Wonder what is best and cheaper android phone right now as compared to the iPhone? We have the answer and some alternatives, here. It can be hard work to shop for an Android phone. Carriers might get you swayed with an affordable payment plan of 24-month or by a pretty design or convincing salesperson, but before you make an ill-informed purchase, read up. We bring you our favorite phones, including our top pick. These phones all have their advantages. Be sure to check the following list of Best Smartphones and Best Cheap Phones below:
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Google’s Pixel 2 and larger Pixel 2 XL are mostly rated smartphones, higher than the venerable iPhone 8 in our list of best smartphones. The reasons are the following:
- The Pixel 2 has an amazing camera,
- It is as speedy as you’d expect.
- It gets security as well as software updates directly from Google. Most of the Android phone, not even a Galaxy, gets timely updates.
Samsung Galaxy S9
If you want an Android phone with everything, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is good to go for the following reasons:
- It has the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (845).
- The software is familiar.
- The camera is outstanding.
- The screen is gorgeous.
- The company moved the fingerprint sensor, which was too close to the rear camera.
The OnePlus 6 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is what phone nerds buy. This is an incredible phone for those of you on compatible carriers with following incredible features:
- It has the same cutting-edge processors and internals as any of the other super high-end Android phones such as the Galaxy S9, LG G7, but it costs hundreds of dollars less.
- It comes with a plastic case, thankfully.
- It lacks waterproofing (it’s only splash proof). This is an incredible phone for those of you on compatible carriers.
You’ll find little or limited android phones that can outperform the LG G6. It’s excellent and there are still only few 2018 models that out power it, like the OnePlus 6 and Galaxy S9.
- It’s far cheaper than most 2017 flagship phones, at $380 (price varies), and worth a serious buyer.
- It requires no sacrifices, and clocks in at half the price of most of the more expensive Android phones.
Motorola Moto X4
Most of the MotoX4 consumers sung the praises of this specific phone for a few months. It’s not the best ever phone, but it’s a terrific bargain for between 300 and 400 bucks.
- The camera works well and has its compatibility with all four major wireless networks in the US.
- To own the X4 you save hundreds of dollars. It’s a great starter phone for teens, too.
Nokia 6.1 (2018)
Nokia 6.1 is said to be a sturdy, affordable phone that does the job needed. But it’s one of the cheapest phones and has some secret power like:
- It has a nice metal chassis, a quick enough processor that you won’t get bogged down.
- A usable camera.
- Unlike every phone on this list (other than Google’s own Pixel), it gets updates directly from Google.
- It will get Android Pie6-24 months before competing handsets come along.
- It gets every monthly security patch Google puts out.
LG G7 ThinQ
Let’s overlook the silly “ThinQ” branding and ignore the useless AI camera mode. LG’s G7 is an outstanding phone that matches the Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6 in all the ways that one looks for in a good phone, (8/10, WIRED Recommends).
It’s not a particularly sexy device, but it does have killer audio features, like a standard headphone jack, DTS X for Bluetooth headphones, an onboard Hi-Fi Quad DAC, along with an impressively loud built-in speaker system.
Motorola Moto Z3 Play
The Moto Z3 Play doesn’t have a briefed-out spec sheet, but it does have a secret weapon for long-term usage a magnetic battery pack (7/10, WIRED Review).
- This phone is compatible with Motorola’s Moto Mods.
- It consists of a line of attachments that add new functionality, an instant printer, Alexa speaker, or the Z3’s in-the-box Mod.
- Battery that’ll double its runtime to a full two days.
- The Z3 will run on all four major U.S. wireless networks just like other Motorola phones.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a ginormous Android phone in a world of big phones, it’s even bigger. If that’s your thing, you’ll like the following features it showcases:
- S Pen’s new Bluetooth functionality lets you use it to do stuff like open apps and snap pics.
- From Fortnitebouts to email replies this brawny can handle your most demanding tasks.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the phone you’ll want to focus on. While some specs are similar to its less expensive counterpart, the Mate 20 Pro is clearly Huawei’s play for the ‘best smartphone in the world’ – and the company is very much within reach, offering something that could stand toe-to-toe with the iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Huawei’s latest Kirin 980 7nm processor.
- 128GB of onboard storage and 6GB of RAM,
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro can be able to be justified because of its higher cost with several impressive additional high-end inclusions. Sporting a number of futuristic features (including one world-first)