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  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

  • Apple iPhone 12 Mini

  • OnePlus 9

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 9

  • Motorola Edge (2021)

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

The Galaxy S21 Ultra has been described as one of the best phones ever made, and it’s got the luxury features to back it up: as much as 512 GB of storage, a 108-megapixel camera, 8K video capture. Thanks to its intelligent usage monitoring, the battery could also last up to two days on a full charge. It comes in at least five different color options.

Pros

  • Up to 512 GB of storage

  • 108-megapixel camera

  • 8K video capture

Cons

  • No headphone jack

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Apple iPhone 12 Mini

Some reviewers are calling the iPhone 12 Mini a triumphant return to form for Apple’s flagship line of devices. From its tough-as-nails Super Retina display to its 4K HDR video recording, there’s a lot of high-end performance packed into this little throwback-sized phone. It’s got the same proprietary chip as the iPhone 12 Pro.

Pros

  • “Ceramic Shield” OLED display

  • Up to 256 GB of storage

  • 4K HDR video capture

Cons

  • No headphone jack

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OnePlus 9

The OnePlus 9 offers plenty of storage space, built-in Alexa integration for Amazon smart-home devices, and quick charge times for both wired and wireless charging. Some users have also claimed that it has a tendency to overheat, however. It’s available in four attractive color schemes.

Pros

  • Fast wired and wireless charging

  • Built-in Alexa smart integration

  • Up to 256 GB of storage

Cons

  • Has a tendency to overheat

  • No headphone jack

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 9

The Note 20 Ultra’s massive display makes it ideal for things like gaming and use with a smart stylus (like the included “S Pen”). It’s got a 64-megapixel camera and plenty of storage, too, but you may find the battery life lacking as a result of the high-performance processor.

Pros

  • 128 to 512 GB of storage

  • 64-megapixel camera

  • Smart S Pen stylus

Cons

  • Lackluster battery life

  • No headphone jack

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Motorola Edge (2021)

The 2021 Motorola Edge may lack wireless charging or a dedicated headphone jack, but it makes up for it with sharp looks and high-end features reviewers love. From its smooth 144 Hz display to the 108-megapixel camera, it’s hard to go wrong with this option.

Pros

  • Up to 256 GB of storage

  • 108-megapixel camera

  • 144 Hz refresh rate

Cons

  • No wireless charging

  • No headphone jack

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Alex Kane

Alex Kane

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Alex Kane is an editor at USA Today’s Reviewed.

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