Best Phones: Android operating system

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#1

Samsung Galaxy S7

96/100
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung's best phone yet. Regardless of what you are looking for in a phone, the Galaxy S7 has it and more. It will be a difficult phone to beat in 2016.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$45/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Ting
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 21 Carriers
#2
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

90/100
The combination of this screen, this performance, this camera and Samsung’s outstanding engineering make the Galaxy S6 our favourite phone to date.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$37.11/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 14 Carriers
#3

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

96/100
Samsung's latest curved wonder is super-stylish, super-powered and simply all-round super

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 72.6mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$49.74/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 13 Carriers
#4

Samsung Galaxy On5

Android 5.1 device with 5" display, 8MP camera and 1.3GHz quad-core processor

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 15 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$19.58/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#5
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S5

88/100
Samsung doesn’t differentiate its Galaxy flagship this year as well as it has in the past, but this does not belie the fact that the Galaxy S5 is a well-built smartphone that absolutely gets the basics right.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$29.16/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 12 Carriers
#6

Samsung Galaxy J7

Mid-range Android 5.1 device with 5.5" display, 13MP camera and 1.5 GHz Octa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 18 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$26.93/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#7
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy Note5 32GB

Follow up to the flagship Note 4 with S Pen, 2.1GHz octa-core processor and 4GB RAM

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 1 hour

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$45.17/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#8

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Feature packed phone with a quad core processor, 4.5" screen and a 2MP front facing camera

Features

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • 68.1mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$22.76/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#9

Samsung Galaxy S4

88/100
You are free to believe the hype. As smartphones go, the Galaxy S4 is among the best examples this year. It’s fast, has an amazing screen and is feature-packed (though some may argue it is more gimmick-packed). The camera is top-notch — though probably not the market’s best smartphone shooter — and the battery life is above average.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$24.10/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 10 Carriers
#10

LG Stylo 2

Android 6.0 phablet with 5.7-inch display, 13MP camera and 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 1 hour

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$50/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Sprint
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#11

Motorola Moto E LTE

80/100
Motorola proves again it is one of the best options for budget-conscious smartphone shoppers, offering up a very usable smartphone while asking for a fraction of the cost of one of the top-tier models.

Features

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • 66.8mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $7.99 Upfront
On a:
$59.99/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From TextNow
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#12

LG X Power

Android 6.0 smartphone with 5.3" HD display, 8MP camera and long-lasting battery

Features

  • 5.3 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 10 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$49/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Sprint
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 5 Carriers
#13

Samsung Galaxy J3

Android 5.1 device with 5" display, 5MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core processor

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 22 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$22.97/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 11 Carriers
#14

LG K10

Android 6.0 smarphone with large 5.3" display, 8MP camera and 1.27GHz Quad-core CPU

Features

  • 5.3 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$55/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From AT&T
Via Instalments + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#15

ZTE ZMAX PRO

Android 6.0 device with 6" display, 13MP camera, 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU and 32GB memory

Features

  • 6 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 1 hour

Pricing

Phone:
From $35.99 Upfront
On a:
$76/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From T-Mobile
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#16

Samsung Galaxy S III

91/100
As with all high-end Samsung smartphones the screen is really where most of the attention falls and the Galaxy S3 isn’t letting anyone down. The 4.8 inch 720p display is, by all accounts, amazing.

Features

  • 4.8 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • 70.6mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$21.28/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#17

LG K7

Android smarphone with 5" display with 2.5D Arc Glass edge and quad-core processor.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 11 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $119 Upfront
On a:
$30/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From MetroPCS
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#18

LG V20

LG's new premium device with Androdi 7.0, 5.7" display, Dual 16 MP camera and 4GB RAM

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 19 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$69.96/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From U.S. Cellular
Via Instalments + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 5 Carriers
#19

LG Tribute HD

Android 6.0 smartphone with 5" HD display, 8MP camera and 1.3 GHz Quad-Core

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 15 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$45/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Sprint
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#20

Google Pixel

Premium Android 7.1 device with 5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$52.03/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#2
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

90/100
The combination of this screen, this performance, this camera and Samsung’s outstanding engineering make the Galaxy S6 our favourite phone to date.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$37.11/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 14 Carriers
#5
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S5

88/100
Samsung doesn’t differentiate its Galaxy flagship this year as well as it has in the past, but this does not belie the fact that the Galaxy S5 is a well-built smartphone that absolutely gets the basics right.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$29.16/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 12 Carriers
#7
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy Note5 32GB

Follow up to the flagship Note 4 with S Pen, 2.1GHz octa-core processor and 4GB RAM

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 1 hour

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$45.17/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Net10
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#33
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto Z Play Droid

Customizable phone with Moto Mods, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM and up to 50 hours of mixed usage

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 2 days 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$65/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Verizon Wireless
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#48
Editor's Pick

LG G4

85/100
In terms of general build design, the LG G4 is exceptional. Like the G3, its large 5.5 inch screen makes little impact on the overall size of the device thanks to super-thin bezels. As a measure for comparison, the iPhone 6 Plus has the same-sized screen (with a lower resolution), but the G4 is almost a full 1cm shorter from bottom to top.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 10 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$32.58/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From The People's Operator
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 5 Carriers
#49
Editor's Pick

Google Nexus 5X

Upgraded version with Android 6.0, 5.2" display, and 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • 72.6mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$29.17/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Ting
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#64
Editor's Pick

Google Nexus 5X 32GB

Upgraded version with Android 6.0, 5.2" display, and 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 72.6mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $249 Upfront
On a:
$30/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Project Fi
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#65
Editor's Pick

HTC Desire 520

4.5-inch display, 8MP camera, quad-core processor and HD video recording

Features

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 12 hours 12 minutes

Pricing

Phone:
From $19.99 Upfront
On a:
$30/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Cricket
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#97
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

85/100
The Moto X Pure is an utterly fantastic top-tier phone, with an almost-great camera experience. Remembering that it’s a fair bit more-affordable than the other flagship devices out there, this is a forgivable trespass, but most of the problems could be fixed with a little bit more attention to good camera app UI design.

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 21MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • 76.2mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $299 Upfront
On a:
$15/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Republic Wireless
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#103
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto Z Droid

80/100
The Moto Z is a brilliant execution of an average idea. Through its Moto Mods system, Motorola has turned the idea of a modular smartphone where you can add and remove features on the fly into a simple, easy-to-use accessories. The problem is Moto Mods are fun, but not necessary. Mods aside, the Moto Z is a striking smartphone that almost feels like it's been ripped out of the future. There's a few quirks that come with "ultra-thin" territory, but the Moto Z is an interesting and innovative challenger device.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 6 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$81/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Verizon Wireless
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#104
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

Motorola's 2016 flagship phone with 21MP camera, 4GB RAM and customizable with Moto Mods

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 21MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 5 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$85/mo Plan
Cheapest Price From Verizon Wireless
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier

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