Valentine's gifts for HER 2018: top 8 smartphones on GearBest

ByGB Blog Official 2018-02-05 2943

Guys, still have no idea about the gift for her in the upcoming Valentine's Day? Then check out these affordable flagship smartphone deals and you might find one for HER.

Absolutely, flowers, chocolate and wine are usually good choices for a romantic evening. But if you really want to give her an extra surprise this year, then here's an idea: get a flagship smartphone for her. Though it is pretty last minute, you still have a chance of impressing HER with a great new phone with just the right features. While the sales of the latest iPhone X are dropping, the smartphone models in this list have topped our bestseller lists for quite a while — and here’s why.


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Best budget phone: LEAGOO KIICAA MIX 4G Phablet, $102.99

Don't have a big budget for Valentine's Day this year, so why not search for something a bit more affordable — LEAGOO KIICAA MIX 4G Phablet, a very decent budget phone coming with all the modern features.

At just a bit over $100, you get a quality phone with a good-sized screen, HD resolution and a powerful Octa Core processor. You will also have 3GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and 32GB of internal storage. The phone is equipped with a front fingerprint scanner for better protection of private data. You also get two very decent cameras: a 13MP selfie shooter and a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera.

Quick pros:

    Very affordable: just over $100

    Large bezel-less 5.5 inch HD screen

    Similar to Xiaomi’s flagship Mi Mix in design

    Fingerprint scanner

Largest storage phone : UMIDIGI S2 Pro 4G Phablet, $279.99

If she like store many media sources in the phone, then the UMIDIGI S2 Pro 4G phablet would impress her absolutely — a very decent amount of 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM.

Featuring a beautiful bezel-less display, this phablet makes a truly great first impression. The expansive 6 inch screen is not just for show: with the 2160 x 1080 resolution, it’s a great platform for all her media, photos, videos, and more. The UMIDIGI S2 Pro is more than just looks. It comes with the Helio P25 Octa Core processor clocking at 2.6GHz. The camera set has also been designed with HER in mind: a very nice 16MP selfie cam and 13.0MP + 5.0MP dual rear cam with autofocus and flashlight. So why not get your girlfriend or wife a burning red smartphone as an symbol of your love?

Quick pros:

    6GB RAM + 128GB storage

    Beautiful bezel-less 6 inch screen

    16MP front cam

Best value for money: OnePlus 5T 4G Phablet, $529.99

The OnePlus 5T is the ultimate flagship — hence the pretty hefty price tag. But hey, the phone has all the goods to back it up — as a matter of fact, the 5T has been dubbed "the best phone for $500" in more than one review. Here’s why.

First, there is the 6.01 inch FHD display with thin bezels for an even better visual experience. The phone uses the Snapdragon 835 Octa Core processor clocked at 2.45 GHz — paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, the OnePlus 5T is a real powerhouse offering smooth gaming and video playback. Another highlight is the cameras: a 16MP front camera and a 16.0MP + 20.0MP dual rear camera for taking vibrant photos and quality videos.

Quick pros:

    Snapdragon 835 Octa Core CPU

    6.01 inch FHD display, 18:9 ratio

    6GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage

    16MP front camera + a dual rear camera (16.0MP + 20.0MP)

Related: OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5: what's the difference?

Best MIUI 9 phone: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 4G Phablet, $215.96

These days, Xiaomi phones are practically a classic. If she is a Xiaomi fan and want to explore the latest MIUI 9 OS, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus would be the best affordable flagship model. It comes with a stylish modern design (a lot of Xiaomi phones are quite iPhonish in appearance) and a good set of features covering everything you might possible need for daily use.

The phone comes with a 5.99 inch FHD display and sports the Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with 2.0 GHz frequency making for a smooth and stable performance. You also get the standard combo of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The cameras are rather basic: you get a 5MP front shooter and a 12MP rear cam. The Redmi 5 Plus also comes with a fingerprint scanner and a rather large 4000mAh battery. All in all, you get a nice complete feature set — and with an affordable price tag too.

