When you are out in the market for a new smartphone you expect the new smartphone should come with the least possible bloatware so that it can deliver the maximum performance. Right now this is only possible with Pixel devices from Google that offers clean stock Android version with no third-party app installed. And that’s the beauty of Android, you can install as many apps you want later as per your needs.
Earlier this stock Android experience was provided by Google to other OEMs with launching the Google Play Editon of devices. But that is long gone now. Now we have the Android One program that offers stock Android experience to a lot more devices other than Pixel with the same Stock Android Experience. Android One has a lot of benefits as you get updates directly from Google in the same time frame as they arrive for Pixel devices.
If you want to buy a phone with Android One, here is the list of devices:
Motorola One Action:
The Motorola One Action sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display with a punch hole on the top left corner. In terms of raw power, the Motorola One Action sports the Exynos 9609 Chipset from Samsung. It is coupled with a Mali G72 MP3 GPU which is a fairly capable chipset. On to the camera department, the Motorola One Action sports a triple rear camera setup comprising of a primary 12MP f/1.8 + a 16MP f/2.2 lens + a 5MP Depth sensor. On the front, it has a 12MP selfie camera for selfies.
The Motorola One Action has a decent 3,500mah battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C Port for charging. It also comes with a 10W Fast Charger in the box. Overall it makes up for a great budget device.
One of the best Xiaomi phones out there, the Mi A3 is an excellent device. The Mi A3 sports a 6.09-inch HD+ AMOLED Display. It is covered by the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. In terms of power, the Mi A3 is quite a powerful mid-ranger as it sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Chipset. This is coupled with Adreno 610 GPU. On to the cameras, the Mi A3 is a camera beast as well. It sports the Sony IMX586 48MP sensor + an 8MP Ultra Wide-Angled Lens + a 2MP Depth Sensor on the rear. On the front, it has a 32MP Selfie camera.
The Mi A3 has a 4,030mah battery which when coupled with the HD+ Display, makes up for impressive battery life. The Mi A3 has the 3.5mm headphone jack and comes bundled with an 18W Fast Charger in the box and is a compact and lightweight device. This device can now be upgraded to Android 10 as well.
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Motorola One Power:
The Motorola One Power, also known as the Motorola P30 Note in China, is a sub-mid range device. It sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display which is covered by an unspecified version of Gorilla Glass. It has the decently powerful Snapdragon 636 Chipset and is now upgradeable to Android 10.
On the camera department, the Motorola One Power has a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16MP + a 5MP Depth sensor on the rear. On the front, it has a 12MP Selfie camera on the front. Similar to other phones in the list, this also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and packs in a massive 5,000mah battery. While some may feel that this phone lacks in terms of specifications, but remember, it is a part of the Android One program. Also, this phone is now upgradeable to Android 10 Q.
Launched recently in India, the Nokia 7.2 has a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display with a waterdrop notch and for HDR10. Under the hood, the Nokia 7.2 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset which is combined with the Adreno 512 GPU. On to the camera department, the Nokia 7.2 sports a 48MP Primary + an 8MP Ultra Wide + a 5MP Depth Sensor. On the front, it sports a 20MP front-facing selfie camera.
In the battery department, the Nokia 7.2 has a 3,500mah battery which is bundled with a 10W Fast Charger in the box. The Nokia 7.2 has the 3.5mm headphone jack, along with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
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Nokia 9 PureView:
One of Nokia’s Flagships, the Nokia 9 Pureview sports a 5.99-inch OLED Display (1400 x 2880 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is covered by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. On the camera front, it sports a Penta camera setup comprising of a 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP sensor on the rear. On the front, it has a 20MP Selfie Camera for shooting selfies.
It has an in-display optical fingerprint scanner, misses out on the 3.5mm headphone jack. It also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. When it comes to the battery though, the Nokia 9 Pureview sports a 3320mah battery with 18W fast charging support. The phone is updated from Android 9.0 Pie and now currently runs on Android 10.
These devices made it to our list of the Best Android One Smartphones you could buy right now in India.
This Android One phone has an ultra-wide 21:9 Cinema Vision HD+ display with an in-screen camera that offers the best and the smoothest experience. There is a 48 MP camera powered by AI and Quad Pixel technology that allows 25 MP selfies with an OIS and Night Vision mode to shoot even in low light. The phone comes with an octa core processor that ensures fast performance, 128 GB built-in Universal Flash Storage (UFS) that can be extended up to 256 GB, 512 GB on a microSD card, embedded AI capabilities, Dolby Audio, 4 GB RAM, 3500 mAh Battery power and Dual Sim. The Motorola One Vision is a decent phone that can handle any task with ease.
Available in striking Nordic-inspired colors of Cyan, Sand and Charcoal, the major plus point of this phone is its Quad camera setup (13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera) with advanced AI imaging. The design of the phone is such that it has a 2.5D glass front and a scratch-resistant back. It has an incredible 20:9 6.55” touchscreen display, a powerful 4000mAh battery, 3GB RAM, dedicated Google Assistant Button, 64GB storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 720×1600 pixels resolution and an ultra-wide 118° lens.