2019 is nearing its end, and therefore it is time to take stock. In Hypertext we started our review the last twelve months with the selection of the best smartphones of 2019; some recognitions that, after the great announcements and movements lived in the last year, have been extremely laughed.
iPhone 11 Pro (and 11 Pro Max)
Manzana has never been so close to perfection as with the iPhone 11 Pro and its Max variant. The new generation of smartphones of the North American company has one of the best screens in the industry, a design truly premium and refined, the most advanced SoC to date and, now, an autonomous that matches the best in the sector even in the most compact model.
To that list we must also add the great leap made in the photographic field, which has won both versatility and quality. The inclusion of a third camera (wide-angle type) and the inclusion of new technologies such as Deep fusion, the night mode or the improvement of Smart HDR have made the camera of the iPhone 11 Pro the most solvent, balanced and constant in today's industry.
All this, in addition, It is seasoned by many minor but equally important details, which make the difference between a very good product and a brilliant product. These include the promising U1 chip, the excellent video stabilization (where the iPhone is unrivaled), the precise screen calibration and the great sound system that is now also enveloping.
The iPhone 11 Pro is the smartphone most expensive of all the high-end launched in 2019, but it is also the most advanced model. Who does not want compromises and look for the best, find the best choice on the iPhone 11 Pro.
The iPhone 11 Pro incorporates the most advanced technologies and, therefore, is positioned as the perfect product for the most demanding users. However, that does not mean that this is the most recommended purchase for the vast majority of the population. That award is actually taken by the iPhone 11, a smartphone what iPhone XR strategy continues, inherits most of the technologies present in the iPhone 11 Pro and puts them in the hands of consumers for a remarkably lower amount.
For 699 dollars / 809 euros, the iPhone 11 offers the same photographic capabilities as the iPhone 11 Pro with the exception of the telephoto type camera, has the same processor as the most advanced model and achieves an autonomous that is among the best of your segment It is a product that it fully meets the aspects that matter most to the population (reliability, design, speed, photography and autonomy) and, in addition, it is seasoned with a wide range of very attractive colors and a significantly lower price than other alternatives.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The tenth Note although technically the ninth could not be missing among the smartphones that most caught the attention of the team Hypertext. Is about one of the most recommended Android in the sector, because a very advanced processor, an OLED screen of the highest level the best along with that of the iPhone 11 Pro, in fact and a really striking design, among other things.
This quiz is not the most disruptive bet of the year because it does not contribute anything that we have not seen in other products, but that does not prevent this Galaxy Note 10+ from being one of the most accurate and safe recommendations of the current catalog. Looking ahead, however, it will be positive for Samsung to look further into certain aspects of weight such as photography, where Apple, Huawei and Google have taken the lead in various ways.
Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro is one of the smartphones most important of the year, although not so much for the general quality of the product, but rather for what it has contributed to the industry.
The P30 Pro has driven the fashion of the gradients that started its predecessor, the P20 Pro, has put on the table the virtues of a monstrous photographic sensor and has shown that a zoom five-fold peak is possible in a smartphone, among other things. All of them are trends that directly influence the industry, generate interest in the consumer and advance the sector beyond the usual evolutions in processor or autonomous.
The P30 Pro, like any other technological product, also has its weaknesses. In fact, there are several aspects in which it remains slightly behind smartphones like the iPhone 11 Pro. However, that slight inferiority in areas such as the screen or the sound compensates it with the different of its proposal and with a sales strategy that allows you to find it, for today, for less than 700 euros on Amazon.
OnePlus 7 Pro
Traditionally, OnePlus has been recognized as a manufacturer of relatively inexpensive products with exceptional performance. In 2019, however, they decided to take a leap in what the price window refers to in order to go one step further and create the best OnePlus to date.
The result of this movement was the OnePlus 7 Pro, which put on the table technologies such as 90 Hz screens or UFS 3.0 memories subsequently adopted by many other manufacturers. If we leave aside the photographic capabilities, this product has nothing to envy to others. smartphones more expensive like the Galaxy S10 + or the Huawei P30 Pro.
Google Pixel 3a
The Pixel 3a was made to beg, but, once it reached the market, it became ipso facto in one of the most recommended products of the year. Its specification sheet was clearly inferior to that of other products such as the Xiaomi Mi 9T, however, this had two aces in its sleeve that significantly raised its appeal: a software coming directly from Google and, most importantly, a camera exactly the same as the Pixel 3 XL considered one of the best in the sector.
The Pixel 3a, therefore, is the perfect product for all those who wish to obtain one of the best cameras in the industry without complications and, above all, without having to disburse figures close to one thousand euros. And although sometimes it may not seem so, that portion of the market is larger than many can imagine.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro / Mi 9T
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The mid-range par excellence is, one year more, that of Xiaomi. The Mi 9T and its Pro variant have conquered the hearts of half the world thanks to its excellent value for money. The inclusion of solvent processors, striking designs and a versatile camera make it the default option for anyone who wants to spend less than 400 euros on a product. Little else can be said.
Realme X2 Pro
The Realme X2 Pro has become one of the big surprises of this year. The manufacturer of Chinese origin is the first to implement a price and product strategy that is solid and attractive enough to harm Xiaomi, which has expanded widely throughout Europe in recent years.
The X2 Pro is the best example of that strategy: it has a very solvent processor, a large capacity battery and, in addition, with a very unusual 90 Hz display in its price range. Together with the Mi 9T Pro, it is one of the most recommended options for less than 400 euros.