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(Pocket-lint) - Le monde des smartphones Android est très différent de celui proposé par Apple .

Alors quApple vise à vous offrir une expérience similaire sur tous ses appareils, Android embrasse la variété et propose des téléphones de différents fabricants. Le résultat est de nombreuses personnalités et caractéristiques distinctes parmi lesquelles choisir.

Cela signifie que la préférence personnelle de la marque joue un grand rôle, en dehors de lexpérience Android de base. Les prix sont également extrêmement compétitifs, ce qui vous offre beaucoup de choix.

Nous examinons en permanence toutes les meilleures options, voici donc notre récapitulatif des meilleurs téléphones Android que vous pouvez acheter en ce moment - et les raisons pour lesquelles ils méritent votre attention.

Pour ceux qui ont besoin dun peu plus de conseils pour affiner leur choix, consultez également la section FAQ sous nos choix.


Quel est le meilleur téléphone Android du moment ? Actuellement, notre principale recommandation est le Google Pixel 6 Pro . Cependant, nous vous conseillons également de consulter les Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra , OnePlus 9 , Oppo Find X3 Pro et Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G .


Notre premier choix : le meilleur téléphone Android

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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Pour

  • Des performances de caméra de premier ordre
  • Bonne expérience Android 12
  • Conception élégante

Contre

  • Pas de prise casque
  • La charge pourrait être plus rapide

Le Pixel 6 Pro est le smartphone le plus performant de Google à ce jour. Il est doté dun système de caméra de premier plan associé à un logiciel fantastique et est très rapide grâce à la nouvelle puce Tensor en son cœur.

Comme avec tous les smartphones Google, vous bénéficiez dune expérience Android pure et dun calendrier fiable pour les futures mises à jour.

La chose la plus impressionnante est peut-être le prix. Bien quil puisse rivaliser avec les meilleurs chiens en termes de performances, il le fait à un prix nettement inférieur.

Android phones we also recommend

While the Google Pixel 6 Pro is at the top of our list, we know it won't be the right phone for everyone. We all look for different things in a smartphone. Maybe you need top gaming performance, or maybe your top priority is camera quality. With that in mind, we've also selected the following devices for you to consider. 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Pour

  • Excellente finition et conception globale
  • Matériel puissant
  • Prend en charge le stylet S Pen

Contre

  • Pas de prise en charge de la carte Micro SD
  • Du côté plus cher

Samsung a livré la marchandise avec le Galaxy S21 Ultra, qui est un véritable produit phare pour 2021. Il est puissant, avec un écran exceptionnel, mais soutenu par un appareil photo qui livre réellement la marchandise - et bien plus que le Galaxy S20 Ultra quil remplace.

Il y a beaucoup de personnalisation dans le logiciel, tandis quun rapprochement avec Google plaira à la fois aux fans de Samsung et aux fans de Google. Cest un excellent téléphone, avec très peu de faiblesses.

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OnePlus 9

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Pour

  • Charge rapide superbe
  • Des performances impressionnantes
  • Enfin ajouté la recharge sans fil

Contre

  • Châssis en plastique
  • La charge sans fil nest que de 15W

Le OnePlus 9 est notre choix car il offre une excellente expérience à un prix plus abordable - sans certains des défauts subis par le OnePlus 9 Pro.

Il offre dexcellentes performances, ce traitement logiciel OxygenOS au toucher léger, une charge très rapide et un excellent écran 120 Hz - avec quelques coins coupés sur la qualité de construction pour atteindre un prix plus abordable.

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Oppo Trouver X3 Pro

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Pour

  • Beau design
  • Superbe autonomie de la batterie
  • Lun des meilleurs écrans que vous pouvez obtenir

Contre

  • Le système de caméra peut être incohérent
  • cest assez cher

Oppo est devenu de plus en plus impressionnant et du design unique et de haute qualité à la puissance abondante, le Find X3 Pro est lun des meilleurs téléphones Android que nous ayons jamais utilisés.

Il existe de superbes appareils photo, des logiciels de plus en plus raffinés et toutes les cases cochées pour une expérience Android optimale. Il offre une charge très rapide, un affichage fantastique et une excellente autonomie.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

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Pour

  • Grande autonomie et performances de la batterie
  • Conception mince
  • Cest un spectateur

Contre

  • Lappareil photo principal manque de stabilisation dimage
  • Il y a beaucoup de concurrence pour moins dargent si vous navez pas besoin de la 5G

Le Mi 11 Lite de Xiaomi a peut-être tout ce que vous voulez, mais arrêtez-vous dabord dadmirer le design, car il sagit dun téléphone mince qui a fière allure.

