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Best Android phone: Samsung, OnePlus, Google, and more fight for your votes



Are the latest iPhones just not doing it for you? Well, you’ve got a ridiculously wide selection to choose from in the Android market to compensate. To help you make the choice, we’ve reviewed the best of the best. Read below for a quickfire round-up and make your choice on what you think is the best Android phone.

The Android market has always been extremely diverse but, with the emergence of ultra-premium devices, strong mid-range phones and tremendously capable budget handsets in 2020, you’re absolutely drowning in choice.

Whether you want the most stylish and innovative phones that might sap your wallet but will leave you looking good, or want a decent camera and display for under £400, the options have made it into our best Android phone list. Samsung, OnePlus, Google, Realme and Oppo are the key contenders, all of which have brought their A-game.

User-voted Best Android Phone

While we’ve provided you with all of our expertise, from our short and sharp summaries below to the full Android phone reviews, we are leaving the all important verdict up to you – the reader. Place your vote below and make sure to check back for more additions to the list as well as to see how your favourite is doing.

 

 


Best Android Phones Technical Specifications

You’ve read our short assessment of each handset based on user experience, and these are the cold hard facts from screen size to battery and more, so that you can make sure that your choice fits your needs best. If you mainly use your phone to watch videos or play games then you might want a larger screen, but if you often find yourself on the go, then a bigger battery might be the best bet.

PhoneDimensions (Inches)Battery SizeScreenStorage
Google Pixel 4a5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 In3,140mAh5.81 Inches128GB
Oppo Find X2 Pro6.50 x 2.93 x 0.35 In4,260mAh6.70 Inches512GB
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 In4,500mAh6.5 Inches128GB / 256GB + up-to 1TB microSD
Google Pixel 55.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 In4,080mAh6 Inches128GB
One Plus 8T6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 In4,500mAh6,55 inches128GB / 256GB
Realme X50 5G6.45 x 2.98 x 0.35 In4,200mAh6.57 inches128GB
OnePlus 8 Pro6.51 x 2.93 x 0.33 In4,510mAh6.78 inches128GB / 256GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 in4,500mAh6.9 inches256GB / 512GB up-to 1TB microSD

Best Android Phones Camera Specifications

The camera is one of the biggest reasons to buy — or not buy — a certain phone. In this table you’ll find the tech specs for the snappers boasted by each of our selected smartphones, which gives you a good idea of the different shooting options you’ll get. While this tells you a valuable part of the story, you’ll only get the full picture when you read our reviews based on extensive hands-on experience.

PhoneMain CameraFront Facing Camera
Google Pixel 4a12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
Oppo Find X2 Pro48 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

13 MP, f/3.0, 129mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, 5x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS

48 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, AF
32 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm (telephoto), 1/4.5″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.0″, 1.12µm
32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
Google Pixel 512.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS

16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
One Plus 8T48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS

6 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm

5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
Realme X50 5G48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF

8 MP, f/2.3, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
OnePlus 8 Pro48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1/1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 116˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF

5 MP, f/2.4, (Color filter camera)
16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

12 MP, f/3.0, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF

Best Android Phones Release Dates

It’s important to consider when the phone that’s taking your eye was actually released. If it’s around a year old, the new version could be on the horizon soon and you might want to wait. If it’s hitting the six-month mark then keep your eyes peeled for cut-price deals so you don’t have to pay the full whack. 

We keep our best Android phones list regularly updated, so all the devices in our list are from the very latest generation of cutting-edge tech.

Phone Release Date
Google Pixel 4a 03 August 2020
Oppo Find X2 Pro 06 March 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 23 September 2020
Google Pixel 5 30 September 2020
OnePlus 8T 14 October 2020
Realme X50 5G 08 July 2020
OnePlus 8 Pro 14 April 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 05 August 2020

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