Best phones in the world 2022

Whether your demands are in gaming, camera or autonomy, 2022's best phone in the world handles these flawlessly.

Our daily routines would be impossible to imagine without our smartphones this decade. In 2022, there are a profusion of reasons to pick the best phone in the world, ranging from its function as a fundamental means of communication to its role as a source of money to its status symbolism.

In compiling this list of the best phones in the world in 2022, we have limited our pick to smartphones that have been launched worldwide. Although majority of the best phones in the world are premium-valued, their price pale in comparison to the world's most expensive phones.

According to this criteria, the Vivo X80, which is, by all accounts, one of the best smartphones of 2022, does not make the cut since it has only been released in select regions.

If you're on a tight budget, take a look at our picks for the best smartphones under $15,000 on the market.

NOTE: This rating will vary as we get more familiar with these devices.

With that, here are the best phones in the world in 2022:

1.Apple iPhone 13 Pro MAX

Despite its heft and size, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is unquestionably Apple's pinnacle device right now and the best phone in the world. 

Everything you want in a 2022 flagship is on this device, including a gorgeous design, high-quality photos with useful features like the cinematic mode, and a long battery life. The iPhone 13 Pro Max excels in all aspects.

It continues to outperform the bulk of its competitors in video. With its stabilised 4K/60 IPS video, night pictures may be taken in any environment without sacrificing sensor detail.

Clacified selected the iPhone 13 Pro MAX as the best smartphone in the world due to its durability, seriousness, software and hardware lifespan, and power. In this regard, it is the ideal paradigm for people without financial constraints.

2.Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo has carved out a niche for itself between Samsung and Apple in the ultra-premium smartphone market. With the Oppo Find X5 Pro, the company will vie for the title of 2022's best phone in the world.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is the most expensive member of the "Oppo Find X5'' series. It is an ultra-premium smartphone with a 6.7-inch WQHD+ AMOLED LTPS display that is updated at 120 Hz.

This worldwide sensation is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

At the rear is a Hasselblad photo block with three sensors, including a 50-megapixel wide-angle, an ultra-wide-angle, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with x2 optical and x5 hybrid zoom.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro's 5000 mAh battery is compatible with SuperVOOC (80 W: 17 minutes) and wireless AirVOOC charging (50 W: 47 minutes for a full charge).

3.Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro, which was released on September 14, 2021, is the second-highest variety of Apple's 15th-generation smartphone, and while not being the top model, is still one of the best phones in the world.

It has a 6.1-inch, 120 Hz OLED display, an Apple A15 Bionic SoC compatible with 5G (NR & Sub-6) and a triple 12 + 12 + 12 megapixel camera sensor (wide-angle, telephoto, and ultra-wide-angle) with OIS.

The iPhone 13 Pro is a fantastic smartphone that adds to its pedigree the 120 Hz screen and current picture enhancements that Apple failed to include in the iPhone 12 Pro.

As a result, the 13 Pro ranks as the third-best smartphone in the world: a well-rounded device that is hard to criticise.

4.Xiaomi 12 Pro

The Xiaomi 12 Pro, a beefier variant of the 2021-announced "Xiaomi 12" series, is the company's flagship, claiming to be one of the best phones in the world.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC powers the 6.73-inch AMOLED display of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, which refreshes at a rate of 120 Hz.

In addition, it has up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage space. With a triple-sensor setup at the back of the phone, each at 50 megapixel, the camera can capture images at three different focal lengths

Its (4500 mAh battery) compatible with rapid charging (120 W), wireless charging (50 W), and reverse charging (10 W).

5.Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of 3 smartphones in the Galaxy S22 line introduced on February 9, 2022.

The hardware is powered by a Snapdragon 835 Gen 1 SoC and has 8 or 12 GB of RAM as well as 128 GB of internal storage.

The S22 Ultra is one of the best phones in the world and has become the benchmark by which smartphones in 2022 are judged.

It has a 6.8-inch, 120 Hz AMOLED display and a flexible 108 + 10 + 10 + 12 megapixel triple picture sensor.

This top-tier device also has a 5000 mAh battery that is compatible with 45W quick charging and 15W wireless charging.

6.Honor Magic4 Pro

The Honor Magic 4 Pro hopes to establish a very high bar for Android phones in 2022, with no significant flaws but also no excessive flair. With this device, Honor has once again produced a highly-recommended smartphone with all the required features.

As the sixth-best smartphone in the world, the Honor Magic 4 Pro's screen is aesthetically pleasing. 

During gameplay, the perception of smoothness, the available area (6.8 inches), and the millions of colours prove to be advantageous. The exceptional video quality is also evident.

The Honor Magic 4 Pro's 10x zoom is a feature that should be used to the fullest, as it will please everyone who desires a flexible photographic experience.

Its night mode, although not quite as good as the competition's, does a good job of defending itself and the portrait mode does the same. The colour uniformity is also a positive feature to note.

7.OnePlus 10 Pro

The 2022-announced OnePlus 10 Pro is packed with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display that is updated at 120 Hz and is HDR10+ ready.

In addition to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC, the OnePlus 10 Pro is equipped with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, making it one of the best phones in the world.

It contains three picture sensors on the back: a wide-angle 48-megapixel sensor, a telephoto 8-megapixel sensor with an optical zoom of x3.3, and a wide-angle 50-megapixel sensor (all by Hasselblad).

The OnePlus 10 Pro is tied for first place on our list of the best phones in the world in terms of autonomy, since it has a big 5000 mAh battery that is both fast-charging (80 W) and wireless-charging compatible (50 W).

8.Realme GT 2 Pro

The Realme GT 2 Pro is the beefier variant of the 2022-announced "Realme GT 2" series. It boasts a 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive).

With 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage and a top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 engine, the Realme GT 2 Pro is arguably one of the best phones in the world.

A block of 3 picture sensors including a 50 megapixel wide-angle, a 50 megapixel ultra wide-angle with an angle of up to 150°, and a 3 megapixel macro lens is located on the back of the device.

In addition, the 5000 mAh battery capacity is compatible with rapid charging (65 W).

9.Motorola Edge 30 Pro

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is a premium smartphone with a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display that was unveiled in February 2022.

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, as is characteristic of the best phones in the world.

Back of the device is a block of 3 picture sensors, including a 50-megapixel wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle sensor, as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Its 4800 mAh battery is capable of rapid (68 W) and wireless (15 W) charging with its 4800 mAh battery.

10.Nubia RedMagic 7

The RedMagic 7 from Nubia is already a leading candidate for the best phone in the world in 2022. In fact this is the only base variant or non-pro version on this global phone ranking list.

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 165 Hz OLED display, a 720 Hz touch sampling rate, and a 65 watt quick charge, the spec sheet offers mobile gaming enthusiasts plenty to fantasise about.

In addition, several extra features, such as two programmable trigger keys, a strong cooling system, and the RedMagic OS 5.0 tailored for games, all maximise your gaming experience.

The Nubia RedMagic 7, which is offered in three colours — Pulsar, Obsidian, and Supernova — has a battery capacity of 4500 mAh and allows rapid wired charging with a power around 65 watts for the worldwide model.