Best Android-smartphone 2018 version of Android Authority
Devices / / December 19, 2019
Portal Android Authority has summed up the year, calling the smart, worthy to be called the best of the best. The winners in the various categories identified by the detailed testing with experts in various fields.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Winners are determined by the results of all tests from the comparison photos and ending with the benchmarks. In this case, it was not necessarily occupy the first place in each test - it is important that none of these smartphone did not fail. What Galaxy Note 9 fully managed, entered the top five in four of the five key benchmarks.
Best Innovation in smartphones
If the performance and autonomy of smartphones can somehow assess and measure, the innovations in this approach is fundamentally incorrect. That's why choosing the most unusual and interesting technology, Android Authority has bet on a simple survey of the entire editorial board, and that more than 30 people.
In the first stage, the experts offer their own versions, and the second was a general vote for the best candidates. three truly innovative technology in 2018 was named by the results:
- Duplex from Google - a technology based on artificial intelligence, which allows voice Assistant to make calls to reserve tables in the cafe and ticketing, for example, of the order pizza.
- Folding device from Samsung and Royole - talking about the first folding smartphone FlexPai and similar concept Samsung, which has recently been demonstrated in a special presentation.
- Built-in display fingerprint from Vivo - such sensors, according to Android Authority, will the first step on the road to technology to detect fingerprints on the entire area of the screen panel.
The winners: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Razer Phone 2.
To determine the best displays were involved experts from Spectracal, which helped to give a correct assessment of color reproduction, temperature, brightness and other parameters of the screens of smartphones. The best of the totality of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 recognized assessments. Not much of it left behind Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9.
Separately, experts have identified the best screen for gaming. His owner flag was gaming Razer Phone 2 gets IPS IGZO panel with a frequency of 120 Hz and a brightness of 580 nit. The picture on this display looks really alive.
Winner: LG V40 ThinQ.
Determine the best smartphone for audiophiles helped representatives SoundGuys resource. They spent a lot of different tests, evaluating a variety of components of the high-quality sound. Highest aggregate all tests was recognized LG V40 ThinQ, equipped with a 32-bit Hi-FI-DAC and powerful speakers.
Besides him, the good reviews were awarded Asus ROG Phone, Nokia 7.1 and Samsung Galaxy S9 +. Negative assessment of sound quality have earned RED Hydrogen One, Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro.
Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Device Performance was evaluated by a different set of benchmarks, including AnTuTu, GFXBench, Geekbench and 3DMark. According to the results of all assessments has been recognized the best Mate Pro 20 from Huawei, received a brand new processor Kirin 980.
In fact, the level of performance of many of today's flagships were almost equal. The minimum gap from the leader demonstrated the Asus ROG Phone, OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 +. All of them can be called a powerful smartphone on Android.
The winners: Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Here, experts estimated autonomy in various usage scenarios, from simple web browsing over Wi-Fi and finishing mixed using the gadget applications. Leader of all trials was the Huawei P20 Pro, which is equipped with a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh. Not much of it left behind Oppo R17 Pro, Vivo V11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Separately marked speed charging smartphones, too, the importance of which can hardly be overestimated. All smartphones have been tested with the original adapters. The winner was Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which is only 15 minutes charged at 40%, for 30 minutes - 76%, and an hour - 99%.
The winners: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Pixel 3/3 XL.
This year, the camera selects the best in two categories. In the first determined the best solution for the so-called traditional shooting the finest detail, natural color, low noise and artifacts. In this regard, for the primacy Galaxy Note 9 which has dual camera sensors 12 Mn.
Alternatively been marked HTC U12 +, Samsung Galaxy S9 +, LG G7, Huawei Mate Pro 20 and Sony Xperia XZ3. All of them are slightly behind the leader.
The second nomination takes into account the image processing algorithms, the use of artificial intelligence functions and additional shooting modes. Here, the undisputed leader become the new flagship of Google Pixel 3, equipped with identical single 12-megapixel cameras.
Closest to the capabilities of Pixel 3 were Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A2, LG V40 and Vivo Nex.
Best smartphone for gaming
Winner: Asus ROG Phone.
When testing gaming devices in the first place take into account their performance in the 3DMark benchmark, which most accurately characterizes the gaming experience of smartphones. The maximum number of points in it scored Asus ROG Phone, equipped with an overclocked version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with a frequency up to 2.96 GHz.
The same smart phone has one of the best displays gaming - AMOLED-six-inch panel with a resolution FHD +, 108.6% gamut mapping color profile DCI-P3 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In this regard, it is second only to Razer Phone with 2 120-Hertz-screen TV.
The third component of the test - supported gaming accessories. There has also been awarded the victory Asus ROG Phone, for which developed a range of peripherals, including a handy docking c additional screen and controls that turn the device into a kind of Nintendo Switch.
The winners: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and OnePlus 6T.
The best offer for minimum money became Pocophone F1 from Xiaomi, which has flagship processor, 6GB of RAM, and an impressive autonomy at a price of about 300 dollars.
Also highlighted was the more expensive OnePlus 6T. At a price of $ 550 it offers a more modern design, frameless screen with drop-shaped neckline and a built-in AMOLED panel is a fingerprint reader.
Choosing Android Authority readers
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Resource Readers made their choice is not in a general vote, and a whole set of "duels". Cast their vote they needed only for one of the two smartphones. As a result, it reached the final two models: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and 20 Huawei Mate Pro. Win outcome with 63% (1,216 votes) scored first flag.
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