Best smartphones of 2019: top 10 ranking

So, the year 2019. What new things have smartphones manufacturers prepared for us? The main trend is, of course, a frameless case: often even inexpensive models can boast of them. In addition, we are talking about the so-called “eyebrows” – this is a small island in the upper part of the display. On this island there are sensors and a front camera. The first smartphone with such an idea was the iPhone X and other manufacturers began to adopt it. But that is far from all. However, now you will see everything yourself from our review. So, which phone is best to buy in 2019? It’s up to you to decide, of course, but we just prepared this small rating for you.

iPhone 11 128GB

Why iPhone 11 and not 11 Pro? There are several reasons: it is much cheaper, it has the same modules of the main camera (main wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses) with the exception of a telephoto lens, a 6.1-inch IPS matrix. Do not agree? Welcome to the comments, but for now our opinion is just that.

Some would say that AMOLED displays are better than IPS and may be right. However, today on the market almost all flagships use AMOLED matrices, while iPhone 11 uses IPS (in version 11 Pro it is also AMOLED).

As for the design, the front is nothing new, even the “monobrow” remains, which, frankly, is surprising. At the back is a new camera module. Updated shades of the body. The processor is the most powerful Apple A13 Bionic, which managed to score more than 400 thousand points in AnTuTu. There is a function of fast and wireless charging, protection against water – IP68 level.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1792 × 828
  • Weight: 194g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2 (nano SIM + eSIM)
  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3110 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S10

The average version in the flagship line of S10. What’s new?

Completely new housing design: note that all three rear camera modules are located horizontally rather than vertically, as was the case recently. The second is a completely new display in which the front camera is now inscribed. The solution is unusual, but it is clear that the future lies with it. By the way, the diagonal reaches 6.1 inches.

The all-new Samsung Exynos 9820 chipset works with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. There is fast and wireless charging, water protection, various ways to unlock the desktop, and a fingerprint scanner is located directly on the display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3040 × 1440
  • Weight: 157g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9820
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 16/12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A3 4 / 64GB

This is the third generation of smartphones from Xiaomi, the main feature of which we can call support for Android One firmware – that is, a “bare” Android, and not Xiaomi MIUI firmware. The past generations turned out to be very successful, users are satisfied with them. What the Mi A3 has prepared for customers?

A completely new case design, although not unique, is easy to confuse with other Xiaomi models. But the design is still very nice. The camera is triple, there is a wide-angle module. Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with a decent margin of power. Note a powerful 4030 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner in the display.

But what may surprise is the lack of an NFC module and by no means the largest resolution of a 6.09-inch screen – 1560 × 720 pixels. Since this is AMOLED, some users will pay attention to pixels. But there is an infrared port and a headphone jack – it was not in Mi A2. Note the “return” of the memory card slot.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 6 / 128GB

A smartphone from Honor, which immediately received 5 cameras! True, if you count along with the frontal.

At the front, a single module with a resolution of 32 MP is used, but at the back the module consists of 4 cameras at once: the main, wide-angle, to create blur and macro shots. Some experts consider the same module for macro photography to be nothing more than marketing, but the camera itself shoots great and allows you to get pictures of excellent quality. In addition, we are talking about a mid-range smartphone.

Other features include an excellent design, high-quality display (IPS), a powerful platform based on a proprietary chipset, a fingerprint sensor in the display, a “window” of the front camera built into the screen.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 4 / 64GB

Obviously, another hit from Xiaomi – for a relatively small amount of money, the buyer receives an excellent device.

Appearance – magnificent, and this applies to gradient colors. In addition, we strongly recommend that you consider the smartphone before buying live – it makes a completely different impression than in the picture.

He has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM in this version. The battery is 4000 mAh with support for fast charging. Uses an excellent 6.3-inch high-resolution display.

And the rear camera received 4 modules at once: the main, wide-angle, for shooting macro and the depth sensor. It shoots very cool for its price class.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P Smart (2019) 3 / 32GB

A relatively inexpensive device from Huawei, which is likely to appeal to users who prefer large displays.

On the front panel we see a large 6.21-inch display. Pay attention to the absence of a “bang” – a tear-shaped cutout is used instead, where the sensors and the camera are hidden.

