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.
|Phone||Dimensions (Inches)||Battery Size||Screen||Storage|
|Google Pixel 4a||5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 In||3,140mAh||5.81 Inches||128GB|
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||6.50 x 2.93 x 0.35 In||4,260mAh||6.70 Inches||512GB|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 In||4,500mAh||6.5 Inches||128GB / 256GB + up-to 1TB microSD|
|Google Pixel 5||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 In||4,080mAh||6 Inches||128GB|
|One Plus 8T||6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 In||4,500mAh||6,55 inches||128GB / 256GB|
|Realme X50 5G||6.45 x 2.98 x 0.35 In||4,200mAh||6.57 inches||128GB|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||6.51 x 2.93 x 0.33 In||4,510mAh||6.78 inches||128GB / 256GB|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra||6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 in||4,500mAh||6.9 inches||256GB / 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.
|Phone||Main Camera||Front Facing Camera|
|Google Pixel 4a||12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm|
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||48 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 FE||12 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 5||12.2 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 8T||48 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 5G||48 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 Pro||48 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 Ultra||108 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.
|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|