Dec 14, 2012
Vikas

Top 10 Android Phones of Year 2012

If I think about the top 10 Android phones of year 2012, there are some sure shot names which come through my mind. Then I thought about the points I would consider to make a comparison among them.

If you are also working on same lines let me offer you some help. Here is the list and points to compare about each Android smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S3

  • Processor – Powerful with 1.4 Ghz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
  • OS: Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Display – Suave looks with 4.8 inch 1280×720, 306 ppi Super AMOLED HD display
  • Network – 4G on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon – HSPA+ on T-Mobile
  • Battery – Good battery life – 22.50 hours, 2,100 mAh
  • Storage – 16, 32 or 64GB storage with room for microSD,2GB RAM
  • Camera – 8MP rear-facing camera with 1.9MP front-facing camera.
  • Looks & weight – Good built quality with the polycarbonate finish with shine, weight: 4.69 ounces.
  • Price – $959.56
  • Launched with Android 4.0 with Jelly Bean update imminent.
  • Comes with LED notification, proximity sensor and the front facing camera.
  • It also packed in several intriguing, innovative apps available only from Samsung like Smart Stay, S Beam. Though, I personally love whatsapp android on my phone to communicate with my friends.

HTC One X

  • Processor – Powerful: quad-core, 1.5 GHz (international); dual-core, 1.5 GHz 1GB RAM (in America)
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 with 4.1 update promised.
  • Display – Very nice, 4.7 inches Super IPS, 720 x 1,280 pixels, 312 ppi
  • Network – 4G on AT&T’s LTE Network. Always a breeze to do video chat on android skype.
  • Battery – 8.50 hours, 1,750 mAh
  • Storage – 32GB of built-in memory, no microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM
  • Camera – 8MP camera unit with 28mm, f/2.2 lens with HTC Imagechip and ImageSense
  • Looks & weight – Slim chassis with Weight: 4.55 ounces, Built well, even though it is just plastic
  • Price – $802.22
  • Comes with Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n

LG Optimus 4X HD

  • Processor – Powerful: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra 3
  • OS: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Display – whopping 4.7 inches HD Screen (1280×720)
  • Network – NFC, 21Mbps HSPA or LTE depending on region and carrier
  • Battery – 2150mAh battery
  • Storage – 16 GB storage (12 GB user available), microSD, up to 32GB, 1GB of RAM
  • Camera – 8MP Auto Focus Camera With LED Flash, 1.3MP Secondary Camera
  • Looks & weight – Decent skin with simple interface, 4.69 ounces.
  • Price – $777.56
  • 7 home screens that you can flood with shortcuts and widgets.
  • Audio is decent.
  • It has the ability to house a full sized SIM rather than a microSIM.
  • It has excellent battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

  • Processor – Powerful with 1.4 Ghz quad-core Exynos
  • OS: upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Display – 5.3” Super AMOLED Display at 180×800, 258ppi
  • Network – 4G on AT&T’s LTE Network
  • Battery – whooping 26 hours, 2500mAh battery
  • Storage – 16 to 32 GB storage , microSD up to 32GB, 1GB of RAM
  • Camera – 8MP rear-facing with 2MP front-facing camera.
  • Looks & weight – Good display quality, weight – 6.28 ounces.
  • Price – $844.44
  • Air-View is very neat feature
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR

Motorola Razr XT910

  • Processor – Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
  • OS: upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Display – 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels, 256 ppi
  • Network – 2G -GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Battery – Up to 9 h 20 min, 1780 mAh battery
  • Storage – 16 GB storage, microSD up to 32GB, 1GB of RAM
  • Camera – 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash.
  • Looks & weight – dimension – 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm, weight – 4.48 ounces.
  • Price – $799.99
  • Bluetooth- v4.0 with LE+EDR

Sony Xperia Go

  • Processor – Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9.
  • OS: Android 4.0 With HTC Sense 4
  • Display – 3.5 inches LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels, 165 ppi
  • Network –  2G -GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Battery – Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G) standby, 1305 mAh battery
  • Storage – 8 GB storage (4 GB user available),  microSD up to 32GB, 512 MB of RAM
  • Camera – 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash.
  • Looks & weight – dimension – 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm, weight – 4.48 ounces.
  • Price – $422.2
  • Scratch-resistant glass
  • Wet Finger Tracking
  • Bluetooth, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

HTC One S

  • Processor – 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.
  • OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1
  • Display – 4.3 Inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Network – NFC
  • Battery –  10 h 30 min , 1650 mAh
  • Storage – 16 GB storage, no microSD card,1GB RAM
  • Camera – 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Looks & weight – Touch sensitive controls, weight: 4.20 ounces.
  • Price – $746.44
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • Also available as HTC One S Special Edition in white color and 64 GB internal memory.

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

  • Processor – dual-core, 1.2 GHz
  • OS: Android 2.3 (now ICS)
  • Display – 4.3 Inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels, 256 ppi
  • Network – NFC
  • Battery – 10 h 30 min , 3300mAh
  • Storage – 16 GB storage, no microSD card, 1GB RAM
  • Camera – 8MP Camera with 1080p Video, 720p Front Facing Camera
  • Looks & weight – Touch sensitive controls, weight: 5.11 ounces.
  • Price – $622.22
  • It is sleek – 8.99 mm thin.

Sony Xperia S

  • Processor – dual-core, 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.0.4, planned upgrade to v4.1
  • Display – 4.6 Inch 720p Display With Bravia, 1280×720 pixels
  • Network – 2G, 3G
  • Battery – 7 h 30 min , 1750mAh
  • Storage – 32 GB storage, no microSD card, 1GB RAM
  • Camera – 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Looks & weight – Touch sensitive controls, weight- 5.08 ounces.
  • Price – $688.67
  • Also known as Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, Sony Ericsson Arc HD.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  • Processor – Dual-core 1.2Ghz TI OMAP 4460
  • OS: Launched with Android 4.0, updated to 4.1
  • Display – 4.65” Super AMOLED HD at 1280×720 with 316 ppi
  • Network – 4G LTE on either Verizon or Sprint’s LTE network – no AT&T LTE
  • Battery – 12 hours , 1750mAh
  • Storage – 16 GB storage, no microSD card, 1GB RAM
  • Camera – 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Looks & weight – Touch sensitive controls, weight- 5.08 ounces.
  • Price – $499.99
  • WiFi b/g/n.

Here you have your list with main points. Check latest prices before final decision. Best of Luck!

2 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet have really made a difference this year when it comes to usability, performance and design.

    I would definitely choose an Android phone over an iPhone, even though i have to admit that the “touch screen experience” is better in iphone. but all in all, taking into account price vs functionalities vs design criteria, an android phone is a good purchase

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – Best Android phone for all users. And realy Nice post VIkas .

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