2019 Annual Flagship Phone Crossover Review (summary): The Best Phone Is It


This cell phone cross-review cell phone products include: Samsung Note10, Huawei Mate30 Pro, Xiaomi 9 Pro, OPPO Reno Ace, Honor V30 PRO, Vivo NEX 3, One Plus 7T Pro, iQOO Pro, iPhone 11 Pro. The 2019 cell phone design has not been as flamboyant as in 2018, manufacturers have tried a variety of magical color schemes, the 2019 flagships have returned to a low-profile and durable product approach. The multi-camera stacked cell phone image routine continues (Sony laughs maniacally), but everyone is moving in different directions to get to the point. We will go over all of the major aspects of design, imaging, performance, charging, and so on.

Because these models are concentrated in the second half of 2019, this article also serves as a flagship-level focused guide. Design Among the products we chose to participate in the horizontal screen, there are flagship works from major brands, and the models chosen have the largest screens and the most powerful performance.

But when we talk about good design, it becomes a very subjective thing, as well as a major review trap; after all, carrot and green vegetables have their own preferences, and cell phone brands may also exist in a single series of a variety of models and colors to choose from. But, because we can’t gather all of the products, and to avoid tedious parameter comparisons, we chose to review from the perspective of life use.Click to see a larger image Well, if we are just a user who likes large-screen phones, it is obvious that these phones are perfect for us. The 2019 flagship screen sizes have evolved to a maximum of between 6.4 and 6.9 inches, where one-handed operation is already difficult.

The 2019 flagship phone screens are all made of self-emitting OLED, which has a wider color range. They have a more detailed display than other phones, with resolution (for the most part) coming in at the 2K level, and the OnePlus 7T Pro also has an even more astounding 516 PPI (pixel density), although this is already too much territory for the naked eye to distinguish carefully…..

All three screens are manufactured by Samsung Display, which will continue to give this hardworking supply chain a competitive advantage next year.

In terms of screen shape, the Vivo NEX 3, Huawei Mate30 Pro, Samsung Note10, and a Plus 7T Pro with double curved screen design, the view screen ratio is better, this year Vivo, Huawei upgraded the curvature of the waterfall screen is greater, the front look has the illusion of a borderless screen. Furthermore, the four flagship phones have been well optimized in terms of curved screen edge mis-touch. In terms of front camera arrangement, Apple Huawei is still the bangs screen, Samsung glory chose to dig the hole screen, a plus and vivo in pursuit of more extreme screen effect, the use of mechanical structure of the lift camera, the rest of the phone are water drop screen. If the comprehensive frontal appearance design, we will feel a plus 7T Pro, Vivo NEX 3 is the top level of value; Samsung Note10 and Huawei Mate30 Pro business style design, together with narrow bezel is also very tension; and iPhone 11 Pro Max four equal bezel although has lasted until now the third generation, but still harmonious and durable.

In terms of thickness, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is also commendable. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is also praiseworthy in terms of thickness, but the front and rear glass make the phone weigh an unprecedented 226 grams, but since 200 grams is acceptable, the flagship is not bad at all. The 2019 flagship also has a major change, that is, the high frame rate display, OPPO Reno Ace and a plus 7T Pro are upgraded to 90Hz refresh rate, smoothness improvement for all to see, in the game and daily browsing has greatly improved, alt The ugly and advanced iPhone 11 Pro Max also arranged the triple camera flash noise canceling microphone in a unified visual range surface; in short, everyone is trying to avoid having too many cameras on the back, which causes too much visual dispersion.

In the future, how to weaken the presence of the camera on the basis of improving the photo, such as the electrochromic glass of the One Plus Concept One concept, is a good application of ideas; in the multimedia experience, with dual-channel will have a more three-dimensional game, viewing sound, most flagship phones are to support, Samsung this round of performance is extremely good, the use of screen sound technology with the original speakers, to ensure that the tone o However, it compromises the connection 3.5mm headset interface; it should be noted that most models are compromised on the 3.5mm interface, with only OPPO, vivo, and iQOO supporting it. Other bright designs, Huawei Mate30 Pro, Xiaomi 9 Pro, and iQOO Pro will be more eye-catching with the power button designed in red. The Honor V30 Pro combines the power button with fingerprint recognition, while the Vivo NEX 3 is more unique, making both the power and volume buttons pressure-sensitive to make more room for the waterfall screen.

