If you’re looking for the Best Christmas Gifts 2018, you’ve come to the right place. Rather than aimlessly searching the web for Christmas gift ideas, we’ve consolidated all the coolest and unique Christmas gifts all into one place.
Through a combination of monitoring online trends throughout 2017 and product testing some of the coolest Christmas Gifts of the year, we’ve compiled the following list of gift ideas that together make up the Top 15 Christmas Gifts of 2018.
Best Christmas Gifts 2018
|Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker||Wrist Band Heart Rate Monitor||Activity Tracking|
Call, Text, Clock
|Chillax Fidget Spinner||Handheld Anxiety Toy|
ADHD, Autism, Fidgeting
|2+ Minute Spin Time|
Glow in Dark Bracelet
|PlayStation VR Headset||Virtual Reality Headset, 3D VR||3D VR Headset Compatible with PS4|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||128 GB Memory|
12 MP Camera
8 MP Front Camera
|Huawei Watch 2||4G Phone|
Stainless Steel Bezel
1.2 inch screen
Heart Rate Monitoring
Call, Text, Email
|HIKPRO Travel Backpack||Lightweight Travel Backpack||20 Liter, 6.5 oz|
|Maui Jim Ho'okipa Sunglasses||Anti-Glare|
|Polarized Plus 2 Technology|
|Fidgeteer Fidget Spinner Toy||Tri-Fidget Spinner|
|2+ Minute Spin Time|
First Class Bearings
|J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight||300 Lumens|
(1) AA Battery
|600ft Beam Distance|
|Razor California Longboard Scooter||32-inch Wooden Deck|
|Rear Fender Brake|
220 lb Support
|Google Daydream VR Headset||Virtual Reality Headset||Full 360 View|
Pixel, MotoZ, Mate9, Axon7
|Apple Watch 2||Text, Call, Email|
GPS, Heart Rate
|Water Resistant 50m|
|Fitbit Charge 2||Fitness Wristband|
Heart Rate Monitor
Call, Text, Alerts
|Google Pixel XL||5.5 inch Display|
128 GB Storage
|12.3 MP Camera|
|LG Electronics 60-Inch 4K TV||4K Ultra HD|
60 Inch Screen
Web OS 3,0
3 HDMI, 1 USB
|Magnetic Handyman Wristband||Wristbands with 6 Magnets||Hands free ability to hold screws, nails, and utility items|
|Dinosaur Light 3D Night Light||Cool Night Light||7 colors|
1. Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker – Best Christmas Gifts 2018
Recently released by Fitbit, the Alta series looks to improve on the already successful Flex and Charge 2 offerings. It’s sleek design and customizable looks make it the perfect fitness tracker for long workouts or other gym activities.
- Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
- See stats and time with a bright OLED tap display
- Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent, vibrating alarm
- Personalize with interchangeable metal, leather and classic bands
- Get call, text and calendar notifications at a glance
For a Christmas gift for the Fitness lover, you can’t go wrong with the Fitbit Alta. It also ranks high on the best fitness tracker list
of 2018 when compared to other top fitness trackers.
Chillax has been producing some pretty impressive fidget toys lately and this new fidget tri-spinner is no exception. It’s quality and design are noticeably better than most other fidget toys. For an inexpensive stocking stuffer, this Fidget Spinner ranks high on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
Constructed of durable ABS plastic, as is standard for most fidget toys, the Chillax Fidget Spinner Toy will last a long time. You’ll likely lose it before it would ever malfunction or break.
Chillax uses one of the best ball bearings in the 608 ball bearing because it can dissipate the heat and friction generated inside the bearing more easily than a normal metal ball bearing can. Spinning longer and developing less heat are always good things.
Weighing in at only 2 ounces, it’s lightweight frame allows for easy use across all age ranges.
With most Fidget Toys averaging 1-2 minutes of spin time, Chillax guarantees at least 2 minutes spin time. An experienced user will be able to maximize the spin time beyond most other spinners. This is the fidget toy to own if you want to spin it for 2+ minutes easily and with little effort.
