Best Smartphones for 2019 in Each Segment

Best Smartphones for 2019, Featured

2019 has been a very hectic year for almost every smartphone manufacturer. Competition in each segment is at an all-time high with consumer demand and devices supply for every price-segment at a peak. And with the mid-rangers becoming the new flagships, 2019 brought about some very radical and some not-so-useful changes of these many new devices, and even fewer stand out from the competition. So, we have tried our best to list out the best smartphones of 2019 in each price bracket. 

Best Budget SmartPhone of 2019 (Under $150 | £115 | ₹10,000)

The sub $150 price-segment is by far the most competitive. There are many worthy adversaries like – Realme 5S, Redmi Note 8, Samsung Galaxy M20, Realme 3 Pro. But since there can only be only one winner, we have chosen the Redmi Note 8.

Redmi Note 8 – The Well-Rounded Budget Smartphone

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Redmi Note 8 – Specifications

Display6.3-inch FHD+ IPS Display
19.5: 9 Aspect Ratio 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
13MP Selfie Camera
18W Fast Charging
RAM and Storage4GB|6GB
OthersAndroid 9 Pie, P2i Coating/ Splash Proof, IR Blaster

Best Mid-Range SmartPhone of 2019 (Under $300 | £230 | ₹20,000)

There are several smartphones in this segment that were launched in 2019. Devices like – Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme X2, Samsung Galaxy A50s, Samsung Galaxy M30s, Redmi K20 are strong contenders. But, the one that stands out from the pack is the Realme X2.

Realme X2 – The Midrange Champion

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Realme X2 – Specifications

Display6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display
19.5 : 9 Aspect Ratio 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC
Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
32MP Selfie Camera
30W VOOC Flash Charging
RAM and Storage4GB | 6GB | 8GB
64GB | 128GB
OthersAndroid 9 Pie, Dedicated MMC Slot/ Flash Charger Included

Best Flagship SmartPhone of 2019 (Under $500 | £382 | ₹35,000)

This segment has become more and more popular in the last few years. Moreover, this segment now holds the title for flagships since the pricier phones have been further classified into premium and pro flagship devices. And now, this segment has become the place of affordable flagship smartphones. 2019 was one of the best years for budget flagship buyers. 

2019 saw the launch of many affordable flagships, including the likes of – Asus 6Z, Redmi K20 Pro, Realme X2 Pro, Oppo Reno 2Z, and OnePlus 7T. And we think you already knew which phone was going to win this segment – The OnePlus 7T.

OnePlus 7T – India’s Most Desired Flagship

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OnePlus 7T – Specifications

Display6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED
90Hz Support 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC
Camera48MP + 12MP + 16MP Triple Rear Cameras
16MP Selfie Camera
30W Warp Charging
Ram and Storage8GB
OthersAndroid 10, Premium Build, WarpCharge and OneUI

Best Gaming SmartPhone of 2019

Now, this is a comparatively new category or rather a unique kind of flagship that focuses on a particular niche – Gaming. 2019 witnessed the rise of smartphone gaming with the launch of many gaming titles such as PUBG mobile and COD mobile. There are three main competitors in this category, namely – Asus ROG Phone 2, Xiaomi Black Shark 2, and ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S. The Asus ROG Phone 2 emerged as the winner of these three. 

Asus ROG Phone 2 – Unfaltering Performance

Asus ROG Phone 2 – Specifications

Display6.59-inch FHD+ Fluid Amoled With 120Hz Support 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC
Camera48MP + 13MP Dual Rear Cameras
24MP Selfie Camera
30W Hyper Charging
RAM and Storage8GB/128GB 
OthersAndroid 10, ROG UI

Most Inspiring Smartphone of 2019

2019 was a year of many firsts from the smartphones world. It was also a year of many weird and fresh innovations from many manufacturers. Of them, one concept seemed to stick out from others because more than one manufacturer seemed to be working on the same idea. Four brands made four very different yet similar concept devices. Namely – Huawei Mate X, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, Motorola Moto RAZR 2019, and Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Samsung Galaxy Fold won this inspite of production setbacks due to the sheer amount of availability to customers around the world. 

Samsung Galaxy Fold – An Inspiring Technological Marvel

Initially, the Galaxy Fold was sent out for a round of technical reviews that ended up in a bunch of damaged devices with Samsung recalling them. That fiasco resulted in Samsung tweaking and re-engineering some components before a relaunch of the new and improved version of the Galaxy Fold. The device has received mostly positive reviews from the media. 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications

Display7.3″ Foldable QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display
4.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED Cover Display
HDR 10+
21:9 Aspect Ratio
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
Camera12MP + 12MP + 16MP Triple Rear Cameras
10MP + 8MP Dual Selfie Cameras
15W Wired & Wireless Fast Charging
RAM and Storage12GB/512GB 
OthersAndroid 10, One UI 2

Most Improved Smartphone of 2019

This particular device gets an ever incremental update with each and every passing year. But this year, Apple finally made the iPhone worthy of an upgrade with a proper upgrade. Armed with the latest A13 Bionic SoC, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro is not only the most powerful iPhone to date but also the most powerful smartphone in the world. The cameras have also received a proper upgrade on the iPhone 11 Pro, which is now a triple camera setup. The display, too, gets an update in the form of a higher-resolution OLED panel. 

iPhone 11 Pro – Improved & Better

iPhone 11 Pro – Specifications

Display5.8″ FHD+ Fluid AMOLED
120Hz Support 
ProcessorA13 Bionic 
Camera12MP + 12MP + 12MP Triad
12MP +12MP Dual Front Cameras
18W Fast Charge Support
Ram and Storage4GB
OSApple iOS 13 

Best Smartphone of 2019

Finally, this is the best of smartphones you can buy in 2019 with almost very little to compromise. You may have guessed it by now, but there were many notable contenders. Namely – Huawei Mate 30, OnePlus 7T Pro, Google Pixel 4XL, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. But, the winner for Smartphone of the Year is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus – The Phone of the Year 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus – Specifications

Display6.8″ QHD+ Super AMOLED
HDR 10 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC or
Samsung Exynos 9825
Camera12MP+12MP+16MP + 3D VGA Rear and 10MP Selfie
Battery4300mAh with 45W Fast Charge Support
Ram and Storage12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB
SundriesAndroid 10, S-Pen Included and IP68

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