Which Android Phone Should I Buy?

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?

The android platform has dominated the mobile phone market. Right now, picking the best android phone means picking the best smart phone period! The confusion now is deciding which android phone is the best. Internal competition between android phone companies is very intense as different brands come with little or no downsides. Picking the best phone is therefore subjective to user preferences…

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Lets dive in:

 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?
 
Mobile phone giant, Samsung,  has done it again. After the success of the Galaxy S7 and 7 edge, it is obvious that Samsung knows what her customers want. Both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus feature top-of-the-line specifications, great cameras and a cool body design. They come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.
 Accessories worth checking out; the Samsung DeX dock which lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube and Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.
 
Specs
Samsung Galaxy S8
•    5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
•    Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
•    4 GB of RAM
•    64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
•    6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
•    Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
•    4 GB of RAM
•    64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

HTC U11 

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?

Taiwanese company HTC is back with the 10’s successor, the HTC U11. With top-notch battery life, glossy design, and amazing software experience, the U11 competes totally with the Galaxy S8 when it comes to performance. It also has one of the best Smartphone cameras in the market.
The U11 has pressure sensors at its sides so it is possible to open some apps like browser by squeezing the phone. Weird at first but comes in handy. This is a stand-out feature of the device.
The U11 however, doesn’t have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Meaning you’ll either need to use Bluetooth headphones or carry around the included headphone adapter.

Related: HTC U11 review

Specs
•    5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
•    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
•    4/6 GB of RAM
•    64/128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    12 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera
•    3,000 mAh battery
•    Android 7.1.1 Nougat
•    153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm, 169 g

OnePlus 3T


 Which Android Phone Should I Buy?

This tiger comes with a powerful Snapdragon 821 processor, 6 GB of RAM. Multi-tasking hasn’t been better. 3,400 mAh battery can get you through a day with one charge. In addition, the 3T bags a 16 MP rear and front-facing camera sensors, a dual-SIM card slot, plenty of on-board storage, and a fast front-facing fingerprint sensor on the front.

You can buy it from OnePlus’ website in Gunmetal, Soft Gold, and Midnight Black color options.

Specs
•    5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
•    2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
•    6 GB of RAM
•    64/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
•    16 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,400 mAh battery
•    Android 7.1 Nougat
•    152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm, 158 g


LG G6
 

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?


The LG G6 definitely an upgrade from the G5. The standout features of the G6 are its 5.7-inch Quad HD LCD display, aspect ratio of 18:9 and rounded corners. It comes with a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage, dust and water resistance and dual 13 MP rear cameras. It’s worth noting that not all LG G6s are created equal. For example, the G6 that’s going to the U.S is the only variant that supports wireless charging, while the Hi-Fi Quad DAC is exclusive to South Korea and certain markets in Asia. The G6 with 64 GB of storage is only available in a handful of markets.
In summary, this phone is an all-round well-built phone that nails the basics of what you need.

Specs
•    5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2880 x 1440 resolution, 564 ppi
•    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
•    4 GB of RAM
•    32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    Dual 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 163 g


Google Pixel and Pixel XL
 

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?


Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the first phones to come with on-board Google assistant. Both devices have an AMOLED display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage and long-lasting batteries..
If want a new flagship Android phone and you got good cash with you, you should buy the Pixel or Pixel XL…

Specs
Google Pixel
•    5.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441 ppi
•    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
•    4 GB of RAM
•    32/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
•    12.3 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 2,770 mAh battery
•    Android 7.1 Nougat
•    143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm, 143 g

Google Pixel XL
•    5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
•    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
•    4 GB of RAM
•    32/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
•    12.3 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,450 mAh battery
•    Android 7.1 Nougat
•    154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm, 168 g


Huawei Mate 9

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?


 
With a 5.9-inch display, Kirin 960 processor, dual-SIM capabilities, and a cool camera, this phone is really taking its share of the market. While its display is ‘only’ 1080p and its software is a bit odd sometimes, the high price is still worth it. If you’re after a smartphone that offers exceptional battery life and incredible performance, the standard Mate 9 is your phone. The Porsche Design Mate 9 with some extra bucks, is also available if you are ready to go VIP style.
 
Specs
•    5.9-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 373 ppi
•    Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor
•    4 GB of RAM
•    64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    Dual 20 and 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm, 190 g


Huawei P10 and P10 Plus
 

Which Android Phone Should I Buy?


The P10 and P10 Plus are the first devices to launch with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 interface on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. According to the company, the improved software should have a smart theming engine that adapts to the colour of your phone
These devices have the Kirin 960 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and microSD expansion. Also, both phones come with dual 12 and 20 MP rear-facing camera setups, with optical image stabilization. Both devices also have Leica-branded 8 MP front cameras.
If you love Huawei’s Mate 9 but need something a bit smaller, look no further.

Specs
Huawei P10
•    5.1-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 431 ppi
•    Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor
•    4 GB of RAM
•    64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    Dual 20 and 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,200 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm, 145 g

Huawei P10 Plus
•    5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
•    Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor
•    4/6 GB of RAM
•    64/128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
•    Dual 20 and 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
•    Non-removable 3,750 mAh battery
•    Android 7.0 Nougat
•    153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm, 165 g