Best Android phones Released in 2019

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Need a new smartphone but haven’t decided which one to buy? Well when it comes to Android phones, the decision is even harder to make as there are new phones arriving all the time. Here are the best Android phones released or upcoming in 2019 and we’ll regularly update the list for your reference.

OnePlus 7 / OnePlus 7 Pro (upcoming in May)

Release date: on May 14
Chipset: Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.41-inch / 6.67-inch
Battery: 3700mAh / 40000mAh
Price: to be announced

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are set to launch on May 14 in Beijing, China, and the design and specs of the phones have been leaked recently. OnePlus 7 is similar with its previous flagship OnePlus 6T, while the OnePlus 7 Pro is quite different. It has no notch or holes, sports a pop-up selfie camera and triple rear cameras, and comes in three colors: mirror grey, almond and nebula blue. Both OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro are going to be powered by the newest Snapdragon 855 processor.

Pandaily will be attending the OnePlus new flagship launch event and bring you the most detailed phone reviews. Stay tuned!

Google Pixel 3a – cheaper version of Google Pixel 3 series

Release date: on May 8
Chipset: Snapdragon 670
Display: 5.6-inch
Battery: 3000mAh
Price: starting from $399

Google Pixel 3a smartphone
Google Pixel 3a smartphone(source: PCMag)

Google’s Pixel 3 series smartphone is well known for its camera performance, though the price is really expensive. At Google IO 2019, Google launched the affordable version – Google Pixel 3a, with a similar design and features. But due to its low price, Pixel 3a is powered by a downgrade Snapdragon 670 chipset, and its camera is a little less impressive without Pixel 3’s awesome image processing abilities.

Nubia Red Magic 3 – budget-friendly gaming phone

Release date: on Apr. 28
Chipset: Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.65-inch AMOLED display
Battery: 5000mAh, 27W fast charging
Price: starting from $430

Nubia launched its new gaming phone, the Red Magic 3, which is an affordable handset for frugal gamers who don’t want to compromise on either the price or quality specs. This gaming phone even have a great 48MP rear camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor, you can shoot videos in 8K and slow motion up to 64 times.
This phone is definitely a right choice for you if you are a gaming and photography lover but with tight budget.

SEE ALSO: Best Gaming Phones for 2019: Which Smartphone Will You Pick?

OPPO Reno, OPPO Reno 5G and 10x Zoom edition

Release date: on April 24
Chipset: Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.6-inch display
Battery: 4065mAh, VOOC3 fast charging
Price: starting from $443

OPPO had announced its latest device OPPO Reno, which comes with three different editions: the standard, 10x Zoom and the 5G edition. The Reno series smartphone is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 processor, and it has a large 6.6-inch display, with a notch-less design. The selfie camera is hidden in a unique shark fin shaped pop-up module. Its 10x zoom edition has a killer camera setup: a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor; an 8MP wide-angle lens; and a zoom lens. The OPPO Reno 5G is OPPO’s first answer to the 5G era.

Redmi Note 7 Pro – low price 48MP camera phone

Release date: on March 18
Chipset: Snapdragon 675
Display: 6.3-inch display
Battery: 4000mAh, 18W fast charging
Price: starting from $238

Two months after the releasing of Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi announced its updated pro version – Redmi Note 7 Pro. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, 4000mAh battery, 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. This budget phone is one of the first smartphones to sport a 48MP camera, using Sony IMX576 sensor. It is available in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red color variations.

Huawei P30 Pro – Rewrite the Rules of Photography

Release date: on March 26
Chipset: Kirin 980
Display: 6.47-inch display
Battery: 4200mAh, 40W fast charging
Price: starting from $1125

Huawei P30 and P30 pro
Huawei P30 and P30 pro camera phone (source: Huawei)

The P30 Pro is Huawei’s latest and best flagship yet, which is a great combination of performance, design and game-changing camera. It is built with its Kirin 980 processor, with 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage. Its outstanding camera surprises users the most. The P30 Pro has four rear cameras and each is unique: a 40MP wide-angle lens/ ƒ/1.6 aperture, a 20MP/ƒ/2.2 ultrawide shooter, an 8 MP telephoto lens providing 5x optical zoom and finally a new time-of-flight sensor below the flash of the P30 Pro. As for the selfie, the 32MP camera can capture photos that are far more detailed than most phones. Read more about Huawei P30 series smartphone.

Samsung S10 – Samsung’s 10th year of Galaxy flagships

Release date: on Feb. 28
Chipset: Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.1-inch display
Battery: 3400mAh
Price: starting from $899

On February 28, Samsung officially announced its Galaxy S10 series smartphone in China, which was already shown at CES 2019. The phone has four models: S10e, S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G.

Samsung S10 series smartphone
Samsung S10 series smartphone (source: ktm2day)

Like other smartphone manufacturers’ flagship, Samsung Galaxy S10 also adopts the Snapdragon 855, while the series uses an Infinity-O display that features a hole-punch notch in the upper-right corner, which is very different from the trending water-drop notch. In addition, the phone sports an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, different from the in-display optical sensors on the Huawei P30 series and Mi 9.

Xiaomi MI 9 – Xiaomi’s latest flagship

Release date: on Feb. 20
Chipset: Snapdragon 855
Display: 6.65-inch display
Battery: 5000mAh, 27W fast charging
Price: starting from $510

MI 9 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone, equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor, latest Snapdragon 855 processor, 20W wireless charging and a larger screen. It also has a triple-lens camera including an impressive 48Mp camera. It has so many great features but a mid-range price starting from $510. If you already have a Mi 8, then read more about our previous review on Xiaomi Mi 9 and decide whether you should update it to Mi 9!

Featured photo credit to Greenbot

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