2019 started with Samsung’s Galaxy S10 being awarded DisplayMAte’s highest ever A+ grade. It surely came as no surprise when the Galaxy S10+ also received high praise throughout the year for having a stunning Quad HD+ AMOLED Infinity-O display, which resulted in its inclusion in the top “Best Of” lists reviewing the best smartphones of the year.
The Galaxy Note10+ also did great last year. The smartphone was awarded the ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ from DisplayMate. It constantly received positive feedback from reviewers and is commonly considered among the best 2019 flagships. The Galaxy Note10+ also received one of the highest scores of the year in a test by independent benchmark setters DxOMark. The test, comparing the low light camera performance of four leading smartphones, ranked the Galaxy Note10+ 5G first in the ultra-wide category for Best Smartphone Cameras of 2019.
In tests by independent Consumer Association publication Which?, the Galaxy S10 5G took the top spot, followed by the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and the Galaxy S10+ which stand alone as the only smartphones to achieve a score of 90% or higher. Both the Galaxy S10 and Note10, as well as all their variants, are given the “Best Buy” badge of approval.
Sales aside, 2019 was a good year for Galaxy smartphones in terms or recognition and awards. Samsung still leads the smartphone market but is being closely trailed by Huawei who surpassed Apple in overall 2019 Smartphone sales. All this might change in the upcoming months due to the effects the Huawei ban might have on the company’s sales.