2019 has seen the release of some truly innovative cell phones and some phones that have been more gimmick than game-changer. Most importantly, there are lots of options on the market. Some of the phones on this list have large hard drives and large screens. Others fit better in the hand and better in your budget. So, take a closer look at the best new cell phones of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy is widely-recognized as the number one choice in smartphones this year. At first glance, you’ll notice the large front screen that stretches from corner to corner. This is called the Infinity-O display and it has one of the highest color accuracy ratings.
The S10 Galaxy comes in a number of sizes but the S10 Plus is well-balanced and sets the ideal stage for the S10’s best features. It’s the largest phone in the range and has the dimensions – 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm. It also weighs 175 grams; that’s about the middle of the road for a smartphone.
The size of the S10 Plus could be seen as a drawback, but the capabilities more than pick up the slack. It has the Snapdragon 855 chip for a CPU and 8 GBs of RAM. There are three cameras on the back and one built into the front for stunning photos in a range of settings.
The iPhone XS might not be one of the newest cell phones, but it is certainly the best iPhone currently available. It was released in September of 2018 and utilizes the Apple iOS 12. The Exynos A12 Bionic processor is super fast and reliable.
For those who are turned off by a huge screen, the iPhone XS fits more comfortably in the palm of your hand. It weighs just 177 grams and measures 2.79 inches wide by 5.65 inches tall. Small hands rejoice.
The 5.8-inch display doesn’t seem small when you consider the amazing clarity and color. The Super Retina OLED display has 458 pixels per inch and a resolution of 2436×1125. This makes watching movies and playing games in HDR quality a huge selling point for this device.
Otherwise, the iPhone XS utilizes the A12 Bionic chip. It uses machine learning to develop an intuitive interface that is specifically catered to the user. It’s got six power cores so that workloads are distributed to maximize computing strength and limit the drain on your phone’s resources.
OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus isn’t the most well-known name in mobile technology, but that fact only benefits the consumer. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes in at a bargain, but it has enough power and functional efficiency to keep up with pricier cell phones. It uses the same OS and CPU as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
The onboard RAM of the OnePlus 7 Pro is available in three sizes: 6, 8, and even 12 GB. Yet, storage tops out at just 256 GB. Battery life is adequate and this device can keep its cool for a full day’s usage.
The screen is expansive. It stretches out to 6.67 inches without any other notches or buttons on the face. It’s also the heaviest phone on this list, weighing in at 206 grams. You’ll want to use all that screen real estate by taking great photos and videos. The OnePlus 7 Pro is up for the challenge with three camera sensors on the rear and one 16 megapixel sensor up front. You might miss it because that camera is hidden. It pops out of the frame when you’re ready to use it.
Google Pixel 3 XL
Here is proof that you don’t need to have an array of three and four cameras to provide users with the best photographic systems on a smartphone. The Google Pixel 3 XL has just one rear 12.2 MP camera that outperforms nearly every other cell phone out there. The rear camera shoots with exceptional depth, clarity, and zoom. It can pick out contrasting details without much editing and user interference. Another win for the Pixel 3 XL is that the rear camera has a Night Sight mode which maintains accurate color quality during low light settings.
There are 2 front-facing cameras on the face and the 6.3-inch display screen is large, but not large enough to crowd out two small speakers. At 184 grams, the Pixel 3 XL makes no apologies about being extra large. Surprisingly, the battery life is more than adequate to power this huge phone throughout an entire day of constant usage.
The Google flagship phone is managed by the Android 9 operating system and Snapdragon 845 chip. That puts it almost on par with the Samsung Galaxy. However, the Pixel’s RAM is 4 GB short of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. So, the tradeoff is that the Google Pixel 3 XL delivers a more powerful camera in exchange for a bit of processing speed.
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei’s flagship phone is high quality – the Huawei P30 Pro. Unanimously, tech enthusiasts give it a stellar rating for its cameras and eye-popping design.
The Huawei P30 has an array of rear cameras that are capable of 5x, 10x and a digital 50x zoom. It works well in low light, too. The P30 Pro weighs 192 grams and only has a full HD display. Those are the only cons working against Huawei here. Otherwise, the 4,200mAh battery is long-lasting and the onboard storage can be upscaled to 512 gigabytes.