While iPhones might be the biggest selling phone brand in the US, the compatibility to use Android devices with a wider range of accessories and gadgets is certainly appealing. But how do you know which devices work with Android, and which are the best to purchase as a gift for an Android owner?
From smartwatches to charging cables, thankfully there are plenty of options out there, saving you hours of research when it comes to picking the best gift for Android fans.
Here are the best gift ideas for Android users available today.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a great choice for most Android users who are looking to combine smartwatch features with fitness, health, and more. Not only does this watch look stylish, but it boasts a wealth of features that can help you monitor certain aspects of your life, like sleep, stress, and blood oxygen levels. On top of that, it works as a smartwatch, allowing you to make calls, send text messages, and stream your favorite music.
From swimming to golf, you can make the most out of your workouts with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s Auto Workout Tracking. It will detect the type of exercise or sport you’re doing, and monitor the information that matters. With an IP68 rating and materials that have been military-grade tested, you’ll be able to put yourself and your watch through its paces without worry.
However, despite there being a plethora of enticing features, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 does limit many of its most popular features to Samsung smartphone users. While it’s compatible with most Android devices, you won’t be able to use the ECG or blood pressure monitors, among other key features without a Samsung-compatible phone.
- Advanced sleep tracking
- ECG monitoring
- Workout tracking
- Live coaching sessions
- Brand: Samsung
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Color Screen: Yes
- Notification Support: N/A
- Battery Life: Up to 40 hours
- Operating System: Wear OS
- Onboard GPS: Yes
- Offline Media Storage: Yes
- Customizable Strap: Yes
- SIM Support: eSIM
- Lens Material: Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
- Display Size : 1.36 inches, 1.19 inches
- Case Material: Aluminum
- Water Rating : 165 feet
- Calendar: N/A
- Weather: N/A
- Smartphone Music Control: Yes
- Sizes: 2
- Colors: Black, Pink Gold, Silver, Green
- Display: Super AMOLED
- CPU: Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz
- RAM: 1.5GB
- Storage: 16GB
- Health sensors: Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electrical heart rate sensor, Biological Impedance Analysis sensor
- Strap: Sport, Ridge-Sport, Hybrid Leather, Extreme Sport
- Dimensions: 1.75 x 1.70 x 0.39 inches
- Weight: 1.07oz, 0.91oz
- Audio: Yes
- Works with any Android phone
- Tons of health-based features
- Stylish design and display
- Non Samsung users miss out on some features
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is essentially the equivalent to Android users as the Apple AirPods are to iPhone users. Like the AirPods, they boast up to five hours of battery life and come in at a more affordable price than the Galaxy Buds 2, while still offering some great features.
These earbuds have been designed to complement users who already own a Samsung phone; they feature hands-free Bixby support and pair with the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app. However, much like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro do work with Android devices running Android 7.0 or later, but won’t make the most out of all their features unless you have a Samsung smartphone.
But, aside from compatibility, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro uses Samsung’s proprietary Scalable Audio, supporting up to 24-bit UHQ audio over Bluetooth. They fit well into most people’s ears, work comfortably during exercise, and can be charged wirelessly in the included charging case.
- Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation
- Long-lasting battery life
- Touch music control
- Voice detection
- Battery Life: 5 hours
- Charging Case Included?: Yes
- Microphone?: Yes
- Brand: Samsung
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- IP Rating: IPX7
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Case battery: 12 hours
- Weight: 5oz
- Easy to use controls
- Waterproof (IPX7)
- Good sound quality
- No Google Assistant support
Whether you need to charge your Android device, transfer files, or need a spare USB-C to USB-C cable, the Anker Nylon USB C to USB C Charger Cable is an affordable and wise choice.
It’s available in multiple different colors and comes in a three-foot or 6-foot version, plenty to plug in your devices around your home. Better still, even at this price, you’ll get two cables in the same pack, delivering up to 60W high-speed charging for your USB-C devices.
The hard-wearing nylon casing works well to protect the cable alongside its bulletproof fiber core. This means the Anker Nylon USB C to USB C Charger Cable can withstand up to 12,000 bends before you even need to consider replacing it.
- Universal compatibility
- Hard-wearing nylon
- Fast transfer rates
- Brand: Anker
- Cable Type: USB C
- Length: 6ft
- Data Transfer Rate: 480Mbp/s
- Multiple color options
- Strong, bendy and durable
- Withstands up to 12,000 bends
- Doesn’t support media display
Anker Nylon USB C to USB C Charger Cable
The Anker Wireless Charging Station is a 3-in-1 device that allows you to charge your smartphone, earbuds, and smartwatch at the same time. It offers up to 20W PD and comes with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to keep the dock powered up.