The Huawei Mate30 Pro, on the other hand, has only a power button and the volume is controlled by a touch on the edge. These more unique designs necessitate a certain amount of hands-on learning; however, the Samsung Note 10 has the highest learning cost of the entire machine; in addition to the volume adjustment method known only to Baidu, the S Pen also necessitates a lot of practice to apply freely; if you do not intend to use the S Pen, you do not need to purchase the Note 10.

Photo shooting At the start of the new year, new cell phones are frequently listed, with 5G, image, and full-screen being the main selling points, particularly cell phone image. On January 9, Kuangwei and China Academy of Information and Communication Research Terrier Terminal Laboratory released the “2019 smartphone image technology application observation and trend analysis” report, which stated that, with the maturation of artificial intelligence technology in the field of smartphone photography, image technology has become an important indicator influencing one of the important indicators of cell phone sales. “magic wand” So, next, we’ll take a look at the 9 most representative smartphones in imaging in 2019, namely the Honor v30 PRO, OPPO Reno Ace, Vivo NEX3, iQOO Pro 855 Edition, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Samsung Note 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, One Plus 7T Pro, and Xiaomi 9 Pro (Note: ranked in no particular order), whose camera configurations are shown below.

The comparison review uses landscape, ultra-wide angle, and portrait as comparisons, and Among the nine models, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the most restored colors and takes more realistic photos than other phones with AI scene recognition. After enlarging the image, we can clearly see the photo effect of each model, in the control of details are very good, whether the lines of the edge of the building, or the windows on the building, are portrayed with ease.

When real-world samples were compared, the iPhone 11 Pro, OPPO Reno Ace, and One Plus 7T Pro took photos with lower color saturation, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro took better samples, and the Samsung Note 10 took photos with more vibrant colors. Furthermore, 9 models through the original picture shooting, 2x zoom, 5x zoom shooting comparison, the overall shooting effect is good, 5x samples can still clearly see the lines and patterns of the building. Due to the increase in consumer demand for cell phone images, the scope of the picture and the practicality of photography has become the focus of major cell phone manufacturers, so much so that the phone’s wide-angle lens has now become the standard for mai The other 7 models are not completely bad, just that each has its own performance. Overall, the iPhone 11 Pro Max in the backlight environment for the eaves of the dark area to grasp better, but it is not the correct color reproduction, on the contrary, OPPO Reno Ace and Vivo NEX3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be more realistic, sample purity is higher, and brightness control is in place.

In the backlight environment, part of the phone appeared too dark, so only the bright part of the exposure is taken care of, the overall perception is slightly inferior. As a result of shooting indoor dark lighting, you can see that Huawei Mate30 Pro for halo control is more accurate; OPPO Reno Ace and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 good imaging, background bokeh natural, portrait prominent; the other models portrait effect is more moderate.

After the actual test, the nine cell phones are accurate focus, iPhone 11 Pro Max, OPPO Reno Ace, Honor V30 PRO sample bokeh effect is good, macro shooting details, the rest of the model bokeh is not very obvious, but the same green grass can still see the sense of hierarchy, the overall view of the nine models macro photography strength are With the steady improvement of hardware performance and the further maturation of AI algorithms, the future smartphone industry is bound to provide users with a better consumer experience. To improve night scene shooting capability, smartphone manufacturers are using larger CMOS sensors, as well as bringing better software tuning and more shooting functions to the phones. Except for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the Honor V30 PRO, iQOO Pro, Samsung Note10, OPPO Reno Ace, Xiaomi 9 Pro, Vivo NEX3, One Plus 7T Pro, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro all have Night View or Super Night View mode.

