Best smartphones you can buy next!

If your two-year contract is up for renewal, and you’re looking for a new phone, now’s a good time to inspect your options. Every handset on this list has been reviewed thoroughly using the same combination of real-world use cases and repeatable benchmark tests.

Let’s take a look at the best smartphones of 2019


Huawei P30 Pro

A photography masters


  • Great cameras
  • Massive battery
  • Slick design


  • EMUI needs an overhaul
  • Screen lacks the sharpness of the S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus

The best phone screen we’ve ever seen


  • So much versatility with the cameras
  • The best screen around
  • Lovely new design


  • One UI is still a little bit ugly
  • Battery life isn’t as good as expected on neither model

OnePlus 7 Pro

The best way to avoid a notch


  • Gorgeous 90Hz display
  • Impressive design
  • Clean software
  • High-speed charging


  • It’s a huge phone
  • No IP rating or Qi charging

4. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Best for the sheer amount of features


  •  Great camera
  • Impressive design
  • Lovely screen
  • High-speed charging
  • Exceptional battery life


  • Huawei’s software is still buggy and ugly

5. iPhone XR

 iPhone XS features for less


  •  Wide range of colours
  • XS features at a lower price
  • Great camera
  • Top performance


  • No fast charger included

6. Google Pixel 3

Clean Android and an astounding camera


  •  Great haptics
  • Google’s Android is the best Android
  • Much-improved design
  • Breathtaking camera both on the front and back
  • Fast wireless charging and smart Pixel Stand (even if it’s not included)


  • No form of facial unlocking
  • Can scratch easily

7. Xiaomi Mi 9

2019’s best value, flagship?


  •  Versatile camera experience
  • Superb value for money
  • Fantastic performance
  • Excellent screen


  •  Slightly temperamental fingerprint sensor
  • No IP certification

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The best big phone around


  • Fantastic display
  • Big battery
  • The S Pen


  • Bixby button is an annoyance
  • The S10 Plus feels better

9. Honor View 20

Interesting features for the price


  • New screen design looks excellent and deals with the notch issue
  • Good battery life and high-speed charging
  • Competent camera
  • A headphone jacks


  •  No wireless charging or IP rating
  • Strange performance quirks
  • Software still needs work

10. iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max

Best for performance


  • Amazing displays
  • Exceptional performance
  • Face ID remains the best at facial recognition


  • Expensive
  • iOS doesn’t make the most of Max’s more prominent display
  • Fast charger not included
  • Scratches too easily

10. Moto G7 Plus

Great quality and value


  • Good cameras
  • Solid value
  • Classy design


  • Deep notch
  • Cameras dynamic range could be better

Go on, get your cell phones out!

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