Best Stock Android Smartphones (2022)

Reviewing the best Android smartphones in 2022 with that stock Google UI, no added launcher shenanigans. Including the Pixel 6 flagship phones and budget-friendly 4a (or 5a in America), Nokia 8.3, 5.4 and XR20, and Motorola’s Moto RAZR 5G and Edge 20 Lite/Pro. These are my favourite stock Android mobiles right now to suit any budget, check out my unboxings and full reviews here on Tech Spurt.

First up, Google’s own Pixel 6 Pro and original flagship are among the greatest camera smartphones. You’ve got a water resistant design, wireless charging, a crisp OLED screen and that Tensor chipset. Although no headphone jack or expandable storage. For less cash, there’s always the Pixel 4a or Pixel 5a, which are more compact and boast the same stock Android support and timely updates.

The Nokia 8.3 5G is one of the best alternatives, offering solid specs and a very good camera for around £300 in 2022. Or on a tight budget there’s always the Nokia 5.4, while the super-durable Nokia XR20 boasts that same stock Android design.

As for Motorola, check out the RAZR 5G if you’ve got stacks of cash. A solid bendy mobile, although the battery life isn’t great. Much cheaper is the Moto G31 which will suit most users just fine, while those Moto Edge 20 series handsets sport gorgeous OLED screens and specs to suit a range of budgets.

Check out my video on the greatest upcoming smartphones for more on the greatest blowers hitting the UK this year.

Best Stock Android Phones 2022 Chapters:
0:00 – Get on with it
0:42 – Google Pixel 4a
2:03 – Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
3:16 – Nokia 8.3 5G
5:02 – Nokia 5.4
6:26 – Nokia XR20
7:54 – Motorola RAZR 5G
9:08 – Motorola Moto Edge 20 Series
10:39 – Moto G200 5G
11:41 – Moto G31
13:20 – Round-up


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