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Top 5 best Android flagship smartphones | April 2019

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Smartphone manufacturers are continuously innovating their flagships and with each passing day, we have new flagships with something new to attract customers. I am sure, it is never an easy task to purchase a new flagship smartphone especially when customers are looking to grab an Android device. Flagships from almost all companies are above 6-inches display. For those who are interested in compact size smartphones, we already have a listing of top 5 compact smartphones available for purchase.

With the Mi Mix, Xiaomi started the trend of bezel-less smartphone and after that, we have seen a number of new top-tier smartphones in the market with bezel-less design, you can also read our listing of top 5 bezel-less smartphones. Bezel-less design becomes the trend of futuristic design and from the look of things, it seems like this trend will continue this year. The dual-cameras was the trend started last year and we have a number of new best options with dual rear cameras.

So, if you are amongst those who are planning to grab the best flagship smartphone, our today's listing for sure will help you to make the right decision and also will save you time. We are updating our buying guides on a monthly basis so that our keen readers can know details of all the best options.

As we are approaching the end of the year that's why almost all OEMs announced their premium phones for this year. However, we will be updating with new smartphones every month. Of course, the buyer should be well aware of the device before making any purchase.

These 5 choices won’t disappoint Android buyers. In our buyer's guide, we are not going into in-depth detail regarding the devices as we already have in-depth articles regarding all smartphones. But we will highlight the key aspect of the device, now without any further delay, let’s have a look at the best 5 Android smartphones available on the market right now.

70.4 x 149.9 x 8.6 mm
6.1 inches - 3040x1440 px
71.8 x 151.9 x 8.4 mm
6.1 inches - 3120x1440 px
72 x 167 x 8.2 mm
6.5 inches - 3840x1644 px
71.36 x 149.1 x 7.57 mm
6.1 inches - 2340x1080 px
68.2 x 145.6 x 7.9 mm
5.5 inches - 2160x1080 px
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In addition to the products featured in this guide, there are other, perhaps equally valid and performing, which for various reasons we decided not to enter.You can comment on this article by recommending your favorite product even if it is not present in this list.

Samsung Galaxy S10

This year Samsung is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Galaxy S-series that's why the company launched four variants of S10 lineup including S10, S10 Plus, S10 e, and S10 5G. All the phones are bringing lucrative features to attract buyers. The S10 lineup set's a new path for the future flagships. The Galaxy S10 features a punch-hole display with a thin chin at the bottom. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras setup.

The Galaxy S10 has aluminum chassis with glass covering the front and rear side. The S10 is an IP68 certified which means it can resist against water and dust for 30 minutes. It comes with an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. It can reversely recharge other phones.

The One UI is also completely revamped with a number of tweaks and less bloatware. The Galaxy S10 is powered up by a 3,400mAh battery cell. Under the hood, the Galaxy S10 is running on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 SoC with 8GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage can be expanded as well using MicroSD card.

Pretty attractive design and build quality is also pretty goodBest smartphone with bezel-less designBattery life is improved and can be charged quickly One of the best camera in Android smartphones Memory can be expanded using Micro-SD card
Glossy rear could be fragile in accidental dropsFingers prints are pasted everywhere on glass body
Specs Galaxy S10

Display

6.1-inch quad HD 1440 x 3040 pixels

Processor

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820

RAM

8GB

Storage

128GB and expandable up to 512GB using a Micro-SD card

Rear camera

Triple cameras (12MP+16MP+12MP)

Front facing camera

10MP

OS

Android Pie

Battery

3,400mAh


9.5 Hardware
8 Price Quality

Samsung Galaxy S10

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Huawei P30 Pro

The P30 and P30 Pro are recently announced in a dedicated event in Paris on March 27. Undoubtedly it is currently the latest flagship phone in the market. With the P20 series, Huawei introduced gradient finish which differentiates it from the other premium phones in the market. It retains the similar finish with the P30 Pro and introduced Amber Sunrise color.

The P30 Pro is packed with an OLED display of 6.47-inches with deep blacks and superb colors accuracy. It was the company's first flagship phone with quad rear cameras. It achieved 112 scores at DxoMark, the device is the new camera king in the market. Ahead of P30 Pro the top-camera phone spot was acquired by Huawei's Mate 20 Pro whereas the P20 Pro was also on the second position.

In terms of design, the P30 Pro is featuring a small dewdrop notch at the top of the display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It features the latest under-glass optical fingerprint scanner. It is an IP68 certified phone which provides resistance against 1.5-meter deep water for 30 minutes without any damage. Last but not the least a 4,200mAh battery is on board to keep its lights for more than one day on a single charge.

