Device reviews
    23 December 2019

    Megan Ellis

    Best of 2019: Must-have devices

    As the year draws to a close, we look at the best devices of 2019 across different categories. Here are the devices that made the biggest impression.

    The year is almost over and 2019 has been an interesting time for technology. Not only have we seen new innovations in device designs, but also a range of impressive hardware at more affordable prices. But what devices have proven to be among 2019’s best? Here are our top picks.

    Best premium smartphone: Huawei P30 Pro

    The Huawei P30 Pro offers all the perks of premium devices at a lower price than its major competitors. The Huawei P30 Pro’s design, battery life, camera and performance make it stand out as an exceptional choice for consumers. 

    Huawei P30 Pro

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    Best premium tablet: iPad Pro 11-inch

    While it was actually released near the end of 2018, the 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) consistently ranks among the best tablets for 2019. The device makes the best of the tablet form factor while delivering premium performance and an impressive display. 

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    Best laptop of 2019: Dell XPS 13

    The Dell XPS 13 is the full package when it comes to portability, performance and design. The laptop is the ultimate productivity device, with a great battery, impressive processing power and a lightweight form factor. While it’s not really suited to gaming, it’s a laptop that stands out on every other front.

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    Best overall smartwatch: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

    If you’re looking for a smartwatch with well-rounded features, standalone capabilities and numerous apps, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2. The watch features fitness tracking and LTE functionality that allows you to keep track of your messages, contacts and music – even when your phone isn’t with you. 

    Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 comes in many colours

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    Best fitness smartwatch: Huawei Watch GT 2

    The Huawei Watch GT 2, especially the Classic edition, is definitely one of the most attractive smartwatches of 2019. But it also carries impressive fitness tracking functionality, battery life and even a new stress tracking feature. The limited apps mean that it’s best suited for those who primarily want a smartwatch for activity tracking. However, this also means it comes at a lower price point than other major smartwatches.

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    Megan Ellis