The best smartphone in 2019 are hard to pick from/ here are the top 10 smartphones you can buy today & our guide to picking the best one for you.
What is the best smartphone which you can buy this year?
There are so many good smartphones to choose from in 2019 but which one is the king of the castle? Is there even a winner? There is no one choice for everyone, so bear in mind the best smartphone for you might not be number one in our chart. Smartphones come at all shapes, sizes & prices. Here, we have ranked & reviewed the ten best smartphones money can buy. Check out where the best of 2018 like the iPhone XR, Huawei Mate 20 Pro & OnePlus 6T have ended up below & keep coming back as we add the best smartphones from 2019 like the Honor View 20 & Samsung Galaxy S10 as they are released.
Guide for buying your best smartphone in 2019.
When choosing a smartphone, you should consider these things: build quality & design, ease of use, features, performance & value.
Generally, speaking a flagship smartphone will cost between £600 & £800 but can be over £1,000 in some cases. On contract, you are looking at between £30 & £50 per month on average but you can spend a lot more if you want an expensive smartphone & lots of mobile internet data.
We think to buy a smartphone outright is the best value, but we appreciate you may not be able to afford to do that. If you can, you will obviously need a SIM card & plan as well as the smartphone. If you don’t have already one, check out our best SIM-only deals.
Should you buy an Android smartphone or an iPhone?
There is more than one mobile phone operating system, but really only two worth talking about: Android & iOS. Windows smartphones are still around, but only account for around one percent of all smartphones sold, so it makes more sense to go with Android or an iPhone. The vast majority of smartphones today run Android; Pie is the latest version. While Apple’s iOS platform has a much lower market share, developers almost always release their apps on iOS so it has one of the best app stores you will find.
If you have an Android smartphone or & iPhone & want to move to the other type of smartphone, it’s fairly easy to move your contacts & other data from one to the other. What you can’t move is paid-for apps, so keep this in mind if you are considering a change of platform.
Why you should buy an unlocked smartphone?
An unlocked smartphone is one which is not tied to any particular mobile operator, such as Vodafone or EE. Buying unlocked usually means buying the smartphone outright without a SIM.
The most important point is that an unlocked smartphone is almost always a better deal than buying a smartphone on contract if you can afford it.
The only real & full of exception to this is Apple’s iPhones (iOS) because of their traditional popularity, operators do often subsidize the cost of buying your iPhone in order to lock you into a lucrative long-term deal. But generally speaking, if you can afford the upfront the handset’s cost, you will pay less over the life of your smartphone by buying unlocked.
More importantly, you are not locked into a lengthy contract. If you want a brand-new handset at any time, you can buy one without having to up-purchase your way out of a contract or commit to another two years.
Just be sure to make certain the smartphone you are getting is not locked to a certain network.
The right SIM Card
One other thing to consider is the size & shape of the SIM required for your smartphone. Make sure you get a nano-SIM if a nano-SIM is what your smartphone requires. For the record, every smartphone in our Top 10 takes a nano-SIM. If you get that wrong one it is easily solvable every network will gladly send over a different-sized SIM. SIM cards tend to come in all 3 sizes you simply pop out the one you need.
But that is assuming you are getting a new SIM, & if you are looking for a SIM-free smartphone or unlocked the smartphone you probably already have one.
More important is to make sure that if you want 4G you get a 4G-enabled smartphone & SIM.