From foldable screens to 5G connectivity, to super AMOLED displays, smartphone companies are evolving and innovating faster than ever. While Samsung's Galaxy line dominates as many people's top choice for the best Android phone, other smartphone makers are gunning for its place with great handsets of their own. Of course, all this competition benefits consumers -- we now have many choices of fantastic Android mobile phones to pick from, and at a number of different price levels, from high end to budget phones. Read on to see our top picks for the best Android phone available right now. And while you're at it, check out our tips on how to buy a new phone.
Microsoft may have cut short its Windows Phone and mobile efforts, and it may be in the process of selling its feature phone business, but the company is anything but done with launching new feature phones with Nokia branding. SEE ALSO: Will Microsoft's layoffs doom the Surface phone? The company today launched the Nokia 216 in India. The feature phone sports dual-SIM card capability, offers up to 19 days of standby time on a single charge, and is priced at Rs 2,495 ( 37). It will go on sale in the country from Oct. 24, a week before the Diwali festival.
Motorola's G series phones have been darlings of the Android community for their ability to deliver exceptional value. You can't expect the world from a $200 phone, but Moto G phones are usually "good enough" to make budget-conscious buyers balk at spending two or three times as much for a premium phone. The company is looking to continue that trend with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. The G5 will cost only 199€ (it's not coming to the U.S.), while the G5 Plus will be only $229 when it ships here in March. For the price, they seem quite good.
Between its folding Razr redux and a potential competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, Motorola is coming back in a big way. According to the latest leaks from Evan Blass, a frequent purveyor of intel on upcoming mobile phones, Motorola me be working on a stylus-equipped phone that could be released sometime this year. In an image released by Blass, the phone, a sleek looking, nearly full-screen device with a hole-punch style selfie camera fixed to the upper-left corner, a stylus can be seen leaning across the display. As noted by Engadget, who was the first to report on the apparent leaked images, the stylus is significant not just because it would be the first stylus phone in 10 years, but because it makes marks another attempt to encroach on space already dominated by Samsung. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 was unveiled late last year and has a signature stylus called the S-Pen that can be used for several different actions aside from just writing our drawing on the phone.