Pixel 4 not recommended for purchase.
Choosing the definitely the best smartphone of the year is an impossible task. Everyone has different evaluation criteria, different preferences and requirements. In the end, someone simply does not like this or that design.
However, the opinion of major thematic publications can be taken as a guideline. For example, The Guardian experts called the OnePlus 7T Pro the best smartphone of the year, which is quite expected, since this model, along with the OnePlus 7 Pro, is considered the most optimal by many.
The source called the iPhone 11 Pro the best smartphone with iOS, the Huawei P30 Pro the best camera phone, the OnePlus 7T the best available, but the Samsung Galaxy S10 got the title of best compact smartphone, which is strange. Firstly, there is the Galaxy S10e, which is more compact and offers almost everything the same, and secondly, the same iPhone 11 Pro is at least lower, although it’s slightly wider and thicker: 144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm versus 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm for the Samsung model.
In addition, the source identified a number of smartphones for second place. These are the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max, Galaxy S10e and S10 +, Note10 +, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Google Pixel 4 XL and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
But the Pixel 4, Razer Phone 2 and Sony Xperia XZ3 source does not recommend.