Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones – at the best prices right now
Wannan labarin mai taken “mafi smartphone 2019: iPhone, OnePlus, Samsung da kuma Huawei idan aka kwatanta da ranked” was written by Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 17th December 2019 07.00 UTC
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mafi overall: OnePlus 7T Pro
The follow-up to the best smartphone of the first half of 2019 ne, unsurprisingly, the best phone to end 2019. The OnePlus 7T Pro is a minor update to the stellar OnePlus 7 Pro that keeps all the good bits, improves the camera, and speeds up the fingerprint scanner.
The monster 6.67in QHD+ AMOLED screen runs at 90Hz – compared with 60Hz for most of the competition – is arguably the best in the business. Yana da haske, crisp and super smooth, plus it’s free of holes or camera notches. The selfie camera pops up from the top on command – a consistent crowd-pleaser.
The 7T Pro is the fastest-feeling phone – everything zips along. It has Qualcomm’s top chip, da Snapdragon 855+, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS3.0 storage – plenty for practically everything. The optical in-display fingerprint scanner is even faster than before continuing to put the competition to shame.
The latest OxygenOS 10, the firm’s super-slick version of Android 10, is arguably the best in the business too, and you’ll get prompt updates for three years.
The triple camera system on the back is good too, combining a 48MP main, wani 16MP ultra-fadi da kwana da kuma wani 8MP telephoto kyamara. New for the 7T Pro is a super-macro mode, which is surprisingly good, producing crisp images up to just 2.5cm from the lens – great fun. The 7T Pro can’t quite beat the iPhone 11 Pro or Pixel 4XL, amma shi matches ko beats sauran a daki-daki, kuma mai amfani.
The 7T Pro lasts about 32 hours tsakanin zargin, making it one of the better performers. Charging is exceptionally fast via the firm’s WarpCharge system too, bugawa 70% in just 34 minutes via cable. There’s no wireless charging though.
Dual-sim support is handy for work or travelling. It’s water resistant to some extent, but has no IP rating. There’s a McLaren limited edition and a 5G version in the US, but not UK where the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is still the current model.
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The unrivaled allo, saurin gudu da sikanin yatsa, haɗe tare da silsilar OxygenOS 10 sanya ayyukan yau da kullun su zama abin farin ciki. The massive OnePlus 7T Pro is a stretch worth making.
Sayi idan: kuna son kwarewa mafi kyau da sauri ta superphone
Kada ku saya idan: ba kwa son miƙawa zuwa irin wannan babbar waya
- Cikakken nazari: OnePlus 7T Pro review: the best kind of deja vu
Mafi kyawun iOS: Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Good things come in smaller packages. The iPhone 11 Pro isn’t the biggest or the most expensive of Apple’s 2019 wayoyin salula na zamani, but it is the best and very nearly the best phone of the year.
The iPhone 11 Pro combines a stunning, big-enough 5.8in screen, svelte, luxurious-feeling body, top-notch performance and battery life to keep up with most of the competition.
Truth be told, the design is basically uncharged since the mould-breaking iPhone X from 2017. The back is now frosted glass, which looks particularly good in silver, and has a triple camera lump in the top left. The rest stays pretty much unchanged.
Apple’s Face ID is still the best, most widely-supported face recognition system in the business. The new A13 Bionic chip continues to lead the pack. The gesture navigation system continues to be one of the best, and you’re in line for around five years of iOS software updates from release – at least two more than any other manufacturer will provide.
This year the iPhone 11 Pro introduces a significantly improved triple camera with ultra-wide, wide and telephoto lenses, which matches the best rivals in photography and beats them in video. It even has an effective night mode now.
It’s not all gravy – starting with just 64GB of storage is poor. The old Lightning connector still persists, rather than the newer standard of USB-C. There’s no 5G option and it is exceedingly expensive – you don’t buy the iPhone 11 Pro looking for value for money. Plus iOS 13 has been a mixed bag since its introduction, with a lot of bugs that needed fixing.
But as a whole, no other phone can match the iPhone 11 Pro in power, capability and size. The iPhone 11 Pro is the smaller phone to buy and the best running iOS.
