Best Chinese flagship phones in 2019 (January): TOP

Chinese phones are in trend now – every month new models come out and unexpectedly turn out to be the best in different segments. At the same time, they are cheaper than Korean, Japanese, and especially American smartphones. So next – the best models in the beginning of 2019.

1 place – Huawei Mate 20 Pro

huawei mate 20 pro
  • Released: november, 2018
  • Android 9.0
  • Body: glass + aluminum, 172 g, 7.6 mm
  • Display: Amoled, 6.4", Full HD+, HDR10, Gorilla Glass
  • SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory: 6/8 Gb RAM, drive 128/256 Gb
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Main camera: 40/20/8 Mp, f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4
  • Selfie camera: 24 Mp, f/2.0
  • Comms: 2 sim, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G, Infrared port
  • Features: NFC, Wireless charging, fast charging, IP68 water protect, face ID, fingerprint under display

The best cameraphone on the in early 2019 was created by Huawei. In terms of photography, it has no equal, not only among Chinese models, but in general. The device received a new hardware of its own brand HiSilicon, Amoled display by Samsung with support for HDR10 and DCI-P3  coverage.

Display parameters (backlight 100%):

  • Black brightness: 0.002 cd / m2.
  • White brightness: 508cd / m2 (Max Auto 657 cd/m2)
  • Contrast: 254000
  • The average color error (Delta E) – 4.7

Autonomy (brightness 200 cd / m2):

  • Communication 3G: 28:43 h
  • Surfing the Internet: 13:57 h
  • Video playback: 15:22 h

Performance (test results):

  • GeekBench 4.1 (single core) – 9172
  • GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core) – 3291
  • AnTuTu 7 – 217913

Camera samples

Good light:
Bad light (night mode):
Bokeh:

Selfies

Pros and cons

  • Cool Amoled display with high brightness and contrast.
  • The best processor for Android in the beginning of 2019.
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner + unlock on face.
  • Quick charge due to adapter 40 W + wireless charging support .
  • Reliable battery.
  • The triple camera is the best in the world in photo quality at the beginning of 2019.
  • No headphone output.
  • Bad stereo speakers, one hidden in the USB-port, and when you turn on charging, it is not audible.
  • Support only branded memory card with a Nano Memory format, which can not be found on sale.

2 place – OnePlus 6T

oneplus 6t
  • Released: november, 2018
  • Android 9.0
  • Body: glass + aluminum, 185 g, 8.2 mm
  • Display: Optic Amoled, 6.41", Full HD+, Gorilla Glass 6
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • Memory: 6/8 Gb RAM, drive 128/256 Gb
  • Battery: 3700 mAh
  • Main camera: 16/20, f/1.7, 1.22 um, OIS
  • Selfie camera: 16 Mp, f/2, 1 um
  • Comms: 2 sim, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G
  • Features: NFC, fast charging

Display parameters (backlight 100%):

  • Black brightness: 0 cd / m2.
  • White brightness: 453 cd / m2
  • Contrast: – 
  • The average color error (Delta E) – 2.4

Autonomy (brightness 200 cd / m2):

  • Communication 3G: 29:08 h
  • Surfing the Internet: 12:04 h
  • Video playback: 15:40 h

Performance (test results):

  • GeekBench 4.1 (single core) – 8977
  • GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core) – 2431
  • AnTuTu 7 – 293977

Camera samples

Selfies

Pros and cons

  • Low price with good hardware.
  • Bright and contrast Amoled screen with minimal color deviation.
  • Capacious battery + fast charging.
  • Fingerprint scanner in the display.
  • Optimized Oxygen OS without unnecessary embedded applications.
  • Good rear camera, that gives a decent result even at night.
  • The secondary camera works only when shooting in poor light. A wide-angle lens, for example, would be preferable.
  • No slot for microSD flash drive.
  • You need native adapter to use fast charging.
  • No wireless charging.
  • Included is not a headset.
  • No stereo speakers and protection from water.

