List Of The Top 10 Most Powerful Smartphones Still Relevant In 2023

List Of The Top 10 Most Powerful Smartphones Still Relevant In 2023

Although 2022 has come and gone, some product lines from the previous year remain relevant in 2023, and this includes smartphones. Samsung has two devices on the list, while Apple is equally competitive with their two most powerful 14 Pro phones. Below is the complete list of the top 10 most powerful smartphones in 2022 that continue to be of great interest.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - The Ultimate Smartphone of 2022

For the ultimate smartphone experience in 2022, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a top contender. This device truly deserves to be Samsung's flagship offering, both in terms of design and performance.

The phone boasts an Armor aluminum metal frame and is adorned with the latest Gorilla Glass Victus Plus on both sides, which gives it a premium and sturdy feel. The massive 6.8-inch AMOLED display is optimized for entertainment, and the S Pen is available for users to write, draw, and take notes at a moment's notice.

In terms of performance, whether you choose a model using an Exynos or Snapdragon chip, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can still overcome all challenges of multi-tasking as well as entertaining games. The new chip inside the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a neural processor that also significantly enhances the camera function from color, sharpness to zoom ability ... all very satisfied.

Except for the expensive price, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has almost no minus points and deserves to be the best overall phone you can consider.


Screen: 6.8 inches, AMOLED 1440×3088 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: Exynos 2200 • RAM: 8/12GB
Memory: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Software: Android 12 with OneUI
Camera: 108+12+10+10MP (rear), 40MP (front)
Battery: 5000mAh
Dimensions: 163.3×77.9×8.9 mm
Weight: 229 grams

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max

For iPhone users, this year may not be the most significant upgrade, especially if you already have an iPhone 12 or 13. However, if you are looking for the latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max is the clear choice. One of the most noticeable changes is the replacement of the notch design with a new Dynamic Island pill-shaped cutout, which offers more features and improvements than ever before.

Except that screen size (6.1 inches and 6.7 inches respectively) is the only differentiating factor, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are identical in every way. The screens of both devices use XDR OLED panels with LTPO technology, 120Hz, support for HDR10, Dolby Vision, 2000 nits brightness ...

Both iPhone 14 Pro use the new A16 Bionic chip with 6GB RAM, a trio of rear cameras including: wide (48MP), ultra-wide (12MP) and telephoto (12MP) cameras. At the front is a sharp 12MP selfie camera. Combined with software upgrades, the iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max duo deserves to be the best iPhone models.

iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max Specifications:

Display: 6.1-inch/6.7-inch, OLED 2556×1179 pixels/2796x1290 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: A16 Bionic
Memory: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Software: iOS 16
Camera: 48+12+12MP (rear), 12MP (front)
Battery: 3200mAh/4323mAh
Dimensions: 147.5×71.5×7.85 mm/160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 206 grams/240 grams respectively

OnePlus 10 Pro

There's a price lower than the Google Pixel 7 Pro and almost half the price of the Galaxy S22 Ultra but the features and performance are the same and that's the OnePlus 10 Pro. Low light photography limitations aside, this is one of the top phones in every way.
The front of the OnePlus 10 Pro has a full-screen design with a brilliant screen that has a refresh rate from 1 to 120Hz. The back is a triple camera system fine-tuned by Hasselblad, a famous MF camera brand in the photography world. Not only does it help capture pleasing results, but the Pro and 12-bit RAW+ options offer useful flexibility for custom enthusiasts.

Performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is as expected, the massive 5000mAh battery combined with 80W SuperVooc fast charging will bring the battery back to full capacity in just over 30 minutes. Again, like its predecessor, the OnePlus 10 Pro continues to be a powerful smartphone that offers a lot of value at a price to match.


Screen: 6.7 inches, AMOLED 1440×3216 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM: 8/12GB
Memory: 128/256GB
Software: Android 12 with OxygenOS
Camera: 48+50+8MP (rear), 32MP (front)
Battery: 5000mAh
Dimensions: 163×73.9×8.6 mm
Weight: 201 grams
Google Pixel 7 Pro

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a flagship Android phone, beating rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra on price without sacrificing too many features. Google's flagship fulfills most of the requirements users need with a smooth screen, an eye-catching design on the outside, and powerful inside thanks to the Tensor G2 chipset and good battery life.

But the highlight of the Pixel 7 Pro is the multi-featured camera system with top-notch photo quality, especially the low-light photography ability that is rated as the best on the list. This is largely due to the software optimization from the camera app and the AI skills of the Tensor G2 chipset.

As for other features, the Pixel 7 Pro is no slouch with its unique design, sharp 120Hz OLED display, and powerful, snappy performance. Of course the software is the best on Android as this is an Android phone from Google.


Screen: 6.7 inches, AMOLED 1440 x 3120 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: Tensor G2
RAM: 8/12GB
Internal Memory: 128/256/512GB
Software: Android 13
Camera: 50+48+12MP (rear), 10.8MP (front)
Battery: 5000mAh
Dimensions: 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 212 grams.

