Choosing a smartphone is no longer a simple task. Companies themselves face intense competition with the rising number of upcoming smartphone brands that are taking over the market. This puts pressure on them to continuously introduce new features and designs to put themselves above the current market.

How does the consumer come into mind then? With new technologies launched every other day, you’ll need to discern which specifications suit your daily activities. Then, you’ll get the best value for money! Luckily here, we’ve done the work for you. Check out some of our recommendations!

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Best smartphone with an AMOLED display - suitable for gaming
Price from SGD858.00
Shopee Singapore SGD858.00

Samsung’s flagship Note 9 drives mobile gaming to new heights. This wide 6.4–inch phone hosts the powerful Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB RAM. Enjoy an immersive high-definition gaming experience with the Super AMOLED HDR screen and long-lasting 4000 mAh battery. You can even pair it with the Samsung VR device for Virtual Reality gaming.   


2. iPhone XS

Best smartphone camera - for photography and video
Price from SGD1,525.00
Shopee Singapore SGD1,525.00

Not many phones can boast a shooting capacity of [email protected] video. With the iPhone XS, your DSLR is going to collect dust. The dual 12MP (wide-angle + telephoto lens) rear cameras are powered with a faster, more intelligent sensor for greater colour accuracy and sharper image detail. Apple has also improved its portrait mode to feature adjustable Depth Control.  

3. Nokia 7 Plus

Best Android smartphone - with Android One
Price from SGD599.00
Shopee Singapore SGD599.00

Users of the Nokia 7 Plus get to enjoy the benefits of the Android One – exclusive Google updates and bloatware-free assurance. Besides that, this phone has an impressive aluminium body with a ceramic-feel coating.

Powered by the Snapdragon 660 with 4GB RAM, the phone delivers decent performance for phones around its price range. What’s more, its ZEISS optic lenses (12MP+13MP) captures sharp photos.

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Best smartphone with a stylus - suitable for artists
Price from SGD1,010.00
Shopee Singapore SGD1,010.00

A stylus and a wide screen are crucial for creative artists on the go. For those who want to travel light, the Note 8 is a considerable 2-in-1 alternative. After all, the Note 8’s 6.3–inch SUPER AMOLED screen and Samsung S-Pen perfectly fits an artist’s needs. It also features a solid smartphone camera for photography enthusiasts.  

5. LG V30+

Best smartphone for music
Price from SGD910.00
Shopee Singapore SGD910.00

The LG V30+ is made with audiophiles in mind. The smartphone has chosen to retain its headphone jack despite the trend of companies doing away with them. What is striking is that the phone’s 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC delivers the full potential of expensive earphones/headphones to give you the best audio experience possible. Besides that, it’s also the first smartphone to introduce the MAQ format.

6. Moto G5 Plus

Best with the longest battery life - suitable for Grab drivers
Price from SGD349.00
Shopee Singapore SGD349.00

The widely praised Moto G5 Plus is an affordable alternative for Grab drivers who are constantly on the road. Tests have shown that the G5 Plus ranks near the top for battery life. It’s also equipped with fast charging TurboPower technology. The 5.2–inch full-HD screen is undeterred by direct sunlight, resulting in visible screens during your afternoon rides.

7. Samsung Galaxy S5

Best with a removable battery - suitable for elderly people
Price from SGD269.00
Shopee Singapore SGD269.00

The S5 may be 4 years old, but it has aged well. Its Corning Gorilla Glass screen and water-resistant features are an advantage over the newer smartphones with removable batteries. This means no water accidents and fewer chances of dealing with broken screens. The 5.1–inch Super AMOLED screen makes it reader-friendly for aging eyes too.

8. Moto X4

Best smartphone for kids
Price from SGD299.00
Shopee Singapore SGD299.00

The Moto X4 is a durable, budget-friendly choice for parents. It is certified IP68 water-resistant alongside its Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The compact smartphone size (148.4 x 73.4 x 8 mm) is suitable for a child’s grasp. Furthermore, its Snapdragon 630 octa-core 2.2 GHz processor adequately covers your child’s mobile gaming activities.

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