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You want the best smaller phone, or simply the best Apple phone, then the iPhone 11 Pro is fantastic, but comes at a considerable cost
Sayi idan: kuna son mafi kyawun iPhone
Kada ku saya idan: you don’t want to spend £1,049 or want to use Android
- Cikakken nazari: iPhone 11 Binciken bita: the best small phone available
Mafi ƙarancin Android: Samsung Galaxy S10
If you want the Android sweet-spot between a big, allon ban mamaki da ƙaramin girman waya wanda ya fi sauƙi a riƙe kuma ya dace a aljihu, Galaxy S10 kenan.
The 6.1in QHD+ AMOLED screen with a small hole-punch notch in the top right is one of the best on the market and is big enough to make the most of apps and movies look great.
Small bezels all round make the phone pretty compact compared with rivals, kuma shima haske ne. Har yanzu sandwich ne na gilashi da ƙarfe, wanda ke nufin kuna iya buƙatar shari'ar don kariya daga faɗuwa.
The Galaxy S10 was recently updated with Samsung’s new One UI 2 software, based on the latest Android 10 including much-improved navigation gestures. You should get about three years of software support from release from Samsung, although the company is usually slower than Google and OnePlus to deliver big Android version updates.
The rear triple camera is good allowing you to zoom from 0.5 ta hanyar 2x, kuma zuwa zuwa 10x matasan zuƙowa. It won’t beat the pixel 4 XL ko iPhone 11 Pro, but gets the job done. The selfie camera pokes straight though the screen and is one of the better ones on the market.
Performance is good but battery life is a bit weak, lasting a day of usage but not much more. The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor mounted under the display has proved to be a bit slow and finickity over time, which can be annoying.
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A big screen Android experience in a relatively small phone is the main selling point, amma kyamara mai kyau, aiki da kamannin taimako ma.
Sayi idan: you want a good balance of screen and phone size without breaking the bank
Kada ku saya idan: kana son rayuwa mai haske
- Cikakken nazari: Samsung Galaxy S10 sake dubawa: wurin dadi
Kyakkyawan kyamara: Huawei P30 Pro
Mafi kyamarar kyamara akan waya ita ce Huawei P30 Pro ta wani gefe. Even at the end of 2019, no other phone provides as comprehensive a combination as Huawei’s new Leica quad camera.
20MP 0.6x kyamarar kusurwa mai faɗi yana da daɗi, the main 40MP camera is terrific and it’s joined by a new periscopic 5x optical zoom camera that gets you closer than any other smartphone. Idan faɗuwa sau biyar bai isa ba, akwai kyakkyawan zuƙowa na 10x na haɗi a saman sannan kuma zuƙowa na dijital har zuwa 50x. Aikin firikwensin 3D mai saurin hango abubuwa ya zagaya abubuwan da suke a baya.
Matakan ban mamaki na zuƙowa gefe, the P30 Pro also has low-light performance that instantly turns night into day without having to wait for a couple of seconds of capture. The P30 Pro might not have the best Night Sight rival, but most of the time it simply doesn’t need it.
The rest of the phone is excellent, kuma, with stunning colour options. The large 6.47in FHD+ OLED is great, with a small notch in the top containing the selfie camera and slim bezels all round. Usassun gefuna suna riƙe da faɗin wayar zuwa matsakaiciya 73.4mm mai faɗi, meaning it’s still relatively manageable and easier to wield day-to-day particularly compared with the OnePlus 7T Pro ko iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The in-screen optical fingerprint sensor is second only to the OnePlus 7T Pro’s. Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor, 8GB na RAM da 128GB na ajiya, provides great performance and a battery that will last about two days. Plus the battery charges super fast and has wireless charging and power sharing.
Huawei ya canza Android 10, EMUI 10, yana da matukar dacewa kuma yana da fasali da yawa amma maiyuwa bazai zama daɗin kowa ba. Huawei is still facing sanctions from the US as part of the Yakin cinikayyar Amurka da China, wanda yasa makomarta bai tabbata ba. The P30 Pro’s recent Android 10 update showed that it should continue to receive updates as normal, duk da haka.
