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The Best Android Smartphones of 2021 So Far

The year 2021 has witnessed the release of some of the best android smartphones so far. Samsung leads the way in this regard with several android smartphones already released. Other top brands like Oppo and Xiaomi are not left behind too. 

Thanks to these brands, android smartphone users can choose from a variety of available android phones on the market. In this review, we chose at least one best android smartphone released in 2021 from different companies. Also, we highlighted some of the major features of these phones and estimated prices.

Google Pixel 5A 5G

The Google Pixel 5a 5G was released in August 2021. It is a slight upgrade to the Pixel 5 released in October 2020. Like the Pixel 5, the Pixel 5a 5G runs on the Android 11 operating system but has a better battery capacity which can last up to 122 hours.

Also, it has amazing cameras which help you take beautiful pictures and support 5G connectivity. Furthermore, its 128GB of storage makes the possibility of running out of space nearly impossible. The price of the Google Pixel 5A 5G ranges from $629 to $699 on famous stores like Amazon and eBay.

Xiaomi Mi 11

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the earliest and best android smartphones released in 2021. The phone was launched in December 2020 but released to the market in January 2021.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a mouth-watering 108mp camera and runs on Android 11. The main camera supports up to 8k 24/30fps video footage.

There are varieties of this android smartphone in the market; The ROM and RAM range from 128-256GB and 6GB-12GB respectively. The Xiaomi Mi 11 does not just have a good battery to support its amazing features; it also has fast wireless charging up to 50W, 100% in 45 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 price ranges from $699 and $825.

OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus Technology Ltd Company blew everyone away when it launched the OnePlus 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9 Pro is part of the OnePlus 9 series.

The OnePlus Pro was released towards the end of March 2021. It combines different amazing features to feature on the list of best android smartphones. With 6.7 inches in size and a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, the OnePlus 9 Pro is ideal for lovers of big, beautiful phones.

Also, it supports up to 8k 30fps, 4k 30/60/120fps, and works almost perfectly on low-light. Its 50MP ultra-wide camera helps captures beautiful photos with precision.

Most importantly, the OnePlus Pro 9 is famous for having extremely fast 50W wireless charging. That is, you can charge from 0 to 100% in less than 45 minutes. No wonder it reportedly won an award for the fastest charging phone. The phone is sold for as much as $838 on Amazon 

Oppo Find X3 Pro

The Oppo Find X3 Pro does not come cheap but it is for a reason. Released in March 2021, the phone ticks many boxes for the choice of the best Android smartphones in 2021 so far.

The Oppo Find X3 Pro has up to 512GB ROM and 16GB RAM.  With this feature, you can easily download and play any soccer game (if you are a football fan).

It has 50MP sensors on its main and ultra-wide camera and its 6.7inches size makes for an amazing display. There is an argument that there is no Android smartphone in 2021 so far that guarantees as much amazing display as the Oppo Find X3 Pro.

With a 4500mAh battery and 65W wired charging, you can be sure of staying away from a battery drain. As earlier stated, this phone does not come cheap. It is sold for about $1,177 on amazon.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

It is not in doubt that the best android smartphone of 2021 is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Some say Samsung outdid itself with the release of this amazing phone. Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the first Android smartphones released in 2021 when it hit the market in January.

The phone is a total upgrade of the Galaxy S20 Ultra which drew criticisms from users after its release in 2020. The Galaxy S21 Ultra spots an amazing 108MP, double telephoto, and ultra-wide lenses. This makes it the Android smartphone with the best camera. 

The Galaxy S21 Ultra main camera supports video recording up to 8k 24fps while its selfie camera ensures dual video calling. Also, it has up to 512GB ROM and 16GB RAM.  Most interestingly, it has a 5000mAh battery capacity which can last for up to 114 hours. 

Considering its features, the $826 quoted on amazon is not too much to pay for the phone.


So far, some of the best android smartphones ever have been released in 2021. Depending on a user’s need and budget, any of the above-mentioned phones will be ideal. Interestingly, several other amazing Android smartphones will be released before the year ends.

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