Top Android Phones in 2022
With the competition in the market of smartphones purchasing a new gadget seems quite a difficult task. In the article, you will find a list of the latest models of Android smartphones including those by Google, Sony, and Samsung, as well as more reasonably priced options.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, similarly to the Note offers S Pen functionality with a super-responsive stylus, and an innovative camera, optimized with a new neural processing unit. The front camera shows outstanding performance as well. The AMOLED display is stunning both when scrolling and scribbling. The model comes in four colors – Phantom White, Phantom Black, Green, and Burgundy. For Android fans, searching for good quality, Galaxy S22 Ultra is an excellent choice.
Screen: 6.8in, 1440×3088 AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Exynos 2200 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB • Software: Android 12 with OneUI • Cameras: 108+12+10+10MP (rear), 40MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 163.3×77.9×8.9mm • Weight: 229g
Google Pixel 6 Pro
With this unlocked mobile phone, released in October 2021, you are free to change carriers and select your own data plan. This model is the most highly effective among the Pixel models. It is made of metal (aluminum frame) and glass (back and front, made of Gorilla Glass Victus), with no use of plastic. The three wide and ultra-wide lenses of the camera, accompanied by algorithm-assisted shooting modes, provide distinctive pictures in any condition. It is fitted with a 4x optical zoom and a sensor that captures 150% more light. Moreover, special tools like Pixel’s Magic Eraser, Portrait Mode, and Motion Mode. as well as Face Unblur, make the pictures more precise and sharper. Google Tensor processor, developed by Google and made specifically for Pixel, ensures the model’s high performance. The OLED display provides perfect contrast and vivid colors. The model is presented in the following colors: Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black. The battery saves power when you use your favorite applications.
Screen: 6.7in, 1440×3120 LTPO OLED, 120Hz • Processor: Google Tensor • RAM: 12GB • Storage: 128/256GB • Software: Android 12 • Cameras: 50+48MP (rear), 11.1MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 163.9×75.9×8.9mm • Weight: 210g
OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10 Pro was released in January 2022. This model is fitted with a camera with three lenses, and you can take pictures in three improved shooting modes. The 6.7-inch screen provides bright and colorful imaging, as well as dynamic refresh rates. The battery life is quite long, thanks to reduced power consumption, and it takes only 15 minutes to charge the phone. The smartphone’s performance is high level. Talking about the design, look at least at the model’s 3D ceramic rear camera cover. Style, exclusive materials, and natural colors (Volcanic Black, Emerald Forest, and Panda White) compose the model’s design melody. It is made of glass (front and back, built of Gorilla Glass), and metal (aluminum frame). Excellent news for gamers – with the HyperBoost gaming engine, accelerating the CPU and CPU, four hours of gaming are guaranteed.
Screen: 6.7in, 1440×3216 AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128/256GB • Software: Android 12 with OxygenOS • Cameras: 48+50+8MP (rear), 32MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 163×73.9×8.6mm • Weight: 201g
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Released in March 2022, Oppo Find X5 Pro this remarkable smartphone in a ceramic shell is fitted with a brilliant 6.7-inch and 1 billion color display. The model boasts a high-performance camera with ultra-wide sensors, bringing the quality of your pictures to a new level. What is more, the plastic lenses are enhanced with ultra-transparent glass for more genuine colors. The self-developed imaging NPU ensures high-quality night filming, with vibrant colors and distinctive imaging, while Binaural Recording guarantees clear sounds and reduced background noise.
The smartphone is built of glass (the front, Gorilla Glass Victus), ceramic or eco-leather (back), and aluminum frame. It is represented in two colors: Ceramic White and Glaze Black.
The 5000mAh battery ensures fast charging rates, delivering 50% charge in 12 minutes, and 100% charge in 47 minutes. An innovative heat-dissipation system helps the phone stay cool even during intensive work.