The Chillax Fidget Spinner Toy also comes with a glow in the dark band you can attach to the fidget toy to make it light up at night. It’s a nice added feature that looks really cool when it’s spinning fast. For a great stocking stuffer from Santa Claus, the Chillax Fidget Spinner is one of the Best Christmas gifts 2018.
It isn’t surprising that a virtual reality headset like the PlayStation VR is no longer the leader of the virtual reality pack. That’s to be expected since it’s now been on the market for 2 years and newcomers such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive harness newer technology. But with virtual reality still in it’s infancy, the PlayStation VR still ranks high among the best available right now at an even better price. Let’s take a look why it still makes for one of the Best Christmas Gifts 2018.
The PlayStation VR is centered on one thing, and that’s the ever popular PlayStation 4 console. That’s right, you won’t need to purchase the latest and greatest PC to power the PlayStation VR. Something both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive pretty much demand.
Considering a PS4 is less than $300, that’s quite the savings over having to purchase a top of the line PC that could be well in to the $1000’s.
But that’s not to say you won’t have other added costs beyond the PS4 console just to experience the PlayStation VR. You’ll have to purchase a PlayStation Camera and PlayStation Move Controllers just to get the full experience. Just keep that in mind.
However, Sony has made this easier by offering the PlayStation VR in couple different packages. The first is a standalone PlayStation VR package that just comes with the basics such as the headset, headphones, and cables. The second option is to purchase the PlayStation VR Bundle Package that includes everything already mentioned, plus the Play Station 4 Camera and PlayStation Move Controllers.
The PlayStation VR bundle package is everything you would need for the full user experience. It even includes a few games like PlayStation VR Worlds.
The PlayStation VR works by having the PlayStation 4 Camera work with sensors in the headset and controllers. The PlayStation Camera tracks your movements and relays your position to the PS4 which In turn projects the correct visuals. This is great, as long as the camera doesn’t lose track of the controllers, which seems to happen often.
You’re also limited by the distance you can travel since the camera’s range is not much more than 6 feet. A stationary and controlled environment is needed to maximize the user experience with the PlayStation VR.
The 1080 OLED 5.7″ display is on par with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The PlayStation VR is more than capable of letting you immerse yourself into a VR world. Nausea is also a concern, if you’re easily affected by it.
Unlike the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Sony is the leader in the gaming world and the PlayStation VR has it’s support. While other VR headsets are trying to forge alliances with game manufactures or other outlets, the PlayStation VR is set up with Sony’s massive support and game system already in place.
The visual 3D world projected by the PlayStation VR is not as good as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at their best, but it will allow you to feel fully immersed in the VR world. The lagging and screen tear are minimal, and the experience only improves if you upgrade to the PS4 Pro with its extra processing power.
For these reasons and its affordability, the Sony PlayStation VR is still one of the best VR headsets available in a market that is still in its infancy. With Sony backing it and the PS4 platform always improving, it will be a tough contender for years to come. If you’re looking for a gift for someone that already owns a PS4, then look no further, this is one of the Best Christmas Gifts of 2017 and 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here, and expectations are everything that it was hyped up to be. It blows the Galaxy S7 away in speed comparison tests, and most other mobile devices as well. Let’s take a look at why the Samsung Galaxy S8 makes the list as one of the best Christmas gifts 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Display
Samsung has gone a step further by introducing what it calls the infinity display for the Galaxy S8. While a curved edge display is nothing new, the infinity design is re-engineered to hide even more of the bezel giving a seamless look that just can’t be matched with any other device, including the Galaxy S7. HD videos and movies will extend past the curved edges maximizing the viewing area to unprecedented levels.
Available in the S8 and S8+, Samsung has developed a device which maximizes the screen space available for an incredible end to end viewing experience that spills over the edges. Nothing is interrupted with the screen flowing directing into the aluminum body of the phone. It really has to be experienced firsthand to grasp the awesomeness of the Samsung Galaxy S8 display.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera
The Galaxy S8 offers a 12 mega-pixel camera which is similar to the Galaxy S7; however, it features an increased 8 mega-pixel front camera that enhances Apps like Facetime and others. Samsung aimed to redesign the camera for the Galaxy S8 to work better under all conditions, especially low light, and they did not disappoint.