Night view mode, to provide users with a better night scene shooting experience; next, a comparison of night scene samples Among the nine phones reviewed, the overall picture control of the Xiaomi 9 Pro is poor, with slight overexposure of the sky and bright parts, and noise is also visible. The OnePlus 7T Pro’s exposure is more accurate in night mode, and the white balance is slightly yellowish due to the lighting. The overall performance of the Samsung Note 10, Vivo NEX3, and OPPO Reno Ace is also excellent, with rich details and high contrast.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro phone has the best brightness and tolerance performance thanks to the RYYB sensor’s high-performance light sensitivity. The Honor V30 PRO’s overall performance is very similar to that of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, with minor differences in exposure time, exposure accuracy, and white balance. Furthermore, the overall tolerance of the iQOO Pro 855 version is slightly worse, with a small amount of noise under magnification.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max does not have a night mode, but when shooting, it will automatically enter the night mode, and the picture performance is quite good, with the details, tolerance, and contrast in line with what the author expected. Among the nine phones in the cross-section, Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Honor V30 Pro performed the best, with brightness, contrast, and tolerance all reaching excellent status, with only the long exposure requiring tripod support.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max, OPPO Reno Ace, vivo NEX3, and One Plus 7T Pro all performed admirably. The visual effect is more visible to the naked eye. The noise control on the iQOO Pro 855 is slightly worse; the overall picture on the Xiaomi 9 Pro is slightly overexposed, and the noise control is not as good.

The video function of the phone in 2019 is also quite important; cell phone manufacturers are also attempting to solve the problem of manual shooting “shake,” with the introduction of a variety of hardware and software-based anti-shake functions, but also the focus of this review of the video function. We discovered that the iQOO Pro does not support [email protected] fps and lacks anti-shake, so we did not participate in this test. When anti-shake is enabled, the iQOO 7T Pro automatically switches to the super wide-angle lens for better vision and error tolerance.

In the second half of the video run, the phones were shaking a lot, Apple performed the worst in this regard, none of the other products screen continuous large shaking. In addition to the anti-shake, Huawei Mate30 Pro video performance without disappointment, the video Mate30 Pro view just out of the door exposure stutter is very obvious, here may be because of the automatic switching of different cameras for shooting reasons, but to the high light ratio environment, M30 Pro M30 Pro M30 Pro M30 Pro M30 Pro M30 Pro This is due to the fact that they have a powerful core, such as the iOS camp A13 Bionic processor, the Android camp Kirin 990 series, and the Snapdragon 855 Plus.

I believe we have long been familiar with their capabilities; this chapter performance comparison is primarily to verify the main, through the score and experience to see their specific performance. Honor v30 PRO, OPPO Reno Ace, Vivo NEX3, iQOO Pro 855 version, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Samsung Note 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, One Plus 7T Pro, Xiaomi 9 Pro (Note: ranked in no particular order).

We list the data to do a comparison reference here run scores.

AnTuTu’s top three scores are iPhone 11 Pro Max, iQOO Pro 855, and Vivo NEX3; Geekbench’s top three single-core scores are iPhone 11 Pro Max, Honor V30 PRO, and Huawei Mate30 Pro; and Geekbench’s top three multi-core scores are iPhone 11 Pro Max, Honor V30 PRO, and Huawei Mate30 Pro. As can be seen, the A13 Bionic processor, Kirin 990 5G, and Snapdragon 855 Plus have the power to support the top flagship positioning. The next part of the experience, the selection of test games, is also based on pragmatism.

The King’s Chicken (“King’s Honor” and “Peace Elite”), which is based on Tencent’s powerful social software, has been popular for several years and has endured. Of course, Lian Po is old, and the subsequent burden is expected to be passed on to DNF hand game and LOL hand game, but the two are still the two hottest games in the current hand game, so this experience is still chosen to test the king eat chicken.

