While many websites have reviewed some of the best-selling smartphones launched in 2018, there are quite a few buyers who haven’t placed their purchase orders citing affordability issues. However, 2019 seems like a good year to reconsider these gadgets as prices are expected to drop and there are chances that low price mobile, in the form of refurbished gadgets might arrive in the market. What’s interesting to note is that we would start zeroing in on some of the most high-end smartphones launched in 2018 before selecting the most popular one for buying in 2019. Top-of-the-line gadgets would be on our priority list as there is no point waiting for the mid-tier handsets in 2019 when there are low priced flagships, up for grabs.
1st Choice: iPhone Xs
Any discussion regarding popular smartphones would be incomplete without mentioning Apple. Therefore, iPhone Xs is expected to be one of the more sought after devices in 2019 as it was launched right at the end of 2018 and was extremely pricey to begin with. This is more of an incremental upgrade to the iPhone X albeit with a similar design and screen real estate. However, Apple made significant improvements to the chipset, camera, and even the storage options. For those who would be interested in purchasing this high-end device in 2019, iPhone Xs flaunts a 5.8-inch Super Retina, OLED panel— featuring true Tone display technology. The A12 Bionic chipset is a decent upgrade in comparison to iPhone X’s A11. While the 64GB variant is currently retailing at $999, the prices are expected to drop once we reach mid-2019. Companies like Togofogo are expected to be the first ones to showcase the refurbished units pertaining to this high-end device. As far as the positives are concerned, the iPhone Xs shelters a superfast processor, extremely powerful front shooter, and diverse storage options for the customers. However, the pricing has always been a major drawback and the refurbished units are expected to retail at 60 to 70 percent of the original price.
2nd Choice: OnePlus 6T
Here is a top-of-the-line smartphone that was launched recently i.e. in November 2018. While OnePlus 6T is still a high-end device, it is extremely affordable as compared to the likes of iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max. This smartphone brand, originally touted as a flagship killer, is quite popular when it comes to offering powerful devices at extremely competitive rates. However, if purchasing OnePlus 6T is still difficult for certain buyers in 2018, 2019 might just be the good time to reconsider this device. Packed with specs like in-display fingerprint sensor, AMOLED display, and facial recognition—the refurbished version of OnePlus 6T might just cost a lot less as compared to the packaged one. Overall OnePlus 6T is an inexpensive yet high-end device which might fall short of certain expectations courtesy the lack of wireless charging support, lack of a waterproof chassis, and absence of a headphone jack.
3rd Choice: Google Pixel 3
For someone who is solely interested in exceptional camera-centric performances, waiting for the Pixel 3 to get cheaper in 2019 might just be the best option. What fits perfectly is the powerful shooting interface clubbed intelligently with AI features. Needless to say, Google Pixel 3 is one of the costliest smartphones that was launched in 2018 and getting the refurbished model for a substantially slashed price in 2019 seems like a win-win situation for everybody. However, some buyers might even opt for used devices as for a device as pricey as the Pixel 3, even the refurbished models might be in the ballpark of the original OnePlus 6T. That said, if a buyer is planning to get hold of the best possible android smartphone, only a few would be able to match the feature sets of the Pixel 3, more so the shooters on offer. The call screen flexibility followed by stock android support is the best feature on offer. However, there have been a few complaints regarding the lack of ample storage facilities, average battery life, and below average sunlight visibility.
Now when we have enlisted the most popular smartphones launched right at the end of 2018, it’s time for the buyers to assess their financial position and make buy calls, accordingly.