It is increasingly difficult to find a device on the market that has this “Pure Android”, that is, that offers the native operating system interface without extreme customizations. Currently most manufacturers apply in their models to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Currently, only Google Pixel Y Android One offer what would now be that pure Android, but luckily there are still manufacturers that hardly customize the interface of their mobiles, offering practically a AOSP interface. Next we will review the best mobiles with pure Android, or almost, that you can buy this 2021.
We start with the best mobile that offers the best Android experience, and how could it be, this year is the new Pixel 4a, the mid-range that Google launched at the end of last October to the market. Here we will have the purest Android interface designed by Google.
With an official price of 389 euros, the Google Pixel 4a offers us a terminal with a 5.81 inch OLED screen, FullHD +, the processor Snapdragon 730, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, 3,140 mAh battery with fast charging and one of the best cameras currently on the market.
If you are looking for something more powerful and with the experience of Google we have the Pixel 5, which is not officially sold in Spain but can be bought without problems at a price of about 629 euros in the French version of the Fnac paying very little for the expenses of Shipping.
With the Pixel 5, Google raises the ante by adding the processor Snapdragon 765G, dual rear camera, wireless charging and 5G connectivity, in addition to betting on a symmetrical design in the frames of the device.
Nokia 8.3 5G
From here we jump to the Android One, the mobiles that after the Google Pixel offer the purest Android experience, and being Nokia currently the manufacturer that is most committed to offering this range of devices.
We start with the Nokia 8.3 5G, its most powerful device with Snapdragon 765G, 6GB / 64GB or 8GB / 128GB expandable with microSD, 5G connectivity, four rear cameras, 4,5000 mAh battery and fast charging. It was launched last December at an official price of 449 euros but it can be found on sale with significant discounts.
One level below, and for less than 200 euros, we have the Nokia 5.4, a mid-range Android One mobile launched in December 2020 that has a 6.39 “HD + LCD screen, Snapdragon 662 with 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB expandable with microSD, 4,000 mAh battery and also four rear cameras.
If you are looking for an entry-level Android One then the Nokia 3.4 is one of the options. This device launched in September 2020 has a screen of 6.39 inch HD +, with processor Snapdragon 460, 3 GB / 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB expandable with microSD, triple rear camera, 4,000 mAh and without forgetting the fingerprint reader, NFC and FM Radio. Its price is below 140 euros.
Nokia has another range of entry still cheaper and also launched in September of last year. For less than 120 euros it offers us the Nokia 2.4, the most basic mobile with Android One that is practically destined to be used with WhatsApp, social networks and little else.
It has a large 6.5-inch HD + LCD screen and inside the processor MediaTek Helio P22, 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory that we can expand with microSD cards, includes dual rear camera, FM radio and a 4,500 mAh battery. In this mobile we lose the NFC and the fingerprint reader.
Moto G 5G Plus
From now on, we jump to manufacturers that they do not offer extreme layers of customization, thus offering very little experience in which there are only small changes and additions. We start with Motorola.
Its current flagship is the Moto G 5G Plus, a 6.7-inch Full HD + device that has the processor Snapdragon 765, 6 GB of RAM, four rear cameras, double front camera, side fingerprint reader Y 5G connectivity. It was announced in November 2020 and its official price is 329 euros.
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Announced last September, with the Moto G9 Plus the manufacturer bets on a 6.8-inch Full HD + device, the Snapdragon 730G processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a huge battery of 5,000 mAh capacity, four rear cameras and side fingerprint reader. Its launch price is 219 euros.
Moto E7 Plus
In its entry range we find the Moto E7 Plus whose official price is 119 euros and also presented last September. Motorola offers us a 6.5-inch device with an HD + resolution, the processor Snapdragon 460, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage that we can expand, double rear camera and fingerprint reader. Here we lose the NFC.
Sony Xperia 1 II
Now we jump to Sony, another manufacturer that tries to offer the purest Android experience with hardly any modifications. Its current high-end device is the Sony Xperia 1 II, whose launch price is 1,199 euros and hit the market at the end of last year.
The Xperia 1 II features a 6.5-inch 21: 9 OLED screen with 4K resolution, the powerful Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, triple rear camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia 5 II
Another high-end manufacturer is the Sony Xperia 5 II, which has a 6.1-inch OLED screen FullHD +, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, triple rear camera and a 4,000 mAh battery. Its launch price was 899 euros and it also arrived at the end of 2020.
OnePlus Nord N10
The manufacturer Oneplus it also offers its users an experience that is closest to pure Android. Your personalization layer Oxygen OS It respects the AOSP interface a lot and it practically limits itself to adding more features.
The OnePlus Nord N10, launched in November 2020, offers a mid-range for less than 300 euros. It has a 6.49-inch FHD + screen, processor Snapdragon 690, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, battery 4,300 mAh and four rear cameras.
The OnePlus Nord also launched in November, raises the manufacturer’s bet by offering a 6.44-inch Full HD + screen, processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of internal storage, 4,115 mAh battery, dual front camera, quad rear camera and 5G connectivity. Its recommended price is 449 euros.
Finally, if you are looking for a high-end with an adjusted price then you are looking for the OnePlus 8T. For less than 550 euros you can buy its current flagship that has a screen AMOLED 120Hz 6.55 inches FullHD +, processor Snapdragon 865 + X55 modem, 8/12 GB LPDDR4, 128/256 GB, 4,500 mAh battery, four rear cameras, fingerprint reader on the screen and 5G connectivity. Its price starts at 549 euros.