Beauty, as they say, lies in the eyes of the beholder. And this is largely true. Smartphone designs are not really universally attractive but we can say that there are some phones that definitely stand out from the rest. 2022 saw few “good” phones hit the market, and we picked 14 that got high marks for looks and design:
Apple iPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14 Pro Max
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is among the most beautiful phones on the market. The new pill-shaped punch-hole design called the Dynamic Island is unlike anything we’ve seen and not only adds practical advantages, but also brings new appeal to it.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is the larger screen version of the iPhone 14 Pro and also features the same design improvements and changes including the new Dynamic Island design.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new single lens design, matte frosted back panel and overall consistent design language make it one of the most beautiful smartphones on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is one of the premium looking smartphones that you can buy. Its compact form factor, clamshell design, foldable screen, and wide range of vibrant color options are enough to land it on our list of best good looking phones.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a more refined version of its predecessor. Samsung’s flagship foldable phone for 2022 is stunning to look at with its overall simple and clean design. Fits two devices in one with rounded edges and a slim profile that fits comfortably in the hand. The hinge does not protrude, creating a more symmetrical and streamlined appearance when folded. The smartphone comes in subtle and attractive color options such as Greygreen, Black, and Beige.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google’s latest flagship — the Pixel 7 Pro — has a bold design language. In fairness though, it started with the Pixel 6 series but with the Pixel 7, Google has made its phones look pretty pretty. The Pixel 7 Pro has a distinctive camera strip on the back of the smartphone, which is housed in a stainless steel casing that gives it a premium look that makes it stand out from the crowd. The phone also comes in three colors – Obsidian, Snow, and Hazelnut.
Oppo Reno 8 Pro
Oppo Reno 8 Pro is one of the most amazing phones in the market. The unibody glass design covers the entire back, molded to cover the camera bump. And the camera module on the back with its huge cutouts for the sensor and flash is a tribute to the old cinema cameras.
Almost every smartphone brand has adopted the same rectangular or square housing for the rear camera setup. However, the OnePlus 10T sets itself apart by using a new rear design language for the camera module giving it a distinctive and fresh look.
OnePlus 10R is the best smartphone in the company. The elegant design and double panel give it a distinctive and fresh look. The compact form factor and premium glass back panel also add a premium touch.
Vivo V25 Pro
Vivo V series phones have always had a distinctive look, whether with their new design or color options. The V25 Pro is no different with the color-changing AG glass on the back. Photochromic molecular structures within the back panel of a smartphone begin to change rapidly when exposed to sunlight or made up of UV light. It also glows a little in the sunlight.
none phone (1)
Nothing Phone 1 is anything out of the ordinary in the least when it comes to design. The transparent back with Glyph front lighting is something you won’t find on any other smartphone. The back panel lights up with the rhythm of ringtones and notifications, making the phone (1) worthy of being in the list of the most beautiful phones.
iQoo 9T is a legend
iQoo 9T Legend is a high-performance smartphone that, in addition to the flagship internal components, also has a flagship design. The textured back with tri-color stripes looks excellent. Symmetrical camera housing with proportional design makes the phone as attractive as possible.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is one of the most elegant looking smartphones in the market. The curved front and back panels paired with a thin metal edge make the phone appear slimmer and more compact than it actually is. Also, the color options — Solar Gold and Cosmic Gray — on offer look attractive, especially in the Solar Gold color.
Realme 9i features a laser light design that gives it a CD-like look. In addition, the single camera lenses make it look simple yet attractive.