If you’re talking about one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind, you have to talk about smartphones because their impacts have hugely been felt. Technology is changing the face of operation on the global level today and the smartphone industry has benefited hugely from that. In each country, an average citizen owns at least one smartphone, leading to the surge in popularity and also paved way for social media. Smartphones are manufactured in different ranges, just like every other thing in the tech space. They might not be as expensive as the other tech inventions but they’ve been duly serving their purpose. Some are now seen as workstations, combining the conventional office tools like calculator and many more. People now use their smartphones as an office tool where they can get so many things done. Some tasks that could only be achieved successfully through personal computers and other conventional professional tools can now be done with smartphones. Graphics designing, Web designing, Photography, Digital marketing; the list goes on and on.

The high expectations placed on smartphones as a result of the standards some of the leading manufacturers have set have now paved way for amazing tech features that come with them nowadays. Giant brands like Samsung don’t joke with features like outstanding camera qualities and processors.

As workstations that people use to get their professional projects done, what they need most with these smartphones would be efficiency and speed. Nobody wants a smartphone that stops abruptly in the middle of getting things done. Furthermore, it is very important that every phone is packed with the kind of speed and efficiency consumers would like to see in it; they are the ones parting ways with their funds to get these phones after all.

We are aware of the importance of speed in every smartphone and hence, we’ve rounded up the top 10 fastest smartphones in world in 2021.

1. RedMagic 6 Pro

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with the world’s fastest refresh rate of 165Hz and a maximum RAM of 18GB, it is safe to say the ZTE nubia RedMagic 6 Pro is the fastest smartphone on the planet at the moment. This smartphone has since its release in March 2021, gained unbelievable amount of recognition for its amazing performance, earning it the number one spot on our list of the fastest smartphones of 2021. The RedMagic 6 Pro runs on an Android 11 and Redmagic 4.0 OS, and it features internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, with RAM options of 12GB, 16GB, and 18GB. The 6.8″ 5G gaming phone is powered by a Li-Po 5050 mAh non-removable battery.

2. Asus ROG Phone 5

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is another gaming phone that serves other purposes too, and it is one of the fastest and best gaming phone you can get your hands on in 2021. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset combined with a maximum RAM of 16GB, although there are smaller options which are 8GB and 12GB. This smartphone features a refresh rate of 144Hz and it runs on an Android 11 and ROG UI OS. To match the battery consumption that is often experienced when gaming, the ROG Phone 5 has been fitted with an excellent battery life that features a large 6000mAh non-removable battery.

3. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro

The Black Shark 4 Pro is the latest power release by Xiaomi, the best gaming phone the brand has produced thus far. Its big design sets it apart from the other gaming smartphones but that’s not the only positive thing about the phone. It runs on Android 11 OS and features a Snapdragon 888 CPU with impressive cameras which most people find surprising. When you combine the phone’s maximum RAM of 16GB with the Snapdragon 888 chipset and 144Hz refresh rate, you have a high-performance phone right at your fingertips. The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro ships with a Li-Po 4500 mAh non-removable battery.

4. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Performance is not even the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s greatest strengths but it still ranks as the fastest smartphone you can get your hands, thanks to its Snapdragon 888 CPU that gets it performing like the best that it is. It remains the best Samsung smartphone ever and its superior 6.8-inch AMOLED big screen gives it an edge over the latest Samsung productions. This phone is popular for its camera qualities but despite these feats, it has managed to remain the best-performing smartphone with its super fast CPU and 120Hz refresh rate, accompanied by RAM options of 12GB and 16GB. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G runs on Android 11 and One UI 3.1 OS, and a powerful Li-Ion 5000 mAh non-removable battery ensures you’re up and running all day.

5. OnePlus 9 Pro

Only a few smartphones can beat the OnePlus 9 Pro’s performance and those would be Samsung smartphones. It is regarded as the best of the rest because when you take Samsung and iPhone out of the picture, then it’s the OnePlus 9 Pro’s time to shine. Its Snapdragon 888 CPU is the same CPU that runs on the popular Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, so you can’t get it wrong with the OnePlus 9 Pro as far as performance and speed are concerned. It has two RAM options; 8GB and 12GB, and two storage options including 12GB and 256GB. The 9 Pro runs on Android 11 OS and it comes equipped with a 4500 mAh non-removable battery.

6. Oppo Find X3 Pro

What is most lovable about Oppo Find X3 Pro is its straightforwardness, although some people find see that as a downside. No multiple RAM or storage options; just the 12GB supported by 256 storage that is not expandable all complemented by a Snapdragon 888 chipset. If you’re looking for a high-performance phone, the Oppo Find X3 Pro should be one of the first options on your shortlist. The Oppo Find X3 Pro runs on Android 11 OS and tts battery capacity is 4500 mAh.

7. OnePlus 9

While the Pro version is taking all the glory, we can’t turn a blind eye to the amazing performance features this smartphone have. Just like its big brother, it also runs on Android 11 OS and a Snapdragon 888 chipset with RAM options of 8 and 12GB. Its solid battery life of 4500 mAh will leave you with enough time to thoroughly the great features that come with the phone while you’ll also be able to put the good cameras to good use if you’re a photo geek. 

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Samsung continues to prove its spot at the top with the production of some of the best smartphones in the world and this case, the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. If you’re after performance, you should have the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra high on your wish list as it runs on a Snapdragon 865 plus chipset which is perfectly complemented by 12GB of RAM. You will also find its storage options of 128, 256, and 512GB amusing and whichever one you opt for, you’re sure to get the best value for your money. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G’s all-round performance is great for those who want speed and power in their smartphone. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G runs on Android 10 and it comes equipped with a 4500 mAh non-removable battery.

9. iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple and Samsung are regarded as the two biggest smartphones manufacturers in the world and their productions are often listed together due to the outstanding features they come with. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s latest iPhone flagship and it is one of the world’s best-performing phones with the popular A14 Bionic, the most powerful processor by Apple yet. This is accompanied by 6GB RAM which further enhances the phone’s performance. For all it’s worth, you can enjoy the phone’s storage in many options which include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Battery? The best Apple has ever produced with an 11-hour usage. The iPhone 12 Pro Max comes equipped with a 3687 mAh non-removable battery.

10. LG V60 ThinQ

Dual-screen smartphones are still making waves worldwide but it’s hard to find the one with the right performance features. Explore the performance features of the LG V60 ThinQ and you’ll have a rethink. It also runs on Android 10 and the popular Snapdragon 865 chipset. The RAM is 8GB and storage options include 128 and 256 GB that can be extended up to 2TB through an external card. The V60 ThinQ comes equipped with a 5000 mAh non-removable battery.