Premium design with metal and glassBest in-class camerasGigantic battery
Notch at the top isn't liked by everyoneThick custom skin over the Android OSLack 3.5mm headphone jack
Specs P30 Pro
Display 6.47-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Chipset Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB Expandable via NMcard
Rear cameras 40+20MP+8MP
Front camera 32MP
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No
IP-ratings IP68
Software Android Pie with EMUI 9.1
LG G8 ThinQ

The G8 ThinQ is the latest flagship iteration of G-series from LG. Like most of the latest smartphones, it features a glass and metal sandwich design. This year LG took the stage at the MWC to announce the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ. It is LG's first G-lineup phone with triple rear cameras and dual selfie snappers. The G8 ThinQ features an aluminum chassis with glass covering the rear side. On the front-facing side, you will get traditional notch at the top of the display

Top-notch audio experienceSolid metal clad designAI powered cameras
A bit dated design
Specs LG G8 ThinQ
Display 6.1-inches
Screen resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Rear cameras 12MP+16MP+12MP
Front camera 8MP+ToF
Battery 3,500mAh
USB Type-C
IP68 Yes
3.5mm headphone jack Yes
OS Android Pie
Sony Xperia 1

This year at MWC Sony wraps off the cover from a new flagship Xperia 1 series. Xperia 1 is quite special due to a number of aspects. It is Sony's first OLED phone with 4K screen resolution. It comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio display. Last year the Xperia XZ2 Premium was the company's first phone with the dual rear cameras.

The Xperia 1 is indeed of the most stylish phone from Sony with aluminum chassis and glass covering the front and rear. Despite having 21:9 display it still has significant bezels on the top and bottom. On the rear side, you will get triple snapper aligned vertically in the center. The fingerprint scanner on the rear is placed on the right edge below the volume rockers.

Premium build qualityStylish curvy design with variety of color optionsSolid cameras setup
Attracts fingerprints on glass bodyThick bezels
Specs Xperia 1
Display 6.5-inches
Screen resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB Expandable via MicroSD
Rear camera 12MP+12MP+12MP
Front camera 8MP
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No
Battery 3,300mAh
OS Android Pie


Google Pixel 3

After tons of leaks and rumors, Google took the stage in October to wraps off the cover from the Pixel 3 lineup. Following the latest trend, the company opted the glass rear with aluminum chassis. However, it still comes in two-tone finish likes its predecessor. On first look, you may not find Pixel 3 different from the predecessor.

The top portion comprising a camera sensor and LED flashlight comes in glossy finish whereas the bottom portion with fingerprint scanner has a matte finish. It comes with 2:1 display but still lacks notch at the top. The top and bottom bezels have dual front-facing speakers which provide an amazing audio experience.

It is way more expensive than the predecessor, starting at $799 for the base model with 64GB storage. If you want 128GB storage, you will have to pay $100 more. Once again one of the key selling aspects of the Pixel 3 is its camera setup which puts it far above than many phones in the premium segment. The best thing is it is running on the Android Pie straight out of the box and it will receive new updates for the next three years.

Top of the line cameraDual front-facing speakersSolid hardware
Thick bezels around the displayLack 3.5mm headphone Jack Two-tone glass rear
Specs Pixel 3
Display 5.5-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB Non-Expandable
Rear camera 12.2MP
Front camera Dual 8MP
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No
Battery 2,915mAh
OS Android Pie
(last update 20 August 2019 @ 11:49)

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SejalTanvi
SejalTanvi

My all time favorite, at least in this list is the OnePlus 3T. And as we all can see there are many greens than the reds. So, my vote easily goes for OP3T. One more reason is that even the front camera has OIS.

CherlynnPeterson
CherlynnPeterson

I was searching for a guide to buy the Mate 9 and it's great to get to read it here. BTW, I do follow some steps here every now and then with the reviews. So, now I can decide if I have to buy it or not. Thanks so much!!! :) :)

SteffiGraham
SteffiGraham

The guide looks effective as there are a lot of popular phones included in the list, which is good. But we have heard lots about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. So, I would be happy to see some other phone in its place.

PrajaktaSurve
PrajaktaSurve SteffiGraham

Yeah, you are right, to an extent. But the thing is that it's a guide and so you can even use it for the Pixel too. After all, the plus and minus sides of all the devices are mentioned. So yeah, it's still a guide.

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