Best Android Smartphones for 2021 – Features, Specification and Prices.

Check out Best Android smartphones in India for 2021 with spec, price and features and decide which Google-powered phone is best for you.

by Akansha_B Updated: 25 Feb, 2021, 06:11 IST
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Best Android Smartphones for 2021 – Features, Specification and Prices.


A smartphone is a boon technology has blessed us with, and we all are using it to its full potential. Android has been ruling the smartphone market for more than a decade. If you are looking to upgrade your phone, whether from a big or small phone, entry-level or top-of-the-line, Android offers everyone options. Unlike Apple's resolute release series, Google's device partners unleash a seemingly infinite stream of new devices year-round.

However, therein lies the dilemma: With so many options out there, how do you settle on the right one? Fortunate for you, we bring you the most tested and reviewed smartphones through research. Read on to know our top picks for Android phones for 2021.

1. Samsung Galaxy S20+


The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is along with the Galaxy S20 Samsung’s flagship phones, so it is no wonder it has topped this list. The S20 Plus has a slight upper hand then the S20, thanks to a larger 6.7-inch screen, 4,500mAh battery, a depth-sensing fourth camera lens and more storage options; they are mainly very similar phones and deserve the top slot.

With a highly competent camera array, 12MP standard, 12MP ultra-wide, and 64MP telephoto sensors, with a premium design and packed with full features. Samsung Galaxy S20+ might not entirely be the very best at everything, but they are certainly the best Android phones overall.

Released on

March 2020

Screen Size

6.2-inch/6.7-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3200

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990

RAM

8GB/12GB

Storage

128GB/256GB/512GB (S20 Plus)

Battery

4,000mAh/4500mAh

Rear Camera

12MP + 64MP + 12MP

Front Camera

10MP

2. Oppo Find X2 Pro


Oppo Find X2 Pro, the flagship most premium smartphone till date, reaches our list of the best Android phones for 2021, and with a top-end display, camera, and beautiful aesthetic. Its true selling point is the high resolution, 120Hz refresh speed, large size and software, making it compatible with playing games, viewing movies, or browsing through social media.

While the spec is all you can ask for it is the priciest device on this list, and that is why it isn't ranking higher up. However, if you can see past the high value, the Oppo Find X2 Pro deserves your attention, and we might even say it is one of the top Android devices you can buy right now.

Released on

June 2020

Screen Size

6.7-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3168

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

12GB

Storage

256/512GB

Battery

4,260mAh

Rear Camera

48MP, 13MP, 48MP

Front Camera

32MP

3. OnePlus 8 Pro


The OnePlus 8 Pro is the latest, most inclusive OnePlus Smartphone, and it comes very close to challenging the best Samsung phones.

Its screen can compete with its 120Hz refresh rate and crisp resolution, and the OnePlus 8 Pro has one of the best displays you'll have and more RAM than you’ll know what to do with on a smartphone. All in all, OnePlus 8 Pro is a stunning piece.

Released on

April 2020

Screen Size

6.78-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3168

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

8/12GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

4,510mAh

Rear Camera

48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP

Front Camera

16MP

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with exceptional features, a magnificent looking screen, is the latest Samsung smartphone with features for S Pen adding versatile ways to use your device.

Indeed, it is expensive, pretty large, and doesn't have all the Galaxy S20 Ultra quirks. However, those flaws are built up with plenty of advantages. It is a real top-end phone with best specs in every area, so if your budget (and hand) can stretch for it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra may be made just for you.

Released on

August 2020

Screen Size

6.9-inch

Resolution

1440 x 3088

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865 Plus / Exynos 990

RAM

12GB

Storage

128/256/512GB

Battery

4,500mAh

Rear Camera

108MP, 12MP, 12MP

Front Camera

10MP

5. OnePlus 8T

The OnePlus 8T might not bring that bang on headline feature, but it makes up for it by being reliable and offering everything you need pack at a cutting price limit.