Screen: 6.7in, 1440×3216 AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 256GB • Software: Android 12 with ColorOS • Cameras: 50+50+13MP (rear), 32MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 163.7×73.9×8.5mm • Weight: 218g
Realme GT 2 Pro
Released in January 2022, this Android model is cost-effective. Its back panel is made of an eco-material, biopolymer, which is more durable than glass. Biopolymer reduces carbon emissions during manufacturing by 35.5%. 5000 mAh battery charge is sufficient for a day, and you can get a 100% charge in only 33 minutes.
The model’s design was inspired by paper, and it comes in four colors: Paper White, Paper Green, Steel Black, and Titanium Blue. The model is thin like paper – with a body of 8.18 mm and a weight of 189g. The Stainless Steel Vapor Cooling System Max is two times bigger than before and it lowers the temperature of the core by up to 19 degrees.
The packaging has been redesigned as well, with less plastic – only 0.3%.
Realme GT 2 Pro is characterized by better reception of Wi-Fi, 5G, and NFC. Having 12 antennas, it chooses the optimal antennas to provide more robust signals.
An ultra-wide 150-angle camera is a perfect solution for group photos and landscapes.
Screen: 6.7in, 1440×3216 LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128/256GB • Software: Android 12 with Realme UI • Cameras: 50+50MP (rear), 32MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 163.2×74.7×8.2mm • Weight: 199g
Google Pixel 6a
This affordable model, under £400, offers instant output and excellent cameras to its lucky owner. Released in May 2022, this smartphone has got an eye-catching design as is thinner and lighter than its predecessor Google Pixel 6.
The model’s body is made up of a glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), an aluminum frame, and a plastic back (Pixel 6 had a glass back). It is no more slippery, which was the case with the Pixel 6 and it can be easily held with one hand. You can find the model in three colors – Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage.
As for the camera, Pixel smartphones are famous for taking perfect pictures with little effort, though the camera’s primary lens has deteriorated from a 50-megapixel wide-angle to a 12.2-megapixel wide-angle.
Screen: 6.1in, 1080×2400 OLED, 60Hz • Processor: Google Tensor • RAM: 6GB • Storage: 128GB • Software: Android 12 • Cameras: 12+12.2MP (rear), 8MP (front) • Battery: 4,410mAh • Dimensions: 152.2×71.8×8.9mm • Weight: 178g
OnePlus Nord 2T
OnePlus Nord 2T doesn’t differ a lot from the original Nord 2, but anyway, it is one of the most reasonably priced Android smartphones (up to £400). It is fitted with an excellent camera, and a high-performance MediaTek processor, and has got a brilliant design. Limited display brightness in direct sunshine and the lack of speakers’ low-end weight seem to be the only drawbacks of this model.
The 32-megapixel selfie camera is an upgrade in comparison to its ancestor. AI deblurring algorithm will add to the excellence of your selfies. Due to Nightscape Mode and silky-smooth OIS, you will get brighter and more distinctive pictures in low light.
80W recharging is quite a significant advantage, despite the absence of wireless charging.
OnePlus Nord 2T isn’t fitted with a headphone jack and microSD memory slot, but surely it has lots of other features, a silent mode slider, for instance.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1300 Chipset improves everything from gaming to graphics and app launch. Although, the size of the phone isn’t ideal for gaming.
Screen: 6.43in, 1080×2400 AMOLED, 90Hz • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 1300 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128/256GB • Software: Android 12 with OxygenOS • Cameras: 50+8+2MP (rear), 32MP (front) • Battery: 4500mAh • Dimensions: 159.1×73.2×8.2mm • Weight: 190g
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Released in February 2022, Samsung Galaxy S22+ is not very much different from Samsung Galaxy S21+, and someone may see no reason for the production of a new model. Moreover, S22+ is marred by Galaxy S22 Ultra. In comparison to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it is smaller in size, which makes it more comfortable to hold. It is more expensive than the S22.
Its triple-camera set is excellent, and the AMOLED panel is one of the best among Android smartphones. The display and audio are brilliant as well. The battery life is quite long. All these features though can be found in S21 FE, or S21+, for a better price.
