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.