 GB - $ 680, 12 + 256 GB - $ 742, 16 + 256 GB - $ 819

Estimated price of Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro Transparent Edition: 16 + 256 GB - $ 866, 18 + 512 GB - $ 1020

Features: 165Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint reader, 18GB RAM, stereo speakers, 120W charging, 64MP camera, active cooling, touch triggers, RGB lighting, NFC

Nubia Red Magic 6

Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro is another gaming monster with uncompromising hardware. The flagship is equipped with a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate, and 500 Hz touch layer sampling. An eight-core Snapdragon 888 is used as a processor, and the amount of RAM reaches 18 GB. For cooling, a miniature built-in cooler is used, rotating at a speed of up to 20,000 rpm. The 4500 mAh battery provides 120W fast charging. On the right side, there are touch triggers with high touch sensitivity. The camera is triple: with a 64-megapixel main module, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. There was also a place for a minijack.

The Nubia Red Magic 6 differs from the Pro version with a smaller memory size, a 5050 mAh battery with 66-watt charging, and a slower cooler.

Official page [RedMagic 6]

Official page [RedMagic 6 Pro]

OPPO Find X3

Sales start time: already on sale

OPPO Find X3 estimated price: 12 + 256 GB - €1149

Features: 10-bit and 120 Hz display, sub-screen scanner, stereo speakers, 65 W charging, two 50 MP lenses, microscope camera, IP68 waterproof, NFC

OPPO Find X3

OPPO Find X3 is positioned by the manufacturer as the first in the world in many ways. In particular, the smartphone has two main cameras with the same 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensors: one wide-angle, the second ultra-wide-angle. There is also a unique camera microscope with a 30x optical zoom. For long-distance shooting, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom is provided. The gadget produces photos with a billion shades and reproduces them on a curved 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with QHD+ resolution and an adaptive refresh rate (from 5 to 120 Hz). The Snapdragon 888 processor is responsible for the performance, and the 4500 mAh battery with support for 65-watt wired charging and 30-watt wireless charging is responsible for autonomy. An interesting detail: the notification sounds and ringtones for this device were created by the famous composer Hans Zimmer.

Official page

OnePlus 9/9 Pro

Sales start time: already on sale

OnePlus 9 estimated price: 8 + 128 GB - €699, 12 + 256 GB - €799

OnePlus 9 Pro estimated price: 8 + 128 GB - €899, 12 + 256 GB - €999

Features: 10-bit 120Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, 65W charging, Hasselblad camera, NFC

OnePlus 9

The OnePlus 9 Pro has a curved 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with Quad HD+ resolution and an adaptive refresh rate that ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz. The flagship features Hyper Touch technology for a smoother response, plus an upscaling function for the displayed video. The smartphone received a Snapdragon 888 chipset, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 drive. The 4500mAh battery supports fast 65W wired and 50W wireless charging. The main camera is a custom 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor capable of capturing 4K video at 120fps or 8K at 30fps. There are also 50 megapixel ultra-wide and a telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom. OnePlus has entered into a partnership with the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad, together with which it has developed image processing algorithms for the most accurate color reproduction.

The regular OnePlus 9 is equipped with a flat 6.55-inch Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Other differences from the Pro version include a less advanced 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 sensor (without optical image stabilization), a plastic frame instead of a metal one, and 15-watt wireless charging.

Official page [OnePlus 9 Pro]

Official page [OnePlus 9]

realme gt

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated realme GT price: 8 + 128 GB - ¥2799 ($432), 12 + 256 GB - ¥3299 ($510)

Features: 120Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, 65W charging, 64MP camera, NFC

realme gt

realme GT is the brand's flagship with a focus on gaming. It received a flat 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It claims 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and a maximum brightness of up to 1200 nits. The hardware platform is the Snapdragon 888, which is cooled using a stainless steel plate and a vapor chamber with a high heat dissipation coefficient. The 4500 mAh battery, thanks to 65-watt fast charging, fully replenishes energy in 35 minutes. The vendor promises a high-quality tactile response due to the linear vibration motor. And for surround audio, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos technology are responsible. The camera is triple - with a 64-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel wide, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Official page

