Don’t know which Android phone to buy in 2019? Worry not, because we’ve listed the BEST phones you can buy right now! And they’re ALL iPhone XS KILLERS…
#1) OnePlus 7 Pro – A True iPhone XS Max KILLER
OnePlus 7 Pro Pros:
- Gorgeous Design, Truly Beautiful
- Brilliant 6.8in OLED Display
- 48MP Triple Lens Camera is BONKERS
- Massive Battery Life
- It’s The Perfect Phone, Basically…
OnePlus makes very good phones. And it sells them for about 40-50% less than the cost of an iPhone. This is the #1 reason why millions of users (iPhone ones included) have switched over to OnePlus in recent years.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is an utter monster of a phone. It has a huge 6.6in OLED display, 6GB of RAM, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 CPU, and a triple 48MP camera on the rear that is one of the best in the business.
Chuck in blazingly fast performance, killer good-looks, and it is easy to see why the OnePlus 7 Pro tops our list of the best Android phones money can buy right now. If you like value for money, performance, good looks, and beautiful software, as well as a truly EPIC camera, this is the one to go for.
#2) Pixel 3a – Insane Value For Money
Pixel 3a Pros
- Amazing camera
- Pure Android
- Great design
- Low price
A slightly cheaper version of Google’s Pixel 3 handset, the Pixel 3a has a plastic body and weaker internal tech, but retains the amazing camera talents of the original.
It’s no exaggeration to say that this is one of the best camera phones money can buy right now; not only does it snap superlative shots in all conditions, it has one of the most impressive low-light shooting modes we’ve seen on any smartphone – and it costs less than half the price of most Android flagships.
If you want premium features but don’t want to break the bank, then this is a solid choice – the lack of water resistance and wireless charging are the only real downsides.
#3) Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – King of the Hill
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Pros
- Beautiful design
- Strong camera tech
- Powerful internals
- Packed with features
Samsung’s phones are always at the front of the pack each year and 2019 is no exception; the Galaxy S10 is a true world-leader when it comes to smartphone tech and design. The screen uses a ‘hole-punch’ design which means there’s no massive bezel, and the phone is capable of charging other devices, like phones and wireless headphones.
The four-camera setup on the back of the S10 Plus offers astonishingly decent photos, while the cutting-edge Snapdragon 855 chipset keeps things ticking over nicely. All of this is wrapped up in a gorgeous design which combines glass with metal to nice effect. The only downside is that the Galaxy S10 Plus is really quite expensive.
#4) Nubia Red Magic 3 – The #1 Phone For Gamers
Nubia Red Magic 3 Pros
- Internal Fan Stops Overheating
- MASSES of Power
- 8GB of RAM
- 48MP Camera
- Supports JoyCon-Like Gaming Accessories
- Extreme Value For Money (It Costs Less Than $500)
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is a true gaming phone. It is built with one thing, and one thing only in mind: gaming. And for this reason, it is kitted out with some of the best spec you’re likely to see on a phone this year…
Inside you have Qualcomm’s latest and greatest CPU, the Snapdragon 855, running alongside 8GB of RAM, which translates into truly EPIC performance across the board. Plus, the Nubia Red Magic 3 can handle intense gaming sessions as it features a proper internal fan that keeps everything nice and temperate.
The display is a 90Hz AMOLED panel, ideal for gaming, viewing movies and TV shows. Then we come to the speakers; you have a dual speakers with DTS:X support, so sound quality is very impressive. And as we all know: sound is important when gaming.
Beyond this, you have a very capable single lens 48MP camera on the rear, impressive battery life. Oh… and the Nubia Red Magic 3 retails for less than $500! No, we’re not sure how they’re making money on this thing either!
#5) Honor View 20 – The Mid-Range Marvel
Honor View 20 Pros
- Gorgeous design
- Strong camera
- Unique hole-punch screen design
Huawei’s budget brand Honor has made a name for itself with a range of reasonably-priced but feature-rich handsets, and the View 20 continues that trend. Despite costing a lot less than its rivals, the View 20 has powerful internals, a wonderful screen (complete with a hole-punch design that avoids the need for a notch) and much more besides. While it sits comfortably in the mid-range, the View 20’s eye-catching design makes it look and feel like a phone that costs twice as much, and the camera’s not half bad either.
If flagship phones are just out of your reach but you don’t want a bargain basement blower, this is a solid choice.
#6) Honor 10 Lite – The Budget Bargain
Honor 10 Lite Pros
- Strong design for such a cheap phone
Enough power to please casual users
Another Honor bargain, the Lite 10 mimics the design of its more expensive siblings but brings that price down even lower, making it the ideal choice for casual mobile users or newcomers, like kids and elderly relatives. While it’s not rocking the same top-line tech as 2019’s flagships, you’d be hard pressed to notice at first glance; the screen is decent, the design is pleasing to the eye and the camera is better than you might expect from a phone in this price range.