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.

Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia 9 PureView

HMD Global has been dedicated in its efforts to make all of its Nokia devices part of the Android One phones program. That includes its newest and most ambitious phone, the Nokia 9 PureView. Yes, the PureView brand is back, and that’s due to the unique five rear camera setup in this smartphone. All five cameras have Carl Zeiss optics and 12MP sensors. Two of the sensors capture full-color photos, while the other three are monochrome sensors that aid with depth, contrast, and exposure. It also uses technology from another partner, Light, so that all five of these sensors can work together to help create some great images with adjustable exposure, and many degrees of adjustable bokeh as well. There’s also a single 20MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 9 PureView has a 5.99 inch OLED display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, along with a 3,320mAh battery that supports wireless charging. It’s available, with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, for $599.

Specs

  • 5.99-inch 1,080 x 2,280 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of on-board storage
  • Five 12MP rear cameras (two color, three monochrome), 20MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,320mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 155 x 75 x 8mm, 172g

Nokia 7.1

Nokia 7.1 holding and showing front of phone

As with most of the Nokia-branded phones HMD Global released in 2018, the Nokia 7.1 is an Android One phone. You can actually get this phone here in the U.S., too. It has a 5.84-inch display with a 1,080 x 2,280 resolution, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. It also has two rear cameras, with 12MP and 5MP, a single 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,600mAh battery. It launched with Android 8.1 Oreo, but has since been updated to Android 9 Pie.

You can get the Nokia 7.1 right now from Amazon, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, for $349.99

Specs

  • 5.84-inch 1,080 x 2,280 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 3/4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400GB
  • 12MP rear camera and 5MP secondary camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,080mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Update to Android 9 Pie
  • 149.7 x 71.2 x 8mm, 160g

Motorola One/Motorola One Power

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These two Motorola phones were developed specifically for the Android One program. Both phones share the same basic design, but have very different dimensions. The Motorola One has a 5.9-inch 720 x 1,520 display, packing in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. It also has two rear cameras, with 13MP and 2MP sensors, an 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery. You can snap up the phone on Amazon for just under $300. The phone launched with Android 8.1 Oreo, but has since received an update to Android 9 Pie.

The larger Motorola One Power has a 6.2-inch 1,080 x 2,246 resolution display and inside you have the faster Snapdragon 636 processor. Depending on which model you buy and where you live, you can get one with 3GB, 4GB, or even 6GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The cameras get bumped up to 16MP and 5MP in the back, and 12MP in the front. Finally, there’s a huge 5,000mAh battery. The Motorola One Power is not on sale in the U.S., but it’s available in India, China, and other international markets.

Specs

Motorola One

  • 5.9-inch 720 x 1,520 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera and 2MP secondary camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Update to Android 9 Pie
  • 149.9 x 72.2 x 8mm, 162g

Motorola One Power

  • 6.2-inch 1,080 x 2,246 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 3/4/6GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 16MP rear camera and 5MP secondary camera, 12MP front camera
  • Non-removable 5,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Update to Android 9 Pie
  • 156 x 76 x 8.4mm, 205g

LG G7 One

LG G7 One front

The LG G7 One has the same 6.1-inch display as the standard (non-Android One) LG G7 ThinQ, and the same 3,000mAh battery, but inside it’s very different. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage — all lower than what you get with the LG G7. You also only get one 16MP camera in the back, and one 8MP front-facing camera.

The LG G7 One is available in Canada and other countries, but this member of the Android One phones family is not yet available in the U.S. It has already been updated from Android 8.1 Oreo to Android 9 Pie. We will have to see if it makes it to the United States.

Specs

  • 6.1-inch 1440 x 3120 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 512 GB
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Update to Android 9 Pie
  • 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 156 g

Motorola Moto X4 (Android One)

Motorola Moto X4 (Android One)

The first of the Android One phones 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 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 A2 and Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Mi A2 Lite

The newest Android One phones from Xiaomi are available, 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.

Amazon is selling the Xiaomi Mi A2 for $203 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The  Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is available on Amazon for $180 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
  • 3/4 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

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 2018 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  launched two 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

Android One phones – Conclusion

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