There are no active ads.

Advertisement

5 Best Android Phones Available Right Now

by Brandon Russell | November 1, 2018November 1, 2018 10:30 am PST

We’re nearing the end of a bizarre but very exciting year for mobile technology. Following the release of Apple’s iPhone X last November, 2018 has become the Year of the Notch — something that has divided fans far and wide.

Despite your feelings about the display notch, there’s no denying this year has seen a number of fantastic releases. Samsung kicked things off with the Galaxy S9, and in the ensuing months we’ve witnessed a veritable explosion of innovation.

Everything from in-display fingerprint sensors to powerful triple-camera systems. Not to mention some of the best phones on the market are also the cheapest. Meanwhile, our favorite flagships continue to get more expensive.

As we get closer to the end of the year, we’ll bring you our favorite smartphone of 2018. For now, take a look at five of the best Android phones you can buy right now.

Pixel 3

Google’s newest phone proves that the Pixel can perform well and also look good. With a more sophisticated design and software features only Google can pull off, the Pixel 3 is the device every Android phone strives to be. And it features the best mobile camera on the market, highlighted by a game-changing Night Sight feature. [Review]

Specs

  • Display: 5.5-inch display
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Camera: 12.2MP f/1.8
  • Battery: 2915mAh

OnePlus 6T

With a more refined design and software that’s among the best out there, the OnePlus 6T is arguably the best value right now. For just $549, you get phenomenal specs and a device that features an in-display fingerprint sensor and a notch that’s virtually nonexistent. [Read more]

Specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch
  • RAM: Up to 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Camera: 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/1.7
  • Battery: 3700mAh

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

With a triple-camera layout and a wonderfully unique design, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is a device we can’t stop thinking about. It features a Face ID competitor, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 7nm processor that promises unrivaled performance. It’s not as readily available as other picks on this list, but it’s still a device that shouldn’t be missed. [Read more]

Specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch
  • RAM: Up to 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Camera: 40MP f/1.8 + 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4
  • Battery: 4200mAh

Galaxy Note 9

Everything the Galaxy Note 9 sets out to do it delivers. It’s big, it’s fast, and it shows Samsung at the height of its powers, highlighting its eye for innovation and design. Unfortunately, the only problem with more features is the rise in price. If you want a big phone with a stylus, the Note 9 is the only logical choice. [Read more]

Specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch
  • RAM: Up to 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Camera: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 + 12MP f/2.4
  • Battery: 4000mAh

LG V40

The LG V40 features a beautiful design, excellent battery life, and one of the best camera systems on the market. Yet, the device continues to be underrated. If you want a phone with helpful software additions and a versatile triple-camera, the V40 is one device you shouldn’t miss. [Review]

Specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12MP f/1.5 + 12MP f/2.4 + 16MP f/1.9
  • Battery: 3300mAh

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

Advertisement