15 Best Smartphones For Content Creators | Flagship Phones 2021  

Content creators need to have the latest tech so they can stay relevant in this modern era, where the entertainment industry is the hottest in the market right now.

However the thing is, there are too many phones in the market right now, right?

We know the decision to purchase is a really hard one to make, considering that there are too many options right now, however, we are going to help you out in making the right decision.

Below, we are going to list down some of the best flagship phones of 2021 that are perfect for content creators!

15 Best Smartphones For Content Creators

 1. iPhone 12 Pro Max

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch OLED (2778 x 1284)
  • CPU: A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4), 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.2)
  • Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 8.03 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10:53(5G)

Why this phone?

 If you are looking for the best overall phone in the market right now, this one is the best option for you, considering the fact that Apple devices are known to last long. If you are trying to invest your saved money into a phone that you plan to use for the next 3 to 4 years, this phone is the best option for you. The camera options in this device is really amazing, it has an amazing screen, it still has that classic face ID, which is really good for safety reasons, and the updates that you will get for this device is just amazing. 

2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch OLED (3200×1400; 10-120Hz)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB, 16GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No
  • Rear camera: 108MP wide (f/1.8), 12MP ultra wide (ƒ/2.2), 10MP telephoto (3x zoom, f/2.4), 10MP telephoto (10x zoom, f/4.9), laser AF sensor
  • Front camera: 40MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 8.08 oz
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 11:25

Why this phone?

If you need to buy a phone that has an amazing and smooth screen, the best one that you can go with is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. This phone has a 6.8 inch 120hz AMOLED display. Not only that, but it has a pretty massive battery, which means you can run this device in the highest performance settings and still use it for a decent amount of time. When it comes to the cameras, this one has 3x and 10x optical zoom along with a 100x Space Zoom feature, in case you ever need to use that.

3. OnePlus 9 Pro

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED (3168 x 1440; 1-120Hz)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 48MP wide (ƒ/1.8), 50MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2), 8MP telephoto with 3x optical (ƒ/2.4), 2MP monochrome
  • Front camera: 16MP (ƒ/2.4)
  • Weight: 6.95 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10:40

Why this phone?

 If you are looking for a phone that is the best bang for the buck, this one is a no brainer, considering that it has all the maxed out specs a phone can ever ever need. Not only that, but it also has some really amazing camera lenses. The screen of this device is really similar with the one that we can see on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. The screen refresh rate of this is also at 120hz and the processor that this one gets I the Snapdragon 888, which is not included in some Samsung mobile phones when sold in Asia.

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch AMOLED (3088×1440)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB / Yes
  • Rear camera: 108MP wide (ƒ/1.8); 12MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom (ƒ/3.0); 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)
  • Front camera: 10MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 7.33 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10:15

Why this phone?

If you are Samsung and HD screen fanboy, this one is the best phone for you, considering that it has a S Pen, a powerful 50x zoom, amazing battery life, 6.9 OLED display with 120hz refresh rate and 12GB of RAM, which is really enough especially if you only use your phone for picture taking or watching movies. The only downside with this one is that it has a pretty high price despite having a older processor.

5. iPhone 12

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch OLED (2532×1170)
  • CPU: A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4)
  • Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 5.78 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 8:25 (5G), 10:23 (LTE)

Why this phone?

If you are looking for a phone that’s within your budget and is the best bang for the buck Apple smartphone, this one is for you. This one has some amazing specs, which includes a 6.1 OLED screen, 4GB RAM, 5G support, and a  pretty amazing camera configuration. The reason why we listed this phone here is because of the fact that it can do everything the Pro version can at a really lower price and the only thing you lose is a lower screen size and one less back camera.

6. iPhone 11

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch LCD (1792×828)
  • CPU: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.8); 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4) / 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 6.84 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 11:20

Why this phone?

 If your budget is under $700 and you are looking for a phone that can do everything for you but is made by Apple, this one is the best one that you can go with, considering that the iPhone 11 is still a powerful phone despite being around 2 years old. Not only that, but the only differences with this one and the iPhone 12 is that this has a LCD display and it has 4G compatibility only. Other than that, the phone is pretty much similar in all aspects with just a little difference in the processor.

7. Samsung Galaxy S21

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch OLED (2400×1080; 48-120Hz)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) wide; 12MP (ƒ/2.2) ultrawide; 64MP (ƒ/2.0) telephoto with 3x optical zoom
  • Front camera: 10MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 6.07 oz
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 9:54

Why this phone?

If you are looking for a flagship phone from Samsung under $800, this one is the best option for you. This Samsung phone has a bright 120hz display, has 30x zoom, a pretty powerful processor from Qualcomm and 8GB of RAM. The only downside with this one is that there is no microSD slot in this device.

8. iPhone 12 Pro

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch OLED (2532×1170)
  • CPU: A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4), 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.0)
  • Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 6.66 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 9:06 (5G), 11:24 (LTE)

Why this phone?  

If the Pro Max is not a option for you, this one is a really good replacement, considering that it has the best cameras, a really powerful processor, a display with ceramic shield, magsafe charging, and has a LiDAR sensor. Not only that, but it also has a OLED Display, which means colors are going to be extremely bright and accurate on this device. 5G is also supported in this device along with a pretty decent battery.

