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Every major brand’s flagship phone, ranked from least to most expensive

With the most popular brands like Samsung and Motorola launching new flagship phones in 2022, consumers have more choices than ever in the smartphone market. The flagship phones feature the latest technology and represent the best features that the brand has to offer. Of course, high-end phones come at the best prices, so it’s a good idea to evaluate how these offerings compare in terms of value for money.


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This ranking of flagship phones offered by major brands available in North America is based on the advertised list price of each smartphone. Buyers can also check carriers or Amazon for better deals.


Nokia G400 – $239

Nokia maintains its place as one of the most recognizable brands in North America (perhaps because of the unforgettable, unforgettable, and indestructible 3310 series). However, the recently announced G400, which is set to launch later this year, is not in the same category as the flagship offerings from other brands.

However, for the list price of $239, it packs great features, including a 6.5-inch screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 48MP rear camera, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. These specifications make it stand out as a great value in the low to mid-priced smartphone market.

TCL 20 Pro 5G – $529

While it is probably best known for its TVs, TCL has been releasing smartphones under its own name since 2019. Despite its focus on budget smartphones, TCL’s best offering, the 20 Pro 5G, has advanced features, though From its mid-range price tag logo.

It features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, although the 60Hz refresh rate makes for a less smooth experience when watching videos and gaming at a high frame rate. The 48MP quad rear camera is comparable to other phones in its price range. It also features wireless charging capability, 6GB RAM, and 256GB storage. What it lacks in technical advancements it makes up for at its reasonable price, which can appeal to shoppers on a budget.

Google Pixel 6 Pro – $899

Consumers looking for the best performance at an affordable price will likely be drawn to Google’s impressive flagship phone, the Pixel 6 Pro. One of the standout features of the Google flagship is the impressive triple rear camera, with a 50MP main camera, a 48MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera located in a horizontal strip making for a unique and interesting design.

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Additionally, the Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on the base model, and a fast-charging battery capable of wireless charging. Unlike its closest competitors, Samsung and Apple, Google’s Pixel 6 Pro does not support face unlock, but many users will likely consider this a minor detail given the general features that the Pixel 6 Pro offers.

OnePlus 9 Pro – $969

It is worth noting that OnePlus has announced that its latest version, the 10 Pro, is scheduled to launch in North America by the end of March 2022. However, since the list price of the 10 Pro was not available at the time of writing, this arrangement covers the 9 Pro .

The 9 Pro’s most distinctive feature is its lightning-fast battery charging, which will appeal to consumers who don’t want to worry about carrying a portable charging bank. With 60 watts wired and an impressive 50 watts wireless charging, the OnePlus 9 Pro can go from empty to 100% charged in about 30 minutes — and OnePlus phones include a charging brick, so there’s no need to pay for extra accessories. The 10 Pro’s specs suggest that OnePlus has speeded up wired charging even more, so shoppers looking for reliable battery power may be drawn to OnePlus’ flagships.

Motorola Edge+ – $999

Motorola’s next flagship was announced at the end of February 2022 to be launched “in the coming months”. Although the company’s release date is not yet available, the released specifications prove that Motorola is ready to be a contender in the main game.

The Edge+ has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with an amazing 144Hz refresh rate. In addition to the 50MP main cameras and the 50MP ultra-wide rear camera, it also features a 60MP front camera for capturing crystal-clear selfies. For a limited time, Motorola is offering a $100 discount on list price on pre-orders, so buyers who want to wait for an unknown release date can grab a great deal on the latest release in 2022. Until it’s released, it’s hard to know how the Edge+ performs between Other flagship phones on the market.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max – $1099

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When it comes to brand loyalty, Apple has a proven track record, and thanks to the improvements in iPhone hardware that have been made over the years, it is likely that it will continue to please loyal iPhone users.

iPhone 13 Pro Max is as advanced as the flagship phones. It has a 6.7-inch LED display with adaptive refresh rates of up to 120Hz, an Apple A15 Bionic chip, and 128MB of storage on the base model. The impressive triple rear camera also features a Lidar scanner, ensuring that users get high quality photos even in low light conditions. With a battery life of 28 hours of video playback and fast charging capability, iPhone 13 Pro Max has long-lasting power. Given all these advanced features, it’s easy to see why Apple continues to dominate the North American smartphone market.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – $1199

One of the most anticipated releases of 2022 to date, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the latest smartphone from one of the dominant brands in North America. In addition to its great specs, including a massive 6.8-inch AMOLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with an S Pen Stylus (much like the Galaxy Note).

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The quad rear camera is also impressive, featuring a 108MP main camera, two 10MP telephoto lenses and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. All these advanced features require quite a bit of power, and the S22 Ultra features a large 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging and wireless charging to keep users connected. Its high price reflects the fact that it is one of the most powerful Android phones on the market.

Asus ROG 5s Pro – $1,299

It might not be one of the most affordable phones for gamers, but ASUS’ ROG 5s Pro might be the most powerful. ASUS is perhaps best known for making laptops, but the brand’s ROG phones have proven popular among serious mobile gamers due to their impressive specs.

ROG 5s Pro has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a massive 6000mAh battery that supports 65W wired charging, although it doesn’t support wireless charging. Although it’s on the higher end of the price range, it comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, making it comparable to Apple and Samsung’s 512GB models. ROG 5s Pro is aimed at gamers, but offers great features for anyone in the market for a truly powerful smartphone.

Sony Xperia 1 III – $1,299

Sony’s entry into the flagship phone market is the Xperia 1 III. Interestingly, the one thing that sets the Xperia 1 III apart is more of a bounce than a technical advance: unlike other flagship brands, the Xperia 1 III still comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, appealing to shoppers who haven’t used the onboard trend. Wireless headphone.

Of course, that’s not the only thing that sets the Xperia 1 III apart. Sony lenses feature in the cameras of many flagship phones, so it’s no surprise that the Xperia 1 III features a top-notch quad rear camera. Consumers looking for a phone that offers professional-quality images may be attracted to the Xperia 1 III, despite its hefty price tag.

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