The best smartphones in 2019 promise to radically alter our view of smartphones especially with the advent of 5G technology. These phones will offer improved streaming resolutions and graphics that make distinctions between the real world and computer graphics impossible.
The year 2018 as seen dramatic changes in phone techs from shrinking bezels to dual rear cameras and improved processor speeds. 2019 promises to be more exciting with the much-anticipated 5G technology. Most companies are bound to release phones that support this network. Radical new designs are expected, especially Samsung‘s foldable android phones that have been in prep for years now.
With 5G coming soon, it will be more important than ever to have a smartphone equipped with the latest technology. You definitely need to purchase the device that will let you take advantage of what it has to offer.
Some experts describe 5G as the “advent of the fourth industrial revolution.”
How will it benefit you?
It will offer massive broadband speed, making connecting to the internet extremely easy and possible within a few seconds. You’ll experience improvement in AI, cloud gaming, VR, and so on. You can send and receive information much faster.
Video sharing on social media platforms is about to get easier. You will need a device that can take advantage of this revolutionary change. The following phones in 2018 have proven to be pretty good and ready to take what 2019 will breed.
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My Best Smartphones Of 2019
iPhone XS Max Specs + 5G Network
iPhone X Max, a larger version of iPhone X possesses a 6.5-inch OLED display making it the largest screen display of all iPhones released. It comes in three beautiful colors – grey, gold, and silver. It has an A12 bionic processor that is said to be faster than last year’s A11 chips in iPhone X by 15%. It has a dual rear camera and it features an iOS 12 operating system. It’s a 4GB RAM phone with up to 512GB storage. Its battery is 3174mAh with dual rear cameras of 12 megapixels each and a front facing camera of 7 megapixels.
It is an upgrade to the 2017 iPhone X with its almost bezel-free design with an improved camera, huge screen and a breathtaking price (we know Apple already, don’t we?). Its large screen makes it a fantastic choice for game and video streaming. Its battery life isn’t so amazing though as you would have to plug it in intervals during the day depending on your usage.
The smart HDR mode of its camera setup enhances details, making images clearer, sharper, and brighter. It is also famous for its intuitive interface. Its major advantage over the iPhone XS is its screen size.
We don’t know exactly what 2019 holds for iPhones but we look forward to improvements to battery life and anticipate a 5G-enabled iPhone. Apple usually isn’t the first to adopt a new technology until absolute balance and trust is created and confirmed for them to make an astounding revelation. But, whatever iPhone 2019 brings should have marked superiority over its predecessors.
iPhone XR Specs + 5G Network
The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch screen with a wide array of colors and good battery life. It is less expensive compared to its contemporaries, iPhone XS and XS max, yet it has almost the same features except for the camera telephoto lens in iPhone XS.
It has a front-facing true depth camera and a single rear camera with wide angle coverage. If you need an iPhone with 2x optical zoom for taking close up shots and zooming in on far objects, the iPhone XR would not be the best choice for you especially as it also lacks portrait mode.
The screen technology on the iPhone is LCD as opposed to the OLED screen on the iPhone XS and XS max. It is quite vibrant but with colors looking a little dimmer. Without a direct comparison to LED, you wouldn’t notice.
The XR has a 1792 x 828-pixel resolution but apps still look great on it. It has no HDR, as such, high contrast videos may not look as good and details not as astounding. It has great speakers spitting clean sounds without distortion. It has no pressure sensitive 3D touch feature but gives “haptics”, a pulse of vibration for lock screen camera and flashlight icons.
Its iOS 12 operating system allows you to turn the keyboard into a de facto touchpad by depressing the space bar. If you’re a writer, this solves a major editing problem for you.
Its battery is life. You can carry out multiple functions all through the day from playing music to video streaming to playing games, taking pictures, researching, and reading with a full charge at dawn. If you need extra battery life with amazing features, the XR is a perfect choice for you.
According to Apple, it can last up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water without damage but you would have to dry it for up to 5 hours after that.
It supports dual SIM, is also fast charge enabled at a great price with a good camera and a super great battery. It’s perfect for its price and if you need a top-notch iPhone that is affordable and still has the most amazing features, it is your go-to phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs + 5G Network
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best smartphones of 2018/2019 on the market with its remarkable specifications.
With an 8.1 android operating system, 6.4-inch screen. 6/8 GB RAM, 128/512 GB storage space and up to 1 TB with a memory card, it’s a must-get for gadget lovers.
It has a long lasting battery of 4000mAh with dual rear cameras 12mp each and an 8mp front camera.
It is quite expensive but worth the price. With its incredible screen and storage space, it is right for picture and video lovers as it affords more than enough storage space for those files.
For individuals who work with large documents and excessive emails on a mobile, it’s a great choice. Its screen has impressive color resolution with well-defined and bright features.
The Samsung galaxy note 9 is the first device Samsung has thrust with a battery this huge (4000mAh). It can last a whole day depending on usage. It also has a new cooling tech to help the battery last longer, especially included for gamers.
The camera is to die for. Its low light performance is impressive and it leaves no color untouched. It gives well-defined colorful pictures and contains AI functions that enable you to enjoy good photo edits of professional standard. Not to forget, it has a camera-remote enabled Bluetooth S Pen.
