Choice paralysis is something that you may or may not have heard of, but you'll definitely have
been affected by. It's the thing that happens when you're given so many options that you end up not being able to make a decision at all.
Well, the tech world is rife with choice paralysis. For every phone, TV, or tablet there's a mind-boggling amount of options, which can make the process of buying a new piece of tech far less enjoyable than it should be.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung’s best phone with a big screen and superb camera
Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm | 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
TechRadar Senior Editor, Mobile and Buying Guides Matt Swider thinks the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the best phone on the market for a number of reasons, but the write-home-to-mother feature has to be the low-light camera.
Samsung is making a big deal about the camera on the S9 range and for good reason, on the back of the S9 Plus are dual 12MP cameras, both with an impressive f/1.5 maximum aperture. At the time of writing the S9 range is the only phone with a camera aperture this wide, making its low-light prowess second-to-none.
Add on top of that the 'infinity' screen that the Samsung Galaxy range is now famous for, and this big-screened beauty comfortably takes the top spot. We thought the AR Emoji feature was overrated, but if you're in the market for the best screen and best camera on a phone, this is the handset for you.
Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 is the best laptop money can buy
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
The Dell XPS 13 is ranked best laptop and best Ultrabook for good reason. Our Computing Editor Kevin Lee is particularly enamored with the “design marvel” that is the InfinityEdge display.
The XPS 13 manages the impressive task of fitting a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch frame.
It’s thin, light, and managed a battery life of more than seven hours when running our video test. A serious champion.
LG C7 OLED Series (2017)
Stunning pictures at an affordable price puts OLED back on top
Screen sizes available: 55-inch, 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview Play | 4K: Yes | HDR: Yes (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision) | Panel technology: OLED | Smart TV: WebOS 3.5 | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1230 x 750 x 217mm (W x H x D) | 3D: No | Inputs: Four HDMIs, three USBs, 2 x RF input, Ethernet port, optical digital audio output, PCMCIA slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Our best TV in the world right now is the LG OLED C7. It's available in 55 and 65-inch versions, and manages to strike a fine balance of industry-leading OLED technology and wallet-friendly price.
All of LG’s OLED televisions include exactly the same panel, which means that although the C7 is a fraction of the price of the flagship W7, it still looks stunning. The reason for the lower price is in the sound quality, but we think the C7’s audio strikes a good balance between price and performance.
It also delivers greater brightness and light control than it's predecessor, the C6, meaning that it’s able to offer OLED’s phenomenally dark blacks without compromising on great peak light performance.
This 4K powerhouse delivers class-leading performance via self-illuminating pixels at a price that many more of us than ever before can afford.
Read the full review: LG OLED C7
- Want to see the best of the rest?
- In the US, check out this version of the Best TVs in the US for 2018
- In the UK and Australia, check out this version of the Best TVs 2018
Best games console
Sony's souped-up PS4 Pro is amazing for 4K TV owners
Dimensions: 29.5 x 32.7 x 5.5 cm (W x L x H) | GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine | RAM: 8 GB of GDDR5, 1 GB DDR3 | Communication: USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet, Optical Audio and PlayStation Camera ports, Dual-band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 | Max Resolution: 3840 × 2160 | Maximum controllers: 4 | Storage: 1TB
The battle between Sony's PlayStation consoles and Microsoft's Xbox series is hard-fought, but right now we think the PS4 Pro has the edge over the Xbox One S, thanks to a combination of good hardware, great games, and a generous online offering.
An improvement on the already very strong PS4, the PS4 Pro supports 4K and HDR technologies; plus with advances in frame rate due to beefed-up processing speeds, gaming will look cleaner, crisper and smoother.
The only thing stopping the PS4 Pro from being the ultimate console is the omission of an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. Instead you'll have to rely on streaming to get your 4K media fix.
Read the full review: PS4 Pro
- Want to see exactly how it stacks up against the Xbox One S? Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: Which is better?