If you dream of a smartphone that will be the coolest, then the choices are endless. There are too many different options on the market and all manufacturers vied with each other that their devices are better than the rest. But we will not take their word for it, but we will independently look at the most-most smartphones of 2019.
1. The biggest screen
The first place in this list is shared by longtime competitors — Huawei and Xiaomi. Both smartphones, both Huawei Mate 20 X and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 have a very large screen with a diagonal of 7.2 inches, but the main difference between smartphones is their power and price category. Huawei is almost 2 times more expensive than Xiaomi, but it also has an AMOLED display, which is known for much higher color reproduction than IPS on Xiaomi. What wins the second smartphone is in the battery capacity — 5500 mAh versus 5000 that Huawei offers. In both cases, however, the battery capacity is quite impressive, even though Huawei needs to support not only a bright, rich display, but also a 40MP triple rear camera. Xiaomi, on the other hand, lacks a 12 MP dual camera. One way or another, both smartphones in their price category will take a very honorable place.
2. The most powerful iron
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a 100% smartphone power winner. Samsung has combined all the best that modern smartphones are famous for into one. This is an incredible 6.9‑inch AMOLED display, and wireless charging, and 4100 mAh. But the main thing, perhaps, is the inside of the device. The smartphone runs on an ultra-modern processor, depending on the country, it is either Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820. The amount of RAM is not limited to 4–6 GB, in the simplest configuration of RAM on the S10 8 GB, another option offers even more — 12 GB. If this is not enough for you to recognize Samsung as the best, then pay attention to the built-in memory. Different configurations offer from 128 GB of memory to 1 TB. The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone also has a powerful camera, which guarantees the popularity and modernity of the device.
3. Coolest main camera
Over the past few years, we have become accustomed to the fact that the Google Pixel leads the list of the coolest cameras on smartphones. However, 2019 was a year of diversity, as a totally unexpected competitor, Google, came out on top. Huawei P30 Pro has managed to combine an incredible camera from Leica. The main camera has 4 lenses, not too many, but not too few. Each of which is responsible for its own tasks, but together they create photographs of impressively high quality. And even Huawei managed to find an alternative to the famous night shooting mode on Google Pixel. This is either raising the ISO under certain lighting conditions, or taking a series of photos at different shutter speeds. The second case, however, is suitable only for frames in which there is no movement.
The Google Pixel 3 and 3XL are still at the top of the list, albeit second.
4. Coolest front camera
When it comes to the front-facing selfie camera, the focus is back on the Google Pixel, especially on the later models of the smartphone, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. As you can see, these smartphones differ not only in a cool main camera, but the front camera parameters do not differ in both models. The Pixel 3 uses not one, but two front-facing cameras on smartphones, the second being wide-angle. You can easily switch between cameras, use zoom and distortion correction. The night shooting function in low light also works in portrait mode. Otherwise, Google PIxel is also not far behind, because smartphones receive Android updates and all applications straight from the manufacturer. And of course, powerful hardware, a bright rich display and a convenient format always play in favor of the Google Pixel. Some models of this smartphone cope with a single camera, providing excellent results, so there is absolutely no reason to doubt them.
5. The best sound
As for the sound, at different times in this regard, various smartphones stood out. Sometimes these were models from Sony, sometimes from other manufacturers. But in 2019, the first place is taken by the Apple iPhone XS Max. This smartphone often falls into the shadows due to its very high price, giving way to the “budget” iPhone XR, but do not underestimate its performance. Everyone already knows that Apple is a convenient operating system, an ecosystem with other devices and a stylish design. But in this case, it is worth noting how Apple’s flagship is ideally suited for watching videos and listening to music. This is partly due to excellent speakers and sound processing, but you should not ignore the wireless Apple AirPods, which perform the role of conductor perfectly. All in all, if you’re looking for a device to listen to music, Apple offers the best option, both in public places where you have to use headphones, and at home — right from the device’s speaker.
