The first Android device was released to the public in 2008, and it didn’t take long before most major mobile device manufacturers had at least once Android-powered machine in their lineup. While it’s good that Google’s operating system is constantly improving, there are hundreds of combinations of hardware and Android software out there to choose from. How do you even begin to compare models?

Researching each Android phone’s software version, battery life, and other features is just the beginning. To get you started, we’d like you to consider our top picks for the best Android phones available.

For more in-depth information about Android phones, keep reading this guide.