December 7, 2020
Looking to upgrade your handset? Here are just a few of the top devices
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Awkward-sounding name aside, the Galaxy Z Fold2 is the ultimate in must-have smartphone tech, thanks to its boundary-pushing use of a fully flexible, foldable main display.
When fully extended, the screen of this phone measures almost eight inches across, making it ideal for doing everything from watching clips and hosting virtual meetings to playing games on the go at sites like Casumo. This means that you effectively get a full tablet-sized device, yet with much-improved portability since it can be folded in half and slipped into a bag or pocket with ease.
The luxury is enhanced further thanks to the range of official colour options that includes metallic gold and silver, and while all of this comes at a price, it is one worth paying for knowing you are at the bleeding edge of mobile hardware.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
If the Android ecosystem occupied by Samsung’s device isn’t for you, and you are a committed acolyte of Apple, then the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the obvious choice for a luxury smartphone purchase.
With 5G connectivity as standard, it is ready for the next generation of super-fast mobile networking. It also features a wealth of other mind-bending capabilities, including a triple-lens main camera array that performs perfectly in low levels of ambient light for those after-dark shooting sessions.
Rounded out with a 6.7 inch Super Retina display, the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers almost as much on-screen real estate as the Galaxy Z Fold2, but with a slimmer form factor.
Motorola RAZR 5G
Back in the mid-noughties, the Motorola RAZR was the mobile that every celebrity worth their salt owned. Its super-slim chassis and flip design made it a critical and commercial success, and almost two decades later it has been revived for the modern era as a fully-fledged smartphone.
The Motorola RAZR 5G follows in the footsteps of the Galaxy Z Fold2 by featuring a flexible display, but this time it comes in a clamshell orientation, making it a blend of retro design with contemporary tech.
It may not be as powerful or capable as some of its competitors, but in terms of sheer wow-factor, it is hard to top this handset.
Oppo Find X2 Pro
While the Oppo brand may be less established than some of its competitors, this manufacturer has continued to prove itself worthy of attention with successive releases of landmark mobiles. The Find X2 Pro is the latest and greatest of its current line-up, and trades blows with the likes of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung’s flagships in terms of technical specs.
The photographic potential is one of this phone’s biggest selling points, with a 32-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies, along with three rear cameras ranging from 13MP to 48MP in resolution for as much shooting flexibility as possible.
The 6.7-inch screen is gorgeously integrated with the body of the device, seeming to sit in it almost seamlessly, with minimal bezels. Overall it is one of the most premium phones in terms of look and feel, and while it may fall short in terms of battery life, it makes a compelling case for itself in most other areas.
The lesson to take away is that you can look outside of the obvious smartphone choices and find luxurious, good looking handsets to fit every lifestyle and budget.