Top Phones for 2021

Wondering what the best phone for students is? We surveyed 350 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel to give you the answer. Students ranked the best phones on the market out of 10, on factors such as durability, screen quality, and battery life. Here are the top smartphones for students, voted for by students.

1. OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 Pro is everything you need from a smartphone, with a state-of-the-art display and 5G compatibility, as well as wireless charging capabilities.

Its 48 megapixel rear camera should also be enough to satisfy even the most avid of shutterbugs.

2. iPhone 12

Apple's latest flagship phone does not disappoint. The iPhone 4-esque redesign is a subtle homage to the device's roots, but the phone itself is anything but dated. The 6.1 inch Super Retina display will blow you away.

3. Oppo Find X2

With a better display than any of its competitors and a charging time of just 38 minutes, the Oppo Find X2 is a phone to be reckoned with. Throw in its decent camera and high storage capacity, and you're looking at an industry-leading smartphone.

4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

If you're looking for a good phone at a competitive price, look no further than the Redmi Note 7. You'll struggle to find a better phone for £145.

5. iPhone 12 Mini

As far as small smartphones go, you'll struggle to find a better model than the iPhone 12 Mini. Despite being far smaller than the 12, you'll hardly notice any difference performance-wise if you choose to downsize.

6. Google Pixel 4a

Google's Pixel 4a is another affordable option if you're sticking to a student budget. For around £349, you'll be investing in a real all-rounder with a solid camera.

7. Samsung Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy S20 picks up where its predecessors left off, with a strong camera, solid display, and 5G-ready functionality. If you're prepared to pay the £599 price tag, this phone won't let you down.