Best Android Phones June 2018 – The Top Iphone Alternatives To Buy In The Uk Today


READY to ditch the iPhone and join Team Google? Here are the very best Android phones you can buy in the UK for June 2018.

Below you’ll find a selection of top phones, ranging from very cheap models to ultra-premium iPhone killers – so there’s something for everyone.

Alamy Live News The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of this year’s best phones

Samsung Galaxy S9 – a true iPhone killer

This is Samsung’s best phone ever. It’s got a huge 5.8-inch Quad HD ‘Infinity Display’, and runs on Samsung’s speedy Exynos 8895 chip.

But it’s got a load of great extras too, including Qi wireless charging and a completely waterproof design.

Throw in one of the best smartphone cameras available, and its undeniably worth the £689 price tag.

Best Galaxy S9 deals

Getty – Contributor The new Google Pixel 2 XL might just be our favourite Android phone ever

Google Pixel 2 XL – the ultimate Android phone?

Google created Android, so the company’s new Google Pixel 2 XL is arguably the best possible Android phone you can buy – because it gets all the latest software updates first.

It features a gorgeous 6-inch Quad HD display and Qualcomm’s nippy Snapdragon 835 processor, and offers a host of perks like fast-charging and support for Google’s Daydream VR headset.

With a thin, light, and attractive design, you can’t go wrong with the Google Pixel 2 XL.

Best handset price: Currys – £669

Corbis – Getty Motorola’s Moto G5 isn’t as pretty as a top-end Samsung, but it’s cheap and more than powerful enough for most users

Sony’s pint-sized blower is the perfect choice for people with small hands

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact – small body, big performance

Phones seem to be getting bigger and bigger, but you needn’t suffer under the weight of a hulking handset.

Try Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Compact on for size, which has a hand-friendly 5-inch display, but comes packing high-end specs.

You get Qualcomm’s supercharged Snapdragon 845 processor churning out stunning gaming visuals and silky smooth app performance, and a sharp Full HD display for watching Netflix on the go.

And you can bag one with this great deal…

Best handset price: GiffGaff – £23.53 per month (£25 upfront)

Motorola Moto G5 – best budget blower

Not all great phones need to cost the earth, as the impressive Motorola Moto G5 proves.

This cheaper phone comes in at under £200, and boasts a 5-inch Full HD screen and a generous 13-megapixel camera that’ll take Instagram-ready snaps with ease.

Better still, you can pick one up for a paltry £169.99 right now on Amazon, putting more expensive rivals to shame.

Best handset price: Amazon – £169.99

Alamy Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is a true titan of the smartphone world

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – no expense spared

Intended for power users, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has basically ever feature you could want from a phone – and a lofty price tag to match.

There’s a huge 6.3-inch Quad HD display, a dual 12-megapixel camera on the back, and a generous 6GB of RAM that keeps the phone running smoothly.

It’s also bundled with Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, and is up for grabs on Carphone Warehouse for £48 per month – with a £59.99 upfront fee.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals new specs

We gave the OnePlus 6 five stars in our handset review

OnePlus 6 – a flagship killer

Chinese firm OnePlus has only been around for a few years, but its high-end, low-cost smartphones have already become a huge hit in the UK.

The new OnePlus 6 offers iPhone-rivalling specs, including a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen, up to 8GB of RAM, and two cameras on the back (one 16-megapixel, one 20-megapixel).

It’s also powered by the top-end Snapdragon 845 chip, so it’ll run like a dream – not bad for £37 per month on O2 with an £89.99 upfront fee and 4GB of data.

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LG V30 – perfect for a Netflix binge

LG’s G6 wasn’t a huge hit, but the new LG V30 more than makes up for it.

This gorgeous phone has a super-sharp 6-inch Quad HD OLED display that supports HDR10 videos – that means better colours and contrast for your Netflix sessions.

Tempted? The best deal we’ve spotted is from Carphone Warehouse, getting you the phone for just £32.99 per month, with a £139.99 upfront fee.

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