The world of smartphones is ever-changing. Developers have dedicated their lives to releasing fiery features for us. It may be harder to come across new technologies in smartphones nowadays, but then again, bettered, polished features are no less important. My point being, it can be quite a task to get a hold of the dynamic world of smartphones. That also explains why I’m writing this article. It aims at narrowing down your options of smartphones to some of the best of 2019.
Here, we will be talking about only Android phones. Google’s Android OS makes up the greater share of the present day smartphone market. The Android phones in this article will give you just the perfect mix of features and performance. Speaking of features, flagship Android phones these days are dealing in 6 GB DDR4 RAM, and 2K or even 4K display. So let’s dive right into knowing some of the best smartphones existing today!
Top Android Phones – Comparison table
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9||2.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895||6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage||12 + 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera||1440 x 2960p||4000 mAh|
|Samsung Galaxy S9 plus||2.7 GHz Octa Exynos 9810||6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage||12 + 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera||1440 x 2560p||3500 mAh|
|Google Pixel 3||2.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 835||6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage||12.2 MP primary camera with 8+8 MP front camera||1080 x 2160p||2915 mAh|
|One Plus 6T||2.8 GHz Octa Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10nm)||6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory||16 + 20 MP primary camera and 16 MP front camera||1080 x 2340p||3700 mAh|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa core||8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage||40 + 20 + 8 MP primary camera and 24 MP front camera||1440 x 3120p||4200 mAh|
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is packed with stunning features. The camera is one of them, to begin with. It has one of the best cameras out there right now. Samsung’s Note line up is meant to showcase the best that the brand has to offer. Note 9 is armed with 4000 mAh battery, wide display and a stylus called S-Pen. Last but not the least, productivity maximization is among its many performance perks.
It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, supports a resolution of 1440 x 2960p, runs on a 2.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor, and dons a 12 + 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera.
- Great battery life
- Amazing display
- Professional camera quality
- Not much of an improvement over Note 8
OnePlus 6T is an all-rounder! As a matter of fact, it is the fastest Android phone to exist today. It is definitely an option worth considering for the Android lovers. It has a decent but not the perfect camera. Some of the newer features it has to offer are in-display fingerprint sensor and a larger display with a contracted notch. United with its excellent battery it makes for a great package! And it only keeps getting better with every up-coming model.
It runs on 6 GB of RAM and has 128 GB of internal memory. It supports 1080 x 2340p display and runs a 2.8 GHz Octa Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10nm) processor. It feeds on a 3700 mAh battery and has a 16 + 20 MP primary camera and a whopping 16 MP front camera!
All in all, it is a decent upgrade from its predecessor.
- Fastest Android smartphone
- Better display
- Better battery life
- The in-display fingerprint sensor is glitchy
- Doesn’t have a 3.5 mm headphone jack
- The secondary camera is not really useful
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is what we call a “powerful” phone. It is a major performance upgrade from S9. And, if you’re a fan of larger screens, this is the phone for you. It offers a 6.2-inch QHD display within an AMOLED panel and has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It runs on a 2.7 GHz Octa Exynos 9810 processor, comes with a 3500 mAh battery, and has a 12 + 12 MP dual rear camera and 8 MP front camera.
Things can hardly go south with the S9 Plus. It is all you could ask for – latest hardware, elegant design, excellent security, and a professional camera! However, it is not very different from its predecessor – the Galaxy S8+.
- Dual aperture camera
- Superior build quality
- Bright display
- Crowded user interface
- AR Emoji
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 is the perfect recipe for a great smartphone! It is one of the most reliable phones that exists today. It is compact and has a cozy fit in your hand. The camera is one of its crowning features and is undeniably one of the best out there. It has features like night sight, high-resolution zoom, and AR-based playground feature.
The Google Pixel 3 makes for a smartphone as good as the iPhone XS, minus the face unlock feature, without being as expensive. Moreover, it runs on stock Android OS which guarantees its smooth functioning.
Coming to the specs, it sports a 5.5-inch display that supports 1080 x 2160p display resolution. It runs on a 2.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 2915 mAh battery along with a 12.2 MP primary camera with 8+8 MP front camera.
- Functions smoothly
- Stunning camera
- Ergonomic design
- Superior display
- Battery life wouldn’t impress a power user
- Speakers are problematic at full volume
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was introduced in November 2018 and has been very popular among Android enthusiasts ever since. The display supports a resolution of 1440 x 3120p. It runs on an octa-core processor – two 2.6 GHz, two 1.92 GHz, and four 1.8 GHz processors. It is packed with 6 GB of RAM and has an internal memory of 128 GB which can be expanded up to 256 GB.
Moving onto the cameras, it carries a 40 MP (f/1.8) primary camera and 20 MP (f/2.2) secondary camera that makes up the rear camera. It also has a whopping 24 MP front camera. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro may be an ideal choice for power users since it dons a 4200 mAh battery. However, some of the Huawei Mate 20 Pros are known to have green screen issues precisely the ones with a screen manufactured by LG.
- Superior build quality
- Outstanding sharp display
- Long battery life
- Robust CPU
- Versatile cameras
- Some have green screen issues
- Cannot run all games smoothly
On reading this article, you will realize that there are some basic features that a standard smartphone these days cannot do without. These are 6 GB of RAM, at least 64 GB of internal storage, at least an 8 MP front camera, a 3000 mAh battery and a display that supports more than 1080p resolution. These are the boundaries that will help you rule out many smartphones and shrink your options to a selected few. Obviously, you can be strict or lenient depending on how much you are ready to invest.
This article is aimed at doing the same for you. New features are surfacing daily, and it can be really tough to choose from so many options. In such a scenario it is important to decide upon your priorities and the features that you can relax on. Hope this article helped you pick your ideal Android smartphone. If yes, you’re welcome.