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Kamarar tana canza wasa game da ma'ana, ba hanyoyi masu cika gimmick ba, yayin da sauran wayar suna da kyau
Sayi idan: kuna son kyamara mafi kyau akan babbar waya
Kada ku saya idan: kuna son ƙaramar waya ko kuna damuwa game da katangawar Amurka da Huawei
- Cikakken nazari: Binciken Huawei P30 Pro: wasan canza kamara, tauraruwar batir
Mafi kyawun darajar: OnePlus 7T
Pound for pound the OnePlus 7T offers the best performance, design and experience than any other smartphone.
It’s got the big, good-looking 6.41in full HD OLED screen, with a small, widow’s-peak-like notch at the top for a selfie camera. New for the 7T is a 90Hz refresh rate, which like its bigger sibling the 7T Pro, makes even the mundane silky smooth.
It’s got 2019’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fast UFS3.0 storage. It also lasts a good 31 hours on a charge, and its OxygenOS 10 Android software is fast and slick. OnePlus guarantees two years of software updates and an additional year of bi-monthly security updates from the release date of the phone too.
It even has the fastest and best in-display fingerprint scanner currently available, which is as good as the best dedicated capacitive sensors, good haptics and dual-sim support for having two mobile phone network connections at the same time.
The triple camera is good too, with ultra-wide, wide and 2x telephoto lenses, plus a dedicated macro mode, but it can’t beat the very best in the market. There’s no formal water resistance rating and no wireless charging, but WarpCharge sees it hit full charge in 60 minutes flat.
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A great 90Hz screen, excellent software and the best performance, in-display fingerprint scanner and a good camera mean you have to spend significantly more to get a better phone than this
Sayi idan: you want a top-notch phone but don’t want to spend more than £549
Kada ku saya idan: kuna son kyamara mai kyau
- Cikakken nazari: OnePlus 7T review: the new cut-price flagship king
Ana ƙididdigar wayowin komai da ruwan ta hanyar girman allo wanda aka auna akan diagonal a inci. Babban lambar ya fi girma waya, amma wayoyi daban-daban suna amfani da rabo daban-daban na tsawo zuwa fadi.
Yaya sauƙin sarrafawa ya sauko zuwa faɗin wayar da nauyinta. Ya fi kunkuntar kuma ya fi sauƙi, sauƙaƙe yana riƙewa a hannu ɗaya kuma ƙasa da yuwuwar sauke shi.
Abinda galibi ake kira processor a cikin waya hakika tsarin-on-a-chip ne ke haɗa mai sarrafawa, zane-zane da sauran mahimman tsarin a cikin ɗaya.
Gabaɗaya sabon mai sarrafawa zai fi ƙarfin da ingancin batir zai kasance. Samsung, Huawei da Apple suna yin nasu, yayin da Qualcomm shine mafi girma ga masu samar da kayayyaki zuwa wasu samfuran a ƙarshen, tare da keɓaɓɓiyar kewayon Snapdragon 8 a saman.
RAM (memory) shine inda aka adana ayyukanka da tsarin aikinka lokacin amfani, don haka yadda kuka fi wayarku da kyau, har zuwa aya.
Android yana buƙatar RAM fiye da iOS, don haka yana da wahala ka kwatanta su kai tsaye. Amma tare da Android aƙalla 4GB na RAM ana bada shawara a halin yanzu.
Ya bambanta da ƙwaƙwalwa, ajiya shine inda ake ajiye komai akan waya, ciki har da aikace-aikace da kafofin watsa labarai. Yayinda phonesan wayoyi zasu iya fadada ajiyar su tare da katunan microSD, mafi iya ba.
Wannan yana nufin yakamata ku nemi 64GB na ajiya aƙalla, amma ƙari idan kuna son adana hotuna da yawa. Ayyukan girgije kamar su Spotify ko Hotunan Google na iya taimakawa wajen sauke kiɗan ka, hotuna ko bidiyo zuwa intanet.
