5 Best Phone for Uber Driver in 2019

Uber is one of the well-known ride-hailing apps out there. Given the financial opportunities that this can open for drivers, it’s no surprise that more users are drawn towards it. But to be an effective Uber driver, you also need a phone that can help you navigate and even accepts trips from customers. When considering a new phone for your Uber, all you need to do is pick a device that has excellent GPS navigation, preferably a big display, and a loudspeaker to make sure you hear each word during voice-guided navigation.

ProductBrandNamePrice
GoogleGoogle - Pixel 3a XL with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Purple-ishBuy on Amazon|$429(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
HUAWEIHUAWEI P30 Pro Factory Unlocked International Version 128GB BlackBuy on Amazon|$719.9(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
RazerRAZER Phone 2Buy on Amazon|$373.48(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto G7 PowerBuy on Amazon|$199.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
LGLG G8 ThinQ LMG820TM (128GB, 6GB RAM) 6.1" 4G LTE AT&T, T-Mobile Unlocked - GSM ONLY (Carmine Red)Buy on Amazon|$394.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10Buy on Amazon|$857.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
SonySony Xperia 10 PlusBuy on Amazon|$389(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:33 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy A80 SM-A805F/DS Dual Sim (Factory Unlocked) 6.7" 128GB 8GB RAM (Ghost White)Buy on Amazon|$479.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

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We’re going to talk about some of these phones today to help you pick the right one. The choices aren’t plenty, so it should be easier to narrow down your choices and pick the best one. So without waiting any further, let’s have a look at our list.

5 Best Phone for Uber Driver in 2019

Google Pixel 3a XL

One of Google’s most recent smartphones (until the Pixel 4 arrives), the Pixel 3a XL was launched by the company earlier this year as a mid-ranged substitute to the popular Pixel 3 XL lineup. This is an excellent choice for Uber drivers thanks to the 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED display, allowing you to see every detail on the map. It also packs the octa-core Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of non-expandable storage, a 12.2MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and Android 10 (launched with Android 9.0).

Given that this is a Google phone, it is also bound to have a few unique software features underneath. Prominent among these is the Google Assistant support and the promise of 3 years of security updates since the time of the phone’s release. The phone packs a decent 3,700 mAh battery with 18W fast charging capabilities. This allows you to get up to 7 hours of usage with just a 15-minute charge. However, this feature is quite common in the industry today, so we’re not particularly surprised here. The Pixel 3a XL is available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Purple-ish.

Buy on Amazon|$429(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei might be going through some troubles with Google now, but that doesn’t change the fact that its phones still offer the best features as well as value for money. Keeping this in mind, the Huawei P30 Pro is worth considering. In terms of hardware features, the phone comes with a 6.47-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display with DCI-P3 and HDR10 support, giving it a serious advantage over most of its competition.

The phone is also equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, 128GB of expandable storage, 8GB of RAM, and an impressive quad-camera layout consisting of a dedicated TOF 3D camera, an 8MP periscope camera, a 40MP primary unit, and a 20MP ultrawide sensor. There’s an equally massive 32MP camera on the front. The phone packs a 4,200 mAh battery with 40W fast charging support. It can also offer fast wireless charging at 15W.

This is an unlocked smartphone for GSM networks globally which means it won’t be compatible with CDMA networks in the country. However, this is the case with most Huawei phones, so it’s not particularly surprising. The phone is available in Aurora, Black, and Breathing Crystal.

Buy on Amazon|$719.9(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

Razer Phone 2

When we talk about phones for Uber drivers, the criteria is fairly limited as we’ve mentioned already. However, the Razer Phone 2 is one phone which can surpass all expectations, while also being one of the best phones in the market right now. It comes with a big 5.72-inch IPS display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 580 nits. This alone makes this an excellent choice for Uber drivers as it can let you view every detail on the screen. As for the loudspeaker abilities, the phone is packed with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, ensuring you never miss a notification or a turn while using voice assisted navigation.

The Razer Phone 2 is also packing the octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC and is accompanied by 8GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, dual 12MP rear cameras, and an 8MP front camera. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and packs a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and 15W fast wireless charging. The Razer Phone 2 is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance.

Buy on Amazon|$373.48(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:31 ET)

Moto G7 Power

Moto phones are not quite making a dent on the mobile industry, but are still quite popular in the marketplace. This is because the company offers value-rich phones that don’t break the bank while not compromising on the hardware front either. The Moto G7 Power derives its name from the big 5,000 mAh battery under the hood, which supports 15W fast charging tech. The phone is also packing a 6.2-inch 1570 x 720 display, the octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC, 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a single 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera.

