Top 10 Best Smartphones To Buy in 2019
The smartphone year 2018 is over, but which Android phone has actually taken the lead in terms of performance? The Chinese benchmark provider AnTuTu has a very unique opinion. No one knows the front runner in the USA.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars wins AnTuTu ranking
AnTuTu has released its monthly list of smartphones, which have done particularly well in the benchmark. Since this is the last month of the year, the ranking is also considered a best of 2018. The top position has been secured by a smartphone from China, which hardly anyone in USA knows: 320,464 points were awarded to the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars gaming mobile phone, which was introduced just a few weeks ago.
The drive in the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars is powered by a Snapdragon 845, which clocks at up to 2.8 GHz and is accompanied by up to 10 GB of RAM. A separate cooling system ensures that the eight-core does not overheat. As befits a decent gaming smartphone, controllers can be plugged into the cellphone. In China, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars for the equivalent of about 350 to 500 euros available, depending on the work and memory. In Europe, the leader in the AnTuTu ranking is not officially offered.
Which smartphones are currently selling very well?
Five Huawei smartphones in Top 10
Although it was not enough for the first rank, Huawei should still be satisfied with the ranking of his cell phones. In the current Top 10 are five smartphones from the manufacturer represented, including the Huawei Mate 20 in various designs and two newer phones of the subsidiary brand Honor. All Huawei / Honor smartphones use their own Kirin 980 as processor. In the ranking, the Huawei Mate 20 has achieved second place with 309,130 points.
Xiaomi can also look forward to two placings in the top 10. Xiaomi Black Shark and successor Xiaomi Black Shark Helo are seventh and ninth. Both smartphones, like the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars, are devices designed specifically for gamers. This includes a “gaming mode”, which bundles all available resources and for example waives notifications. As with the leader, the Xiaomi phones also feature a Snapdragon 845.
Here by GSMArena translated graphic of the AnTuTu rankings:
The ranking of AnTuTu consists of four different categories: processor, graphics, memory and user experience. The benchmark manufacturer is said to have a certain proximity to Chinese smartphone producers. All ten cell phones of the Top 10 for 2018 are from China.
Top 10 bestsellers Mobile Phones
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, iPhone 8, iPhone XS or the Galaxy S8? Which smartphones are currently selling best in USA? We have for you the top 10 phones, which have quite a few surprises in the ranking.
Top 10: The current bestselling smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone XS and the Mate 20 Pro have been on the market in United States for several months now. Since then, the prices of smartphones have fallen significantly, so that the interest rises again just before the holiday season. But which of the smartphones sells best? To answer this question, we looked at the latest smartphone bestsellers and are really surprised by the order. Especially at the top there is a winner, with whom we have not expected at this time – especially since the phone is already outdated.
So are new smartphones like the Galaxy S9 selling best or are they still the fallen prices of the predecessor, attracting you to buy? We look at the top 10 of the latest smartphone bestsellers in price comparison and find out which phones are the most popular this month.
#10 iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 lands on the 10th place and is one of the most popular iPhones on the market. The price has fallen sharply in recent weeks, so that the interest in the no longer so new, but still very good Apple smartphone is still high
#9 iPhone 8
From the 7th to the 9th place fell the iPhone 8 from Apple, which optically can not quite keep up with the iPhone X, technically but hardly cuts. The interest in the smartphone was due to the strong fallen price ever larger. In the test, the iPhone 8 has also convinced. The indirect successor, the iPhone XR, however, is much ahead.
#8 iPhone 6s
The iPhone 6s creeps stealthily to the 8th place and trumps the current flagship smartphones from Samsung and Huawei. The Apple smartphone is no longer quite fresh, but has risen enormously in attractiveness due to the very strong price drop and is therefore currently very popular.
#7 Samsung Galaxy S8
Fallen from 5th to 7th place is last year’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 from Samsung. The price has fallen massively since the presentation over a year ago and in the test, it has almost only top marks. Especially the compact design can convince with this smartphone. More in the review of the Galaxy S8.
#6 iPhone XS
Unchanged in 6th place is the iPhone XS. It is the current flagship smartphone from Apple, which visually compared to its predecessor barely changed, technically and in the camera but has significantly increased. If you want to know more about this phone, you can read our review of the iPhone XS.
#5 Samsung Galaxy S7
From 1st to 5th place the Samsung Galaxy S7 has fallen. The smartphone has now over two years on the hump. The low price still entices buyers to opt for the older phone. It is a bit more compact than the Galaxy S7 edge and has a flat display. The camera is similar to the Galaxy S8 and also the Galaxy S7 could convince in the test.
#4 iPhone XR
Actually, as a flop decried, the iPhone XR seems to sell very well in USA. At least in the current Top 10 it lands in front of his more expensive brothers iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. So Apple has hit the right nerve again – at least in USA. The price has also moved down a bit. Read also: Apple’s iPhone Xr is the best-selling iPhone in November.
#3 Huawei P20 Lite
The Huawei P20 Lite was the best-selling smartphone in USA in the second and third quarters. Currently it lands in third place. It duels with absolute high-end smartphones. The low price ensures currently but again a lot of interest.
#2 Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9, which we had already tested, could win a place. The Android smartphone with the new camera and other small improvements is a few months on the market and generated by the dramatically fallen price more and more interest.
#1 Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X secures again the first place and enjoys by the ever-decreasing price very popular. In the test, the phone could really convince with Notch, although there were also some points that we did not like. However, the price has already changed a bit compared to the launch and will continue to fall in the future due to the introduction of the new generation.