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 February 15, 2017

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Expert Score
10.0

Samsung Galaxy S8

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8

With a class-leading camera, a fun and intuitive stylus, and outstanding all-around performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones we've ever tested, and one of the best Android phones money can buy. The asking price is pretty steep, but if you're yearning for a big screen, stylus support, and a fun, flexible dual camera experience, the Note 8 is well worth the cost.

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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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Huawei P9

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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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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