Best Android SmartphonesBy 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 February 15, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8 offers top-notch design, industry-leading performance, and the best smartphone camera we've ever tested. Like any smartphone, it's not perfect, but it's successes are so numerous that the blemishes are easy to overlook. To put it bluntly, the Galaxy S8 might be the best Android phone we've ever tested.
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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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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The Huawei P9 is a dependable, exquisitely designed smartphone whose dual cameras don't quite live up to the Leica logo emblazoned on them. That said, it's still a powerful smartphone that performs at a high level: The 3000 mAh battery is better than most, and the Kirin processor is almost as good as a Snapdragon 810. You'll almost surely be satisfied with the P9 if you don't expect the best camera on the market.
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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.