Smartphones have now become an essential part of our lives, they help us enormously, from the early morning alarm to the late-night chats. But we all differ in one thing, way of using/operating it, and it depends mostly on our age sets. Teenagers these days are more into gaming and stuff, while the elders are into normal use, texting and calling, maybe some internet surfing too. So, to suggest the best of best, we need to take note of several things, the performance, battery consumption, storage, and the utmost priority these days i.e. camera quality and some more things.

I’m excluding the budget factor here, as I’m going to suggest the ‘best’ smartphones available in 2021. So, let’s not take much of the time and expose the treasure.

1. iPhone 12 Series(5G)

As you may have guessed, yeah it’s the Apple again, right on the top. In October last year, Apple revealed it’s series 12 of iPhones in the event named “Hi, speed“. Apple launched four variants of iPhone 12 series. Namely iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 pro max.

iPhone 12 series is the first set of smartphones proposed by Apple which support 5G. With its stunning looks, it is rocking the market right now. All the four variants differ in several aspects such as dimensions and cameras, etc. Choose from the four, whichever suits you well.


  1. iPhone 12 mini
  • Finish: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
  • Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Weight: 133 grams
  • Display: 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR Display
  • Splash water and dust resistant: Rated IP68(Max depth of 6 metres up to 30 minutes)
  • Chip: A14 Bionic Chip
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP camera system; ultra-wide(ƒ/2.4 aperture), wide(ƒ/1.6 aperture)
  • Front Camera: 12MP camera(ƒ/2.2 aperture)
  • Security: Face ID
  • Cellular: 5G
  • Accessories(add-ons): MagSafe(wireless charging)

2. iPhone 12

iPhone 12 is almost the same as the iPhone 12 mini. Few differences it has are as follows:

  • Weight: 162 grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch

plus a slight difference in the battery. As it’s bigger, hence it provides more playback hours than iPhone 12 mini. Everything else is identical to the mini.

3. iPhone 12 Pro

  • Finish: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
  • Capacity: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Weight: 187 grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch all-screen OLED, super retina XDR display
  • Splash, water and dust resistant: IP68 rated(max depth of 6 metres up to 30 minutes)
  • Chip: A14 Bionic chip
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Triple camera system[ultra-wide(ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view), wide(ƒ/1.6 aperture), telephoto(ƒ/2.0 aperture)]
  • Front Camera: 12MP camera(ƒ/2.2 aperture)
  • Security: Face ID
  • Cellular: 5G
  • Battery: Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Sensors: Face ID, LiDAR scanner, barometer, Three‑axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

the LiDAR sensor measures the area surrounding it helps in enhancing the photography. Exclusively available only in the 12 pro and 12 pro max.

4. iPhone 12 pro max

Again, like the differences that iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 had, the iPhone 12 pro and pro max differs in the same aspects.

  • Weight: 226 grams
  • Display: 6’7 -inch

the pro max is comparably bigger than the iPhone 12 pro, hence it provides few more hours of video playback, perks of having a bigger phone.

2. Samsung S21 Ultra 5G

The runner-up for the “top 3 best smartphones to buy in early 2021” is Samsung S21 Ultra 5G. It just launched on January 14th 2021. And yet to come to India for sale soon, within a few days or maybe weeks. This top-notch smartphone from Samsung is ruling the android domain at current.

If you’re an Android person, then I hope it would be the best fit for you. Though literature is not enough to define it exactly, so let’s move to some interesting features it has.


  • Finish: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, Phantom Brown
  • Weight: 227 grams(sub6), 229 grams(mmWave)
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Display: 6.8-inch, 120hz Dynamic AMOLED
  • OS: Android 11
  • RAM: 12GB/16GB
  • Chip: Exynos 2100 (5nm)
  • Primary Camera: Quad-camera system- 108MP(wide), 12MP(ultra-wide), 10MP(periscope telephoto), 10MP(telephoto)
  • Front camera: Single 40MP camera
  • Battery: 5000mAh, with fast-charging up to 25W
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

3. OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T, latest smartphone proposed by the Chinese firm “one plus” at the end of last year. Before the 8T, the 8 Pro was rocking the market and it still is, but 8T took the place as it has all the features embedded in the 8 Pro and the 8T is cheaper than the pro.

OnePlus is known for it’s budget Android smartphones with all the required features, and it is quite fast than you could expect.


  • Finish: Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • Display: 6.55-inch, 120hz Fluid AMOLED
  • OS: Oxygen OS based on Android 11
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB,256GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh, with warp charge 65W
  • Primary Camera: 48MP(main camera), 16MP(ultra-wide), 5MP(macro lens), 2MP(monochrome lens)
  • Connectivity: 5G
  • Sensors: In-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, sensor core, flicker detect sensor

We provided you with the best available choices of smartphones to buy in early 2021, now the decision is yours. Each of the three is unique in itself and the best of all. No matter which one you choose, you’ll feel satisfied with your decision.

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