What Will Be the Best Android Phone of 2012?
The year 2011 was all about “dual core”, acceptable the accepted for high-end smartphones. And we accept all witnessed what superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, DROID RAZR MAXX, and others are able of. These phones are 5 times added able than annihilation appear endure year, and for this accessible bearing of devices, even more.
So, what next? This year, chip-makers accept appear alternating with cloister amount processors acknowledging adaptable multitasking commensurable to the achievement of a desktop computer of a few years ago, powered by Tegra 3 SoC’s and TI’s OMAP equivalent. Added cores according added ability and a faster smartphone; actually they are acceptable to action added ability accumulation and a achievement access in the ambit of 300-500%. And, they in fact accept ability extenuative appearance anchored in them too.
NVIDIA Tegra Product Roadmap
And the players cover HTC, Motorola, Sony, Samsung, LG, and Meizu. We will attending at the accessories they are bringing to bazaar one by one.
HTC ability be ablution the aboriginal quad-core smartphone in the bazaar a allotment of the smartphone manufacturers. Dubbed HTC One X, it will run on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 accepting four cores (and a fifth, accompaniment amount for beneath ambitious tasks) clocked at 1.5GHz acceptance the processor to accompanying run assorted sets of affairs instructions. Forth with this, the array activity will access two fold. With 1GB of RAM will be at your disposal, forth with 32GB of congenital memory, this behemothic accessory will action a 4.7″ awning with 720p HD resolution; big-screen junkies should be happy.
HTC One X Specs
- 8MP camera assemblage with 28mm, f/2.2 lens
- 4.7″ awning with 1280×720 HD LCD Display
- NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 cloister amount clocked @ 1.5 Ghz
- 32GB of congenital memory
- 1GB of RAM
- Android 4.0 ICS
Other specs cover an 8MP camera assemblage with 28mm, bifold bang f/2.2 lens, able of capturing 1080p videos will be present as well. Bluetooth 4.0 is accepted on board, forth with the blow of the accepted connectivity. The HTC One X will, reportedly, be abandoned able of 21Mbps HSDPA arrangement speeds. In the software department, we can be all but assertive to see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The Bend will aswell a lot of acceptable appear with Beats by Dr. Dre as well, for bass-fanatics, too. A amount of new HTC agreeable casework are aswell accepted like HTC Listen Music, HTC Read, HTC Watch and HTC Play. The HTC One X is accepted to hit the bazaar amid March and April this year, and is acceptable to be one of the aboriginal cloister amount smartphones on the market.
Now, for Moto, if we are to accept the rumors, is gearing up with its Tegra 3 based accessories lined up for the barrage in the Q2 2012 and ability be apparent during MWC 2012. Afterwards the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, the phones accept been codenamed as Motorola Bullet and Motorola Jet. Supposedly the Bullet will be a erect slate, while the Jet will be a QWERTY slider. Aside from the actually unstoppable and drool-worthy 3300mAh Cloister amount powered Motorola Atrix 3, actual little in the way of rumors accept alike over the accomplished few months, Motorola seems like they are absolutely agreeable with their accepted line-up, but this is acceptable to change quickly. You apperceive how it goes, things change rather bound in these actuality parts.
The Bullet is a bonbon bar appearance 4.3″ qHD (960×540) phone, packing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and a lot of acceptable 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM. It will aswell affection 16GB of on-board storage, an NFC chip, and a redesigned angel sensor to abduction amazing photos and HD video on its 12MP camera. It’s aswell declared to be ablution afore its keyboard brethren, the Motorola Jet.
The Motorola Jet 4 will be adored by the Android QWERTY lovers and sports a abate 4″ display, brandishing a qHD (960×540) affectation with an amazing QWERTY keyboard from its accessory Motorola Droid 3. Thankfully, it will be antic the aforementioned Herculean accouterments as its keyboard-less cousin, the Bullet, and will affection a 4″ qHD 24-bit screen, Tegra 3, up to 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB on-board storage, aforementioned anew advised 12MP camera as the Bullet, NFC chip, and a absolutely redesigned 5 row (perhaps) appearance sliding keyboard.
Some aswell appear that Motorola is accepting absolutely austere about putting apple chic angel sensors in their accessible phones, giving consumers the ability to abduction fast, alarming HD photos and video in low light. So, with Motorola authoritative this a aloft focus, it’s searching like the adventitious of us getting able to put our committed agenda camera abroad eventually than we thought. Plus, with the promised processing ability of the cloister amount Tegra SoC, it’s apparently accessible that these accessories will be able to abduction 60fps + at 1080p. Anticipation by the angel aloft it looks like both accessories will be active on Verizon’s 4G LTE – aback they aren’t absolution any added 3G abandoned accessories – and both phones accept the “Verizon” logo, and on the aback there is the “4G LTE” logo. Here’s to acquisitive they acquisition a way to get abundant array activity on 4G LTE.
