The best smartphones of August

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2

Image: Xiaomi
  • Display: LTPO2 OLED, 8.02 inches, 2160 × 1914 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 50 MP (main) + 8 MP (telephoto) + 13 MP (ultra wide angle), front – 20 MP.
  • Memory: 12/256 GB, 12/512 GB, 12/1024 GB.
  • Battery: 4500 mAh.
  • System: Android 12 (MIUI Fold 13).

The new flagship of Xiaomi with a foldable body that turns into a tablet with one graceful movement. The Mix Fold 2 is only 5.4mm thick when unfolded and 11.4mm when folded. The internal screen is impressive – with a resolution of 2160 × 1914 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The filling is also top-end: the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, supplemented by 12 GB of RAM, and 512 GB or 1 TB of internal memory. The camera on the back of the device is triple: the main Sony IMX766 module with a size of 6.88 mm, a 13 megapixel wide-angle module and a telephoto camera with a double optical zoom.

Image: Xiaomi

So far, Mix Fold 2 is sold only in China. The rates are as follows:

  • 12 + 256 GB – 8,999 yuan (≈ 81,300 rubles)
  • 12 + 512 GB – 9,999 yuan (≈ 90,400 rubles)
  • 12 GB + 1 TB – 11,999 yuan (≈ 108,400 rubles)

OnePlus 10T

Image: One Plus
  • Display: Fluid AMOLED, 6.7 inches, 2412 × 1080 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 50 MP (main) + 8 MP (ultra wide-angle) + 2 MP (macro camera); front – 16 MP.
  • Memory: 8/128 GB, 12/256 GB, 16/256 GB.
  • Battery: 4,800 mAh.
  • System: Android 12 (OxygenOS 12.1).

The flagship smartphone 10T is equipped with the fastest charging of the entire OnePlus lineup – 150W. The 4,800 mAh battery is fully powered from it in 19 minutes.

Inside, the device has a top Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal memory in the top version. The 6.7-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 2400 × 1080. Supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR10 + technology for brightness and color saturation.

The back cover of the device is equipped with a special coating that protects against fingerprints.

Image: One Plus

OnePlus 10T was priced at $749 (≈ 45,700 rubles) for the top version with 16/256 GB, a simpler model with 8/128 GB of memory will cost $649 (≈ 39,600).

Motorola Moto X30 Pro

Image: Motorola
  • Display: OLED, 6.7 inches, 2400 × 1080 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 200 MP (main) + 50 MP (ultra wide-angle) + 12 MP (telephoto), front – 60 MP.
  • Memory: 8/128 GB, 12/256 GB, 12/512 GB.
  • Battery: 4610 mAh.
  • System: Android 12 (MYUI 4.0).

A distinctive feature of the flagship Moto X30 Pro is a “waterfall screen” with rounded edges and almost no frames. The fingerprint scanner is built right into the 6.73-inch AMOLED display.

Another feature of the device is its truly huge main camera, 1/1.22-inch Samsung ISOCELL HP1. This is the first smartphone in history with a sensor as much as 200 megapixels.

The camera shoots photos and videos in high quality – even recording videos in 8K at 30 FPS is supported. The automatic pixel linking feature allows the device to automatically scale the image to the optimal size so that the gallery is not clogged with photos at the maximum resolution.

Image: Motorola

The prices for the device will be as follows:

  • 8 + 128 GB – 3,699 yuan (≈ 33,300 rubles)
  • 12 + 256 GB – 4,199 yuan (≈ 37,900 rubles)
  • 12 + 512 GB – 4,499 yuan (≈ 40,600 rubles)

Moto Razr 2022

Image: Motorola
  • Display: Foldable P‑OLED, 6.7 inches, 2400 × 1080 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 50 MP (main) + 13 MP (ultra wide-angle); front – 32 MP.
  • Memory: 6/128 GB, 8/256 GB, 12/512 GB.
  • Battery: 3500 mAh.
  • System: Android 12 (MYUI 4.0)

The clamshell from Motorola received the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, complemented by fast LPDDR5 RAM (up to 16 GB) and a UFS 3.1 drive (up to 512 GB).