Cest un matériel de milieu de gamme qui offre dexcellentes performances, il y a un écran qui frappe toutes les bonnes notes et une autonomie de batterie décente - le tout avec la 5G.

Cela en fait un excellent package et un téléphone qui donne limpression davoir avancé en 2020.

Comment choisir le meilleur tlphone Android

Il y a beaucoup plus à choisir un téléphone Android quà choisir un iPhone : les divisions dApple sont principalement axées sur la taille, tous les modèles offrant une expérience similaire et peu de fonctionnalités uniques.

Les téléphones Android sont totalement différents : il existe de nombreux fabricants, certains bien connus et dautres plus spécialisés, il existe une large gamme de prix, de designs, de fonctionnalités - y compris des téléphones avec une certaine spécificité, comme les téléphones de jeu, par exemple.

Aller sur Google ou aller écorché ?

Lune des considérations est de savoir à quel point vous souhaitez que votre téléphone soit proche dAndroid stock. Bien que toutes les voix Android aient la même expérience sous-jacente, les modifications apportées par le fabricant peuvent apporter du caractère, elles peuvent également entraîner des doublons et des ballonnements.

Google propose ses propres téléphones - les téléphones Pixel - alors que seuls quelques-uns offrent une expérience "pure". Ces téléphones fonctionnant sous Android One sont aussi proches du stock que possible - y compris ceux de Nokia et quelques autres fabricants, bien quils soient rares.

Motorola offre également une expérience proche du stock sur ses appareils, bien que Lenovo offre une expérience complètement différente (Lenovo possède Motorola).

Les marques se sont généralement tournées vers Google au cours des dernières années : il y a une utilisation plus large des applications de stock de Google au lieu dalternatives dupliquées, ainsi que lutilisation de fonctionnalités telles que Google Discover sur lécran daccueil pour améliorer lexpérience.

La peau et le fabricant définiront lexpérience, avec OnePlus souvent considéré comme un toucher léger et bien optimisé, jusquau remaniement très évolué de Samsung qui regorge de fonctionnalités. Des marques comme Oppo, Vivo et Xiaomi (et anciennement Huawei) sont souvent considérées comme légèrement moins avancées en matière de logiciels - mais offrent souvent un meilleur rapport qualité-prix.

Considérations matérielles

Les téléphones Android couvrent tous les aspects du matériel, mais il y a vraiment deux domaines qui suscitent le plus de discussions : phare et non phare.

Cet écart sest récemment réduit, les appareils de milieu de gamme offrant une expérience plus proche du produit phare, ce qui signifie que les nombreuses expériences quotidiennes sont tout aussi bonnes sur un appareil abordable que sur un téléphone phare.

Qualcomm domine ces appareils, avec la série Snapdragon 800 au plus haut niveau et la série 700 à un niveau juste en dessous. Nous voyons maintenant de nouvelles versions du matériel de la série 800 réapparaître pour les appareils plus récents en tant que sous-phare - tandis que certains appareils utiliseront du matériel légèrement plus ancien pour en faire un meilleur rapport qualité-prix.

Samsung est le grand outsider ici, utilisant souvent son propre matériel Exynos, mais ayant souvent aussi un mélange de Qualcomm et Exynos. Huawei a également utilisé son propre matériel Kirin, bien que généralement, comme il ne peut pas utiliser Google, il ne soit pas considéré comme un téléphone Android dans le même sens.

Il existe de nombreux téléphones Android économiques, certains avec du matériel Qualcomm de qualité inférieure, dautres utilisant MediaTek pour faire baisser davantage le prix.

La RAM est ridicule - jusquà 18 Go sur certains appareils de jeu, tandis que le stockage correspond au prix, avec une extension microSD incluse sur certains appareils - mais pas tous.

Laffichage dicte la taille

Lune des grandes décisions est de choisir la taille de lappareil. Les appareils plus petits sadapteront mieux à votre main, les appareils plus grands offrent une expérience multimédia et de jeu plus immersive, mais peuvent consommer plus dénergie.

Les écrans de haute qualité qui étaient autrefois lapanage des appareils phares sont désormais courants dans les appareils les plus abordables, où vous pouvez obtenir un écran AMOLED sans payer les prix les plus élevés. Samsung Display est souvent considéré comme le leader du marché, de nombreuses marques déclarant un écran Samsung pour vous convaincre dacheter.

Le taux de rafraîchissement est le dernier champ de bataille, des 60 images par seconde typiques à 144 images par seconde sur certains téléphones de jeu. De nombreux téléphones sinstallent autour de 90 ou 120 Hz, les taux de rafraîchissement inférieurs étant désormais réservés aux appareils les moins bien placés.

