Samsung Galaxy S10+ wins Readers' Favorite Phone of H1 2019 award: here are the full rankings

Samsung Galaxy S10+ wins Readers' Favorite Phone of H1 2019 award: here are the full rankings
Which is your favorite new phone from the first half of 2019?

We have had dozens of great new phones launch on the market, but a few names stood out. Last week, we asked you, our dearest readers, to select your favorite phones of the most popular models and the results are now in.

And we have a winner, a phone that has pulled ahead of the competition and is easily noticed.

And the winner is... Cue drumroll... The Samsung Galaxy S10+. Samsung's largest phone of the S10 series has amassed the most votes in our poll and wins the competition with 24% of the votes.

Not far behind it in terms of votes comes the OnePlus 7 Pro. The "never settle" phone got 16% of your votes and emerges as the second most-favored phone in this time period.

Third, comes the Huawei P30 Pro with 13.5% of the votes. This phone with the unique periscope style camera that provides 5X native zoom and gives you 10X quality hybrid zoom, more than most phones out there.

Which is your favorite new phone from the first half of 2019?

Asus Zenfone 6
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Honor 20 Pro
Honor View 20
Huawei P30 Pro
LG G8 ThinQ
Moto G7 family
Nokia 9 PureView
OnePlus 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Sony Xperia 1
Xiaomi Mi 9
ZTE Axon 10 Pro

At number four, we have the Xiaomi Mi 9, the affordable Snapdragon 855 flagship that brings all the flagship essentials in a price under $500. The Mi 9 has gotten nearly 10% of your votes.

At number five, we have the Sony Xperia 1, a newly launched phone that has impressed us with the camera.

What we find particularly interesting is that further down the list, at numbers 6 and 7 we have the two other Galaxies, the regular S10 with 6% of the votes and the S10e with 5.2%.

We also found it curious that the trendy Google Pixel 3a series of phones ranked further down the listing and could not make it in the top 5 despite the impressive camera performance.

Finally, at the bottom of our rankings you can find Huawei offshoot Honor. It seems that Honor is just not very popular among readers as their phones got less than 1% of our votes despite the excellent value for the money that the provide.


So there you have it: the Galaxy S10+ is the winner and deservedly so: the phone looks great, has an awesome camera and offers a lot of versatility with support for things like microSD card expansion and a 3.5mm headphone jack

What we found somewhat surprising is just how quickly companies like OnePlus have captured the hearts of users, while traditionally strong brand names like LG, for instance, have quickly lost traction, at least in this poll.

What do you think, is this a fair ranking of the best new phones out there? And why have you chosen the phone you did vote for?



6. Dbosss unregistered

I like the way phonearena ignored apple phones, else it would have been disasters in comment section. Phonearena should make one more poll including iPhones, just to make it more entertaining :D

10. User123456789 unregistered

All phones listed are from 2019.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4412; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Comprehension is a challenge for you I assume?

13. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Which iPhones were released in 2019?

15. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which iPhone was new in the first half of this year?

17. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not that it matters. Even if the iPhone were included, the S10+ would have won the poll. Then the usual swollen sphincter crew would have been screaming about this site being overridden with Samsung fanboys.

2. User123456789 unregistered

Considering that Samsung is the one that sells more android flagships, of course they would win. Even if they bring a device worse than other brands like Apple does.

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1112; Member since: May 27, 2011

Not necessarily. Users around here are a community of enthusiasts after all that read about the best phones and make decisions based on that.

4. User123456789 unregistered

Well Victor, here where I live if any site make this same pool Samsung will win for flagship and Motorola wins for midranges. If we check the marketshare Samsung is #1 and Motorola is #2. People usually will vote for brand, not the for what device brings in the end.

8. Icent55

Posts: 82; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

People choose brand and Not what the device brings at the end?....what device brings more to the table than the s10+ ?

9. User123456789 unregistered

Best screen? No Best battery endurance? No. Fastest? No Takes the best photos? No Records the best videos? No Has best audio? No Fastest Finger scanner? No Most durable? No , only the 5G has GG6 both sides Best design? No Screen can be used at 100% area? No In 2014 s5 would win same pool, no matter being worse than G3, Z2 and X2

12. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm wondering, which phone checks all these boxes you just mentioned? And I mean, all of them, being the best at everything you just mentioned.

5. User123456789 unregistered

Can you guys check if Xperia 1 has 120Hz all the time or if it works for games only or locked down again to 60Hz like previous? XDA found out XZ Premium had 1080p 120Hz mode locked by kernel, then they realized almost all phones since X were 120 too, even 1080p midranges.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not what he asked you. He asked what phone is best in every category you mentioned. The S10+ is near the top in every category, with the possible exception of ruggedness. It won because it's the most complete device available. But what does it matter? It's just a poll. Why get so worked up? You can still buy whatever device you like best.

1. BCMWorld

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Well deserved Sammy

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