Nowadays we can't live without smart phoens but they also seem to be everchanging which makes it hard to decide which phone to buy when it's time for an upgrade. We've compiled and analyzed key features of the top smart phones in the market for you below.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a phone packed with top of the line features. It has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display (without a notch!) that is georgeous and has a built-in screen fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S10 Plus has a 12MP camera with good low light capturing abilities and front facing Portrait mode capabilities. The S10 Plus also has a 4100mAh battery which should last the entire day with 10-30% remaining under normal use. Our verdict is that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a great choice due to its superior camera, battery, and display even if it's a bit more expensive (starting at $799 for 128GB of storage) than similar models (Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e).
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro is the best phone offered by Apple, leading the way in terms of performance to other phones in its class. The 5.8-inch OLED display is the best Apple has offered and it's truly fantastic for daily use and watching videos/movies. The rear triple camera system is great for capturing videos and is an obvious upgrade compared to older models. Starting at $999 for 64GB of storage, you're definitely paying for the Apple premium but we think it's well worth it if you're looking to upgrade this year and there are more color choices than before (check out the beautiful Midnight Green color!).
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
If you're an Android lover, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a great choice with a 6.8-inch screen and long-lasting battery life. It does cost a bit more than other Android phones with a starting price of $1099 for 256GB of storage but it worth every penny with its features which include an impressive 4300mAh battery that should last around 1.5 days under normal use and its four (yes, four!) rear cameras system that captures an ultra wide field of view. We love that you can use the S Pen with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus for easy navigation or note taking and the breathtaking screen and fantastic battery life. We want to point out that the headphone jack has been removed in the latest model so if you're not a fan of bluetooth, this may not be the phone for you.
Google Pixel 4 XL
The Google Pixel 4 XL is on this list because it has features that make it a truly unique phone. It has a 6.3-inch OLED display that refreshes at up to 90Hz a second ensuring a super smooth display. The Google Pixel 4 XL is known for its state of the art camera system that features a 16MP rear camera and takes wonderful low light photos. However, compared to other phones in its class, the Google Pixel 4 XL has a short battery life and a pretty high price tag starting at $899 for 64GB of storage. We will recommend the Google Pixel 4 XL because of its display and camera, and since it's Google's flagship phone, you can count on seamless integrations with other Google products.
Apple has refreshed its midtier model with the iPhone 11 which has a starting price of $699 for 64GB of storage (even cheaper than the iPhone XR's starting price). There are considerable upgrades from the iPhone XR including a 12MP ultrawide dual camera with long exposure night mode and new portrait modes that can capture your four legged friends as well. The iPhone 11 also has an upgraded battery that will last all day. We love the iPhone 11 as the best choice for most iPhone users (or if you're looking to switch to iPhones!) because it's great value for the price and contains all the features you would expect for an iPhone.