Samsung managed to accomplish this task by installing a bright F1.7 lens and large 1.4µm pixels to capture as much light as possible during low light conditions. The results are nighttime photos that are crisp and clear, without washout or glare. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now the best smartphone camera for all light conditions. It’s 4K video capturing sensors are just as capable and while not mandatory these days, will surely be in the future as 4K gains popularity.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Processor
The Samsung Galaxy S8 features the new Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor that is the fastest and most energy efficient chip available. The Exynos 8895, built on a cutting-edge 10nm FinFET process, features a 2nd generation custom CPU core and an advanced GPU for exceptional performance with low power consumption for extended battery life.
But Samsung did not stop there; they incorporated a 1Gbps LTE-Advanced modem that provides faster connection speeds to the phone itself. Watching movies and streaming video just got a whole lot faster and more efficient.
Just for comparison, the Galaxy S8 has a 27% higher performance rating than the Galaxy S7, all while doing it with 40% less battery consumption. Obviously the Samsung Galaxy S8 is combining all the latest technology and innovation into one package that cannot be matched among other top mobile devices. For the latest technological gadget, the S8 tops the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
The latest offering from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei within the past few weeks is the Huawei Watch 2 with 4G capability. Looking to improve on the success of the Huawei Watch 1 with added features and capabilities, is it enough to really make a difference or is it just the same Huawei Watch re-branded? Lets take a look at why this smartwatch makes a great Christmas present.
The Huawei Watch 2 is available in two styles, the Huawei Watch 2 Classic for business or casual outings, and the regular Huawei Watch 2 that is more rugged and designed for outdoors and fitness type applications. This is very similar scenario to the Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic variations offered by Samsung. With 9 wristband styles to choose from, hundreds of custom watch faces, and a rugged or classic version, the customization of the Huawei Watch 2 is among the best.
The Huawei Watch 2 still sports the classic large round display and ceramic bevel. The bevel alone is touted as taking 288 hours to make and 6 times harder than stainless steel if you can believe it. It sounds like Huawei is really getting behind providing a rugged smartwatch. The 4G capable nano sim slot is located discreetly in in the bevel itself which proves a great out of the way location.
It’s 1.2″ screen is slightly smaller than the Original 1.4″ display, but with the bevel appears just the same or larger. Equipped with two outer buttons, the top button allows you to go back and the bottom allows you to access the fitness options.
The Huawei Watch 2 is IP68 Water and Dust resistant so it can be be taken into the shower, withstand a rainstorm, or be used for swimming.
As with other Huawei Smartwatches, the Huawei 2 uses Android Wear. So you’ll get all the goodies associated with Android Wear coupled with the Huawei Watch 2’s GPS, NFC payment, and 4G speed capabilities. All this with around a 2 day battery life which is pretty good among it’s competitors.
You’ll be able to make and receive phone calls without your mobile device with the Huawei Watch 2 integrated antenna (eSIM/SIM), listen to music, and have Bluetooth capability. The Huawei Watch 2 comes with it’s own fitness tracking app or you can use one of the many available on Android Wear. Fitness features on the Huawei Watch 2 include:
- GPS Tracking,
- Heart Rate Monitoring,
- Real Time Guidance,
- Workout Report; and,
- Offline Music.
While the Huawei Watch 2 is nothing revolutionary, it does offer a slight step above the Huawei Watch 1 in regards to a faster 4G experience. It’s still a very large watch and those looking for a smaller smartwatch should definitely look elsewhere. But it’s refreshing to see Huawei bringing improved products to the market like the Huawei Watch 2 that offers a lot of customization, 4G capability, improved fitness tracking, and a rugged design for outdoor applications. The Huawei Watch 2 is the top 4G LTE Smartwatch in the best Christmas gifts 2018 list and makes a great gift for men, gifts for boyfriends, or any man in your life.
