The 5 Must-Have Phones of 2023 – Ivan’s Top Picks!

The year 2023 has been a great year for smartphone cameras as Ivan, the lifestyle photographer of GSMArena, shares his top 5 phones of the year.

In fifth place is the Nothing Phone (2), even though it lacks a telephoto camera, Ivan praises its unique and flawless design, making it a great budget-friendly option for reliable and fun use.

Next up is the OnePlus 12, which impresses Ivan with its top-tier specifications and an impressive camera system, especially the 70mm zoom lens which allows for unique perspectives and near-macro focusing abilities.

The vivo X100 Pro takes third place, with its 1-inch type sensor and a unique 100mm telephoto lens that provides the best zoom in a phone today, allowing for close focusing distance and true macro capability.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra lands in second place, known for its S Pen feature and superb display. Ivan has enjoyed using its 10x zoom camera, recognizing its uniqueness but hoping for further improvements in the future.

Finally, the Oppo Find N3 takes the top spot as it boasts the best 70mm (3x) camera on any phone at the moment. Its Hasselblad camera system and stunning design make it Ivan’s top choice as he closes out 2023.

Overall, 2023 has been a year that has normalized great camera systems on foldables and brought us closer to a future where all flagships have uncompromising cameras. Ivan expresses hope for even better smartphone cameras in 2024.

Happy Holidays from Ivan and the team at GSMArena!