September has been a very exciting month for mobile technology enthusiasts, and for Android as well. Hot off the heels of our IFA 2013 coverage, we had a quick stopover in Beijing where we got to spend some quality hands on time with Oppo‘s latest flagship, the Oppo N1. We also had the privilege to spend significant time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G2. Of course, with an iPhone 5s and 5C droptest, we’ve had our plates full. And while this list might be a bit short, you can be sure that all the devices listed below are the very latest and greatest in the world of Android. Let’s see what the best and new Android phones released in September were, shall we?
The LG G2 is a notable addition in the Android space. It’s powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an Adreno 330 GPU. It also has an incredible 13-megapixel camera.
The LG G2 has a super thin bezel, allowing the G2 to have a beautiful edge to edge display. Interestingly enough, the volume rocker and power button are actually placed on the back of the device, directly under the camera. This new Android phone is leagues ahead of phones from earlier this year, and it’s quickly becoming a fan favorite.
For more on the LG G2, including our review, click here.
Powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 20.7-megapixel camera, Sony is setting a much higher bar with the Xperia Z1.
It features a dazzling 5-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology. And with a 3,000 mAh battery, you can get a lot of great media consumption out of this guy. And let’s not forget that it’s IP-57 certified, which is to say that it’s near waterproof (to a point) as well as dust-proof. Clumsy types, take note.
For U.S. residents, it’ll be hard to find the Z1. At the time of this writing, it’s only available in the U.K., but you find it on eBay for $750+.
For more on the Xperia Z1, including a quick look, click here.
Powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch Full HD display, the Galaxy Note 3 is the hottest new Android phone on the market.
It also features a 3,200 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera strapped on the back, and it comes in 32GB and 64 GB options. There’s also a microSD card to expand that storage, if needed.
For more on the Galaxy Note 3, including a quick look, click here.
Powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, the Xperia Z Ultra is one of the more impressive new Android phones on the street. It has 16GB of internal storage and microSD support.
Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra features a massive 6.44-inch Triluminos Full HD LCD display, capable of 1,920 x 1,080, rated at 344ppi. The device isn’t available in the US, but it is currently available for pre-order, and it can be found on Amazon through third-party sellers. A quick search on eBay nets quite a few results, with the phone going as low as $650.
For more on the Xperia Z Ultra, including our review, click here.
Powered by a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and 1GB of RAM, the Sony Xperia M is a decent budget phone. It also has 4GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD slot to expand that storage further.
It has a decent 4-inch (854 x 480) TFT display and an impressive 1,750 mAh battery. At a mere $249, the Xperia M is a bargain hard to pass up.
For more on the Sony Xperia M, click here.
September was an exciting month with Sony & Samsung’s flagship “phablets” launching. Speaking of phablets, HTC is planning to dive in to the phablet sphere with the launch of the HTC One Max in October. Some more anticipated October launches include the Oppo N1, and we should see the Nexus 5 become official.
We also have rumors of a Galaxy Note 3 with a curved display being launched in Korea next month.
Which new Android phone are you most excited about?
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I’m just waiting for the Nexus 5 in October!!
Same here mate :D
These benchmarks will reinforce that your decision :)
please do a drop test for the xperia z1.
The Z1 will survive any drop test, credit to tick bezels..LOL #sarcasm
The Sony Xperia Z1 !
So excited about it, I retired my Nexus 4 and got one this week. No looking back either. Its a fantastic device with a great battery and (thankfully) a microSD card slot for all my music. A happy man.
Lots of Sony devices, me sees :)
An item on new android phones, and you have an iPhone in the image at the top. Disgraceful
You beat me to the comment – Exactly
im waiting for HTC ONE MAX and Nexus 5
I’m waiting for the HTC One Max, unfortunately it takes forever to update HTC phones, I’m still on 4.1.2 all because I decided not to Root my HTC One, but now I see why people do and don’t care!
What phone do you have? The One is already on 4.2.2 and the international is getting 4.3
I have the HTC One, I’m in north America and if you’re phone is not Rooted here then you are on 4.1.2 and it Sucks! I have friends that have this phone we check for an update every day
does “coming soon” give hope to the problem with updates?
Why is Sony selling the xperia m for 250? With those specs it couldn’t have cost more than $50 to make. Meanwhile I could get a quad core phone with 1 GB ram, with an unmolested version of Android 4.2 on a 5 inch screen(Blu Life One) or a 5.5 ich screen (Blu Life view). Why do some of these OEMs think they can get away with prices on those sub standard rubbish?
haha spot on.
Exactly! Another great option would be thw Oppo R819 which was (also) released in sept..solid quad core device, great camera and display and ultra thin…
Come on AA, u can do better than this!
Hello… Are you planning a drop test of the LG G2?
LG G2 is King!
all around great phone save for plastic body. and the price is great as well.
do a mixture of all these devices then you will get a greatest device in 2013
Of sure Nr.1 is galaxy note 3. A phone with 64 Gb + 64 Gb micro card and 3 Gb of Ram its a beast.
Moto x by a long way until we see the new nexus.