What’s the very best Android phone for you? If you desire a new smartphone (and don’t desire it to be an iPhone), then you’re in the correct place with our checklist of the highest units working Google’s software program.
In truth, principally all non-iPhone smartphones run on Android, so this checklist has a whole lot of crossover with our checklist of the very best smartphones altogether. And on the time of writing, an Android phone takes the primary spot in that checklist with different Android handsets taking over all however three of the opposite 14 slots.
So there are a great deal of nice Android phones to select from, and that checklist retains getting longer on a regular basis. However, the very best Android phone for you gained’t essentially be the very best for everybody, since budgets and different wants will play a task.
Our choice beneath principally consists of pretty expensive Android phones, since they have an inclination to have the very best specs and have. We’ve included the entire Android world’s large hitters like Samsung and Google, in addition to newer contenders like OnePlus and Xiaomi.
The Sony Xperia 1 II, OnePlus 8 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Note 10, and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are a number of the newest additions. Plus, we would anticipate upcoming phones to function on this checklist quickly with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, OnePlus 8T and Google Pixel 5 on the horizon.
For now although, these are the ten biggest Android phones you should purchase proper now.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus are – together with the Galaxy S20 Ultra – Samsung’s newest and biggest flagship phones, so it’s no marvel they prime this checklist.
While the S20 Plus has a slight specs edge, because of a bigger 6.7-inch display, an even bigger 4,500mAh battery, a fourth digicam lens (for depth-sensing) and optionally extra storage, they’re largely very related phones, in order that they’re match to share the highest spot.
Both have a extremely succesful digicam array, with 12MP customary, 12MP ultra-wide, and 64MP telephoto sensors, and each even have top-end energy, because of a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 chipset (relying on the place on this planet you are) and as much as 12GB of RAM.
They additionally each have a surprising 1440 x 3200 show with a refresh fee of as much as 120Hz. At the time of writing that is arguably the very best display you’ll discover on any smartphone.
The design is premium too, they usually’re each packed stuffed with options, like reverse wi-fi charging, 5G, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and water resistance. They may not fairly be the perfect at all the pieces, however they’re actually the very best Android phones total.
Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 assessment
Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus assessment
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the most recent and biggest OnePlus handset, and it comes very near difficult the very best Samsung phones.
Its display can rival them in truth – with its 120Hz refresh fee and crisp decision, the OnePlus 8 Pro has among the finest shows you’ll discover on a smartphone.
It additionally has a top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, extra RAM than you’ll know what to do with, and many of the different flagship bells and whistles, akin to water resistance and wi-fi charging.
Its cameras arguably can’t fairly match these of the perfect phones – however they arrive shut, and the worth is the best but for a OnePlus phone – however nonetheless decrease than some top-end handsets. All in all although, this can be a gorgeous effort.
Read extra: OnePlus 8 Pro assessment
Oppo’s most premium smartphone thus far reaches our checklist of the very best Android phones, and with a top-end show, digicam and construct, it does so in type.
The Find X2 Pro’s show is its actual promoting level with a excessive decision, 120Hz refresh fee, large dimension and software program to make it nice for enjoying video games, viewing films and TV or scrolling by way of social media.
The phone’s excessive specs are matched by a super-high value although, because it’s one of many priciest units on this checklist, and that is why it is not rating increased up. If you can look previous the excessive value, nonetheless, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is certainly price your consideration, and we would suggest it as the very best Oppo phone and one of many prime Android units you should purchase proper now.
Read extra: Oppo Find X2 Pro assessment
Samsung’s newest super-premium smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, with superior options, a great-looking display, and particular options for the S Pen stylus which comes included within the phone, that give you added versatile methods to make use of your gadget.
Sure it is costly, and fairly enormous, and does not even have all of the bells and whistles of the Galaxy S20 Ultra. But these weaknesses are made up for with loads of benefits.
This is an actual top-end phone with prime specs in each sector, so in case your price range (and hand) can stretch for it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra could actually be one price contemplating.
