Updated on April 19th, 2019
Our lives these days are run by smartphones hence when the time comes to pick a new one we go all the way to research and find the best one. The New Year sees some new masterpiece phones entering the market.
With their unbeatable features and pricing, these smartphones are already making a mark in the industry and getting the kind of leverage that they rightly deserve.
The smartphones are high on performance and their looks are quick to grab anyone’s attention. With this thought in mind, we decided to help you make your decision easier.
These are The 15 Best Smartphones that you can buy in 2019. All these smartphones have been analyzed by our experts and given a thumbs up or down basis what they are offering.
You can go through the list and decide which one you think is going to be your most liked one. We will also suggest their positives and negatives and therefore you can compare in case you are getting confused about which one to be picked.
Plus, if you feel that one of the smartphones does not fall in your range you can look for the second best option which matches up to your need.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked Smartphone
Introducing the revolutionary Galaxy S9. The phone that reimagines the camera. And in doing so reimagines everything you can do, too.
Stereo speakers pro-tuned by AKG bring you clearer and louder sound. Experience surround sound with Dolby Atmos, putting you at the center of the action. With its IP68 rating, the Galaxy S9+ withstands splashes, spills, and rain so it can take a dip, worry-free. Water resistant up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry after wet.
The Good The Galaxy S9 once again proves Samsung’s formula of a gorgeous 5.8-inch screen, sexy dual-curved design and terrific camera for well-lit shots can’t go wrong. Whiplash-fast speeds, wireless charging and water resistance complete the package. And it looks stunning in purple and blue.
The Bad Low-light photos often look blurry and lack the fine texture and contrast of competing phone cameras. The Galaxy S9’s camera frequently, accidentally switches between modes. 3D avatar software is tragically bad, and a new face-unlock tool is inherently insecure. The Galaxy S9 costs more than last year’s Galaxy S8.
The Bottom Line The Galaxy S9 is a nice incremental upgrade, but its low-light camera isn’t a game-changer and some new features fall far behind the iPhone X. S8 owners can skip, but it’s a good upgrade from older Androids.
2. Motorola Moto E5 Plus
Introducing moto e⁵ plus, featuring a 1.5-day battery,* a 6” Max Vision display, and a 12 MP camera with laser autofocus, all engineered to fit in a slim design that looks as good as it feels. With a huge 5000 mAh battery, you get up to 1.5 days of battery life.* And when it’s time to power up, don’t slow down. The turbo power charger gives you up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.
Enjoy a 6″ Max Vision display you can use comfortably with just one hand. Do less scrolling on websites. Get a crazy-wide landscape view of games. Even multitask effortlessly on a split screen – if you’re into that sort of thing. The 12 MP rear camera focuses in an instant with laser autofocus technology and lets in more light with large, 1.25 μm pixels. Turn it around and the 8 MP selfie camera snaps you and your friends in superb lighting, day or night, with the dedicated front flash.
The Moto E5 Plus is a step-down handset for those who don’t wish to stretch to the cost of a Moto G6 Plus. It costs £149, £90 less than the Moto G6 Plus, but just £20 less than the Moto G6 Play. As such, Motorola has managed to fill out the £100-200 range this year.
The Moto E5 Plus is an solid phone for the money. Battery life is class-leading, the screen is decent and performance, while not perfect, is better than that offered by Alcatel and Honor at the price.
However, it doesn’t look or feel as good as the Moto G6 range, and you will notice the extra power offered by the Moto G6 Play.
3. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 64GB + 6GB RAM,
Pocophone F1 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, meaning you get Snapdragon’s powerful AI engine on their most advanced flagship 10nm class chip. The 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera features dual-pixel autofocus and a large 1.4μm pixel sensor in the primary lens, enhancing photo brightness, clarity and quality while drastically improving autofocus speed, especially while in motion or in low-light conditions.
Flagship grade 20MP high-res sensor coupled with 2μm large pixel (4-in-1 Super Pixel) technology gives you gorgeous selfies. AI Beautify 4.0 and precise bokeh effect deliver studio quality shots.
