Top 10 Best Android Smartphones - Updated July 2022 (2022)

Finding the best Android smartphones can be tough. Even tougher to narrow that list down to the one you want, or should buy. That’s where we come in. Throughout the year, a lot of Android smartphones come across our desk, making it easier to find which ones are the “best”. It also makes it easier to find out which ones are not worth your attention.

This list has the best smartphones in different areas like battery life, camera experience, 5G, etc. So no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the right smartphone for you. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, you can check out our Top 10 Best Value Smartphones.

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones 2022

We are on the cusp of a new crop of smartphones, running on Qualcomm’s latest chipsets. But those won’t be available until the end of January at the earliest. So these are the best smartphones available right now, and many of them are discounted now.

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone right now, you really can’t do wrong going with any of the ten smartphones listed below. And they range from $349 up to $1449, so there’s something for everyone’s budget.

CostWhere to buy
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra$1,199Samsung.com
Google Pixel 6$599Amazon
Google Pixel 6 Pro$899Amazon
Samsung Galaxy S22$799Amazon
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus$999Samsung.com
REDMAGIC 7$794Amazon
ASUS ZenFone 8$629ASUS
OnePlus 10 Pro$899Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3$1799Samsung.com
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3$999Samsung.com

Best Overall Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is no surprise as our pick for the best overall smartphone right now. It checks literally every box out there, including having a stylus. Samsung basically took its Galaxy S Ultra smartphone and the Galaxy Note Ultra and merged them into a single device, giving us the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a massive 6.8-inch QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, starting at 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It does go up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage though, for additional costs. It also has some slightly updated camera sensors compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and the S Pen is no built-in. And no longer an additional purchase.

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Galaxy S22 Ultra - Samsung.com

Best Battery Life Smartphone

Google Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6 is a really great smartphone, coming in at just $599. Which makes the fact that it is the best battery life smartphone even more incredible. But as we found out in our review, the Pixel 6 is a battery life champ.

Google outfitted the Pixel 6 with 6.4-inch FHD+ display, there’s the new Tensor chipset inside with 8GB of RAM included. That also comes with 128GB of storage too.

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Google Pixel 6 - Amazon

Best Camera Smartphone

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro is probably not a surprise for the best camera smartphone, to be quite honest. But it does offer a really great camera, that was finally upgraded in 2021.

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Pixel 6 comes with a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display, powered by Google’s new Tensor chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s also a nice 5003mAh capacity battery inside which will keep your phone going all-day long and then some.

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Let’s not forget that it also shipped with Android 12 out of the box and will get at least three years of OS updates. And at least five years of security updates. That’s quite impressive.

Google Pixel 6 Pro - Amazon

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Best Compact Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S22

The Galaxy S22 is the smallest version of the Galaxy S22 family this year. It comes in with a 6.1-inch display, which is actually smaller than the Galaxy S21 was last year. That might still sound like it’s a pretty large phone still, and yeah 6-inches is still large. But it’s smaller than most other phones.

As mentioned, it sports a 6.1-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor inside, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’s pretty competitive at $799, considering Apple is selling its regular iPhone 13 at that price.

Samsung Galaxy S22 - Amazon

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Best 5G Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

The best 5G smartphone is a bit of a tough one to really do these days, as all smartphones are 5G smartphones now. But the Galaxy S22 Plus is a really great, all-around smartphone. And supports mmWave, C-Band and Sub-6 5G networks.

The Galaxy S22 Plus has a 6.6-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor inside, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also a 4500mAh capacity battery inside, which should keep it going all-day long and then some. It’s a very solid smartphone for the cash. And it is no longer made of plastic like its predecessor, it’s back to being glass and metal.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus - Samsung.com

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Best Gaming Smartphone

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REDMAGIC 7

The REDMAGIC 7 is an impressive gaming-focused smartphone. This is made by ZTE’s Nubia brand. It came out in February 2022, so it’s pretty new.

REDMAGIC 7 sports the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Although you can get up to 18GB of RAM which is insane for a smartphone. It also has a 4500mAh capacity battery inside, that should keep you going all-day long.