Adana wayarka daga amfaninta yana da mahimmanci, wanda ke sa ɗaukakawar software ta zama mahimmanci ga facin kwari da ramuka na tsaro, kazalika da ƙara sabbin abubuwa da inganta abubuwa kamar rayuwar batir da kyamara.
Ba duk wayoyi ke karɓar ɗaukakawa na yau da kullun ba. Taimakon Apple na tsofaffin wayoyi shine mafi kyau a kasuwancin kusan 5 shekaru, biye da Samsung da Google na shekaru uku, duka daga lokacin da aka saki wayar – ba lokacin da ka siya ba.
Rayuwar batir ta bambanta sosai tsakanin na'urori, da kuma “batirin yau da kullun” sau da yawa baya nufin 24 hours tsakanin zargin. Wasu na iya dadewa ba, musamman idan kun fita da yamma.
Rayuwar batir tana daɗa muni yayin da batirin ya tsufa, saboda haka batirin kwana biyu zai tabbatar wayar tana a kalla a rana bayan shekaru biyu.
Kyamarori shine filin daga yanzu tsakanin manyan playersan wasa, amma iyakar da ke tsakanin su slim ne.
Yawancin suna amfani da hoto mai ƙididdiga wanda ya haɗu da kayan aiki tare da ingantaccen algorithms na software, yawanci kyale kyamarori da yawa suna haɗuwa don yin hoto ɗaya.
Kamar yadda irin wannan software ta kyamara ke haifar da bambanci kamar kayan aiki, kuma yana ɗaya daga cikin areasan yankunan da ke haɓaka ainihin lokaci tare da sabuntawa.
Tsarin kyamarori da yawa suna ba da ƙari, kamar zuƙowa mai amfani, yanayin hoto da mafi kyawun rashin ƙarfi, amma ba duka aka halicce su daidai ba. Hakanan akwai kyamarorin 3D, wanda zai iya gano yanayin fuska da sauran dabarun nishadi.
Adadin megapixels (Dan majalisa) shima yana kawo canji. Samun ƙarin MP ba lallai ba ne ya zama daidai da hoto mafi kyau, amma kyamarorin wayoyin zamani suna hada pixels da yawa don inganta ingancin hoto da ke samar da hotuna 12MP daga na'urori masu auna sigar 48MP, misali.
Sauran abubuwan da za a yi la'akari da su
Mara waya ta caji: dace, amma a hankali fiye da kebul kuma yawanci maɓallin caji ba ya shigo cikin akwatin
Dorewa: gabaɗaya gilashi a gaba da bayan wayar yana sa shi ƙara lalacewa
Sake sayarwa darajar: IPhones suna riƙe da darajar su fiye da sauran
OLED da LCD: Fuskokin OLED suna fitar da nasu haske don haka suna da zurfin baƙi da launuka masu ƙarfi, yayin da allon LCD ya fi arha
These are good phones still worth buying if none of the top smartphones fit the bill.
Apple iPhone 11
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Apple’s cheaper iPhone 11 is the follow-up to last year’s iPhone XR and offers most of the features of the iPhone 11 Pro. It has slightly battery life too, but is missing the excellent ultra-wide angle camera, has a slightly larger, but worse screen. It is made of aluminium and glass, maimakon bakin karfe, rasa jin dadinsa da kuma sanin cewa shine mafi kyawun Apple da zai iya yi.
The iPhone 11 looks great in red or white, amma ba shi da arha ta kowane fanni na tunanin, tsada kamar fiye da gaske wayoyin hannu na gaske daga masu fafatawa. The iPhone 11 certainly holds its own for the money, amma iPhone 11 Pro still the one to buy if you want the best iPhone. If you want a cheaper phone, switch to Android or buy last year’s iPhone XR.
- Cikakken nazari: iPhone 11 review: an iPhone XR with a better camera
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
If you must have an iPhone and it must have a massive screen or epic battery life then the iPhone 11 Pro Max is your only option. But it has really poor ergonomics, is big, expensive and heavy, making the smaller iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 are better options.
