From an SEO perspective, consider the following website presenting mobile phones. The website will have a section for "Best phones" where you can find a list of phones with short descriptions and a link to a full description for the phone you wish to read about.
Is it better to use 1. or 2.?
Using posts for phone descriptions and review, and put these posts in a certain category. That category will stand as the "best phones" list.
example.com/best-phones/ <-- this is a category example.com/best-phones/samsung-galaxy/ <-- this is a post
Creating normal static pages for both the "best phones list" as well as for the phones themselves.
example.com/best-phones/ <-- this is a static page containing a list of phones and a short description for each one example.com/best-phones/samsung-galaxy/ <-- this is a static page too containing a full description of Samsung Galaxy
The content and linking would be the same. I guess the main difference is [page vs post] and [category vs page]. I know that posts are time sensitive. So that is why I am not sure I should use posts instead of pages.
I am strictly asking in regards to SEO. For example I know the first option would be much easier to update and maintain but I am not asking about that.
Strictly regarding SEO and how these websites would rank in a search engines?