Picking up a new Android smartphone isn’t always an easy task. With tons of manufacturers and dozens of screen sizes the choice is harder than just the Galaxy S6 or the latest phone from Motorola. As a result, Google’s released a brand new tool to help consumers find the best Android phone for them.
These days there are multiple different Android smartphones available from a wide array of manufacturers. Some are high end flagship phones that cost over $600, and some are $179 with no contract like the impressive Moto G. Everything comes into play when choosing your next Android phone.
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone in the near future but aren’t sure what’s right for you, how big of a screen you need, or if all the latest features are worth the extra money, Google’s new tool should help you decide. Read on for more details.
It’s all pretty simple and straightforward. Google will ask prospective buyers to answer three questions about their usage habits, then suggest a smartphone based on what they need. I noticed that the first choice for me almost always ends up being Google’s own Nexus 6, so the results may be skewed, but that could also be because I like watching video and it has a big 5.96-inch 2k resolution screen. The LG G4 also is recommended a lot, but that’s because it’s a nice phone that does a little of everything extremely well.
It starts off simple and Google has 12 different categories to pick from. Things like gaming, watching video, social media, taking photos and more. You’re asked how many hours per day you do these things, and a follow-up question may be required. For being on the go it asked if I wanted a fingerprint scanner for security, rapid charging, or needed dual sim cards for international travel. Then you go back and select another of the 12 choices. Google lets you select more than three areas, but will suggest the perfect phone for you after just three choices and questions answers.
If you like to play games and browse the web Google may suggest a big Galaxy Note 6 or Nexus 6, but if you’re interested in staying fit or are always on the go you may get a recommendation for the DROID Turbo and it’s huge 3,900 mAh battery. Of course you’ll then be asked which carrier you’re using, which users can select, or decide later if they’re completely open to any phone on all carriers in the United States.
Google will then recommend the best three phones for you based on your questions answered, so do as many as you’d like for the most accurate suggestion. Then to make things even better Google has all the details for each device. There’s a breakdown of top features, specs, screen sizes, camera modules and more to help you decide which suggest is right for you. Google essentially breaks everything down and serves up the perfect recommendation.
The side-by-side comparisons are nice, and once you find the right phone Google has links to carriers, buy it now pages and more all neatly displayed and ready for prospective buyers. It’s pretty neat actually.
While this tool may not be ideal for technology enthusiasts or those who keep up with all the latest news, shoppers who don’t keep up with everything, or regular customers will learn everything they need to know about the phones available today all in a matter of minutes with this site. Google even lets you save your results to print off and take to a carrier store. Making the purchase process for average users extremely detailed yet easy at the same time. Find your next Android smartphone by clicking here.