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The best super high-end phones of 2021

22 mayo, 2021

The mobile phone market has been stretching so much in price, always increasing, that it can no longer be understood solely as a ladder of two or three rungs. Now there are more small groups that range from the most basic mobiles on the market, which play in the league of 100 euros, to those that have ended up forming the Super Premium category, or the Superalta Range.

Here we are going to focus on them, on mobiles whose sale price is situated above 900 euros. Phones that have the obligation, both for their cost and for the public to whom they are directed, to offer the best that the market has at the time of its launch. So we will try to make a selection, always in evolution, of the best super high-end mobiles that you can buy this year 2021. Let’s start.

The best mobiles of 2021 with high-end specifications at a mid-range price

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Ahead of schedule (observing the calendars of previous years), Samsung renewed its S line terminals and with them landed a heavyweight in the market. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra went on sale at a not inconsiderable price of 1,259 euros and it is, at the moment, the most powerful model that can be bought within the South Korean catalog.

With the S21 Ultra, Samsung brought to the market a device with a 6.8-inch screen, with its latest Exynos 2100 manufactured at home and starting with 12GB of RAM in the memory section. What’s more, four functional cameras plus a ToF sensor, a great battery with fast charging and everything that Samsung offers in its higher-end phone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung already tried its luck with folding phones last year by putting its Samsung Galaxy Fold into circulation, and by 2020 it prepared a different phone format based on the same principle as Motorola’s Moto Razr. A phone with a screen that, when folded, was completely hidden inside. A flip phone, for all intents and purposes, but with a fully tactile interior and an exterior with a small screen to allow us to be aware of notifications and calls without having to open it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, analysis: the experience told from the points of view of a believer and a skeptic of folding

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip landed at a pretty high price. Specifically, the Z Flip went on sale for 1,500 euros but is now significantly cheaper. We can find the Samsung folding around 1,200 euros, staying within the spectrum that we have selected for this compilation.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Phone (F700f), Color Black (Black).  256 GB of Internal Memory, 8 GB of RAM, 6.7 Screen", Dual SIM, 12 + 12 MP Dual Camera.  - New Smartphone Completely Free.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Phone (F700f), Color Black (Black). 256 GB of Internal Memory, 8 GB of RAM, 6.7 “Screen, Dual SIM, 12 + 12 MP Dual Camera. – New Completely Free Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

For now, we close our way through Samsung by locating a model that still remains above 900 euros in price, although not by much. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was Samsung’s most powerful model of the past financial year 2020, and a phone to recommend in this year 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, analysis: a candidate for the best mobile of the year with the S Pen as the finishing touch

The most powerful model with Samsung’s S Pen of 2020 came boasting of the use of the front with a screen that overtook the vast majority of the market upon arrival, and with a performance to match the brand’s catalog leaders.


Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Smartphone Android 6.9 Free" 256GB Mystic Bronze [Versión española]

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Free Android Smartphone 6.9 “256GB Mystic Bronze [Versión española]

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Mate 40 Pro

Again, the older brother of a series of releases, in this case of The Huawei Mate 40 that the Chinese manufacturer unveiled in the middle of the summer of 2020. This Huawei P40 Pro is a super high-end phone with all the laws, plenty of power and a very high photographic level, but with a big drawback: it arrived without the proprietary services of Google.

Huawei was placed a couple of years ago among the manufacturers with the best cameras on the market and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro has kept the bar very high, being of the best mobiles to take pictures that we can buy today. We also have an excellent screen, a battery with great autonomy and 5G connectivity, almost everything that can be asked of a super high range in 2021, and we are waiting to see what they bring in 2021.


