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.

 

 

Specs

 

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

 

4G LTE

 

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.

 

Specs

 

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)

 

4GB RAM / 6GB RAM

 

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

 

4G LTE

 

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.

 

Specs

 

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.

 

Specs

 

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)

 

4G LTE

 

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.

 

Specs

 

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

 

4G LTE

 

Colours – Ceramic Black, Ice

 

3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

 

Price: around ₦75,000