Best Android Smartphones in Canada for the Holidays

November 26, 2011
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With loads of new smartphones coming out and Black Friday in our rear-view mirror, your head is probably spinning looking at all of the different choices, and we are here to help! In this article, we’ll be looking at the best Android devices for our Canadian readers on Virgin Mobile, Telus, Rogers, and Bell. However, some of the devices listed below can be found in other countries as well.


Galaxy Nexus

Features

  • Ultra-slim and curved design
  • Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Android Market™
  • Single motion panoramic view and zero shutter lag
  • Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor
  • 4.65″” HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 5 MP rear camera with auto focus and flash
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 1080p video recording and playback
  • Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Android Beam
  • Voice Typing

Carriers:

Virgin Mobile and Bell

Price:

$159.99 with a 3-yr Agreement


Samsung Galaxy S II LTE (4G)

Features

  • Super-fast 4G speeds
  • Powerful dual core processor
  • Vivid AMOLED Plus display
  • Super Slim design
  • 8MP (back) & 2MP (front) camera
  • Full 1080P record and play back

Carriers:

Virgin Mobile, Rogers, and Bell

Price:

$99.99 with a 3-yr Agreement (Virgin Mobile and Bell)

$179.99 with a 3-yr Agreement (Rogers)


HTC Amaze 4G

Features

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 Processor with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPUs
  • Android™ 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • HTC Sense 3.0
  • 16 GB eMMc Internal Phone Memory
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • 4G: Theoretical peak download speeds up to 42 Mbps
  • 1080p HD video capture and sharing
  • 8 megapixel camera with flash
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4.3″ qHD 540 x 960 resolution

Carriers:

Telus

Price:

$49.99 with 3-yr Agreement


Motorola Droid RAZR

Features

  • 4G LTE
  • Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • 8 MP (rear facing camera)
  • 1.3 MP with 720p HD video capture
  • 1080p HD (rear), tri-microphone for audio scene selection
  • 1780 mAh Li Ion
  • Be a mobile hot spot for up to 8 other devices
  • Haptic Feedback
  • 4.3-in.; Super AMOLED Advanced qHD(540 x 960)
  • 16 GB internal; 16 GB microSD card pre-installed
  • 7.1 mm Thick (Claims to be “Thinnest Smartphone”)

Carriers:

Rogers

Price:

$149.99 with 3-yr Agreement

And so, there you have it folks. Which one will you be getting this holiday season?

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