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The Best Mobile Phone to Buy Now

By Mark Yeong - 21 Nov 2022

The Best Mobile Phone to Buy Now

With the year drawing to a close, most of the anticipated phones have already been released by the major manufacturers. Notable launches include the iPhone 14 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Google Pixel 7 Pro. If you're in the market for a new phone, it is a good time to check out any year-end promotions to get that brand new phone you might have been holding off for. Let's take a look at some of the best phone releases of 2022 and explore some key changes that might help you decide.

Apple: Best Top-End iPhone | Best Budget iPhone | Useful Accessories

Android: Best Top-End Phone | Best Style | Best For K-Drama Lovers | Best Basic Phone | Best Budget Phones | Our 2022 Pick | Useful Accessories

 

Apple

Apple's latest release for the year is the iPhone 14 line up. The biggest noticeable change was on the iPhone 14 Pro, with a new feature called Dynamic Island. Dynamic island interacts with the now pill shape cut out to display useful interactions and information when using different applications. Apart from changes to top of the line Apple devices, upgrades to the iPhone SE processor also make it more current for today's market.

 

Best Top-End Phone: iPhone 14 Pro

One of the best phones to pick up if you have the budget. The iPhone 14 Pro gets the new A16 Bionic chip that is noticeably faster than last year's A15 Bionic chip. You also get always-on display which will allow you to look at certain information without the need to pick up the phone. Of course, the new iPhone 14 Pro has a new feature called Dynamic Island that cleverly interacts with the pill-shaped notch on the display that shapeshifts in response to your inputs.

Read more about the iPhone 14 Pro here

Buy it now (256 GB) for S$1,819 

 

Best Budget-Friendly Phone - iPhone SE (2022)

Definitely a great choice for those wanting to be in the Apple ecosystem but on a budget. The iPhone SE retains the design of the iPhone 8 from 2017, but with much more power under the hood. It comes with the A15 Bionic chip used in the iPhone 13 and still features the classic Touch ID sensor for biometric authentication.

With most Apple products, the build quality is excellent, and features an all-metal and glass body. With similar performance and functionality to its pricier siblings, the iPhone SE (2022) is a good no-frills choice for those who just need an Apple mobile phone.

Read more about the iPhone SE 2022 here

Buy it now (256 GB) for S$939 

 

Useful Accessories

With Apple removing the charging adapter from phone purchases, you'll need some necessary accessories to complete the package. Here are some of our accessory picks to protect that brand new iPhone, keeping it in great condition for months to come.

 

Android

With more options available, Android users are spoilt for choice when it comes to phones. With less gatekeeping, Android users have the luxury of seeing manufacturers push new technologies into Android mobile devices quicker, such as a foldable screen with the Samsung Z Flip4. With a wide array of options, there is certainly a model that will meet your needs.

Best Top-End Phone - Google Pixel 7 Pro

Feel the need for a 'better everything' phone? The Google Pixel 7 Pro will fill that need with its 6.7-inch AMOLED panel that runs with variable refresh rates of 10-120Hz. The Pixel 7 Pro is also equipped with an additional 48MP telephoto shooter, that gives you 5x optical zoom. It also has zoom stabilisation which activates when reaching 15x zoom or higher. So if you're looking for a great stock Android phone with superb camera capabilities, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is a worthy choice for Android users.

Read more about the Google Pixel 7 Pro here

Buy it now (256GB) for S$1,499 

 

Best Style - Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung's flagship phone is an excellent device to consider if you're into the fashionable design aesthetics of the Galaxy S22 series. The S22 also comes in two variants, the S22+ that sports a larger 6.6-inch screen and the S22 Ultra that has a 6.8-inch display. The S22 Ultra also comes with S pen stylus for improved note taking on the device. Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones feature Samsung's Armour Aluminium frames and Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus+ for improved strength and durability.

Read more about the Samsung S22 lineup here

Buy it now (128GB, White) for S$971 (U.P. S$1,178)

 

Best For K-Drama Lovers - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

Popularised by Korean dramas, you often see lead actor and actresses make make use of the Samsung Galaxy Flip as their choice phone. The flip out function adds a tinge of character and style when using it, and folds down into a compact footprint for easy storage and transportation. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 features Samsung's Armour Aluminium frames for increase rigidity and durability. Pick up Samsung Care + for better coverage, it includes complementary, one-time Screen Protective Film replacement for both Main and Cover Screens on Galaxy Z Flip4 and one-time Screen Replacement at only $100 under Samsung Care+.

Read more about the Samsung Z Flip4 here

Buy it now (512GB, Bora Purple) for S$1,748 - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
 

Best Basic Phone - Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a is a more budget-friendly option for Android phone users. It features a under-display fingerprint sensor, a first for mid-range Pixel phones. You will also get to enjoy Android OS updates directly from Google and a stock Android experience without the bloatware. The Pixel 6a comes with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED panel and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch protection.

Read more about the Google Pixel 6a here

Buy it now  (128GB) for S$499 (U.P. $699)
 

Best Budget (Style) - Samsung Galaxy S21FE

Another line up to consider in Samsung's S series is the Samsung S21FE (Fan Edition). The S21FE brings about the qualities of the S21, Samsung's flagship of 2021 to a more budget friendly pricing. The S21FE features a slightly larger display of 6.4-inch and increased batter capacity of 4500mah. Designed for those looking for flagship phone features at a lower price.

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy S21FE here

Buy it now  (128GB, Black) for S$854.19
 

Best No-Frills Budget - Xiaomi 11T Pro

If you're not concerned about branding, Xiaomi delivers bang for your buck flagship performance at a very affordable price. The 11T Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, as well as a 120Hz AMOLED display. Xiaomi's 11T Pro 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay also boasts 1000-nits peak brightness, HDR10+ support, and P3 wide-colour gamut, making it great for media content.

Read more about the Xiaomi 11T Pro here

Buy it now  (256GB, Moonlight White) for S$665

 

Best Overall for 2022 (Android)

The Samsung Galaxy S22 seems to come up as a great value for a flagship phone. The phone has a really great processor and is fitted with a good quality camera setup for great images. At the current pricing it just shouts value and you get a well built device for the price. However a notable mention will be the Xiaomi 11T, which too delivers great value with a larger display and older generation processor, it still packs a punch and is definitely worth considering when choosing an Android device.

Buy it now (128GB, White) for S$971 (U.P. S$1,178)

 

Useful Accessories

Protecting your mobile device with a case and screen protector help with the longevity of your mobile device and keep it in great condition for years to come. 

To find the ideal protection for your phone, check out the Spigen store for their wide selection of high quality cases and accessories for most mobile devices.

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