For devices that support wireless charging like smartphones, you can place them directly on the Anker Wireless Charging Station with a case up to 5mm thick, without having to remove it; very handy! The integrated phone stand is also an added benefit since you can continue watching your favorite videos and won’t have to hang up your Zoom call while your phone is on charge.
To ensure your devices are protected, the Anker Wireless Charging Station comes equipped with foreign object detection, short circuit detection, and temperature control. Peace of mind when you need it the most.
- Fast charging compatible
- Qi-Certified wireless charging
- Through-case charging
- Brand: Anker
- Qi-Certified: Yes
- Color: Black
- Input Voltage: 15V
- Compatible Devices : IPhone 13 / 13 mini / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max / iPhone 12 / 12 mini / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max / SE (2020) / 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / XS Max / XR / XS / X / 8 / 8 Plus/ Samsung Galaxy S20 / S10 / S9+ / S9 / S8 / S8+ / S7 edge / S7 / S6 edge+ /Samsung Note 10 / Note 9 / Note 8 / Note 7/ Pixel 4 / Pixel 4XL
- Dimensions: 8.87 x 3.71 x 4.57 inches
- Weight: 8.5oz
- Adapter included: Yes
- Charge three devices simultaneously
- Fast wireless charging
- Works with iPhones too
- Bulky compared to other wireless chargers
Anker Wireless Charging Station
Looking for a portable keyboard that works with your Android devices? The Logitech K480 is a Bluetooth keyboard that’s compatible with PC, Mac, Android, Chrome OS, and more. Not only does it connect seamlessly with multiple devices, but it’s affordable too, which makes it a worthy gift for any Android user.
The easy-switch dial allows you to switch between three devices at any given time, meaning you won’t have to configure the keyboard or set it up each time you use it. It comes with three AAA batteries that will last up to 24 months, meaning you can take this keyboard pretty much anywhere with you without worrying about its battery life.
Whether you use the Logitech K480 at home or away, you can be reassured that it’s durable as well as portable. The spill-resistant material can protect it against small spillages and minor mishaps, ideal for carrying in your bag or backpack.
- Multiple device connectivity
- Built-in phone and tablet mount
- Silent keys
- Easy-switch dial
- Brand: Logitech
- Brand: Logitech
- Wireless: Yes
- Backlight: No
- Media Controls: Yes
- Battery: 2x AAA
- Num Pad: No
- Switch Type: Rubber Dome
- Replaceable Keys: No
- Number of Keys: 79
- Compatible Devices: Chrome OS, macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Easy switch between connected devices
- Works with any Bluetooth device
- Durable and spill-resistant
Looking for a gift for Android users who also love music? The JBL Charge 4 could be just the ticket, plus it comes in plenty of color options, so you’re sure to find a style that suits the person you’re gifting it to. But, there is the chance you’ll love it so much, you might just keep it for yourself!
This portable Bluetooth speaker delivers great audio quality, is waterproof, and lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge. What’s more, you can connect the JBL Charge 4 to more than 100 JBL Connect plus-enabled speakers, and really pump up the volume. It’s perfect for pool parties, camping trips, or anywhere you want to listen to your favorite tunes.
Since the JBL Charge 4 uses Bluetooth, it can connect to almost any Bluetooth device, including Android smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers; you name it.
- IPX7 waterproof
- Wide range of colors available
- Connect more than 100 JBL Connect plus enabled speakers
- Dual passive radiators
- Brand: JBL
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Integrations: JBL Connect+
- Battery: 20 hours
- Water Resistance: IPX7
- Power: Rechargeable Li-ion 7500mAH battery
- Voice assistant: No
- Dimensions: 9.84 x 4.33 x 5.75 inches
- Multiple JBL speakers can connect together
- Durable fabric design
- Impressive audio quality
Do you have friends or family who tend to lose their keys, wallet, and other devices? For Android users, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is a handy way to keep tabs (literally) on the things you love. Using the SmartTag along with a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can track lost items up to 130 yards away using the Galaxy Find Network.
However, as you might have guessed by the compatible apps, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag only works with Galaxy devices using Android 8.0 or higher, with at least 2GB of RAM. In addition to this, you’ll need to install the SmartThings app to be able to track lost items using SmartThings Find.
As long as your device meets the requirements, the benefits of the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag are pretty eye-opening. Even if your tagged item is out of range, you can use previously scanned data to locate the history of your keys, wallet, or even your pet, in the hope you’ll be able to retrace it.
