Before we jump into our list of the best Google Fi phones, please note that we divide this post into two sections. The first one lists the handsets you can buy directly from Google Fi, while the second one includes unlocked phones 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 5

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The Pixel line-up has been known for sporting the best specs, including the latest processors and all the features you could need. The Google Pixel 5 takes another approach by cutting some corners and making the phone more affordable.

The most notable difference is that this phone doesn’t come with the latest and greatest Snapdragon chipset available. Instead, the search giant has opted to go with the Snapdragon 765G, which still performs very well. In our tests, we found that this chipset is comparable to the Snapdragon 845.

Other specs are as good as you would expect. You get 8GB of RAM, an amazing dual-camera setup, a large OLED display, and a nice 4,080mAh battery. It’s probably the very best option in terms of Google Fi phones.


Google Pixel 5 specs:

  • Display: 6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,080mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. Google Pixel 4a and 4a 5G

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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.

If you want something with slightly better specs and an extra ultra-wide lens, check out the Pixel 4a 5G. This phone strikes the right balance between the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 5. It’s less expensive than the Pixel 5 and only sacrifices on specs minimally. Meanwhile, it offers better performance, and a camera setup more similar to the Pixel 5. Of course, as the name entails, it also supports 5G.


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

Google Pixel 4a 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,885mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra could very well be the best of all Google Fi phones, at least in terms of specs and general features. It’s also expensive, but if money is no object, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a performer.

This device sports a huge 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 12GB of RAM. The cameras on this model are also top of the line, with a triple camera setup led by a wide-angle 108MP sensor. This phone also has a 12MP periscope zoom camera and another 12MP ultra-wide shooter. The added S Pen also includes significant productivity implementations.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 108MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

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Google Fi offers both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series, but we thought the S20 devices are a bit more suited for the general public, and they come in different variants that will suit different users. These are not only some of the best Google Fi phones, but also among the best devices the industry has to offer.

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.


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

5. 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

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. Google Pixel 4 series

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While no longer being sold straight from the MVNO, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are definitely among the best Google Fi phones you can get. Some argue they are better than the Pixel 5, as they have a high-end chipset. The Pixel 5 dumps higher-end internals for a more accessible price, while keeping the experience premium enough.

Pixel 4 devices offer amazing camera performance, powerful internals, a great design, and the pure Google experience with timely updates. They may be older, but they will definitely hold their own against the biggest competitors out there. Not to mention they can be had for lower prices now that there are three newer Pixels around.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus

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These are oldies, but they are also definitely goodies! 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 Android 10. Both should get Android 11 sometime next year. 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 Google Fi 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 12 series

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This year Apple has gone all out with its iPhone lineup, releasing 4 iteration of the iPhone 12 series. There’s something here for everyone, and these are all great Google Fi phones.

The smallest of the bunch is the iPhone 12 Mini. Its name says it all, but it’s no bad contender. The device still features an Apple A14 Bionic chipset, like all other devices in this series. It’s pretty much an iPhone 12 with a smaller display and battery.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display, which is pretty standard for these days. It’s similarly sized to the iPhone 12 Pro, but the latter has more RAM, higher storage option, an improved camera system, and more. As expected, the largest phone is the iPhone 12 Pro Max, thanks to its 6.7-inch display. This makes room for a larger 3,687mAh battery, which is always a nice benefit to have.


Apple iPhone 12 Mini specs:

  • Display: 5.4-inch, 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,227mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,532 x 1,170
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,815mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,532 x 1,170
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,815mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, 2,778 x 1,248
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,687mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

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

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