Top 10 Best Smartphone Brands

You've got your favorites, whether it's the sleek designs and seamless software of a tried-and-true giant, or the surprising features and affordability of an up-and-comer. But have you really considered all the options?

That's where this list comes in. We're talking about the biggest and most buzzed-about smartphone brands out there. Cast your vote for the ones you think deserve all the hype, and let's see who comes out on top.
The Top Ten
1 Samsung The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung, stylized as SAMSUNG) is a South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business... read more

Samsung offers a very wide range of designs that cater to all financial classes. The Edge is wonderful, and so is the Note. They cater to everyone. I don't find Samsung phones slow or complicated at all. The new models offer the best combination of flexibility, easy customization, and simplicity.

Apple enthusiasts say that Samsung only copied from Apple and that Apple came first. However, if Apple came first, it should have had a head start. The fact that Samsung came later should not be a reason for considering it a bad company. I don't think Apple is a bad company. Its smartphone design is actually quite good. I just think that Samsung is more cost-effective and offers more features.

2 Apple Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services headquartered in Cupertino, California, United States. Apple is the largest technology company by revenue (totaling US $365.8 billion in 2021) and as of May 2022, and, as... read more

An iPhone is the phone that started the whole smartphone business. Most of its customers are loyal because they respect this phone. The iPhone is so expensive because it uses the best materials to give customers the best experience. Sure, they've made some questionable choices, like removing the headphone jack and adding a notch, but at least they are original and don't use cheap, subpar materials and chips in their products.

Heck, they've inspired many of these imitator phone companies that use inferior materials and offer poor software. I admit, some of these imitators, without naming names out of respect for their customers, have beaten the iPhone at its own game. However, no one can beat the iPhone when it comes to originality and charisma. If there were a phone with the most charisma, it would be the iPhone.

Sorry to Samsung, Android, and LG customers, but in my opinion, Apple makes great phones. Their products may have aged, but it's not just the iPhone that makes them who they are. They actually care about all of their products. For instance, if someone mentions a tablet, I imagine an iPad. If someone mentions a music player, I imagine an iPod. In fact, if someone mentions a fitness watch, I think of an Apple Watch.

Some people may be tired of the iPhone, but the world sure isn't. Why would it still be around if no one cared about it or was tired of it? It's because the iPhone is the most charismatic phone. It may not be the best, but to me, it looks much more charming than a Huawei - no offense to Huawei customers. At least Apple never stole anyone's idea to design the first iPhone. They created it, unlike many other companies - again, not naming names. Thank you for reading!

3 Xiaomi Xiaomi Corporation, registered in Asia as Xiaomi Inc., is a Chinese designer and manufacturer of consumer electronics.

Xiaomi is better than Apple, not worse. Xiaomi is cheaper because that's what the price should be. iPhones are expensive primarily because of brand history and being American, but that doesn't mean they are the best or the most expertly designed. China used to make inferior phones, but now it produces some of the best smartphones in the world. I say goodbye to American brands and hello to Asian brands. I say goodbye to Made in USA and hello to Made in China.

As a former iPhone fan, I once bought an affordable iPhone 5 look-alike from a Filipino brand called MyPhone, which cost 1999.00 pesos. It disappointed me, and I initially viewed Android as an inferior OS. I once dreamed of having an iPhone 6 Plus. Later, I discovered Asus was making Android phones, and I became an Asus Zenfone fan. My perspective on Android changed, and I began to see it as the best OS.

After that, my aunt from abroad gave me an iPhone 5c. I planned to sell it for 15,000 pesos to buy a 10,000-peso Asus phone. However, my mom didn't want me to sell my iPhone 5c, so I used it for two years. When my mom replaced her iPhone 5 with an Oppo F3 Plus, I began looking for affordable branded phones. I chose the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x. After that, my sister's iPhone 6 started to slow down, as did my father's iPhone 6 Plus. This slowdown is proof that even Chinese phones are better than iPhones, given that iPhones use weaker processors.

4 Huawei Huawei is a Chinese multinational technology company founded in 1987. It specializes in telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and smart devices. Huawei is one of the world's largest suppliers of telecommunications infrastructure and has a significant presence in the smartphone market... read more

It's hilarious that people voted Huawei below Micromax and even Asus! Off the record, I own a Huawei Ascend Mate, and I must tell you it's been one year since the launch. I just got my third firmware update, Jelly Bean 4.2.2.

No hardware problems yet, and trust me, I literally throw and drop the phone sometimes. Although my friend got the phone's screen broken, it was replaced under warranty without any hassle in just four days. Amazing service.

No doubt, Huawei is making great phones and now on a budget. The camera quality is satisfying, and the chipset they are using is very good. It drains the battery in a very optimized way. This provides good battery life.

The dual-camera setup makes a great difference. It takes photography to the next level. Huawei's UI is the best, and the camera modes are awesome. They give you access to professional photography.