Although 9 flagships, including the OPPO Reno Ace and a plus 7T Pro, have a high refresh rate screen, for practical reasons, all models are limited to 60 frames per second as the benchmark. At the same time, to fluctuate more than 10% of the average frame rate as a way to jam, to visualize the statistics, counting selected 15 minutes (basically the main time of a game). In general, whether it is King or chicken, the iOS camp with A13 Bionic processor iPhone 11 Pro Max and Snapdragon 855 Plus equipped vivo NEX3, Android camp Kirin 990 5G Huawei Mate30 Pro 5G performance is the most stable, and even the so-called lag in the test (fluctuations of more than 10% of the average frame rate), we usually do not notice when the g From this point, the average consumer does not have to be concerned about the option of insufficient performance when selecting a head product, as the rapid increase in smartphone performance also causes the consumption of power to increase.

How to strike a balance between performance and battery life has emerged as a top priority for smartphone manufacturers. The first common practice for extending battery life is to increase battery capacity; the second is to reduce power consumption. In terms of power consumption, various smartphone manufacturers have come up with a variety of tricks, has been the phone power consumption to the extreme; improve battery capacity also need to take into account the thickness, feel the balance.

Continuity Today’s flagship phones are paired with 4000 to 5000mAh batteries, which can take into account the feel and life. Fast charging has become the standard for smartphones in order to provide users with a more lasting experience.

The nine phones in this cross-sectional review all support fast charging, but each has a different protocol. What changes can these different charging protocols bring to cell phone charging?

The 9 phones in this cross-evaluation are the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Honor V30 PRO, iQOO Pro, Samsung Note10, OPPO Reno Ace, Xiaomi 9 Pro, Vivo NEX3, One Plus 7T Pro, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro, with the specific battery capacity and charging protocols shown below. The power of all 9 phones was consumed and then charged using the original adapter, and the power was recorded every 5 minutes, with the charging test results shown below. The Reno Ace is four times faster than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and after removing the fastest and slowest, the gap between the charging speeds of other phones does not completely open up, and the phones basically achieve half an hour to boost the power to more than 60 percent, or even higher, which also meets the definition of fast charging. How to strike a balance between performance and battery life has emerged as a top priority for smartphone manufacturers.

There are two common methods for extending battery life. The first is to increase battery capacity, while the second is to reduce power consumption.

In terms of reducing power consumption, various smartphone manufacturers have come up with a variety of tricks, has been the phone power consumption to the extreme; improve battery capacity also need to consider the thickness, feel the balance. UI Nowadays, cell phone manufacturers are paying more and more attention to the user experience, so major cell phone manufacturers began to work on the cell phone system experience level, especially the UI design.

Next, let’s take a look at the UI design interface of these 9 models. The IOS 13 design style is a little different than before, with a new dark mode option that adds a beautiful dark color scheme to iOS and various apps.

The new wallpaper is optimized for dark mode and will switch between dark and light modes automatically. Dark Mode is fully integrated with iOS, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful dark look in built-in apps, settings, and system-level views. Third-party developers can use the provided API to implement dark mode in their own apps.

In addition, you can quickly toggle dark mode on and off by tapping the new button in the Control Center. This mode, for example, can be activated manually when entering a dimly lit room or a movie theater.

Android UI design is truly blossoming, as evidenced by the appearance of MIUI, Smartisan OS, Flyme, and other high-quality UI; both UI design, interaction design, and icon design on perception have improved. Among them, Huawei’s EMUI10.0 gives people the feeling of business style, and the overall icon design is more flat, giving people an “old-fashioned” feeling, but the biggest feature is that there are many functions, details are well done, and the bottom layer of the Android system is modified to thoroughly improve the situation of lag. The system’s design concept is to eliminate as many unnecessary functions as possible in order to make it as simple as possible.