There are two displays here: one is external, designed to display the clock, notifications and taking selfies, the second is internal, bendable. It has a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and supports 144Hz refresh rate. In the center of the main screen is a 32MP selfie camera.

The device supports the Motorola Ready For 3.5 proprietary feature: a smartphone can be connected to an external screen and keyboard and get an impromptu PC.

Image: Motorola

Smartphone prices start at 5,999 yuan (≈ 54,100 rubles).

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Image: Samsung
  • Display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 7.6 inches, 2176 × 1812 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 50 MP (main) + 10 MP (telephoto) + 12 MP (ultra wide angle), front – 10 MP (main) + 4 MP (integrated into the display).
  • Memory: 12/256 GB, 12/512 GB, 12/1024 GB.
  • Battery: 4400 mAh.
  • System: Android 12L (One UI 4.1.1).

Folding phone that transforms into a tablet. The internal screen is a 7.6‑inch AMOLED with a resolution of 2176 × 1812 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for HDR10+. The external display has a diagonal of 6.2 inches, an aspect ratio of 23.1:9 and a resolution of 2316 × 904 pixels. The device is protected from scratches by the latest Gorilla Glass Victus+.

The filling, of course, is top-end: a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and 12 GB of fast LPDDR5X RAM. The amount of internal memory varies – 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.

The main camera is triple: the main module is 50 megapixels, ultra-wide-angle 12 megapixels and telephoto 10 megapixels. The front camera in a round cutout on the outer screen has a resolution of 10 megapixels. The second 4MP selfie sensor is hidden under the inner screen.

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is available starting at $1,799.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

Image: Samsung
  • Display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 6.7 inches, 2640 × 1080 pixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
  • Camera: main – 12 MP (main) + 12 MP (ultra wide-angle); front – 10 MP.
  • Memory: 8/128 GB, 8/256 GB, 8/512 GB.
  • Battery: 3,700 mAh.
  • System: Android 12 (One UI 4.1.1).

Another fresh Samsung folding smartphone, but made in a clamshell format. The main screen has a diagonal of 6.7 inches, AMOLED matrix with FHD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+.

In addition, the smartphone has an external screen used to display notifications and as a viewfinder when taking selfies with the main camera. Wireless charging is also available.

The main camera is dual, with a resolution of 12 megapixels for each sensor, there is optical stabilization. Selfie camera – 10 MP. Samsung claims that the Galaxy Z Flip4 is capable of taking photos and videos in any position – vertically and horizontally.

The Galaxy Z Flip4 costs $999 (≈ 61,300 rubles).

Ulefone Armor 15

Image: Ulefone
  • Display: IPS LCD, 5.45 inches, 1440 × 720 pixels.
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6765G Helio G35.
  • Camera: main – 12 MP (main) + 13 MP (ultra wide-angle); front – 16 MP.
  • Memory: 6/128 GB, microSDXC card slot.
  • Battery: 6600 mAh.
  • System: Android 12.

A rugged smartphone, the main feature of which is built-in headphones. You open the case at the top of the smartphone, take out the wireless earplugs, and they automatically connect via Bluetooth. And when the headphones are not needed, they can be put into the smartphone, and they will be charged there.

The device’s 6,600 mAh battery allows you to listen to music for 505 hours with breaks to recharge the plugs. They keep about 5 hours of continuous playback and are equipped with touch controls.

Ulefone Armor 15 is IP68/IP69K and MIL‑STD‑810G water, dust and shock resistant and comes with built-in NFC for contactless payment. In addition, on its body there is a programmable button for performing user-selected actions – shooting videos, screenshots, launching programs, and so on.

Image: Ulefone

The cost of Ulefone Armor 15 starts from 10,400 rubles.

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