Best Stock Android Smartphones (2022)

Best Stock Android Smartphones (2022)

Reviewing the best Android smartphones in 2022 with that stock Google UI, no added launcher shenanigans. Including the Pixel 6 flagship phones and budget-friendly 4a (or 5a in America), Nokia 8.3, 5.4 and XR20, and Motorola’s Moto RAZR 5G and Edge 20 Lite/Pro. 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, Google’s own Pixel 6 Pro and original flagship are among the greatest camera smartphones. You’ve got a water resistant design, wireless charging, a crisp OLED screen and that Tensor chipset. Although no headphone jack or expandable storage. For less cash, there’s always the Pixel 4a or Pixel 5a, which are more compact and boast the same stock Android support and timely updates.

The Nokia 8.3 5G is one of the best alternatives, offering solid specs and a very good camera for around £300 in 2022. 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 G31 which will suit most users just fine, while those Moto Edge 20 series handsets sport gorgeous OLED screens and specs to suit a range of budgets.

Check out my video on the greatest upcoming smartphones for more on the greatest blowers hitting the UK this year.

Best Stock Android Phones 2022 Chapters:
0:00 – Get on with it
0:42 – Google Pixel 4a
2:03 – Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
3:16 – Nokia 8.3 5G
5:02 – Nokia 5.4
6:26 – Nokia XR20
7:54 – Motorola RAZR 5G
9:08 – Motorola Moto Edge 20 Series
10:39 – Moto G200 5G
11:41 – Moto G31
13:20 – Round-up


  1. casper. do it all on June 27, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Usually I would want the bigger phone but in this case I would take the regular pixel over the pixel 6 Pro because I’m so tired of these goddamn curved displays it was futuristic-looking 4 years ago f*** 5 years ago actually but I’m so tired of seeing it and when companies do actually make a nice phone with a flat display they always make the bezel so f****** big why couldn’t the regular pixel 6 have smaller bezels like the six Pro just because it has a flat display I just want a company to make a square phone that has a flat display with bezel so thin they don’t even look like they’re there and this rounded Corner screen thing is getting a little out of hand cell phones are basically starting to look around anymore I like a slight curve to my panels I think Apple completely overdose their curves on their phone displays

  2. mistressmozart on June 27, 2022 at 12:20 am

    do any smaller smart phones exist anymore?? They’re all so huge and don’t fit into the pockets of women’s clothing (if we even have pockets!). It’s such a pain in the arse

  3. Kamil Mazur on June 27, 2022 at 12:20 am

    What is the game he is playing at 0.29?

  4. Owen Bowen on June 27, 2022 at 12:22 am

    You were up little Venice

  5. Israel Uribe on June 27, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Never seen this channel. Saw anime, your opinion now holds weight

  6. R L on June 27, 2022 at 12:24 am

    wtf?? Google phones are not STOCK. Do you know the meaning of the term STOCK ANDROID?

  7. RTSA on June 27, 2022 at 12:25 am

    we all just gonna ignore "nipple secretions"…

  8. TON on June 27, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Man the Karate Chop gesture is super cool and amazing to have in a phone nowadays!

  9. Ace on June 27, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Soo…just buy the a52s 5g?

  10. mchale19 on June 27, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Sir you dont look well. Are you okay?

  11. totally not a famous person with a fake name on June 27, 2022 at 12:27 am

    google pixel is THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF SHT I have owned – I would up smashing it

  12. MEOR AZAHARI MEOR AZMAN on June 27, 2022 at 12:28 am

    7:30 nokia 😍

  13. VENGEful_beeMOe on June 27, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Thank you for video. Been looking for new phone. Abit overwhelming it is. Think I’ll go with the Nokia 8.3.

  14. svos on June 27, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Ez just flash lineage OS

  15. SouravLot on June 27, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Wallpapers are very awesome can you tell where’s it download

  16. Bernd DasBrot on June 27, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Thanks for the video. To me, the choice would be crystal clear, if only Motorola offered more support for their devices in terms of OS updates and security updates. They only promise ONE OS Upgrade and two years of security patches. I wish they’d offer software support comparable to the likes of Samsung!

    So this basically leaves me with the question, do I want a phone that has nice software, but underwhelming software/security updates, or do I want a phone that looks like Kids UI, but comes with 5 years of security patches?

    On the official Moto Edge 20 website, Lenovo even advertises with "Business-grade security". I have to disagree on this one!

