Top Five Android Smartphones for August 2012
This account is based on the rankings these phones accustomed from our agents of able reviews, as able-bodied as the editors' own thoughts about these products, abreast by their years of acquaintance with a advanced ambit of handsets.
#1: Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S III was amidst by bags of advertising above-mentioned to its release, and with acceptable reason. Providing possibly the stiffest antagonism to the Apple iPhone to date, the Galaxy S III sports a glassy and adult design, alike in animosity of its acceptable 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display. Throw in a able 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and S Voice commands (Samsung's acknowledgment to Siri), and you've got one assertive of an Android phone. But a quick chat to our across users: while the all-embracing versions of the buzz appear with a quad-core, Tegra 3 processor beneath the hood, they afterwards cede 4G LTE connectivity.
The Galaxy S III is offered by every above wireless carrier in the United States, authoritative it the best broadly accessible smartphone in this country.
#2: HTC One X (U.S. Version)
HTC appear the One X, its new flagship Android smartphone, beforehand this year to babble reviews acknowledgment to its accomplished camera, admirable 4.7-inch display, and a able 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor active the show. Other appearance accommodate Beats Audio, HTC's Sense 4 overlay, and 4G LTE connectivity, admitting it is account acquainted that, like the Galaxy S III, the all-embracing adaptation of the buzz does not accept LTE, instead swapping out that affection for a added able quad-core processor.
While our analyst gave it a hardly college account than the Galaxy S III, the Samsung archetypal comes out hardly advanced because it is abundant added broadly accessible -- at this point the One X is alone offered by AT&T.
#3: Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX was appear alone a amount of months afterwards the antecedent absolution of the Droid RAZR, advancing on the heels of complaints apropos the aboriginal model's array life. Motorola added than abundantly addressed the problem, absolution a buzz that is hardly thicker than its predecessor, but additionally packing a 3300 mAh array that provides abounding added hours of array life. Combined with high-end specs like a Super AMOLED affectation and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the Droid RAZR MAXX took a acceptable buzz and fabricated it great.
#4: Samsung Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note is article of a polarizing accessory in that some bodies may booty affair with its size, while others may acclaim its roomy, 5.3-inch Super AMOLED affectation that allows for the acceptance of Samsung's S Pen stylus. The accessory spawned the appellation "phablet," as it's big abundant to be advised a smartphone/tablet hybrid, but it additionally has added activity for it than its massive size. 4G LTE connectivity and a able 1.5 GHz dual-core processor are some of the Galaxy Note's "noteworthy" features, so if admeasurement isn't an affair for you, this is absolutely account a look.
#5 HTC One S
A added affordable adaptation of the HTC One X, the One S is added abundantly specced, with a hardly slower dual-core processor? and a smaller, lower resolution (4.3-inch, 540 x 960) display. Nevertheless, the processor of the One S, a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with two Krait cores active at 1.5 GHz, performs admirably, to the point area it's about duplicate from that of the One X. Additionally ambrosial is its sexy, abbreviate build, barometer alone 7.8 mm thick, authoritative the One S a cheaper yet about appropriately adorable action as its big brother. Currently, this handset is accessible alone from T-Mobile.