Best Android smartphones of 2019

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With the ramped increase in smartphone technology, we expect nothing less than power, perfection, and prettiness when it comes to a great smartphone. The debate of Android vs iOS is getting even more heated by the day. The Google-powered Android handsets are surely triumphing the technical scene. With Samsung reigning strongly in the first place.

While Apple remains second best, China’s Huawei and Xiaomi are quickly catching up, showing that Android is the one to beat. Since the number of top-of-the-line devices is increasing at a rapid pace, comparison and research are becoming extremely challenging.

Anywho, here’s a substantial list of the top five hardest-hitters in today’s Android smartphone market.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

THE SPECS:

Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8/12GB | Storage: 128/512GB/1TB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP + 8MP

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

THE PRICE:

Samsung reigning first in the race has had no mercy at the price of its premium smartphone. Be ready to shell out anywhere from US$849 (S$1153) for this beauty.

THE LOW-DOWN:

In terms of the screen display, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has by far the best smartphone screen on the market. The Super AMOLED 6.4-inch display comes with an embedded fingerprint scanner. Recently, smartphone cameras have been the highlight. To ace the world in that region, the S10 Plus comes with three cameras of superior quality and shooting options; an improved big-boy battery at 4,1000mAh. In addition to all this, the smartphone arrives with Samsung’s new Wireless PowerShare, which allows you to charge other devices wirelessly at the back of the handset. Though the device is not that grippy so make sure you get a nice comfy case to shield it from shattering.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Shiny back

Huawei P30 Pro

THE SPECS:

Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.47-inch | CPU: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256/512GB | Battery: 4,200mAh | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF | Front camera: 32MP

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Huawei P30 Pro

THE PRICE:

Huawei’s top smartphone retails anywhere from a whopping US$949 (S$1289).

THE LOW-DOWN:

Huawei has reinstated its dominance in the world by the announcement of P30 Pro. In terms of photography, the Huawei P30 Pro could be touted the best in the Android market. The phone is a beast with its impressive 5x and 10x zoom capabilities. In addition to this, the P30 Pro also boasts of a 50x digital zoom, which still thrills at a slightly lower quality. Set to battle Samsung’s Galaxy S10, it also has an in-display fingerprint scanner and Huawei’s Wireless Reverse Charging, which charges other devices from the rear of the device. It’s nearly nabbed the top spot, but experts say it still lacks the full glamour of Samsung’s sleek Galaxy S10 Plus.

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Huawei P30 Pro – 50X Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S10

THE SPECS:

Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/512GB | Battery: 3,400mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP

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Samsung Galaxy S10

THE PRICE:

The Samsung Galaxy S10 retails for a little less than the S10 Plus, with prices starting from US$785 (S$1066).

THE LOW-DOWN:

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes in at a close third place. While the S10 Plus is definitely Samsung’s best phone, the S10 is not too far behind. The S10’s slightly smaller screen at 6.1 inches means it’s a size that fits slightly better in your hand, and it’s got almost all of the S10 Plus’ great features and capabilities. It’s also got the Wireless PowerShare feature, which is great when a mate needs a helping hand. If you want a powerful smartphone that easier on the pocket, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a fantastic choice.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

THE SPECS:

Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.39-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 | CPU: Kirin 980 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 4200mAh | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

THE PRICE:

With prices beginning at US$709 (S$963), the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a less staggering option for a well-rounded, powerful smartphone.

THE LOW-DOWN:

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a full-featured, powerful smartphone that can do everything. It’s particularly perfect for watching movies and gaming, with its big 6.39-inch display and QHD resolution. Its three rear cameras are superb, with a particular focus on getting those usually-tricky wide and ultra-wide angle shots. With the Mate 20 Pro’s 40MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto lenses plus a new, ultra-wide 16MP sensor, it’s photography made easy for those who love their horizon and landscape shots. With impressive specs and great features, the Mate 20 Pro is certainly competition.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro radiating shiny, glossy vibes

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

THE SPECS:

Weight: 205g | Dimensions: 162 x 76.4 x 9mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 2960×1440 | CPU: Exynos 9810 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 128/512GB (up to 1TB with card) | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera show-off

THE PRICE:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can be yours for US$933 (S$1267) and up. It’s a hefty price for a hefty device, but this smartphone can do a lot.

THE LOW-DOWN:

Samsung does it again, with three smartphones in the top five best list globally. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has much to offer, with its massive 6.4-inch display and power capabilities. The S Pen stylus, which is improved in performance, slides seamlessly into the body of the phone. It’s all about productivity with this device–it’s got all the features you need to keep your life going and more. If you’re looking for better battery life, reliability and power, Note 9 is the smartphone for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Your perfect Galaxy Note till date