Android Authority spent last week roaming the streets of Barcelona, looking for the most important and best ads from the MWC 2019. The foldable phones and the 5G were undoubtedly the main themes of the show, but this n & # It was not all: concept products, mixed-reality headsets and even phones with gigantic batteries made their appearance.
We've compiled a list of our top 10 products from the series, from 5G accessories to high-speed charging accessories. In no particular order, here Android Authority choice for the best of MWC 2019.
Nokia 9 PureView
HMD Global does not often launch phones capable of competing with the best, but when it does, it seems to impress us every time. The Nokia 9 PureView is the latest device of this type, offering a stellar design and a total of six cameras. Seriously, check out the full list of Nokia 9 specifications here.
Read and watch: Practical use of the Nokia 9 PureView: five cameras target the magic of mobile
He does not win one of our Best of MWC 2019 awards just because of his six cameras. One of the best aspects of this phone is its price. You can buy the Nokia 9 in March for about 599 euros, which, frankly, seems like a good deal.
Huawei Mate X
The foldable phones are all the rage at the MWC 2019, and the Huawei Mate X is one of the best, not just according to us, but according to you, our dear readers!
Read and watch: Huawei Mate X first look: flexibility 5G in a foldable form factor
The Huawei Mate X has been designed a little differently than other folding devices. Rather than presenting the larger folding screen on the inside, the Mate X's 8-inch folding OLED screen is on the outside. This means that when you fold it into a traditional phone form, you will have a screen on the front and on the back. We think this gives a more elegant design, although this can be at the expense of sustainability.
It's expensive, but it's so cool. That's why the Huawei Mate X wins one of our Best of MWC 2019 awards.
Oppo 10x optical zoom
A few days before the start of the MWC 2019 officials, Oppo unveiled its 10x lossless zoom camera system.
This 10x zoom technology is achieved with the new Oppo triple camera system, which includes a 48 MPa main sensor, an ultra-wide 16 MP sensor, and a 10x zoom telephoto lens. Find out how it works in this video.
The fact that Oppo could integrate this technology into a smartphone without making it extremely bulky is impressive. We can expect to see it on the next smartphone of Oppo, which should come out in the second quarter of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone a few days before the MWC 2019, but we still list it on our list.
Foldable smartphones are always a new category of products, each company seems to have a different vision How the device should bend. Samsung's device opens like a book and has a dynamic OLED display inside. When it's closed, there's a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel in the front.
Even though many companies are announcing collapsible phones this year, Samsung is certainly one of the – if not the most – polished phones. You can find out more about the Galaxy Fold here.
Microsoft HoloLens 2
Microsoft has recently announced a follow-up of its future HoloLens helmet from 2015 and makes the second version smaller and more affordable. Well, we would not call $ 3,500 "affordable", but it's a step in the right direction.
Built of carbon fiber, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 has been designed to be worn for hours without it being necessary to remove it. It can follow users' eyes and hands, allowing them to "touch" virtual objects and interact more easily with menus. In addition, Microsoft has more than doubled HoloLens' field of view this time – a welcome change for users of the first HoloLens.
The best part? HoloLens 2 will have many practical applications. Real-time collaboration with virtual avatars has improved, allowing a person in the medical field to more easily examine patients.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus
We have long been waiting for the launch of the Galaxy S phone, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It's finally here and the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus could be two of the best smartphones to launch this year.
Read and watch: Samsung Galaxy S10 at your fingertips: Samsung's latest flagship products set new bar
Again, these were launched a few days before the MWC, but we could not do not include them. They have some of the most sophisticated specifications on all smartphones, triple back cameras that sound like an improvement over last year's models, and Samsung's wonderful One UI software with Android Pie. Finally, these screens. Samsung manufactures the best OLEDs on the market and the screens in the Galaxy S10 range are fantastic.
Overall, we have so far enjoyed the use of the Galaxy S10 Plus and we look forward to presenting our comprehensive review.
Sony Xperia 1
Only until the last MWC did Sony begin to change its smartphone design philosophy. Now that he is experimenting with new form factors and designs, we could not be happier.
The new Sony Xperia 1 is here, bringing a 4K 21: 9 OLED display and a large, complete datasheet. We are still waiting for information on prices and availability, although we know that the aircraft will land in the late spring.
Read and watch: Sony Xperia 1 at your fingertips: Kissing the big screen
In the interest of transparency, we discussed the inclusion or not of Xperia 1 on our list. Since our software experience is very limited, we can not guarantee anything about the phone software. However, we were impressed by what we saw from the device. That's why we included it in our list.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
We were already impressed by the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, but the company announced a 5G variant at the MWC 2019.
We know, a lot companies announced 5G phones in Barcelona this year. The fact is that most of them are much too expensive, but it is not necessary. Xiaomi knows it and has evaluated the Mi Mix 3 5G at a reasonable price of 599 euros.
Read and watch: Review of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: the old is new again
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G comes with all the features of the Mi Mix 3 vanilla, and more. It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 this time, as well as a larger battery of 3,800 mAh.
Huawei Matebook X Pro
Last year, Huawei seduced the world of technology with the MateBook X Pro, a high-end ultraportable clearly positioned to face the Apple MacBook. At MWC 2019, the company has presented a worthy successor. The new Huawei MateBook X Pro is not a big change from last year's model, but the internal hardware has been upgraded quite well.
Read and watch: Practical work with Huawei's stylish MateBook X Pro (2019)
The MateBook X Pro is now powered by an Intel Core i7 8565U processor, an Nvidia MX250 graphics processor and several other upgrades. The most important is a USB-C compatible Thunderbolt 3, capable of generating a 40 Gbps output. This should allow much better performance of external video cards.
The new model simply deserves the prize because it requires an already excellent formula and gives it a boost, offering consumers a Windows version of the Macbook Pro for Windows for less than $ 700.
Xiaomi 20W wireless charging pad
Wireless charging has long been a convenience that takes time. It's nice to put your phone on a charger without having to fiddle with the cables, but the extra time you have to wait for your phone to charge is not. Fast wireless charging is fortunately a common thing for a while, but most fast wireless chargers will cost you around $ 100.
Xiaomi's promise of 5% profit margins means that the company will not charge more for its products, which can sometimes highlight the relief caused by the level of brands from other manufacturers. At just over $ 25, the Xiaomi 20W Wireless Charger fits perfectly to your budget.
Read and watch: Xiaomi Mi 9: The latest flagship technology at a reasonable price
Unfortunately, you will only receive a standard 18W charger in the Xiaomi Mi 9 box. If you use the 20W wireless charger, you will also get a wall outlet that, plugged directly into the phone, delivers a maximum load of 27W. The best of both worlds for $ 25? We will take it.
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