When it comes to finding a travel backpack that is lightweight, durable, affordable, and compact, the HIKPRO Lightweight Travel Backpack is at the top of the list. Why spend $100’s when the HIKPRO can do it all for less? Lets take a look at why the HIKPRO Travel Backpack ranks high on the best Christmas Gifts 2018 review.
The HIKPRO Travel Backpack is made out of tear and water resistant nylon and SBS anti-abrasion zippers making it durable enough for almost any use. It’s also extremely light, weighing in at only 6.9 ounces and can be folded into the size of a sandwich bag, making for easy storage in a purse, briefcase, or pocket.
- 3 zippered compartments
- 1 main pocket to place bulkier items
- 1 outer smaller pocket
- 1 inner zippered pocket which doubles
- 2 large side mesh pockets
The HIKPRO Travel Backpack does not have the largest carrying capacity on the best travel backpack 2018 list, but it is capable of holding 1,220 cubic inches or 20 liters with up to 40 pounds of weight. It’s breathable mesh straps make for a comfortable experience.
The HIKPRO Travel Backpack is designed for low to medium use for quick day excursions. It’s light and can be folded up for easy storage until it’s needed. It’s also water resistant should it be subjected to the elements, and at less than $20 is hard to beat.
If there’s anything that sets a pair of outdoor sunglasses apart from the rest, its durability, eye protection, and comfortability. The Maui Jim Ho’okipa MJ Sport Sunglasses provide all of these aspects and do it with a stylish look. For these reasons it’s included on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
The Ho’opika line is constructed with Maui Jim’s patented Polarizedplus2® lens technology which enhances clarity by reducing glare and UV in order to provide more vivid colors. The benefits of Polarizedplus2® lens technology provides a 4 pronged attack that reduces glare, enhances colors, promotes eye health, and protects the lenses.
The Maui Jim Ho’okipa MJ Sport Sunglasses are featured in 4 different lens color choices based on your application. Neutral gray lenses offer the largest light reduction and offer the richest colors and sharpest contrast. The HCL Bronze lens offers a high contrast and is perfect for everyday use. The Maui Rose lens features a rose tint and is Maui Jim’s highest contrasting lens, making it good for fast action sports. The last lens is Maui HT which is great for low light and golf.
Maui Jim Ho’okipa MJ Sport Sunglasses are constructed with Superthin glass, making them very lightweight and extremely scratch resistant. For a day out on the water or in the woods, the Ho’okipa Sunglasses will perform flawlessly.
When it comes to fidget toys and extended spinning times, a fine tuned balance and quality ball bearings are a must. Both of these key aspects can be found in the Street Fidgeteer Fidget Spinner Toy. The ability to be a great stocking stuffer is why it ranks high on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
- Concave center cap for one finger spinning
- POM (Polyoxymethylene) Body for added durability
- Upgraded bearings capable of 2+min spin times
- Made with less chemicals (BPA and PFOA free)
Measuring 7cm x 7cm and weighing 54g the Fidgeteer will slip easily into pockets and bags and is convenient for work, home and travel. The discreet, quiet spin ensures this will not be out of place in any environment.
The Street Fidgeteer Fidget Spinner Toy is slightly more expensive than other top fidget toys listed in the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list, but it’s easy to see that you get a higher quality fidget spinner.
The J5 V1-PRO Tactical Flashlight is one of the most popular flashlights around. It’s dependable, affordable, and is equipped with a very bright LED light powered by just one AA Battery. It’s one of the lightest (3.2 ounces) and brightest with a beam capable of extending 600 feet.
Constructed of Aircraft Grade Aluminum, the J5 V1-PRO Tactical Flashlight will stand up to most every day uses. It’s available in several different color variations, including Black, Hunter Orange, Forest Camo, Desert Camo, Blue Aqua, and Pink.
This flashlight runs on a single AA battery that can power the bright 300 Lumen beam approximately 1 Hour under continuous use. This is a pretty great feature considering 1 AA battery is always easier to find than 2 or more if you are in a pinch. The J5 V1-PRO Tactical Flashlight battery power can be extended to one week under light to moderate use on just one AA battery. It’s even compatible with 14500 Rechargeable Batteries.
