These are the Best Android Phones [August 2016]


It can be tough to decide which phone to buy, but we’re here to help you make that decision easier by showing you the most up to date list of best Android phones you can buy. Whether you want the best of the best, need something affordable, or want something to reliably capture your life’s moments, we’ve got you covered.

What’s #1? (Best of the Best)

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This is the list of Android’s top contenders. Many of them cost a pretty penny, but they’re worth every bit thanks to well-rounded quality in everything they do.

There are a ton of options from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and even Huawei that’ll pop open the eyes of anyone, but there can be only one to rule them all. Hit the link ahead to see today’s rankings for best Android smartphones.

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Best Cheap Android Phones

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Not everyone has enough money (or the desire) to get the best of the best. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a quality device that meets all your needs and then some, though.

All of the smartphones listed give you a very capable Android experience without having to break the bank, but you’ll have to see for yourself what the best cheap Android smartphone is at the jump.

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Best Battery Life

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Need a phone that won’t die on you the moment you take it off the charger? There are many great Android phones — top tier or otherwise — that can last as long as your day does.

The smartphone with the best battery life isn’t necessarily the smartphone with the biggest battery, so you may be surprised to see which devices end up on this list. The only way you can find out is clicking straight ahead.

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Best Camera

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For many people, having a great camera is one of the most important attributes of a phone, because your phone might be all you have on you when life’s best moments happen. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great glass to be had in today’s Android phones.

We’ve carefully considered sharpness of photos, the amount of detail, low-light performance, video recording capabilities and more when compiling this list. Long story short, it isn’t all about the megapixels.

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Best Durable Phone

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Many folks need to sacrifice a phone with good looks for a phone that won’t make you cringe each time you drop it. If you’re looking for the best rugged Android phones that can take serious beatings we’ve got you covered.

Some of the phones can be dunked in water, slammed onto concrete, and may even survive a trip to the sun. OK, maybe not that last one, but they’re tough all the same.

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Best Kids’ Phone

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There are many reasons to have your little ones equipped with a communication device: emergency contact, education, and the ability to keep an eye on their whereabouts are all plenty good reasons.

If you’re one of those parents who agree with that and you think a smartphone should be in your child’s hands, we’ve taken the liberty of pointing out some great options to consider. Whether you’re looking for affordability, durability, simplicity, or mouth-watering parental control

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Best Smartwatch


Smartwatches are quickly becoming a phone’s best companion, so it’s important to make sure you’re finding the right fit for yours before throwing your dollars around.

The best smartwatch for your Android phone may not necessarily be an Android Wear watch, so expect to see devices of varying backgrounds, operating systems, and more hit this list.

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Do you agree?

The beauty of Android is that one operating system offers devices that come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes, colors, features, prices, and more. What each person thinks is best depends largely on personal preferences, but our team of Android experts and enthusiasts iron out what we believe is a pretty authoritative guide to buying – and being happy with – your next smartphone.

Not everyone will agree with our rankings, so we invite you to share and discuss your own opinions in the comments!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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