Which Are The Best Android Phones Of The Year?

If Black Friday has passed you by, or perhaps you are yet to buy a new smart phone for either yourself, or a loved one, here are our top tips to what Seminar Graphics think are the best Android phones of 2018…


Maybe these are not the trendiest kids on the block, but if you choose the BlackBerry Motion you will be well rewarded.

We rate this company for their expertise when it comes to issues such as the visual design of the product, as well as essential issues such as hardware and security.

A vast improvement on the BlackBerry 10, this incarnation of the BlackBerry is more akin to an iPhone. This is an Android phone which runs smoothly and helps bring all the apps and design together into one neat package that just works well.

We have always liked apps like the BlackBerry Hub, which exist to give you all the news that is important to you (email, text messages and everything rolled into one) but there is more good stuff to come.

One of the enduring features about the BlackBerry, is that the hardware is built to last and by that we mean that the battery life on the BlackBerry Motion is superior to most other smart phones.

Even after some heavy duty usage, the battery on this phone never let me down and that is a lot more than we can say about some other phones out there!

Also helping with its’ hardwearing status is the fact that this phone has a degree of waterproofing on it.

Are there any disappointments? Well, sure, any budding photographers out there are probably going to feel a little down in the dumps about the photo quality – the camera on a BlackBerry has never been one of its best features. But for a great all round user experience, we think that this phone ticks enough of all the boxes to secure a pass!

Recommended all round!


Hands up who has still got an ancient Nokia phone, that still works just fine?  Even if you need your Nokia smart phone fixed, they’re pretty easy to bring back to life.

We love Nokia phones, for providing a reliable back up option for when your high maintenance smart phone has dried up and you need something to make an actual phone call on, in an emergency. The tiny Nokia mobile is still an important plan B, even in this era.

So we were pleased to discover that the Nokia 8 is a great phone and one that should be amongst your pick of the bunch for Santa to deliver on December 25th.

For a start off, the camera is first rate and you will be able to take some truly mind blowing photos with this phone.

It also runs smoothly (on Android, of course) and now additionally looks sensational.

Brains as well as brawn come as standard with the Nokia 8, and we recommend it without hesitation!


Although we like all the Samsung Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy 8+ has to be our clear winner.

This is a slick operation, which not only looks beautiful, but handles brilliantly.

The battery life is the best out of all the phones we have tested this year and then there is the excellent photo quality as well, to take into account.

With a larger battery and therefore extended use time, the Samsung Galaxy 8+ has just the edge on features you want this Christmas in a smart phone.

All three of our top picks make great choices for your – or someone else’s – stocking this Christmas!