Picking an Android phone is quite difficult; actually it has become even more difficult in the past few years as Android makers are making extremely good phones.
Previously, it was just the iPhone which could take home the “crown”, let it be the camera, the display, the speed, the apps, etc. Android makers seem to have regained their competitive spirit and now they are pushing for quality with full force.
The most recent addition to joining the “non-Android great phone makers” aka “The Resistance” (lol) is Google, the Android maker itself. The company released its flagship phone or precisely their only phone, the Pixel in 2016 and it has worked its way to the top, to become the best Android smartphone.
So, there you go. The Pixel phones are best Android phone you can buy right now. Period. I say “phones” because Google launched the successor to the Pixel, the “Pixel 2” last year. It makes what was already a great phone, much better.
If you are looking for an all rounder, utilitarian phone which on other hand is capable of taking some of the best pictures on any smartphone, you cannot go wrong with the Pixel 2. However, if you want the best looking, great designed phone, the Pixel 2 is not the one. Also, the Pixel 2 XL, the larger one of the two, faces some color issues, if every color detail is *very* important for you, look elsewhere.
The next best Android phone comes from the King of Android, Samsung; the Galaxy S9, the flagship of the company if the Note line is not considered, is one of the phone that gets every right. The phone has a great design, great body, great materials, almost bezel less, a vivid display, amazing camera and the list goes on.
There’s practically nothing wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, there are few quirks like the fingerprint sensor being placed beside the camera, making it practically unusable, and while the camera is just great, its still not as good as the Pixel 2’s. However, these “quirks” are not exactly “quirks” for everyone, some people don’t use the fingerprint reader, preferring the iris scanner and the camera quality difference between the Pixel 2 and the Galaxy S9 is not huge that it can be seen in Instagram, Snapchat photos. So, if you’re a casual clicker while still looking for sharpness in images, the S9 is perfect for you.
The Pixel 2 and the Galaxy S9 are the best Android phones you can get for the price (which is around $700). However, these are not the only great Android phones out in the market, there are a ton but a lot of them are bad in some way or the other. A few notable mentions would be the HTC U11 Plus, the OnePlus 6 (which is quite cheap compared to the other flagships), and the LG G6.