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Don’t know which Android you should have? Google thinks it does

Buying a new smartphone can be difficult. Even if you buy something low-end, you’re likely to be outlaying a fairly significant amount of capital. Google has attempted to take a little pain out of the process with the launch of Which Android, a tool which aims to help you decide which Android device you should buy.

The site starts off by getting you to select a number of categories for what you’re likely to use your phone for, including music, fitness, being productive, social media and gaming.

From there, you’re asked to get a little more specific around those activities.

If you’re in the States, you can also specify carriers.

Using that information, Google then provides with you with a list of phones, which you can further filter based on size, cost, and time since release.

Here’s what I got by combining fitness, taking photos, and web browsing among the activities I’d most like a phone to be good at (with a few not shown):

Which phone results

It seems like a pretty useful tool and it would be great if Google rolled it out to markets beyond the US.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More