Les courbes sont courantes, bien quelles deviennent lentement lapanage des téléphones phares, certains offrant un écran plat dans un appareil "normal" et incurvé dans un appareil "pro". Bien que la courbe soit belle, certains pourraient trouver la réponse tactile sur le panneau meilleure à partir dun appareil plat.

Appareils photo

Lappareil photo est laspect le plus souvent évoqué dun smartphone moderne et il ny a pas de fin de comparaison entre les différents appareils, tous prétendant être les meilleurs.

Le plus important est davoir un appareil photo principal qui prendra une bonne photo dans toutes les conditions - cest celui que vous utiliserez le plus, cest donc celui qui doit fonctionner. Il y a beaucoup de survente : hautes résolutions, capteurs de prise en charge, fonctions sophistiquées. La chose la plus importante est la performance de pointage et de prise de vue - cest pourquoi les téléphones Pixel réussissent souvent si bien.

Les performances de lappareil photo sont également un facteur de différenciation important, les téléphones phares ayant des appareils photo plus performants et les appareils de milieu de gamme ayant souvent des capteurs secondaires ou tertiaires qui ne sont pas de bonne qualité ou qui ne sont pas vraiment nécessaires.

Choisissez le téléphone qui vous convient

La meilleure chose à propos dAndroid est que Google soutient la même chose, vous pouvez donc passer dune marque à lautre et presque immédiatement vous savez où se trouvent les choses, vous pouvez avoir un accès transparent à vos e-mails et contacts, mais vous avez toujours beaucoup de choix. .

Il est important de choisir un téléphone qui correspond à votre budget, mais considérez également que vous naurez peut-être pas besoin de toutes ces fonctionnalités phares. Si vous nutilisez votre téléphone que pour la messagerie et la navigation sur les réseaux sociaux, avez-vous besoin de quatre caméras à larrière et de toute la puissance du monde ?

Si vous passez tout votre temps à jouer, un téléphone de jeu est-il mieux pour vous ?

Le meilleur téléphone sera le téléphone qui correspond le mieux à vos besoins - et pendant que nous testons et évaluons tous les téléphones Android que nous recommandons, vous devez prendre la décision et choisir le téléphone qui vous convient.

How to choose the best Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Go Google or go skinned?

One of the consideration is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phone running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as a light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often having a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without pay top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having a main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of oversell: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts, but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

How to choose the best Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Go Google or go skinned?

One of the consideration is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phone running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as a light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often having a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without pay top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having a main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of oversell: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts, but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

How to choose the best Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Go Google or go skinned?

One of the consideration is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phone running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as a light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often having a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without pay top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having a main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of oversell: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts, but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

How to choose the best Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Go Google or go skinned?

One of the consideration is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phone running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as a light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often having a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without pay top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having a main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of oversell: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts, but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

How to choose the best Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Go Google or go skinned?

One of the consideration is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phone running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as a light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often having a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without pay top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having a main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of oversell: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts, but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

Other products we considered

When trying to figure out what we believe to be the best Android phones currently available, we spent hours testing real-world performance, battery life and gaming; as well as getting out in the streets and snapping pictures. Then, we go over the results with a fine-tooth comb. We consider a range of factors when it comes to recommending devices - and also when a new device enters our top five selections. This isn't just our own testing, either, with consumer reviews, brand quality and value all taken into account, as well.

In all of our roundups, there are also many products we test that don't make the final cut. Since they may be the right fit for some people, however, we've listed them below.

How to choose the right Android phone

There's a lot more to choosing an Android phone than there is to choosing an iPhone: Apple's divisions are mostly around size, with all models offering a similar experience and few unique features.

Android phones are entirely different: there are many manufacturers, some well known and some more niche, there is a wide range of prices, designs, features - including phones with some specificity, like gaming phones, for example.

Stock Android vs. 'skinned' devices

One of the considerations is how close to stock Android you want your phone to be. While all Android voices have the same underlying experience, the alterations that the manufacturer makes can bring character, it can also bring duplication and bloat.

Google offers its own phones - the Pixel phones - while only a few offer a "pure" experience. Those phones running Android One are as close to stock as you'll get - included those from Nokia and a couple from other manufacturers, although they are rare.

Motorola also offers a near-stock experience on its devices, although Lenovo offers a completely different experience (Lenovo owns Motorola).

Brands have generally been drifting towards Google in the last few years: there's wider use of Google's stock apps instead of duplicated alternatives, as well as the use of features like Google Discover on the home screen to enhance the experience.