The Arc was one of Sony Ericsson’s (soon to be just Sony) best smartphones endure year. While it lacked bifold amount goodness, it was slim, as it was declared to be, aback a lot of of their antagonism had phones like that already, and it was stylish. Architecture is still one of Sony’s able suit, but it doesn’t go able-bodied with blubbery phones, which is how a lot of of their phones still are. But they will be blame added abbreviate phones in 2012.
Sony Xperia S Specs
- Sony Xperia S
- Sony Xperia S Specs
- dual amount 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon chip
- 4.3″ 1280×720 HD display
- 1 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of storage
- 1750 mAh battery
- 12 MP rear camera
Sony will be debuting the Xperia Ion this year, which is packing a bifold amount 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon chip, a 4.3″ 1280×720 HD display, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 1750 mAh battery. Also, it packs a 12 MP camera with abounding HD recording and HDMI port.
The Ion is not abandoned affidavit of that, but it’s aswell a bit of affidavit that Sony Ericsson assuredly understands that they charge to be on the bend with accouterments specs, too. From what we’ve seen, it appears that Sony is demography the smartphone bazaar actual seriously, and is accession themselves in 2012 to become a lot added competitive.
The behemothic Korean company, maker of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S2, is assertive to be a baton in this accurate superphone death-match. Samsung’s phones and tablets accept acclimated ARM, Snapdragon and Tegra chipsets, but the manufacturer’s semiconductor analysis is alive harder on the next bearing of its own Exynos band of systems-on-a-chip. They are testing accessible processors like the Exynos 5250, which isn’t quad-core, but rather a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor. Samsung seems to be assured that the Exynos 5250 can aftermath benchmarks and achievement aggressive with a quad-core processor. Or it may even go with the 32 nm cloister amount Exynos 4412 (based on Cortex A9) accepting the aforementioned alarm acceleration of 1.5 GHz.
One of the latest renderings of the Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Specs
- 1GB/2GB of RAM
- 4.6 inch 1280×720 AMOLED display
- under 9mm thin
- 12MP rear camera, with W750 BSI CMOS sensor
- 1.5Ghz cloister amount (potentially bifold core, but unlikely)
- Multiple variants to be appear to abutment altered carriers
Samsung has some boxy choices to make. According to our actual own Lucian Armasu:
“The “safest” rumor about the Galaxy S3 has been that it has a cloister amount 1.5 Ghz processor, a lot of acceptable based on Cortex A9. While that will actually be aggressive this spring, I don’t anticipate the aggressive bend will be that big for the Galaxy S3 to advance the advance in achievement for too long.”
If we yield into application the specs of the device, the talks which are in the air acknowledge that the Galaxy S III’s architecture will be altered from the accepted architecture of the Galaxy S series, and will thinner in admeasurement than its ancestor, the Galaxy S2. Samsung ability be including 3D (glassless) functionality into the Galaxy S3 band of Android phones. Predictions announce that it will affection a 4.6” Cool AMOLED Plus HD screen, 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, active on Android’s latest ICS firmware with Touchwiz – Samsung’s own overlay. Aswell like its competitors, it ability absorb a 12 MP primary camera (with W750 BSI CMOS sensor) and NFC support.
If Samsung does bare the Galaxy S3 at Adaptable Apple Congress in 2012, we will see Galaxy S III beforehand this May or even in April. If not, afresh attending for it afterpiece to the summer.
- Meizu MX with Cloister Amount Ablution in May 2012
- Meizu MX Specs
- Tegra 3 Cloister Amount @ 1.5 Ghz
- 1/2GB of RAM
- 16 GB ROM
- 8MP Camera
- 1600 mAh
- 4 inch LED backlit display
Recently, Meizu CEO J Wong has accepted that afterwards aboriginal gen Meizu MX launched recently, its cloister amount adaptation will be hitting the bazaar anon installed with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich while it arrives in May 2012. He aswell accepted in the official aggregation appointment that the additional adaptation of the Meizu MX will appear with the Exynos processor. There is not so abundant advice about the appearance it will showcase, but it will conceivably accept a processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1/2 GB RAM, 16 Gb built-in memory, 8 MP or college camera, abounding HD recording, HDMI port, 4+” LED affectation and a 1600 mAh battery.
Meizu accept acquired acceptability in China, and their superior and able accessories are starting to be accustomed by the West, too, which agency that it ability not be continued until they alpha affairs them to Europe and US, as able-bodied disturbing adjoin the iPhone.
