Latest Smartphones of 2019: Samsung, LG & Google Battle it Out

Those looking for the latest smartphones of 2019 have to check out the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, LG V50 ThinQ, and LG G8 ThinQ. These cell phones have it all: style, power, and a wealth of fun features. Not sold yet? Check out these amazing phones below, and you'll see what all the hype is about.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung S10 trio consists of new and revamped devices that are sure to delight Samsung newbies and aficionados alike.

Galaxy S10

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is bigger and grander than ever. Designed with an Infinity-O, all-screen edge design, the screen size is an impressive 6.1 inches in length. With a bigger screen comes an even bigger, long-lasting battery, standing at 3,400 mAh. This phone features a triple-camera system. The front-facing camera on the S10 is a bit different from the usual. The lens is located on the right corner of the screen, and it is much more pronounced than other Samsung models.

Other features include an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner located on the bottom edge of the device, a MicroSD slot, and a 3.5mm headphone port. The gigabyte capacity of the S10 can be purchased in 128 GB and 512 GB. Color options include Prism Green, Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue.

Pricing

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S10 depends on gigabytes. The price range starts at 128GB memory for $899.99 and the 512GB goes for $1,149.99.

Galaxy S10+

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is similar to the regular S10 but includes extra features and a plethora of thumb-tapping, finger-scrolling room. The screen is slightly bigger than the S10 and considerably larger than its predecessor, the S9. It measures in at 6.4 inches and features Quad HD+ AMOLED technology for stunning and vivid picture quality. As for the camera features, this device houses two front-facing cameras with a large O-shaped lens located on the righthand corner of the screen, as well as a panel of three rear cameras for a triple-lens delight. The combination of these five lenses allows for the Live Focus feature to perform better than ever. The different lenses run on a 12-megapixel OIS system, with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. To unlock the phone and all of its immense features, owners can use the Ultrasonic Finger Scanner, which is moved and relocated to the bottom edge of the screen. This is a difference from the S9 location on the back of the phone. Additionally, this device houses an enormous battery with a 4,100 mAh capacity.

Other features include Wireless Power Share and a 3.5 mm headphone port. The S10+ is still compatible with wireless headphones as well. Colors include Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, and Flamingo Pink.

Pricing

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S10+, like the S10, also depends on gigabytes. Pricing starts at 128GB memory for $999.99. For 512GB memory, it's $1,249.99. For 1TB? $1,599.

Galaxy S10e

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the smallest of the bunch, with a perfect screen size of 5.8 inches. Just like its siblings, the S10e features a beautiful Infinity-O display, which fills every corner with a vivid and colorful screen. Unlike its siblings, the S10e has a flat display. In the top right-hand corner of the screen lies the O-shaped, front-facing camera lens. On the back lies a panel of two rear-facing cameras, featuring one 16-megapixel lens and one 12-megapixel lens powered by a premium OIS system.

Other features include a large, 3,100 mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone port, and wireless headphone capability. The entire device is powered by a state-of-the-art Exynos chipset. Color options include Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink.

Pricing

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S10e varies. For 128GB memory, the price is $749.99. For 256GB of memory, there is an additional $100.00 charge with any major cellular carrier. The Samsung Galaxy S10e does not offer 512GB memory.

Galaxy Note 10

Features

Fans can say goodbye to headphone jacks and a physical button to activate the Bixby virtual assistant with Samsung's newest addition to the Note lineup. With slightly curved edges, front-facing centered selfie camera, and a stainless steel frame, the company has tweaked the Note's design to make it both sleeker and more durable than previous releases. As for size and display, this phone boasts a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 2280 x 1080 resolution supported by a 3,500 mAh battery and Android 9.0 Pie software.

Pricing

Pricing for 8GB starts at $949.

Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Features

The Note 10 Plus also ditches the headphone jack and physical Bixby button. Besides also being sturdier with a stainless steel frame and sporting a front-facing center 10MP camera, this device has some impressive rear cameras. On the back of the Note 10 Plus, users can find four cameras: a wide-angle 12MP, ultra-wide-angle 16MP, telephoto 12MP, and a 3D depth-sensing one. This is all powered by an impressive 4,300 mAh battery that should also make wireless charging a little faster than in previous models. Paired with an AMOLED 6.8-inch screen with a 3040 x 1440 resolution, this device is designed to impress both longtime Android fans and newcomers alike.

Pricing

Pricing for 12GB starts at $1,099.

LG V50 ThinQ

Looking at the latest smartphones, there's no denying that there's a techy aesthetic to the LG V50 ThinQ. This LG is a direct upgrade from its predecessor, the LG V40. The specs don't lie: this device has been built to impress.

