August 10, 2018
It’s near enough impossible to get by without a smartphone these days – so it’s worth having the best phone you can buy. In this guide, we’ll be running through the best phones on the market, what they’re great for, and who they’re best for.
We’ll also explain the specs you should be looking for in a new phone, as well as talking about the brands, operating systems and the best deals you can get on each phone.
Read on for our expert list of the best smartphones for 2019
- Google Pixel 3 XL – Incredible cameras, design and AI features. The best phone on the market
- Apple iPhone XS – The best iPhone yet, and almost the best phone full stop that you can buy
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Samsung’s big phone gets even better
- Google Pixel 3 – Like the Pixel 3 XL but smaller and less eye-catching
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro – An expensive, but exceptional flagship from Huawei
- OnePlus 6T – A flagship-killer with mid-range prices, there’s no better value phone
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – Excellent hardware but Samsung bloatware grates a little
- Apple iPhone XR – A beautifully designed iPhone that’s cheaper than the iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max – Apple’s biggest iPhone to date is a powerhouse, but doesn’t use its large screen well
- Huawei P20 Pro – Three AI-powered cameras, but sadly not available in the US.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for in a phone, find out how to choose the best phone for you.
|Google Pixel 3 XL||Apple iPhone XS||Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy Note 9||Apple iPhone XS Max||Apple iPhone XR|
|Tech.co overall score|
|Ease of use|
|Screen size (in)||6.3||5.8||5.8||6.4||6.5||6.1|
|Dimensions (HxWxD mm)||158×76.7×7.9||143.6×70.9×7.7||147.7×68.7×8.5||161.9×76.4×8.8||157.5×77.4×7.7||150.9×75.7×8.3|
|Storage sizes (GB)||64/128||64/256/512||64/128/256||128/512||64/256/512||64/128/256|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,430||2,658||3,000||4,000||3,174||2,942|
|Rear cameras (Mp)||12.2||12 + 12||12||12 + 12||12 + 12||12|
|Price||From $929||From $999||From $799||From $999||From $1,099||From $749|
|Read our full review||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
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