Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Google Pixel 7 Pro and other top smartphones of the year 2022, and what makes them the ‘best’

Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Google Pixel 7 Pro and other top smartphones of the year 2022, and what makes them the ‘best’

The year 2022 has been a big year in terms of smartphone launches. We have seen as many as almost 5 major launches in January 2022 itself. The rest of the year, at least until Diwali, was no different. Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi, Oppo and others launched several impressive phones during the year. We have selected 15 phones launched during the year that Team Gadgets Now considers to be the best smartphones of the year 2022.

Apple iPhone 14 ProiPhone 14 Pro Max Most dynamic iPhones of the year


Apple iPhone 14 Pro/iPhone 14 Pro Max: Most ‘dynamic’ iPhones of the year

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro bring some big changes to the iPhone lineup. These include Dynamic Island and a largest camera ever for iPhones after 2016. Add to this, always on display, action mode for videos and improved battery life. This makes them one of the best phones money can buy.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Best Android Flagship


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Best Android flagship

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is basically a ‘do it all’ flagship smartphone. It’s powered by one of the most powerful chipsets, a 108MP quad camera setup, faster S-Pen and a beautiful curved display that makes it the best Android flagship smartphone of 2022.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 Unique gets more refined


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Unique becomes more refined

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the foldable smartphone to buy. It offers the flexibility of a compact smartphone and a tablet in a single device. Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a new taskbar that offers intuitive multitasking experience, flagship camera. All in all, it’s not a huge upgrade over its predecessor, but much nicer and more refined.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Best Android Camera Phone


Google Pixel 7 Pro: Best Android Camera Phone

Google Pixel smartphones are known for their cameras and Pixel 7 Pro is no different. It comes with a new 50MP + 12MP + 48MP triple camera setup which is one of the most intelligent cameras you can get. Other features of the phone include improved speech recognition; bold new design and processor (Tensor G2 chipset).

Oppo Reno 8 Pro Outstanding design


Oppo Reno 8 Pro: Outstanding design

Oppo Reno 8 Pro is one of the most beautiful phones on the market right now. The unibody glass design covers the entire back, shaped to cover the camera bump. And that camera module on the back with the big cutouts for the sensor and flash is a tribute to vintage cinema cameras. Other than that, the phone comes with pretty good processor, wireless charging and IP rating.

Nothing Phone 1 It's different


Nothing Phone (1): This is different

Nothing Phone (1) is the most unique design smartphone launched in 2022. It has a transparent back with a Glyph interface. The mid-range smartphone packs some pretty powerful specs for its price.

OnePlus 10 Pro Comprehensive Package


OnePlus 10 Pro: Comprehensive package

OnePlus 10 Pro is the company’s flagship phone that boasts of flagship specifications. Other than the powerful specs on paper, it also offers sleek design, impressive display and 80W fast charging (with charger in the box).

OnePlus Nord 2T Value for money


OnePlus Nord 2T: Value for money

OnePlus Nord 2T is the company’s affordable smartphone that offers really good value for money. It is a good buy for those looking for good performance, beautiful display and compact form factor.

iQoo 9T Focused on performance


iQoo 9T: Focused on performance

iQoo 9T is one of the most affordable Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered smartphones making it one of the most powerful smartphones in its segment. All in all, the phone is a capable smartphone that can be called an all-rounder in an affordable premium range.

Vivo X80 Pro Versatile camera


Vivo X80 Pro: Versatile camera

Vivo X80 Pro+ is one of the most versatile camera phones of 2022. One can say that one of the best camera phones of 2021 gets better with Vivo X80 Pro+. The phone comes with an updated gimbal camera on the back that offers impressive image and video stabilization. In addition, it offers a Zeiss brand cameras.

Redmi K50i Budget Gaming Smartphone


Redmi K50i: Budget Gaming Smartphone

Redmi K50i is one of the most affordable gaming smartphones launched this year. It packs some powerful internals in its price range with Dimensity 8100 processor, 144Fhz display, up to 12GB of RAM, making it a complete gaming smartphone package.

Moto Edge 30 Ultra flagship specs with 200 MP camera


Moto Edge 30 Ultra: flagship specifications with 200 MP camera

Moto Edge 30 Ultra is the first 200MP smartphone. Apart from the camera, it is also a great looking smartphone with flagship specs like Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 144Hz AMOLED display and more. Not to forget the clean Android interface.

Realme GT 2 Design and Performance


Realme GT 2: Design and performance

Realme GT2 also has a unique rear panel finish alongside the performance. GT 2 comes in a unique ‘paper’ finish in white and green colours. Then there’s also your regular glass plate version, which comes in black. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, making it a well-balanced device.

Poco F4 Feature packed budget phone


Poco F4: Feature packed budget phone

Poco F4 offers a pretty interesting package at an affordable price. It features a 120Hz AMOLED display with HDR10+, Dolby Vision and 1300 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 870 5G chipset with up to 12GB of RAM. Overall a powerful device full of features at its price point.
Apple iPhone SE 3rd generation The only true compact smartphone of 2022


Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation): The only ‘real’ compact smartphone of 2022

You have compact smartphones and you have Apple iPhone SE – the compact smartphone in the real sense. Despite the same design as the previous generations, the iPhone SE 2022 still retains its charm. It runs on the A15 Bionic chipset that also powers the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, so the best option for iPhone lovers who miss the old iPhone design, aka Home Button and small form factor.

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