9. iPhone SE

 

Specs:

  • Display: 4.7-inch LCD (1334×750)
  • CPU: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage/Expandable: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.8)
  • Front camera: 7MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 5.22 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 9:18

Why this phone?

If you are looking for a phone right under the $400 mark and is within the Apple ecosystem, this one is the best option that you can go with, considering that this device can handle almost every thing that you throw at it. The only downside with this device is that it does not have night mod, it does not have a all touch screen, it has the old fingerprint scanner on the bottom part of the screen and it has really big bezels. We recommend you to buy this device if you love the design of the iPhone 6s and want to upgrade a device that’s under the $400 mark.

10. Samsung S20 FE

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch OLED (2400×1080)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB / Yes
  • Rear camera: Triple-lens: 12MP main (ƒ/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2), 8MP telephoto with 3x zoom (ƒ/2.4)
  • Front camera: 32MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 9:03

Why this phone?

If you want an affordable phone with 120hz display, a powerful CPU, a lot of RAM, a pretty good camera setup and some amazing amount of battery life, this one is for you. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE will only cost you around $699, which is around 300 dollars short than their upper tier devices. Despite having a low price tag, it still has some amazing features, which includes a 6.5 inch OLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 5G compatibility, and a Snapdragon 865 processor, which is way better than the exynos processor Samsung devices come in.

11. OnePlus 9

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080; 120 Hz)
  • Android version: 11
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear cameras: 48MP main (f/1.8); 50MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 2MP monochrome
  • Front camera: 16MP (f/2.4)
  • Battery life: 10:51 (120Hz); 10:53 (60Hz)

Why this phone?

If you are looking for a phone that charges really fast, has some amazing specs, solid battery life and amazing camera setup, this one is a good option for you, considering that it comes at a really low price. The OnePlus 9 is not fancy as its Pro brother, but it still has some amazing specs, which includes a 6.65 inch FHD+ Display, 120hz refresh rate, 8GB of Ram, 128GB storage, and 5G compatibility. This phone is future proof in so many ways and the power it has is just amazing!

12. ASUS ROG Phone 5

 

Specs:

  • Display Size: 6.78-inch AMOLED (2448 x 1080); 60 – 144Hz
  • Android version: 11 with ZenUI
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 64MP ultrawide (f/1.8), 13MP ultrawide (f/2.4), 5MP macro (f/2.0)
  • Front camera: 24MP (f/2.45)
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 12:23 (60Hz) / 10:53 (120Hz) / 10:27 (144Hz)

Why this phone?  

If you want to buy a gaming phone for streaming and light content creation, this one from ASUS is the best gaming phone that you can buy in the market right now and the price that it has for the performance it gives is just amazing.

This device has a 114hz AMOLED display, excellent battery life, up to 16GB of RAM option, Snapdragon 888 processor and some amazing camera configuration. The best part about this phone is that it has an amazing battery, which can last up to 12 hours with constant use. Yep, that’s real!

13. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold

 

Specs:

  • Display: 7.6-inch OLED (2208×1768) main; 6.2-inch OLED (2260×816) cover
  • Android Version: 10 with OneUI 2.5
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 256GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.8); 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2); 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.4)
  • Front camera: 10MP (ƒ/2.2) cover; 10MP (ƒ/2.2) main display
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10:10

Why this phone?

If you are looking for a phone that’s really different and is not easily available to buy in the market, we suggest you to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. As the name suggests, it is a foldable phone and has a really big display, is great for multi-tasking and is durable. The only downside with this device is that it has a really big price, at around $1999, you can get this device. If you are looking to buy a foldable phone, you can go with this one or wait for a couple of months and buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

14. Google Pixel 4A 5G

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch OLED (2340×1080)
  • Android version: 11
  • CPU: Snapdragon 730G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 128GB / No
  • Rear camera: 12MP main (ƒ/1.7 ); 16MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2)
  • Front camera: 8MP (ƒ/2.0)
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 8:12

Why this phone?

 If you are looking for a phone under $500, this phone is one of the best options that you can go with, considering that it has a 6.2 inch OLED display, Snapdragon 730G, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and an amazing set of cameras.

The reason we listed this phone here is because of the colorful display that it has, the amazing camera set up it has, and the fact that it has 5G support despite being just $499. Not only that, but it has an amazing battery life if you do not use 5G.

15. Moto G Power

 

Specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch LCD (1600×720)
  • Android version: 10 with My UX
  • CPU: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 3GB, 4GB
  • Storage / Expandable: 32GB, 64GB / Yes
  • Rear camera: 48MP (ƒ/1.7) main; 2MP (ƒ/2.4) macro; 2MP (ƒ/2.4) depth
  • Front camera: 8MP (ƒ/2.0)
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 14:04

Why this phone?

 If you are looking for a phone that can last all day, this one is a good option for you, considering that it has a battery that can reportedly last for up to 14 hours of usage. Not only that, but this one has a really nice design and has 4GB of RAM, a snapdragon 662, 6.6 LCD Display, and will only cost you around $200. So if that’s your budget, this one is a good option for you to go with!

Did we miss out anything in the list above? Let us know which flagship smartphones we forget to mention above by leaving a comment in the comments section below!

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