Those who love having a wide breadth of devices and the freedom to choose are likely to have an affinity for Android. The operating system supports countless phones, but this can also make it harder to choose the perfect Android phone for you. From the latest devices to older phones, which are the best of the best?
To make things easier, we’re breaking down some of the best Android phones released in 2020. New enough to have the top features and tech out there, while old enough to have seen a price drop through used phone marketplaces, these are all great choices for any smartphone user and Android lover. Check out some of our top picks for the best Android phones for 2021!
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
When the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra came out in 2020, it was touted as one of the best high-end phones out. Boasting a huge 6.9-inch, 120Hz display, 5G connectivity, massive 5,000mAh battery, and a groundbreaking 108MP camera, the S20 Ultra had some of the best that Samsung had to offer.
But with a launch price of $1,400, it was also one of the most expensive phones on the market. Now that a bit of time has passed and its successor has arrived, though, the device can be found in premium pre-owned quality at more affordable prices, going as low as $660 by some retailers.
- Quad-lens system that included a 108MP main camera
- Beautiful 120Hz AMOLED display
- 5G connectivity
- Massive 5,000mAH battery
- S Pen support
- Camera quality can be inconsistent at times
You can browse Samsung phones on Glyde here.
OnePlus 8 Pro
With a gorgeous 120Hz display, a whopping five cameras, and excellent performance, the OnePlus 8 Pro was one of the best Android releases of 2020. It also offers superfast wireless and reverse charging, as well as impressive battery life and sleek design. Originally priced at $899 when it was released, interested users can get the high-quality One Plus 8 Pro for less when they buy used.
- Reverse & wireless charging
- Four rear cameras, including a 48MP main
- 120Hz display with 2K resolution
- 5G capabilities
- No mmWave 5G support
You can browse Android phones on Glyde here.
Motorola Edge Plus
With a gorgeous OLED “waterfall” display and a triple-camera system, the Edge Plus was Motorola’s first device in years that was comparable to other flagships. Designed with the Snapdragon 865 chipset that powers other top Android phones, the Edge Plus boasts a smooth and fast performance, as well as great battery life because of its 5,000mAh battery.
While it was quite pricey at the time of its release, a pre-owned Motorola Edge Plus can be found on online marketplaces for as low as $553.
- Huge 6.7” Endless Edge display
- Three rear cameras with a 108MP lens
- 5G connectivity
- Great specs
- Limited zoom capabilities
- Thicker design than typical smartphones
Check out used Motorola phones on Glyde, here.
Google Pixel 4a 5G
A mix between the no-frills Pixel 4a and Google’s newer Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G is one of the best value 5G phones of 2021. More than just the 4a with 5G connectivity, the Pixel 4a 5G has some of the more updated features of the Pixel 5, including a larger 6.2-inch OLED display, the Snapdragon 765G, and new cameras. Originally priced at $499, a used Pixel 4a 5G can be bought for less and is a perfect option for those who want a device with 5G connectivity and excellent photos on a budget.
- Excellent photos with Google’s software
- 5G connectivity for an affordable price
- Large, AMOLED display with FHD resolution
- Occasional subpar performance in other areas
You can find the Google Pixel 4a on Glyde here.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
If you’re a power user that loves the benefits that a stylus can bring, you can’t go wrong with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Samsung’s S Pen performance remains unparalleled, with a super-fast response time and experience that feels just like writing with pen and paper. Plus, its dynamic 120Hz display makes scrolling and gaming as smooth as butter, while its 50x digital zoom ups your photo-taking capabilities.
With all those bells and whistles, though, the Note 20 Ultra also came at a premium price point of $1,299+ at the time of its release. Luckily, as time has passed, you can now find quality pre-owned devices for as low as $714.
- Unparalleled S Pen performance
- Great battery life
- Gorgeous 6.9-inch 120Hz display
- Design can be hard to handle
Browse used Samsung phones here.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G
LG has recently announced its leave from the phone-making business, but that doesn’t mean its past devices aren’t great phones to consider. With the V60 ThinQ 5G, LG effectively brought the newly popular foldable design to the public at a relatively affordable price. It boasts a detachable Dual Screen that is likely to be attractive to gamers, multitaskers, and anyone else needing more screen space. Additionally, it has 5G capabilities and a respectable camera system!
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G was released between $799 and $999 at launch, a price that was considered impressively affordable despite its 5G connectivity and dual screen. Today, though, the phone can be found for even less on used phone marketplaces.
- Dual Screen that’s affordable (and detachable!)
- Great battery life
- 5G connectivity
- Underwhelming cameras
You can look for used LG phones on Glyde here.
The Bottom Line
There are hundreds of Android phones on the market. The ones in the list above are some of the best, and each offers something different. If you want to see the full selection of used Android phones on the Glyde market place, you can do that here.