H2 OS is not as rich as MIUI and Flyme in daily use due to its simplicity, but the advantage is that it is fast. vivo NEX3 uses Funtouch OS 9.1 which is based on Android 9 and has a more concise UI design, the shortcut keys and function keys are hidden, making the phone interface look cleaner. Furthermore, the OPPO Reno Ace’s ColorOS 6.1 system appears lighter, adjusting the system’s UI layout and rearranging the distribution of various icons and text displays in the UI with a “cloth white” design.

ColorOS 6 has a “borderless” feel to it. Another few UI design is not to say that bad, or the same thing, green vegetables and carrots to some love, if the user entangled in the UI design may wish to look at the above models, there may be one you like, if the UI design is not too big ideas, then there is no need to worry about the UI look good. Throughout the flagship’s performance, the only thing that can be said is that overall, in terms of hardware, performance, photography, and experience, the flagship has made good progress, and from the terminal to promote the rapid implementation of the 5G network, from the cross-evaluation models have been successively supporting the emergence of 5G products.

In the user pay more attention to the photo experience, there are still many differences, but the true degree of natural reproduction is not the iphone, but in the portrait, wide-angle, zoom, night scene, or domestic brands are better. Overall, the flagship machine is in the overall basis to highlight their own advantages, from the user’s point of view must have focus, of course, the brand sentiment is also one of the elements of the purchase, it boils down to “like is good.” The year 2020 is approaching, the millennium is already 20 years ago, there is no smartphone, no digital camera, no various social platforms, and no beauty software to fix pictures, people record their lives in the way of simply “shut up.” People’s photographic equipment and habits have quietly changed, with the bulky camera giving way to a handful of smartphones.

To meet the richer life scenes in the 5G era, smartphone image capability is gradually increasing, even telephoto shooting, which can only be achieved in professional cameras, can now be achieved in cell phones, wide-angle, macro, and other functions do not need to use the camera, smartphones to frame the beautiful moments in life in a more convenient and quick way. The future image capability of smartphones will bring better consumer experience to users in the new era, with the steady improvement of hardware performance and further maturity of AI algorithms.

Flagship products have always been the most important face of the brand, is to show the muscle to show the strength of the hero, so most of them have good performance in all indicators. Just right, to specialize in a way that highlights their own characteristics. Our so-called comparison, in fact, most of the time is to find the “long board” of these “barrels,” and then use a pragmatic perspective to see who is more practical.

For example, in this link’s performance comparison, the overall performance of the iPhone 11 Pro Max came in first, while the Honor V30 PRO telephoto performance is the most stable. We consumers can choose to buy actually do not have to care who ranked first or second, just according to their own needs (games, images, large screen, etc.) specific choice can be made.

The flagship products of various manufacturers are taking part in the cross-evaluation; however, due to their different positioning, there are differences in the tuning of software and hardware. The game between the phone’s battery life and the battery should be to some extent, 4000mAh battery cannot guarantee the completion of a full day of use, but with fast charging words, to a large extent to relieve power fear. Cell phone photography detail capture, color reproduction has been very powerful, light sufficient daytime differences will not be too great, night scenes require long exposure, and the need for a tripod has also increased. As for the public’s concern about 5G phones, most 5G products in 2019 only support non-independent networking, which means that they will not be in high demand.

I am responsible for the design and anti-shake two major panels, the first part of the highlights about the design has said a lot, but to say that the best design of 2019, this is really difficult to say, personally prefer frosted texture, and do not want fingerprint collector. However, cell phone design cannot be generalized because it involves UI interaction and user habits; the best design is always more than one, and some designs exist to cover up other flaws.

On the other hand, can 2019 be considered an anti-shake year in addition to the OIS optical stabilization that we previously focused on? This year’s electronic stabilization has been elevated to a new level in addition to the OIS optical stabilization that we previously focused on. Under the premise of continuous processor performance upgrading, as well as the popularity of short video, so that user demand for cell phone electronic anti-shake performance has increased significantly, the advantages and disadvantages of this year no longer need to be reviewed again, let us look forward to 2020, which aspect of the flagship phone may be a significant change?