Quick pros:

    MIUI 9 interface

    5.99 inch FHD screen, 403ppi

    Fingerprint scanner

    4000mAh battery capacity

Related: Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: two bezel-less smartphones at affordable price

Best stunning screen: Elephone S8 4G Phablet, $229.99

What if she aims for an excellent screen experience? Not to worry, the Elephone S8 has a beautiful 6 inch screen with 2K resolution . Once again it's a phone with a bezel-less design — and it does not mean it will only look cool, it's also an expansive platform for your media and great viewing angles at all times. A screen like that also requires more protection — hence, Corning Gorilla glass.

The  Elephone S8 runs on Android 7.1 and sports the Helio X25 Deca Core processor with 2.5GHz. You also get a decent amount of RAM of 4GB and 64GB of built-in storage space. Among other main features,  the manufacturer of highlights exceptionally loud speakers and a high density 4000mAh battery. There is also a fingerprint sensor for easy unlocking and improved data protection.

Quick pros:

    6 inch 2K screen, bezel-less design

    Helio X25 Deca Core processor

    4000mAh battery


Most cutting-edge face ID technology: Ulefone Power 3 4G Phablet, $219.99

Your girl want to experience the cutting-edge facial recognition technology, but you can't afford the hefty amount of money for it. Here the Ulefone Power 3 4G phablet could save you with its Face ID technology.

With that, you get a very nice 6 inch screen with 2160 x 1080 and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and thin bezels for a more immersive media experience. Another nice feature is that you get two sets of dual cameras: 13.0MP ( SW 8.0MP ) + 5.0MP at the front and 21.0MP ( SW 16.0MP ) + 5.0MP at the back. You also get an impressive 6 GB of RAM,  which is more than we've come to expect on a tablet in this price range. And then, there is no ignoring that 6080mAh battery. Overall, the Ulefone Power 3 Probably offers the most impressive set of features with scene on a phablet for just over $200.

Quick pros:

    Face ID

    6 inch 2160 x 1080 display

    6GB RAM

    Four cameras

    6080mAh battery


First Android One system Xiaomi phone: XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet, $209.99

Wanna to use a Android phone under Xiaomi brand reputation? Such a weired idea. Take it easy, XIAOMI Mi A1 can satisfy her demand. A peculiar feature about this model is that it runs Android One — an unmodified Android operating system providing the optimal and most stable experience on smartphones.

Actually, XIAOMI Mi A1 is an international version of Xiaomi 5X, which runs on the MIUI 8 system instead. With the XIAOMI Mi A1, You get a nice 5.5 inch LTPS FHD screen and a practically bezel-less design. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with 2.0GHz and sports a combo of 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM. You get a 5MP front camera and a dual rear cam: 12.0MP + 12.0MP.

Quick pros:

    Android One system

    5.5 inch LTPS FHD screen

    Dual rear cam: 12.0MP + 12.0MP


Best Snapdragon 835 CPU Xiaomi phone: Xiaomi Mi 6 4G Smartphone, $429.99

What your lady pursue is the powerful performance, then we have the classic powerhouse — the Xiaomi Mi 6. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 835 Octa Core processor with 2.45 GHz and comes with a 5.15 inch 1920 x 1080 screen. On this model, you get 6GB of RAM and 64GB ROM. Plus, the phone sports the Adreno 540 653MHz GPU for better gaming.

With MIUI 8, you get a good custom interface — and a nice change from Android. The cameras are an already standard set of 8MP on the front and a dual rear cam with 12.0MP + 12.0MP.  A very nice feature on the Xiaomi Mi 6 is splash resistant. But this is not to be confused with a waterproof rating.  Note that the phone is not IP67 waterproof and you won't be able to submerge it  for prolonged periods of time.

Quick pros:

    Snapdragon 835 processor

    Splash resistance

    5.15 inch 1920 x 1080 screen

    6GB RAM

    MIUI 8

 You may also want to read:
 9 best bezel-less smartphones with huge screens
 The best alternative phones to iPhone X with similar key features
 Mobile phone buying guide


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