21-Jul-2014   |     |   0

5 of the Best Android Smartphones on the Market Right Now

The smartphone market has never been more competitive. While Apple and Microsoft begin to make strides with new devices and new, more dynamic operating systems to cut into Android’s immense superiority in the market share, users are expecting every new generation of devices to be substantially better than the last. Here are five of the best Android phones on the market right now:

Samsung Galaxy s5
The Samsung Galaxy s5 is a continuation of the Galaxy line of smartphones that have Samsung at the top of the smartphone market. The Galaxy s5 offers users a plastic chassis that houses the 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display. Inside the s5 is a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with up to 32GB of onboard memory. The device comes with Android’s latest OS – 4.4.2 Kit Kat with the Touchwiz user interface on top. Available in copper gold, shimmery white, silver, and blue, the Samsung Galaxy s5, like its other namesake devices, is one of the top Android smartphones available in 2014.

Specifications
Model – Samsung Galaxy s5.
Body – Plastic (5.59 x 2.85 x .32in).
Display – 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 1920 (~432 ppi).
Memory – 16/32 GB onboard storage; microSD – up to 128 GB expandable memory.
RAM – 2GB.
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
CPU – Quad-core 2.5 GHz.
GPU – Adreno 330.
Device sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, gesture, fingerprint.
Camera(s) – Back – 16 MP w/ LED flash; Front – 2 MP.
Battery – 2,800 mAh removable.
Availability – Available Now

LG G3
The LG G3 is LG’s flagship device that is available now, and it’s a game changer. Using last season’s flagship device, the largely popular G2, as the jumping off point, they have improved on the device substantially. With what is now the industry’s highest-resolution, and largest (5.5-inch) display, LG has created a high quality device that looks to be a competitor to some of the industry’s top-selling smartphone manufacturers’ flagship devices. Looking at the specifications of the device, users may think they are getting a behemoth of a device, but even with such a large display, the footprint of the phone is not much different than that of their direct competitors.

Specifications
Model – LG G3
Body – Plastic (5.76 x 2.94 x .35in).
Display – 5.5-inch True HD-IPS 1,400 x 2560 (~534 ppi).
Memory – 16/32GB onboard storage; microSD – up to 128 GB expandable memory.
RAM – 2GB.
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
CPU – 2.5 GHz.
GPU – Adreno 330.
Device sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
Camera – Back – 13 MP, dual LED flash; Front – 2.1 MP.
Battery – 3,000 mAh.
Availability – Available Now.

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is HTC’s newest flagship device. Like many of the other manufacturers they have increased the display size to a solid five inches. The build quality of the HTC One M8 is as good as you are going to find with an Android device. Made of 90% metal, the HTC One M8 offers users the user experience they are used to from previous HTC One models. The handset offers users an onboard sound system that is unparalleled in the market. The One M8 keeps the “Ultrapixel” camera technology that debuted with HTCs One M7, but overhauled the system with a more powerful sensor. The combination of superior build quality and top-of-the-line specifications, the One M8 gives HTC a flagship Android device that can compete with Samsung and LG’s top devices.

Specifications
Model – HTC One M8.
Body – Predominantly Metal (5.76 x 2.78 x .37in).
Display – 5-inches 1080 x 1920 (~441 ppi).
Memory – 16/32GB onboard storage; microSD – up to 128 GB expandable memory.
RAM – 2GB.
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
CPU – 2.3 GHz.
GPU – Adreno 330.
Device sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
Camera – Back – 4 MP “Ultrapixel” dual LED flash; Front – 5 MP.
Battery – 2,600 mAh.
Availability – Available Now.

Sony Xperia Z2
Sony’s Xperia Z2 smartphone is Japanese electronics juggernaut’s third foray into mainstream smartphone creation after their Xperia Z and Z1. The newest model is the epitamy of a flagship device. The Xperia Z2 features top-of-the-line specifications as well as a build quality that is second to none. Made of front and rear glass, the phone features a 5.2-inch display and features IP67 certification, meaning it is both dust and water resistant. A beautiful and sleek-looking glass design, the Xperia Z2 is definitely one of the top devices on the market.

Specifications
Model – Sony Xperia Z2
Body – Predominantly Glass (5.78 x 2.89 x .32in).
Display – 5.2-inches 1080 x1920 (~424 ppi)
Memory – 16 GB; microSD – up to 128 GB expandable memory.
RAM – 2GB.
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
CPU – 2.3 GHz.
GPU – Adreno 330.
Device sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
Camera – Back – 20.7 MP, LED flash; Front – 2.2 MP.
Battery – 3,200 mAh.
Availability – Available Now.

Google Nexus 5
Built and manufactured by LG, the Google Nexus 5 is probably the world’s best high-end smartphone value. The Nexus has a 5-inch screen and comes in white or black. The clear, 1080p-capable display is something you’d find on a more expensive device. LG has replaced the all-glass makeup of the Google Nexus 4 with a hard plastic bezel and soft-touch backing that makes the device feel great in the hand. The device comes equipped with the newly released 4.4.3 Android with no skin. This pure Android experience provides users with additional customization options. The camera and speakers leave something to be desired, but for the money, you can’t beat the powerful and attractive Nexus 5.

Specifications
Model – Google Nexus 5 (LG)
Body – Predominantly Glass (5.43 x 2.72 x .34in).
Display – 4.95-inches 1080 x 1920 (~445 ppi)
Memory – 16/32 GB.
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
CPU – 2.3 GHz.
GPU – Adreno 330.
Device sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
Camera – Back – 8 MP, LED flash. optical image stabilization; Front – 1.3 MP.
Battery – 2,300 mAh.
Availability – Available Now.

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