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From foldable screens to 5G connectivity, smartphone companies are innovating and evolving faster than ever. While Samsung's Galaxy line dominates as many people's top choice for the best Android phone, other smartphone makers are gunning for its place with great handsets of their own. Of course, all this competition benefits consumers -- we now have many choices of fantastic smartphones to pick from, and at a number of different price levels, from high end to budget phones. Read on to see our top picks for the best Android phone available right now. And while you're at it, check out our tips on how to buy a new phone.

Note that each device is independently tested and chosen by our editors.

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The refined, feature-packed Note 10 Plus closes the gap with rival phones. This top-of-the-line smartphone was made for people who want the best Android. It has a killer 6.8-inch screen, an all-day battery life and excellent camera tools. Read our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review.

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As the most wallet-friendly Galaxy S10 phone, the Galaxy S10E has a lot to offer. It's a smaller smartphone, which is great for those looking for a small grip, it has a super-fast Snapdragon 855 chipset and a long-lasting battery life. The device can also wirelessly charge other phones and accessories. Read our Samsung Galaxy S10E review.

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The Pixel 3A shaves a few features off of the Pixel 3: It's not water resistant, doesn't have wireless charging, has average battery life, and it maxes out at 64GB of storage. But the device adds a headphone jack and keeps the same rear fingerprint reader of Pixel phones, along with the amazing Night Sight camera that can shoot great photos in the dark. (Daytime photos look amazing, too.) Read our Google Pixel 3A review.

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Phones nowadays are constantly one-upping each other with pop-up selfie cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors and multiple rear cameras in addition to their selfie camera. The OnePlus 7 Pro has all the features du jour to keep us enticed, including a fast processor, a large AMOLED display, and an excellent triple rear camera setup. But it's the $669 starting price for this Android device that's the deal maker. Like many OnePlus phones, OnePlus' followup for the US market, the OnePlus 7T, is also an excellent smartphone. Read our OnePlus 7 Pro review.

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When it comes to budget phones, the Moto G7 is one of the most reliable and affordable budget Android phones you can find. Though its single speaker doesn't offer the greatest sound, and it takes mediocre low-light photos and video, the G7 has more than one rear camera, along with facial recognition and a fingerprint sensor to instantly unlock your phone. It also has an enduring battery life, expandable storage and a sleek design. And it charges really quickly, which is useful when you need to juice up your device while on the go. Read our Motorola Moto G7 review.

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