Thinking of getting a new phone? If the answer is yes, then might we interest you in one of the latest Android devices? Android - as opposed to Apple iOS – is used by a wide range of brands and devices, so you'll be spoilt for choice when making the switch. In fact, there is a great selection of Android phones being released every season. However, given the variety of brands and models, which handset would we recommend?
Review of the Top Android Models
There are so many different handset options out there that you might find it a bit difficult to decide which is best for you. To help you with your decision, we’ve put together this guide, which outlines each of the models we believe is worth your consideration.
Samsung has consistently performed well as a mobile phone manufacturer for years now and shows no signs of slowing down. Here are some of its latest releases.
Galaxy S21 series
1. Samsung Galaxy S21
While this is the ‘base’ model in the series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is an incredibly capable handset with impressive specs. With a powerful chipset, long battery life, and improved camera software, this 169g handset comes in a palm-friendly 6.2-inch display size. Available in 4 sophisticated colours - Phantom Gray, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet, and Phantom White - the Samsung Galaxy S21 is great for the budget-conscious looking for a phone with similar specs as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
The mid-range S21 Plus offers everything the base model does and then some. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S21, the Pro version has 5G capabilities. An excellent all-round phone, the new design it features only adds to its appeal. Available in 3 different colours at M1 - Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet - you’ll also get to experience the convenience of its in-display fingerprint scanner and facial recognition biometrics. Beyond the familiar Samsung brilliance, its triple rear camera setup which includes a 12MP Ultra-Wide, 12MP Wide, and 64MP Telephoto lens makes it one of the best when shooting outdoors.
3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung’s flagship device in this latest Galaxy S series really is a cut above the other S21 handsets, as you can tell from its improved specifications. Labelled one of the most powerful phones in the series, the Samsung Galaxy Ultra S21 Ultra has the largest display at 6.8-inch and battery at 5,000mAh. Delivering a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, dynamic display, and S Pen support, working fast and swift on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a breeze.
Galaxy Note20 series
1. Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 delivers everything you’d expect from one of the world’s biggest brands, offering the latest technology and stunning designs at a great value. As beautiful as it is powerful, this handset is a fun and versatile option. With its 6.7-inch display and S Pen support, you’ve got a wide canvas to work and play with! A PC in your pocket, you can use this 192g mobile device to turn your notes into powerpoint presentations. Built with 3 rear and 1 selfie camera, you’ll be able to capture top-notch images.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is really something else when it comes to handsets. An incredible camera, high refresh rate, and more makes this device a powerhouse. Offering top specs in almost every category, its camera setup is one to keep an eye out for. Topping the charts of the mobile photography game, its standard rear lens boasts a 108MP sensor that turns every recording or photo into a masterpiece. After you’ve captured every corner of the world in the highest resolution, its internal memory space that goes up to 512GB will keep everything safe and sound for you.
If a stunning display, long battery life, unique look, and great software is everything you're looking for in a phone, then the gorgeous OnePlus 8T is the one for you. A wonderfully capable mobile phone offering a range of top-shelf specifications including amazing refresh rate, lightning-fast charging and so much more, the One Plus 8T is ideal for the gamers who love an immersive gaming session. 6.55-inches in display size, you’ll have a wide screen to edit the images captured using its Quad camera system that includes a 48MP Wide, 16MP Ultra-Wide, 5MP Macro, and 2MP Monochrome lens.
The latest Xiaomi phone that’s making a huge impact on the market is the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. With 5G compatibility plus plenty of processing power and more, it’s one of the best Android phones available at the moment. Designed with top processing power, a snappy fingerprint scanner, and a good main camera, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a few strong suits. Using the Snapdragon 865 processor, together with its 144Hz refresh rate, you can rest assured that you’ll experience supersonic speeds.
For fans of the brand, Oppo’s new phone released just this year (2021) that’s most certainly holding its own against every other Android phone out there right now is the Find X3 Pro. Built with a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, despite weighing only 193g, this 5G-capable smartphone packs a punch with its 256GB internal memory and 4500mAh battery capacity. Equipped with a rear quad-camera setup - 50MP Wide, 50MP Ultra-Wide, 13MP Telephoto, 3MP Microscope - you’ll be able to capture every moment spectacularly.
HUAWEI has been churning out innovative handsets consistently over the years. In 2020, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro 5G was released, boasting stunning hardware, an excellent triple rear camera setup, and a crisp 6.76-inch OLED HDR10 display. This mobile device did not disappoint at all.
What’s the Best Android Phone Right Now?
The best Android device differs depending on your requirements, so it’s impossible to label one specific handset as being the very best.
Instead, make a list of the must-have features and a few nice-to-haves, then review the handsets that fall within your budget to determine which one checks most of the boxes on your list.
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