Design

LG has announced this 6.4-inch, OLED QHD+ display smartphone will be IP68-rated and have military-drop protection. Just below the fingerprint sensor and camera array are 3 pogo pins to clip on the LG Dual Screen attachment. All in all, the display looks to be rich and clear.

Camera and Battery Life

This device is set to be released with a rear triple-camera array system, where the super-wide camera will be 16mp, the standard will be 12mp, and the telephoto will be 12mp. Despite the richness-to-texture the standard camera displays, there's still lacked distortion at the edges from the wide-angle camera. The front-facing cameras consist of an 8mp standard camera and a 5mp camera. Generally, these cameras produce fine photos; however, some complain that the portrait mode may not work as best expected.

Looking on the other side, the LG V50 comes with a boosted battery life amounting to 4000mAh that can support the power required for 5G capability. The phone is also fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset so it can run smoothly. This feature is the main reason why the V50 will be heavier and thicker than the V40, hitting the scale at 6.46 ounces and 0.33 inches.

Pricing

Since the LG V50 is going to be upgraded with a spectacular camera and 5G capabilities, some estimate that the average price should be within the $1,000 territory.

LG G8 ThinQ

LG has delivered with the elegantly designed ThinQ. Equipped with a 6.1-inch, edge-to-edge AMOLED touch screen using Gorilla Glass 5, LG has gone all out with this model, bringing it an air of opulence. The display is picturesque with a resolution of 1440 by 3120 pixels, and 16M combined with Dolby vision to give users a clear image.

Design

The front display is notched at the top to provide space for the cameras, rather than the speaker, which is integrated into the screen through LG CSO (Crystal Sound OLED) technology. These advances, coupled with the boom box, provide loud stereo sounds. The back is imprinted with the G8 ThinQ logo and consists of a fingerprint sensor over the glass to bring a distinctive high-tech feel to the phone. The bottom consists of a USB Type-C port and a headphone jack with active noise cancellation to complete the outer presentation of the phone. Color options include Carmine Red and the new Moroccan Blue and Aurora Black.

Camera

The back is equipped with two camera sensors, with the standard 12-megapixel f/1.5 sensor coupled with the 16-megapixel f/1.9 full range sensor. Fitted with LED flash, HDR, and panorama, the phone can give a maximum of 2160p image quality. This proves that LG means business on the camera front. The front camera carries most of the juice inapplicability. The front "Z" camera is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor with infrared and is capable of recognizing facial and air gestures.

But that's not all: the front camera can assess air motions without touching the phone. For example, the Hand ID lets the phone recognize the user through the hand's vein patterns. In other words, someone can simply hold their hand over the phone and lift it slowly; the phone opens up instantly through recognition.

Power

The G8 ThinQ is a beast of a machine in terms of performance. The phone is fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an octa-core processor and GPU Adreno 640. It runs on the latest Android version 9.0 (Pie) and has 128 GB ROM and a RAM of 6GB. Expandable capabilities provide up to 512GB.

Pricing

Prices may vary based on several factors, but the average cost for this slick phone is a cool $850.

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen

A smartphone with two functional screens? It's like your beloved early 2000s flip phone got a 2019 upgrade.

Design

The most notable feature of this phone is that you can purchase a second screen for it. When upgraded to the LG Dual Screen, you'll get a foldable, flippable phone with two fully operational 6.4" screens. Whether it's for gaming or work, multitasking has never been easier.

Camera

What can you find on an LG G8X? a 32MP front camera and two rear cameras: one ultra-wide and one standard.

Power

Everything is powered by a 4,000 mAH battery, meaning it can last longer than previous iterations of this device.

Pricing

You can expect to pay around $699 for the LG G8X ThinQ. Depending on the carrier, you can either receive the Dual Screen for free. If the Dual Screen is not included, you can expect to pay roughly $200 for the extension.

Google Pixel 4

If you're a fan of Androids or previous Pixels, you'll likely enjoy the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL. With new technologies to make this phone more efficient and fun, there's a lot to love with these phones.

Design

The two versions (4, 4 XL) both sport sleek designs. The 4 is 5.7" x 2.7" x 0.3" and the 4 XL is 6.3" x 2.9" x 0.3". Unlike previous offerings, you won't find a notch at the top of the screen, but rather a bezel.

Camera

The cameras are the stars of this lineup. Both have rear-facing dual cameras, with one being 12 MP and the other 16 MP with 2x zoom. The camera system is now updated with Live HDR+ and can take better low-light images thanks to its Night Shade mode.

Power

Everything is powered by a Snapdragon855 processor and 6GB of RAM. The result? Speedy function. For charging, you can use either the USB-C port or wireless charging.

Pricing

The Pixel 4 starts at $799 and the Pixel 4 XL at $899 for the 64GB option. The 128GB options start at $899 for the 4 and $999 for the 4 XL.

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