If you are searching for a new phone but don’t like using iPhone, you have a variety of phones to choose from. But the large selection of Android phones can be a little confusing. Which brand or model can offer the best specs to a digital nomad?
These top 5 Android phones are solid choices and the best you can currently buy. If you’re looking for a smaller phone, we have you covered there as well.
Best new Android phones to choose from right now:
1) Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
As the first pick, we have the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. This is arguably the best Android phone you can buy right now. (Taking into account that you don’t mind the more significant dimensions of the phone, of course.) You are getting a 6.8 inch OLED screen with excellent brightness, so even in the direct sun, you won’t have any issues seeing the image. The next big bonus is its Samsung Galaxy S pen, which you can use with this particular Samsung. The phone does not have a place in its body for the pen as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra does. But still, even the possibility of using it can be a benefit for a lot of people.
The other specs of the phone are also the best you can buy right now. The photos the camera takes are excellent, and the big battery and memory of the phone lets you take a lot of them. You have a selection of three cameras, which are telephoto, wide and ultra-wide. All three take high-quality photos, and zooming in on this phone is especially impressive.
2) Sony Xperia 1 iii
Sony Xperia 1 MK III is the latest and greatest Sony Android phone. It is the flagship phone and still has a 3,5 mm jack, which tells you a lot. This phone is perfect for real digital nomads, who like to use their phone to its maximum. You have a 6.5 inch OLED screen with 4k resolution and 120 Hz, which is the only flagship phone with a 4k screen you can buy right now. Also, the resolution of the screen is 21:9, which is perfect for watching movies. It brings along more positive attributes than just watching movies, though. Thanks to this resolution, it is slim and fits perfectly into your hand. Also, it helps with showing more content on the screen while scrolling.
The other specs are also great. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, waterproof body, and cameras offer you the same pro quality photography as you have on the Sony Alpha cameras. It also allows you to record fantastic videos using the same technology as the Sony Alpha cameras.
3) OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro is a fast, reasonably priced, and quite good-looking Android phone. The phone’s price is the biggest argument for buying the phone, because it is lower than the two phones we’ve already mentioned, but offers you nearly the same experience as Sony and Samsung. The camera is decent, but the quality is not as good as Sony or Samsung. But if you do not worry about taking photos as much, this phone can be perfect.
You will get a Qualcomm snapdragon 888, unique looking, fast refreshing screen with 6.7 inches. The Android inside is also changed to Oxygen OS, one of the quickest Android skins out there. In addition, it offers you a lot of customization in the user interface if you are into that. All in all, you are getting a solid phone for the price.
4) Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel has been working hard to be the best phone, but the latest Pixel 5 is more of a compact phone than the best hardware you can get. The clean Android, which runs on Google phones, is much better than many alternative skins that other manufacturers apply. It is just a smooth phone which takes fantastic photos. Also, the video quality is a lot better in this year’s Pixel phones.
If you like things that reliably work every time you want them to, the Google Pixel 5 is a no-brainer to buy. Even if the lower specs of the phone might discourage you, the experience while using the phone is the same as if you would have with the higher specs, thanks to the optimization Google offers.
5) Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The final choice in this list is a nearly year-old Android phone, but still solid enough to make it on the list. If you are interested in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, but would like to have a comfortable design along with the S Pen stylus built in so you can scribble quick notes on your phone, you have no other choice. This phone feature a stylus directly in the body. Otherwise, the phone is nearly the same as the mentioned Samsung S21 Ultra. So if you have to decide, it is just a matter of design and a few extra features that distinguish these two phones.