Best Phones for 2019

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  • $833 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 8.5 Camera
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

    Samsung's flagship phone for spring could be dominated by its flagship phone for late summer.

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  • $790 at Amazon
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  • 9 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 7 Performance
  • 10 Camera
  • Huawei P30 Pro
    The absolute best camera on any phone

    The Huawei P30 Pro's photo skills rule the phone world.

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  • $750 at Best Buy
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  • 9 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 10 Performance
  • 8 Camera
  • Apple iPhone XR
    The best iPhone value in years

    If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.

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  • $1,000 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 10 Performance
  • 9 Camera
  • Apple iPhone XS

    We'd recommend the iPhone XR first, but here's what the XS brings to the table.

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  • $794 at Amazon
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  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 9 Camera
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
    The best Android phone value of 2019

    Forget the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E -- the OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up camera and it's the best phone you can get for the money.

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  • $582 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 8 Camera
  • Samsung Galaxy S10E
    Little, mighty and worth every penny

    This value-buy powerhouse does a lot right and very little wrong.

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  • $399 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 7 Design
  • 7 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 9 Camera
  • Google Pixel 3A
    A cheaper Pixel 3 with the same great rear camera

    No water resistance and no wireless charging, but Google packs the $400 Pixel 3A with the features that matter.

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  • $230 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 7 Camera
  • Motorola Moto G7
    The best budget phone just got better

    A $300 phone shouldn't be this good.

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  • Motorola Moto Z4
    The cheapest 5G phone you can buy but shouldn't
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  • Samsung Galaxy A50
    One of the best budget phones
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Note 9 could still reel you in after the Note 10 launch
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  • Oppo Reno 5G
    The most affordable 5G phone is a winner
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  • Google Pixel 3
    The best Android phone of 2018
    Google Pixel 3
  • OnePlus 7
    A fast 7 Pro alternative that’s cheaper but with less features
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  • Google Pixel 3A XL
    Everything you like about the Pixel 3, but bigger and cheaper
    Google Pixel 3A XL
  • Huawei P30
    This phone takes ridiculous photos for a reasonable price
    Huawei P30
  • LG G8 ThinQ
    LG's flagship phone can't catch a break
    LG G8 ThinQ
  • Motorola Moto Z3
    Solid, midprice phone with a bright 5G tomorrow
    Motorola Moto Z3
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
    All the S10 Plus power in a smaller package
    Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
    Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is my almost-perfect phone
    Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
    The Galaxy S9 Plus is terrific, but wait a month until after the Galaxy S10 arrives
    Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
    The Galaxy S10's arrival means a cheaper Galaxy S9 for you
    Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Huawei Honor View 20
    The first standout phone of 2019
    Huawei Honor View 20
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
    The biggest-screen iPhone with the biggest price
    Apple iPhone XS Max
  • Motorola Moto G6 Play
    An affordable phone with a huge battery
    Motorola Moto G6 Play