Google will help you choose a new phone... as long as it's Android

Google will help you choose a new phone... as long as it's Android
Let Google do the hard work when choosing a new phone

There's a plethora of Android phones to choose from, and while this gives us a huge choice when it comes to picking a new smartphone, it can also make the process a little daunting – which is why Google has created a new website to help you find the perfect phone.

The new site from Google helps you find the ideal device by asking you a series of questions about what you use your handset for. For example you could choose "taking photos" or "gaming" - or if you're really old fashioned you could choose "talking".

You're also asked how often you perform those tasks on your current phone. Once done you can choose another two (or more) things that you use your phone for, and the more details you give about how you use your smartphone, the better the results will be.


The website is currently quite US-focused, so it will ask you to choose a network to narrow down your choices. If you're not based in the US, just click "Choose later", and the phones that match your needs are displayed.

You can narrow down your choices even more, so if you're looking for a specific screensize or price this is a handy tool for finding the right smartphone for your needs.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.