- 300 Lumens
- Powered by (1) AA battery
- 600 foot beam length
- Adjustable beam focus (Narrow to wide)
- 3 Different Modes ( High / Low / Strobe (for Cycling))
The J5 V1-PRO Tactical Flashlight is a great compact unit that is only improved upon by the low price that it’s currently offered at. It’s hard to believe such a compact tactical flashlight could be this affordable and still provide the features that it does, but who are we to complain. The J5 V1-PRO Tactical Flashlight will do the job of other flashlights 3X’s it’s price, which is why it makes the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
One of the coolest items on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 review, the Razor California Longboard Scooter just screams laid back. This is mainly because its design is based on the longboard and built for cruising long distances.
Like a downhill longboard, the Razor California Longboard Scooter has an extended 32 inch deck that allows you to shift weight further back onto the rear wheel. This creates the ultimate stretch ride letting you use your weight for maximum momentum.
The deck is made with 7 ply wood laminate giving it that California look and feel. The 220lb weight limit makes it a great scooter for adults as well. For one of the coolest looking scooters designed available combined with Razors quality, it’s hard to go wrong at it’s price.
Currently Googles flagship virtual reality headset design, the Google Daydream View is another wireless VR headset that incorporates compatible mobile devices into a 3D virtual experience. But how does the Google Daydream view compare to other VR headsets and what does it have to offer? Lets take a look at why it’s included in the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
The Google Daydream View has the classic VR headset design seen with most other manufacturers including the Samsung Gear VR. A compatible mobile device is placed in the front compartment and held secure by a top latch. The adjustable head strap is pretty basic and offers little more than the obvious.
But that’s not to say the Google Daydream View isn’t a capable virtual reality platform. It works just fine for what it is and Googles vision was that of simplicity. And we all know with simplicity comes a good price. While not cardboard price, it’s still a step up and you won’t look like you cut up a packing box to experience the virtual reality world.
The Google Daydream View is covered completely in a soft cloth material that sets itself apart from the uninviting hard plastic that so many other virtual reality headsets come with. This sense of refinement is a nice added touch.
The Google Daydream View is compatible with all google daydream phones, so that basically just means the Google Pixel phone at the moment. Considering the Google Pixel phone is currently around $600, it’s another virtual reality headset set up specifically for the manufacturers hardware. Which isn’t much of a problem if you already have a Google Pixel Phone, but a difficult proposition if you don’t and aren’t looking to upgrade.
Once the Google Pixel Phone is positioned in the Google Daydream View, it will automatically sense the connection and start the VR headset Apps. This is a pretty handy feature when it works.
The Google Daydream View pairs with the controller that is included with the virtual reality headset. It’s similar in design and function to the Oculus Rift controllers. Unlike the Samsung Gear VR who’s external controls are mounted on the side of the VR headset itself, the Google Daydream View controller allows you do all that without having to raise your hand to fumble for control button. This allows for a more seamless interface as you interact with 3D VR apps and selection screens within the device display.
The home screen for the Google Daydream View is a virtual forest that shows popular apps and games. Scrolling through the different options is pretty easy and everything seems to be set up in a intuitive manner. You’ll be able to select Google Street View, Youtube VR, and many other 3d VR apps.
It’s still important to keep in mind that expectations with most virtual reality headsets that utilize mobile devices are still in the infancy stage of development. The Pixel Phone will allow you to experience the best that mobile phone hardware is capable of projecting, but it’s still not the experience you would get from the top VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Expect some minimal lagging and screen tears, as well as a limited field of view.
Regardless, if you have a Google Pixel phone and want to experience the 3D virtual world, the Google Daydream View is the right choice for you at a really good price. The interface is user friendly and the headset itself is one of the most refined on the market currently. For one of the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 for the Pixel phone, this can’t be beat.
12. Apple Watch 2
Referred to as the Apple Watch 2 or the Apple Watch Series 2, both are the same device and Apple’s newest smartwatch. Lets take a look at what is has to offer and why it’s included on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
The largest improvements over the original Apple Watch Series 1 are the upgraded water resistant design, GPS tracker, swim tracker, and faster/updated hardware.