6. The most capacious battery
For modern smartphones, the battery is especially important. With the growing popularity of additional features and large displays, for many, it is the battery that becomes the decisive argument in choosing the right smartphone. After all, all the entertainment and features are worth nothing if the smartphone sits down in a couple of hours. In this case, one of the most successful modern devices is the same Huawei P30 Pro. The success of the P20 has certainly been a positive influence on further developments. The Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro models are equipped with an equally durable 4200 mAh battery. It is enough to support the screen, games and applications, sound and video. But if you choose the most durable smartphone, then it will still be the Moto G7 Power model. This smartphone is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, which promises to work up to 14+ hours. At the same time, the smartphone itself is among the budget models, so the need for its battery consumption is much lower than that of the flagships. It all depends on your preferences and daily needs.
7. The most comfortable axle
When it comes to the operating system, it all comes down to what you like. There are only two leading OSes, and iOS definitely loses, because it is used exclusively on Apple smartphones. However, if you are a fan of iOS and MacOS, then the most convenient modern device for you will be the iPhone XR. It combines power, great cameras, and a bright display, all topped off with the latest iOS model. The system does not allow for great variability in use, but it syncs perfectly with other Apple devices.
For Android fans, the best device is the Galaxy S10. This is not surprising, since Samsung smartphones consistently dominate all the tops. Android allows you to change the interface, add your own icons, use interesting solutions. This system also coexists comfortably with Windows, but is not as convenient when used with Mac computers. Therefore, for anyone who prefers a PC, Android and, accordingly, Samsung Galaxy are best suited.
8. Most stylish design
Design is a subjective concept. Some prefer the rounded corners of the case and a soft design, while others prefer sharp corners and a sharper appearance. Some want a bright smartphone in an interesting color, others want a classic black or white. Nevertheless, we tried to pick up a few models with a good design. One of them is, of course, the Huawei P20 Pro. In the blue version, this smartphone has a very stylish body with neat black frames and a spectacular location of the Huawei and Leica logos. iPhone XS Max traditionally continues a series of stylish devices from Apple with a design that largely repeats the iPhone X. Samsung Galaxy Note is equipped with a large screen with rounded edges and, like its predecessors, looks expensive and presentable. But fans of a sharper design will suit the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. This smartphone features a square body with sharp corners and bezels. At the same time, in terms of power, it is in many ways not inferior to competitors, and at a price much more acceptable for many users.
9. The hardiest body
For some, the capabilities of a smartphone are in the first place, for others, the camera or sound. But there are those who believe that the main thing in a smartphone is its endurance. High-quality modern devices are able to withstand shock, immersion in water, sand and dust, and continue to work in a completely normal mode. A striking example of just such a device for all occasions is the Doogee S90. It is not for nothing that he received this title, because the modular design of this device allows you to make it exactly what suits the user. It delivers great value for money, with a chassis that can withstand drops, heat, and water thanks to custom modules. At the same time, a special package of applications for survival has been thought out in the system. So the Doogee S90 is rightfully considered an “unbreakable” smartphone. At the same time, the configurations are also the most modern — a powerful Helio P60 processor, face and fingerprint recognition and a 5050 mAh battery. This smartphone is definitely more durable than the competition.
10. Most Popular
Popularity is largely an indicator of quality, because users buy a smartphone based on reviews and recommendations. So the best devices often become instantly popular. In 2019, the result is quite surprising, because the most popular was not the flagship at all, but the relatively outdated iPhone 7 in a number of parameters. Its fame, however, is very understandable. This is a former flagship that still perfectly supports both the OS and all the necessary applications. There are absolutely no complaints about the filling and the camera, the size, unlike the Plus model, is ideal for everyday use, but the popularity of the brand speaks for itself. Apple’s premium smartphone just got the price that is comfortable for the widest range of users, and quality, which has never been a problem for the iPhone, remains one of the most important indicators. So if you’re looking for support in the majority opinion, know that the Apple iPhone 7 is perfect for you.