Who is dad in the house? Compare the four coolest flagship smartphones of 2019
What do the flagship smartphones of this year have in common? Huge displays without frames, record-breaking powerful processors, a huge number of cameras, high price. But there are also many differences that you won’t immediately understand if it’s worth paying extra for them. We took the flagship smartphones of the 2019 model year, from relatively inexpensive brands to the “cooler nowhere” options, and now we’ll figure out which smartphone should give a bag of hard-earned money and which one should be ignored as not the most successful model.
This article is hardly worth considering as a classic comparative test – all smartphones cost different money. We just deliberately took the models that came out strictly in 2019 to understand unobvious issues. For instance:
How big is the difference between the flagships of Huawei and Samsung?
What is closer to the best ASUS smartphones – to the Chinese (and if to the Chinese, then to cheap or expensive?) Or to Samsung / Apple?
Is it true that the P30 Pro has a better camera than the Galaxy S10 +?
Where in all this hierarchy is the most expensive Nokia model?
ASUS Zenfone 6, the flagship of the Taiwanese company, was released in May 2019 and, as usual with Asus, received several characteristics in the style of “no one else”. Firstly, it is a rotatable rear camera, which can be deployed to become frontal and allows you to take pictures from different angles. Secondly, this is the only flagship of moderate size with a record-high capacity battery – at 5000 mAh. There is also Huawei Mate 20 X, but it, like a 7.2-inch shovel, is very far from ordinary popular smartphones.
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Huawei P30 Pro is probably the last flagship of the strongest manufacturer among the Chinese. However, one of the best on the market. Its highlight is the presence of not only three cameras with different focal lengths, but also a 5x optical zoom (without loss of quality) and even a good 50x zoom. Already not without compromising on quality, but photos with even such an increase in a smartphone come out well, and no one has repeated this yet. In general, a godsend for a mobile photographer, but it’s not very clear whether the best choice is for those who are not only interested in the camera in the flagship.
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Nokia, too, was able to surprise everyone in the discipline “the most-most” when it released Nokia 9 PureView – the most stuffed smartphone with rear cameras. There are as many as five cameras on the rear panel! And Carl Zeiss optics, as in the good old Finnish times. Does quality turn into quantity, is such a set of Chinese achievements in photography better, and will Nokia not tear everyone in terms of price and quality, considering that it costs 45 thousand and Samsung is lower in text – 77 thousand rubles?
By the way, about Samsung. After several weeks of shame and the removal of the folding Fold flagship from the market, the Samsung Galaxy S10 + is the coolest model of the most likely iPhone adversary to date. Steeper will be only the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, which will tentatively appear in August. The S10 + is also equipped with a bunch of cameras for different purposes, like the Huawei P30 Pro, but without a record approach without loss in quality. As sales show, this is exactly the Samsung flagship that the workers have been waiting for so long. It is a pity that it is furiously expensive, and therefore Samsung will still have to prove all these technological achievements in terms of the spent ruble.
ASUS Zenfone 6 Huawei P30 Pro Nokia 9 PureView Samsung Galaxy S10 +
Operating System Android 9.0 + ZenUI 6 Android 9.0 Pie + EMUI 9.1 Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie + One UI
Screen 6.4 “, 2340×1080 pixels, 19.5: 9, 409 ppi, IPS, Gorilla Glass 6, HDR10, DCI-P3 6.47”, 2340×1080 pixels, 19.5: 9, 398 ppi, OLED, HDR10, DCI-P3 5.99 “, 2880×1440 pixels, 18: 9, 538 ppi, Super P-OLED, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 6.4”, 3040×1440, 522 ppi, 19: 9, Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10 +
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 8 cores (4x Kryo 485 1.8 GHz + 3x Kryo 485 2.42 GHz + 1x Kryo 485 2.84 GHz), 7 nm FinFET HiSilicon Kirin 980, 2x Cortex-A76 2.6 GHz + 2x Cortex-A76 1.92 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8 cores (4x Kryo-385 Silver 1.7 GHz + 4x Kryo-385 Gold 2.7 GHz) Samsung Exynos 9820, 8 cores (2x Mongoose M4 2, 73 GHz, 2x Cortex-A75 2.31 GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz, 8 nm)
Graphics Adreno 640 Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 630 Mali G76MP12
RAM 8 GB 8 GB 6 GB 8 GB
Drive 256 GB 256 GB 128 GB 128 GB
Communication LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS, GPS, NFC
Cameras Rear dual: Rear triple: Rear (five modules): Rear triple:
matrix resolution: 48 MP + 13 MP 40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP 12 MP 12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP
Aperture: f / 1.8 + f / 2.4 f / 1.6 + f / 2.2 + f / 3.4 f / 1.8 f / 1.5-2.4 + f / 2.4 + f / 2.2
matrix size: 1/2 “+ n / a 1 / 1.7” + 1 / 2.7 “+ 1/4” 1 / 2.9 “1 / 2.55” + 1 / 3.6 “+ n / a