  17. l d on June 27, 2022 at 12:36 am

    I need an everyday blower

  18. Like Multis on June 27, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Snap 480 is comparable to 778

  19. Tut tuts on June 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I have face recognition on my 8.3

  20. Sarath Menon T on June 27, 2022 at 12:40 am

    i hate notch camera its a distraction when i watch video

  21. Joey on June 27, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Shoutout to Fit for a King’s Creation/Destruction 4:46

  22. Ca Mo on June 27, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Don’t buy ay Nokia. Biggest mistake one can make. Bad phones, bad service, bad everything.

  23. Person on June 27, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I wish they put Stock Android on the Poco F3. Would be a dream phone

  24. Bring Iton on June 27, 2022 at 12:48 am

    0:21 wallpaper sauce please

  25. Jackty89 on June 27, 2022 at 12:51 am

    my moto g6 is dieing and im having trouble to find a replacement XD most phones are just getting to big

  26. Reinaldo Dyck on June 27, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Fit for a king

  27. Joel Peltonen on June 27, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Again – Don’t By Nokia. I’m looking for a replacement for 7.2, which was just horrible – infuriating software bugs and a notorious habit of the power button dying – finally after 2 years of careful use it just won’t turn on.

  28. Lawrence Meisel on June 27, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Yea, but how does it work as a phone?

  29. Zemtex on June 27, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Best english tech channel! Great to see it for the european market.

  30. Jay on June 27, 2022 at 12:54 am

    mmmm no oneplus ….meh dont blame u their going to shit and im regretting sticking with them

  31. Remi Summer on June 27, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Also the add their own skins to make grabbing you’re data a lot easier for themselves

  32. JohanGuti on June 27, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Nah the anime wallpaper is crazy 💀💀💀

  33. AHMED DAWOOD on June 27, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Big fan of your wallpapers.

  34. Rishad D'Souza on June 27, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I love my Pixel 3a, but it’s slowing down and I need more storage on device. Unfortunately, the 6a seems set to ditch the headphone jack, which for me is a deal breaker. Additionally, Google’s customer service in India is shit

  35. Edward Grafton on June 27, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I’am using a Huawei P30 Pro at the moment I bought the Google Pixel 4 I don’t know weather too switch from my Huawei P30 Pro too my Google Pixel 4.

  36. cool soap on June 27, 2022 at 1:03 am

    *see pics* ah, your a man of culture I see.

  37. Eric See on June 27, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Nokia 5.4 sucks audio and video stutters slow and dodgy fingerprint sensor can’t even get a decent recognition considering consuming all five fingerprint record for a single finger.

  38. Eric Powell on June 27, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Best stockish Android is Oxygen OS from OnePlus. Unfortunately, that might be going away.

  39. Ghaith Ballich on June 27, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Is it me or google
    Pixel cameras look bad like I haven’t seen a better camera then apple but I’m tired of using apple which android has a good camera like apple ?

  40. DANNY H on June 27, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Love my xiaomi mi 11 . Had the pixel pro 6 and very disappointed ! Sent it back and after researching coming from Sony 1ii (which I loved) got the xiaomi and wow!! Got for £540 off xiaomi site with free ear buds ! Great phone infact stunning.

  41. TecnoPhil on June 27, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Hope Nokia does not claickbait buyers for the os and system update.

  42. DustyCowdog on June 27, 2022 at 1:09 am

    So, WTF was the best stock Android Smartphone??? I became so lost in all the crap, I couldn’t tell what the hell??? Can you just answer the question from the title of your video? 🙄

  43. DrxEx🤘🏻 on June 27, 2022 at 1:10 am

    this wasn’t really helpful

  44. Sajittrix on June 27, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Had so much fun with that YouTube subtitles🤣. I Just shocked when they translated the hmd global to HIV global

  45. Y U I on June 27, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Him: has anime wallpaper
    Me: man of culture

  46. M Naz on June 27, 2022 at 1:15 am

    I picked up a Nokia 7.2, and that has me swearing off Nokia phones. Ignoring how long it took for Nokia to release Android 11 for it, they keep missing security patches, at times months at an end.

  47. teejay dude on June 27, 2022 at 1:17 am

    What is stock android can anyone explain in lay man terms…. for me I thought stock android is can’t insert memory card plz enhance me…..

  48. steel united111 on June 27, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Seems the iPhone is exclusive to the USA, while android is every where else!!

  49. HCK NATION on June 27, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Nokia is amazing. I have Nokia 8.3 5G , completely a monster Android phone. Super fast , full day battery and Great camera.

  50. ChubbyChecker182 on June 27, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Loved my Mi A2 Lite… It was pretty much a perfect cheap pure android phone that they simply ruined with some bad software updates near the end of its life…. So good that phone was.