Top 10 Best Flagship Smartphones of 2019

0
690
Best Smartphones of 2019

If you are asked to pick a top 10 best Flagship Smartphones of 2019, you might have a hard time putting a list together. Well that is no much of a surprise given the fact that 2019 saw some tech breaking smartphones released into the mobile phone market.

Tech Arena24 have put together a social media poll and the results have come in for the top 10 best flagship smartphones of 2019. You might just be surprised the smartphones that actually made the list.

It’s good you note that this list was compiled without sentiments and if your favorite smartphone manufacturing company does not make the list then it simply means they have to step up their game come 2020.

• Top 5 Best Phones Under 40000 Naira in Nigeria-December 2019
Smartphone Cameras; its Features and How it Works
• Infinix S5 Review: Is This Really An Upgrade Over its Predecessor S4?
• Infinix S5 Lite Price in Nigeria and Specs

Let’s get started with the list and also explain why these phones are just perfect to be on he best flagship Smartphones of 2019

10. Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro Complete Specifications

Taking the number 10 spot is the first flagship smartphone from Realme Mobile. The Realme X2 Pro does not only have incredible specifications but also is the cheapest flagship phone of 2019. It’s not very often we see a phone that uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset and still cost below $500.

With it’s features, the Realme X2 Pro is even a better option to the Google Pixel 4 series released in late 2019. With a display protected by Gorilla Glass 5, the phone packs a 90HZ refresh rate, HDR10+ and it’s water and dust resistant.

One interesting feature of this phone is the presence of the latest UFS3.0 that helps the phone process data, graphics and games at an incredible speed. Of course, one can not forget the 64 megapixel main camera, it’s 13 megapixel ultrawide camera with 2X optical zoom.

From it’s CPU, chipset to it’s 4000mAh battery, the phone is worthy of been in this list. Hopefully, subsequent flagship phones from Realme might just climb up the list come 2020.

Key Specifications of the Realme X2 Pro

•Screen: 6.5-inches Super-Amoled Display
• Memory:
– 6GBB, 8GB & 12GB RAM + 64GB/128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 64 + 13 + 8 + 2MP (quad cameras with 2X optical zoom) / 16MP selfie camera
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Realme X2 Pro= N133,000 Naira

Pros

  • Realme X2 Pro is very affordable
  • High performing CPU and GPU
  • Incredible camera to capture the moments
  • Capable of shooting 4K videos
  • Can play heavy duty games with super ease

Cons

  • Presence of the dew drop notch restrict full screen use
  • Relatively heavy as it weighs above 200g

9. Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

Best phones of 2019

The Xiaomi Mi9 Pro might not have made headlines in most countries but it sure deserve this spot in the list of best flagship Smartphones of 2019. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ with the Adreno 640.

It runs on one of the latest CPU cores produced by Qualcomm in 2019. It has high processing speed with good battery and heat management cores. While it is really not that different from the Realme X2 Pro in terms of chipset, it does offer some more advance feature in the camera segment.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro comes with a 48 megapixel lens for it’s main camera which is lesser than the 64 megapixel found in Realme X2 Pro. But it offers a 12 megapixel telephoto with 2x optical zoom and a 16 megapixel ultrawide lens.

It’s video quality is also better than that of the Realme X2 Pro in that it can shoot more frames per second than the Realme X2 Pro. The phone produces 4K videos on a cinematic level or film shooting capacity.

Key Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

•Screen: 6.39 inches Super-Amoled Display
• Memory:
– 6GBB, 8GB & 12GB RAM + 64GB, 128GB & 512GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 12 + 16MP (triple cameras with 2X optical zoom) / 20MP selfie camera
• Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro= N182,000 Naira

Pros

  • More flexible camera options
  • Experience incredible video coverage like a professional
  • More internal storage space up to 512GB

Cons

  • No UFS technology to improve game and graphics processing
  • No space for external storage via microSD card

8. Samsung Galaxy S10+

Smartphone 2019

Sitting at the number eight spot is the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus. This phone is not occupying this space because it has a fancy design, a powerful chipset or fast processing CPU. In fact, one of the many disadvantage of this phone is the display design of the phone.

The double punch hole that house the dual front camera is so big that it disrupts user experience. But the phone is a powerhouse of color as it spots one of the highest ppi density of the year 2019. To be precise, the phone has a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~522 ppi density).

