With so many alternative Android telephones on the market, it may be complicated to know what the perfect Android telephone for you is. In order for you a brand new smartphone (and you don’t need it to be an iPhone), then you definitely’ve come to the fitting place with our record of the perfect units operating Google’s software program.
Mainly all non-iPhone smartphones run on Android, so this record has a variety of crossover with our record of the best smartphones. On the time of writing, an Android telephone takes the primary spot in that record with different Android handsets taking over all however three of the opposite 14 slots, so there are many glorious Android telephones to select from.
Our choice beneath consists of some pretty expensive Android telephones as a result of they have an inclination to have the perfect specs and options. Nonetheless, with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday simply across the nook on November 27 and November 30 respectively, we’re hoping to see some good reductions on a few of these Android telephones.
Whereas there is not any assure which telephones shall be diminished, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20 vary looks like the almost definitely candidate to see a worth reduce or two which is handy given how extremely we have ranked them. Regulate this information for the perfect costs on the included telephones, and on our Black Friday phone deals information for all the perfect handset provides throughout that occasion.
We’ve included all the Android world’s huge hitters like Samsung and Google beneath, in addition to newer contenders like OnePlus and Xiaomi.
The Sony Xperia 5 II, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and OnePlus 8T are a number of the more moderen additions. Plus, we anticipate upcoming telephones to characteristic on this record quickly, with the Samsung Galaxy S21, OnePlus 9 and extra coming within the new yr. For now although, these are the 10 best Android telephones you should purchase proper now.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus are – together with the Galaxy S20 Ultra – Samsung’s newest and best flagship telephones, so it’s no surprise they high this record.
Whereas the S20 Plus has a slight specs edge, because of a bigger 6.7-inch display screen, a much bigger 4,500mAh battery, a fourth digital camera lens (for depth-sensing) and optionally extra storage, they’re largely very comparable telephones, in order that they’re match to share the highest spot.
Each have a extremely succesful digital camera array, with 12MP normal, 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 the earth you’re) and as much as 12GB of RAM.
Additionally they each have a surprising 1440 x 3200 show with a refresh charge of as much as 120Hz. On the time of writing that is arguably the perfect display screen you’ll discover on any smartphone.
The design is premium too, and so they’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 things, however they’re actually the perfect Android telephones general.
Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 review
Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review
The OnePlus Eight Professional is the newest and best OnePlus handset, and it comes very near difficult the perfect Samsung telephones.
Its display screen can rival them the truth is – with its 120Hz refresh charge and crisp decision, the OnePlus Eight Professional has top-of-the-line 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, comparable to water resistance and wi-fi charging.
Its cameras arguably can’t fairly match these of the perfect telephones – however they arrive shut, and the value is the very best but for a OnePlus telephone – however nonetheless decrease than some top-end handsets. All in all although, this can be a beautiful effort.
Learn extra: OnePlus 8 Pro review
Oppo’s most premium smartphone to this point reaches our record of the perfect Android telephones, and with a top-end show, digital camera and construct, it does so in type.
The Discover X2 Professional’s show is its actual promoting level with a excessive decision, 120Hz refresh charge, huge dimension and software program to make it nice for taking part in video games, viewing motion pictures and TV or scrolling via social media.
The telephone’s excessive specs are matched by a super-high worth although, because it’s one of many priciest units on this record, and that is why it is not rating greater up. In case you can look previous the excessive worth, nevertheless, the Oppo Discover X2 Professional is unquestionably value your consideration, and we might advocate it as the perfect Oppo telephone and one of many high Android units you should purchase proper now.
Learn extra: Oppo Find X2 Pro review
Samsung’s newest super-premium smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely, with superior options, a great-looking display screen, and particular options for the S Pen stylus which comes included within the telephone, that provide you with added versatile methods to make use of your gadget.
Positive it is costly, and fairly large, and does not even have all of the bells and whistles of the Galaxy S20 Extremely. However these weaknesses are made up for with loads of benefits.
This can be a actual top-end telephone with high specs in each sector, so in case your price range (and hand) can stretch for it, the Samsung Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely might actually be one value contemplating.
Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review
Motorola does not typically have its smartphones hit our rating of the perfect Android telephones, since its units are typically extra reasonably priced handsets, however the Edge line modified that.
The Motorola Edge Plus has an ideal show with curved edges (therefore the identify), top-end specs from its processor to digital camera, and all of the options that make Motorola distinctive like its Moto Actions.
