Android gift guide: The best gifts in 2019

Ready to start holiday shopping? If so, check out this 2019 gift guide for the Android lover in your life.


Image: OnePlus

We’re back again. The holiday commercials are running nonstop, radio stations are playing all your favorite songs of merriment, and one or 12 channels is streaming A Christmas Story 24/7.

Ho. Ho. Ho.

If you’re shopping for a gift for an Android fan, where do you start? You start with this gift buyer’s guide.

Before downing another cup of eggnog, let’s get to the gifts.

SEE: Gift Guides for Techies (TechRepublic on Flipboard)

A brand new phone 

Why not go big? Santa Claus big. Every Android user loves the idea of getting a new device. So this time, get your favorite Google fan what might well be one of the two best Android devices on the market: The Samsung Galaxy S10 or the OnePlus 7T. Which one, you ask, is best for your loved one or friend?

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10: If they want what may be the best display on the market, an outstanding camera, and blazing fast performance. Cost: $789.
  • The OnePlus 7T: If a flagship phone at a non-flagship phone price) with near Galaxy S10 performance, minus wireless charging and average battery life, fits the bill. Cost: $599.

Either one of these phones will please your Android buddy, but if you want that smile to linger into the New Year, the Galaxy S10 is the way to go.

A wireless charger

If your recipient has a phone that supports wireless charging and they don’t yet have a wireless charger (or could use a second), this is a great buy. Why? Because wireless charging is fast and convenient. Any super busy professional would be more than thrilled to add a bit of convenience to their world. But which one to get? There’s one company that never fails to disappoint in this arena and that’s Anker. Anker’s PowerWave 10 Stand is elegant, highly functional, and comes in at a moderate price…