After examining the best budget and midrange devices, it’s time for the best high-end smartphones of 2021. In other words: the fastest, most beautiful and most expensive Android phones of the moment. These are our favorites.
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Video: the best high-end phones of 2021
The year is coming to an end and like you Android Planet are used to, we look at the best smartphones in different price ranges. Hundreds of Android phones appear every year, each with their own pros and cons and unique features. Still, there are five smartphones that stand out with the head and shoulders above the rest.
We’re already looking at the best budget phones and mid-range smartphones, but now is the time for the high-end models. The fastest (but also most expensive) devices of the moment offer the best of the best and appeared in large numbers again in 2021. Check out the five recommendations for Android Planet below.
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Samsung Galaxy S21
We start with the Samsung Galaxy S21, which appeared very early this year. The device introduces minor improvements over the S20, but they all pack well. The Galaxy S21 is especially very complete: it is very fast, has good cameras, a unique design and excellent software.
→ Read the Samsung Galaxy S21 review
OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro should not be missing from this list either. The smartphone excels mainly due to its speed, because it is really very fast. This is partly due to the powerful hardware, but also due to the smooth 120Hz screen – which also looks very nice. The software is also very fluent and nice to work with.
→ Read the OnePlus 9 Pro review
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
You will think: another Samsung. But the Galaxy S21 Ultra is really a different beast than the normal S21. For example, it is much larger, has a nicer screen and a glass housing, instead of plastic. As a result, it simply feels more luxurious and more expensive.
→ Read the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review
Google Pixel 6 Pro
The Google Pixel 6 Pro is a bit of a strange duck in the bite, but it does belong to the best high-end smartphones of 2021. It is, as far as we are concerned, the best Google phone ever made, and in all things truly a flagship. So you can really expect the best of the best.
→ Read the Google Pixel 6 Pro review
Oppo Find X3 Pro
The Oppo Find X3 Pro is perhaps a little less well known, but it is a very nice smartphone. It’s expensive, but you get a lot for it – such as extremely fast hardware, a very nice screen and great cameras. It’s a bit of a shame that zooming in with the Find X3 Pro does not produce beautiful photos.
→ Read the Oppo Find X3 Pro review