Whether stock Android is better or a modified version of the same is better has always been a topic of debate. Few companies still use stock Android, while most have their own modified skins. One of the main reasons why users prefer stock Androids is because of the security patch updates and new features. Most updates take a few months to roll out for modified Android OS. However, the updates for stock Android rolls out rather early. To help you find the right device, we have made a list of the best smartphones with stock Android. Note that these have been curated based on their availability on Amazon as well as the listed features.
The Nokia 7.2 comes with a 6.3-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and PureDisplay. It should be able to deliver a bright visual experience on the phone. It is equipped with a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 processor and runs the latest Android 9 Pie operating system on a 6GB RAM with a 64GB of ROM for storage (expandable up to 512GB). The smartphone comes with a triple camera setup at the back: 48MP + 5MP + 8MP and a 20MP front camera for enhanced photography experience. The device is packed with a 3500mAh battery, and this should last through a fair portion of your day.
The Motorola One Action has enough processing power under the hood to handle day-to-day usage with ease. Powered by Samsung's Octa-Core Exynos 9609 processor, the Motorola One Action runs on stock Android (based on Android 10), which should make multitasking a breeze. It has a 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM which is expandable up to 512GB. The rear panel is made out of glossy plastic, and the corners and edges have a dotted pattern to provide a contrast. The back panel has curved corners, and these merge seamlessly with the frame to give a comfortable grip. It has a triple camera set up in the rear combines of 2MP + 5MP + 16MP lenses and a 12MP front camera. The smartphone comes with a 3500mAh battery and has a 16.0cm (6.3-inch) FHD+ Display.
The Google Pixel 4 XL comes with stock Android v10 and runs on a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 Octa-core Adreno 640 GPU. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It features a 6.3-inch P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours and a 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has dual camera setup at the rear with 12.2MP (wide) and 16MP (telephoto) cameras. It also features an 8MP (wide) front-facing camera.
The Nokia 4.2 runs on Stock Android based on Android 9 Pie (upgradable to Android 10) and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-Core processor and Adreno 505. The device comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable up to 400GB. The Nokia 4.2 has a dual-camera set-up made of 13MP + 2MP lenses and an 8MP selfie camera. The smartphone has a 5.71-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours and 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. The dedicated Google Assist Button on the device delivers added convenience. Although the phone comes with a capacitive fingerprint sensor, it also features facial recognition for quick unlocking.