Apple may have skipped flashy extras on this year's phones, but the iPhone 11 is the best midtier model the company's ever made.
The Galaxy S10E is a terrific value for a compact, powerhouse phone, although it can't beat the OnePlus 6T's $550 price.
Though not water repellant like the Moto G7, the Galaxy A50 is worth the extra $50 for its superior camera and enduring battery.
The Moto G7 is the best budget phone we've tried hands down.
Samsung closed the camera gap with rivals and created a top-of-the-line phone for people who want the best Android has to offer.
The Pixel 3A has the best camera for its price. But if a fast processor or more memory is your priority, get the OnePlus 6T instead.
The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for the price, delivering most of the advantages of the iPhone XS for hundreds less.
The OnePlus 7 Pro's camera, performance and price make it the go-to premium Android phone of 2019.
The Pixel 3's truly exceptional cameras and AI-powered call screening give it an edge on the other great phones in 2018's crowded winners' circle.
The Huawei P30 Pro's impressive camera skills and vibrant design easily beat the Galaxy S10 Plus and the Pixel 3, but political entanglements mean the phone won't come to the US.
The Galaxy S10 Plus is an outstanding phone for 2019, although serious photographers will find its nighttime camera shots lacking. Competition, including from the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, is mounting.
While we'd still recommend the iPhone XR first, the XS has some extras worth noting.
The LG G8 ThinQ is an objectively great phone, but with a high price tag and no standout features, it's not great enough to beat the Galaxy S10E.
The OnePlus 7T gives you premium specs and zippy performance at a value that's better than its Android rivals. But go for the OnePlus 7 Pro if you have the money.
The iPhone 8 has plenty of power under the hood, but lacks the extra camera features and design upgrade of the better iPhone 8 Plus and X.
The ultrapricey Note 9 is one of the year's best phones, but wait until Samsung announces its Galaxy Note 10 successor to make a decision.
The Galaxy S9 can still hold its own among 2019's smartphones, but wait for it to go on sale after the Galaxy S10 launch.
The Moto G6 is a sublime value, despite its minimal drawbacks.