The best Android phones of 2022

This has been a great year for new gear and it brought us a range of the best Android smartphones for everyone. From the high-end phones with great camera features to more affordable devices, there are many options for anyone looking for a new phone.

If you’re looking for a new phone or a gift idea for someone special, here are the best Android phones of the year.

Google Pixel 7 Pro | $879

Google Pixel 7 Pro

The Google Pixel 7 is a great phone, and I’m a big fan, but the Pixel 7 Pro has all the features that really set it apart from the other phones this year, and it’s very well priced.

With the Google Tensor G2 chip, the phone is fast, the 10 to 120 Hz display makes photos, videos, and games look great, and the cameras are excellent with some of the best results I’ve had on a phone this year seen. And the overall phone construction is excellent and sturdy.

Where the Pixel 7 Pro excels, however, is with all the software features. You can remove distracting details in photos, enhance speech when recording videos, there is a cinematic mode for video, it translates languages ​​in real time and the astrophotography offers impressive results.

And finally, I love the ecosystem Google has built with the Pixel Buds Pro and the excellent Google Pixel Watch.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra | From $1449

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

No other smartphone this year surpasses Samsung’s displays or processing power, and their user interface has all the bells and whistles you could want. With the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung also brought together some of their best features, with the incredibly useful S Pen previously only found on their Note series.

And the phone really is a beast. The Octa-Core CPU with 8GB RAM hurtles through gaming and video editing, the Dynamic AMOLED 2X display makes everything look brighter and clearer, and the 108.0 MP camera captures epic photos with the best zoom available for Android.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a premium business tool for creators, or anyone who needs to work with their phone on a regular basis. I also highly recommend the 256 GB model with 12 GB RAM, which makes it incredibly fast and offers plenty of room for all your photos and videos. Learn more about the phone.

OnePlus 10T 5G | $789

OnePlus 10 T (left) and the OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10 T (left) and the OnePlus 10 Pro

This phone still amazes me, especially for the price. The OnePlus 10T can be charged from 0% to 100% in 18 minutes and it lasted me almost 24 hours. For a heavy phone user like me, that’s incredible, and no other phone on this list can top that.

Besides the battery, the phone has a smooth 120 Hz AMOLED display, the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, a triple camera system that takes remarkable photos even at night, and it’s the perfect size without being too big or too small to be.

This has been my go-to phone, and it really impressed me, and for the price, it’s a great deal. Anyone on the go or looking for a mid-range budget phone will love the OnePlus 10T, and the OnePlus Buds Pro are the must-have accessory. The earbuds are among the best I’ve used, with excellent noise cancellation.

OnePlus 10Pro 5G | $729

OnePlus 10 Pro

Before the OnePlus 10T, there was the OnePlus 10 Pro, and while it doesn’t offer the same power, the 10 Pro has excellent cameras, including the Hasselblad camera, and still charges incredibly fast compared to other phones.

The 65W SUPERVOOC charging gets the phone to 100% in about 30 minutes, which is a great, great feature, and the 10 Pro has good overall performance, a nice screen, and delivers a fast, reliable user experience from gaming to taking photos , or run a few apps at once.

However, I really liked the phone for its cameras. The 48MP main camera gives crisp, sharp results, and Hasselblad’s Pro mode makes scenes pop with all the controls you need to get the right colours, saturation and detail. There’s also a fun fisheye mode, and I’m a big fan of the XPan mode for really wide shots in color or black and white.

Google Pixel 6A | $499

Google Pixel 6A, Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 Pro
Google Pixel 6A, Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 Pro

The Google Pixal 6A is the most affordable phone on the list, and it’s still one of the best, with many features you’ll find even on the Pixel 7 Pro.

The Google Tensor processor delivers solid performance, the battery lasts up to 24 hours and takes great photos. While the phone doesn’t have a telephoto lens, the 12.2MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide cameras provide the kind of quality photos we’ve all come to expect from Google Pixel phones. It even takes photos of the night sky and has the same voice enhancement video feature you’ll find on the Pixel 7 Pro.

For anyone who wants a great phone, at a great price, and doesn’t need all the premium camera features, but still wants to take impressive photos, the Pixel 6A is a very good deal. Read more about the phone on their website.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 | From $1079

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 wins where few other phones even try. In 2022, Samsung once again brought us one of the best looking phones, and not just any rectangle.

The foldable phone fits in almost any pocket, it still takes great photos and I love how you can use the cover screen without opening the phone. You can take selfies, watch videos, and view notifications, all from the cover screen.

The Bespoke Edition of the Z Flip 4 is also very slick, so you can order it in different colors to really make it your own. And the unique phone cases offer more protection with extras like a ring that makes it easier to hold for selfies.

Note: Prices above are in Canadian dollars and include current holiday promotions. Prices will change.

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