The Best Android Phones on the Market Right Now
When Google purchased a small company known as Android Inc., they hoped to give Apple some competition in the mobile industry. They started releasing Android-operated smartphones within a couple of years, and by 2017, more than 80 percent of all smartphones sold globally utilized the Android operating system. While Apple is still a dominant figure in the industry, Android has taken over the world with developing technology in cars and television sets.
Are you ready for a new Android smartphone? If so, you have a lot of choices in today’s cluttered market. To help, we’ve highlighted a few of the best options to give your research a jump start.
Google Pixel 3
The Google Pixel 3 is all about capturing the world around you. The phone is loaded with a superior-quality camera and 4K video capabilities. Users capture stunning images and videos and easily upload them to social media or take advantage of unlimited storage through Google Photos. You can even add animated pictures and other fun details to your photos.
The Night Sight feature allows bright nighttime pictures without the use of a flash. A good flash can light up the night and make it look almost like daytime, but you get a different effect with Night Sight. Your nighttime images will look like they were shot at night, but you will see everything clearly. Imagine capturing Christmas lights and ambiance lighting without losing the nighttime appeal.
Google also loaded the Pixel 3 with an advanced security chip that protects your passwords and personal information from hackers. Add an adaptive battery that learns your behaviors — and you have a great Android smartphone designed to match any lifestyle.
- Battery life up to 24 hours
- Superior video and picture quality
- Night sight feature
- 4K video capability
- Advanced security chip
- Bluetooth connections don’t always work properly
- Price is prohibitory for some users
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung eliminated the front home button for the S10, creating an extended screen that functions completely by touch. If you’ve held your finger in place on other phones while patiently waiting for a fingerprint lock to register your print, this phone will save you some time. The fingerprint lock is built into the screen, so your phone will open with just a single touch.
The advanced technology doesn’t end there. Wireless PowerShare allows your Galaxy S10 to function as a charger for other Galaxy devices and some phones. Simply touch your S10 to the other device and watch it power up the other device quickly.
Some Android phones also require you to wait when switching from a Wi-Fi connection to your phone’s network. Samsung cut out that wait time with an upgrade that allows the S10 to switch from Wi-Fi to LTE without pause. When you go out of your Wi-Fi connection’s range, the switch happens without you even noticing.
With virtually no input lag and multiple built-in lenses for the camera, the S10 is the dream phone for high-tech users.
- Wireless PowerShare
- Fast Wi-Fi
- Little to no input lag
- Built-in camera lens
- The international model has some limitations in the U.S.
OnePlus 7 Pro
It’s tough to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy line and the official Google phones, but OnePlus has the technology to make it happen.
The OnePlus 7 Pro features a sleek design with crystal screen clarity and high-resolution imagery. The screen extends from one curved edge to the next, ensuring you don’t miss a detail when watching videos, browsing social media, or playing games.
With a 90Hz refresh rate and an AMOLED display, you can expect to swipe your way from one screen to the next without delay. Charging is also a fast process. You can go from dead to fully juiced in about 20 minutes.
Do you like taking pictures with your smartphone? You may fall in love with the 7 Pro’s camera. The camera has three lenses, so you can choose the best option for every scenario. The ultra-wide lens allows you to squeeze larger landscapes into the camera’s view, taking home more expansive memories than other phones may capture.
- Fast charging
- Beautiful screen designed for speed
- Three camera lenses
- A lesser known brand with fewer users
That sneak peek should give you some idea of what Android phones have to offer today. The competition is stiff to create highly functional phones that look just as amazing as they feel in your hand.
The only potential downside is that many Android phones now have glass covering the full front side. Many also have glass on the backside. So, a durable case to protect the glass is essential. You may also want to invest in a few stylus pens since many Android phones are doing away with the home button to rely entirely on touch operations.