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TOP Smartphones of 2019 - so far

Posted on Oct 24, 2019.

It has been a whirl-wind of a year in the smartphone industry. We have seen smartphones of all kinds introduced from foldable to dual-lense cameras to 5G capabilities. How are we ever supposed to decide which smartphone is the one for us in such a competitive market? Below, we have gathered all specifications, positives and negatives, from the 10 smartphones released in 2019.

The TOP 10 smartphones of 2019:

(In no particular order)

iPhone 11 Pro:

  Apple iPhone 11 Pro The One Point Blog Post

Device

iPhone 11 Pro

Weight

188g

Dimensions

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm

OS

iOS 13

Screen size

5.8-inch

Resolution

1125 x 2436

CPU

Apple A13 Bionic

RAM

4GB

Storage

64/256/512GB

Battery

3,046mAh

Rear camera

Triple 12MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Wide-Angle + 12MP Telephoto

Front camera

12MP + TOF 3D Depth Sensor

Reasons To Buy:

  • The best phone camera so far

  • Incredible OLED screen

  • Supreme processor and graphics power

  • Fantastic battery life

  • Impressive audio

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No 5G

  • No reverse wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G:

  Samsung Galaxy S10 5G The One Point Blog Post

Device

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Weight

198g

Dimensions

162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm

OS

Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI

Screen size

6.7-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3040 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB / 512GB

Battery

4,500mAh

Rear camera

Triple 16MP Ultra Wide-Angle + 12MP Dual Aperture + 12MP Telephoto

Front camera

10MP + 8MP Depth Sensor

Reasons To Buy:

  • Expansive 6.4-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED

  • Up to 1.5TB storage via MicroSD card

  • Awesome Live Focus images from front-facing camera

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Can cost up to £1,399

  • Infinity-O design is a little unsightly

Huawei P30 Pro:

  Huawei P30 Pro The One Point Blog Post

Device

Huawei P30 Pro

Weight

189g

Dimensions

158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm

OS

Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.1

Screen size

6.47-inches

Resolution

1,080 x 2,340

CPU

Kirin 980

RAM

6GB/8GB

Storage

128GB/256GB/512GB

Battery

4,200mAh

Rear camera

40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF

Front camera

32MP

Reason To Buy:

  • Amazing camera system

  • Generous 6.47-inch Display

  • Fast in-display Fingerprint Scanner

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Specs aren't marketing-leading

OnePlus 7 Pro:

  OnePlus 7T The One Point Blog Post

Device

OnePlus 7 Pro

Weight

185g

Dimensions

162.2 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm

OS

OxygenOS / Android 9.0 Pie

Screen size

6.67-inch AMOLED, 90Hz

Resolution

3120 x 1440 at 516 ppi

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 655

RAM

6GB / 8GB / 12GB

Storage

128GB / 256GB

Battery

4,000mAh

Rear camera

48MP main + 8MP telephoto + 16MP ultra-wide

Front camera

16MP selfie

Reasons To Buy:

  • Buttery Smooth 90Hz Display

  • Flawless, Google-beating performance

  • 30W Warp Charing is astoundingly quick

  • Gorgeous design and colourways

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Awful camera pop-up

  • No wireless charging

  • No IP rating

Samsung Galaxy Note 10:

  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 The One Point Blog Post

Device

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Weight

168g

Dimensions

151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.3-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2280 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9825

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

3,500mAh

Rear camera

12MP f/1.5-2.4 + 12MP f/2.1 + 16MP f/2.2

Front camera

10MP f/2.2

Reasons To Buy:

  • Perfect size

  • S Pen functionality

  • Versatile camera system

  • Excellent core hardware

  • Attractive design

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No MicroSD for expandable storage

  • No 5G option in the UK

iPhone 11:

  Apple iPhone 11 The One Point Blog Post

Device

iPhone 11

Weight

194g

Dimensions

150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm

OS

iOS 13

Screen size

6.1-inch

Resolution

828 x 1792

CPU

Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)

RAM

4GB

Storage

64/128/256GB

Battery

3,110mAh

Rear camera

12MP Wide-Angle + 12MP Ultra-Wide-Angle

Front camera

12MP

Reasons To Buy:

  • Superb dual-lens camera

  • Blazingly fast

  • Great battery life

  • Lovely design and build

  • Impressive audio

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No zoom lens on camera

  • LCD screen not as good as OLED for movies

  • Only comes with 5W charger

Sony Xperia 1:

  Sony Xperia 1 The One Point Blog Post

Device

Sony Xperia 1

Weight

180g

Dimensions

167 x 72 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.5-inches

Resolution

1644 x 3840 pixels

CPU

Snapdragon 855

RAM

6GB

Storage

128GB

Battery

3,300mAh

Rear camera

12MP (wide), 12MP (telephoto), 12MP (ultrawide)

Front camera

8MP

Reasons To Buy:

  • Huge, uniquely display

  • Powerful processor

  • Immersive audio

  • Dust and waterproof

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Disappointing battery life

  • No wireless charging

Google Pixel 3a:

  Google Pixel 3a The One Point Blog Post

Device

Google Pixel 3A

Weight

175g

Dimensions

151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 9.0 Pie

Screen size

5.6-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670

RAM

4GB

Storage

64GB

Battery

3,000mAh

Rear camera

12.2MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF

Front camera

8MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm

Reasons To Buy:

  • Phenomenal Pixel 3 Camera

  • Pure Android 9.0 Pie out of the box

  • 3.5mm Headphone Port

  • Fast-Charger in the box

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No Water or Dust Resistance

  • No wireless charging

  • No ultra-wide group selfie mode

Google Pixel 4:

  Google Pixel 4 The One Point Blog Post

Device

Google Pixel 4

Weight

193g

Dimensions

160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm

OS

Android 10

Screen size

6.3-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3040

CPU

Snapdragon 855

RAM

6GB

Storage

64/128GB

Battery

3,700mAh

Rear camera

12.2MP + 16MP

Front camera

8MP + TOF

Reasons To Buy:

  • Great camera is now even better

  • Solid easy-to-grip design

  • Beautiful 90Hz display

Reasons To Avoid:

  • No fingerprint scanner

  • Battery life is poor

  • Motion Sense is very basic

Oppo Reno 5G:

  Oppo Reno 5G The One Point Blog Post

Device

Oppo Reno 5G

Weight

215g

Dimensions

162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm

OS

Android 9.0

Screen size

6.6-inch

Resolution

1,080 x 2,340 pixels

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

RAM

8GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

4,065mAh

Rear camera

48MP + 13MP + 8MP

Front camera

16MP

Reasons To Buy:

  • Cute pop-up selfie camera

  • Superior photo-taking capabilities

For more information about the above smartphones, contact a member of our award-winning team on 01482 420 150 or click here!

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