Looking to buy a new smartphone but don’t know what is the best choice for you? In this guide we will compare some of the best smartphones that you can buy from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and many more in order to make the right choice. There is no better time than the end of the year to buy a new smartphone at prices that are below as never before. Depending on your priority which may be battery life, fantastic camera performance or spectacular display, below you will have a few options to choose from.
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Top Best 2019 smartphones:
Best smartphone of the year: OnePlus 7 Pro
Not only was it the best smartphone of the first half of 2019, but probably the best for the whole year. OnePlus 7T Pro is a minimal update to the OnePlus 7 Pro and stores every detail that makes this phone great by improving camera, performance and fingerprint scanner.
The 6.67-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED screen display has a frequency of 90Hz. The phone is fast thanks to the Snapdragon 85+ processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of memory not just UFS 3.0. The fingerprint scanner is even better this year. OxygenOS 10 operating system is almost a pure Android. The 48 + 16 + 8-megapixel rear camera system is outstanding, though not better than the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4XL in quality and detail.
The best iOS smartphone: iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro is not the biggest smartphone Apple sells, nor is it the most expensive, but it is very close to the OnePlus 7 Pro as the best smartphone of the year. It combines a 5.8-inch display, with a luxurious body, high performance and considerable battery life.
The design hasn’t changed since the iPhone X. Apple A13 Bionic processor is the most powerful you can find on a smartphone, while iOS promises 5 years of continuous updates. This year Apple dumped a lot of energy into the camera system and is undoubtedly the second-best smartphone in the world. But with 64GB of memory options or the lack of a USB-C port they lose their phone points over their rivals.
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Best Android Compact Smartphone: Galaxy S10
If you are looking for a medium, small or large phone, the Galaxy S10 stands as a solid choice. The 6.1-inch AMOLED display has a punch-hole in the upper right corner where the selfie camera is hidden. The screen has no frame at all.
Samsung has further upgraded the One UI Android version to version 2.0 and continued where it left off last year. With the triple camera system you can zoom from 0.5x to 10x. Performance is good but battery life not so much. The ultrasonic sensor (OnePlus 7 Pro has optical sensor) has proven to be problematic not only with shielded glass but also with security.
Smartphone with the best camera: Huawei P30 Pro
The best camera that a smartphone has is definitely the Huawei P30 Pro. Even at the end of 2019, no rival offers anything better than Huawei’s quadruple combination of Leica cameras.
First, the super wide-angle 20-megapixel camera recognizes no rival while the 40-megapixel captures infinite detail and the periscop zooms up to 5x optically. It has a hybrid zoom that combines high-quality optical and digital up to 10X. Finally a 3D ToF sensor manages to identify the depth of the image. Leaving the camera aside, the screen is 6.47-inch FHD+ OLED. On the inside the phone is powered by a Kirin 980 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Best budget phone: OnePlus 7T
OnePlus 7T is a smartphone worth every penny spent on it. The 6.55-inch OLED display has a refresh rate of 90Hz just like the big brother OnePlus 7 Pro.
OnePlus phones are considered kings of performance and with the OnePlus 7T you get a Snapdragon 855+ flagship processor, 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of UFS 3.0 memory highlighting the latter. The pure OxygenOS Android based system is fast and stable.
OnePlus guarantees two years of software updates. The triple camera system is a big step forward compared to the OnePlus 7.
Noteworthy: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Google Pixel 4XL, iPhone 11
Galaxy Note 10 is the dream of the super-lover of Samsung phones. It has the largest screen on a 6.8-inch diagonal Samsung phone, new UFS 3.0 memory, reasonable battery life, and many more. The stylus pencil can be used as a wand for various gestures. At the rear is the Galaxy S10’s triple camera system and the phone is even available in a 5G variant. Fingerprint scanner slightly slow and problematic with glazing.
Google Pixel 4XL is a phone that has received mixed reviews, both good and bad. On the one hand you have a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz frequency, excellent camera, radar gesture system, artificial intelligence and super fast Face Unlock 3D locking technology. But on the other hand it lacks a fingerprint scanner which means that until the apps are adapted to the new technology you have to set the PIN while battery life is beyond expectations.
iPhone 11 has everything the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max promise except for a wide-angle camera and screen that is not OLED for LCD. It is for these reasons that the phone is significantly cheaper than the first two. The body is made of aluminum and glass unlike the steel used in the two expensive iPhones, losing the luxury feel. However it cannot be considered cheap because there are other companies whose flagships cost as much as Apple’s cheapest phone. iPhone 11 saves you some money, but if you’re looking for the best iPhone experience, you should definitely look for a Pro model.