Read extra: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra assessment
Motorola does not usually have its smartphones hit our rating of the very best Android phones, since its units are usually extra reasonably priced handsets, however the Edge line modified that.
The Motorola Edge Plus has an ideal show with curved edges (therefore the title), top-end specs from its processor to digicam, and all of the options that make Motorola distinctive like its Moto Actions.
The phone is fairly expensive which could put some off, and in some regards it does not attain different top-end phones, however total it is a gadget that you should contemplate if you like type and prime specs.
Read extra: Motorola Edge Plus assessment
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 in all probability isn’t a phone you’ll hear many individuals speaking about, however it deserves to be, as that is Xiaomi’s masterpiece.
It has an outstanding penta-lens digicam setup, headlined by a 108MP snapper, plus a powerful AMOLED display, speedy charging, and a curvy design that makes it comfy to carry.
Where it falls down somewhat is in efficiency, because it’s packing a mid-range Snapdragon 730G chipset, and in battery life, as regardless of having an enormous 5,260mAh one we discovered this to be pretty common. But this isn’t a phone that’s going to interrupt the financial institution, so these are points that we will forgive.
Read extra: Xiaomi Mi Note 10 assessment
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is, certainly, extremely – billed as the final word Samsung phone because of top-of-the-line specs on paper. It’s an evolution of the max-specced Samsung Galaxy S10 5G from final 12 months, although the Ultra’s execution is not the very best.
It could include the perfect specs, however it’s a really costly handset and it has just a few flaws that imply it is not solely well worth the value bump like you could anticipate it to be.
That mentioned, if you’re searching for all of the top-end options out there on a Samsung phone together with the pheomenally highly effective 100x zoom function you could need to go for the Ultra over the opposite Samsung units on this checklist.
Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra assessment
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus could not prime our checklist of the very best Android phones anymore, that is solely as a result of it has been overwhelmed by its successor. Saying that, it is nonetheless price contemplating if you’re searching for a brand new Android phone.
There’s rather a lot to like in Samsung’s Note phablet, from its lovely 6.8-inch display to the highly effective selfie digicam and the S Pen stylus which transforms your smartphone expertise.
Sure, the cameras aren’t pretty much as good because the Huawei P30 Pro, and the physique leaves a bit to be desired with its enormous body and slippery design, however that is nonetheless an ideal smartphone if you can abdomen the worth.
Read extra: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus assessment
The OnePlus 8 is fairly proven up by the OnePlus 8 Pro, however it’s nonetheless an ideal phone in its personal proper, because of its equally high-end energy (you’re getting the identical Snapdragon 865 chipset) and lower cost.
The OnePlus 8 additionally helps 5G as customary and has a 90Hz refresh fee on its 6.55-inch 1080 x 2400 display – specs that aren’t fairly a match for the OnePlus 8 Pro, however are nonetheless first rate.
There’s a giant 4,300mAh battery right here too, with assist for quick charging, plus an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a triple-lens digicam, and as much as 12GB of RAM. Unlike its Pro sibling this isn’t fairly a rival to the very best Samsung and Apple handsets, however at what it prices it doesn’t have to be.
Read extra: OnePlus 8 assessment
Sony phones attain our greatest lists occasionally, and the corporate’s newest, the Sony Xperia 1 II (‘one mark two’) has simply scraped into our rating.
The Sony Xperia 1 II has an extended physique because of its 21:9 display, which can be 4K so content material seen on it is going to look nice. It’s additionally received three highly effective rear cameras, and a long-lasting battery life that’ll please individuals who do not need to consistently cost their phone.
These top-end specs are matched by a staggering value, which will postpone most individuals simply searching for an ordinary Android phone, as its price trumps most iPhones and lots of different phones on this checklist.
But if you’re within the Sony Xperia 1 II’s distinctive options, like its show or its film-making instruments, you would possibly have the ability to look past the fee.
Read extra: Sony Xperia 1 II assessment
Looking for the very best deal on one of many phones above? We’ve put collectively this comparability chart for you to make use of to seek out the choice that fits you finest.