One excellent feature within the given price is an AMOLED panel with a fast refresh rate of 120Hz, which guarantees that it looks grand no matter what you're doing. While the OnePlus model might lack some features like wireless charging and a high-end camera, it's all pretty satisfactory for the most significant part, and we're big fans of its beautiful screen.

Released on

October 2020

Screen Size

6.55-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2400

Operating System (OS)

Android 11

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

8/12GB

Storage

128GB/256GB

Battery

4,500mAh

Rear Camera

48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP

Front Camera

16MP



6. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra


The Galaxy S20 Ultra is, undoubtedly, Ultra. Announced as the final Samsung S20 series phone thanks to top-of-the-line specs and features. It may come with the very best specs, but it's costly, and it has a few flaws that mean it isn't entirely worth the price bump like you may expect it to be. That said, for those wanting high-end features available on a Galaxy S20 Ultra including the wondrous all-powerful 100x zoom you may want to opt for the Ultra over the other Samsung devices on this list.

Released on

March 2020

Screen Size

6.9-inch

Resolution

3200 x 1440

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

12/16GB

Storage

128/512GB

Battery

5,000mAh

Rear Camera

108MP+48MP+12MP

Front Camera

40MP

7. Motorola Edge Plus


Motorola smartphones rarely hit any best Android phones list since its devices tend to be more affordable and conventional; however, the Motorola Edge line changed it. The smartphone has a great display with curved edges, powerful features from its processor to camera, and all the features that make Motorola different like it's Moto Actions. The phone is rather pricey, which may put some buyers off, and in few regards, overall, you should consider if you like the Moto style.

Released on

April 2020

Screen Size

6.7-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2340

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

12GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

5,000mAh

Rear Camera

108MP + 16MP + 8MP + ToF

Front Camera

25MP

8. Xiaomi Mi Note 10


The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is not a smartphone you’ll hear many people talking about, but it deserves to be, as this Xiaomi piece is a masterpiece. It has a Penta-lens camera setup, headlined by a 108MP snapper, plus a useful AMOLED screen, quick charging, and a curvy design that makes it comfortable to hold.

It falls a little less in performance, as it’s packing a mid-range Snapdragon 730G chipset and battery life, as despite having a large 5,260mAh this to be fairly average. Although this isn’t a phone that will burn a hole in your pocket, some of the issues that can be overlooked.

Released on

December 2019

Screen Size

6.47-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2340

Operating System (OS)

Android 9

CPU

Snapdragon 730G

RAM

6/8GB

Storage

128GB/256GB

Battery

5,260mAh

Rear Camera

108MP + 12MP + 5MP + 20MP + 2MP

Front Camera

32MP

9. Sony Xperia 5 II


The Sony Xperia 5 II is a smaller in size, cheaper take on the Sony Xperia 1 II, though this is still a high-end phone despite its lower price. There’s no deficit of power from its Snapdragon 865 chipset and 8GB of RAM, and while its 6.1-inch screen isn’t as sharp as some, it has a 120Hz refresh rate, making the phone smother in performance.

Plus, comparatively, it is smaller and makes it much easier to use with one hand, unless you are adamant on getting a bigger phone, it’s arguably the better buy.

Released on

September 2020

Screen Size

6.1-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2520

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

8GB

Storage

128GB/256GB

Battery

4,000mAh

Rear Camera

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

Front Camera

8MP

10. OnePlus 8 Pro


OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone in its own right, thanks to its similarly high-end power and lower price. There’s a massive 4,300mAh battery, with fast charging, plus an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a triple-lens camera, and up to 12GB of RAM. Unlike its Pro sibling, this isn’t entirely a rival to the best Samsung and Apple handsets, but at what it costs it is pretty good.

Released on

April 2020

Screen Size

6.55-inch

Resolution

1080 x 2400

Operating System (OS)

Android 10

CPU

Snapdragon 865

RAM

8/12GB

Storage

256GB

Battery

4,300mAh

Rear Camera

48MP + 16MP + 2MP

Front Camera

16MP

Let us know which is your favourite from our list of android phones and are there any Smartphones that should have been in the list. Let us know your views in the comment section.

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