Best Android Phones in April 2012
1. HTC One X
HTC One X is the latest high-end Android smartphone released and it has some really impressive specs under the hood, including a 1.5Ghz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, 720p 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display, 32GB of internal memory, 1,800 mAh battery, 8MP camera with the ability to record full HD videos at 30fps.
Although this is the most powerful smartphone around, it has some downsides too, so you might not pick it as your favorite choice. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a Super Amoled display, like most of the other smartphones, so it can’t reproduce colors as good as them. Along with this, it comes with a non-removable battery and it lacks the microSD memory stick slot, so you can’t extend its memory, though 32GB should be enough.
2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250
Galaxy Nexus is Google’s latest device in the Nexus series and it comes with impressive specifications, including a 1.2Ghz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortex A9 CPU, 4.65-inch 720p Super Amoled display with a 312 ppi density, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 5 MP full-HD camera and it comes with Android 4.0 ICS on-board.
Currently it’s the second most powerful Android smartphone, being only surpassed by the recently released HTC One X, though some might still prefer the Galaxy Nexus instead, due to some features the One X lacks.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
The Galaxy Note is a very powerful smartphone, but not many prefer it due to its size, being considered a smartphone-tablet. It features a 1,280×800 5.3-inch Super Amoled HD display, hence its size and a 1.4Ghz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM.
It comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, which can be extended through a microSD card. The S-pen stylus is what makes this smartphone special, having a plenitude of functions and apps designed especially for it. You can annotate photos, Maps, take screenshots and play games much easily using the S-pen and its huge display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note also doesn’t require you to charge it very often, featuring a 2,500 mAh battery, which is one more advantage for it.
4. Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100
The Galaxy S2 is Samsung’s most popular smartphone and more than 20 million units have been sold already. It packs a 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU, a 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus display, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, a 8MP camera capable of recording full HD videos and a 2MP secondary one.
It has a 1,650 mAh battery and comes with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, upgrade-able to Android 4.0 ICS.
5. Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is mostly known due to its huge battery of 3,300 mAh, which offers the device a huge autonomy. It’s specs are the ones met on most high-end smartphones, which means a 1.2Ghz dual-core Cortex A9, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps, Android 2.3.6, upgrade-able to 4.0 ICS.
Unfortunately it only comes with 8GB of internal memory, but it can be extended by up to 32GB through a microSD card. Also it has a non-removable battery, which can prove to be a problem for some.
6. Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia S is a bit more different by the others through it’s design, though the features are mostly the same. It sports a 1.5Ghz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 12MP camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and there is not official ICS update for it yet.
Along with all these, it features a 1,750 mAh battery and it lacks a microSD card slot.