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Poll: What was the best phone released in 2019?

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It really has been a bumper year for smartphones. In 2019, we not only saw a whole host of top-end phones coming to the market, but we also saw the (delayed) market launch of a completely new form factor - the foldable smartphone. Now, we are asking you which you thought was the best this year.

This year the big brands came out firing. We saw the tenth generation of both Samsung's popular Galaxy series and it's productivity powerhouse Note series. We also got the 11th generation of Apple iPhone in three different versions. Between these two dominant brands, there is a lot to choose from, but the fun doesn't stop with these guys.

Google also dropped the fourth generation of its Pixel smartphones. The camera king of the past had some cool new Soli Radar tech in it this year, but on the camera side the competition is catching up. Did Google do enough this year to stay at the top echelons of the Android world?

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OnePlus, a manufacturer that has established a strong community outside of China now, gave us four new smartphones this year, including the flagship 7T Pro, and there was plenty from fellow flagship-killers Xiaomi too. HMD Global was very active with some new Nikia-branded phones, although mostly in the mid-range, as well as two cool new smart feature phones.

Then there are the newcomers who are really shaking up the market, namely Realme with the launch of its X2 and X2 Pro in Europe. Perhaps this poll has come a little too early for Realme, but this manufacturer is going to be strong competition for the established names in 2020.

Then there's Huawei. Where do I even start with Huawei. On home soil, the Chinese manufacturer is stronger than ever. In Europe, however, the US sanctions have played havoc with the launch of the Mate 30 Pro, and Huawei will be looking to get things back in order in 2020.

What was your favorite smartphone in 2019? We're not going to break this down into price or performance or camera quality here. We want you to pick your winner based on what is important to you. Don't be objective here, go with heart!

Don't see your favorite phone of 2019 on the list? Have your say in the comments section below.

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David McCourt

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David enjoys staying abreast of the latest technology and newest Android apps. Outside of the office, he can be found playing snooker and writing bad 00s indie songs.

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  • Chad_Higgins Nov 21, 2019 Link to comment

    For the price the LG V40 is the best phone available. $129

  • CJ Brown Nov 20, 2019 Link to comment

    Motorola One Action
    Motorola G7 Plus

    both get my vote (and yeah I noticed only the Razr to vote on from Motorola, which is bollocks!)

    • Dean L. Nov 21, 2019 Link to comment

      Yeah noticed that too. There could have been a few more models to vote for.

    • David McCourt Nov 21, 2019 Link to comment

      Motorola G8 Plus was also a good phone (I gave it 4/5 stars) and the whole One range is certainly interesting. There are SO many smartphones these days I couldn't possibly list them all. I chose the ones I thought would be the most popular picks.

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    Deactivated Account Nov 20, 2019 Link to comment

    No LG Phones when the V50 and G8 x are both super phones. My vote is for the LG V50. If this is just for top seller then they won't make it but for great phone they are my top picks

    • Dean L. Nov 21, 2019 Link to comment

      I agree. LG phones are very under rated. My son had a G3 which he loved & has a G6 currently that he also loves. I had a G4 which was great until it bootlooped out of warranty. The only real thing that's a short fall is the OS update frequency. My two pfennig.

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    Nov 20, 2019 Link to comment

    It would be interesting to see real sales data. The best selling ones are the real winners

    • Dean L. Nov 20, 2019 Link to comment

      Agreed, but unfortunately some manufacturer's don't release the actual number of phones sold, they only report in their financial summary the profits.

      • David McCourt Nov 21, 2019 Link to comment

        Very true Dean. The other thing is that we often only get the 'good' reports, rather than an overview of everything.

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