- SmartThings Find app shows location history
- Find items within 130 yards
- Brand: Samsung
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Color: Back, White
- Dimensions: 1.54 x 1.54 x 0.39 inches
- Battery Life: 1 Year
- Battery Type: CR2
- Easy to attach
- Compatible with most items
- Great for Samsung Galaxy phones
- Only compatible with Galaxy devices
Coated in a soft matte finish, the Anker USB C Charger allows you to connect up to three devices, delivering a maximum of 65W to a single device. Using GaN II technology, Anker has managed to make this charging plug discreetly small, though it does tend to stick out more from power outlets than standard-sized chargers. Still, it’s perfect for slipping into your bag when you need it.
Compatible with many USB-C and USB devices, the Anker USB C Charger is an affordable way to keep your devices charged up. Whether you’re using a Google Pixel 6 Pro or an Apple 2020 MacBook Pro, you can ensure your devices don’t run out of battery.
- 65W max charge
- GaN II technology
- Power up to three devices
- Brand: Anker
- Cable included: No
- High-speed charging
- USB and USB-C ports
- Multi-device charging
- Plug sticks out further than standard or folding plugs
The PhoneSoap 3 is an unusual device that actually makes a lot of sense. By placing your phone into the case, you can completely sanitize it while charging it at the same time using either the USB-C or USB-A ports.
On top, there’s a disinfection indicator light to tell you when your device has been fully sanitized. What’s more, you can put almost any item that will fit in the case in it, so you can keep germs at bay, wherever you are.
Unfortunately, the PhoneSoap 3 doesn’t offer Qi wireless charging support, nor does it offer fast charging. However, if keeping your devices germ-free is a priority for you, this is a great little gadget, especially since you can charge your phone at the same time.
- Anti-bacterial and anti-viral cleaning
- USB port for charging
- Kills 99.99% of germs
- Brand: PhoneSoap
- Connectivity: USB, USB-C
- Color: Aqua, Black, Periwinkle, Silver, White
- Weight: 1.69Lbs
- Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2 inches
- Multiple color options
- Quick and easy to use
- Works with other items not just phones
Want a more affordable stylus pen for your Android device? The Maylofi Active Stylus Pen comes in a range of different colors and is compatible with almost any device. It doesn’t use Bluetooth, nor does it require an app, so you can start drawing and writing in an instant. Better yet, it’s incredibly budget-friendly; perfect for a gift.
With up to 720 hours of standby battery life and 12 hours in use, you won’t be reaching for a charger anytime soon. And, if it does run out of battery, the Maylofi Active Stylus Pen can be charged up within 60 minutes using a micro-USB cable.
This stylus pen is plenty big enough for a wide range of users. The 1.5mm copper tips allow for more precision, and the magnetic caps ensure the Maylofi Active Stylus Pen doesn’t get damaged easily. It’s a great investment for those that don’t want to fork out on an official device pen.
- 720 hours standby life and 12 hours in use
- Fast charging
- Universal compatibility
- Brand: Maylofi
- Color: Blue
- Material: Copper
- Weight: 1.06oz
- Dimensions: 7 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches
- Battery Life: 12 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
- No app or Bluetooth required
- Long-lasting battery
- Compatible with most devices
- Can cause interference with official device pens
Maylofi Active Stylus Pen
The Razer Kishi V2 is an upgrade to the original Razer Kishi; it’s smaller, smoother, and sturdier. The extendable bridge means it’s compatible with most Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel series devices. However, depending on your phone case, it might be best to remove it since not all cases will allow for the length of the USB-C connection to reach.
For users who love gaming on the go, the Razer Kishi V2 is a great gadget. You can play PC and console games with their relevant streaming apps, allowing you to enjoy console-quality games in the palm of your hands, no matter where you are.
Using the Razer Nexus app, you can discover hundreds of games at the click of a button. And, no matter the type of game you’re playing, the familiar button layout feels comfortable. Besides, you can use the programmable buttons to map to any layout you want.
- Universal fit with extendable bridge
- Stream PC and console games to your phone
- Passthrough charging
- Ergonomic design
- Comfortable design
- Fits most Android devices
- Passthrough charging is a great addition
- Buttons can be remapped
Q: Is Android More Customizable Than Apple?
In terms of both physical accessories and software, Android has been more customizable for some time now. But Apple is starting to introduce new ways to customize their devices, including widgets and other new features that are starting to close in on Android.
Q: Does iOS or Android Have More Users?
Android users hold the largest percentage share of the global market. Since there is a wider range of Android devices on the market compared to iOS devices, this is expected to increase over the coming years.