Xiaomi’s new sub-brand is called “Pocophone” internationally and simply “Poco” in India. In case you see the name Poco F1 floating around, it’s the same device as Pocophone F1. Throughout this Pocophone F1 review, we’ll use the international branding. High-end specs are no longer tied to high-end phones.
4. Huawei P20 EML-L29 128GB 4GB RAM
Huawei P20 smartphone comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2244 pixels at a PPI of 428 pixels per inch.
1.8GHz octa-core processor powers the Huawei P20 and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei P20 packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Huawei P20 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by a 3400mAh. It measures 149.10 x 70.80 x 7.65 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 165.00 grams.
The Huawei P20 is a dual SIM smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
Sure, the Huawei P20 loses out on its larger sibling’s (the Huawei P20 Pro) most powerful attribute, but it still offers a tempting mix of price and performance at a pocket-friendly size. It’s Huawei’s equivalent iPhone 8 to the beefier iPhone XS.
There’s a 5.8-inch notched LCD, Huawei’s AI-enhanced Kirin 970 processor, a dual rear camera, the latest EMUI 8.1 Android overlay and much more. The P20 is no slouch, even if stiff competition might render it a touch behind the curve already.
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Get a phone with more freedom.With Unlocked by Samsung, you call the shots. Start with the Galaxy Note9 you want, then choose your carrier, data plan, services, features and apps, so you can get your phone exactly the way you want it. Introducing a powerful, all-day battery.The largest battery in a Note, ever. When you have a long-lasting battery, you really can go all day and all night. All-new S Pen. Now with intelligence for ultimate control.Still amazing on screen, but now the S-Pen has more power off screen.
The Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display lets you to enjoy an edge-to-edge immersive screen, enlarging your entertainment experience. Manufacturer: Samsung. Manufacturer Part Number: SM-N960UZBAXAA. Brand Name: Samsung. Product Line: Galaxy Note 9. Product Model: SM-N960F. Product Name: Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F Smartphone. Product Type: Smartphone. [Technical Information] Phone Style: Bar. Sensor Type: Heart Rate Monitor. Accelerometer. Proximity Sensor. Gyro Sensor. SpO2. Fingerprint Sensor.
Digital Compass. Barometer. Iris Recognition. [Processor & Chipset] Processor Manufacturer: Qualcomm. Processor Type: Kryo 385. Processor Speed: 2.80 GHz. Processor Core: Quad-core (4 Core). 2nd Processor Manufacturer:
Very happy with the phone. I am writing this for Verizon customers. The phone is Unlocked, but the Verizon system does not always recognize the IMEI number. I went to the local Verizon store, and the computer would not allow the employee to start the process. I went home, contacted Amazon about the issue, and was set up with a replacement. As I did more research on if even a replacement would work, I found a link on the Verizon Support Site where you can manually enter an IMEI number and it will tell you if it is compatible. I did, and was told my phone was a perfect match. I went back to the store and passed this on to the employee. He tried two more times, both bar code and manually entering the numbers.
6. HTC U12+
One of the highest Rated smartphone cameras ever: dxo Mark of 90: 16 MP front facing a camera and 12MP UltraPixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, HDR boost, and Ultra speed autofocus. World’s first edge sense squeeze: squeeze the sides of the phone to open and interact with your favorite features; open the camera, take photos, take a screen shot, turn on flashlight, open apps and activate voice assistants.
All new (just out of the box) devices will prompt the user to approve the download of the newest update when they turn their device on for the first time. If the user is already using the device, they can access the newest update by going to the System Menu/About Phone/Software Updates/ Check Now. If the newest update is available, it will download and install. Verizon functionality will require a new Verizon sim card and a customer account plan that supports HD Voice/Voice over LTE.
Once a big player in smartphones, HTC is now better known for its Vive VR headsets than anything else. The firm offloaded the team responsible for the Pixel phones to Google earlier this year, shortly before the chief of its smartphone division resigned.
Another round of layoffs later, as HTC merged its VR and phone arms together in North America, and you’d think it was kissing the industry goodbye. But according to the company, that’s far from the case, though we imagine there’ll be a keen eye on the success of the new U12+, the HTC flagship of this year. With plenty of top-tier competition recently unleashed on the public, though, can HTC still hold its own?
7. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier’s SIM card into the phone and you’re ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it’s as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0); Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) ; market dependent; ANT+ support; S; Voice natural language commands and dictation; OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage); Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player; MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player; Photo/video editor; Document editor.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had a tough task when it launched in February 2016. That’s because it was following in the footsteps of its predecessor, a multi-award-winning phone, simply because it packed all the power of the ‘normal’ Galaxy S6 and yet… that curved edge.
8. Apple iPhone 7
The latest iPhone with advanced camera, better battery life, immersive speakers and water resistance! iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance. And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7.
With its entire enclosure reengineered, iPhone 7 is the very first water‑resistant iPhone. So now you’re protected like never before against spills, splashes, and even dust.
When you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. So not only will you see what a press can do — you’ll feel it. The new Retina HD display on iPhone 7 deeply integrates 3D Touch throughout iOS. Now you can interact with Messages, Calendar, Mail, and other apps in a more powerful, more responsive way.
This phone was advertised as “Used, Like New” and it met that standard. If there was a scratch on it, I couldn’t see it. I expect a lot from my phones. I’m an avid cyclist. I hang my phone on the front of my bike using a belt-clip case. It takes a lot of jolts and vibration there. I expect it to give me my calls and messages as well as stream music through Bluetooth without missing a beat. This phone has performed flawlessly for less than half the price of a new one.
9. Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS smartphone was launched in September 2018. The phone comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1125 pixels by 2436 pixels at a PPI of 458 pixels per inch.
The Apple iPhone XS is powered by hexa-core. processor The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone XS packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) primary camera and a 12-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Apple iPhone XS runs iOS 12. It measures 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 177.00 grams.
The Apple iPhone XS is a Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and eSIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Lightning, Active 4G on both SIM cards, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Face unlock, 3D face recognition, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
Is the new iPhone XS truly worth $1,000 of your hard-earned? Apple certainly hopes you’ll think so, and there’s no doubt this is an utterly premium smartphone. But there’s no getting away from that price-tag. The XS is Apple’s newest phone, replacing 2017’s iPhone X and sitting between the enormous XS Max and cheaper XR. The XS is a big phone for Apple in more ways than one – it has a sizeable 5.8-inch screen. But, it’s a big departure, too. Together with the XS Max and XR, this phone sees the company completely abandoning the older design first seen on 2014’s iPhone 6.
There’s no more Home Button, and certainly no headphone jack. You’re unlikely to be disappointed by the finished product – it’s a gorgeous, top-of-the-line phone with a blisteringly fast processor at its heart. Read on to learn if it’s the right phone for you.
10. Google Pixel 2 XL
While Google hasn’t overhauled the aesthetics of the smaller Pixel 2, it gains dual front-facing speakers (and loses a headphone jack), benefits from IP67 water and dust resistance, has an improved 1080p OLED display and an upgraded Snapdragon 835 processor, along with a 2700mAh battery.
The larger, tall-but-narrow Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch 2880×1440 pOLED display with diminutive bezels that keep the overall chassis size to a minimum. Think LG V30 but slightly taller. Inside, there’s a 3520mAh battery — bigger than the Pixel XL — along with the same CPU and RAM specs.
What could be the most interesting change from last year is the addition of optical image stabilization (OIS) to augment the existing electronic stabilization from last year. There’s still a 12.2MP rear camera sensor, with 1.4μm pixels, laser and phase-detection autofocus, all with an f/1.8 aperture.
Finally, a built-in eSIM is interesting because it opens up the possibility of Google offering Project Fi to any customer who wants it, even without a carrier SIM card installed.
The Google Pixel 2 XL is a stunning fruit to bear from the company’s still-young focus on melding its software and hardware efforts. It’s refined, confidently serving as a showcase of how far Google’s design (and the stock Android experience powering it) have come in the past few years.
Plus, it’s a launching point for a few interesting debuts, like the intelligent Google Lens feature and the slick, new Pixel Launcher and, now, the Android P beta.
11. Apple iPhone X
The Apple iPhone X is powered by 2.39GHz hexa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone X packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.22-micron) primary camera and a 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.0-micron) secondary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Apple iPhone X runs iOS 11 and is powered by a 2716mAh non removable battery. It measures 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 174.00 grams.
