The Best Android Phones of 2019
As the year draws to an end, it’s time for a good, old-fashioned round-up of the best Android smartphones that the world saw this year. While specs and features are great parameters t measure the success of any phone, it’s not always so. Our list of the best Android phones of 2019 will cover a combination of subjective reviewing and of course, popularity.
Here’s a look at the absolute best Android phones of 2019 that you cannot go wrong with.
This year’s Galaxy series, especially the Note 10 Plus, is by far our favourite contender to the throne of best Android phones of 2019, thanks to a great mix of features, performance, and stunning Samsung design. Housing the Snapdragon 855 (or the Exynos 9825, depending on market), 12GB of RAM, and a 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with the Infinity-O punch hole, it is a great phone. Moreover, for those who love the S Pen, the Note 10 Plus doesn’t disappoint. Additionally, with this phone, the S Pen got a few new tricks like gesture controls that let you do things like control your smartphone camera remotely just by waving your hand in certain ways. Super cool eh?
The family of Pixel phones has been one of the best Android phones for a long time now, all thanks to a combination of great camera software and a quality camera sensor. What makes it even better is the fact that it is one of the few single-camera setups left on the market. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL lets you take stunning pictures, even if you are a novice. The Pixel 4/XL camera captures more detail than the Pixel 3 series, handles white balance better, and improves on HDR, portrait mode, and selfies. Night Sight is also better with these phones than it was in the Pixel 3 series, along with a super astrophotography mode. All this along with high-end specs like the Snapdragon 855 (paired with 6GB of RAM).
When it comes to Android, OnePlus has got to be on any list. As one of the best value-for-money Android phones (thanks to a reasonably low price), it is no surprise that it features on the list of best Android phones for 2019. With top-of-the-line specs and a premium body that are normally found on high-end flagship phones, OnePlus 7T has proved that you don’t need to shell out exorbitant sums to get your hands on the best. The 7T has all the features that made the Pro versions great. A 90Hz display and an upgraded processor make the phone super smooth. Moreover, the updated triple-rear camera system is one of the best you can get in its price range.
This 2019 flagship is capable of giving all phones a good run for their money. Despite all the controversies surrounding the Huawei ban in the US, it has emerged to be one of the best Android phones of 2019, thanks to powerful hardware, solid cameras, and a long-lasting battery. While the Google Pixel 4 camera is great, the Huawei P30 Pro packs a triple-camera setup, with a time-of-flight sensor, and offers a versatile camera experience. The 40MP main sensor, coupled with the 20MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto lenses, aim to offer a solid photography experience whether you’re shooting landscape or portrait photos. Not just that, all of this is perfectly supported by the great spec sheet, striking design, and solid hardware features.
We know, we know. But it would be a crime to not feature these beauties in our list for the year, despite having the Pixel 4 on our list. The arrival of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL marked the return of Google to its affordable roots, considering how both the phones provide about 85 percent of the flagship Pixel experience without the big price tags.
The Google Pixel 3a XL has many of the same internals as the Pixel 3 but at a much lower price. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, 4GB of RAM, squeezy sides to access Google Assistant, and a nice OLED display. And most importantly, a headphone jack! The Pixel 3a and 3a XL also bring over the best of camera experiences from the Pixel 3 (they have the exact same rear camera sensors). This just means you are getting the best smartphone cameras for half the price.