With a ppi density above 500, you can expect to get better color experience of games and graphics. Another talking point of the phone is that it gives you a storage option up to 1 terabyte. There are few (or no phone) that offers an internal storage of up to 1 terabyte in 2019.

To be worthy of the number eight spot, the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus also gives incredible camera options. It comes with a 12 megapixel main and telephoto lens, 16 megapixel ultrawide lens camera. There is a presence of OIS(optical image stabilizer) and gyro-EIS.

Don’t think that the lower megapixel present in the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus makes it take less quality photos. In This Post we have explained in details how the Smartphone Camera works and megapixel is the least of worries. From live test, the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is an incredible camera Smartphone.

Key Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus

•Screen: 6.4-inches Dynamic-Amoled Display
• Memory:
– 8GB & 12GB RAM + 128GB, 512GB/ 1TB Internal storage
• Cameras: 12 + 12 + 16MP (triple rear cameras with 2X optical zoom) / 10 + 8MP dual selfie camera
• Battery: 4100 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Samsung Galaxy S10 plus= N207,000 Naira

Pros

  • Good camera for great photo quality
  • Shoots 4K videos with back and front cameras
  • Great ppi density to bring out good graphics and animation colors

Cons

  • Poor design as the notch interferes with user experience

7. Huawei Mate 30 Pro

speed of your Android phone

It’s camera features, huge storage space, latest chipset and CPU places the Huawei Mate 30 Pro at the number 7 of our best flagship Smartphones of 2019. There are few phones that comes packed with the specifications available in this mobile phone.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro use HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+) and runs out of the box Android 10. With the Mali-G76 MP16 GPU and UFS 3.0, the phone process data, graphics, animation and games at an incredible speed.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with quad rear camera with lots of features. It has the OIS, 3x optical zoom, gyro-EIS and the ability to shoot incredible 4K videos. For selfie lovers, the phone uses a dual front camera with 32 megapixel been the main front camera.

There is no doubt this phone would have made great sales and likely moved up the list if it were released in a more favorable and friendly time.

Sadly, Huawei Mate 30 Pro was released within the heat of misunderstanding between the United States and the Huawei Company. Aside from the complications above, the phone is a really nice phone and it worthy of the inclusion in this list.

But, it is good to point out that in 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was first or second in the best flagship smartphones. But the absence of Google Apps and related services in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro this year have seen it come down the list this year even though it is an upgrade of the last year Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Key Specifications of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

•Screen: 6.53-inches OLED Display
• Memory:
– 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 40 + 8 + 40MP (triple rear cameras with 3X optical zoom) / 32MP + 3D ToF dual selfie camera
• Battery: 4500 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 10
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Huawei Mate 30 Pro= N305,000 Naira

Pros

  • Good performing chipset, CPU and GPU used
  • Have nice battery capacity to keep the phone running

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Less internal storage space for a phone of it’s capacity

6. Vivo Nex 3

Best Flagship Smartphones

If you would like to have a phone that is in a league if it’s own then the Vivo Nex 3 is just what you need. Not only does it come with powerful chipset, CPU and GPU but also comes with latest technology. We know that Vivo have always been a company that brings something new into the smartphone industry and they didn’t disappoint with the Vivo Nex 3.

It’s water fall display is one that offers user all the swag they need. You can easily show off the Vivo Nex 3 to users of Samsung, iPhone and Oppo and they will feel a little jealous. The water fall display is so good that anyone who sees the Vivo Nex 3 will always like to have a second, third and even a fourth look at the smartphone.

It is also a flagship Smartphone that gives you a full screen. The pop up selfie camera makes it possible for users to make use of the full screen which is really good. And the fact that Vivo powered the phone with a 4500mAh battery shows that they want you to make use of the phone for a long time.

