Best Android Smartphones

By Reviewed.com Staff

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, your first choice is pretty simple: Apple or Android? (Sorry, Windows Phone fans.) While plenty of shoppers will simply default to the newest iPhone, just as many (and perhaps more) opt for the customization and variety of the Android ecosystem.

But with so many different Android devices out there, picking the best requires a lot of research. Luckily we've done the hard work for you, testing the top Android phones on the market in our state-of-the-art labs.

While there's no perfect phone, if you prize good design, a beautiful display, great battery life, and a killer camera, these Android phones should do the trick.

Updated November 04, 2016

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9.8 score Tested by Experts

Google Pixel

The Pixel has Google's fingerprints all over it; from the integration of Google Assistant to the architecture of the software, everything about this phone is confident and streamlined, like most of Google's efforts. The camera sits at the top of its class, its battery life is superb, and its quite possibly the fastest phone we've ever tested. At last, Samsung has competition for the best Android smartphone out there.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $679.51 Buy

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is simply a monument to superb smartphone design. It's one of the best-performing smartphones we've ever tested, with a fast processor, best-in-class camera, and a beautiful water-resistant design that can even survive the occasional dip in the toilet. If you're searching for a premium Android phone, you'll pay a pretty penny for the S7, but you'll almost certainly walk away satisfied.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $528.99 Buy

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is equipped with hardware that's quite literally top-of-the-line, and its performance absolutely reflects that. In fact, were it not for the camera's iffy image processing software, it might be giving the Samsung Galaxy S7 a real run for its money. That said, if you're not concerned with the HTC 10's slightly underwhelming camera performance, chances are you'll love this powerhouse of a phone.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $624.98 Buy
Walmart $385.99 Buy

Sony Xperia Z5

The Sony Xperia Z5 checks all of the boxes you'd expect from a premium smartphone in 2015. It's fast, the battery life is above average, and its incredible camera rivals most point-and-shoots. If you're looking for a stylish, head-turning smartphone with outstanding software, you might be better off looking elsewhere, but most users will be immensely satisfied with the Xperia Z5 based on its performance alone.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $649.98 Buy

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ditches a few fan-favorite features like a removable battery and expandable storage, but the trade-offs are well worth it. With a beautiful, functional design, one of the best cameras we've seen in a smartphone, and a giant 5.7-inch display, this is a flagship-level smartphone in every way. And with the updated S Pen, the Note 5 should appeal both to fans of the series and newcomers alike.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $574.98 Buy
Walmart $747.99 Buy
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