Ein jerk goes through the leaderboards and blame is Samsung: The smartphone tests Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus provide a new order. Not because they are new, but because they are good and measured by the grade of the test as good as any cell phone before. COMPUTER BILD sends all smartphones to the lab and tests the battery, display, reception, camera etc. – regardless of personal preferences. To the top in the mobile phone test, it only manages to deliver clean in all disciplines.

iPhone or Galaxy?

Traditionally, iPhones and Galaxys are fighting for the top spots. An old, much-vaunted rivalry that ultimately does not itch the individual customer: Who wants an iPhone, wants an iPhone. Point. Those who swear by Samsung, access to the Galaxy, regardless of who is in the leaderboard now at the top. Nevertheless, COMPUTER BILD determines in elaborate tests which device has the best overall package. Incidentally, only LG manages to place a smartphone next to Samsung and Apple in the top 10 – and we would not mind a bit more variety. In the following photo series of the best cell phones you can see the ranking including details such as test score and test report – in the mobile leaderboard, there is a clear overview of the ranking at a glance.

Samsung Galaxy S9 © COMPUTER BILD / Michael Huch
Apple iPhone 7 Plus © COMPUTER PICTURE

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Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG & Co.

New dual tip: Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

With model year 2018 of the S-Class, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus , Samsung has completely pushed Apple off the podium. Rounded, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus get the same rating. In a tie, the cheaper device has the edge. First place goes to the Galaxy S9. At the same time, the Galaxy S9 Plus is no worse in second place. Compared to the already good predecessors Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus , the displays have become even better. In the visual test convinced the photos more than ever and perhaps most importantly: The new Galaxys last longer!

Samsung Galaxy S9 © COMPUTER PICTURE

Gamers are looking forward to the Galaxy S9 (Plus) for the first time on stereo sound, longer runtime and (as usual) an excellent display.

Apple iPhone X and 8 against Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Apple’s iPhone X is (at Apple ) the most expensive smartphone. Nevertheless, it is at the end note on the same with the iPhone 8 Plus ( Amazon ). The top iPhones share the note with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 (on Amazon), which is due to the lower prices in the placement. The Note 8 convinces with a bright and sharp display, unlocking by iris scan and operation via screen pen. The iPhone 8 Plus scores at high speed, but the LC display is not as rich in contrast as the OLEDs. The iPhone X enjoys the face recognition and the superior OLED display. There is one thing in common: all three devices offer a convincing camera. At the photo quality of the iPhone X even fail Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.


Lots of display, little frame: The iPhone X Apple is an eye-catcher.

LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony in the smartphone test

The first ranks make Apple and Samsung so under themselves. The only cell phone from another manufacturer in the top 10 is the LG V30 . Sony Xperia XZ1 , HTC U 11 and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro complete the top 20 off the top dogs Apple and Samsung. Maybe the Huawei P20 will soon break the exclusive company at the top of the leaderboard?

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