Key Specifications of the Vivo Nex 3

•Screen: 6.89-inches Super Amoled Display
• Memory:
– 8GB RAM + 128GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 64 + 13 + 13MP (triple rear cameras) / 16MP pop up selfie camera
• Battery: 4500 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Vivo Nex 3= N228,000 Naira

Pros

  • Premium design and display
  • High performing chipset, CPU and GPU
  • Good camera and pop selfie camera

Cons

  • Limited storage space for a flagship phone of it’s category
  • No space for external storage to increase storage space

• How To: 3 Simple Ways To Save Your Phone Battery Life
 OPPO Reno2 F Price in Nigeria and Specs
• How to Increase the Speed of your Android Phone By 30%
• Top 5 Best Phone Under 50000 Naira in Nigeria- December 2019

5. Huawei P30 Pro

Best Flagship Smartphones of 2019

As we gradually come to the last 5 of the 10 best flagship Smartphones of 2019, the Huawei P30 Pro is sitting at the number 5 spot. And this is a befitting spot for the phone because it offers some unique features in the camera department that all other phones in the list are yet to offer.

With it’s 40 megapixel main camera, the Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a 5x optical zoom. This means that you can take photos of an object, a person from a very long distance and the picture won’t be blur.

The presence of OIS, gryo-EIS also adds to why it is sitting in this position. Of course the camera alone is not enough to keep it here at this spot. It also have premium design, water and dust resistant, incredible storage space and more.

Key Specifications of the Huawei P30 Pro

•Screen: 6.47-inches OLED Display
• Memory:
– 6GB/8GB RAM + 128GB, 256GB/512GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 40 + 20MP + TOF 3D Camera (triple rear cameras with 3X optical zoom) / 32MP + 3D ToF dual selfie camera
• Battery: 4200 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Huawei P30 Pro= N242,000 Naira

Pros

  • Take photos of objects, animals and persons from long distance
  • Huge internal storage space to save your files

Cons

  • Does not have premium design for a phone in a flagship category

4. OnePlus 7T Pro

Smartphone

To be fair, the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro could as well compete for the number one spot of this list. The OnePlus 7T Pro have some modifications to the OnePlus 7 Pro hence we have decided to use it instead of the OnePlus 7 Pro.

This phone is really incredible in that it cones with all you need. It’s back camera has 3x optical zoom, OIS and gyro-EIS while shooting videos. In addition to the high performing chipset used, there is UFS 3.0 that helps in processing data, graphics, games and animations.

It’s 90Hz refresh rate and 512 ppi density makes scrolling and refreshing the display very easy and brings the colorful side of all the games and animations to live for incredible experience.

OnePlus 7T Pro is also among the few flagship smartphones of 2019 that gives you full display as it makes use of a pop up selfie camera.

Key Specifications of the OnePlus 7T Pro

•Screen: 6.67-inches Fluid Amoled Display
• Memory:
– 8GB/12GB RAM + 128GB/256GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 40 + 20MP + TOF 3D Camera (triple rear cameras with 3X optical zoom) / 32MP + 3D ToF dual selfie camera
• Battery: 4085 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 10
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: OnePlus 7T Pro= N232,000 Naira

Pros

  • Excellent Camera with 3x optical zoom
  • Gives you full displa

Cons

  • There is no 3.5mm jack

3. Asus Rog Phone 2

We don’t know about you but the top 10 flagship smartphones of 2019 have been both exciting and surprising. Been in the last top 3 and not seen some of your favorite phone manufacturers might be a little overwhelming but hold on we still have two more spots.

Asus Rog Phone 2 is taking the number 3 spot this year and for good reasons. This phone is not just a power house but a phone designed with gamers in mind. The phone spots a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sensing which is incredible.

With the refresh and touch sensing rate above, users can really enjoy playing games with superb experience. You won’t have to wait for too long or experience some lag in the game. Coupled with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset and a high performing GPU, this phone is really worthy of this spot.

If you are looking to store more games and files then Asus Rog Phone 2 got you covered. The phone provides for an internal storage up to 1 terabyte. And for maximum use, this phone has a 6000mAh battery with fast charge enabled.

For game lovers and users of heavy apps, this phone is highly recommended for you. You won’t have to experience any lag and you can truly enjoy smooth usage all through.

