Amazon has a collection of Alexa Built-in Android phones that feature Alexa instead of Google Assistant. And these are our current favorites…
The #1 Best Alexa Built-In Android Phones
Read on for an expanded look at each phone…
#1) LG G8 – The Flagship Option ($849.99)
LG G8 Pros:
- Gorgeous 6.1in QHD OLED Display
- Snapdragon 855 CPU
- 6GB of RAM
- 128GB Storage
- Solid Dual-Lens Camera w/ Ultra-Wide Lens
- Excellent Battery Life
Best Price: Amazon – $849.99
#2) Moto G7 – The Budget Option ($299.99)
Motorola kind of reinvented the budget Android phone with its Moto E series. Since then, the company has developed a range of other mid-range Android options. And the latest is the Moto G7, a brilliant, well-priced phone that packs in tons of value for very little money.
If you’re sick of $1000 phones and just want something that is reliable, functional, and great-looking, it’s kind of hard not to love the Moto G7.
Moto G7 Pros:
- Insane Value For Money
- Gorgeous 6.2in Full HD+ Display
- Great Performance
- Solid Design & Build
- Excellent Battery Life
Best Price: Amazon – $299.99
#3) Moto G7 Power – Best For Battery Life ($249.99)
The Moto G7 Power takes everything that makes the Moto G7 so good and then adds in a massive, 5000mAh battery. The end result? Flawless performance for this price point and some of the best battery life of any phone you’ll see in 2019/20.
If you’re the type of user that wants value for money and values battery life above all else, the Moto G7 Power is the one to go for. Its battery will last for days. And on top of that, the phone is bloody good too!
Moto G7 POWER Pros:
- HUGE Battery Life
- Solid Performance
- Nice Display (6.2in Full HD+)
- Great Value For Money
- Solid Camera Performance
Best Price: Amazon – $249.99
How Alexa Built-In Android Phones Work
Amazon’s Alexa Built-in Android phones work just like Android phones normally do with Google Assistant. All you have to do is say, “Hey, Alexa…” and Alexa will activate.
You can get Alexa as an app on ALL Android phones, but it doesn’t work natively like this – the app has to be open for it to work. This is what makes these phones special.
Alexa is one of the oldest and most feature-rich voice assistants on the planet. It was the first to ever really capture consumers’ attention inside Amazon’s Echo and Dot systems. Alexa is so popular that Amazon has now brought it to these special edition Android phones.
Is Alexa Better Than Google Assistant?
To be totally honest, there really isn’t much to separate Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. Both are excellent voice assistants that have improved dramatically over the years. The reason Alexa is so popular is because of Amazon’s Dot and Echo. If you use these, it makes sense to also use Alexa on your phone as well.
Alexa, like Google Assistant, will integrate with thousands of third-party applications and appliances. You can ask Alexa questions, get it to order you an Uber, and use it to buy things via Amazon on a whim – like when you realize your need dog food, whilst driving in heavy rain and fog on the motorway.
I have both systems in my home and, generally speaking, there is very little to separate them. Kind of like iOS and Android, really. For this reason, my advice would be that you with the assistant you’re most comfortable with. If you have Alexa installed in your home and have been using it for years, an Alexa Built-in Android phone makes a lot of sense.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Not really, we’ve kind of covered everything you need to know. As I said, unlike normal Android phones, these Android phones run Alexa natively – not Google Assistant. This means whenever you want to do something by voice, you say, “Hey, Alexa…” not, “Hey, Google…”
As for the phones listed above, the LG G8 is the most potent, though I’d be more inclined to go with the Moto G7, simply because it delivers such incredible value for money – you get A LOT of phone for not much money at all.
Alexa runs great on all of these phones too, so if you’re already an established Alexa user, perhaps it’s time you made the jump and got Alexa on your phone as your go-to voice assistant? Now, all we need is for Apple to release an Alexa-powered version of the iPhone 11/XR and we’d be all set!
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.