The telephone is fairly expensive which can put some off, and in some regards it does not attain different top-end telephones, however general it is a gadget that you must contemplate if you happen to like type and high specs.
Learn extra: Motorola Edge Plus review
The OnePlus 8T won’t provide a ‘wow’ issue, missing a headline characteristic, however it makes up for it by being solidly reliable and providing principally all you could possibly want at a eager worth level.
One notably neat characteristic for the value is that OnePlus has squeezed in an AMOLED panel that has a quick refresh charge of 120Hz, which ensures that it seems to be nice it doesn’t matter what you are doing. Impressively, that is to not the detriment of its battery life both, simply sustaining a cost throughout a full day’s use.
The OnePlus 8T would possibly lack a couple of finer particulars like wi-fi charging and a high-end digital camera however, for probably the most half, it is all fairly competent and we’re huge followers of its lovely display screen.
Learn extra: OnePlus 8T review
The Xiaomi Mi Observe 10 most likely isn’t a telephone you’ll hear many individuals speaking about, however it deserves to be, as that is Xiaomi’s masterpiece.
It has an excellent penta-lens digital camera setup, headlined by a 108MP snapper, plus a powerful AMOLED display screen, speedy charging, and a curvy design that makes it comfy to carry.
The place 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 a large 5,260mAh one we discovered this to be pretty common. However this isn’t a telephone that’s going to interrupt the financial institution, so these are points that we will forgive.
Learn extra: Xiaomi Mi Note 10 review
The Galaxy S20 Extremely is, certainly, extremely – billed as the final word Samsung telephone because of top-of-the-line specs on paper. It is an evolution of the max-specced Samsung Galaxy S10 5G from final yr, although the Extremely’s execution is not the perfect.
It could include the perfect specs, however it’s a really costly handset and it has a couple of flaws that imply it is not totally well worth the worth bump like you might anticipate it to be.
That mentioned, if you happen to’re searching for all of the top-end options obtainable on a Samsung telephone together with the pheomenally highly effective 100x zoom characteristic you might need to go for the Extremely over the opposite Samsung units on this record.
Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review
The Sony Xperia 5 II is basically a smaller, cheaper tackle the Sony Xperia 1 II, however regardless of its lower cost that is nonetheless a high-end telephone.
There’s no scarcity of energy from its Snapdragon 865 chipset and 8GB of RAM, and whereas its 6.1-inch display screen isn’t as sharp as some, it has a 120Hz refresh charge, so the telephone feels silky easy in operation.
The Sony Xperia 5 II additionally has glorious rear cameras, together with a 12MP important one, a 12MP ultra-wide one, and a 12MP telephoto one, with 3x optical zoom.
Plus, its comparatively small dimension makes it a lot simpler to make use of with one hand than the Sony Xperia 1 II, so until you notably desire a huge handset it’s arguably the higher purchase.
Learn extra: Sony Xperia 5 II review
Whereas the Samsung Galaxy Observe 10 Plus might not high our record of the perfect Android telephones anymore, that is solely as a result of it has been crushed by its successor. Saying that, it is nonetheless value contemplating if you happen to’re searching for a brand new Android telephone.
There’s rather a lot to like in Samsung’s Observe phablet, from its lovely 6.8-inch display screen to the highly effective selfie digital camera and the S Pen stylus which transforms your smartphone expertise.
Positive, the cameras aren’t nearly as good because the Huawei P30 Professional, and the physique leaves a bit to be desired with its large body and slippery design, however that is nonetheless an ideal smartphone if you happen to can abdomen the value.
Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review
The OnePlus Eight is relatively proven up by the OnePlus Eight Professional, however it’s nonetheless an ideal telephone in its personal proper, because of its equally high-end energy (you’re getting the identical Snapdragon 865 chipset) and lower cost.
The OnePlus Eight additionally helps 5G as normal and has a 90Hz refresh charge on its 6.55-inch 1080 x 2400 display screen – specs that aren’t fairly a match for the OnePlus Eight Professional, however are nonetheless first rate.
There’s a giant 4,300mAh battery right here too, with help for quick charging, plus an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a triple-lens digital camera, and as much as 12GB of RAM. Not like its Professional sibling this isn’t fairly a rival to the perfect Samsung and Apple handsets, however at what it prices it doesn’t must be.
Learn extra: OnePlus 8 review
On the lookout for the perfect deal on one of many telephones above? We have put collectively this comparability chart so that you can use to seek out the choice that fits you finest.