Xiaomi Mi10s

Sales start time: already on sale

Estimated price Xiaomi Mi10s: 8 + 128 GB - ¥3299 ($506), 8 + 256 GB - ¥3499 ($537), 12 + 256 GB - ¥3799 ($583)

Features: display 90 Hz, sub-screen fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, charging 33 W, camera 108 MP, NFC, infrared

Xiaomi Mi10s

Xiaomi Mi10s is an improved version of last year's flagship Mi10. At the same time, the gadget looks like the Mi10 Ultra. One of the key changes is the faster Snapdragon 870 processor. There is support for fast charging at 33 watts, not 30 watts, as it was before. At the same time, the maximum power of wireless charging has not changed - 30 Watts. The smartphone is equipped with a curved 6.67-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The photo package, in addition to the main 108-megapixel camera, includes a 13 megapixel ultra-wide and a pair of 2-megapixel sensors designed for portraits and macro. Built-in battery capacity - 4780 mAh. Another feature of the device is stereo speakers with tuning from Harman/Kardon.

Official page

Xiaomi Mi11 Pro/Mi11 Ultra

Sales start time: April 2021

Estimated price of Xiaomi Mi11 Pro: 8 + 128 GB - ¥4999 ($762), 8 + 256 GB - ¥5299 ($808), 12 + 256 GB - ¥5699 ($868)

Estimated price of Xiaomi Mi11 Ultra: 8 + 256 GB - ¥5999 ($914), 12 + 256 GB - ¥6499 ($990), 12 + 512 GB - ¥6999 ($1066)

Features: 120 Hz display, sub-screen fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, 67 W charging, 50 MP camera, NFC, IrDA, IP68 water protection, additional display (Mi11 Ultra)

Mi11 Ultra

Xiaomi Mi11 Pro is an improved version of the flagship Mi11. It features an advanced 6.81-inch E4 AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a maximum brightness of 1,700 nits. Above and below there are stereo speakers tuned by Harman/Kardon. The Snapdragon 888 processor acts as a hardware platform, and a 5000 mAh battery, made using new technology with a silicon-oxygen anode, is responsible for autonomy. Due to this, the smartphone is only slightly thicker and heavier than the usual Mi11. There is support for fast 67-watt wired and wireless charging. In both cases, 100 percent is reached in 36 minutes. The triple camera consists of a 50-megapixel main module with a huge Samsung ISOCELL GN2 and OIS sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle module with a 123° viewing angle; and an 8MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. It is also the first smartphone from the company with full IP68 water protection.

The Mi11 Ultra model is distinguished by a more advanced set of cameras with ultra-wide and 48-megapixel telephoto each and an additional screen on the back. It serves to display notifications, information about an incoming call, and battery charge, and also serves as a viewfinder for taking selfies with the main camera. 

Official page [Mi11 Pro]

Official page [Mi11 Ultra]

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

Sales start time: April 2021

Estimated price of Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold: 12 + 256 GB - ¥9999 ($1521), 12 + 512 GB - ¥10999 ($1674), 16 + 512 GB - ¥12999 ($1978)

Features: foldable body, two screens, four speakers, 67W charging, 108MP camera, liquid lens, NFC, infrared

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is the company's first foldable smartphone. When folded, it has a narrow 6.52-inch screen, and when unfolded, a large 8.01-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels and an aspect ratio of 4: 3 is available to the user. Especially for this form factor, the MIUI firmware was redesigned, in which the PC mode appeared. When activated, the interface becomes similar to that in Windows with the ability to open applications in separate windows. The main camera of 108 megapixels is complemented by an ultra-wide-angle module of 13 megapixels and another one of 8 megapixels. The last one is the most interesting - it uses a unique liquid lens that can change its shape. Thanks to this, the optical zoom varies from 3x to 30x, and macro photographs can also be taken. The Snapdragon 888 processor is responsible for the performance, and the 5020 mAh battery with support for fast 67-watt charging is responsible for autonomy.

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