Some time soon, you might find the single core processing power of your smartphone won’t be enough to support all the mobile features you want to try out. Luckily, there are Android phones with dual core parallel processing that are already on the market, and there’s many more scheduled for release in the market soon.
Upgrading can always be a challenge, so to help you make a more informed decision, here’s a brief presentation of these current and upcoming super Android phones that the carriers are or will be offering.
Verizon: Droid Bionic
Droid Bionic is Motorola’s yet to be released Android phone. Verizon subscribers have been anticipating this model’s arrival since it was announced back in January of 2011. The long wait might just soon be over as Motorola, via its official Twitter account, confirmed Droid Bionic’s roll out before the end of the summer.
A lot of buzz has been surrounding the Droid Bionic after conflicting reports about its specifications and a handful of leaked photos of the device surfaced. A look into Motorola’s official site, particularly its Motorola Developer Network section (MOTODEV), didn’t yield much information though.
But some sites such were able to take a screenshot of the specs via Motorola’s MOTODEV section prior to the list being taken down. Here’s a summary of the smartphone’s important features:
The Samsung Galaxy S II has been in the consumer market since April of this year. And it stands out among the many smartphone models for a number of reasons:
The Photon is another 4G Android-enabled smartphone model that’s yet to be released by Motorola this summer. It’s equipped with the Android Version 2.3.3 Operating System, the 1GHz Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor, 16GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. Its rich 540 x 960 pixel resolution and 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen capable of rendering 16 million colors are worth noting as well. Plus, it’s built in with an 8-megapixel camera that’s video-enabled too.
Folks who were lucky to have tested the pre-production Motorola Photon unit note the superb responsiveness of the touchscreen and the software. Its overall construction is geared towards easy carrying and handling, though some have commented that its back covering lacks traction because it’s a bit too smooth.
Sprint is looking to have a good offering of dual core devices as of late, and the HTC EVO 3D is no exception. It features killer specs, and has a qHD 4.3 inch glasses-less 3D display. While the performance of this particular device is as good as it gets, many users are reporting issues with regards to battery life. As is the case with all powerful devices, the user must employ some conservation to make it last for a whole day. Check out the specs below.
AT&T: Motorola Atrix 4G
This 4th Generation smartphone called Atrix is another of Motorola’s top-tier smartphone models. It’s built-in with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9, and runs the Android Version 2.2 Froyo Operating System. It’s also equipped with 16GB of storage.
Sure, it sports a smaller capacitive touchscreen of only 4 inches but its resolution is quite ample at 540 x 960 pixels. And its 5 megapixel camera that’s also capable of capturing videos at 720p should well make up for the smallish screen. The camera functionalities can be conveniently configured too so tailoring its settings to match your every shooting exploits’ requirements shouldn’t be a problem.
AT&T: LG Thrill 4G
Slated for release this August, the LG Thrill is another 4th Generation Android Froyo Version 2.2-enabled smartphone. It features a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in memory. It has a 5-megapixel camera with a 720p video resolution capacity. Just like Motorola Atrix, LG Thrill has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of handling 540 x 960 pixels too.
T-Mobile: LG G2X
Released April of this year, the G2X is a Froyo Version 2.2-enabled Android though it can be easily upgraded to Version 2.3. But though it’s equipped with 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, it has less memory and RAM at 8GB and 512 MB, respectively.
With a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, its pixel capacity is slightly lower at 480 x 800. But a powerful camera feature of 8 megapixel plus video capture of 1080p should well make up for this drawback. Plus its ergonomic design and matte finish on the body makes it more slip-resistant.
T-Mobile: HTC Sensation 4G
Released just this June, the HTC Sensation is an Android Version 2.3 Gingerbread-run smartphone. It boasts 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of storage, and 768 MB of random access memory. Its 4.3 inches of qHD capacitive touchscreen is capable of displaying 540 x 960 pixels and over 16 million colors as well.
Its 8-megapixel camera’s a delight to use too. Plus nifty settings such as instant capture, touch-focus, face detection, and image stabilization have been enabled as well. And at 1080p motion resolution capture doubled with stereo sound recording capacity, you’ll never again have to miss any video-worthy moments.
These are the 7 new dual core Android phones that are poised to take the mobile market by storm. Match your needs with the features but don’t forget to consider the service packages from the carriers as well. Time to take your pick. Which one stands above the rest? Is it worth switching carriers for?
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When was this written? Photon 4G has already been out for a week.
Aside from that, you list 7 phones and you can only buy 4 of them, the fuck?
Also, under the G2X is a picture of the Optimus 2X, I know I’m splitting hairs with that one, but it’s a whole different UI. C’mon, you guys can do better than this.
Hey Glenn, ever hear of the EVO 3D??
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Droid 3 anybody?
Also I am sick of reading about the SGS2 low resolution, and hearing that it is not a bit deal. To me it is a big deal because I enjoy having more retail space on the screen, especially with my Cnet app. I really enjoy the qHD on my droid 3, especially when compared to my Epic.
You enjoy having the more retail space on your phone but prefer droid 3 4in display vs phones with a 4.3in displays?
I would rather have a high resolution 4 inch, then a low resolution 4.3 inch
I would rather get good color reproduction than a crap Pentile screen. Super AMOLED Plus is better.
No thank you.
Have you seen the AMOLEDs? The viewing angles and color reproduction makes qHD a second thought.
I want want WANT NO NEEEED the SAMSUNG GALAXY SII ON VERIZON NOWWWW
Doesn’t the Atrix have the Tegra 2?
Yep, Atrix has NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
I love Samsung Galaxy S2 and its Super AMOLED Plus.
I love my photon 4G