3 place – Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

mi mix 3
  • Released: november, 2018
  • Android 9.0
  • Body: glass + aluminum, 218 g, 8.5 mm
  • Display: Super Amoled, 6.4", Full HD+, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • Memory: 6/8/10 Gb RAM, drive 128/256 Gb
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • Main camera: 12/12 Mp, f/1.8, 1.4 um, OIS
  • Selfie camera: 24/2 Mp, f/2, 1 um
  • Comms: 2 sim, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G
  • Features: NFC, fast charging QC 4.0+

Display parameters (backlight 100%):

  • Black brightness: 0 cd/m2
  • White brightness: 455 cd / m2 (633 in Max Auto mode)
  • Contrast: 
  • The average color error (Delta E) – 2.3

Autonomy (brightness 200 cd / m2):

  • Communication 3G: 21:35 h
  • Surfing the Internet: 10:03 h
  • Video playback: 13:57 h

Performance (test results):

  • GeekBench 4.1 (single core) – 2429
  • GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core) – 9065
  • AnTuTu 7 – 292353

Camera samples

Selfies

Pros and cons

  • Wireless charging in the kit + really high speed.
  • Technology support QC 4+, which is important in the future.
  • Frameless screen with high brightness and HDR10 support.
  • One of the best cameras on the market.
  • 5G support.
  • There is a version with 10 GB of RAM.
  • No slot for microSD card.
  • No headphone jack 3.5 mm.
  • No protection against water and dust.
  • The mechanism of the slide – it is not yet clear whether it is reliable and durable.

4 place – Oppo Find X

oppo find x
  • Released: july, 2018
  • Android 8.1 up to 9.0 Pie
  • Body: glass Gorilla Glass 5 + aluminum, 186 g, 9.4 mm
  • Display: Amoled, 6.42", Full HD+, Gorilla Glass 5
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • Memory: 8 Gb RAM, drive 128/256 Gb
  • Battery: 3730 mAh
  • Main camera: 16/20 Mp, f/2.0, 1.22 um, OIS
  • Selfie camera: 25 Mp, f/2.0
  • Comms: 2 sim, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G
  • Features: VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A 20W, face ID

This smartphone of the Chinese brand Oppo is also equipped with the best “hardware” and one of the first to receive a completely frameless display, since the front camera is hidden in the edge of the case. The phone is not without flaws, although it does not have to detract from its advantages.

Display parameters (backlight 100%):

  • Black brightness: 0.0 cd / m2.
  • White brightness: 246 cd / m2
  • Contrast: ∞
  • The average color error (Delta E) – 4.1

Autonomy (brightness 200 cd / m2):

  • Communication 3G: 27:16 h
  • Surfing the Internet: 11:10 h
  • Video playback: 16:56 h

Performance (test results):

  • GeekBench 4.1 (single core) – 2322
  • GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core) – 8018
  • AnTuTu 7 – 291218

Camera samples

Good light:
Bad light:
Bokeh:

Selfies

Pros and cons

  • Very cool design.
  • Advanced Face Unlock technology that works quickly and accurately.
  • Cool Amoled screen.
  • Performance is high, although the merit of the Oppo is not much.
  • High quality photography.
  • Excellent selfie shots.
  • Really fast charging.
  • Slider suggests possible problems with the mechanism.
  • No NFC chip.
  • No protection against water and dust.
  • Fragile, if phone falls – blame yourself.
  • No headphone jack with microSD card.

5 place – vivo NEX Dual Display

  • Released: december, 2018
  • Android 9.0
  • Body: glass + aluminum, 199 g, 8.1 mm
  • Display: Super Amoled, 6.4", Full HD+, Secondary display: 5.5", Full HD
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • Memory: 10 Gb RAM, drive 128 Gb
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Main camera: 12/2 Mp, f/1.8, 1.4 um, OIS + TOF 3D camera
  • Selfie camera: uses main
  • Comms: 2 sim, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G
  • Features: NFC, fast charging, fingerprint under display

As soon as more information about the smartphone and camera photos will appear, it will be published. But the characteristics and features of the device already allow to put it in the TOP of the best Chinese flagships.

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published.