Our ranking of the best Android phones is never static, since new Android smartphones arrive on the market all the time. With other noteworthy phones such as the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11, and Asus ROG Phone 5 all making recent debuts, it is not difficult to find fresh choices.
In summary, there are a large number of fantastic Android devices on the market now, and they are just increasing in number. We have compiled a list of the most popular devices, which you can see at this article.
These devices have been sourced from a wide variety of brands and from different price points, so almost everyone should be able to find something they like here.
The best smartphones on this list may still be excellent options for the foreseeable future. When you choose a phone here, you have nothing to fear.
1. Samsung Galaxy S21
With the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is preparing a top-of-the-line, premium flagship for 2021. The phone is really amazing. The Note’s greatest feature, which was only previously available on top-of-the-line Galaxy S-series devices, is now available on an S-range phone for the first time.
While lacking the camera features described above, this is still a fantastic smartphone, featuring a superb quad-lens camera that can achieve a maximum of 10x optical magnification. We also dubbed it the greatest phone camera zoom when we reviewed it.
On the front of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, you’ll find a curved edge-to-edge 6.8-inch screen.
In addition to this, on the screen you get the QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate together for the first time on a Samsung phone. It’s one of the best of its kind on the market, which is what makes it suitable for a top-of-the-line Samsung screen.
2. OnePlus 9 Pro
In the past, OnePlus phones have used lesser-quality components in order to keep the phone priced cheaper than competitors. That is no longer the case with the OnePlus 9 Pro. While it’s not yet in the same class as the rest of the high-end handsets, it’s a clear top pick.
A high-quality 120Hz screen, together with an all-around top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, huge batteries with quick charging, and a premium metal and glass build complete with water resistance: That’s the finest OnePlus photography phone there is.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is the first fruit of a new relationship with Hasselblad, and Hasselblad’s skills shine through.
This state-of-the-art technology means the OnePlus 9 Pro is more costly than before, but the point in favor of it is that you receive tremendous value for your money.
3. Samsung Galaxy S21
Compared to the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S21, the S21 has a lot more going for it, but it is the most basic and inexpensive model in the line.
As expected of a luxury smartphone, the triple-lens camera has three lenses: a primary lens, a telephoto, and an ultra-wide. All of them did well, too.
On top of that, it offers a high-end power supply, excellent battery life, and a high-refresh AMOLED screen. It is much smaller than other S21 models, so it is good if you do not want a large phone.
Additionally, the S21 is the least expensive member of the lineup, and thus, it’s really a little bit on the cheap. The screen quality, though, has been cut down to HD+ from Full HD, and the phone’s back panel is made of “Glasstic” rather than actual glass.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ULTRA
The ultra-premium Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is one of the latest Samsung smartphones, combining sophisticated capabilities with a great-looking screen, as well as unique functions to help with the S Pen pen that comes installed with the phone.
Of course, it is costly, and rather large, and does not feature all of the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s bells and whistles. On the other hand, the shortcomings are offset by a number of positives.
This is a top-of-the-line phone with top-of-the-line features in every area, so if your budget and hands can accommodate the price, you should seriously consider buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
5. Xiaomi Mi 11
Despite the Xiaomi Mi 11 having the Mi 11 Ultra listed above it, it is not the best Android phone in the Xiaomi Mi 11 range. Instead, that title goes to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, but it is still a fantastic device. It features state-of-the-art power and a powerful camera.
What is truly surprising about the X100 is that it boasts a 108MP f/1.9 lens and a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide lens, which both work well, but the camera’s highlight is actually its 5MP telemacro snapper, which performs from a distance considerably greater than the macro cameras on most smartphones.
A 6.81-inch 1440 x 3200 AMOLED screen is also included on the Xiaomi Mi 11, and both wired and wireless charging may be utilized.
However, for what it’s worth, the Xiaomi Mi 11’s real battery life was very poor in our tests, and we also would have liked to see a telephoto camera included, but other than that, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a fantastic flagship.
