Best Android Phones 2012
A year full of Android devices
The first launch of the Android operating system started a revolution in the smartphone universe. Samsung, Motorola and HTC immediately responded to that by introducing this operating system on their devices and embellish it with apps, features and other attractive paraphernalia for the enjoyment of the smartphone user. We tried to make a list with all the Android phones we saw worthy of praise and here is what resulted.
HTC Amaze 4G
$199.99 HTC Amaze 4G is a smartphone that qualifies as the best in photo taking. The 8MP it bundles can record videos in 1080p and high definition and an illuminated sensor located on the smartphone’s rear as well as a dual LED flash transform situations with much too low light in beautifully detailed and bright photos and clips that the 16GB of memory is more than happy to welcome (likewise the microSD card worthy of 32GB of additional space). The second cam on the front can be used for video chatting and it offers the most fun experience. Aside from that, a 4.3″ qHD Super LCD multi-touch display is a jewel, as are the design, the operating system – Android2.3.4 Gingerbread -, the speed of the processor, the very good call quality, flawless battery and Internet speeds (including here downloads).
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The $789.00 Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a very dedicated fanbase formed of people who see it as the best Android bases smartphones in 2012.
And who can say otherwise when only the list of specs is enough to make you badly want this smartphone: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 offering smooth navigation, fabulous design, a 4.6″ very vivid display, 1.2 GHz dual core processor delivering exquisite speed and a lag-free general performance, 1 GB RAM, a 16GB – 32GB capacity, 2 cameras whose middle names are Greatness and Samsung’s already trademark awesome call quality and good battery life, as usual.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone will make people who love playing games drool all over it. This device has been the talk of town for a while now thanks to the way in which it combines capabilities similar to play stations with superb capabilities inherent to a smartphone, such as Android2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD Capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz Scorpion CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno 205 graphics processor, two cameras, a good battery, answering/making calls, sending e-mails and so on. But the special additions are the following: a d-pad, a slide keypad and buttons for gaming.
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung is present with another smartphone on our 2012 best devices list: the $773 Galaxy S II. The competition between this one and the iPhone 4S is already legendary, with many consumers indicating the Galaxy S II as the winner thanks to its multiple assets, such as gorgeous design, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus Capacitive touchscreen whose greatness has yet to be reached by others, a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU paired with a Mali-400MP graphics processor for enhanced speed and images, the same 2 cameras, 1GB RAM (expandable to 32GB) and call quality that has no flaws. The battery spans over a whole day if tasks are done wisely.
Motorola Droid RAZR
Motorola is throwing into the fight its Droid RAZR, a smartphone for which the word “stylish” was probably invented. This device has the great merit of displaying one of the thinnest bodies in the industry, but also the most solid ones due to the Corning Gorilla Glass on the beautifully striking 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen and the material on the back. Beyond that, the Droid RAZR moves extremely fast given that it features a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. 16 GB of onboard storage, a 16 GB microSD card slot and a memory of 1GB sound very good (the smartphone even allows for 32 GB microSD cards). The battery inserted on the back brings a good amount of life and call quality is wonderful.
Samsung Google Nexus S
Samsung Google Nexus S is our sixth entry in the list we made. This smart phone was born when Google and Samsung decided to join forces and bring something new. The software provided by the search engine and the hardware installed by the South Korean company turn this device into something that shouldn’t be missed if you decide to buy an Android based phone in 2012. The performance and quality of the build are the same as the Galaxy S smartphone, but the NFC functionality for adding speakers or headphones is something new and highly exciting. 512 MB RAM, 16 GB of capacity, a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, the battery, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, AndroidV2.3 Gingerbread and two cams are all solid and do everything that’s expected from them in terms of performance.
So these have been what we consider as the best Android smartphones for 2012. The end of the year is a long way away and so the next few months and more will see many new releases which we will make sure to add to this list.