The Great Android Showdown Happening in November

October 30, 2011

With the numerous Android phones released every quarter, you might find yourself wondering how on earth did choosing mobile phones become so hard. Aside from price, our times have witnessed the emergence of many other considerations like wireless charging, what camera is best, the current operating system, what device is fastest, battery life, and so on.

Now that December is fast approaching, and you may be thinking of rewarding yourself with a new phone. So, we’re going to make your life easier by presenting a round-up of some of the most awesome devices you’re about to see in stores. And since we know for a fact that users have way too many differences in preferences and needs, we’re going to make this a simple but straight-to-the-point summary of all the features and basic usages of these handsets.

This month, we’ve taken our highlighter out to show you the most important points to consider in some of the best Android phones today. Go ahead and take a look.

Motorola DROID RAZR

The Motorola RAZR is probably the company’s most popular handsets. With its signature sleek and modern design, the RAZR is back with a name that is not just cool but also reflective of its team up with Android.

Key Features 

  •  Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to come in 2012
  • Thinnest 4G phone on the market at 7.1 mm
  • 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB Storage Capacity
  • $299.99
  • Super AMOLED qHD Display
  • 540 x 960 resolution
  • 4.3-inches
  • 127 grams (4.48 oz)
  • Autofocus, Image Stabilizer, LED Flash
  • 8 megapixels Rear Camera
  • 1.3 megapixels Front-facing Camera
  • HD 1080p Video Recording
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • LTE/4G

Considering the price and the features of this phone, the attention it has been getting is well-deserved. Combine that with its reputation as the world’s thinnest 4G phone, fantastic build quality with kevlar, and you’ve definitely got a distinctive phone for the next few months.

HTC Vigor (Rezound)

Banking on an impressive HD Display, and excellent specs, this handset from HTC is a worthy contender in the already extensive Android phone category.

Key Features

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core Scorpion Processor
  • 1GB of RAM 8GB Storage Capacity and expandable to 32GB
  • AMOLED Capacitive Touch Screen
  • HTC Sense 3.5
  • 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 4.3-inch display
  • 142 grams (5 oz)
  • Autofocus, LED Flash
  • 8 megapixel Rear Camera
  • 2 megapixel Front-facing
  • Camera HD 1080p Video Recording
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • WiFi 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • LTE / 4G

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Of course, we can’t let this round-up end without the Galaxy Nexus. Having the distinction as the first device to support Ice Cream Sandwich, it boasts of several key features and has a ton of impressive improvements in Ice Cream Sandwich. Available in November, you might want to dig into it more by taking a look at its rumored impressive features.

  • Key Features
  • Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16 and 32 GB of Storage Capacity
  • NFC
  • estimated $680 for 16gb unlocked, or $299 on a new contract
  • Super AMOLED 720p Display
  • 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 4.65 inch contoured display
  • 5 megapixel rear, 1.3mp Front-facing Camera
  • HD 1080p Video Recording at 30fps
  • LTE / 4G / HSPA+ Connectivity

Boasting an amazing, industry first 720p super AMOLED 4.65 inch display, the Galaxy Nexus looks to be the phone to end all phones. While some of the nuances around Ice Cream Sandwich have yet to be determined, the Galaxy Nexus remains arguably the top choice among all other much-awaited smartphones. Android enthusiasts – especially those who can’t wait to get hold of the newest operating system – will surely be over the moon once it’s released. Soon enough though, other devices will be upgraded to support Ice Cream Sandwich too, but when?

Which device gets your pick?

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    Burned by HTC too many times. Now feeling burned by ATT after dumping Sprint for them. Thinking it’s time to come full circle back to Verizon. Galaxy Nexus. Ready for real 4G.

  • Amine Elouakil

    Galaxy Nexus specs : “5 megapixels Front-facing Camera” you sure about that?? the front facing camera is 1.3mp the 5mp is the main cam.

    Also from the spec of each phones i don’t understand how can you say the Galaxy Nexus is the best phone on the list while the Rezound top it in terms specs ; better screen(higher ppi with no pentil), higher clock cpu better cameras (f2.2 + higher megapixel for both back and front facing) expandable memory, on the other hand lacks NFC but that not a biggy as long as the NFC isn’t well spread.
    The main difference and what makes the Nexus more tempting is it is a pure Android phone and it has already ICS while for the Rezound we have to wait for a while

    Edit: ok seems the specs got corrected

    • Jubjubrsx

      mega pixels arent everything for camera’s

      • Amine Elouakil

        I know that’s why i mentioned the F2.2 aperture lens, it is the same camera that is used on the Amaze 4g so one of the best camera on a phone in the market not only in terms of hardware but software aswell

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2I2X4VAQKQFSQKSW3237S6P44U Iura

    Galaxy Nexus ?
    a phone with same specs, but with a display with 4,3 or 4′ is ideal!

    • Anonymous

      all the reviews are saying that even though the screen is bigger, since it has software buttons and no capacitive ones, its about the same size as a 4.3″ device. The bezel is a lot smaller than most phones too. I was worried about size before too but basically they stuffed a larger screen into the 4.3″ form factor.

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  • Xelacel

    I think Nexus will be a true monster,it goes to vanish all the rest!!

  • JPDVM2014

    Since nobody else has said it, I’ll be the first. The Rezound is fugly.

  • elijah nigga

    All good specs but now im definitely leaning on the Nexus. Thanks for this.