TOP Smartphones of 2019 - so far

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October 24, 2019
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It has been a whirl-wind of a year in the smartphone industry. We have seen smartphones of all kinds introduced from foldable to dual-lense cameras to 5G capabilities. How are we ever supposed to decide which smartphone is the one for us in such a competitive market? Below, we have gathered all specifications, positives and negatives, from the 10 smartphones released in 2019.

iPhone 11 Pro

Weight

188g

Dimensions

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm

OS

iOS 13

Screen size

5.8-inch

Resolution

1125 x 2436

CPU

Apple A13 Bionic

RAM

4GB

Storage

64/256/512GB

Battery

3,046mAh

Rear camera

Triple 12MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Wide-Angle + 12MP Telephoto

Front camera

12MP + TOF 3D Depth Sensor


Reasons To Buy:

  • The best phone camera so far
  • Incredible OLED screen
  • Supreme processor and graphics power
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Impressive audio


Reasons To Avoid:

  • No 5G
  • No reverse wireless charging



Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Weight

198g

Dimensions

162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm

OS

Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI

Screen size

6.7-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3040 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB / 512GB

Battery

4,500mAh

Rear camera

Triple 16MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Dual Aperture + 12MP Telephoto

Front camera

10MP + 8MP Depth Sensor


Reasons To Buy:

  • Expansive 6.4-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED
  • Up to 1.5TB storage via MicroSD card
  • Awesome Live Focus images from front-facing camera


Reasons To Avoid:

  • Can cost up to ¬£1,399
  • Infinity-O design is a little unsightly



Huawei P30 Pro

Weight

189g

Dimensions

158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm

OS

Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.1

Screen size

6.47-inches

Resolution

1,080 x 2,340

CPU

Kirin 980

RAM

6GB/8GB

Storage

128GB/256GB/512GB

Battery

4,200mAh

Rear camera

40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF

Front camera

32MP


Reason To Buy:

  • Amazing camera system
  • Generous 6.47-inch Display
  • Fast in-display Fingerprint Scanner

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Specs aren't marketing-leading



OnePlus 7 Pro

Weight

185g

Dimensions

162.2 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm

OS

OxygenOS / Android 9.0 Pie

Screen size

6.67-inch AMOLED, 90Hz

Resolution

3120 x 1440 at 516 ppi

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 655

RAM

6GB / 8GB / 12GB

Storage

128GB / 256GB

Battery

4,000mAh

Rear camera

48MP main + 8MP telephoto + 16MP ultra-wide

Front camera

16MP selfie


Reasons To Buy:

  • Buttery Smooth 90Hz Display
  • Flawless, Google-beating performance
  • 30W Warp Charing is astoundingly quick
  • Gorgeous design and colourways

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Awful camera pop-up
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP rating



Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Weight

168g

Dimensions

151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.3-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2280 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

3,500mAh

Rear camera

12MP f/1.5-2.4 + 12MP f/2.1 + 16MP f/2.2

Front camera

10MP f/2.2


Reasons To Buy:

  • Perfect size
  • S Pen functionality
  • Versatile camera system
  • Excellent core hardware
  • Attractive design


Reasons To Avoid:

  • No MicroSD for expandable storage
  • No 5G option in the UK



iPhone 11

Weight

194g

Dimensions

150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm

OS

iOS 13

Screen size

6.1-inch

Resolution

828 x 1792

CPU

Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)

RAM

4GB

Storage

64/128/256GB

Battery

3,110mAh

Rear camera

12MP Wide-Angle + 12MP Ultra-Wide-Angle

Front camera

12MP


Reasons To Buy:

  • Superb dual-lens camera
  • Blazingly fast
  • Great battery life
  • Lovely design and build
  • Impressive audio

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No zoom lens on camera
  • LCD screen not as good as OLED for movies
  • Only comes with 5W charger



Sony Xperia 1

Weight

180g

Dimensions

167 x 72 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.5-inches

Resolution

1644 x 3840 pixels

CPU

Snapdragon 855

RAM

6GB

Storage

128GB

Battery

3,300mAh

Rear camera

12MP (wide), 12MP (telephoto), 12MP (ultrawide)

Front camera

8MP


Reasons To Buy:

  • Huge, uniquely display
  • Powerful processor
  • Immersive audio
  • Dust and waterproof


Reasons To Avoid:

  • Disappointing battery life
  • No wireless charging



Google Pixel 3A

Weight

175g

Dimensions

151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 9.0 Pie

Screen size

5.6-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670

RAM

4GB

Storage

64GB

Battery

3,000mAh

Rear camera

12.2MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF

Front camera

8MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm


Reasons To Buy:

  • Phenomenal Pixel 3 Camera
  • Pure Android 9.0 Pie out of the box
  • 3.5mm Headphone Port
  • Fast-Charger in the box


Reasons To Avoid:

  • No Water or Dust Resistance
  • No wireless charging
  • No ultra-wide group selfie mode



Google Pixel 4

Weight

193g

Dimensions

160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 10

Screen size

6.3-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3040

CPU

Snapdragon 855

RAM

6GB

Storage

64/128GB

Battery

3,700mAh

Rear camera

12.2MP + 16MP

Front camera

8MP + TOF


Reasons To Buy:

  • Great camera is now even better
  • Solid easy-to-grip design
  • Beautiful 90Hz display


Reasons To Avoid:

  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Battery life is poor
  • Motion Sense is very basic



Oppo Reno 5G

Weight

215g

Dimensions

162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.6-inch

Resolution

1,080 x 2,340 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

4,065mAh

Rear camera

48MP + 13MP + 8MP

Front camera

16MP


Reasons To Buy:

  • Cute pop-up selfie camera
  • Superior photo-taking capabilities

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