If you want flagship phone and want to have the latest and greatest, and the budget doesn’t matter. You have come to the right place. Here are the top 10 Flagship phones you can buy right now in April 2021.
How to choose the best flagship smartphone for you
The list is divided into the following categories according to every possible niche. From gaming flagship to camera and to the best compact flagship phones. We have listed all of them:
- Best Camera Flagship of April 2021
- Stylus flagship phones of April 2021
- Stock Android flagship phones of April 2021
- Best Foldable Flagships of April 2021
- Gaming flagship phones of April 2021
- Compact Flagship phones of April 2021
- Flagship killer phones of April 2021
- OnePlus Flagship phones of April 2021
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Best Camera Flagship Phones
1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max is the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer. It easily makes it to the number 1 camera flagship phone. It launched in 2020 but still is the best iPhone on the market. This phone comes with the latest Apple A14 Bionic Chip, 6GB RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, a Triple Camera Setup with a 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), a 12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm, and a 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚(ultrawide) with 4K@24/30/60fps, a 6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED display, and a 3687mAh battery with 20w fast charging. It has dual front-facing cameras with a 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), and an SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor).
Other features include MagSafe which supports 15w wireless charging, Face-ID, Dual Tone LED flash, Sensor-Shift Stabilization, and more. The iPhone is definitely a well-known phone in the photography realm, it has one of the most breathtaking portraits as well as landscapes and the night mood has also improved a lot in this phone. Along with the Dolby HDR+, this phone does truly wonders, especially using the LiDar Sensor you can capture low-light portraits without flash. You can get the iPhone 12 Pro Max starting from 1,099$.
2. Samsung S21 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the latest smartphone that Samsung has to offer. It got launched in January 2021. The S21 Ultra is easily one of the best flagships you can get. The S21 Ultra comes with a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) in the US/China but for the international market, it comes with the Exynos 2100 (5 nm). The Phone comes with up to 16GB ram and up to 512GB of Storage.
It has a Quad Camera setup on the back with a main 108MP sensor, a secondary 10MP (10X zoom periscope telephoto), a third 10MP (3X zoom periscope telephoto), and finally a 12MP Ultra-wide SuperSteady lense. Combining them all this makes an awesome camera system. Its zooming capabilities are unreal. And due to that, it is our second best flagship camera smartphone.
On the front of the device, we see a 6.8″ 120Hz AMOLED display with a single front-facing camera of 40MP. This phone also has a huge 5000mAh battery with 25w fast charging. The S21 Ultra’s huge sensors and zooming capabilities take this phone’s camera to a whole new level, pair it with the laser autofocus and you have a DSLR quality photo. You can get a brand new S21 Ultra for 999$ making it a perfect replacement for Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Stylus flagship phones
1. Samsung Note 20 Ultra
We don’t see many phones featuring a pen or a “Note” so for those obvious reasons the Note 20 Ultra is still the best stylus Flagship. Launched in August of 2020 it still is one of the better flagships. The Note 20 Ultra comes with a Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) for the USA and the Exynos 990 for the global variant, along with that it has 12GB ram with up to 256GB of internal storage. It has a Triple-Camera system on the rear including a 108MP primary sensor, a 12MP 5X telephoto, and a 12MP ultra-wide. Top it all off with a 4500mAh battery and 25w fast charging. Not to forget the cherry on top, the S-pen. The Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9″ 120Hz AMOLED display with a 10MP front camera. These are very nice specs and should last you a good time. You can get this phone at a very cheap price below.
Stock Android Flagship
1. Google Pixel 5
Launched in 2020 this is the Google flagship. Comming with the clean stock android for all of you skin haters. Google Pixel 5 comes with a Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) chipset, 8GB ram, 128GB internal storage, a 4080mAh battery, and a Dual Camera Setup with a 12.2MP main and a 16MP ultra-wide. This phone has a 6″ 90Hz OLED display. This phone also takes one of the most beautiful pictures because the Google software does wonders. You can get the Google Pixel 5 for around 700$ right now. This isn’t really a flagship but the latest and greatest stock Android flagship smartphone not to forget the great camera!
