These Are the Features Your Next Smartphone Should at Least Have in 2019
Every year, smartphone brands release new models with features and specs to beat those of last year’s. With the growing plethora of options and continuously evolving specs and features, what you deemed cutting-edge yesterday might be outdated today.
If you’re a power user, you won’t settle for anything less than a smartphone with top-of-the-line capabilities. And if you are on the lookout for such a phone in 2019, these are essentially what you need to keep an eye open for:
It needs to be fast—really fast.
Today’s top phones have the computing power of fully loaded laptops. It may seem too much, but when you consider the fact that we use our phones for just about anything, it starts to make sense and you realize why your device deserves the best chipset and connectivity available.
Take, for example, what the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has under the hood: the all-new Kirin 980, an octa-core CPU that is built to deliver an excellent gaming experience with even the most advanced titles; other tasks and basic daily operations should be a piece of cake.
The Mate 20 Pro also supports the fastest internet speeds and can switch from Wi-Fi to cellular data seamlessly. Simply put, connectivity won’t be a problem.
It needs a camera delivers high-quality images.
Modern smartphones don’t just have cameras—they are cameras. A high-end device in 2019 should have the kind of camera that can stand toe-to-toe with professional equipment.
The Mate 20 Pro boasts a camera system comprised of three cameras altogether: one 40-megapixel camera, one 20-megapixel camera, and one 8-megapixel camera powered by an advanced camera software; and an ultra-wide Leica lens. The performance of these three lenses is equivalent to that of a 16-270mm lens. They work together to give you excellent macros and super-wide landscape photos, aside from stunning portraits that have become a Huawei standard.
It needs a battery that can handle simultaneously running apps all day.
A smartphone, no matter how powerful, is a brick when discharged. In 2019, a smartphone should last you at least a day—or longer —even if you leave applications on your phone running simultaneously. It should also charge fully in minutes.
The Mate 20 Pro is, as in most other ways, ahead of the pack here: you can get up to 70 percent in 30 minutes via Huawei Supercharge, and up to 30 percent in 30 minutes via Huawei Wireless Quick Charge. With the Wireless Reverse Charging feature, it can also reverse-charge, which means it can act as a power bank using its 5000mAh battery.
It needs efficient, secure biometrics capabilities.
A flagship phone in 2019 needs biometrics features that you can utilize for all your accounts. The Mate 20 Pro, for its part, has face unlock and an on-screen fingerprint sensor. Both are snappy and reliable, so all your info is always secure and easy to access.
It needs to look good.
Specs and features may be the heart of the matter, but you can’t dismiss the value of desirable form factor. A smartphone, after all, is something you’re going to hold and brandish for at least a couple of years.
The Mate 20 Pro has a curvaceous, flowing, and futuristic design, and a 6.39-inch body that is curved on all sides, allowing the screen to stretch from one edge to another. This is the same screen you'll use as your viewfinder when taking photos using the P20's advanced camera system, which with its sleek and compact layout, delivers outstanding results without compromising the phone's design.
The placement of cameras at the back is inspired by the layout of headlights on a luxury sports car and is based on a principle that marries purpose and functionality with design to deliver maximum performance.
The glass back has a Hyper Optical Pattern lends an iridescent effect to the exterior, which comes in Twilight, Pink Gold, or Emerald Green.
If you want to reward yourself this yuletide season or if you want to get someone a gift, consider the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as an option.