Best smartphone 2019?
Winner : Samsung Galaxy Note 9 .
The winner was determined on the basis of all the tests, ranging from comparing photos and ending with benchmarks. At the same time, it was not at all necessary to occupy the first place in each test – it is important that the smartphone did not fail in any of them. With what Galaxy Note 9 coped, entering the top five in four of the five key tests.
The best innovations in smartphones
If the performance and autonomy of smartphones can somehow be measured and measured, then with innovations this approach is fundamentally wrong. That is why, choosing the most unusual and interesting technologies, Android Authority made a bid for a simple survey of the entire editorial staff, and these are over 30 people.
- Google’s Duplex is an artificial intelligence technology that allows the voice assistant to make calls to book coffee tables, buy tickets and, for example, order pizza.
- Folding devices from Samsung and Royole – talking about the first folding smartphone FlexPaiand a similar concept of Samsung, which was recently demonstrated at a special presentation.
- Vivo‘s fingerprint scanner built into the display – such sensors, according to the Android Authority, will be the first step towards a technology that allows you to recognize fingerprints on the entire screen panel.
Winners : Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Razer Phone 2.
To determine the best displays, experts from Spectracal were involved, who helped to give a correct assessment of the color rendition, temperature, brightness and other parameters of the smartphone screens. The best in the aggregate of all ratings was recognized by the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9 are slightly behind him.
Separately, experts have identified the best screen for games. Its owner was the gaming flagship Razer Phone 2, received IPS IGZO panel with a frequency of 120 Hz and brightness up to 580 nits. The picture on this display looks really alive.
Winner : LG V40 ThinQ.
Representatives of the SoundGuys resource helped to determine the best smartphone for audiophiles. They conducted many different tests, evaluating the most diverse components of high-quality sound. The best in the aggregate of all tests was recognized by the LG V40 ThinQ, equipped with a 32-bit Hi-FI-DAC and powerful speakers.
Besides him, the Asus ROG Phone, Nokia 7.1 and Samsung Galaxy S9 + have been honored. The RED Hydrogen One, Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro have earned a negative assessment of sound quality.
Winner : Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
The performance of the devices was estimated by a whole set of various benchmarks, including AnTuTu, GFXBench, Geekbench and 3DMark. According to the results of all evaluations, Mate 20 Pro from Huawei was recognized as the best, having received the latest Kirin 980 proprietary processor.
In fact, in terms of performance, many modern flagships turned out to be almost equal. The minimum gap from the leader was demonstrated by Asus ROG Phone, OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 +. All of them can be called the most powerful smartphones on Android.
Winners : Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Here, experts evaluated autonomy in various usage scenarios, ranging from simple Wi-Fi web browsing to mixed use of the gadget in applications. The leader of all the tests was the Huawei P20 Pro, which is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh. Oppo R17 Pro, Vivo V11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are slightly behind him.
Separately, the charging speed of smartphones was noted, the importance of which is also difficult to overestimate. All smartphones were tested with original adapters. The winner was the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which in just 15 minutes is charged by 40%, in 30 minutes – by 76%, and in an hour – by 99%.
Winners : Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Pixel 3/3 XL.This year the best camera was chosen in two nominations. Within the framework of the first, the best solution was determined for the so-called traditional photography, when the detailing, the natural color rendition, the minimum of noise and artifacts are important. In this regard, the championship for the Galaxy Note 9, which has a dual camera with 12 megapixel sensors.
As alternative solutions, HTC U12 +, Samsung Galaxy S9 +, LG G7, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Sony Xperia XZ3 were noted. All of them slightly behind the leader.
The second nomination took into account image processing algorithms, the use of artificial intelligence functions and additional shooting modes. Here, the undisputed leaders are the new flagships of Google Pixel 3, equipped with identical single 12-megapixel cameras.
Closest to the capabilities of Pixel 3 were Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A2, LG V40 and Vivo Nex.
The best smartphone for games
When testing gaming devices, their performance in the 3DMark benchmark, which most accurately describes the gaming capabilities of smartphones, was taken into account. The maximum number of points in it scored the Asus ROG Phone, equipped with an overclocked version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with a frequency of up to 2.96 GHz.
The same smartphone has one of the best displays for games – a six-inch AMOLED-panel with a resolution of FHD +, displaying 108.6% of the DCI-P3 color profile gamma and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In this regard, it is second only to the Razer Phone 2 with a 120 Hertz screen.
The third component of the test – support for gaming accessories. Here, the victory was also awarded to the Asus ROG Phone, for which a number of peripheral devices have been developed, including a convenient dock with an additional screen and controllers that turn the device into a Nintendo Switch.
Winners : Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and OnePlus 6T.
The best offer for the minimum money was the Pocophone F1 from Xiaomi, which has a flagship processor, 6 GB of RAM and an impressive autonomy at a price of about $ 300.
A more expensive OnePlus 6T was also highlighted. With a price of $ 550, it offers a more modern design, a frameless screen with a drop-shaped cut-out and a fingerprint reader built into the AMOLED panel.
Selection of readers Lyricsjockey.com
Winner : Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Readers of the resource made their choice not in one general vote, but in the whole set of “duels”. It was necessary to cast your vote in them only for one of two smartphones. As a result, two models reached the final: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The victory with the result of 63% (1 216 votes) was gained by the first flagship.