Top android mobile phones 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Liviu Anca from Android Geeks made a nice extensive and professional post here: http://www.android.gs/13-best-android-phones-of-2012/
He had this to say about the smartphone:
“The Galaxy Note N7000 was one of the most popular Samsung device and now, they’ve decided that it was time for the second Note model to be launched. The device has been demoed all over the world and it should be ready for an October launch.
There are already numerous users touting it to become this year’s best phone and by taking a simple look at its specs you might also start thinking like that: 2GB RAM, 5.55 inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6 quad-core Exynos CPU, the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS as default. This phone is huge and it has support for 64GB storage space.
Note that this will be the first Samsung smartphone that will sport the Jelly Bean OS and along with the Premium Suite package you will get the maximum Android experience. This device might not even be labeled as smartphone, because of its 5.55 inch display Samsung decided to call it a ‘phablet’.
Most critics have praised the Note 2 and if you’re truly a Samsung and Android enthusiast than this phone is a ‘must-have’.”
Indeed, this smartphone is very popular with the people who like big displays and the first Note already got fame with this. In the mean time, it has been launched and even before October. The rumoured spec turned out to be a bit different. A 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 a 1.6 GHz quad-core. The Android 4.1 is really a leap forward especially for the stability and nice widgets that resize by themselves. So, if you are a Google Android fan and a Samsung fan then this smartphone is really the best of the top android smartphones you can obtain.
Samsung Galaxy S3
Mike Andrici from Androidauthority.com created a nice beautiful and insightful post, which can be found here: http://www.androidauthority.com/best-android-smartphone-fall-2012-119707/
And he said and I quote:
“The Galaxy S3 is the best selling Android smartphone ever, so what better way to start our list than with this blockbuster? The hype surrounding the Galaxy S3 has surely faded in the past couple of months, but rest assured that the S3 is still a flagship Android smartphone in the true meaning of the word.
Although the Galaxy S3 was launched back in May this year, the third incarnation of Samsung’s Galaxy S line is still the best Android smartphone currently around. The 1.4 GHz quad-core A9 Exynos 4 processor is the fastest processor currently available on the market, while its 4.8 inch SAMOLED display features a 1280 by 720 resolution (306PPI, but PenTile). While the supremacy of the Exynos 4 Quad SoC is likely to end once OEMs start implementing Qualcomm’s S4 Pro (quad-core Krait) SoC, the Galaxy S3 is still very well prepared to face competitors in the fall 2012 season, and perhaps well beyond. In addition, the Galaxy S3 will only get better once Samsung releases the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for it, an event that Samsung has scheduled for October.”
The Galaxy S3 is one of the real top Android smartphones although it was pretty hyped, like many high-end smartphones these days. The 1.4 GHz quad-core is very fast and belongs to the Exynos 4 series and has a 4.8-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 (Pentile) and a Mali 400MP GPU which belongs to the Exynos 4 chipset. This smartphone can maintain its position for a long time because of the great spec’s and the nice build quality. Additionally, it very recently got Android 4.1 or will get it (depending on your provider).
HTC One X
Adam Mills from Gottabemobile.com that is a very great site with a lot of info and has a professional look and nice high-res pictures said this about HTC flagship:
“AT&T’s HTC One X is still the carrier’s flagship Android device and for good reason. It combines a fantastic camera, speedy processor, and a high definition display that ranks up there with the best available on the market.
It also features 4G LTE data speeds, which means that it can pull down data speeds that are 10 times faster than typical 3G. The HTC One X is also set to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime this month which will only stand to make it a much better smartphone.”
This is a good competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S3, with its outstanding rapid CPU, camera and polycarbonate body that houses the high-end screen. In addition, it has 4G LTE support that becomes more popular and the addition of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) like the Galaxy S3. The smartphone is on a tie with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and some like the HTC sense skin better and others like the Samsung interface better. It is more of a personal choice then a wrong decision.
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
Grant Hatchimonji from Brighthand.com made a great short roundup of his view on the top Android smartphones found here: http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=19129&news=top+five+android+smartphones+samsung+galaxy+s+iii+note+htc+one+x+s+motorola+droid+razr+maxx
“The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX was released only a matter of months after the initial release of the Droid RAZR, coming on the heels of complaints regarding the original model’s battery life. Motorola more than adequately addressed the problem, releasing a phone that is marginally thicker than its predecessor, but also packing a 3300 mAh battery that provides many more hours of battery life. Combined with high-end specs like a Super AMOLED display and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the Droid RAZR MAXX took a good phone and made it great.”
This smartphone is underestimated because of the Samsung and HTC top Android smartphones. With its large battery capacity and its Super AMOLED screen with a decent dual-core this smartphone even got better then its predecessor the Droid RAZR.
Samsung Galaxy S2
Gary Cutlack from Techradar made a great round up of top Android smartphones and also mentioned the Galaxy S2 here: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/best-android-phone-which-should-you-buy-717819/page:2#articleContent
“The Galaxy S II offers a genuinely exciting experience, managing to eclipse all other Android phones in every field when it was first launched.
Apps install ridiculously quickly, while browsing web pages is so fast it’s hard to believe you’re looking at a phone screen. The large display is robust and, despite the slim and lightweight case, build quality manages to impress.
OK, it’s not the latest Android phone on the market, but we’re impressed with the update to Android 4.0 and the lower cost, not forgetting things such as the fact that many of Samsung’s Touchwiz widgets are resizable, making it a phone that’s fun to customise and spend time playing with. This was Android made fast and thrilling last year, but it’s still one of the best out there”
I agree with Gary, its fast and it is created so nicely you do not really expect that this smartphone is not one of the latest top Android smartphones still available. Additionally, after it got Android 4.0 it got even more impressive for this smartphone, which really started the big fan base for Samsung Galaxy smartphones.