5 LG LG Electronics Inc. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, South Korea. LG Electronics is a part of LG Corporation, the fourth largest chaebol in South Korea, and often considered as the pinnacle of LG Corp with the group's chemical and battery division... read more

LG has been around as long as Samsung and Motorola, and those three should at least be ranked higher than Apple. Until Apple offers an iPhone that is cheaper, includes a micro SD card slot without requiring a separate adapter, and restores the headphone jack, it doesn't deserve to be on any list as a good product to buy.

In contrast, LG is an awesome company, and I have always enjoyed their products.

Their phones are both cheaper and better than Apple's and Samsung's, and they are the only brand that doesn't practice planned obsolescence by preventing you from getting a new battery.

6 Sony Sony Group Corporation, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan... read more

I just bought a Sony phone a few weeks ago. After using it, I must say that Sony should be number one. Samsung phones are reliable and good, but if we're talking about gaming, performance, camera, and display, then Sony is unbeatable.

My brothers use Samsung, and I've seen their phones. Samsung's camera is bad and offers few features. There isn't even a "Music" folder in Samsung. You have to play MP3 files using 'My Files.' But Sony phones have great features, and most Sony phones are waterproof.

Apple iPhones are good, but Sony and Apple phones differ in their operating systems. I prefer Sony. It is great and the best!

7 Motorola Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States. After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company split into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011... read more

It's a great smartphone that provides a purer Android experience than most other phones. It offers features like touchless controls, as seen in the Moto X 2nd Gen. It also offers a lot of customization options, with more than 2000 ways to customize the device.

Anyway, Motorola is one of the best smartphone manufacturers in the world. Besides, they are the creators of wireless phones.

The best smartphone I've ever used. The Motorola system itself is steady, always robust, and very reliable. Any problems with this brand that I've had over the years have primarily been either software-related or problems with the Verizon network itself.


This is absolutely innovative! They created a unique charging system called the Voltage Open Loop Multi-Step Constant Current Charging system, or VOOC for short. When the battery gets low, it increases the charge until it's fully charged in 30 minutes or less. And yes, I dream of having an OPPO Neo 7 because of its higher clarity and resolution when it comes to selfies, videos, and screen display. I don't just like it. I love it!

Hopefully, in 2016, OPPO should climb up eight or more notches to secure a spot in the top 10. It would be even better if OPPO could be in the top 3 after Samsung and Apple. The best-case scenario would be for OPPO to take the number 1 spot, surpassing Samsung!


Definitely the best, despite a few faults in the 2011 models. The HTC One series, especially the top-end flagships, are the most beautiful smartphones ever. Apple and Samsung take no risks and bring out the same phones every year with minimal changes. In contrast, HTC always makes a complete change. Try to find a substantial difference between the S3 and the S4, or the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5. You'll see there are none. However, find a difference between the One X and the One, and there are many, including physical design and general beauty. The One is the first phone to be completely made of aluminum and also introduced Ultrapixels.

10 Vivo

Same as Oppo, Vivo also seems to have become a smartphone brand that has successfully topped the global smartphone market along with Xiaomi, Samsung, Apple, and Asus. The performance, price, and camera offered by these smartphones make them highly desirable and sought after by many people.

Best for the price. Indian made. Proud of it.

Man, Vivo is really awesome. Just try their smartphones and you will realize.

The Contenders
11 Lenovo Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.

The best mobile phone I've ever had. I have been using mobile phones since 1999, but Lenovo is the best one I've had in my life. It's awesome, a real duet.

Lenovo brought a revolution in smartphone competition. It offers smartphones with the best features and at a mid-range budget. It also has good services. Now, other companies are afraid of it.

My phone is a Lenovo A3500HV series. The sound quality is medium, the clarity of the camera view is a bit low-level (not really clean), the connection is fast (using WiFi), and the storage is not so large (low to medium size).

12 Nokia Nokia Corporation (natively Nokia Oyj, referred to as Nokia; stylized as NOKIA) is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics corporation, established in 1865. Nokia's main headquarters are in Espoo, Finland, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area,... read more

Yes, it's back as a savior for those who still pointlessly discriminate against Chinese brands, those who were pointlessly loyal to laggy Samsung phones, and those who were tired of iPhones. Stock Android is as efficient as iOS. Everyone should try Stock Android.

Nokia is the best alternative to Chinese brands, while Samsung is the worst. Stock Android is just unbeatable, and that's what Nokia chose to run. If Chinese brands have become a stumbling block for people to enjoy Stock Android, it's a good thing that Nokia came back to let them enjoy it.

13 Blackberry

BlackBerry is so different. It feels so good when I touch it. They really invested in Research In Motion, so any key pressed feels harmonious. It's hard to explain, but I like the feel of how this phone's software is built.

I actually love the BB10 OS much more than Android. I had promised not to use BlackBerry anymore because of its changing OS, but when I tried the BlackBerry Aurora, I realized it was worth it. I still love BlackBerry.

