The Pixel lineup is not as well-known as the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy series, but it offers top performance, a slick design and some of the best camera technology available on smartphones. The most modern model is the Pixel 7 Pro, with excellent quality display, lots of AI features and a full-time battery life.

The Google Pixel lineup is also the best choice if like a minimalist Android experience. Most other phone manufacturers use custom skins to incorporate features and apps that aren’t found in the stock version of Android. Samsung’s One UI, and OnePlus’ OxygenOS, for example include features like gesture navigation, a gallery application that is better than the default one, and the ability to use a VPN integrated.

A Pixel phone is nearly always smooth and has minimal or no lag when running multiple apps. They also have the best storage of any phone in their price range. Our Pixels have been running for hours, running everything from Slack, Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube without any indication of slowdown.

Another benefit of Pixel phones is that they’re typically quicker than other Android phones when it comes to updating their software. In the majority of cases, Pixel phones are among the first to get major Android versions and quarterly Pixel Updates to Features. This is a great benefit for users who are looking for a reliable mobile that is up-to-date with latest security patches. The only drawback to the Pixel phones is that they’ren’t as customizable as other Android flagships.