The smartphone received a dual rear camera, a fairly powerful 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of main memory, a memory card slot, a fingerprint scanner, face recognition function. Battery capacity – 3400 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A50

A real hit from Samsung – the smartphone turned out to be very successful, while being relatively inexpensive.

What does the buyer get? Excellent build quality, cool appearance of the case, nice shades, a chic 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, a triple camera with a resolution of 25/8/5 MP very decent for its price group, a platform based on a pretty powerful Exynos 9610 processor and 4 GB of RAM, 4000 mAh battery with quick charge function.

But what users noted: a fingerprint scanner in the display, an NFC module, good battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9610
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 25/8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7 3 / 32GB

Budget handset from Xiaomi. As it is now fashionable, the device received a gradient on the back, which looks great. For fans of the classics, a black shade of the back cover, which is made of plastic, is stocked up. As far as we know, a cover is included.

According to the latest fashion, Redmi 7 has a frameless display with a small drop-shaped cutout at the top of the screen, a diagonal of 6.26 inches. I am glad that the company did not stint on the battery – its capacity reaches 4000 mAh.

The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, the memory capacity is 32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM. The main camera is dual, it shoots well in the afternoon. There is a fingerprint sensor, but they saved on NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A30s 32GB

An updated version of the hit from Samsung, which received a slightly modified case design, as well as a new body shades. In our opinion, the new product looks much more interesting..

The diagonal of the screen remained the same, but the resolution was decided to be reduced to 1560 × 720 pixels against 2340 × 1080 earlier. But the fingerprint sensor has moved to the display, and the main camera is now triple – apparently, the same module is used as in the A50 model.

The main characteristics have not changed: Exynos 7904 chip, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, a powerful 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging, NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7904
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 25/5/8 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30

There is an even more top-end Huawei P30 Pro, but, in our opinion, the P30 looks no less interesting, including due to its lower cost.

The main feature of this smartphone is clearly worth considering its main camera, which allows you to receive very high quality photos both day and night – it is not in vain that the company has been ranking various in this area for several years. Yes, the P30 Pro has a slightly better camera, but it’s more expensive..

The design can be called traditional, but the colors make you turn your head – very stylish and beautiful. There is water protection, a 3.5 mm jack, a 3650 mAh battery with support for fast charging, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and 6 GB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3650 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/16/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 6 / 128GB

Of great interest this season is Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Why? Previous smartphone generations were able to surprise, for example, with the fact that the front camera was on the bottom of the front panel against the usual top. And now she can’t be found at all! Where is the camera, the user asks? This is one of the first serial smartphones-sliders and the camera, you guessed it, is hidden in the second half of the case. To see it, you need to move the back of the case up or the front – down. By the way, the front camera itself is dual.

Interestingly, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back, and not on the display, as it is now fashionable to do.

In terms of hardware, well-known components are used: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. Announced version of 12 GB of RAM, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 218g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: dual 24/2 MP
  • Memory card support: no

OnePlus 7T Pro 8 / 256GB

OnePlus 7T Pro is impressive: it uses a large screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, as well as a retractable front camera – the main one is in its place. If you want to take a selfie or unlock the device in the face, you need the camera to appear from the bowels of the body. According to official figures, this takes about half a second. The screen occupies almost the entire front panel.

The mechanical switch to silent mode has not gone anywhere – it is located on the side wall and resembles that on earlier iPhones.

The processor used is the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, the amount of memory in this version is 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM. Users note the chic shades of the body, as well as a very decent rear camera with support for night mode.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 206g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4085 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/16 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 8 / 256GB

The information was confirmed – in the Note 10 line there are now two models, larger and smaller. Perhaps in the future one more variation will be added to them..

The older version has already received 12 GB of RAM, but it seems to us that the younger will be in great demand – including due to lower cost. About her and will be discussed.

Here is a completely new design. Agree, the novelty looks very, very cool. There are practically no front left frames – they are so thin that you do not pay attention to them. This is also why the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 can be called compact (comparatively, of course). A real surprise may be the on / off key, which is now on the left side – you have to get used to it. Also missing is a 3.5mm headphone jack.

In all other respects, it is one of the best smartphones on the market: powerful, fast, removes perfectly, there is water protection, a stunning display, etc..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9825
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 12/16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30 lite

The youngest version in the P30 line from Huawei. An interesting smartphone at an interesting price, and its cost will probably fall again, as is most often the case.

