Best Stock Android Smartphones (Summer 2021)

Reviewing the best Android smartphones in 2021 with that clean, stock Google UI, no added launcher shenanigans. Including the Pixel phones, Nokia 8.3, 5.4 and XR20, and Motorola’s Moto RAZR 5G and G30. These are my favourite stock Android mobiles right now to suit any budget, check out my unboxings and full reviews here on Tech Spurt.

First up, ahead of the Google Pixel 6 launch, the Pixel 5 is still quite pricey but one of the greatest camera smartphones around. You’ve got a water resistant design, wireless charging, a crisp OLED screen and a compact design. Although no headphone jack or expandable storage. For less cash, there’s always the Pixel 4a 5G, or the £350 4a.

The Nokia 8.3 is one of the best alternatives, offering solid specs and a very good camera for around £350 in 2021. Or on a tight budget there’s always the Nokia 5.4, while the super-durable Nokia XR20 boasts that same stock Android design.

As for Motorola, check out the RAZR 5G if you’ve got stacks of cash. A solid bendy mobile, although the battery life isn’t great. Much cheaper is the Moto G30 which will suit most users just fine, or the 5G-ready Moto G50.

Check out my video on the greatest smartphones still to launch this year for more on the Pixel 6 and other upcoming stock Android handsets.

Best Stock Android Phones 2021 Chapters:
0:00 – Get on with it
0:45 – Google Pixel 4a
2:14 – Pixel 4a 5G and 5
3:05 – Nokia 8.3 5G
5:07 – Nokia 5.4
6:34 – Nokia G20
7:18 – Nokia XR20
8:36 – Motorola RAZR 5G
9:43 – Motorola Moto G30
11:29 – Other Moto phones

50 Comments

  1. david aloye on October 8, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I love your wallpapers how can I get them

  2. TimBo on October 8, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Pixel 3’s are bricking unexpectedly and all Google has to say as they are aware of it and have nothing else to share? What if all the Pixel 6’s brick a year after you buy it when the warranty is over? I guess Google would have nothing else to share.

  3. truly sinful on October 8, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Custom ROMs exist.

  4. Kodiak and Grizzly Bears on October 8, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Nokia 8.3. Pixel phones are overpriced and rubbish and I don’t support Chinese companies such as Motorola.

  5. Vineeth Rs on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Is live caption available from moto mobile?

  6. UTKARSH SHUKLA on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    A big aot fan huh

  7. Cheran Mailsamy on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Rockin’with Nokia 3.4

  8. Petri Salonen on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Motorola and Nokia absolutely for sure! Moto with Notifications-always on display and Moto extras like karatee chop hand wrist etc are very useful stuff and takes therefore the No.1 spot 🥇 instead of Nokia. Nokia has no extras no notification screen or light either, so it’s too bare stripped in my liking even though I’m from Finland 🇫🇮 But Nokia phones gets 2 years of Android OS updates even the cheapest models available 👌.

  9. Fiza Sheikh on October 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Just starting a business… I know next to nothing about phones (I’m a crafter – my expertise is making things by hand) so this video has been such a huge help in choosing a phone for taking decent pictures of my products for my website.

  10. treashurehunter 800 on October 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

    You won’t impress me untill true ai comes out.i want a intelligent search assistance that can work on when I get fed up.
    I want a phone that asks me if I feel like a second cup of coffee!🧐🏴‍☠️⚔️
    Your just a phone fluffer.sorry bro…

  11. TheGhx on October 8, 2021 at 8:26 am

    i see you’re a man of culture

  12. Florin Necula on October 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Oh yeah, this hits the spot! I am so tired of bloated androids, glad I found this fancy video, already know what I want next 😁👍

  13. Luis Rocha on October 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Love Nokia. Is the Best

  14. Better than you on October 8, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Not a single OnePlus???

  15. Sad3urt on October 8, 2021 at 8:28 am

    What is the best smartphone in selfie video ?

  16. corn Tall on October 8, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Every android phone should have pixel 5 screen design, or at least same size top and bottom bezel like samsung last few flagship.. Tbh huge chin is bothering me more than punch hole or notches…

  17. swaraj bal on October 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Nokia XR20 looks great

  18. Smelly Patel on October 8, 2021 at 8:34 am

    No poco f3? Why is that?

