Today, cell phones are used for so much more than making calls and sending texts. People practically live on their phones, especially younger people such as teenagers and kids. Everywhere you look people are on their cell phones. People use their phones to connect to one another without even seeing each other in person. With what seems like a new batch of phones every year, improvements are constantly being made. Faster interfaces, better cameras, and phone security are always being improved upon. So, take a look at the phones that have come out this year.

Samsung Galaxy S9

At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S9 looks like last years S8, but there are many new features. It sports a camera that rivals that of the iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2. Samsung added new features for photos to the S9. New speakers and a super fast processor was also added to the newest rendition of the Samsung Galaxy. Samsung also managed to fix problems with their fingerprint sensor.

This phone comes in a variety of colors and the dimensions are quite large for a handheld device. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a screen size of 5.8 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a much larger screen size of 6.2 inches. The edge to edge screen with rounded corners allows users to use that much more of the phone. The phone’s resolution is Full HD by default, but it can be changed to Quad HD in its settings.

Apple’s iPhone X

Apple recently released their new version of the iPhone. The iPhone X is superior to all of the iPhones from previous years. With capacities upwards of 256 Gigabytes, the iPhone X can store just about anything. The screen has a display spanning over 5.8 inches and users can utilize the entire screen. It features HDR display and OLED multi-touch display as well. Like previous versions of the iPhone, the camera is awesome and the fingerprint scanner works like a charm. However, unlike previous versions, the iPhone X has 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps. The iPhone X’s camera can be compared to that of a professional camera. It also supports slo-mo video at 1080p.

The battery life of the iPhone X is substantially better than previous versions. For example, compared to the iPhone 7, the iPhone X battery lasts up to two hours longer. Additionally, the new iPhone can charge super fast. It only takes thirty minutes for the phone to charge itself up to 50%. The lithium batteries are rechargeable and can charge wirelessly if equipped with the wireless charger.

Google Pixel 2

For those of you who don’t know, Google made a phone. And now, there is a second version of it. The Google Pixel 2 has 4GB of RAM and can either be purchased to have 64GB or 128GB of memory. The phone’s screen size is 5 inches and displays 1080 x 1920 resolution. The camera rivals the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X. Additionally, the Google Pixel 2 has stereo speakers and a headphone jack adapter that can be used by almost any set of headphones

Furthermore, the Google Pixel 2 comes with a fingerprint scanner like the other phones only its rear-mounted. The Google Pixel 2 XL has a larger screen by an entire inch making it a 6-inch phone screen. The extra large version of the Google Pixel 2 is basically the same phone just larger.

What to Look Out For

Honestly, a new phone is basically made every year by every company. Each year the prices go up and the phones get slightly better. It really puts into perspective if these new phones are even worth it. Well, if you want the best of the best then sure, go for it. But if your phone from last year still works perfectly fine, then don’t sweat getting a new phone. It isn’t necessary! New phones will come out every year, so you won’t be missing much.

However, these newer phones are pretty extraordinary. Mobile devices being produced and improved upon every year displays how determined humans are to improve. The continuous improvement of daily life is inspiring. Development of new computers, applications, and phones themselves are incredible to witness.

You can experience the newest technology and witness first-hand how far technologically we have come by trying out any of these new phones. They truly are incredible, but they should not be worshiped.