- LG's new cloister amount acceleration demon - the Optimus 4X HD
- LG 4X HD Specs:
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU
- A whopping 4.7 inches HD Awning (1280×720)
- 8MP Rear Camera and 1.3MP Front
- 16GB on a microSD card.
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box
- 21Mbps HSPA or LTE depending on arena and carrier
- 2000mAh battery
LG has accustomed a lot of affliction for apathetic updates, and for software that doesn’t accomplish at its best, all the time. That getting said, they still are advised one of the top five, in agreement of bazaar share, at least. So it should appear as no abruptness that LG does not wish to angle idly by. Rumors accept it that they will be debuting a actual able cloister amount accessory at Adaptable Apple Congress in Barcelona. In agreement of specs, it seems to bout a lot of these added top bank phones that we are searching at, and includes the acutely able chipset, Tegra 3, and will affection a top resolution, 4.7 inch affectation with a resolution of 1280 × 720. We’ve aswell had its ambit accepted by reliable sources that accept told us it will be actual attenuate – a lot of acceptable beneath 9 mm.
Said to appear with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, it will affection a 1.3 megapixel, and an 8 megapixel rear. Added specs cover the accepted suspects, including Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G/4G/LTE connectivity, depending on the region, and a adequately abundant 2000mAh battery.
These companies are not abandoned in the game. Panasonic, ZTE, Huawei and even Fujitsu are aswell planning to cycle out their cloister amount phones soon, too. So, what are there plans? Let’s analysis them out!
When we had the adventitious to accommodated with Panasonic at CES, they bidding that they wish to internationalize their smartphone business. Panasonic is a ambiguous allegorical company, with some of the greatest acquaintance in the apple at authoritative technology. That getting said, this is absolutely a business move. You see, every individual Japanese OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) has absent bags of money authoritative TV’s and displays in accepted (big allotment of their business before), so it’s abandoned accustomed that Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu and others would wish to accompany their “A game” and advertise their adaptable technology on the all-embracing stage. Either way, what we are searching at aloft is the Panasonic Eluga, which is destined for Japan – for now. It’s acceptable though, and somewhat unfortunately, that Panasonic doesn’t absolutely ‘get it’, and will acceptable bare their arch Android smartphone with abandoned a bifold amount processor, which is, in a word, insufficient. Either way, they are bringing their ability to the assembly of said device, and it will acceptable be a dust-proof and waterproof device. The endure letters we heard announce that the accessory has been called the Panasonic Eluga. Still, we artlessly can’t advice but adore at how admirable its renderings are.
- 4.3″ qHD display
- 8GB of onboard memory
- 8MP camera
- Dual-core 1Ghz processor
- Android 2.3 upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS
I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again. Huawei is the one to watch in 2012. They’ve had absolutely a bit of success domestically in China, and abroad in Europe, and they’re athirst for more. Out of the hundreds of pieces of technology I had the advantage of experiencing, the Huawei Ascend P1 and P1S were the ones that absolutely stood out. Remarkably thin, and congenital of an acutely able blended plastic, they both featured an eye bustling qHD AMOLED display, and fabricated me wish to put my Galaxy S2 aback in my pocket. Dubbed the Huawei Ascend D Cloister XL, it’s declared to be packing a cloister amount Tegra 3, and all in a cool tight, graceful package. What’s not to love? Conceivably the array life. Time will tell, as with all acceptable things, but from anticipation the accession the DROID RAZR MAXX has enjoyed with its industry arch 3300mAh battery, aloft manufacturers bigger deathwatch up and apprehension that consumers wish continued array life, and, in a lot of cases, are accommodating to abandon thinness in the following of added road-warrior attuned qualities.
- 4.5″ qHD display
- 16GB of onboard memory
- 8MP camera
- Quad-core 1.5Ghz processor
- Android 4.0x+ Ice Cream Sandwich
- 2200 mAh battery
Anyway, no amount the amount of devices, what we are in the bosom of is absolutely a adaptable accretion revolution. At the end of the day, we, the consumers, will all benefit. Afterwards all, we are traveling to acquaintance a accomplished new apple of smarter, faster and buttery bland adaptable devices. Any thoughts? Which architect do you anticipate will accompany to bazaar the aboriginal cloister amount device? Would you achieve for a accessory with annihilation beneath than a quad-core processor?
What will be the best Android buzz of 2012?
- HTC One X
- Motorola Atrix 3
- Sony Xperia S
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Meizu MX
- LG Optimus 4X HD
- Panasonic Eluga Power
- Huawei Ascend D Quad