The backdrop is made of glass, a stylish option – with a gradient, or black. A 6.15-inch display with a high resolution of 2312 × 1080 pixels is installed. The main camera is triple. The chip is HiSilicon Kirin 710, which works together with 4 GB of RAM. Battery capacity – 3340 mAh, supports fast charging.

Note the cool design, high-quality display, decent system speed, excellent image quality during the day and even at dusk (taking into account the cost of the device).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2312 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 14/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

Xiaomi Mi 9T is another flagship of the company, but it is one step lower than Mi 9, while retail is much cheaper. What does Xiaomi offer?

An excellent 6.39-inch frameless AMOLED display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, 6 GB of RAM in this version, a retractable front camera, a capacious 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging, a fingerprint scanner built into the display. And all this for a very nice price. Pay attention to the cool colors of the back of the case.

And we were surprised by the presence of a 3.5 mm connector on the upper edge – after all, Xiaomi is gradually refusing it. A nice exception is made here..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia 1

Flagship Sony, as they say, goes its own way. Pay attention to the elongated display with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 – it looks very unusual, and users note that it is also quite convenient.

In general, according to reviews and reviews, the device turned out to be successful: a high-quality matrix, a powerful filling based on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, decent battery life, even despite the not-so-capacious battery (3330 mAh with fast charging support) , decent camera with three modules (main sensor, wide-angle, telephoto lens) and night mode.

Sorry, no wireless charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1644 × 3840
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3330 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 12/12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10 4 / 64GB

One of the most interesting solutions in the flagship smartphone line is Honor 10 – as one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market. Moreover, this is really a flagship that received a frameless case, an excellent display, an unrealistically cool appearance (pay attention to the colors of the case), a decent camera, decent sound, good autonomy.

A smartphone based on the HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor works, and the amount of RAM is 4 GB. There is a version with 6 GB of RAM.

The model leaves the scene, so it is sold with great discounts..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/24 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei P smart Z 4 / 64GB

One of the cheapest smartphones with a retractable front camera. Why do you need it, you ask? To refuse cutouts on the screen (used for the camera and sensors) – there is no cutout.

The screen itself turned out to be quite large – its diagonal reaches 6.59 inches with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels. The well-known HiSilicon Kirin 710 is used as a chip, and the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh, supports fast charging.

On the back of the case is often a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera. Takes a good shot, but first of all it concerns the pictures taken in the afternoon.

NFC available.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A80

Recently, Samsung introduced a large number of new products, and some of them are of great interest. These devices include the Galaxy A80.

At the time of writing, this is the flagship of the A line, which received a slider-style case. But we saw the sliders last year – it would seem, how can one be surprised here? And the fact that the main camera is also used for frontal shooting – when you turn on the front camera, the back of the case is lifted using a mechanism, and the unit with cameras is turned over. Interestingly, because of the rotary module in this device, they refused the face recognition function.

I want to note that this is by no means a flagship, although it is also a very powerful device based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. Here is a large 6.7-inch display, a cool design, but the device weighs a lot – 220 g. Note that the Galaxy A80 is alive looks very nice.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 220g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3700 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/8 MP + ToF
  • Front camera: dual 48/8 MP + ToF
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4 / 64GB

You can not get past the Xiaomi Mi Max line. This device is primarily distinguished by two major features: a large display and high battery capacity. As for the screen, its diagonal is 6.9 inches – in the era of frameless cases is no longer impressive, but still worthy of respect. But the battery capacity is really impressive – as much as 5500 mAh!

Mi Max 3 received a new housing design, dual rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, support for fast charging.

What might not like? Perhaps the high weight (221 g), as well as the lack of NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Pocophone F1 6 / 64GB

Pocophone is a little-known brand. We’ll reveal the secret – this is the new Xiaomi brand, so in fact we have before us one of the varieties of Xiaomi smartphones, albeit with a completely new design.

The features of this smartphone include a relatively low cost, as well as, very importantly, a powerful “stuffing”. Judge for yourself: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and as much as 6 GB of RAM, that is, it is one of the most inexpensive smartphones, if we talk about power.

Of course, I had to save on something, including the case – the back cover is made of plastic, there is no NFC. But a rather powerful 4000 mAh battery with fast charging is installed.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.18 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes