The best Android phones
Android devices are known for their variety. Our range of superb phones offer different cutting-edge features - from the latest processors to reverse wireless charging, incredible camera arrays to picture-perfect screens.
You know which features you need from a smartphone and this guide will help you pick the perfect Android phone for you.
The best Android phones of 2023
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The epic Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is redefining smartphones. It boasts a head-spinning 200MP Ultra High Resolution Rear Camera, giving you unprecedented detail in every photo, and with Nightography built into the rear and front cameras, your selfies and snaps will look great even in low-light conditions. Plus, you can edit your photos like a pro with the latest fine-nibbed S Pen on the expansive 6.8-inch screen. Game, stream and browse uninterrupted, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor – the most powerful mobile chip in the Galaxy S Series yet. The huge 5,000mAh battery¹ is optimised to go beyond what you’ve had before - and with 45W Super Fast Charging² you’ll never be caught short. Immerse yourself for hours in the eye-widening, super sharp QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate for silky smooth scrolling and gaming - now with adaptive Vision Booster technology that automatically adjusts to suit your environment.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Take the big screen experience wherever you go with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5’s giant 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, showing your favourite shows and movies in crisp detail. With Galaxy’s brightest foldable screen ever³, your gameplay will be elevated too – enjoy real-time light reflections and shadows with ray tracing, putting you in the heart of the action. Thanks to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Processor, plus enhanced battery life and advanced cooling, you can do all the things you love for longer¹. Rise to new levels of seamless productivity with the optimised taskbar - open up to three apps at once, drag and drop between them, and use the S Pen⁴ to jot down notes whenever you need. Give your photos an expert touch with the AI-powered camera – capturing every detail even in low light. Made from tougher materials and with a new lighter design³, the Galaxy Fold5 is ready to endure your hectic days with you. Thanks to super strong Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, Armour Aluminium and IPX8 Water Resistance⁵, you’ll have robust protection from any knocks, drops or spills. Plus, it folds up slimmer than ever before³, so it’s ready to pack in your pocket or bag to hit the road.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
A 72 hour battery life¹ and the best Pixel Camera yet⁴ makes Google Pixel 7 Pro Google's most powerful phone. With its 48MP telephoto lens and 50 MP wide lens you can capture more of the beautiful moments in your life, not forgetting to erase unwanted objects and photobombers with Magic Eraser. With up to 512GB of storage and super-long battery life, you can snap all day long without worrying about charge or memory.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE packs everything you love into a stunning 6.4 inch FHD+ display¹, with an array of gorgeous exteriors which will go with any outfit. It's the perfect size for connecting with friends, exploring new passions, going live and watching your favourite shows. Take gaming to the next level with the Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate – and use Game Mode² for fast, almost-immediate touch response times. The pro-grade camera delivers like-worthy content effortlessly, shooting incredibly realistic photos and videos with superior levels of detail. The 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Wide-angle cameras are paired with an 8-megapixel Telephoto camera so you'll never miss anything, and the 32-megapixel Selfie camera effortlessly captures your best side. Use Dual Recording to switch between cameras while you're filming and let Night Mode add a little something to your after-dark snaps. If you're streaming non-stop, the 4500mAh battery³ works together with the power-efficient display and processor to outlast the day - even when you're using 5G - so you can do more of what you love for longer⁴.
Compare Android phone features
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
12MP + 200MP + 10MP + 10MP + AF Sensor
Qualcomm® Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
7.6-inch (open), 6.2-inch (closed)
50MP + 12MP + 10MP
Google Pixel 7 Pro
6.7 inch QHD + LTPO Smooth Display
50MP wide lens and 48MP telephoto lens
Google Tensor G2
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
12MP + 64MP + 12MP
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display
64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Exynos 1280 5nm
How to connect an Android phone to a Galaxy laptop
If you have a Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go, it's easy to connect your Android phone to your Galaxy Chromebook Go laptop. Sync chat notifications, share files, and send and receive text messages on your laptop. You can even unlock your Chromebook Go with your phone.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy Book or a Samsung Galaxy Book Go, you can connect a Samsung phone to your Galaxy laptop to enjoy seamless continuity with your Galaxy smartphone and use your phone like a PC. Drag and drop files and folders, or write messages and emails from your smartphone using the keyboard, mouse and display of your laptop.
Frequently asked questions
If you're switching to an Android device and you currently use an iPhone, there are plenty of ways to make sure your contacts, messages, photos and data moves across to your new device.
The method you'll use for transferring your data will depend on which model of Android phone you're moving to - for example, Samsung has its own data-transfer platform called Smart Switch
Terms and conditions
¹Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Rated minimum capacity is 4,855mAh.
²45W Travel Adapter sold separately.
³Compared against Galaxy S22 Series.
⁴Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Rated minimum capacity is 3,785mAh.
⁵Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Rated minimum capacity is 4,565mAh.
¹Typical value tested under third-party laboratory conditions. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
²Compared against Galaxy Z Flip4.
³Compared against Galaxy Z Fold4.
⁴S Pen Fold Edition sold separately.
⁵Submersion in up to 1.5m of freshwater for up to 30 min (not advised for beach or pool use).
¹Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major operator network. Battery testing conducted in California in mid-2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
²Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting. Actual formatted capacity will be less.
³Requires Google Photos app. May not work on all image elements.
⁴Compared to earlier models of Pixel phones.
⁵Coming soon. Restrictions apply. Some data is not transmitted through VPN. Not available in all countries. All other Google One membership benefits sold separately. Use of VPN may increase data costs depending on your plan. See g.co/pixel/vpn for details.
⁶Android security updates for at least five years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US. See g.co/pixel/updates for details.
⁷Measured diagonally; dimensions may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
⁸Not available in all languages or countries. See g.co/assistant/voicetyping for details.
⁹Compared to Pixel 6. Speed and efficiency claims based on internal testing on preproduction devices.
¹Measured diagonally, Galaxy S21 FE 5G's screen size is 6.4" in the full rectangle and 6.3" with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
²Game Mode support may vary by app.
³Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4370mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
⁴Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 18 June 2021 - 23 June 2021 in USA and 8 December 2021 - 20 December 2021 in the UK with pre-release versions of SM-G990 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.