I've tested many Android and Windows devices, but I've had the best experience with BlackBerry. I've never found better sound quality in any other devices. BlackBerry can't be compared with any other devices. It's special.

My first smartphone was a BlackBerry, and my last one will also be a BlackBerry.

14 ASUS ASUSTeK Computer Inc., (stylized as ΛSUS) is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.

I love the Asus ZenFone 3. It's an awesome phone with a superior and fine camera, a superb home launcher with nice animations, and it's definitely a fantastic mobile. I love Asus.

I love the Asus PadFone. They're catching up. Just give them a little more time to keep producing and selling more, especially if they come to the United States of America. I'm sure they will sell, especially if they also make ads.

I love it. It's just like Samsung. The camera is great, and most of their phones have 1GB or 2GB of RAM. It's also good for gaming. They're catching up a bit due to some problems, but I still love the brand.

15 Micromax

The technology is available to all players. The difference comes from how you use it to optimally cater to the needs and wants of the customer in a reliable way. That's what makes Micromax stand out and is essentially what catapulted it into the hall of fame with the big players.

Way to go, Micromax! You are the star of rapidly growing markets.

Micromax is one of the best phones in the world. It is an Indian smartphone brand, and its speed is faster than Oppo and others like Apple and Motorola. I hope it will rise to the top five next year.

16 Alcatel

I like Alcatel phones. I have several phones, and so far, my most reliable phone is an Alcatel 871 non-smartphone. I also have a Pop, but I still went back to the 871.

Alcatel should be second, and Apple should be third. The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 has specs comparable to an iPhone 6 Plus but at a third of the price. It also has far better speakers.

Alcatel should be in third place because it has cooler and newer features compared to the rest, from third to last. It also has many innovative phones, so it deserves to be in third place.

17 Google Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

We can't make this list without including Google, the creator of the OS for all Android smartphones in the world. Don't get me wrong - they have also created a smartphone that is very high quality and worth buying: the Google Pixel 4.

Google is also the first smartphone brand to get an Android 10 update on their Google Pixel 4 phone.

Fuchsia is an open-source, capability-based operating system developed by Google. This is in contrast to prior Google-developed operating systems, such as Chrome OS.

The quality is among the best, but recently it's also becoming like Samsung. This can be observed by the Pixel's mobile price.

18 Nexus

NEXUS is the best smartphone range (and it's not a specific brand) if you are an all-around Android user. However, their smartphones have no warranty. I don't think it's the best choice for a common user, but otherwise, Nexus is great.

Nexus is an Android smartphone co-developed by Google and LG Electronics. It is the fourth smartphone in the Google Nexus product family and was unveiled on October 29, 2012. It was released on November 13, 2012, and succeeded the Samsung-manufactured Galaxy Nexus.

Nexus is way better than Alcatel.

19 OnePlus One Plus Technology Co., Ltd., commonly referred to as OnePlus, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong.

It's a stock Android phone with features that really matter. If people are choosing iPhone because of longer updates, or Samsung because they think it matches iPhone, what actually matches iPhone is stock Android. If they think that iOS or stock Android is boring, OnePlus is the best choice for them. OnePlus has done a great job maintaining the stock Android feel. Only near-stock Android can beat stock Android.

I rely on some features of Xiaomi's MIUI, but I use a stock Android theme with the Poco launcher. My only drawback to switching from Xiaomi to OnePlus is the proprietary fast-charging technology. However, for most people, simplicity is what matters. Android phones should have a stock Android look by default, and just let the users decide to customize it.

20 ZTE

Come on, guys, these growing companies have great potential in today's smartphone market. ZTE devices offer great value for money and can be very competitive in the market. I believe they are going to step up their game soon to beat big manufacturers like Sam-Plastic and Pineapple!

I used to have a Samsung, Apple, and ZTE phone, and out of all of them, I would prefer ZTE. It is the best and combines all the features you would find in Apple and Samsung. So, I definitely recommend it!

21 Gionee

Great smartphone-making company. The quality is fine, in fact, very fine. It's a brand to watch out for in the future.

Best phone for the price. Awesome display, but very low speakers and low-quality earphone output.

22 Realme

In just five years, Realme has surpassed the top mobile manufacturers to sell 20 million smartphones. Despite various obstacles, new strategies in production and marketing have changed the company's business position. For the first time, it has left giant companies like Samsung and Apple behind. Best of 2024.

Smartphone brands are on the rise because of their modern designs and specifications. Besides this, smartphone brands are also very popular among young people because of their cool designs and affordable prices.

23 Panasonic

Best phone. Great battery. Camera is super.

I also use a smartphone from this company. It's a very cool and believable brand.

24 Tecno

World-class quality smartphone with the best performance. New company in consumer electronics. Very good smartphone company.

Good smartphone brand. A very good mobile. Best smartphone company. Better than all other companies.

Higher-rated mobile phone company. Good mobile phone company all the time.

25 Xolo

The Xolo brand offers the best smartphones for less money.

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