The smartphone is stylish and attractive. The model is composed of a glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), a glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), and an aluminum frame. It comes in the following colors – Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream, and Bora Purple.
Compared to Samsung Galaxy S21+, this model has a bit smaller display – 6.6 inches (S21 – 6.7 inches).
Screen: 6.6in, 1080×2340 AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Exynos 2200 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128/256GB • Software: Android 12 with OneUI • Cameras: 12+50+10MP (rear), 10MP (front) • Battery: 4500mAh • Dimensions: 157.4×75.8×7.6mm • Weight: 195g
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Released in December 2021, Xiaomi 12 Pro has got a range of pros, like powerful SOC, high-quality camera and display, wireless charging, all-day battery, rapid refresh rates, etc. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and the 6.73-inch panel will make your experience absolutely amazing.
On the downside, there is neither a Mini Jack nor a MicroSD slot, and no water and dust protection either. It is not recommended for intensive gaming as well, and the battery life is better in the 12t Pro.
The model is made up of a glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), a glass back and an aluminum frame, and comes in four colors – Black, Blue, Green, and Violet.
Screen: 6.73in, 1440×3200 LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 256GB • Software: Android 12 with MIUI • Cameras: 50+50+50MP (rear), 32MP (front) • Battery: 4600mAh • Dimensions: 163.6×74.6×8.2mm • Weight: 205g
Sony Xperia 1IV
Sony Xperia 1IV was released in June 2022. It offers amazing performance, a brilliant 4K screen, and a day-long battery. But the highlight of this model is its photographic features – high image quality, a wide range of manual options, and fast shooting. It is also fitted with continuous optical zoom.
The model is composed of an aluminum alloy and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It comes in Black, Violet, and White colors.
The battery of the smartphone has a capacity of 5000 mAh.
Screen: 6.5in, 1644×3840 OLED, 120Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 • RAM: 12GB • Storage: 256GB • Software: Android 12 • Cameras: 12+12+12MP (rear), 12MP (front) • Battery: 5000mAh • Dimensions: 165x71x8.2mm • Weight: 185g
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Released in September 2022, this fast-charging camera phone (125W) is available in two colors – Starlight White and Interstellar Black. It has plenty of great features, among which there are its attractive build and a brilliant pOLED display with 144 Hz refresh rates. A high-resolution camera setup with a 200-megapixel main camera and a 60-megapixel selfie camera provides for bright distinctive pictures with an ideal balance of highlights and shadows.
There are a few drawbacks, however, like the lack of expandable storage and protection against water.
Screen: 6.67in, 1080×2400 pOLED, 144Hz • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 • RAM: 8/12GB • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB • Software: Android 12 • Cameras: 200MP+50MP+12MP (rear), 60MP (front) • Battery: 4610mAh • Dimensions: 162x74x8.4mm • Weight: 199g
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The best solution for productivity and multitasking, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, is easy to handle in any position. All is high-quality here – the materials, the build (glass front in a folded position, plastic front in an unfolded position, an aluminum frame), the camera system, as well as 5G connectivity.
Released in August 2022, this Samsung model is considered pocket-friendly due to its lightweight materials. It comes in the following naturally classic colors – Greygreen, Phantom Black, Beige, and Burgundy.
Its 6.2 – inch cover screen keeps icons within the thumb’s reach so that you can control it with one hand. The main screen’s size is 7.6 inches.
The only disadvantage of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is its price.
Screen: 7.6in, 1812×2176 AMOLED, 120Hz (main), 6.2in, 902×2316 AMOLED, 120Hz (cover) • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 • RAM: 12GB • Storage: 256/512GB/1TB • Software: Android 12 with OneUI • Cameras: 50MP+12MP+10MP (rear), 4MP (under display) • Battery: 4,400mAh • Dimensions: 130x155x6.3mm (unfolded) • Weight: 263g