Best Foldable Flagship Phone
1. Samsung Galaxy Z-fold 2
If you love the new foldable phones and want the best one, well the Galaxy Z-Fold 2 is just the thing for you. This phone launched in September of 2020 comes with a Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) chipset, 12GB ram with up to 512GB of internal storage. It comes with 2 displays with the outer one being 6.23″ and when opened up the inner display measuring 7.6″ which is great for media consumption. The phone has 3 rear cameras; a 12MP primary, another 12MP telephoto, and another 12MP ultrawide with 4K capabilities. The selfie camera is 10MP on both screens, and we top it all off with a 4500mAh battery capacity. You can get your hands on this device for a cheap price below.
Gaming Flagship Phones
1. ASUS ROG phone 3
launched In July of 2020, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is one of the best Gaming phones that we can recommend. It comes with a stylish gaming design on the back with RGB lighting. The specifications of the phone contain Snapdragon 865+, up to 16GB ram and 512GB storage, a 6.59″ 144Hz AMOLED display, a 6000mAh battery with 30w fast charging. Talking about the rear cameras, it features a triple camera setup containing 64MP wide, 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro. This phone also comes with different accessories to help you in gaming. You can get this for about 1050$. It easily becomes our top gaming flagship phone pick.
Best Compact Flagship
1. Apple iPhone 12 mini
The Apple iPhone 12 mini launched alongside the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max is one of the best mini/compact phones you can get. As most manufacturers love to increase their display size this is a one-of-a-kind phone. The best thing about this is that you don’t lose a lot of performance because of the size as it comes with the same Apple A14 Bionic Chip, 4GB ram, up to 256GB storage, and a 2227mAh battery. The screen is a 5.4″ Super Retina XDR display. Talking about the rear cameras of this flagship iPhone, you get the same dual 12MP + 12MP camera with all the other features as well. You can easily get this for 729$.
Most Affordable Flagships aka Flagship Killers
1. Xiaomi Redmi K40 pro
Not everyone can afford flagships. For those, the Redmi K40 is a true flagship killer phone. The Redmi K40 pro which just launched is a great flagship from Realme. With top-tier specs and an affordable price-tag. The K40 Pro comes with Snapdragon 888, a 4520 mAh battery, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, Wi-Fi 6, 12GB RAM, 128/256GB ROM, and 33W fast charging. Talking about the rear cameras, it has a main 64mp along with an 8mp ultra-wide and a 5mp macro sensor these can go as 4K@30fps in video mode. The display is an E4 AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate with the smallest hole-punch camera. This Android flagship killer phone costs about 435$
2. Samsung S21
This 2021 flagship of Samsung is the cheapest is the S21 series but, it does not give up on the specs. The S21 comes with a Snapdragon 888 for the USA and an Exynos 2100 for international models. other than that it comes with 8GB of ram, up to 512GB storage, a 6.2″ 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4000mAh battery. Talking about the rear cameras, It has a triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary, a 12MP telephoto, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. You can get this phone for around 650$
3. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Galaxy S20 FE is a perfect flagship killer device. It comes at an aggressive price point yet provides a lot more price to performance ratio. The Galaxy phone features a 6.5-inch SAMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Snapdragon 865 is powering the phone. There is a quad-camera setup of 12MP+8MP+12MP. While you get a 32MP selfie shooter. The phone is fueled by a 4500mAH battery and can be fast-charged at 25W.
OnePlus Flagship Phones
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus has launched OnePlus 9 Pro with a collaboration. They have collaborated with Hassel Blad, the same company that captured the human who first stepped on the moon. Hassel Bald has worked on the camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro. It also comes with Snapdragon 888, one of the best displays in the industry. It has a 120Hz SAMOLED display, 65W fast charging, and a beautiful design. It is the best for performance, display, and software experience.
2. OnePlus 9
OnePlus 9 is the watered-down version of the Pro and hence is cheaper. But still, it has all the features you would expect from a flagship. Snapdragon 888? Tick. 65W fast charging? Tick. Best flat display? Tick. You are missing a curved display on the vanilla but hey, a flat display is better in some scenarios. It runs a light Oxygen OS which will keep the device running smoothly. It is a decent flagship phone and will cost you around $729.99.
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