Huawei's latest phone is something pretty special. The Mate 20 Pro packs more groundbreaking technology into it than anyone else, but unlike most bleeding devices, it offers a great experience.
It looks like an iPhone XS paired with a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, with a large curved 6.39 in OLED screen and big notch at the top. The screen is great and hides a good pressure-sensitive fingerprint scanner on the display. The curved sides and narrow width make the massive screen manageable. The top notch hides the 3D Face Detection System using the same technology as Apple's Face ID.
If that were not enough, it's a brilliant triple camera system on the back that gives you up to 5x hybrid zoom and all down to 0.6x for wide-angle photos, making instant panoramas. The front-facing selfie camera is also not bad.
Performance is top-notch while battery life is close to dual competition. There is wireless charging on the back, which can even solve other devices wirelessly on a switch. The 40W cable charger is also super fast.
Huawei's EMUI is not the best Android experience available, but it's much better on older versions. The glass back can even have a wine-like texture to it, which makes it less slippery and rejects fingerprints.
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The oldest phone here, released one month before the rest, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is another animal.
It's the one the oldest phone here, released one month before the rest. Has a stunning 6.4in OLED display, a top-of-the-line processor, expandable storage, a large dual rear camera, wireless charging and even a headphone jack the only phone here to do it.
But it's the pointer that pops up from a port at the bottom of the phone that sets it apart. It may be small but it's one of the best you can buy on any any device. Draw, write, annotate, poke, prod and even click on camera release clean with the new Bluetooth button on the remote control, to your heart rate. When done, just split it into the bottom and forget it. The control unit is charged in seconds, once anchored, and lasts approx. 30 minutes continuous use.
At this moment Note 9 only runs the older Android 8.1 version, not the latest Android 9 Pie as the rest.
Rating: For those who need a productive power plant, note 9 is the one.
Apple iPhone XS is without doubt the best, smaller phone on the market. The 5.8 in the OLED screen is brilliant, while the entire screen design is space-saving, which means it has a big screen squeezed into a small body.
It also has a superfast processor, great performance and outstanding Face Identification Face Detection System. The home button has been replaced with Apple's first-rate gesture system, which takes about 10 minutes to adjust.
The double camera system on the back is also good, offering some of the best detailed pictures, zoom and low light performance. Apple's excellent portrait mode is fun, and it's the animoji face tracking.
Battery life is just OK and is able to get through most days, but you have to charge it before heading out for a night in town. Wireless charging on the back makes it easy, but the included cable charger is quite slow.
It's also super expensive, but it has a luxurious feeling that is unmatched in 2018, and it's heavier than you might expect, so it feels like you get £ 1000 on the phone. Most users will keep it in a case because the glass front and the backside will smash if it falls.
Rating: Affordable, but the best iPhone available and a brilliant combination of size and capacity.
OnePlus 6T shows you do not need £ 900 plus to buy state-of-the-art technology.
With the excellent OnePlus 6, the 6T has a great fingerprint sensor on the display and a small, widow-like heel for the selfie camera. For £ 500, you get top-of-the-line specifications, great storage, dual-sim support and a brilliant screen. You also get a good, but not the best, dual-camera system on the back, a good self-image camera on the front and good battery life.
OnePlus 6T is a brutally fast device with an Android experience that is second only to Google Pixel 3. Gaming performance is also solid, while there are many customization options, including a solid set of motion-competing movements that compete with Apple.
Despite having a glass back, there is no wireless charge, but the cable charger is very fast.
Rating: It may not have the best camera, but you must use almost twice to get a better phone than this.  £ 739
Pixel 3 is without doubt the best Android device with a relatively small 5.5-inch screen. But unlike most smaller phones, it's not a cheaper, closure version of something bigger.
You get a top processor, a cracking single camera system that is better than most dual cameras and a bright, sharp OLED display. You'll also get the best from Google, including Gmail auto-complete cracking for everyday email, many useful local AI tools and three-year software updates.
Pixel 3 has a full glass design, but not just all-screen, stereo speakers and even a dual-camera system on the front to shoot wide-angle self-propelled wheels. The battery is just OK, but the two-tone glass has a wireless charge.
But it's the ultra-fined experience that's the big drawing, giving an Apple level of Polish, and raising the bar for Android.  Rating: The best Android experience you can buy in 2018, but not necessarily the best smartphone.