The Apple iPhone X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Face unlock, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
The Good The iPhone X delivers a great blend of handheld comfort and a big, gorgeous 5.8-inch OLED screen. The rear-facing telephoto camera outshoots the iPhone 8 Plus in low light, and the front-facing camera snaps impressive portrait mode selfies. Face ID generally works fine.
The Bad The iPhone X is harder to get following the release of the iPhone XS. The all-glass body means a case and an insurance plan are musts. Shorter battery life than iPhone 8 Plus.
The Bottom Line iPhone X remains a winning evolution of the iPhone, and is worth a look — if you can still find it on sale.
12. OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 mobile features a 6.28″ (15.95 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3300 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 16 MP + 20 MP camera Exmor RS sensor supporting a resolution of 4616 x 3464 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor RS sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor?
With OnePlus releasing a new phone every six months, it’s safe to say that the OnePlus 6T, likely coming in November, will offer a few select upgrades to the company’s tried-and-true formula — along with a modest price bump.
But if you’re in the market for a phone right now, and don’t want to spend more than you need to on a well-rounded Android experience — heck, smartphone experience in general — the OnePlus 6 is your absolute best option.
Whereas previous models had notable drawbacks, particularly around camera quality, OnePlus has seized on a confluence of factors to release a phone that has no major flaws, at a starting price few believed was possible.
13. Motorola Moto X4
advanced dual rear camera system From wide-angle landscapes to seriously stunning portraits, dual lenses elevate every shot. The 12 MP camera uses Dual Autofocus Pixel technology and 1.4um pixels to deliver crisp results in any light, while the 8 MP camera gives you a 120° field of view. go beyond the filters Give portraits more panache with fun editing tools like selective focus (bokeh) and selective black & white. See something you like?
Use the camera to learn more about it. Landmark Detection shows you info about you surroundings. Scan business cards into your contacts, and even scan barcodes to shop on the fly.§§ focus with flair 12 MP + 8 MP rear cameras for brilliant, professional-looking photos, every time. Plus, enhanced real-time controls so you know what you captured is good to go.
This phone was successfully activated on MetroPCS, in Utah (USA) by speaking with a customer service rep. 4G coverage is fine. The phone is pretty speedy. A minimal amount of pre-installed Motorola stuff. Having the fingerprint scanner in the front is also nice.
14.Apple iPhone 8
iPhone 8 is a new generation of iPhone. Designed with the most durable glass ever in a smartphone and a stronger aerospace grade aluminum band. Charges wirelessly.1 Resists water and dust.2 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone.3 12MP camera with new sensor and advanced image signal processor. Powered by A11 Bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. Supports augmented reality experiences in games and apps. With iPhone 8, intelligence has never looked better.
The iPhone 8 is a gorgeous, sleek and incredibly powerful smartphone, there’s no doubt about it. The A11 Bionic chipset provided the highest benchmark scores ever, leaving Android rivals in the dirt, and the low-light camera performance is a marked improvement on the iPhone 7.
But no matter how good it is, it just isn’t a tempting enough upgrade for current iPhone 7 owners. If you’ve got an older iOS device or are looking to switch from Android to iOS, the iPhone 8 is a great option, but iPhone 7 owners might not feel it’s worth the upgrade.
15. Sony Xperia XZ3
Xperia Xz3 from Sony is the first smartphone equipped with a qHD+ HDR OLED display. Powered by BRAVIA TV image processing technology, the screen reproduces a Dazzling range of Vivid, natural colors as each OLED pixel lights up Independently to deliver more Accurate detail, depth, and texture in every scene. Displaying a brilliant view at any angle and lifelike scenes with absolute blacks, the device does more than just showcase beautiful pictures – it reveals images and videos that are stunningly realistic. The sleek design of the Xperia Xz3 complements the OLED display, with both the front and back of the device encased in elegant yet Robust corning gorilla 3D glass 5. The frame, made of an all-new 7000-series aluminum alloy, is highly stress- and crack-resistant while remaining lightweight.