The skin and the manufacturer will define the experience, with OnePlus often regarded as light touch and well optimised, through to Samsung's highly evolved reworking that's packed with features. Brands like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (and formerly Huawei) are often seen as slightly less advanced with software - but often offer better value for money.

Hardware considerations

Android phones cover all aspects of hardware, but there are really two areas that get the most discussion: flagship and not a flagship.

This gap has narrowed recently, with mid-range devices offering an experience closer to a flagship, meaning the many day-to-day experiences are just as good on an affordable device as they are on a flagship phone.

Qualcomm dominates these devices, with Snapdragon 800 series at the top level and 700 series in a tier just beneath this. We're now seeing new versions of 800-series hardware reappearing for newer devices as a sub-flagship - while some devices will use slightly older hardware to make them better value for money.

Samsung is the big outsider here, often using its own Exynos hardware, but often have a mixture of Qualcomm and Exynos too. Huawei also used its own Kirin hardware, although generally, as it can't use Google, it's not considered as an Android phone in the same sense.

There are many budget Android phones, some with lower grade Qualcomm hardware, some using MediaTek to bring the price down further.

RAM runs to the ridiculous - up to 18GB on some gaming devices, while storage matches the pricing, with microSD expansion included on some devices - but not all.

Display dictates the size

One of the big decisions is choosing the size of the device. Smaller devices will fit your hand better, larger devices give a more immersive media and gaming experience - but can draw more power.

High-quality displays that were once the preserve of flagship devices are now common in the more affordable devices, where you can get an AMOLED display without paying top prices. Samsung Display is often considered the market leader, with many brands declaring a Samsung display to convince you to buy.

Refresh rate is the latest battleground, from the typical 60 frames a second to 144fps on some gaming phones. Many phones are settling around 90 or 120Hz, with lower refresh rates now being reserved for lower-positioned devices.

Curves are common, although they are slowly becoming the preserve of flagship phones, with some offering a flat display in a "normal" device and curved in a "pro" device. Although curved looks nice, some might find the touch response across the panel better from a flat device.

Cameras

The camera is the most often talked about aspect of a modern smartphone and there's no end of comparison between different devices, all claiming to be the best.

The most important thing is having the main camera that will take a good photo in all conditions - that's the one you'll use the most, so that's the one that needs to work. There's a lot of overselling: high resolutions, supporting sensors, fancy functions. The most important thing is point and shoot performance - which is why the Pixel phones often do so well.

Camera performance is a big differentiator too, with flagship phones having better-performing cameras and mid-range devices often having secondary or tertiary sensors that aren't good quality or not really needed.

Pick the phone that's right for you

The best thing about Android is that Google underpins the same thing, so you can move from one brand to the next and almost immediately you know where things are, you can have seamless access to your emails and contacts but still have plenty to choose from.

Picking a phone that fits your budget is important, but also consider that you might not need all those flagship features. If you just use your phone for messaging and browsing social media, do you need four cameras on the back and all the power in the world?

If you spend your whole time gaming, is a gaming phone better for you?

The best phone is going to be the phone that fits your requirements the best - and while we test and evaluate all the Android phones we recommend, you have to make the decision and the phone that's right for you.

En savoir plus sur cette histoire

Chaque produit de cette liste a été testé dans des situations réelles, tout comme vous lutiliseriez dans votre vie de tous les jours.

Un téléphone est quelque chose que vous utilisez toute la journée, tous les jours, nous avons donc largement utilisé toutes les options de cette liste pour voir comment elles résistent dans le monde réel. Nous avons testé la durée de vie de la batterie, les performances de jeu, la connectivité, les performances de lappareil photo et tout ce que vous pourriez avoir besoin de savoir. Ensuite, nous vous avons fourni toutes les données dont vous avez besoin pour vous aider dans vos décisions dachat.

Comme pour tout résumé, il nest pas possible de fournir une liste qui fonctionne pour chaque type dutilisateur, mais nous nous appuyons sur les expériences et les opinions de léquipe plus large de Pocket-lint - ainsi que sur une évaluation approfondie des domaines ci-dessus - afin de faire notre meilleur à cet égard.

Ce que nous avons toujours tendance à éviter lors de la compilation de ces choix, ce sont des comparaisons de spécifications et des lignes de marketing inutiles; nous voulons juste fournir un résumé facile à comprendre qui vous donne une idée de ce à quoi ressemble chaque ordinateur portable de jeu. Nos verdicts sont concis, mais cest purement dans lintérêt de la brièveté. Soyez assuré que toutes les choses sur cette liste ont été entièrement testées.

Écrit par Chris Hall. Édité par Conor Allison. Publié à lorigine le 16 Octobre 2013.