It is pretty much different from the Galaxy s9 plus and Note 8 in two things. First, it has a higher battery capacity and higher storage. With the much-anticipated 5G Technology coming up in 2019, the much anticipated Galaxy S10 or Galaxy X is expected to support this tech. So, if you need a phone with a larger screen, you can opt for this but should your Note 8 or Galaxy S9 plus be in good condition, you just might want to wait to see if they will be among 5G enabled phones.
Google Pixel 3 Specs + 5G Network
The Google Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch diagonal size OLED screen with Android 9.0. It has a rear camera of 12 Megapixel and front facing camera of 8 Megapixel and a 2.5 GHz octa-core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 845 processor. It has an internal storage space of 64 to 128GB, but without expandable storage.
It is water resistant, supports wireless charging and has a satisfactory battery life compared to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Oneplus 6T, with 15 hours of video playback while the phone is placed on airplane mode.
It has great processing speed and is very responsive. It comes with free YouTube music subscription for 6 months, unlimited cloud storage for photos, and is usually the first to receive software updates from Google.
It also has a new assistant feature called the “call screen”, which answers calls on your behalf and saves you from many spam calls. It’s so integrated with Google that it is closely tuned with almost everything you do and every place you’ve been to. If you don’t find this freaky you can activate the assistant but if you feel otherwise, you can opt out of it.
With Android 9.0, you can use gesture navigation to get around almost anything. Though without a headphone jack it comes with a wired USB type C earbud that fits perfectly into the ears. It‘s simple, very light, and looks less extravagant compared to its contemporaries.
Its exceptional cameras allow you to take excellent phone photography in very low light with its single camera. Its AI-powered call screening also gives it an edge over many amazing phones this year. It pulls off amazing photo shots with the single lens that other phones do with dual cameras.
Its shots are vibrant and how it pulls off bright photos in the darkest of places with its Night sight vision is beyond comparison. It actually takes better pictures than the iPhone X and keeps moving objects in focus and you can use its Google Lens to identify objects and get information about them straight up.
So, if you’re in for a phone with a subtle design, but with top-notch features, you can get yourself the Google Pixel 3.
OnePlus 6T Specs + 5G Network
The OnePlus 6T is a top notch android phone with the latest Android OS, a fingerprint sensor embedded in its display screen and an amazingly fast Snapdragon 845 chipset. It has a 6.41-inch screen size, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 megapixel, and 20-megapixel telephoto dual rear cameras with a 3700 mAh battery.
It also has amazing nightscape vision which allows you to capture well-defined pictures in low light with wide angle coverage. There is the OnePlus 6T with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage and 8GB RAM.
It has no headphone Jack but does include a USB Type C adapter. The 6T comes without the LED notification light that was common to previous OnePlus phones. It is heavier than the OnePlus 6 and is soon to include Google Assistant by long pressing on the power button, though not available at the time of release.
It has a longer battery life compared to the OnePlus 6 and its on-screen fingerprint reader may tickle your fancy but if this doesn’t mean a lot to you and you love to have your wired headphones directly plugged in, you can stick to your OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T is cheap yet offers many key features like other top-notch phones. You should look forward to the OnePlus 7 and 7T that are likely to be 5G enabled smartphones in the 2019 market.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs + 5G Network
With a 5.8-inch screen quad HD display and main camera with dual apertures, you can take amazing pictures at any time of the day or night with the Samsung Galaxy S9. It uses a Nano sim, is water-resistant and Samsung describes the camera as one that “adapts like the human eye”.
You can take pictures and videos in super slow motion enabling you to capture every electrifying moment of your day. With its AR emoji feature, you can turn a photo of you into your own 3D emoji and its built-in Dolby almost gives you a fine-tuned AKG surround sound that allows you hear every minute detail in songs or videos.
Bixby voice and vision allows you to interact with your phone in ways only imagined. It even breaks the language barrier with its Bixby vision which helps to translate any text instantly with live translation.
It uses the Android Oreo 8.0 OS and allows wireless charging with USB Type C and has a battery size of 3000 mAh. It supports the 4G Network and should support 5G Technology. It has amazing image stabilization. It has a front camera of 8 megapixels and rear camera of 12 megapixels and with 512 Gigabytes expandable memory.
It adapts very easily and quickly to different lighting conditions which is why whether in the bright or dark, its dual aperture lens with its F1.5 and F2.4 modes give vibrant, clear, and well-defined images. You can shoot at 960 frames per second with its super speed sensors once you turn on motion detection.
You need not worry about blurry images because even if you are on irregular grounds, images will still come out sharp due to its optical image stabilization. So, forget about shaky hands.
Sequels to each of the above-mentioned best smartphones of 2019 promise to leave us gaping. With each adopting the 5G tech, you’ll be able to upload and download media files at incredible speed and even stream high fidelity 4K movies.
So be on the lookout for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy X, OnePlus 7 and 7T, LG/Sprint 5G phone, Sony Xperia XZ3, and the likes. They promise to be some of the moats of incredible best smartphones of 2019 already set to be released.