Tips & Tutorials

Best Flagship Phones to Buy in June 2019

One of the great things about the Android market is the diversity of features, prices, and even software. There are a ton of Android phones out there, but what’s the best in 2019? Spec sheets and feature lists aren’t always enough to get an idea of how good a phone really is. In this roundup, we’re looking at the absolute best Android phones of 2019 you can’t go wrong with. We picked based on a combination of internal testing and subjective reviewing.

For us, phones are judged in four main categorie: performance, camera, battery and value. Without further delay, here are the best Android phones! As the year is filled with Android phone releases, this list is compiled till June 2019, any phones released after are note covered in this article.

Best Flagship Phones, June 2019

Best Flagship Phones [June 2019]

Wondering why each of these Android phones came out on top? Let’s discuss ahead! Do keep in mind, there is no particular order to this list.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e

Samsung’s Galaxy S line reaches near perfection with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. There’s little this phone can’t do. Featuring the Snapdragon 855 (or the Exynos 9820, depending on market), up to a massive 12GB of RAM, and a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with the new Infinity-O punch hole, this is an attractive powerhouse. Its high-performance ethos continues on to the rest of the components including storage, which goes as high as 1TB, and a 4,100mAh battery that’s more than capable of making it through the day.

The only weak link is the camera. The new camera package isn’t bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle to devices like the Pixel 3. Still, if you can look past that, the rest of the phone is amazing and there are few other phones out that that come close to offering this much under the hood.

If you don’t need a giant phone and still want a similar Galaxy S10 experience, you should absolutely check out the Samsung Galaxy S10e. It’s smaller, cheaper, and has a better fingerprint sensor!

What makes it “the best”?

  • The S10 Plus is one of the best Android phones overall thanks to a great mix of features, performance, and beautiful design.
  • It’s also one of the best phones for battery life with its massive 4,100mAh battery that’s able to keep on going. 

Why you should buy?

  • It has high-end hardware, a long-lasting battery, and a rich feature set.
  • It has the best display you can get on any smartphone.

Why you should pass?

  • It’s expensive.
  • The camera isn’t quite as impressive as some of the other options on this list.

Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL

While they may not rival the Galaxy S10 in terms of specs, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL improve on the very aspect that made the Pixel 2 so great — the camera. They still sport the same single rear cameras as the Pixel 2, but there are a ton of camera software improvements here. Top Shot mode will take multiple pictures of your subject and recommend the best one. Night Sight also brings next-level low-light photography thanks to computational photography. Finally, there’s a mode called Motion Auto Focus that lets the Pixel 3 focus on a subject in a video, no matter how much they move around.

Check out:

They both have 18:9 screens (well, 18.5:9 for the XL), yet they still look very different from one another. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen that makes it look like a smaller Pixel 2 XL, while the Pixel 3 XL has a big ol’ notch at the top of its screen. Both phones also come with Qi wireless charging support, no headphone jack and still manage to squeeze in front-facing speakers.

The Pixel 3 could be considered the Android iPhone. But is there anything wrong with that?

What makes it “the best”?

  • One of the best Android phones overall thanks to snappy and responsive stock software, paired with the very best Android camera.
  • One of the best Android camera phones thanks to a combination of great camera software and a quality camera sensor. That’s even more impressive considering its one of the few single-camera setups left on the market. 

Why you should get it?

  • It takes great photos in all lighting conditions.
  • Speedy software updates come straight from Google.

Any reasons to pass?

  • They’re both pricey.
  • Neither phone has a headphone jack.

Huawei P30 Pro

The Google Pixel 3 might be the photography king, but not if Huawei has anything to say about it. The new Huawei P30 Pro packs a triple-camera setup — complete with a time-of-flight sensor — and brings one of the most versatile camera experiences out there. The 40MP main sensor, coupled with the 20MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto lenses, aim to offer a solid photography experience whether you’re shooting landscape or portrait photos.

This is all backed by a fantastic spec sheet, a striking design, and new hardware features that give other 2019 flagships a run for their money.

What makes it “the best”?

  • One of the best Android phones overall thanks to powerful hardware, solid cameras, and a long-lasting battery.
  • The triple-camera setup is truly great.

Why you should get it?

  • It has three extremely versatile cameras that rival the best out there.
  • The fast-charging battery also lasts a long time on a single charge.

Any reasons to pass?

  • It’s expensive.
  • If you live in the U.S., you’ll have to import one.
  • Huawei’s software UI is not the best.

Sony Xperia 1

The Sony Xperia 1 is a beast. Packing the world’s first 4K HDR OLED smartphone display, a triple camera around the back loaded up with Sony Alpha eye-tracking tech, advanced video features, and stacks of power, it’s most definitely a flagship. It’s a tall phone, and it looks great. Available in black, grey, purple and white, the grey version is both the most premium looking.

The Xperia 1 is the first flagship smartphone with a 21:9 aspect ratio screen, and this directly impacts its design. The phone’s front and back are protected by hardy Gorilla Glass 6. A polished aluminium frame wraps around the sides, and there’s IP68 water resistance too, so you can dunk it up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. As for the specifics, there’s a main 12 MP (f/1.6, 26mm) camera, one 2x zoom 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm) camera and finally, a wide angle, 12 MP (f/2.4, 16mm) camera. These offer a great range of focal lengths, and there’s also OIS on the primary and 2x zoom cameras too. The camera is result stands out in some of the areas when it comparing to S10, Pixel 3a Xl and Huawei P30 Pro.

What makes it “the best”?

  • Best Triple Camera
  • The beautiful design
  • Cinema Pro Software

Why you should get it?

  • One of the best Camera Results
  • Stock Software Feel
  • Great Specs

Any reasons to pass?

  • Expensive

This was a comprehensive list of the best phones released till June 2019. Drop a comment and tell us which one you like the most.

About the author

Rohail Khan

A football lover, Writer and a great photographer. Gaming all the way. Really love to travel the world.