- Cikakken nazari: iPhone 11 Pro Max review: salvaged da almara batir
Samsung Galaxy S10e
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The smallest, cheapest variant of Samsung’s current S10 line is still good, but falls slightly short of the high bar set by the regular Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10e loses the optical zoom with only two cameras on the back, has a flat, slightly smaller screen and a lower capacity battery. It also ditches in the in-screen fingerprint scanner for one embedded in the power button – great for right-handed users but not so for the left handed.
It doesn’t feel any smaller in the hand, but can be had for less if you must have a top-end Samsung for the lowest possible cost or dislike curved screens.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Babban fasalin Galaxy S10 tare da nunin 6.4in QHD + yana da mafi kyawun allo akan kowace na'ura. Thearamar siffa mai ƙwanƙwasa mai kamar tatsuniya ce, dauke da kyamarori masu kyau guda biyu. Kyakkyawan kyamara ta baya mai kyau, amma ba faci akan Huawei P30 Pro ba. Aiki yana da kyau, haka ma software, amma rayuwar batir tana da ɗan takaici idan aka kwatanta da mafi kyau. The fingerprint scanner is a bit slow and can be frustrating to use.
- Cikakken nazari: Samsung Galaxy S10 + sake dubawa: wani allo mai ban mamaki
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The Galaxy Note 10+ is a Samsung super-fan’s dream. It has the biggest screen on a Samsung with a monstrous 6.8in on the diagonal, new faster UFS3.0 storage, reasonable battery life and plenty of party tricks. The stylus can now be used as a magic wand for gestures, there are three cameras on the back and is available in a 5G version too. The fingerprint scanner is a bit slow and can be a bit frustrating to use.
- Cikakken nazari: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: bigger and now with a magic wand
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The biggest, most powerful version of Samsung’s S-line is the S10 5G and it’s huge with a 6.7in QHD+ AMOLED screen, long oval-shaped hole-punch notch for the selfie cameras, and four cameras on the back. Performance, software and battery are good, but it’s not as slick or ergonomic as the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. The fingerprint scanner is a bit slow and can be frustrating to use.
- Cikakken nazari: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: girma, faster and lasts longer
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Ma'aurata 20 Pro yana da babban, m 6.39in QHD + allo, svelte jiki, tsawon rayuwar batir da kuma kyakkyawan aiki wanda ya sanya shi saman wayar 2018. Duk da haka, kyakkyawan kyamarar kyamarar sau uku tare da zuƙowa na gani 3x ya zama mafi kyau ta sabon sabo na P30 na Huawei, wanda ke da kyamarar quad hudu tare da zuƙowa na gani 5x. It recently received EMUI 10 (Android 10) and is worth looking out for deals, musamman idan kuna son zaɓi na buɗe fuska na 3D.
- Cikakken nazari: Huawei Mate 20 Binciken bita: yankan haske
Google pixel 4 XL
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A Google pixel 4 XL is a mixed bag. On the one hand you have a good-looking 6.3in QHD+ AMOLED display running at 90Hz, a stellar camera, new Soli radar gesture system, amazing new on-device AI and super-fast 3D Face Unlock. But on the other you have no fingerprint scanner, meaning until apps are updated to use the Face Unlock you’re forced back to using the old pin or password, the battery life is fairly short and there have been quite a few bugs that have needed fixing since launch. One day it might be great.
- Cikakken nazari: Google pixel 4 XL review: not quite ready for primetime
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
RRP: £ 499
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Xiaomi’s first slider phone offers more than most for the money, with top-flight specs for 2018 competing directly with the OnePlus 6T and Honor View20. It takes a different approach to the problem of where to put the selfie camera in an all-screen design, hiding it behind the screen on slide-out section.
Good, but quite as great as its competition, this huge phone is held back by a heavy weight and a software experience that just isn’t as good, despite solid gesture navigation options.
- Cikakken nazari: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: novel slider finally hits the UK
Google pixel 4 – Great phone utterly ruined by terrible battery life – £669
Razer Phone 2 – Gaming phone beast that falls down on camera performance – £500
Sony Xperia XZ3 – Good, but not great phone that misses the mark – £699
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