What’s up, guys Super Safe here, and believe it or not we’re almost halfway through 2021 already. Time really does fly. And, so far this year we’ve had some amazing smartphones already. Now, like I’ve been doing for the past few years, halfway through the year I do give you my top five personal picks of the year so far. Now, before we get into the list, a few disclaimers. I’ve tested a lot of smartphones this year, but obviously I’ve not tested every single one. So there may be a smartphone that you think should have been featured, which hasn’t been. That’s absolutely fine. Please drop that in the comments below and I’ll try to test it out and include it in the final end of year list. Second disclaimer, this is my personal top five list. It might be different to your list. That’s absolutely fine guys. We can still be friends. There’s no need to fight. Please drop your top picks down in the comments below. This list is in no particular order. I’m just giving you my top five. And because this list is of devices released in 2021, there are no iPhones in this top five list. Yes, we did have the purple iPhone 12, but that’s just a different color. It doesn’t really count as a different smartphone. If you must know, the iPhone that I use most is the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I’ve had it since the day it was released. I really like the cameras, they’re very consistent. It’s got some of the best video on any smartphone right now and it’s got excellent battery life. Now there’s definitely room for improvement. We don’t have the best display on the iPhone. There’s lots of other smartphones, this year especially, that do overtake the iPhone in terms of display with high refresh rates. And the iPhone that I think most people will opt for is the iPhone 12. I’ve covered both the iPhone 12 Pro Max as well as the iPhone 12 in separate reviews. I’ll link those in the comments and the description. And if you are thinking about buying an iPhone, personally speaking, I would recommend you wait a few months. September is likely when we’re going to be hearing about the next new iPhones, the iPhone 13s. So it might be worth just waiting a little bit longer unless you get a great deal. Now, with all of that out of the way, let’s go ahead and get to the 2021 top five list. the first smartphone on my list in no particular order, is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Now the S21 Ultra came out very early this year and it has been the Android smartphone that’s been in my pocket for the longest period of time. And that’s because Samsung really did take a lot of feedback from users on the S20 Ultra and pretty much improved everything that we had asked for So we’ve got an excellent display with 120 hertz We’ve got a very unique design, which we don’t really see on any other smartphone, with a camera module really blending into the sides. And I’m a little bit biased but the matte black version looks absolutely stunning. We’ve got excellent overall cameras with, in my opinion the best zoom on any smartphone right now. 10x obstacle zoom, which can be extended quite a bit. Now, we no longer get a charger included out of the box which isn’t great for a smartphone of this price. And the charging is also not the fastest out there. It’s only 25 watts wired charging. And this year we no longer have a MicroSD card slot. Something that a lot of people are used to on Samsung Galaxy devices. But, regardless, it’s an excellent smartphone and I can easily recommend it. Right, moving on. The next smartphone on my list was also a smartphone that came up pretty early but has kind of got forgotten a little bit and that is the Oppo Find X3 Pro. Now Oppo really did try to tick all of the boxes with this device. We’ve got an excellent display. We’ve got some great overall cameras and what’s quite unique is that we have the same sensor for the primary as well as the ultra wide camera, which you don’t really see on many of the devices. And we also have the world’s first microscope camera on a smartphone. Now this is something that I initially thought was a bit of a gimmick, but after using it, I actually found I was using it more than the telephoto camera. Just kind of getting my camera close up to things and really being able to see the details.