There’s three cameras on the back. A main 64-megapixel sensor, with a 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro. Along with a 8-megapixel front-facing sensor.

REDMAGIC 7 - Amazon

Best smartphone with stock Android

ASUS ZenFone 8

  • Price: $629
  • Buy: ASUS

Now that the ASUS Zenfone 8 is finally available to purchase, we can add it to this list – replacing the Zenfone 6.

The Zenfone 8 is a mostly stock Android smartphone, but it’s also a compact smartphone. Coming in with a 5.9-inch FHD+ display, the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage on board. And a massive 4500mAh capacity battery.

Software-wise, this is mostly stock Android, with a few tweaks here from ASUS. So you’re getting Android 11 here, and it should get updated to Android 12 pretty quickly.

ASUS ZenFone 8 - ASUS - $629

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Best Flagship Value

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OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro is the latest flagship from the “startup”, it launches on April 14 for $899, which is a pretty good price for a flagship in 2022.

OnePlus 10 Pro sports a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display, along with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a 4500mAh capacity battery that is capable of charging at 65W. On top of that, it runs on Android 12 and OxygenOS 12.1. Which is the latest version of its software.

OnePlus 10 Pro - Amazon - $899

Best smartphone with a stylus

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

For 2021, Samsung is not releasing a Galaxy Note smartphone. Which made our choice for the best smartphone with a stylus a bit tougher. But we arrived on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The other option would have been the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but we feel that the Fold 3 is a better option due to the larger display.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 6.7-inch cover display, which unfolds to reveal a 7.6-inch main display. It’s a larger, and almost square display that works really well for those that like to take notes with the S Pen. It also has a Snapdragon 888 5G processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage inside. There’s a 4400mAh capacity battery inside, which is somewhat small by today’s standards.

Fold 3 is really great because it allows you to do a lot more on your phone, and really be productive while you are out and about. Which is really nice.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 - Samsung.com

Best foldable smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

With the new Samsung foldables now out, our pick for the best foldable smartphone is the Galaxy Z Flip 3. We feel that it is a better option for most people because of the price and the size. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available for $999 – though you can get it much cheaper with trade-ins and other sales.

Essentially, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a 6.7-inch phone that folds in half. Making it great for those with smaller pockets. It sports the Snapdragon 888 5G processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is a somewhat small 3300mAh capacity battery inside though. However, it is waterproof now.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is mostly the same as any other smartphone, but now it folds in half. Which is really cool.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 - Samsung.com

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FAQs

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones - Updated July 2022? ›

  • Best Android Flagship. Samsung Galaxy S22+ ...
  • Smoothest Software. Google Pixel 6 Pro. ...
  • Best for Elegance on a Budget. Google Pixel 6a. ...
  • Best Battery Life. Moto G Power (2022) ...
  • Best Affordable Android Phone. Moto G Pure. ...
  • Best for Excellent Reception. OnePlus 10T. ...
  • Best Value for Speedy Performance. OnePlus Nord N20. ...
  • Best Small Phone.

Which smart phone is best in 2022? ›

The best phones 2022
  1. Apple iPhone 13. Best iPhone to buy in 2022. ...
  2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus.
  3. Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Best phone for photography and video in 2022. ...
  4. Apple iPhone 13 Mini.
  5. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
  6. Google Pixel 6.
  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Jul 8, 2022

Which is the No 1 Android phone in the world? ›

The best premium Android phone experience goes to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. We called it "the ultimate flagship" in our review (opens in new tab), because it quite simply betters any other Android handset out there right now.

What phone is better than Samsung? ›

Best Samsung alternative Android phone

The OnePlus 10 Pro is priced in a much more competitive range than last year. At $899, the device is in-line with Google's flagship, the Pixel 6 Pro, and undercuts Samsung's S22 Plus and Ultra handsets.

