Finding the absolute best Android phone to meet your needs is hard work. It’s easy to get swayed by a pretty handset design or a convincing price. Carriers might tempt you with a discount or a 24-month payment plan. But before you make a rash impulse buy, read up. From the bottomless pit of phone choices, we bring you our favorites—including our top pick, the Pixel 4A.
All the phones we’ve selected here have their own advantages, and we’ve laid them out as honestly as we can based on our own extensive testing. Be sure to check our other buying guides, including The Best iPhones, Best Cheap Phones, Best Cheap Phone Plans, and How to Pick a Better Cell Phone Carrier, for more mobile recommendations.
Updated February 2021: We’ve added Motorola’s new phones, the OnePlus Nord N10, and Samsung’s Galaxy S21.
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