6. Oppo Find X3 Pro
With its own money, the Find X3 Pro is still an outstanding phone.
In addition to the features and specs you’d expect in a premium smartphone, the HTC One M9 has a 120Hz display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset, lots of RAM, a large battery that charges quickly (either wired or wirelessly), water resistance, and a premium-looking design with a different camera block design.
The camera is a 4-lens affair, with a 50MP primary f/1.8 lens, a 50MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 13MP telephoto f/2.4 lens, and a 3MP macro lens.
On the surface, it may seem that this macro snap is only a cheap trick, but in fact, it is what Oppo calls a “microlens,” which is created for extremely close-up photographs that are like microscope images. The primary selling point of this phone is its unique function, which you won’t find on other smartphones available at the time of publication. That feature may be the primary factor in your decision to purchase this phone at its premium price.
7. Realme GT
In our list of the best Android phones, Realme’s first-ever phone is the Realme GT, a smartphone with some amazing features, which comes in at a very attractive price.
The phone features a powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset that can charge the phone at up to 65W, a Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and wireless charging.
The finest aspect of the phone is its design. You know this since you’re now viewing the image below the description. This phone has a colorful faux-leather back which is broken up by a racing stripe black streak.
For the price, the phone has just about all of the top specifications. However, its lack of strong cameras or high-resolution displays holds it back. This is a good choice if you don’t want to spend the price of a super-powerful Android phone.
8. Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus
With the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus alongside the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Galaxy S20 series is, in a word, Samsung’s major flagship smartphone for 2020.
The S20 Plus has a little difference in specifications; in particular, it has a 6.7-inch screen, a 4,500mAh battery, a fourth camera lens (for depth-sensing), and more storage, but they are close enough in features to warrant sharing the same space.
On the face of it, both phones boast state-of-the-art camera arrays: normal 12MP, ultra-wide (28MP) and telephoto (120MP). Additionally, both have powerful silicon: a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 processor (depending on geography) and up to 12GB of RAM.
A class difference: Though the displays have similar sizes and resolutions, they both feature incredibly high refresh rates, resulting in an image that is exceptionally fluid.
These phones are not only both luxurious and loaded with capabilities, including reverse wireless charging, 5G, an on-screen fingerprint scanner, and water resistance, but they are also consistent in style. Although they are no longer the greatest things, they are far from it.
9. OnePlus 9
The OnePlus 9 is a subpar device when compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro, but it is also far less expensive, and it may be argued that it maintains the essence of the more expensive OnePlus 9.
It keeps the Hasselblad name, which is synonymous with advanced photography equipment, and also has the same camera technology as the OnePlus 9 Pro — only missing the telephoto camera on the phone.
Just as with its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 is just as powerful as the 9 Pro, and its screen is just slightly below par but is still quite good—it is a 6.55-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
This phone charges rapidly (with a power output of 65W), and has an in-screen fingerprint sensor as well as a glass back. Although the OnePlus 9 includes a plastic frame, which may be considered less apparent than a plastic rear, you’re unlikely to feel robbed because the phone has a more aesthetically pleasing design.
10. Asus ROG Phone 5
A bit more niche as a gaming phone, the Asus ROG Phone 5 excels at gaming, and is thus also a good all-around smartphone.
It’s top-of-the-line performance on a Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 16GB of RAM, and the screen’s 144Hz refresh rate is fantastic, even if it’s not quite as crisp as some. The 6,000mAh battery lasts a long time, charges at 65W, and is filled with amazing speakers.
Considering that the ROG Phone 5 is primarily a gaming phone, it isn’t surprising that its cameras are nothing to write home about. As with many gaming phones, it also has a terrible look that a lot of people will despise. However, if you are in the market for a powerful smartphone that shines in gaming and other media, while offering value to the rest of the industry, it is a top contender.