Huawei Mate 40 Pro Black + FreeBuds Pro White - Smartphone with 6.76 Curved Screen", 8 GB + 256 GB, 5nm Kirin 9000 5G SoC, Leica 50 MP camera, Black [Versión ES/PT]

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Black + FreeBuds Pro White – Smartphone with 6.76 “Curved Screen, 8 GB + 256 GB, 5nm Kirin 9000 5G SoC, Leica 50 MP Camera, Black [Versión ES/PT]

OPPO Find X3 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Entering the OPPO catalog we cannot but recommend one of its most powerful models, the OPPO Find X3 Pro that recently passed through our analysis table. Specifically, 1,169 euros for a super-high-end smartphone with good construction, plenty of power and a very careful design that is almost a house brand, because OPPO takes great care of this aspect.

The phone starts from the 12GB of RAM of its younger brother and raises the photographic level of the first, as it mounts two 50 megapixel sensors instead of one in its triple rear camera. Without a doubt, a model to recommend and one of OPPO’s great bets for this 2021. In addition, we have 65W fast charging, one of the fastest we can find at the moment, and 30W wireless charging.


OPPO Find X3 Pro 5G - 6.7 screen" (AMOLED 120 Hz, 12GB + 256GB, Snapdragon 888, 4500 mAh battery, Quad camera 50MP + 50MP + 13MP + 3MP, fast charge 65W) Black [Versión ES/PT]

OPPO Find X3 Pro 5G – 6.7 “Screen (120 Hz AMOLED, 12GB + 256GB, Snapdragon 888, 4500 mAh Battery, Quadruple Camera 50MP + 50MP + 13MP + 3MP, Fast Charge 65W) Black [Versión ES/PT]

Sony Xperia 1 (mark) II

Sony continues to release few phones each year but they are quite well chosen, not only because of the sector they are targeting but also because of the components that they mount on them. It may not be among the best-selling models, but the Sony Xperia 1 II is today a really powerful mobile phone and very competitive in almost all aspects, especially in that of its screen as it is from the brands that still bet on 4K screens.

The Xperia 1 II offers a triple 12 megapixel rear camera with almost all possible uses (main, zoom and super wide angle) and that also has a ToF for depth readings. Level photography for a mobile that boasts of it and that has a tall screen, in addition to a very recognizable design.


Sony Xperia 1 II - Mobile phone 21: 9 of 6.5" (4K HDR, 21: 9 CinemaWide, OLED, zeiss Triple Lens camera, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Android 10, Free, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB, IP65 / 68), Black

Sony Xperia 1 II – 21: 9 6.5 “mobile phone (4K HDR, 21: 9 CinemaWide, OLED, zeiss Triple Lens camera, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Android 10, Unlocked, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB, IP65 / 68 ), Black

## OnePlus 9 Pro The [OnePlus 9 Pro](https://www.xataka.com/analisis/oneplus-9-pro-analisis-caracteristicas-precio-especificaciones) is ** this year’s flagship OnePlus ** and launches the manufacturer’s collaboration with Hasselblad. Although, more than photography, what we have found that stands out in this case is that fluidity to which OnePlus has “spoiled” us. The OnePlus 9 Pro already started from a good base and with the improvements it offers ** it manages to raise the level considerably in key points **. Fluidity is a maxim in this smartphone: we have the 120Hz screen, fast charging, very powerful hardware and above all, very well optimized software.

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G Smartphone with Hasselblad Camera for Mobile - Morning Mist 8GB RAM + 128GB, SIM Free

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G Smartphone with Hasselblad Camera for Mobile – Morning Mist 8GB RAM + 128GB, SIM Free

ASUS Rog Phone 5

Rog Phone 5

Gaming continues and is renewed on mobile phones, to show this ASUS ROG Phone 5. With models and configurations up to 18 GB of RAM, of course it is one of the gaming mobiles to take into account if what we are looking for is maximum performance and, above all, the most convenient accessories. Also, in this generation there is a blank model.

Without a doubt, one of the phones to consider if we are fans of squeezing mobile phones with games because that is what it is designed for. You have to save the design of the device, of course, very oriented to ‘gamers’, but a phone to always have in the comparisons if what we are looking for is raw power.


ASUS - ROG Phone 5 ZS673KS Noir 256Go - RAM 16 Go

ASUS – ROG Phone 5 ZS673KS Noir 256Go – RAM 16 Go