The start of school is just around the corner, so what better way to prepare your kid (or yourself) for the lectures, study sessions and after-class hangouts than with a new phone, many phone providers offer a decent price for Phones and Plans for back-to-school promotions. So here is your chance to grab a hot phone on the market at a good price and save on plans since it’s on promotions; here are our suggestions to help you pick your following phones.
The Best Phones for Back to School 2018
10. Google Pixel 2
Google’s Pixel 2 has a superb camera with OIS and excellent low-light shooting. It’s water-resistant, and Google Lens calls up a trove of information to help you explore your surroundings. The pocketable 5-inch Pixel 2 has a water-resistant design and a superlative camera with optical image stabilization and excellent low-light shooting.
Its Google Lens feature calls up a trove of information to help you explore your surroundings (perfect for looking up historical landmarks or book titles). In addition, it comes with free unlimited cloud storage to upload all your school memories.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is still a terrific phone in 2018, with dual cameras and a boatload of stylus tricks. It’s currently the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy.
Though it’s expensive any way you look, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is ideal for a power user. Its embedded stylus coupled with an expansive 6.3-inch display means you can jot down lecture notes, sketches and memos quickly and easily. But it’s not all business — the phone also lets you send fun photo gifs to your friends and classmates.
8. OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is blazing fast, shoots amazing portrait mode photos, has a polished, refined design and costs much less than other flagship phones.
The affordable OnePlus 6 proves that you can get a high-performing, premium Android phone even on a student’s budget. Starting at $529, the phone is blazing fast, shoots amazing portrait mode photos and has a polished design. It also comes in many colours, including black, white and red.
7. Motorola Moto G6
The Motorola Moto G6 has a near-stock version of Android Oreo, good dual-rear cameras, fast charging and a sleek design. And it’s amazingly affordable.
The Moto G6 won’t break the bank. But, at the same time, it features a near-stock version of Android Oreo, good dual-rear cameras, fast charging and a sleek design.
6. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
The Galaxy S8 Active has an all-day battery — about 24 hours in our tests — and has a sturdier body that’s a built-in case. It keeps the S8’s waterproofing and wireless charging.
Though it came out last year, the Galaxy S8 Active is still a great device that’s more durable than your average phone. With its rugged design, it can survive the on-the-go lifestyle of any student, plus its battery life is among the longest we tested.
5. BlackBerry Key2
The BlackBerry Key2 improves on the KeyOne across the board. Outdoor daytime photos are crisp and bright, and portrait mode works well. Keyboard shortcuts that open other apps are fantastic, like a programmable convenience key. The battery life is excellent.
While BlackBerry may not be the hottest phone company, its keyboard-toting Key2 has the hardware you need for the overzealous typer. Packing a four-row physical QWERTY keyboard, you can let your fingers fly while texting your friend, writing an essay on the fly or jotting down class notes.
4. LG G7 ThinQ
The waterproof LG G7 ThinQ has an AI camera that gives your photos a boost before you snap them. In addition, the phone has a secondary wide-angle rear camera and a headphone jack.
It flies under the radar as far as flagships go, but it packs all the power and punches as much as the next guy — all at a lower cost depending on the carrier. The phone also features a secondary wide-angle camera lens, a water-resistant design, and a headphone jack.
3. The LG V30
The LG V30 almost has it all: a great camera, speedy processor, giant OLED screen, excellent battery life, waterproofing, wireless charging, microSD storage and the best headphone jack on the phone.
With a new OLED screen, thinner build, improved dual cameras and a quad-DAC (digital-to-analog audio converter) built into the headphone jack, LG’s marketing it as both a luxury phone and a content creator’s dream.
2. Apple iPhone SE
iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone model available; 2016’s iPhone SE may not be the sexiest iPhone. But it’s still a great phone, and many people are happy with it. It has a small hand-friendly design, solid processing speeds and good front and rear cameras
A small, hand-friendly design. Solid speed. Good front and rear cameras. More built-in storage (up to 128GB). The lowest-priced iPhone you can buy.
1. Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X Student life is enhanced with the iPhone, the world’s most powerful personal device and available in various models to fit any lifestyle. iPhone X provides a gorgeous 5.8-Inch Super Retina screen, A11 Bionic chip and TrueDepth camera that includes sensors that enable Face ID to unlock, authenticate and pay, plus Animoji that elevates messaging to broader heights. iPhone X also packs water and dust resistance, Portrait Lighting, wireless charging, etc. iPhone starts at $469CAD (iPhone SE) at Apple