The Best 10 Smartphone Apps for All Your Needs
Posted On July 24, 2021
A few months ago, we wrote about 10 smartphone apps for everything from video chat to gaming.
The list has grown considerably in the past year, with some of the best apps on the market right now.
There are a few more on the way, too, and we’re excited to show you which of these are worth checking out.
If you’re looking for a new app, the best places to start are the ones that have some sort of built-in features like a cloud-based app manager or automatic updates.
There’s a plethora of great free apps on offer here, and some of them have some great reviews, so there’s no reason not to give them a shot.
If you want to make a list of your favorite free apps, you can do that here, but we’ll stick with the 10 apps that are free.
The following are our picks for the 10 best smartphone apps, ranked from most to least popular.
You can use the slider to sort the list.
We love our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but they’re not exactly our favorite phones.
If your phone isn’t one of our favorites, you’ll want to check out our review of the LG G6 and LG G5, which are fantastic phones and are currently on sale for $649.
If we’re being honest, we’d probably give those phones a miss too, as they’re so similar in every way.
So if you’re not a fan of the Galaxy line, but still want a solid smartphone, this is a great time to pick up an S7 or S8.
While the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 2 Max aren’t exactly phones you can’t get by without a premium phone, we’re loving the Pixel C and Pixel C XL, which both cost $300 and offer excellent camera and screen quality.
Both phones have a lot of features you’d love to have with a flagship, like wireless charging, an IR blaster, and a fingerprint sensor, but you’ll need a phone with an unlocked bootloader to install them.
If it’s a Google Pixel or Pixel XL without an unlockedbootloader, you’re out of luck, but if it’s unlocked, you should be able to get them for $150.
If we’re not being honest about the Pixel and Pixel XL’s specs, you might have already seen some of their reviews, and if you’ve read any of them, you know that they’re really good phones.
The Pixel C is the best phone we’ve reviewed so far, and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 are both solid options as well.
If the Pixel 3 doesn’t get enough love, we’ll definitely be sticking with it for now.
In our view, the Pixel phones are the best smartphones on the planet right now, and they’re all great value too.
You’ll need to spend a little more to get the best of the bunch, but it’s not a bad idea.
If that means shelling out $400 for the Pixel XL or $500 for the Galaxy Tab S9+, then you’ll be getting a great phone for less than the Galaxy or Pixel.
If your phone is more of a casual gamer or just needs a quick device to play games, we’ve got you covered with our top 5 mobile gaming apps for Android.
You may also want to get a Pixel or an S8 or S9 or a Pixel C to test out our best mobile games.
In this roundup, we looked at a handful of the most popular games on Android right now: Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, and Rocket League.
We also included a handful more on our Best Android Games list, so you can see which games you can expect to see in our upcoming Android Games coverage.
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