Smartphones with the cleanest Android UI


Since Android is open source, their are tons of companies manufacturing smartphones and adding their own flavour on the already existing Android UI. Though some added features can be very useful while some can be insignificant. The very purpose of this is to ultimately give the brand a unique way people tend to see it – both on software and hardware.




Certain Android skin has appeared over the years and most of them seem to be filled with Bloatware that makes the Android system laggy, bulky and can slow down your activities in a considerable percentage even if a fast processor was shipped with the smartphone.



The purest Android UI are smartphones running on the Android One program, except for the Pixel series that are coming from Google directly. So, on our list, we got 5 smartphones that are running on the pure version of Android and are sure of receiving the Android 11 update when it’s rolling out.


1. Xiaomi Mi A3



This smartphone remains one of the best budget Android One smartphone from Xiaomi. The smartphone boast of an AMOLED display, a good mid range processor and it’s sure to receive the Android 11 update.





6.01-inch super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 286 ppi, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio


Android 9.0 Pie (upgradable to Android 10), Android One


Qualcomm Snapdragon 665


4GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB built-in Storage or 6GB RAM with 128GB inbuilt storage


48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Camera


32 MP Front Camera




Fingerprint Scanner (Under Display)


4030mAh Non-removable battery


Price: about ₦90,000


2. Nokia 7.2



Nokia smartphones are currently known as the purest Android smartphones and quick to get a software update or security patch. The Nokia 7.2 does great in display and camera.




6.3 inch IPS Display, 1080 x 2280 pixels (400 ppi), 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, Always on Display


Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)




Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One


64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage, up to 512GB Memory Card


48MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera


20MP Front Camera




Front/back Glass (Gorilla Glass 3), Plastic frame


3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery


Price: about ₦100,000


3. Nokia 9 PureView



The Nokia 9 PureView is the first smartphone to feature five (5) (Penta) cameras at the rear side. This smartphone is the best in photography for Nokia as it’s seen placed side by side with the iPhone X in camera comparison. Apart from the camera, the smartphone also has good features baked into it and will eventually be updated to Android 11.




5.99-inch, P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2880 pixels (534 ppi)


Android 9.0 Pie, AndroidOne


Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 with 6GB RAM


128GB built-in storage with no support for memory card


Penta 12MP camera and a 20MP front camera


Qi Wireless Charging


Fingerprint sensor (under display)


3, 320 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery


Price: around ₦250,000


4. Motorola One Vision



The Motorola One Vision is one of the renowned smartphones from Motorola shipping with some really good best-in-budget specs. Also, with the Android One program that should give this smartphone an edge.




6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2520 pixels


Android 9.0 Pie OS; Android One


Octa-core Exynos 9609 CPU with 4GB RAM


128GB built-in storage space, up to 1TB with a memory card


Dual 48MP + 5MP rear camera and a 25MP front camera


Fingerprint scanner (rear)




3,500mAh non-removable Li-Po battery


Price: around ₦108,000


5. Nokia 6.2



The Nokia 6.2 is just a step below the Nokia 7.2 and it still got enough tech to make it an outstanding cost-effective smartphone.




6.3 inch IPS Display with waterdrop notch, 1080 x 2280 pixels (400 ppi), HDR10, Always on Display


Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One


Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 CPU


32GB / 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage


up to 512GB Memory Card


16MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera


8MP Front Camera




Colours – Ceramic Black, Ice


3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery


Price: around ₦75,000