Also included is the advanced WatchOS 3 that Apple is extremely excited about. It improves the Apple Watch functionality extensively. Apps now launch instantly, new display customization’s are available, and users are provided with a better experience overall. Personalize the Apple Watch 2 with custom watch faces and even monitor your nights rest with the Sleep App. The Apple Watch 2 is also a watch phone. Take calls and interact just like with your mobile device.
Five workout metrics no show on the device display — distance, pace, active calories, heart rate, and elapsed time — all at once, without having to swipe. You can highlight your most important metric, mark segments, and label workouts like Pilates and Boxing. The Apple Watch 2 even automatically pauses on a run, like at a stoplight, and resumes when you do.
Unlike the Apple Nike+ Watch that caters primarily to running, the Apple Watch 2 series is designed for all the ways you workout.
With the Apple Watch 2, you can leave your iPhone at home and still track your run or ride accurately. With it’s 50 meter water resistant design, you can track your laps around to the pool too.
Once you are done with your activity, just check your iPhone for the details like distance, intensity, laps, and speed. It’s all constantly being updated to your phone so the results are instantaneous.
With Airpods, wirelessly connect to the Apple Watch 2 and have streaming music as you workout. The Apple Watch 2 is also compatible with the Apple Watch Charging Dock. When docked, your watch automatically goes into Nightstand mode, so you can use it as your alarm clock.
- Heart Rate Sensor
- Breathe App
- Third-Party Health Apps
- Health App on iPhone
With the ability to receive incoming calls, respond to texts, customize the watch face, and so much more, the Apple Watch 2 is really one of the most complete do it all watches on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list. Apple’s ability to streamline the user interface, hardware, and Apps is second to none for the best smartwatch 2018.
13. Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit’s #1 selling fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 2 is designed to do pretty much everything. Combined with it’s abundant features and affordable price tag, it’s easily one of the top fitness trackers on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list. It’s also the best Fitbit for women, and the best fitness watch for women overall. Lets take a look why.
- PurePulse Heart Rate Monitoring (Heart Rate Variability through Relax App) (HRV)
- Multi-Sport Tracking and GPS
- Call, Text, and Calendar Alerts
- Cardio Fitness Level
- Guided Breathing Sessions
The ability to monitor heart rate variability is rather new in activity trackers. The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best fitness tracker with heart rate monitor due to it’s HRV capability.
Additional features on the Fitbit Charge 2 include All-Day Activity Tracking which continuously tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes & hourly activity with up to 5-day battery life.
Reminders to Move helps you stay active throughout the day. Charge 2 sends Reminders to Move that encourage you to take 250 steps every hour.
The Fitbit Charge 2 automatically tracks how long and how well you sleep to help you work toward a better routine with the Auto Sleep Tracking feature.
The Silent Vibrating Alarm feature creates a sleep schedule in the app to alert you when it’s time to get up or when to start moving again. You can set up to eight silent alarms to occur once or on multiple days of the week.
Fitbit also allows for the customization of the Charge 2 by offering special leather band’s as well as a multitude of available colors to choose from. Users can match the look to the occasion. The only downside with the Fitbit Charge 2 is that it has one of lowest water resistant ratings on the best fitness tracker 2018 list at 1 ATM. This means it can withstand only limited contact with water and is not ideal for swimming or showering.
Between the host of Apps and Features, ability to customize, and affordable price tag, the FitBit Charge 2 makes the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list easily and is the recommended choice for the best all around budget fitness tracker. It’s customization ability to match any outfit and it’s small sleek design make it the best activity tracker for women.
14. Google Pixel XL
The Google Pixel Phone is one of the latest and greatest gadgets to hit the smartphone market and helps round out the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, this smartphone boasts a 10% increase in performance over it’s predecessor the 820. The 64Bit Quad-Core is channeled in both 2.15Ghz and 1.6Ghz, making this smartphone lightning fast.
