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Before we jump into our list of the best Google Fi phones, please note that this post is divided into two sections. The first one lists the handsets you can buy directly from Google Fi, while the second one includes unlocked phones that are compatible with Google Fi. The reason for this is to give you more options since the selection of phones sold directly by Google Fi is limited, to say the least.

Formerly known as Project Fi, Google Fi has been around for around five years. It was initially limited to Nexus and Pixel phones before opening up to other Android handsets. Even the iPhone supports Google Fi, although you have to play around with the settings to get things working properly. Let’s check out our favorite Google Fi and supported phones!

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Editor’s note: We’ll update this list of the best Google Fi phone regularly as new devices make it to the carrier.


The best Google Fi phones


1. Google Pixel 4a

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If you’re in the market for a mid-range smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a should be at the top of your list. The most impressive thing about it is that it is one of the best camera phones you can get, despite only having a single rear lens.

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The handset packs the Snapdragon 720G chipset under the hood along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You also get the old fashioned headphone jack. The display is a big improvement from the Pixel 3a, with a near bezel-free 5.81-inch screen. You will also get three Android OS updates with this phone. All of that for a price of $349.

There are a few omissions, though, which are expected due to the price tag. There’s no wireless charging or an IP rating. The phone also doesn’t feel quite as upmarket because of its plastic back. Regardless, the price and value make it one of the best Google Fi phones you can get.


Google Pixel 4a specs:

  • Display: 5.81-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 720G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,140mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Moto G Power

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Motorola is known for its affordable smartphones, which often offer a good experience at drop-dead prices. The most popular budget phones are the Moto E and Moto G series, and the Moto G Power is special. Battery life is one of the biggest issues in smartphone tech, which is why the Moto G Power comes with a 5,000mAh battery to last you multiple days.

Other specs are respectable, too. This phone comes with a Snapdragon 665 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a nice 6.4-inch screen with a Full HD+ resolution. It’s definitely one of the best Google Fi phones to get on a budget.


Motorola Moto G Power specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 2, 8, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Moto G Stylus

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The Moto G Stylus launched along with the Moto G Power, so both devices are very similar to each other, and they are both among the best affordable Google Fi phones. The main difference is that this one comes with the obvious addition of a stylus. It also has a smaller 4,000mAh battery, but that’s still pretty huge for a lower-end smartphone.

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Otherwise, the Moto G Stylus also has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen, a Snapdragon 665 processor, 4GB of RAM, and even the same set of cameras. We believe the Moto G Stylus is a better alternative if you can give up 1,000mAh of battery. The phone is still estimated to last for two days on a single charge, and an included stylus can really turn a phone into a better productivity machine.


Motorola Moto G Stylus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 2, 8, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

The Best Google Fi-compatible phones:

If none of these three Google Fi phones are up your alley, getting an unlocked device that’s compatible with the carrier is the way to go. More or less every unlocked Android phone should work with the network provided it runs at least Android 7.0 Nougat and has LTE bands 2 and 4. However, the list below only includes phones that the carrier officially labeled as “designed for Fi.” If you want to get a different phone, please check with Google’s Fi support to see whether or not it’s compatible and supports the network switching technology.


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series consists of three phones: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. The Ultra model offers the most of the three, sporting a large 6.9-inch display, as much as 16GB of RAM, and a triple-camera setup at the back (108MP+48MP+12MP) along with a ToF sensor. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and packs a 5,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S20 Plus is next in line, coming with a 6.7-inch display and a triple-camera setup at the back featuring 64MP, 12MP, and 12MP shooters and a ToF camera. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery and 12GB of RAM. It’s powered by the same chipset as the Ultra model.

The regular Galaxy S20 is very similar to the Plus model. The major differences are that it comes with a smaller 6.2-inch display, packs a smaller 4,000mAh battery, and lacks a ToF sensor. All three phones sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, an IP68 rating, and wireless charging. And no, none of them have a headphone jack. They’re among the best phones in the industry, though, as well as being some of the best Google Fi phones.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 48, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus - best Google Fi phone

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus are both aimed at demanding users, although the Plus model offers more. It has a larger display with a higher resolution, more RAM, a bigger battery, and an additional camera at the back (a ToF sensor). It also supports expandable storage.

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The rest of the specs and features are mostly the same between the two devices. You get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. Both are also IP68 rated and come with the S Pen, which has a few new tricks up its sleeve — check them out here.

Both phones ship with Android Pie but can already be upgraded to the latest version of Google’s operating system. All these things combined put the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus among the best Google Fi phones you can currently get.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro

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The OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro are both high-end phones aimed at demanding users, although they come in cheaper than premium handsets from the likes of Samsung and Apple. The 7 Pro is older than the 7T and has been succeeded by the 7T Pro. However, since the 7T Pro isn’t officially available in the US, you’ll have to go with the slightly older 7 Pro. You’re not losing out on much, though, since the two phones are almost identical.

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The OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro both sport a 90Hz AMOLED display, with the Pro model offering a larger 6.67-inch QHD+ panel. It’s not quite as slick of a refresh rate as the ROG Phone 3, but it’s better than most phones out there. It also means that you can enjoy slightly higher frame-rates in games that support refresh rates higher than 60Hz.

The 7 Pro comes with a pop-up camera that allows for a full-screen experience and a curved display, while the 7T features a waterdrop notch and a flat display. Both sport three rear cameras on the back with 48, 16, and 12MP sensors. Since it’s newer, the 7T is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, while the Pro model comes with the regular Snapdragon 855 under the hood.


OnePlus 7T specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

4. Apple iPhone 11 series

Black iPhone 11 Pro on a gray iPad Pro

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You may be on an Android site, but there’s no denying that the new iPhones are a great bunch. The iPhone 11 Pro finds a sweet spot that nicely balances performance and usability, but all of them come with stunning cameras, incredible performance, and an amazing ecosystem of apps and accessories.

iOS isn’t to everyone’s taste and does require a few compromises when it comes to file management and customization. But there is no denying the quality of many of the apps available. Editing video on your mobile device is fiddly but doable thanks to the insanely performant processors, and games fair extremely well too. Meanwhile, the big battery ensures you don’t need to worry about running out of juice.

Just keep in mind that if you want to send texts on Google Fi from an iPhone to an Android device, you first have to update your iPhone’s MMS settings. It only takes a minute or so to set it up, so it isn’t a big deal — here are the instructions.


Apple iPhone 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1,792 x 828
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,110mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2

Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2,436 x 1,125
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 2,688 x 1,242
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,969mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2

5. Apple iPhone SE

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We have to give it up to Apple. The folks at Cupertino have released a $399.99 phone that happens to include the fastest processor they have. The iPhone SE (2020) may look like an old iPhone 8, but inside it runs the same A13 Bionic chip found on their expensive iPhone 11 series. It also runs on iOS 13, and will likely be updated for several years.

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The phone itself is well made, with an IP67 water and dust resistance rating. However, it still has the body of an older iPhone, with big bezels, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the bottom, and the older 12MP rear camera sensor. However, the processing power inside still allows for some good pictures, including support for portrait mode. All in all, this mid-range phone has just enough flagship features to make it one of the best Google Fi phones.


Apple SE (2020) specs:

  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1,334 x 750
  • SoC: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Front camera: 7MP
  • Battery: 1,821mAh
  • Software: iOS 13