Looking for a new Android phone to replace your aging phone? Android phones come in a variety of forms and flavors. Here are the best smartphones running Google’s innovative mobile platform.
The HTC One is up there with the very best smartphones on the market today. It has superb performance, and excellent build quality spoiled only slightly by running hot in use. You can’t fault the feature set, and it matches the other high-end products in terms of price. In terms of audio and visual output it is unsurpassed. The interface might be an acquired taste for some, and we weren’t overly impressed with the camera. It’s not perfect, but alongside the Xperia Z and iPhone 5 this is about as good a phone as you can buy.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) with HTC’s Sense user interface
- 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- 4.7-inch Super LCD, Full HD, high-pixel-density (468ppi) display
- 4MP rear camera
- 2.1MP front camera
- 32/64GB internal storage
LG has trumped the competition with the G2. The phone offers a combination of value for money with high-end features which we haven’t seen from rival flagship devices. A great specification combined with impressive design and handy software features mean there’s very little to dislike about this handset.
- 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
- 5.2-inch LCD; 1,920×1080 pixels, 424ppi
- 16GB, 32GB internal storage
- 2GB RAM
- 13 megapixels, 2.1 front-facing camera
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance. Improvements to the camera, sensors and battery more than prove the S4 to be a capable standalone upgrade to the S3.
- Skinless Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2), which means the same experience as the Nexus
- 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- 5-inch Super AMOLED high-pixel-density (441ppi) display
- 13MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 16/32/64GB internal storage
- MicroSD slot
The pocket-rippingly large Nexus 4 is one of the grizzled veterans on this list of Androids, but its above average processor and unique features have kept it in the game with the young bloods.
We were able to get the Nexus 4 to go 14 hours before needing a recharge — something unheard of on the Android side of things. For some users, that might be reason enough to give it a shot.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.2)
- 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor
- 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.3MP front camera
- 8/16GB internal storage
The coolest feature of Motorola’s first smartphone venture as a Google company is Touchless Control. Moto X will come alive to the soothing sounds of its owner’s voice.
The Moto X offers an incredible amount of user customization, with more than 2,000 color combinations to choose from, and its light, powerful features make it a definite contender in a very strong 2013 lineup.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2)
- Motorola X8 computing system, consisting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core clocked at 1.7GHz, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, and two low-power processors, one that is used for natural language and the other for contextual computing
- 4.7-inch AMOLED HD 720p display
- 10MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 16/32GB internal storage
- Wireless charging
No matter which Android you will pick, you can use Android Data Recovery if you inadvertently lost your data on Android phone. It is a necessity since data loss is inevitable and will happen this time or later.