The best phones of the year 2019
Choosing the best phone of 2019 is not an easy task. This year has been a fantastic year within the sector, with many interesting models and with new technologies that we do not doubt will be key in the 2020 that already enters. Still, after 365 days testing the best equipment in the market, we have tried to make a little memory and choose those that we liked the most.
Alexandra Guerrero (Drita)
I think the most technologically advanced phone in the market is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. I have always been a fan of the Mate family and this phone does nothing but round off an experience I’ve been enjoying for years. The problem, as you can imagine, is that it is a phone that was born dead. The US veto has locked completely the possibilities and projection of a smartphone like this and just as my partner Carlos concluded when he analyzed it, I would not be able to recommend the phone to anyone without being able to fully enjoy Google’s services.
Leaving aside the sleeping beast, my favorite phone of this 2019 is undoubtedly the OnePlus 7T. It seems to me a round and perfectly balanced telephone in design, autonomy, photography (without being its most outstanding quality, everything has to be said) and, above all, user interface – for me, the best that currently exists in the Android market.
I don’t want to forget in this review of Xiaomi Y Really the brands that may have made the most noise in the sector with their prices for the land (and their good proposals) and of Oppo, which has finally settled 100% in our market (especially with its Reno2) and begins to glimpse as a manufacturer to take into account. At the time.
It has been a rare year when it comes to expectations. When we thought that folding would be most of the most in 2019, we have not encountered that in reality they are a very green product that needs improvement. Things of technological romanticism. And in the end you see how when doing summary wins the usual, a very complete product with great specifications, and in that aspect I stay with him Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
But 2019 has also helped me to realize the dependence I have with Google services, and a Mate 30 Pro without Google is nothing. In that case I like to keep the freshness of the new brands that have arrived to stay, like Realme, or with the resurgence of Motorola with its Folding RAZR 2019, the phone we have all come to dream at some point years ago.
2019 has not been bad, but 2020 is going to be, sure, much better.
Based on the fact that it is almost impossible to determine which is the best smartphone of the year in a fair way, since it would have to be based on common criteria such as price or operating system, if I had to choose one I think it would be the OnePlus 7T. The reasons for such choice? Let me explain.
It would not be fair to compare a terminal that costs 1,000 euros with one of 250 euros. Therefore, my criteria is none other than to see which one offers the best experience and at what price. If I got carried away by certain personal preferences, it would be the iPhone 11 Pro, a very complete terminal in all aspects and that finally gave what many users had been asking Apple for a long time: better battery, fast charging and better cameras. If I simply based on the hardware, then the winner would be the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. A call who does not have the services of Google has ballasted in an important way.
As it is not, the OnePlus 7T seems to me to have been and is a fairly round phone in everything. Both the hardware level and the software level experience is very satisfactory, and what you pay for the terminal is in line with what you then receive.
Therefore, for me it is the best phone of 2019. Although I am aware that they are left behind big proposals like the Realme X2 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi Note 8 Pro or some Xiaomi Mi 9T, Huawei P30 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
In my case, I have it quite clear: the iPhone 11 Pro. Why ?, It has easy explanation on my part.
For me this year they have gone to join a series of circumstances that, on the side of the rest of competitors, they have not let enough shine to other smartphones of the super high range (as is the case of Huawei with the problem of Google and its Mate 30 Pro, for example). And, on the side of Apple itself, they have managed to make this last iPhone a fairly round phone and, in addition to shining in sections such as video recording (which, personally, has been a decisive factor for their purchase), they have complied with details that users requested as, now, more than decent autonomy.
But then, why not the iPhone 11 Pro Max? In my case, as I greatly appreciate that a phone is round in terms of features, I appreciate that it is in equal parts in usability And for me, I prefer to sacrifice a few mAh and a few millimeters of screen because I can use my phone with just one hand.