Which Android phone brand is the best? ›

The best Android phones you can buy today
  1. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The best Android phone you can buy. ...
  2. OnePlus 10 Pro. The best phone for the money. ...
  3. Google Pixel 6. Plenty of smarts at a good price. ...
  4. Google Pixel 6a. The best Android value. ...
  5. Google Pixel 6 Pro. ...
  6. Samsung Galaxy A53. ...
  7. Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus. ...
  8. Asus Zenfone 9.
Aug 16, 2022

Which are the top 10 best smartphones? ›

Best Mobile Phones in India (Aug 2022)
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S22 ULTRA.
  • IPHONE 13 PRO MAX.
  • IQOO 9 PRO.
  • ASUS ROG PHONE 5 ULTIMATE.
  • VIVO X80 PRO.
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 3.
  • ONEPLUS 10 PRO.
  • XIAOMI 12 PRO.

Which smartphone brand is best? ›

Take a Look at the Top 10 Mobile Brands in India in 2020
  1. Apple. Apple is perhaps one of the few brands on this list that needs no introduction. ...
  2. Samsung. South Korean company Samsung has always been one of the primary competitors for Apple in India. ...
  3. Google. ...
  4. Huawei. ...
  5. OnePlus. ...
  6. Xiaomi. ...
  7. LG. ...
  8. Oppo.

Which smartphone is best? ›

Below, we've rounded up the best smartphones for 2022, including models from Apple, Samsung, OnePlus and many more.
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Top phones 2022: The best of the rest
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro. ...
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro. ...
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro. ...
  • Apple iPhone 13. ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S22. ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. ...
  • Realme GT 2 Pro.

Which is the fastest Android phone? ›

Best Android Phone for software and speed: OnePlus 10 Pro.

Which Android phone gets the most updates? ›

Updates go out at different times in different regions for different users, so view the dates below as estimates. We haven't included Google's Pixel phones as they're always first to get the latest Android updates by default. If you want a phone that's guaranteed to be updated on time, a Google Pixel is your best bet.

Which phone is most used in world? ›

Top 5 Smartphone Model Share For 8 Countries
RankModelsSales Share
1Apple iPhone 1323%
2Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max9%
3Apple iPhone 13 Pro8%
4Samsung Galaxy S20 FE6%
1 more row
Jun 22, 2022

Which is the latest best phone? ›

The best phones you can buy today
  1. iPhone 13 Pro Max. The best phone overall. ...
  2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung's best phone. ...
  3. iPhone 13. The best phone for the money. ...
  4. Google Pixel 6. The best Android experience for a great price. ...
  5. Google Pixel 6a. The best phone under $500. ...
  6. Samsung Galaxy A53. ...
  7. iPhone 13 Pro. ...
  8. OnePlus 10 Pro.
Aug 19, 2022

Which phone is latest now? ›

Here is a list of the latest Android mobiles in India, sorted by popularity.
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Here are the List of Best Android Mobiles in India (30th August 2022)
Mobile PhonesPrice in India
Vivo V25 Pro₹ 35,999
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G₹ 24,999
Vivo V23 5G₹ 29,990
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G₹ 19,999
6 more rows

Which Android phone is best value for money? ›

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Samsung's best-value phone yet

It's powered by a powerful Exynos 1280 processor, and it also has a 64MP camera with a 12MP wide and a pair of 5MP macro and depth sensors. Big, powerful, and good-looking, Samsung's Galaxy A53 5G is a no-brainer for the budget-conscious buyer.

Which phone is best to buy? ›

List Of Best Mobile Phones In India (Aug 2022)
Best Mobile PhonesSellerPrice
Vivo X80 ProAmazon₹ 82,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3Croma₹ 139,999
OnePlus 10 ProAmazon₹ 61,999
Xiaomi 12 ProCroma₹ 62,999
4 more rows

Is Android better than Apple? ›

Apple and Google both have fantastic app stores. But Android is far superior at organizing apps, letting you put important stuff on the home screens and hide less useful apps in the app drawer. Also, Android's widgets are much more useful than Apple's.

Which is latest version of Android? ›

The latest version of Android OS is 12, released in October 2021. Learn more about OS 12, including its key features. Older versions of Android include: Red Velvet Cake (OS 11)

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