While Samsung has just launched its much-awaited Galaxy S9 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Google's Pixel 2 XL was launched in October a year ago as an all-encompassing Android favorite.
Nothing that Nokia unveiled today was dramatically different to what we've seen before, but it shows the iconic brand is getting more and more confident in its range of Android phones.
Nokia had plenty more up its sleeve, including a new version of the Nokia 6, now available globally and bringing a few upgrades to last year's handset.
The S9 though has only a single lens shooter at the back, unlike the twin lenses on the iPhone X. The larger S9+, with a 6.2-inch screen, has a dual lens camera which is similar to the iPhone's, allowing optical zoom. Up front, both models include 8-megapixel sensors.
The other big chance is the movement of the fingerprint reader from the side of the rear camera to the center of the phone's back - something heavily criticized previous year.
The cameras also boast AR capabilities, with Samsung introducing its AR Emoji, the company's answer to Apple's Animated Emojis.
Although the phones are set to go for sale in the USA from March 16, the release date and price for India is still unknown.
This dual system is a major selling point and it certainly offers a superior photography experience over the standard S9.
That's becoming part of everyday life which is why the camera is one of the most important features, which is why Samsung has added extras to the Galaxy S9 such as slo-mo videos and low-light photographic ability.
One of the standout specs is the incredibly wide aperture that measures in at f/1.5, which is the widest aperture on any smartphone to date.
Packing an octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S8+ in question stands strong regardless of what you throw at it. The phones will be available in 64/ 128/ 256GB storage options with support for up to 400GB microSD cards.
Since their battery debacle with the Galaxy Note S7, Samsung has been on the right track restoring customers faith in their smartphones. Both devices run on Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
New Zealand outlets are already offering an online ordering facility for the new Samsung phone, which seems likely to retail at either $1400 or $1600, depending on the features. Samsung and Apple are long standing rivals in smartphone market and this legacy will continue with Galaxy S9 and iPhone X.
The third camera feature is augmented reality emoji.