You could say with the Google Pixel 4a, Google was already up against long odds facing the outgoing Pixel 3a, a phone we also named our Editors' Choice phone of the year in 2019. And yet, the Pixel team did exactly that: the 4a is faster, better future-proofed (more RAM and storage), lasts longer on a charge, and is simply better designed than its predecessor, featuring a more modern display with impressively little bezel. Oh, and Google did all this for $50 less than the Pixel 3a. It was the definition of a smartphone homerun, and seven out of eight Android Police editors agreed (someone voted for the Z Fold2 ಠ_ಠ). Read More
2020 has undoubtedly been a year to remember. Separate from the pandemic and other concerns, plenty of interesting, unusual, and great phones landed. So, to supplement our own upcoming editors' choice phone of the year, it's time to kick off the nomination process for our Android Police 2020 Readers' Choice Smartphone of the Year, ahead of next weekend's vote. Now is the time to make your voice heard and advocate for a specific model. Read More
2019 hasn't been what you'd call a huge year for smartphones. In many ways, our phones are more alike than they ever have been, and the things that set them apart are, similarly, less consequential than ever. But that doesn't mean there wasn't a phone that stood out in a really noticeable, important way to the Android Police editorial staff.
That also doesn't mean we all agree on which phone that is. In a vote among Android Police's seven editors (plus Artem), it was a very close race. The winning phone took away four votes to the runner-up's three, and strong arguments were made for both. Read More
2019 is winding down, and at the end of this year, we'd like to do things a little differently. In addition to our own upcoming editor-selected phone of the year, we'd like to see you, our readers, chime in when it comes to the subject. But before we put it to a vote, I'd like us to assemble a list of candidates for our readers' choice awards together. Read More