Best Android of 2022
With an incredibly diverse range of options, picking the best android of 2022 can be overwhelming. But, with our constantly updated selection of phones, we’ve made the process a whole lot easier. We’ve got everything from a flagship that rivals Apple’s iPhone 14 to an affordable small phone that packs a punch.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
The most recent Google-designed flagship phone is one of our top picks for Android devices in 2022, thanks to a combination of sublime hardware and clean software that’s just a pleasure to use. Its octa-core processor with 8GB of RAM blazes through gaming and video editing, while its super-bright display makes content look sharp and vibrant. Its dual cameras are in a class of their own, too, scoring perfect scores across all our blind tests and offering up incredible detail, colour accuracy, and a variety of handy extras that let you edit photos further in-phone.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung’s latest flagship is a real winner and the best Android phone to buy for people who like to take notes or draw on their phone, with its built-in stylus. The sizable 200-megapixel sensor and pair of telephoto lenses deliver a photographic experience that’s hard to match, especially when the phone’s software is used to its full potential. Whether you’re using it to capture an epic landscape or just snap a selfie, the S23 Ultra will give you the best results of any phone on the market.
Flagships don’t always need to cost over PS1,000, as Asus proves with the ROG Phone 7. Its powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip keeps up with the best in its class, while the sleek design and battery life are impressive. The lack of attention-grabbing features and camera performance may disappoint some, but it’s still a worthy contender to consider.
Honor Magic 5 Pro
The first smartphone from the former Huawei sub-brand is a solid flagship that doesn’t overdo it on luxury features or confusing software. Its gorgeous big display, strong camera performance, and a well-rounded design will polarise opinion, but overall this is an excellent device to buy if you’re looking for a flagship without the price tag.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
The Moto Edge 40 Pro is a reminder that Motorola knows how to make good smartphones, even in this increasingly competitive market. Its excellent cameras, high-quality build, and blazingly fast charging help it to compete with the best in its class. However, the ‘Edge 40’ moniker doesn’t quite sit right with us and its heavy-handed UI isn’t the most user-friendly.
Asus’s Zenfone 9 is a great compact phone for those who prefer to keep things small. Its octa-core CPU and massive battery pack are both impressive, while the 5.5-inch display is plenty large for a compact handset. The internal storage is a little tight at 128GB, but many smartphones support microSD cards for cheap expansion. The Asus is also the only small phone that we’ve tested with an eSIM, which could be useful if you want to cut down on carrier bills.