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Buying a good phone is an expensive business, getting a great camera phone even more so.
My Windows Lumia 950, once the best camera phone in the business, is away being repaired after several months of bad behaviour. While my phone is at Windows HQ, EE have given me a Samsung Galaxy Core (Sm-G361F) to occupy my fingers.
The camera on this phone is so stunningly awful that I desperately want to put it out of its misery by burying it in the garden. The only thing that’s stopped me is that I don’t have a garden.
I can’t emphasise enough how good I think Windows are. Sadly, Windows are withdrawing from the market, so I’m in the market for a new phone.
Here is what I’ve found:
Techadvisor don’t give a No.1 – instead they name four phones as the best:
iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8
Techradar says this:
1. Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
3. Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus
4. iPhone X
5. LG V30
CNET says this
1. Apple iPhone X
2. Google Pixel 2 XL
3. Google Pixel 2
4. LG V30
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Ephotozine says this:
1. Samsung Galaxy S8
2. HTC U11
3. Samsung Galaxy S7
4. Honor 9 Dual Camera
5. Moto X Play
Samsung Galaxy and iPhone both performed well previously, though were fiercely challenged by Nokia (which later became Windows). Now, it’s the Google Pixel which is the challenger.
I stay away from Apple because they have turned transferring images between devices into an electronic riddle. And anyone who has tried to switch from Apple to Android will have probably experienced the joy of not being able to receive any text messages.
I’m hoping the Google Pixel has a friendlier operating system than Apple and Android because, quite frankly, I hate them both. The Windows system was quite beautiful.