8 Best Unlocked Smartphones of 2018

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Locked phones are a nuisance especially if you travel often. When you purchase your phone from carriers like Verizon or T-mobile, your phone will be locked to their bandwidth, meaning that it won’t work with another provider’s SIM card, which is a real bummer if you travel often.

Fortunately, there are a few good alternative options for traveling abroad and using your smartphone. If you purchase your phone directly from the manufacturer, it will often come unlocked already. Unlocked phones meaning phones that can use a SIM card from any wireless carrier and you’re not tied down to just one carrier.

Here is a list of 8 best unlocked smartphones of 2018 that we’ve put together for you.

1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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Release date: March 2018
Weight: 189g
Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm
OS: Android 8
Screen size: 6.2-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2960
CPU: Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Battery: 3,500mAh
Rear camera: Dual 12MP
Front camera: 8MP

2. iPhone X

thevergeSource: TheVerge

Release date: October 2017
Weight: 174g
Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
OS: iOS 11
Screen size: 5.8-inch
Resolution: 1125×2436
CPU: A11 Bionic
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 64/256GB
Battery: 2716mAh
Rear camera: 12MP+12MP
Front camera: 7MP

3. Huawei P20 PrO

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Release date: April 2018
Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
OS: Android 8.1
Screen size: 6.1-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2240
CPU: Kirin 970
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Front camera: 24MP

4. Samsung Galaxy S9

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Release date: March 2018
Weight: 163g
Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
OS: Android 8
Screen size: 5.8-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2960
CPU: Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Battery: 3,000mAh
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP

5. Google Pixel 2 XL

pocket-lint-pixelSource: Pocketlint.com

Release date: October 2017
Weight: 175g
Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 8
Screen size: 6-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2880
CPU: Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Battery: 3,520mAh
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP

6. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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Release date: October 2017
Weight: 178g
Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 8
Screen size: 6-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2160
CPU: Kirin 970
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
Rear camera: 20MP+12MP
Front camera: 8MP

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

pcworldSource: PCWorld.com

Release date: September 2017
Weight: 195g
Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
OS: Android 7.1.1
Screen size: 6.3-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2630
CPU: Exynos 8895
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
Battery: 3,300mAh
Rear camera: Dual 12MP
Front camera: 8MP

8. LG V30

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Release date: September 2017
Weight: 158g
Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
OS: Android 7
Screen size: 6.0-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2880
CPU: Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 3300mAh
Rear camera: 16MP+16MP
Front camera: 5MP

Bonus Tip

Here’s a guide to unlocking your phone if you are tied to a certain carrier in your country.

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