Best Android phone 2019: which should you buy?

The best Android phones sport slimmer bezels and introduce startling new design quirks. With more fantastic Android smartphones coming out, it’s difficult to pick the best one to suit your needs, but we’ve had lots of hands-on time to list the best – and the rest.

For now, Samsung is still holding strong thanks to its talent for blending features, high specs, and exciting design alongside some stunning cameras in its reigning S10 line. But given the advancements coming from competing Google Pixel phones, the roster of best Android smartphones will keep getting more interesting. The OnePlus 7 Pro is a scrappy and less costly contender, but it’s tough to argue against the versatility of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. 

If you’re shopping for a new Android smartphone, be sure to check each of these handsets out, as you’ll see some you might not have been aware of or taken seriously – but we can assure you they’re all quality picks.

You can also compare the list to our best phones and best unlocked phones to see how Android and iOS devices stack up. And, if you need mobile service to go with your phone, we can help you find the best unlimited data plan.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best Android phones on the market right now.

Best Android phone

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1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Release date: March 2019 | Weight: 175g/198g (ceramic) | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8GB/12GB | Storage: 128GB/512GB/1TB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP wide + 12MP 2x telephoto + 16MP ultrawide | Front camera: 10MP + 8MP

Five cameras! All useful

Killer battery

Cool in-screen fingerprint sensor


While the Samsung Galaxy S series has only made incremental improvements in recent years, the Galaxy S10 Plus makes a bit more of a substantial leap ahead with new features and an even sleeker look. While the other models in the series have their advantages, the S10 Plus is simply the…