Customers get Android 9.0 by default here, while it is expected to see the Android 10 update when it is made available by Moto. What makes this ideal for Uber drivers is the fact that its speakers are loud, while the display and battery also complement the phone very well. Given the thickness of the phone, it can be easily attached to car docks or holders.

Buy on Amazon|$199.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

LG G8 ThinQ

LG’s early 2019 flagship, the G8 ThinQmay not have received the attention that it deserves, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still one of the best flagships in the market. The phone packs a 6.1-inch 3120 x 1440 P-OLED display with Dolby Vision. Further, the G8 ThinQ comes with dual rear cameras (16MP + 12MP) and dual front cameras which includes a standard 8MP sensor and a TOF 3D camera for features like face unlock and authentication. As you would expect, this phone packs the octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, Android 9.0 Pie, and a 3,500 mAh battery with 21W fast charging support.

The phone is just 8.4mm thick, which allows it to be used with practically any car dock or holder currently available. However, we recommend getting a car dock or any other accessory that is confirmed to work with the G8 ThinQ to be on the safer side. This smartphone is unlocked to work with T-Mobile and AT&T networks in the U.S. The retailer is currently offering the phone in Carmine Red with no other colors available as of now.

Buy on Amazon|$394.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

Samsung Galaxy S10

We now talk about one of the LG G8 ThinQ’s rivals from fellow South Korean OEM Samsung. The Galaxy S10 was launched earlier this year amidst much buzz and hype. Going by what we’ve seen so far, it’s safe to say that the phone has lived up to its promise pretty well. The Galaxy S10 packs a 6.1-inch 3040 x 1440 Dynamic AMOLED display with support for HDR10+. The phone is also sporting the octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC, 128GB of expandable storage, 8GB of RAM, a triple camera layout on the back consisting of 12MP + 12MP + 16MP sensors, a 10MP single front camera, and Android 9.0 Pie.

The Galaxy S10 is also packing a 3,400 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. The phone can also offer fast Qi/PMA wireless charging at 15W. The phone also introduces an under display fingerprint scanner and a ton of software features like Bixby and Samsung DeX. The phone is currently available in Flamingo Pink, Prism Blue, Prism Black, and Prism White colors on Amazon.

Buy on Amazon|$857.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Sony’s Xperia offerings haven’t quite made a mark on the American markets, but the company is hoping to change that with the Xperia 10 Plus. This is a large smartphone with a 6.5-inch 2520 x 1080 IPS panel, accompanied by the octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset. The phone is also packing 64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP + 8MP rear dual camera layout, a solitary 8MP selfie camera, Android 9.0 Pie, and a 3,000 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

In typical Sony style, the phone is also accompanied by a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. This smartphone is unlocked to work with GSM networks in the U.S. and also carries American warranty. The phone is currently offered in Black and Silver colors. Be sure to have a closer look at this product on Amazon.

Buy on Amazon|$389(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:33 ET)

Samsung Galaxy A80

This is Samsung’s most recent mid-range offering and something that can suit Uber drivers the best. It has a large display real estate with the 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. There’s a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display, while there’s also a motorized rotating camera module which acts as both the rear camera and the selfie camera. Other features of the phone include 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, the octa-core Snapdragon 730 processor, Android 9.0 Pie, and a 3,700 mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging tech.

Samsung mentions that the Galaxy A80 comes with Dolby Atmos sound, which should offer incredible performance from the loudspeaker. This phone is unlocked to work with GSM networks in the U.S., which leaves out CDMA networks like Verizon and Sprint out of the equation. The retailer is currently offering the smartphone in Phantom Black, Angel Gold, and Ghost White colors. This could well be one of the best phones for Uber drivers, considering the features it comes with as well as the pricing.

Buy on Amazon|$479.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

ProductBrandNamePrice
GoogleGoogle - Pixel 3a XL with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Purple-ishBuy on Amazon|$429(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
HUAWEIHUAWEI P30 Pro Factory Unlocked International Version 128GB BlackBuy on Amazon|$719.9(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
RazerRAZER Phone 2Buy on Amazon|$373.48(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto G7 PowerBuy on Amazon|$199.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
LGLG G8 ThinQ LMG820TM (128GB, 6GB RAM) 6.1" 4G LTE AT&T, T-Mobile Unlocked - GSM ONLY (Carmine Red)Buy on Amazon|$394.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10Buy on Amazon|$857.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)
SonySony Xperia 10 PlusBuy on Amazon|$389(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:33 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy A80 SM-A805F/DS Dual Sim (Factory Unlocked) 6.7" 128GB 8GB RAM (Ghost White)Buy on Amazon|$479.99(Price as of 10/22/2019 11:34 ET)

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