As 2019 nears the end, we look back at the smartphone launches throughout the year and understand how smartphone technology is evolving. Every year, smartphone launches surprise us with new and improved aspects of the technology with respect to the display, camera, battery life, audio quality, performance, etc.
A lot of tech gurus over the web have come up with the list of best smartphones for 2019, highlighting the aspects in each of them. Let us summarize them and present the list of best smartphones of the year.
1. realme X2 pro
ReRealme X2 Pro has taken the number one position for taking the lead in a number of aspects. Android Authority has considered the phone as the best one in 2019 due to its 90Hz bezel-less display, quad-camera setup (64MP+13MP+8MP+2MP), waterdrop notch, in-display fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 855 plus processor, and 4000mAh of battery power with 50W SuperVOOC charging.
2. Asus ROG Phone 2
Asus ROG Phone 2 can definitely be considered as a trendsetting phone not only due to its high-power gaming ability but the overall specs and performance. The phone has got a bigger 6.5-inch AMOLED display, mind-blowing 120Hz refresh rate (an evolving factor for specs consideration in 2019), dual front-facing speakers, and a high-powered 6000mAh battery.
As per YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Asus ROG Phone 2 can be considered as one of the best phones in 2019 due to its innovative aspect of keeping a provision for software choice. It is a phone where users get the option to choose between the ROG UI, specifically tailored for gaming, and the ZenUI Classic, providing a stock-like Android experience for regular users.
3. Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4 is a phone that stands apart from others due to its impressive camera and display quality. Both Android Authority and Marques Brownlee have praised the phone for the same aspect. The camera abilities of the phone are largely being attributed to Google’s point and shoot software. These apart, excellent HDR and low-light efficiency makes the camera of the phone one of a kind.
Coming to the display, the phone’s 90Hz refresh rate offers the best smoothness. As per display tests conducted by the leading online magazine Android Authority, the handset produced the optimal result in terms of color temperature and gamma among all the major smartphones launched in the year. Sadly, Pixel 4 could not be released in India due to the Soli radar chip issue.
4. iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro is another phone that has been praised by Marques Brownlee due to its excellent camera abilities. The triple camera in the phone with dual-lens feature (Ultra Wide and Wide) is worth noting apart from telephoto zoom capability, low-light efficiency, and superb portrait mode. As per the YouTuber, the phone is also considered the best as one of the most improved phones over its predecessor iPhone XS.
5. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is considered as the most power-packed phone in the affordable range as per Marques Brownlee. Despite being the most expensive phone offered by Xiaomi, its specs, big notch-less display, triple pop-up camera, and high-power 4000mAh battery could pose a serious challenge to phones in the premium category.
As per Android Authority, Redmi K20 Pro is also considered the best among all the phones in the aspect of audio quality. Thanks to its distortion-free sound produced by the headphone jack, support for high-end Bluetooth codecs, and impressive speakers.
6. OnePlus 7T
OnePlus 7T is a phone that was praised for its display and performance by Android Authority . When the question of the display comes, its 90Hz refresh rate catches the maximum attention. Coming to the performance, the credit goes mainly to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset that makes the phone super powerful.
7. Samsung Galaxy Fold
Apart from Apple, Samsung is one of the most smartphone makers that bring innovations in smartphone technology. Their Samsung Galaxy Fold, launched at the beginning of this year, is a result of that innovation. The phone’s 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display is nearly flawless and smooth as you could hardly see the crease in the middle. Due to its path-breaking next-generation design, the foldable smartphone has been considered as one of the best by Marques Brownlee.