  19. Ross Kirschner on October 8, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I’d still recommend my backup phone the Motorola Edge 2020 and my main phone the Motorola G100

  20. Giorgos Mandarakis on October 8, 2021 at 8:36 am

    There’s nothing like OnePlus

  21. Rick Hawkins on October 8, 2021 at 8:36 am

    I love Android. But I live in Europe and have a prepaid data plan in Europe prepaid plans are 28 days long so they can charge you 13 times a year. I am sick and tired of resetting my Android data every 28 days. I will post this in every android phone revue I see until Google puts a 28 day plan in the OS please like and share if you are in the same boat as me

  22. Jee Ninety on October 8, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Massive wang 🤣

  23. casbott on October 8, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Unfortunately no Pixel has ever included a SD card, which is IMO a oversight – and in my case a deal breaker.

    If they ever made a Pixel version with a SD card slot, it would be my first choice.

  24. Philippa Eilhart on October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    I’m still waiting for that Nokia of old spark one day. That announcement of a bad ass , beautifully built Nokia , with a camera to put most to shame, and the latest in the greatest, with no unnecessary BS features.

  25. Banunia on October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Can we have 60fps videos here ? 🙂

  26. Bonnnie Abraham on October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Hai boss, how about nokia 3.4 and 5.4, which to buy, I saw both your reviews, can you give an adv.

  27. Ziad Walid on October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    If the nokia 8.3 5g had an Oled or amoled display it would’ve been the perfect for me :/

  28. el_esqueleto on October 8, 2021 at 8:41 am

    does anyone know the phone wallpaper used here: 0:20 ?

  29. Aadditya Joshi on October 8, 2021 at 8:42 am

    8:12 seems thicc

  30. Andrei Dumitrescu on October 8, 2021 at 8:46 am

    I have the Motorola Moto G9 Plus and I’m almost impressed, a 700 series snapdragon on a phone under 200 pounds is amazing!

  31. Kodiak and Grizzly Bears on October 8, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Northern English accent. It’s jolly good that I live in the south.

  32. Guru Meditation on October 8, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Try a de-Googled phone

  33. Max Richardson on October 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    billy big bollocks AHAHAHAHAHHA earned a like

  34. William Isaacson on October 8, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Chris you are, in my opinion, the best reviewer around. All the needed info in an amusing and fun presentation. Keep it up!

  35. Craig Heslop on October 8, 2021 at 8:52 am

    You change your t-shirt more than your phones 😆

  36. davidpatrick79 on October 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Will you be doing a review of the Motorola Edge 20 pro?

  37. Vikram The aspirant on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Still in love with my beautiful solid beast nokia 8 that I got in oct 2017 . Still its very fast .. both cameras are fine

  38. Leda Halo on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Your videos are all scam!!!! You are obviously not being honest 😉

  39. ScreaminNorman on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    £279 for pixel 4a now bargain!!!!!!

  40. JLT on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    What phone wallpapers are you using?

  41. Carlo D on October 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Too bad Xiaomi opted out of the Android One program. My Mi A3 is affordable and snappy even with an aging SD665, kinda sucks there wont be a Mi A4 for me to upgrade to.

  42. Harinderpal Singh on October 8, 2021 at 9:02 am

    okay so where do you get those anime wallpapers from u need to tell me 🙏😂

  43. John Smith on October 8, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Which is the very best Android?

  44. Graham Davies on October 8, 2021 at 9:07 am

    No Samsung’s?

  45. Damaso Delos santos on October 8, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Can you review/compare the iphone 12 mini vs sony xperia xz1 compact to know what is the better compact phone in this two phone’s

  46. Yatin Jethi on October 8, 2021 at 9:08 am

    You could also included moto edge 20 and moto edge 20 fusion in the list.

  47. ourroha on October 8, 2021 at 9:08 am

    omg i see genshin please i hope you include genshin gameplay for game testing in future phone reviews

  48. ҜΞИ on October 8, 2021 at 9:14 am

    I ❤️ it thanks

  49. T S on October 8, 2021 at 9:14 am

    I got the mi 11 lite 5g I no it’s not stock android but the price is quality I love the phone plays any app easy

  50. Marc Murphy on October 8, 2021 at 9:14 am

    What is the WW2 movie called, shown in the early part of your vid?

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