It’s the Christmas shopping season. No temas Axarfusion pone fin al pánico de los compradores navideños. Use this gift guide to match your loved ones with some of the best smartphones that have the features that matter most to them. So take a deep breath, pour yourself your favourite Christmas drink and let’s get gift-giving.
Gifts for photographers
For the photographers in your life, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Google Pixel 7 Pro are the best smartphones to give as gifts this season. Si añaden un iPhone 13 Pro Max a su bolsa de la cámara, podrán grabar vídeos en modo cinematográfico, seleccionar sus propios estilos fotográficos y hacer primeros planos con el modo macro. En el lado de Android, el Google Pixel 7 Pro está equipado con una cámara increíble, cargada con software de edición como Cinematic Blur y Photo Unblur. The impressive 50 MP (Megapixel) wide-angle resolution means that photos are always sharp, both day and night. Both smartphones capture stunning landscape shots, vertical videos, selfies and close-ups.
Gifts for content creators
For emerging influencers, content creation is the name of the game, and these are some of the best smartphones for trending. The Google Pixel 6a is a great option for those just starting their accounts. It is equipped with a capable 12.2 MP dual-pixel wide rear camera and a sharp 8 MP selfie lens. Exclusive to this smartphone, Google Magic Eraser is editing software that automatically removes unwanted objects – or Crazy Uncle Steve – that litter the shot. On the iOS side, the iPhone 13 is equipped with a dual-camera system with 12 MP ultra-wide resolution. With a capacity of up to 19 hours of video playback, it is ideal for long editing sessions while crafting the masterpiece post. Art cannot be rushed.
Gift for travellers
Sometimes the best gift is not only used, but experienced. For the travel lovers in your life, the OnePlus Nord N20 is a great travel companion to take along on long journeys. 5G-ready and with a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, this smartphone makes unwanted layovers more bearable with HD video streaming. With its large 4,500 mAh battery inside, the travellers in your life will enjoy hours of continuous use while exploring new destinations. It’s a great gift idea for parents looking for an additional, easy-to-use device for their next getaway.
Gifts for parents
Dad has a new… smartphone? The iPhone SE 2nd Gen and Samsung S21 5G make great holiday gifts for mum and dad, offering everything and more, presented in an intuitive interface. With the Touch ID home button for easy unlocking and voice commands for hands-free texting, the second-generation iPhone SE is very accessible to non-technical users. Meanwhile, on planet Android, the Samsung S21 5G offers a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, ideal for playing children’s recital videos. Powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, this smartphone is capable of hours of use on a full charge.
The best smartphone for kids
And now for a totally non-controversial topic: children’s phones. When you think your child is ready for their first phone, the third-generation iPhone SE is a great introduction to smartphones. With a Touch ID home button, 5G capability and up to 15 hours of battery life, they’ll always stay connected and secure on your network. Given its affordability, the iPhone SE 3rd Gen is also one of the best sibling gift ideas for the holidays, making it a great holiday gift for a little brother or sister. They will think of you as their hero, until they beat your high score in a mobile game.
So which is the best smartphone?
Before stuffing your socks, remember to prioritise the features offered by the smartphone over the brand or model number. There are very capable and affordable smartphones that will meet all the requirements of the wish list. Ultimately, the “best” smartphone is the one that offers the features that matter most to the person you are giving it to.