The best smartphones for 2019
They've become a practically indispensable part of everyday life and as technology changes all the time, you may want to upgrade your smartphone to a newer, smarter version. In that case, what are the best smartphones to buy in 2019?
The Chinese giant has gained more than its fair share of press coverage this year – and much of it for all the wrong reasons, with the United States, in particular, sanctioning against the use of its 5G technology, explained The Verge on the 22nd of May.
Although that has prevented the manufacturer from incorporating Google’s services and apps, the smartphones continue to go from strength to strength, with the latest Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 now with 5G capability.
Huawei is currently among the top 10 smartphones sold in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Although Huawei continues to make inroads into the UK market, the hottest selling phones here are Apple – with one iPhone model or another filling all top ten spots according to Device Atlas.
Apple helps to maintain its supremacy in the UK market through its customer Upgrade Programme, which keeps you up to date with the latest models launched each year.
Currently, this is in the shape of the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11.
Constantly snapping at the heels of Apple is Google’s Pixel range – now into its latest incarnation as Pixel 4, scheduled for launch in the United States on the 15th of October.
Reviewers so far have drawn attention to the striking design similarities between Google’s Pixel 4 and Apple’s iPhone 11.
Where OnePlus scores over many of its rivals is the level of technology and innovation that continues to be delivered despite its keen price competitiveness. The top of the range OnePlus 7 Pro, for example, currently has a price tag of around £649 – making it considerably cheaper than similarly equipped rivals.
Another Chinese newcomer to the intensely competitive smartphone market is Xiaomi – which recently launched its flagship Mi 9 model.
As with Huawei and OnePlus, reviewers praise the excellent value for money of the Xiaomi Mi 9 – some calling it the best value you are likely to find in a smartphone that costs only around £499.
The latest generation of processors means that it is super fast, comes with a large screen, 20W wireless charging capabilities and a triple-lens camera that incorporates a very generous 48Mp lens.
Samsung Galaxy has been the traditional android rival to Apple's iPhones, and the Galaxy S10 Plus is probably the best of the models yet released.
Though crammed with many new features designed to keep it ahead of the pack, the S10 Plus comes at a fairly hefty price – currently at least £899.
It may be a brand you have not heard much about, but the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom might be a smartphone worth investigating – especially if you are after high-quality and versatile photography.
It is not especially cheap – at around £700 – but makes a credible rival to both Huawei’s P30 Pro and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The information cited in this article is accurate at the time of writing.