Best Stock Android Phones

Best Stock Android Phones

Stock Android is usually a skin of Android that is mostly bare-bones with no special tweaks or features. Android One, however, is the pinnacle of Stock Android phones. As a program created by Google, it’s intended to update phones faster and add a more simple UI to the phones. The stock Android style means phones are easier to update than the super heavy UI that is included in so many Android phones today. Going with a stock Android device also comes with a massive performance boost. With fewer overlays and junk apps, a stock Android phone will use less RAM and processing power which will result in a faster phone.

These are some of the best stock Android phones.


Android One Program



Motorola One


Moto’s 2nd Android One phone (X4 being the first), boasts 6 hours of battery in 20 minutes when charging.

 Technical Specifications
GSM compatible (T-Mobile, AT&T), Bluetooth 5.0
5.9″ (19:9) LCD HD+ display
13 MP + 2 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera with flash
3000 mAh battery
4GB RAM/64GB storage
Headphone jack
Snapdragon 625 with Android Oreo 8.1
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Xiaomi Mi A2


Xiaomi’s second of 3 phones (Mi A1 and Mi A2 Lite being the other two) comes with an AI camera.

Technical Specifications
GSM compatible, Bluetooth 5.0
5.99″ (18:9) LCD FHD+ display
12 MP + 20 MP rear cameras, 20 MP front camera with flash
3010 mAh battery
6GB RAM/128GB storage
No headphone jack
Snapdragon 660 with Android Pie available
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Nokia 7.1


Rocking a smaller notch than the Moto, Nokia and Android One makes for a great phone that will receive quick and frequent updates. 

Technical Specifications
GSM compatible, Bluetooth 5.0
5.84″ (19:9) LCD PureDisplay FHD+ display
12 MP + 5 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
3060 mAh battery
4GB RAM/64GB storage
Headphone jack
Snapdragon 636 with Android Pie
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Stock Android Phones



Moto G6

Motorola is known for their stock Android with their own system features like “Moto Display” or “Chop gesture” to turn on the flashlight.

Technical Specifications
GSM compatible, Bluetooth 4.2
5.7″ (18:9) LCD FHD+ display
12 MP + 5 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera with flash
3000 mAh battery
3GB RAM/32GB storage
Headphone jack
Snapdragon 450 with Android Oreo 8.0
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OnePlus 6T


A flagship phone at an affordable price, OnePlus’s OxygenOS skin is a very unique skin. It has features that slightly customize the skin. It’s the sweet spot between stock Android and a Samsung Experience.

Technical Specifications
GSM compatible, Bluetooth 5.0
6.41″ (19.5:9) Optic AMOLED display
16 MP + 20 MP rear cameras, 16 MP front camera
3700 mAh battery
6GB RAM/128GB storage
No headphone jack
Snapdragon 845 with Android Pie
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Essential PH-1

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone (PH-ONE) was supposed to be the new Nexus program: fast updates and stock Android. However, things went downhill with their overpriced release and a variety of hardware/software failures.

Technical Specifications
GSM compatible, Bluetooth 5.0
5.71″ (19:10) LCD display
13 MP + 13 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
3040 mAh battery
4GB RAM/128GB storage
No headphone jack
Snapdragon 835 with Android Pie available
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