Best Android Phones 2012
2012 has already seen many of the best Android phones to this date and yet many more are on their way, set to release before the year’s end. Among our top contenders for the best Android phones available right now (August, 2012) are definitely the most sought after devices of the year.
HTC makes a visit on the list with its One X while Samsung was almost definitely sure to get a spot with the Galaxy S III. The third device on our list might be a year old but it’s still the first choice for many Android enthusiasts and with the release of ‘Jelly Bean’ their purchase seems to be very worthwhile.
The lightweight and sleek Galaxy S III is a device every gadget freak dreams about. It’s fast, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful and it’s delicate! Apart from it’s cheap/plasticky build quality, Samsung has created the perfect Smartphone with the S III. It is the monster you have been waiting for! A 1280×720 S-AMOLED display that assures you that you are always on the front-seat. The sound quality also lacks a bit on the Galaxy S III but it makes up for it in terms of pure performance. Clocked in 1.4Ghz and paired with the Mali-400, the quad-core processor won’t disappoint.
The battery life on the Galaxy S III isn’t as great as we expect for 2100 mAh but it is understandable due to the humongous screen-size.
HTC’s One X is not a force to be tempered with. This device comes pretty close to Samsung Galaxy S III when it comes to performance. The second quad-core phone on our list One X comes equipped with 1.5Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 with Gefore ULP. Nvidia’s chipset gives the phone the advantage of many exclusive titles and / or much better graphics on Tegra devices as compared to their counter-parts.
The 1280×720 display on the One X in our opinion is better than the Galaxy S III’s and provides clear, crisp colors with decent black contrast levels for an LCD. Featuring built-in Beats by Dre, the speakers on the device again provide clear and crisp audio quality.
For gaming enthusiasts this phone gets a thumbs up from us.
Even though it has been a year since the release of Google’s Galaxy Nexus there is still lots more in store for its users. One of the first devices to see Android 4.1, a.k.a. ‘Jelly Bean’, the Nexus still takes the lead when it comes to usability. Equipped with the stock Android OS from Google, this is the device for enthusiasts.
Another device that comes with High-Definition display (1280 x 720), the Galaxy Nexus provides you with great screen quality backed up by decent processing power. The dual-core 1.2Ghz Cortex A-9 paired with a PowerVR SGX540, this phone still pretty much runs anything you throw at it. All the latest games for Android work smoothly with all processor intensive applications working perfectly.
2012 has been the hardest year yet for Android users to actually decide on a device. Varying popularity and mixed reviews have kept users confused. Our recommendation is to stick to any of the three devices listed above and you will still be set for a year at least.
Get the phone which you think will fit you best (we mean literally!) and trust us, you won’t be disappointed with any of these Android devices, they are all magnificent.
Upcoming device to lookout for: HTC One X Plus