Running the Android OS with v7.1 (Nougat), the Google Pixel smartphone is one of the fastest smartphones available. Expanding on the Marshmallow 6.1 OS, Nougat offers a new data saving mode that restricts background app data usage and works to limit bandwidth if selected.
Making the list of Best Smartphone 2018, the Google Pixel Phone is designed with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for improved fall protection. Something most would expect on a smartphone at this price point. It’s not the latest Gorilla Glass 5, but it should serve it’s intended purpose just fine.
Maybe it’s just a matter of time that all high end smartphones come with advanced outer case protection from the factory as well. One can hope, right?
The Google Pixel smartphone sports a dual camera system (front and back) at 8 mega pixels and 12.3 mega pixels, respectively. Picture quality comparisons between the Google Pixel Smartphone and the iPhone 7 smartphone are relatively close. The Pixels’ wider lens makes shots appear further away than the iPhone 7, and the colors are both brighter and sharper. Low light conditions also favor the Google Pixel smartphone.
The Google Pixel smartphone does not have as many of the photo interface options that the iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 possess, but it’s more than capable.
Google Pixel Imprint
One new feature the Google Pixel smartphone introduces is the rear finger print sensor/reader called Pixel Imprint. It allows for a fingerprint to unlock your phone, authorize purchases, and even unlock specific apps. This great one handed application and design has been long overdue for rear mounted fingerprint readers and why the Google Pixel Phone ranks high in the Best Smartphone 2018 list.
As with any relatively new release of a product, Google is working to eliminate some bugs that user have experienced with the Pixel Phone. As this smartphone evolves, the experience will only increase for the better.
Overall, the Google Pixel smartphone offers a a great interface, google compatibility, and a well thought out design. High end smartphones should be fast, easy to use, and incorporate cutting edge technology. It’s what keeps consumers engaged and excited. The Google Pixel smartphone is no exception and why it makes the the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list.
15. LG Electronics 60-Inch 4K TV – Gift Idea for Men
We can’t say enough good things about the LG 4K TV’s that are available right now, so it’s no surprise the 60-inch LG 60UH6150 rounds out the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list. Let’s take a look at how it compares to the Samsung 65-inch 6300 Series 4K TV and LG OLED65G6P 4K TV.
Like the LG OLED that leads the best 4k TV 2018 list, the 60-Inch LG 60UH6150 4K TV is one of the best options in its class. The 4K Ultra HD display commands a 3840 x 2160 resolution making it ideal for just about any application. Its 8.3M Pixels is astonishing and provides 4x the Resolution of Full HD TVs. This means you can fit a larger screen in a smaller space without compromising the viewing experience.
It’s equipped with TruMotion 120 Hz and is perfect for games and sports where ghosting can sometimes be an issue. Well, not with the 60-Inch LG 60UH6150 4K TV, even the fastest scenes are sharp and crisp. It features the UHD Mastering Engine which enhances color, contrast, and clarity. True Black Panel display with Antiglare film helps achieve deeper black levels.
The 60-Inch LG 60UH6150 4K TV is equipped with the standard 3 HDMI and 2 USB connections, similar to the Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV.
With 4K Upscaler built in, you can upgrade all video content to near-4K quality.
The 60-Inch LG 60UH6150 4K TV incorporates the popular WebOS 3.0 Smart TV interface. The latest generation of LG’s exclusive, award-winning Smart TV platform is incredibly easy to use with simple setup and content discovery.
The UH6150 has built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity to allow access to your favorite apps and Internet-based content, plus content sharing and screen mirroring with your other smart devices such as your smartphone or tablet. Although more expensive than most other items on the Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list, the LG 4K TV might be the best gift yet.
Wrapping It Up
Hopefully this list of presents has helped you narrowed down the Best Christmas Gifts of 2018. Often times when searching for an xmas gift it comes down to the interests of the person that you’re buying it for. The Best Christmas Gifts 2018 list covered a wide range of xmas gifts that were either the latest and greatest gadgets or the most talked about items of the year. If you haven’t found that perfect gift yet, hopefully this list has given you some ideas of what that special person in your life might like for Christmas. Check back often for new updates and items.
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