Many Android phones are similar, but fortunately there are still brands that do something new from time to time. In this article, we discuss the 5 smartphones with the best design of 2021!
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The smartphones with the best design of 2021
There may not be a dispute over taste, but we will try. In this article, we put the five smartphones in a row that have the best design of 2021 for us. In doing so, we look not only at how beautiful the devices are, but also at the functionality of the design.
Google Pixel 6 (Pro)
Google regularly causes controversy in the design of its smartphones. The Pixel 3 XL, for example, goes down in history as the phone with the biggest and ugliest notch of all time. With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google moved the chin to the top, making it look like you were holding the smartphones incorrectly.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are also notable to say the least. The cameras are located in a huge beam, which runs the entire width of the back. You have to like it, but we think it’s a cool design. If you opt for the orange variant, the smartphone also has a nice retro look.
→ Read our review of the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
The Fairphone 4 is not mothers’ most beautiful, but we still include it in our overview of the smartphones with the best design of 2021. The reason is obvious: you can easily disassemble and repair this device yourself. It is also possible to get a better camera in the long run, for example, without having to buy a brand new device.
So you buy a very responsible smartphone with the Fairphone 4. Incidentally, this is not only in the repairability, but also in the materials used. These have been won as sustainably as possible. The back is even made of one hundred percent recycled plastic.
→ Read our review of the Fairphone 4
Oppo Reno 6
Do you prefer a striking appearance? The Oppo Reno 6 has a very nice design with straight sides that remind you of the iPhone 13. They are finished like the back mat. This makes it easier to see fingerprints on the device.
This finish is officially called ‘Oppo glow’. If you keep the Reno 6 in the right light, you will see a beautiful glitter on the back. This is definitely not a smartphone to put away in a case. The camera island is made of milk glass, which fits in very well with the rest of the design.
→ Read our review of the Oppo Reno 6
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
With the third generation of the Galaxy Z Fold, Samsung has done something special. Not only is the hinge flatter and stronger, the foldable smartphone is now also waterproof. That’s a neat performance with such a pretty vulnerable design. That’s why the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 absolutely belongs in the line of smartphones with the best design of 2021.
In addition, the hole for the selfie camera has disappeared. Well, a little then. The camera is hidden behind the screen, but not so well. It’s a little close to where you are, but you’re often seeing the area where the lens is located just sitting there. The pixel density is a lot lower here. Hopefully Samsung will fix that in the next version.
→ Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Motorola Moto G100
The Motorola Moto G100 is not only much more powerful, but also a lot nicer than many other smartphones from the manufacturer. Depending on how the light falls, the back has a purple or blue glow. This beautiful gradient gives the Moto G100 a luxurious look, certainly in combination with the matte finish.
The front of the device is less noticeable, but certainly sleek. Unfortunately, the dual selfie camera does detract from that. Nevertheless, we are happy that Motorola with the Moto G100 shows that it can compete with the top of the market on many levels.
→ Read our review of the Motorola Moto G100
What do you think is the smartphone with the best design?
That was them, the 5 smartphones that have the best design of 2021 for us. Are you in love with another phone? Let us know in the comments below this article!