If we are thinking of buying us a new phone in 2019, you probably want to get one with Android One. The mobiles that are part of Google's Android One program –also called “pure Android” - incorporate several advantages, including having a stock version of the operating system, free of bloatware. Ah! And we also make sure that we will have Android security updates and patches for a good season.
The best smartphones with Android One (pure Android) of the moment
At this point in 2019, one of the brands that is getting the most out of Android One is Nokia. Several of its terminals already incorporate this "clean and super upgradeable" version of Google's operating system, and the truth is that Xiaomi is not far behind with its Mi A1 and A2 models.
Nokia 9 Pureview
If we want an Android One mobile with the best possible camera We cannot lose sight of the new Nokia 9 Pureview. A terminal that attracts attention thanks to the 5 cameras mounted on the back, capable of capturing a multitude of details and lighting nuances. Automatic shooting is fine, but where we are really going to get amazing results is in manual or RAW mode. We are facing a camera that requires a bit more skill than in other devices, but if we manage to master it we can achieve almost magical results.
As for the rest of the functionalities, we are facing a high-end range, so in that sense it comes very well served: SoC Snapdragon 845, 5.99 ”OLED screen with WQHD + resolution (2880 x 1440p), 6GB RAM, 128GB of storage and battery 3,320mAh.
Approximate price *: € 518.01 | See on Amazon
Xiaomi Mi A2
We could say that Xiaomi is one of those manufacturers that likes to play all the sticks. Of course, it also has mobiles with pure Android and the Xiaomi Mi A2 is the greatest exponent of the brand in this regard. An excellent option if what we are looking for is a very well priced mid-range and with qualities that will satisfy almost anyone.
We are talking about a seamless terminal with an elegant and clean design, a 5.99-inch screen with Full HD + resolution (2160x1080p), Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM and 36GB / 64GB / 128GB of internal storage space (without the possibility of SD, yes).
It also mounts a much more optimized camera than the Mi A1, with One 20MP large pixel 2μm selfie lens manufactured by Sony and a 12MP + 20MP dual rear with aperture f / 1.75, a pixel size of 1,250 µm, Dual LED flash and autofocus. The battery for its part mounts a 3010mAh battery with fast charging via USB type C that offers greater autonomy than you would expect. I said, a mid-range like the crown of a pine. The best mobile we can get right now for 150 euros?
Approximate price *: € 156.80 | See on Amazon
This European company, a survivor of the era when mobiles were real bricks, came back from the dead a couple of years ago and since then has done nothing more than present really hard-hitting devices. Of all the mobiles with Android One that the company has presented in recent times, this Nokia 7.1 is probably the best option in terms of value for money.
The Nokia 7.1 is a mid-range gem with a consistent build, an aluminum body with a crystallized back, and a 5.84-inch screen that is a delight. Presents a Full HD + resolution of 2220 x 1080p, capable of playing content in HDR10 and converting SDR videos into HDR full of color and brightness.
As for the rest of the hardware, mount a Snapdragon 636 chip, 3GB of RAM (there is also a 4GB version), 64GB of storage expandable up to 400GB, charging via USB-C with a 3,000mAh battery and NFC chip to make payments with Google Pay. The 12.2MP camera with f / 1.8 aperture is not bad either, but compared to the other components it is its weakest feature. In any case, one of the most outstanding terminals of the moment if what we are looking for is a device with the Android One system.
Approximate price *: 180 euros | See on Amazon
Motorola One Vision
The first Motorola One was a good terminal that was able to offer the best of Android One, but it was a bit lazy in terms of design. The new Moto One Vision looks much more attractive to the eye, and it also incorporates some features that make it shine in its own light.
What stands out the most is undoubtedly its screen with a 21: 9 aspect ratio. which makes the phone look longer than the rest. It is what is known as Cinema VIsion, which allows us to have a more “cinematic” experience when we are watching a movie or playing games with good graphics. Something that a more than decent Full HD + resolution with 2520 x 1080 pixels on the screen helps a lot.
In the guts of the device we find an Exynos 9609 processor running at 2.2GHz, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. To emphasize its powerful main camera, with a resolution of 48MP and aperture f / 1.7. The battery remains at a more than correct 3,500mAh with charging via USB type C. It also includes some interesting additives in the form of software, such as the Moto Display, with which we can activate the camera by making a small turn, among other things.
Approximate price *: 299 euros | See on Amazon
LG G7 One
The LG G7 One was one of the first phones to jump on the Android One bandwagon, and stands out above the rest for having a IP68 certification (protection against water and dust) and MIL-STD 810G military certification.
It mounts a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 32GB expandable ROM and a 3,000mAh battery. The screen is another of its great successes, with a 6.1 ”panel with QHD + FullVision resolution. The downside of all this is that it is not an easy device to find in stores. It is currently available through eBay, but it is more elusive than a leprechaun.
Approximate price *: 432 euros | View on eBay
In addition to these terminals, we also find some other interesting proposals with Android One such as the Nokia 8.1 (yes, Nokia is full with Android One) or the Xiaomi Mi A1 from last season, which to this day continues to maintain the type of way very dignified.
If you know of any other smartphone with pure Android that we may have left in the pipeline, do not hesitate to stop by the comments area!
Note: The approximate price is the price available at the time of writing this post in the corresponding online stores, such as Amazon or eBay.You have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.