Today is Valentine’s Day and if you were thinking to surprise your Valentine with a smartphone you’ve come to the right place. We’ve looked through the offers of the world’s biggest online retailer and we have managed to compile the following list. Enough with the chit-chat and let’s have a look at the Best Android Phones for Valentine’s Day 2014.
The Nexus 5 is the latest Android-powered co-developed by Google and LG and because it’s a member of the Nexus family, it will always be in the first wave of devices to receive the latest Android software updates.
The handset is underpinned by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz while packing 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, 8 MP primary camera, 1.3 MP secondary camera, and 2,300 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, it brings WiFi, NFC, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0. Nexus 5 sports a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
HTC One is definitely one of the best-looking smartphones launched on the market in 2013 and we thought it would be a great addition to our Best Android Phones for Valentine’s Day list. The HTC One features a 1080p 4.7-inch Super LCD3 screen, quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage, 4 MP UltraPixel camera with 1080p@30fps video recording support, 2.1 MP secondary camera, and runs HTC’s Sense 5.5 interface.
The connectivity features of the HTC One include all standards of WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, infra red, and microUSB 2.0.
The LG G2 was officially introduced in August 2013 and its hardware platform was used to underpin the Nexus 5. The LG G2 runs Android 4.4.2 and it’s upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It has a 5.2-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, quad-core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage, 13 MP primary camera, 2.1 MP front-facing camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia Z1
The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship smartphone produced by the Japanese company nad it comes with a 5-inch full HD display, dust and water proof case, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and an impressive 20.7 MP camera.
It brings all standards of WiFi, LTE, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3, but Sony promised they will release Android 4.4 soon.
You can order the the Sony Xperia Z1 from Amazon at a price of $576.99, contract-free.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a massive smartphone that brings a full HD 6.4-inch Triluminos display, while being only 6.5 mm thin. It has a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 8 MP primary camera without LED flash, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, microSD card support, Android 4.3, and 3,050 mAh battery.
Xperia Z Ultra is 179.4 mm tall and 92.2 mm wide and it’s dust and water proof. It has WiFi dual-band, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
You can order the unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra from Amazon for $576.99.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the most popular Android smartphone ever built. Released in April 2013, the Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.3 (upgradable to Android 4.4), customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz interface.
The smartphone arrives with a 5.0-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while the processing tasks are handled by a quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor. It also comes with 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 13 MP rear-facing camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2,600 mAh battery, and all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone such as WiFi, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest high-end smartphone released by the South Korean phone maker and one of the most-powerful smartphones on the market.
The 5.7-inch phablet has a 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED display, quad-core 2.3 Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of microSD-expandable storage, 13 MP rear-mounted camera with 4K video recording, and 3,200 mAh battery. Runs Android 4.3 out of the box and it’s upgradable to Android 4.4.2, has support for S Pen input, WiFi, LTE, NFC, infra red, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 3.0. Note 3 measures 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm and weighs 168 grams.
Motorola Droid Ultra
The Droid Ultra was released August 2013 and it brings a 5.0-inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution. It weighs in 137 grams, has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of microSD-expandable storage, 10 MP ClearPixel camera, 2,130 mAh battery, and it’s upgradable to Android 4.4.
You’ll also get LTE, WiFi, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. If you agree to sign a two-year contract with Verizon you will be able to get your hands on the Droid Ultra for a mere $0.01. The smartphone is also available on Red at the same price.
Motorola Droid Maxx
If you are planning to purchase a smartphone with above-average battery life, then the Motorola Droid Maxx is the device you’re looking for. The Droid Maxx has almost the same technical specifications as the Droid Ultra, but it comes with a larger battery (3,500 mAh) and more internal storage (32 GB compared to Droid Ultra’s 16 GB).
Anyway, the bigger batter comes at expense. The Droid Maxx is 1.3 mm thicker than the Droid Ultra (8.5 mm compared to Ultra’s 7.2 mm).
You can purchase the Motorola Droid Maxx from Amazon at $59.99 after you agree to commit to a 2 year contract with Verizon.
Motorola Moto X
The Moto X is seen as the flagship smartphone of the Chicago-based phone maker, even though its specs recommend it as a mid-range smartphone. The device packs a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED screen, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, and 10 MP ClearPixel camera.
It weighs 130 grams and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a handful of custom Motorola software features like Moto Assist, Active Display, always-on voice control.
Motorola Moto G
If you are looking for a budget smartphone, then the Moto G is definitely the device you’re looking for.
The Moto G has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen 8/16 GB of internal storage, 5 MP primary camera, 1.3 MP secondary shooter, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 2,070 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.