Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Top 5 Android Smartphones to buy in 2013

| Wednesday, March 06, 2013 | |

Although the iPhone 5 and the upcoming Phone 5S will be a big hit throughout the year, there are also a number of Android smartphones that Apple should watch out for. If you are thinking of purchasing a smartphone this year then let us shed some light on which are the top Android phones, based on their specifications and performance. Samsung is probably Apple’s closest competitor (as well as being a supplier of components for the iPhone) and we should expect them to release more Android OS devices this year. 

In fact, Android and iOS are both in racing to achieve one billion users, according to Business Insider. Last year, Information Handling Services (IHS) released a report which projected that cumulative shipments of Android devices would reach 1.1 billion by the end of this year. Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst of IHS, said that “Android are taking over the world of smartphones. We expect the Android operating system to become the first to reach the milestone of 1 billion shipments during its lifetime.”

If you want to join the increasing number of Android smartphone users worldwide, we’ve listed the top five that you should consider buying this year.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3

As Samsung and Apple take their rivalry very seriously, the Korean manufacturer will surely come up with various smartphones and devices to prove they have the right to take home the prize. One of their best-selling devices—and perhaps the best selling Android handset on the market—is the Samsung Galaxy S3. It features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, a1.4 GHz processor, a Quad-core Snapdragon, 2GB RAM, 16GB to 32GB internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 4.8-inch display (720x1280 LCD). In the US, the top three large 4G LTE carriers (Verizon, AT&T and Sprint) have presented affordable contract prices for Samsung S3, starting as low as $99. With powerful features and a reasonable price, Samsung Galaxy S3 remains the top Android smartphone in the market.

2. LG (Google) Nexus 4

If you opt for inexpensive smartphone that carries the latest Android OS then go for LG (Google) Nexus 4. Manufactured by LG with Google’s ideas and creativity, the Nexus 4 carries the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.5 GHz processor, Quad-core chip, generous 2GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 4.7-inch display (768x1280 LCD) and 8GB internal storage. Although the internal storage is not as huge as those on other smartphones, it makes up for its high resolution screen, which is “the highest resolution of any Android smartphone ,” according to

3. Motorala Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Smartphones allow you to open many applications in one screen; however the more apps open means the more battery you use. If you’re the type who always multi-task on your smartphone, then the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD will solve your fast draining battery problem. Although this smartphone only supports a 720p display, it makes up for this with a 3,300 mAh battery which allows you to use it for up to 372 hours of stand-by time or up to 32 hours on talk time. Apart from its long lasting battery life, RAZR MAXX HD has an extremely durable design, uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and has a decent 4.7 inch Corning Gorilla Glass screen. This fantastic phone is available at for $99.99 on-contract. You can also download a battery saver app for Android to improve your battery life and enjoy your smartphone for even longer.

4. Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia series has been on the market for long time, but this is the first time that the company has taken their game up a notch by presenting us with the powerful Sony Xperia Z. This amazing smartphone has a huge 5-inch display (1080x1920 pixels), Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz Krait, Android OS version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is upgradable to version 4.2, 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.2-megapixel front camera. The phone is also said to be water-resistant for up to six feet and supports a sturdy battery life of 11 hours talk time or up to 550 hours standby time.

5. Lenovo IdeaPhone K900

Lenovo is a brand more known for laptops and computers, yet they have proven to be a great name for smartphones, especially with Lenovo IdeaPhone K900. It offers users 5.5-inch screen (1080x1920 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera, and supports Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, as well as packing an Intel Atom Z2580 chip, and Dual-core 1.8 GHz. The company claims that it’s the thinnest smartphone for its class and it is certainly remarkably light and slim at only 6.9mm. The pricing information for Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is not yet available, but the company said it will be on sale in China by early April of this year.

Users have numerous reasons why they might want to purchase smartphones. Some said they enjoy the convenience of having a phone, camera, and gaming and internet mobile device in one. It lets them access their social networking sites, take and edit photos, play their favorite mobile app games, and access the internet wherever they go. As more Android smartphones present better and stronger features every year, it can feel hard work to know which one you should buy. The list above will hopefully enlighten you on what’s the best mobile device to suit your lifestyle and needs.
Author's Bio: Jaime Wills is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who’s always up to date with the innovative trends from national and international brands. When she’s not busy with the demands of her flourishing business, she likes to wax enthusiastic about Apple products with their user-friendly and highly aesthetic.
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