Android One is Google’s platform designed to bring affordable Android phones to the masses. Originally launched in 2014, with the goal of offering cheap smartphones to emerging markets, Google announced a revamp of the program in 2017. Now, it has expanded worldwide to all markets, including the US, with the new goal of third-party OEMs selling Android One phones with a stock version of Android inside, and the promise of regular security and OS updates that will span at least two years for those phones.

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So which devices are part of the Android One phones program? We take a look at the current handsets that are considered to be Android One phones, and we also check out which phones will be part of the program in the future.

Available Android One Phones

Motorola Moto X4 (Android One)

Motorola Moto X4 (Android One)

The first Android One phone to be officially released in the US is a version of the Motorola Moto X4. It is sold directly by Google as part of its Project Fi carrier service. It has a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display and inside you will find Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor and 3 GB of RAM, along with 32 GB of on-board storage. It has a front-facing 16 MP camera. and in the back there’s a 12 MP primary camera sensor and an 8 MP secondary sensor for wide-angle and portrait shots. Finally, there’s a 3,000 mAh battery which can be charged with its USB Type-C port.

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While the phone began shipping from Project Fi with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board, the Android One phone version of the Moto X4 has since started receiving the promised update to Android 8.1 Oreo. The Android One version of the phone normally retails for $399 unlocked, but as of this writing, it’s available for just $249 via Google Fi.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP secondary camera, 16 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 73.4 x 148.35 × 7.99, 163 g

HTC U11 Life (Android One)

HTC U11 Life (Android One)

 
The HTC U11 Life has many of the same software features as its bigger brother, the HTC U11. That includes its HTC Edge Sense features, which allow owners to just squeeze the sides of the phone to activate apps like Google Assistant. It also has the company’s HTC USonic audio tuning for better sound and some excellent USB Type-C USonic earbuds. However, since this is an Android One phone, it still runs a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo.
 
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The phone itself has a 5.2-inch 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. It can be bought with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and with either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. Both the front and rear camera sensors are 16 MP and it has a 2,600 mAh battery. Keep in mind that the Android One version of the the HTC U11 Life is not the same one that’s being sold by T-Mobile.  The Android One phones version is available at Amazon and other online retailers for a starting price of $350.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 3/4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 16 MP front and rear cameras
  • Non-removable 2,600 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1 mm, 142 g 
 

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 android one
 
This member of the Android One phones family was also one of the first introduced under the new direction for the program. The Xiaomi Mi A1 includes a  5.5-inch Full HD display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a roomy 64 GB of onboard storage. The rear camera setup has two sensors; a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 12 MP telephoto lens, along with a 5 MP front facing camera and a 3,080 mAh battery.
 
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Keep in mind that this phone uses stock Android, and does not have the Xiaomi MIUI skin on top. The phone launched with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but Xiaomi began rolling out the promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo earlier in 2018. It’s available unlocked from Amazon right now for just $199.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 12 MP dual rear cameras, 5 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,080 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm, 165 g 
 

Sharp Android One S3

Sharp Android One S3 Sharp

 
This Sharp device is the latest of its Android One phones that it has released in its native Japan and is a successor to the 2017 released Sharp X1. It has a 5-inch 1080p IGZO display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It also has a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 2,700 mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Unfortunately, the Sharp Android One S3 is only available in Japan, for a cost of JPY 32,400 (US $300). 

Specs

  • 5- inch 1920 x 1080 IGZO resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 2,700 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 (2018)

Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 upcoming android one phones

 

HMD Global announced at the Mobile World Congress trade show in February that most of its upcoming lineup of Nokia-branded Android smartphones will be a part of the Android One phones family going forward (the exception is the low-priced Nokia 1, which will be an Android Go device). They include the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus and the 2018 edition of the Nokia 6, also known as the Nokia 6.1.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco may have a 5.5-inch screen but inside it has the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of onboard storage, along with a dual camera setup with 12 and 13 MP sensors, a 5 MP front camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. The Nokia 7 Plus has a large 6-inch display, the Snapdragon 660 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, dual 12 and 13 MP rear camera, a 13 MP front camera and a large 3,800 mAh battery. The Nokia 6.1 has a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, either 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It also has a single rear 16 MP camera, an 8 MP front facing camera and a 3,200 mAh battery.

All three phones are now available in Europe and Asia, while only the Nokia 6.1 is available in the US, via Amazon.

Specs

Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • Dual 12 and 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,200 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm
Nokia 7 Plus
  • 6-inch 2160 x 1080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • Dual 12 and 13 MP rear cameras, 13 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,800 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.4 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm
Nokia 6.1 (2018)
  • 5.5-inch resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 3/4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,200 mAh battery

 

BQ Aquaris X2 and Aquaris X2 Pro 

BQ Aquaris X2BQ

The Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ recently launched two new Android One smartphones, the BQ Aquaris X2 and Aquaris X2 Pro.  Both have a 5.65-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080. The Aquarus X2 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor inside, while the Pro version has the faster Snapdragon 660 chip. Both phones share the same dual rear camera setup with a 12MP and a 5MP sensor in the back, along with a 8MP sensor in the front. Both also have a 3,100mAh battery.

The Aquaris X2 comes in two versions. The 32GB version with 3GB of RAM comes in either white or black colors, or you can get one with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM in a black color. The Aquaris X2 Pro also has two versions; one with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM in white or black colors, and the other with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM in a deep silver color. It’s only available in Spain, with the X2 line starting at X2 line starts at €300 (~$356).

Specs

BQ Aquaris X2

  • 5.65-inch 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 3/4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
  • Dual 12 and 5 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,100 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 150.7 x 72.3 x 8.25 mm, 163g

BQ Aquaris X2 Pro

  • 5.65-inch 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4/6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
  • Dual 12 and 5 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,100 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 50.7 x 72.3 x 8.35 mm, 168g

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Mi A2 Lite

The newest Android One phones come from Xiaomi, in the successors to the Mi A1. The Mi A2 has a 6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset inside. It comes in three versions; two with 4GB of RAM with either 32 or 64GB of storage; and one with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. The phone also comes with 12MP and 20MP dual rear cameras and a 20MP front shooter, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Mi A2 Lite has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, with a notch design. Inside there’s a Snapdragon 625 chipset. It comes with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, or 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. It also has a much bigger 4,000mAh battery, along with a 12MP and 5MPdual rear camera setu, a 5MP front shooter and, unfortunately, a microUSB port for charging.

Both phones launched in Spain in late July and will expand to 40 markets around the world in the coming weeks and months. The Mi A2 is priced in Spain at 249 euros (~$290) with 4GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. It will also be sold for 279 (~$325) euros in a version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The third model will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for 349 euros (~$408). The  Mi A2 Lite is priced in Spain for 179 euros (~$209), with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or for 229 euros (~$268) with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 

Specs

Xiaomi MiA2

  • 6-inch 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4/6 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB of on-board storage
  • Dual 12 and 20 MP rear cameras, 20 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm, 166g

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

  • 5.84-inch 2,280 x 1,080 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3/5 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
  • Dual 12 and 5 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front facing camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.75mm, 178g

Conclusion

That’s is our look at the current and upcoming third-party phones that are a part of the Android One program. As always, we will update this list when new phones are announced and/or released.