The best smartphones over 1000 euros: our Christmas favorites

If you are looking for an ultra high-end smartphone for Christmas, that is to say sold for more than 1000 euros excluding subsidies, you are in the right place. We have prepared a guide for you with our favorite models, segmenting them according to your needs. Are you Android or iOS? Are you more of a gamer or more of a photographer? We have a solution for each of you. All you have to do is let yourself be guided…

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Buying an ultra high-end smartphone means making a “long term” investment. It is a phone whose lifespan is clearly longer than that of a phone sold for less than 500 euros. And because it will accompany you daily for longer, the ultra high-end smartphone must, on the one hand, be almost flawless and, on the other hand, meet all your needs. Those of today and those of tomorrow.

Read also – Top 3 smartphones from 500 to 1000 euros: our Christmas selection

In this guide, we offer you three Android smartphones that meet the most common expectations. And, as a bonus, we also included an iPhone, because some of you may not like Android or are already equipped with Apple. Each model recommended in this guide has been tested by the editorial staff. Tested and approved of course!

The jack of all trades: The Magic5 Pro from Honor

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Price: 1199 euros

For anyone looking for a very versatile smartphone, capable of taking beautiful photos as well as supporting a big game, with a beautiful screen and comfortable battery life, here is the Honor Magic5 Pro. Relying on a distinctive premium design, the Magic5 Pro is covered in mineral glass which perfectly matches the circular photo module. The Magic5 Pro technical sheet presents no real defects. And all our technical tests show that this smartphone offers great experience almost in all situations.

The Magic5 Pro also has complete and efficient photographic equipment. And the results are very good, even when the light conditions are difficult. We are not the only ones to think so: the DXOMARK laboratory positions the Magic5 Pro in 7th position in its ranking of the best photophones, behind the Pixel 8 Pro and well ahead of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


  • A well-crafted design and very pleasant to use
  • A perfectly calibrated screen with new functions for the eyes
  • Good power and good autonomy
  • Complete and efficient photo equipment


  • An interface loaded with an application installed by default
  • Two years of Android updates only
  • Correct management of heat dissipation, but nothing more

Our full review of the Honor Magic 5 Pro

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