The 19MP motion Eye main camera includes 960FPS full HD super slow-motion and 4K HDR video recording and has a new streamlined interface, while the front camera has been upgraded to a 13MP F1.9 lens and includes an improved viewfinder for simultaneously using Bokeh and beauty functions in selfie mode. Xperia Xz3 also contains a new one-handed user interface feature, called side sense, to more easily navigate through the smartphone and access key applications. All of this, Plus the latest Android pie operating system pre-installed and a larger 3330Mah battery capacity, makes Xperia Xz3 a finely tuned, high-performance smartphone with a gorgeous large-screen OLED display that can only come from Sony.
The screen is stunning. I’ll be watching a lot more videos on this phone than usual.
The design is really well thought out and feels very premium and sturdy. It feels like top notch materials were used. A lot of little things have been refined coming from other Xperia devices, such as double tap to wake being added, stamina mode performance is increased so typing isn’t an issue, reworked camera app.
The phone is lacking WiFi calling and VoLTE support on the T-mobile network (I’m assuming this is the same for all US carriers). This is a huge let down and really impacts the effectiveness of this device as a cell phone. The screen is so great that I’m going to be wasting a lot of battery watching videos. Oh well. Some of my initial camera shots with medium light came out a little grainy. I’m not sure if this is an isolated issue but it’s still less than ideal in a $900 phone.
16. Vivo V15
Embark on an extraordinary visual journey with V15. It’s Ultra FullView™ Display achieves a 90.95% screen-to-body ratio that eliminates all obstructions to create the ultimate viewing experience.
At the phone’s back, a refreshing color gradient adds to the wonder, with the combination of 3D curves and Spectrum Ripple Design making a bold statement, and delivering on Vivo’s promise to constantly push the limits of smartphone design.
Lately, Vivo has been looking to make a mark by bringing innovative features from high-end smartphones to the mid-range segment. The company’s latest offering — the Vivo V15 — brings the innovative pop-up selfie camera to an even lower price bracket.
On paper, the Vivo V15 appears to be a solid device with an attractive design, three rear cameras, a large battery, fast charging, and a high-resolution 32-megapixel front camera.
The Vivo V15 certainly has an uphill task in the face of fierce competition not just from value-for-money champions such as Xiaomi and Asus, but also from Samsung, a behemoth whose new Galaxy M-series and A-series smartphones are making waves in the market right now.
17. Samsung Galaxy A50
The Samsung galaxy A50 is a complete device that provides for a onscreen fingerprint sensor along with the 6.4-inch (16.21 centimeters) super AMOLED – infinity u cut display, FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080), 404 ppi with 16m colours and triple camera setup – 16mp (f1.9)+ 5mp (2.2) wide angle camera + 5mp (2.2) with flash and 25mp (f2.0) front facing camera.
Samsung has a penchant for designing good-looking smartphones, but it refrained from bringing that to the affordable segment. The Galaxy A50 turns that notion on its head. The device comes clad in a polycarbonate shell, but I’m willing to bet that the smartphone’s glossy finish will fool you into thinking that it’s made of glass.
The device looks straight out of a chic boutique store and it comes in numerous peppy hues. However, buyers residing in India will be limited to Black, Blue and White colourways of the device. That’s a bit of a bummer, as the bright orange variant of the smartphone I checked out at MWC Barcelona looked other-worldly.
18. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The Galaxy S10 Plus is a flagship in every sense of the word with an appropriate price tag. There is really very little to critique about this near perfection of a device, from design, screen camera and performance being almost unparalleled. This Galaxy S10 Plus is a pleasure to own around this price range.
Display And Camera
The stylish Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes with a curved 6.4-inch quad-HD+ Super AMOLED display having 1,440 x 3,040 pixels resolution and 526 PPI pixel density, which delivers unparalleled visuals. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9 and the screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass v6.
On the camera department, the S10 Plus gets a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple rear lenses that takes care of the photography and videography. There is a dual front camera setup of 10MP and 8MP shooters. The cameras shoot phenomenal DSLR level photos.
Storage And Configuration
The Galaxy S10 Plus stocks a 128GB ROM, which is huge to keep the files and data of the users and is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus mobile features a 6.4″ (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels and runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual core, M4 Mongoose + 2.31 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55) processor paired with 8 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4100 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP camera . Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? Yes, it does. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly,