The Pixel series isn't as popular as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series. However, it offers top performance with a sleek and stylish design as well as some of the top smartphone camera technologies. The most modern model is the Pixel 7 Pro, with excellent quality display, lots of AI features and all-day battery life.

The Google Pixel lineup is also the best choice if you like a minimalist Android experience. Other manufacturers offer apps and features that aren't included in the default Android using custom skins. For example Samsung's One UI and OnePlus' OxygenOS add features like gesture navigation, a better gallery app, and a built in VPN.

Using a Pixel phone is almost always smooth and has minimal or no lag when running multiple apps. Also, they have the largest storage of any phone within their price range. Our Pixels have been up for hours, running everything from Slack, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube with no signs of slowdown.

Another major benefit of Pixel phones is that they're typically faster than other Android phones in terms of updating their software. In the majority of cases, Pixel phones are among the first phones to receive major Android versions and quarterly Pixel Feature updates. This is a good thing for users who are seeking a reliable phone that is up-to-date with the latest security patches. The only drawback to the Pixel phones is that they'ren't as customizable as other Android flagships.