Key Specifications of the Asus Rog Phone 2

•Screen: 6.59-inches AMOLED Display
• Memory:
– 6GB, 8GB & 12GB RAM, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB Internal storage
• Cameras: 48 + 13MP (dual rear cameras) / 24MP selfie camera
• Battery: 6000 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Huawei P30 Pro= N203,000 Naira

Pros

  • Huge battery to keep phone running for a long time
  • 3.5mm jack available
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not so premium design
  • Limited camera ability

2. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro

There is no other phone that is fitting to sit in the number two spot of best flagship smartphones of 2019 than the Application iPhone 11 Pro Max. Note that iPhone 11 Pro Max share similar features with the iPhone 11 Pro with difference been the display size(the iPhone 11 Pro can as well be in the number 2 spot).

Arguably the fastest phone of 2019 and been among the 5 best camera phones of 2019, iPhone 11 Pro Max is here at Number 2 of our list. This phone offers so much to users that you keep asking for more.

It’s AI features (artificial intelligence features) are incredible. The phone is scratch, dust and fall resistant. In fact it will take a while lot hitting on the floor or by some hammer for the iPhone 11 Pro Max to have a scratch.

The 12MP main, telephoto and ultrawide camera gives great photo experience. There is a presence of 2x optical zoom, OIS and gyro-EIS. Apple have again made it known that megapixel matters less when it comes to taking great photos.

Key Specifications of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

•Screen: 6.5- Super Retina XDR OLED Display
• Memory:
– 4GB RAM + 128GB, 256GB & 512GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 12 + 12 12MP(triple rear cameras with 2x optical zoom) / 13MP + SL 3D camera dual selfie camera
• Battery: 3969 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: iOS 13
• Scratch and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: iPhone 11 Pro Max= N497,000 Naira

Pros

  • Fast processing
  • Excellent camera
  • Huge internal storage space

Cons

  • Poor battery capacity
  • No 3.5mm jack available
  • Expensive

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Best Flagship Smartphones of 2019

Sitting at the number one spot is arguably the most complete phone of 2019. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus is worthy of sitting in number one spot this year because it offers all that users need.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus is the best camera phone of 2019. It offers incredible photos and really high quality video shooting on a professional level. The OIS, gryo-EIS, 2x optical zoom, super steady video, dual video recording and HDR10+ features put it on another level.

For game lovers, Samsung decided to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or the Exynos 9825 (7 nm) – EMEA/LATAM coupled with a fast processing GPU to give you incredible gaming experience.

Packed with a 12GB RAM and a maximum of 512GB Internal storage, the phone also provided space for external storage via microSD card up to 1TB. Other awesome of this phone includes the Samsung DeX which a Desktop support feature and the ANT+.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus can do almost anything you want to do. It has a 4300 mAh battery that keeps the phone running for a long time. Be you a game lovers, movie lover, camera lover, video editor or an artist, this phone is for everyone.

Key Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus

•Screen: 6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED Display
• Memory:
– 12GB RAM + 256GB & 512GB Internal storage
• Cameras: 12 + + 12 + 16MP + TOF 3D camera (quad rear cameras with 2x optical zoom) / 10MP selfie camera
• Battery: 4300 mAh non-removable battery.
• OS: Android 9
• Water and Dust Resistant: Yes
• Fingerprint: Yes
• Face ID unlock: Yes
• Network: 2G, 3G and 4G
• Price: Huawei P30 Pro= N238,000 Naira

Pros

  • Excellent camera
  • Good movie and gaming experience

Cons

  • No 3.5mm jack available

With this we wrap the top 10 best flagship smartphones of 2019. Below we have put together the list and also included some notable mentions. Notable mentions are phones that could have made the list but was not votes for by users. So if you didn’t not see your favorite phone in the list above then they might just be in notable mention.

List of best flagship smartphones of 2019

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus
  2. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
  3. Asus Rog Phone 2
  4. OnePlus 7T Pro
  5. Huawei P30 Pro
  6. Vivo Nex 3
  7. Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  8. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  9. Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
  10. Realme X2 Pro

Notable Mentions for best flagship smartphones of 2019

  • Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro/ Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Google Pixel 4XL
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Oppo 10X Zoom

The Smartphone space have been very competitive in 2019. However, we are expecting even more competition in 2020. More 5G enabled phones and AI phones are likely to be in the market.

We have also compiled a list of best mid-range and low budget smartphones of 2019. So stick around to see the new lists and tell us how you feel.

What do you think about the top 10 best flagship smartphones of 2019? Please leave your comments and opinion in the section below. Follow us for more recent smartphone updates and Comparison.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here