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Buyer’s guide March 2019 – the best phones money can buy

Here are some of the top smartphones you can buy today that offer the best price to performance ratio. Not only with power but also in terms of overall features and aesthetics.

“Big and beautiful” – typically, what you would describe the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It’s clearly one of the biggest phones in the market topping in at 6.38 inches but it is certainly one of the most gorgeous also. The screen despite its size is a QHD+ OLED Screen with curved edges and slim bezels.

Build quality has always been Huawei’s biggest strength, especially with their flagship line-up. And in the Mate 20 Pro, you are treated with the best materials available along with drop resistance on both sides of the phone.

Huawei’s very own flagship chipset, the Hisilicon Kirin 980 powers this behemoth, along with 6GB RAM and 128 GB of storage. It also has a giant battery that can last two days of heavy use and supports a 40W Super Charger plugged in and a 15W wireless charging.

Security has also been improved, with the availability of 3D face recognition. You can often see this on the iPhone like notch in front of the phone. This is also in combination with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

At the back is also a very powerful Camera from Leica, and has been improved to take better low light shots and also comes with a lot of video and photo customization option

Reasons not to buy it?

  • It’s big, so you get the picture
  • Huawei’s heavily customized Android 9 is not for everyone

Availability?

Check out the Huawei Mate 20 price over at Banggood

The OnePlus 6T has always been regarded as the “Flagship Killer”, ever since it launched. It also offers one of the best price to performance ratio of any smartphone you can find, showing exemplary performance coupled with stable software and an all-around solid design.

The OnePlus 6T doesn’t costs much now, currently you can get it at less than $500, which is probably the best bargain you can get right now.

One thing you should know, is that the OnePlus 6T is a huge phone, measuring 6.41-inch OLED Screen, with slim bezels and a curved edge. The front camera also resembles that of a tiny window peak notch.

Top of the line hardware powers the OnePlus 6T, Qualcomm’s finest chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with 6/8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage option. It also comes with a huge 30-hour battery underneath.

Oxygen OS, which I think is still one of the best and most stable OS, is quick, smooth and very responsive. OnePlus also guarantees two years of software updates as well as security patches.

It also has the cutting edge in-display fingerprint scanner, which is blisteringly quick and highly accurate. And to top it off, the phone also comes with Dual SIM Support and fast Dual Band Wireless.

Probably the biggest downside, is that it no longer is a flagship killer, the camera has not had its share of success compared to the competition and the lack of waterproof rating is a big thumbs down also.

Reasons not to buy?

  • It is a huge phone, so not to everyone’s taste
  • No Waterproof Rating
  • No wireless charging support
  • Camera is a bit dated compared to other competition

Availability?

Check out OnePlus 6T pricing in Gearbest

Check out OnePlus 6T pricing in Banggood

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is probably the company’s first slider phone. Meaning, it takes a different approach on solving the all screen dilemma, where to put the front camera. Xiaomi has managed to do this by hiding the whole selfie camera at the back of the screen in a slide out option. It looks cool and gimmicky.

The phone also sits in competition to other phones such as the OnePlus 6T and the Huawei Honor 20 Pro. The hardware boasts similar power and features to these phones, coming up with a Snapdragon 845 and 6/8 GB RAM options and up to 128 GB storage. The phone also supports wireless charging via Qi

It also comes with a beautiful 6.39-inch AMOLED with the edges curved and bezels slim. It also manages to maintain a notch less screen and they managed to do that with the unorthodox but also cool way of hiding the front camera.

All in all, it has 4 cameras, 2 at the rear and 2 also at the front. It does take good photos but nothing exemplary and the camera features still lags behind other competitions.

Connectivity is strong with a high performing dual band wireless system and dual SIM Support

Probably the biggest downside of this phone is the OS, Miui is heavily customized, but still not as good compared to other rivals such as the Oxygen OS from OnePlus. It looks more like a budget version of iOS.

Reasons not to buy?

  • It is a huge phone, so go figure
  • I don’t know how long the sliding camera option will last, hopefully much longer
  • The Miui experience is not for everyone

Availability?

Check out the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 availability at Gearbest

Check out the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 availability at Banggood

to be continued…

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