If you're in the market for a new smartphone, your first choice is pretty simple: Apple or Android? While plenty of shoppers will simply default to the newest iPhone, just as many (and perhaps more) opt for the customization and variety of the Android ecosystem. But with so many different Android devices out there, picking the best requires a lot of research. Luckily we've done the hard work for you, testing the top Android phones on the market in our state-of-the-art labs. While there's no perfect phone, if you prize good design, a beautiful display, great battery life, and a killer camera, these Android phones should do the trick.
If you want an Android phone with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in, Samsung's Galaxy S9 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the way to go. It was the first phone to feature the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor on the market and everything else about it is mostly stellar. The software is familiar; the camera is outstanding; and the screen is gorgeous. Samsung also moved the fingerprint sensor, which was so close to the rear camera last year that you'd end up constantly smudging your lens. Especially if you've owned Galaxies in the past, this is a great upgrade.
Nokia's 3310 stole the show at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but it wasn't the only device the brand announced at the event. It also debuted a trio of Android phones called the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Now the company has revealed on Twitter that those three will all be available in the US. We've known for a while that there's a global release on the docket, but this confirms that you'll be able to get your hands on them when the time comes. Nokia also told another Twitter follower that the phone's projected release date is still sometime between April and June.
One of the worst things that could happen to you is having your Android phone lost or stolen. If this does happen, you'll want to know how to recover your device or erase any personal information stored on your device. We've created a guide on how you can locate your lost Android phone using Google, how to set up Android Device Manager and third-party apps that can help find your missing device. If you happen to lose your Android phone, you can locate it by signing into your Google account from a computer or another phone. Search find my Android phone in the Google Search Bar.
When Samsung officially announces its results for the second quarter later this month, the numbers will look plenty good to the untrained eye: $13 billion in profit on $51.8 billion revenue. However, analysts will tell you that those figures represent a 0.7-percent decline in sales over the prior year's quarter. That might not seem like a terrible dip, but when you zoom in a little further, it spells trouble for one of Samsung's most visible products: the Galaxy S9. According to reports, Samsung sold the fewest number of S series flagship phones since 2012's Galaxy S3, with a reported 31 million units shipping in 2018. To put that in perspective, the Galaxy S7 was the high-water mark for Samsung's S flagship, with some 50 million sales.