After showing you a selection of the best value for money smartphones of the month, it is time to show you the best flagship smartphones of December 2019. In this article, you will find all the most interesting Chinese flagships released recently with top-class hardware specifications. These are phones you should opt for if you need the maximum performance and a real high-end specs sheet. If you need a flagship but you have a limited budget, you’d better check our value for money smartphones selection since it includes flagships as well, but only flagship smartphones available at affordable prices.
Best flagship smartphones of the month
Huawei Nova 6 5G
Last month Huawei announced the Nova 6 5G: one of its first 5G smartphones with a 5G integrated modem. It rocks a Kirin 990 chipset and it even provides a pretty nice camera experience thanks to a 40 MP triple camera including OIS and 3x optical zoom. You get even an amazing dual front camera considered the best selfie setup ever by DxOMark. The handset even sports a big 4200 mAh battery with a very fast charging technology reaching a 40W power. Android 10 is preinstalled and there is even a punch-hole display with very narrow bezels.
You can learn more about the Huawei Nova 6 5G by clicking here.
Honor V30 Pro
Honor V30 Pro is a very similar device to the Huawei Nova 6 5G, but there are a few differences besides the fact that it is a smartphone from Huawei’s sub-brand. The rear camera setup is slightly better than the one found on the Huawei Nova 6 5G, while the dual front cameras are the same. The battery is slightly smaller, but unlike the Nova 6 5G, it supports fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. You get the same Kirin 990 chipset with an integrated 5G modem and 8 GB of RAM. All with a starting price of just €500 in the Chinese market.
You can learn more about the Huawei Honor V30 Pro by clicking here.
OnePlus 7T Pro
If you have no limits of budget and you need the highest performance, then you should give a chance to OnePlus 7T Pro. It is one of the fastest smartphones out there thanks to its Snapdragon 855+ chipset, up to 12 GB of RAM, a UFS 3.0 native storage and even an amazing software optimization. It is perfect for gamers and all the power users. You even get one of the highest-quality displays in the market with a high Quad HD+ resolution (hard to find on Chinese flagship smartphones), a wide 6.67-inch AMOLED panel and a 90 Hz refresh rate. On the OnePlus 7T Pro you can also find more than 4000 mAh battery and a pretty nice 48 MP triple camera with OIS.
You can learn more about the OnePlus 7T Pro by clicking here.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
While OnePlus 7T Pro is the best alternative for performance lovers, Huawei Mate 30 Pro is definitely the best smartphone for you if you need the best photo quality. Thanks to its rear quad camera including two 40 MP sensors, OIS and 3x optical zoom, there is no flagship smartphone that can actually win the competition with the Mate 30 Pro. And how not to talk about the battery? It is a huge 4500 mAh unit providing a very long battery life and supporting both fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Huawei Mate 30 Pro even comes in a 5G variant featuring a Kirin 990 chipset with an integrated modem. The handset sports the new Horizon display with extremely curved borders and the side touch technology. Unlike most of the Chinese handsets, it is waterproof.
You can learn more about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro by clicking here.
Oppo Reno Ace
We just showed you two expensive flagship smartphones… Now it is time for an affordable flagship: Oppo Reno Ace. Despite carrying a killer price under €500, this device still provides amazing performance thanks to the awesome Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and UFS 3.0 internal storage. Another advantage is the presence of a 90 Hz display with HDR support and a 4000 mAh battery with the most amazing fast charging technology: SuperVOOC Flash Charge reaching power of up to 65W and charging the phone in just 30 minutes. Oppo Reno Ace even comes with a great camera department supporting OIS and a high-end 48 MP sensor.
You can learn more about the Oppo Reno Ace by clicking here.
Realme X2 Pro
Realme X2 Pro is a flagship killer just like the Oppo Reno Ace, but with a few differences. It retains the powerful Snapdragon 855+ chipset and the UFS 3.0 storage, but it loses the OIS for the rear camera and it uses a Samsung 64 MP sensor instead of a Sony 48 MP sensor as the main shooter. On the other hand, it offers an HDR10+ display with higher brightness. It packs a 4000 mAh battery and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers and it is even sold in the global market with a price tag starting from just €399.
You can learn more about the Realme X2 Pro by clicking here.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
If you can not afford Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G but you still want a 5G flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is the handset that will satisfy you. With the Snapdragon 855+ chipset and a 5G modem, it will deliver amazing performance and connectivity, supporting the latest 5th generation standards. For the rest, it seems like the vanilla Mi 9, but with a bigger 4000 mAh battery supporting 40W fast charging, 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
You can learn more about the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G by clicking here.
Asus ROG Phone 2
Last but not least, the king of gaming phones: Asus ROG Phone 2, with its RGB LEDs, the support to external accessories and, obviously, a top-class hardware department. It is fueled by the Snapdragon 855+ chipset and it has one of the most amazing displays out there with more than 100% DCI P3 coverage, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and 240 Hz touch sensing. You even get a mammoth 6000 mAh battery with the support of reverse charging.
You can learn more about the Asus ROG Phone 2 by clicking here.