The landscape of Android smartphones is huge, so buying a new phone is not a snap. Better yet, there’s a good chance you can’t see the forest for the trees. WANT editor Sabine Schults is eager to help you out and lists the top models of the moment.
Stress is without a doubt part of the buying process when it comes to Android smartphones. Even leaving out all the iPhone models. Nevertheless, the ocean from which to choose is still well-stocked.
5 best Android smartphones May 2023
These are the best Android smartphones available in May 2023.
#1 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra can’t exactly be called a bargain, but you get everything you could ever want in return. It’s a huge device with a lovely 6.8-inch OLED screen and a tasty 120Hz refresh rate.
The snapshots on this Android phone are of irresistible quality, thanks to the strong five-piece camera setup. Also not unimportant: with the large 5,000mAh battery, you won’t have to charge it every so often.
#2 Android: OnePlus 11
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Looking for an Android smartphone that feels premium but is a bit more affordable than the S23 Ultra? The OnePlus 11 is an excellent contender. The device features a large 6.7-inch display and has a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 doc under the hood.
When it comes to camera performance, this Android smartphone is not inferior to the S23 Ultra either. Thanks to its collaboration with Hasselblad, the image quality is spot on. In addition, it has a 5,000mAh battery. Thanks to the 100W charging speed, your phone is also filled with battery juice in no time.
OnePlus 11 too expensive? The OnePlus 10 Pro is also well worth it.
#3 Google Pixel 7 Pro
With Google’s Pixel 7 Pro, you get a handsome smartphone. This Android device features Google’s Tensor G2 chip, allowing the phone to perform powerful AI and machine learning applications. Think language recognition and real-time translation, for example.
That’s by no means all, as the Google Pixel 7 Pro has a stunning OLED display and great camera quality. The Pro variant has the advantage of having an additional camera with 5x optical zoom. Moreover, the screen (6.7 inches) is also slightly larger, making it perfect for binging your favorite series.
#4 Android: Samsung Galaxy A54
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Samsung’s A54 may not be as powerful and fast as the latest flagship model, but this Android device certainly stands its ground. As far as we are concerned, it is the best smartphone you can pick up under 500 euros.
Under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy A54 is the same 50MP main camera found on the brand’s Galaxy S23. So even if you like taking pictures with your smartphone, you’re in the right place. On top of that, on this 6.4-inch Android device you can take advantage of a fast image refresh rate of 120Hz.
#5 Google Pixel 6a
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If you don’t necessarily want to go for the latest of the latest, the Google Pixel 6a gives you a good device at a nice price. This 6.1-inch Android phone houses a fine 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in addition to the Google Tensor doc.
Like the Pixel 7 series, the smartphone utilizes Google’s superior image processing, making the photos you take with the cameras sharper and more accurate than many a competitor in Android land.