Finding an Android phone that meets all your needs can be quite the task thanks to the massive number of phones that have entered the market in the last year. It isn’t uncommon for consumers to get swayed by looks, commercials, or competitive pricing.
Lucky for you, we put in multiple hours to compare to creme de la creme of Android phones based on their designs, cameras, memory, battery life, price and so much more, to bring you our top 5 choices:
Google Pixel 4A and Pixel 4A 5G
When we say the Pixel 4A ranks the best overall, we really do mean it. It is easily the best cheap phone, the best budget camera phone, the small phone, making it the best Android phone.
Better and cheaper than its predecessor, the new Pixel 4A shares the flagship main camera that enables users to snap excellent photos, even at night! Its long-lasting battery, massive 128GB storage, and 5.8-inch OLED screen add to its smooth usage experience.
What sets them apart from other all-glass phones? Their super-durable polycarbonate bodies, not to forget about their headphone jacks!
The only downsides for this phone are that it doesn’t come with wireless charging, lacks water resistance, and doesn’t let users expand their internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is a little more than 2X the price of the Google Pixel 4A but comes with a host of improvements compared to its predecessor. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip offers a near-flawless performance, a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, as well as wireless charging, 5G support, water resistance, and so much more. The latest Galaxy comes with a wide range of cameras – a 12-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel zoom, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide—giving you results that are very similar to the picture quality of phones like the iPhone 12 and the Google Pixel 5. Luckily, the matte plastic back keeps it safe from shattering if dropped and the 6.2-inch screen size is just the right size!
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
If you’re looking for the best camera on a smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is a match made in heaven. Its five cameras perform brilliantly during the day as well as night (thanks to a dedicated Night mode). The two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras allow for HQ optical zoom at 3X and 10X magnification, letting you get closer to the objects, yet still getting crisp shots.