Oppo Find X5 Pro - A Powerful and Artistic Device

If you are looking for a smartphone with powerful features and don't mind sacrificing a bit of zoom capability, the Oppo Find X5 Pro is worth considering. With its sharp 6.7-inch screen and impressive internal hardware, Oppo's phone boasts the most powerful Snapdragon chip and an 80W Super VOOC fast wired charging that reaches 50% in just 12 minutes.

The ceramic shell may be prone to fingerprints, but the way it seamlessly curves around the back camera is a work of art that sets this device apart from the competition.

The camera won't disappoint either, with a main camera and super-wide angle lens that produce bright, detailed, and balanced photos whether taken during the day or at night. The lack of a dedicated telephoto lens is a downside, but if this isn't a priority for you, the Oppo Find X5 Pro is one of the best smartphones of the year.

Screen: 6.7-inch AMOLED, 1440×3216 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM: 8/12GB
Internal Memory: 256GB
Software: Android 12 with ColorOS
Camera: 50+50+13MP (rear), 32MP (front)
Battery: 5000mAh
Dimensions: 163.7×73.9×8.5mm
Weight: 218g

Xiaomi 12 Pro - Experience the Next Level

Xiaomi 12 Pro definitely deserves a place in the list of the most powerful smartphones in 2022. The device has one of the best screens on current smartphones, outstanding music entertainment thanks to four submersible speakers with two tweeter and two woofers.

Not inferior to the competition, Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and incredible fast charging technology with 120W charger, the fastest on the list.
The 50MP triple-camera system on the Xiaomi 12 Pro delivers class-leading image and video quality while being versatile enough for a flagship. Although the Xiaomi 12 Pro may not be the most feature-rich flagship, it is still one of the most reliable phones, suitable for gaming, entertainment and photography at a good price.

Screen: 6.73 inches, AMOLED 1440 x 3200 pixels, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM: 8/12GB
Memory: 128/256GB
Software: Android 12 with MIUI 13
Camera: 50+50+50MP (rear), 32MP (front)
Battery: 4600mAh
Dimensions: 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 204 grams


Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

Impressive hardware and a main camera with a super-resolution 200MP sensor help Motorola Edge 30 Ultra leave a lot of impressions on users. From the premium finish with a matte glass back and sturdy metal frame to the super-fast 125W charging speed.
Compared to the devices on the list, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is more affordable but still has high-end features. The display, though only has a 144Hz refresh rate, still makes the OLED one of the smoothest displays available. This is also one of the rare phones capable of taking sharp photos thanks to the 200MP main camera and 60MP selfie camera.

However, Motorola Edge 30 Ultra still has a few minus points such as not waterproof and non-expandable internal memory. Photographers who like to zoom may feel constrained by the optical zoom range of only 2x. As an alternative to expensive high-end products, the Edge 30 Ultra offers almost everything you want from a premium phone at an affordable price point.


Display: 6.67 inches, pOLED 1080×2400 pixels, 144Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM: 8/12GB
Memory: 128GB/256GB/512GB
Software: Android 12
Camera: 200MP+50MP+12MP (rear), 60MP (front)
Battery: 4610mAh
Dimensions: 162x74x8.4 mm
Weight: 199 grams

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Despite its hefty price tag, Samsung's flagship foldable smartphone is as powerful and stylish as you'd expect at the price point. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 continues to maintain the advantages of its predecessor, while improving and upgrading many interesting features.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 home screen now has less noticeable wrinkles than previous Z Fold devices, while desktop features make multitasking easier. That makes the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor much more versatile and efficient. Top photography skills are also inherited from the Galaxy S22.

With colorful OLED technology and 120Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 screen is good for everything from entertainment to work. The bright, smooth, and vibrant 7.6-inch screen inside offers plenty of space to use with the S Pen, but unfortunately there's no slot included. With a streamlined look, an improved camera, and smooth software, it's a premium folding phone worth considering.


External display: 6.2-inch, AMOLED 2316×904 pixels, 120Hz
Main screen: 7.6 inch AMOLED 2176×1812 pixels, 120Hz
Camera: 12+50+10MP (rear), 4MP (front), 10MP (cap)
Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Battery: 4400mAh
Memory: 256GB/512GB/1TB
Dimensions: 155.1×130.1×6.3mm (when unfolded)
Weight: 263 grams
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro

Although the above flagships are still powerful enough to fight all kinds of games on Android and iOS, if you are a gamer and need a real, professional gaming phone, you cannot ignore Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro.

As a gaming phone, Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro also has a striking and aggressive design, true to the game. Of course features that are also best for gaming include an ultra-fast and smooth 165Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and dual front-facing stereo speakers, and up to 18GB of RAM.

For independent game control, ROG Phone 6 Pro still comes with upgraded AirTrigger 6 with ultrasonic sensors that fully support different gestures, including new features such as: Dual action, press and release or aim with gyroscope.

As a gaming phone, the camera is of course not the main feature, but ROG Phone 6 Pro still has a camera system that is good enough for most people.


Screen: 6.78 inches, AMOLED 1080x2448 pixels, 165Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Memory: 512GB
Camera: 50+13+5MP (rear), 12MP (front)
Battery: 6000mAh
Dimensions: 173 x 77 x 10.3 mm
Weight: 239 grams

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