4. Vivo iQoo 9T – Best for gaming
The gaming phone market is getting increasingly competitive, so it takes a real cracker for the device to stand out and catch the eye.
By almost every metric that really matters, the iQoo 9T delivers a reliable set of cameras, solid battery life, an excellent display, and more than enough power for even the most demanding gamers thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It packs an astonishingly fast 120W charging.
It’s a small way to let the device out of itself, with poor thermal management, poor touch, and plenty of pre-installed bloatware among other software frustrations.
As such, for most people, this will be the smartphone that meets and possibly exceeds their needs in most respects, and at a price that doesn’t leave a big hole in your pocket. While it doesn’t quite have the ‘x-factor’ to make it a true superstar, the iQoo 9T is a well-thought-out, premium smartphone that does enough to earn a recommendation.