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Best Android Smartphones to Buy in February 2014 – Top 10 List

Here is the list of Top 10 Android Smart phones which you can check out if you are planning to buy a new phone this month. Picking a Smart phone from the Ocean of phones might be difficult so check out this list that will be helping you to buy a new Smart phone.

10. HTC One Max

HTC One Max top -10

The HTC One Max is the bigger brother of the HTC One, with almost the similar specifications. The HTC One Max has a bigger screen of 5.9 inch that is 1.2 inch bigger than the HTC One and a better battery of 3300 mAh, rest all the specifications are similar to it with a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM Android 4.3. This bigger version Smart phone has the same resolution as it is in the HTC One. However the features like the fingerprint reader was included it isn’t a big difference you will be finding.

  • 5.9 inch Full HD Display
  • Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5
  • 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB of internal storage, extendable up to 64 GB with microSD card
  • BoomSound Speakers, Fingerprint Scanner and an UltraPixel Camera
  • 3,300 mAh non-removable battery.

This device can be bought from Amazon.

9. Motorola Moto G

Moto G top 10

Motorola was just a market that was growing when the Moto G was launched but the device impressed many users with its decent specifications on it and considered as one of the best budget Smart Phone  in the market. With all the customizations and accessories offered to this device we can easily give this rating on this list because it is coming for less than $200 which is running on Android 4.4 KitKat on its 4.5 inch screen.

  • 4.5-inch 1280 x 720
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8GB/16GB of Internal Storage
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • FM Radio built-in
  • Google Drive – 50GB of FREE Storage
  • 2,070 mAh battery

This device can be bought from Amazon.

8. Motorola DROID Ultra and DROID MAXX

Motorola DROID Ultra and DROID MAXX

These Motorola DROID Ultra and DROID MAXX so not have so many followers but are still good options for the specifications, moreover the Verizon variants of these, the Motorola is better on its updates on software. The outer look and feel may vary for each device depending on the carrier.

  • 5 inch 1280 x 720 AMOLED Display
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core with Quad–Core Graphics
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB storage
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 10 MP RGBC camera with quick capture
  • 2 MP Full HD Recording Front Facing Camera
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE +EDR,
  • 2,130 mAh in the Ultra, 3,500 mAh in the MAXX

The Droid MAXX and the Droid Ultra can be purchased from Amazon.

7. Motorola Moto X

Moto X Top-10 Smart-phones

This device might not be the specification of the high end devices but it surely a device to be used. The company came back on to the track with the release of this device. Even though the device could not hit the success margin as much as expected by Google and Motorola this device stands in one of the best smart phone and this Moto X is well known for its customized wooden backs also.

  • 4.7 inch AMOLED Display at 720p
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 10 MP rear Camera with “Clearpixel” technology
  •  2 MP front facing camera
  • 16 and 32GB Storage options with 50 GB free with Google Drive
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, 4G LTE
  • 2,200 mAh battery

This device can be bought from Amazon.

6. Sony Xperia Z1 S

Sony Xperia Z1 S

Sony Xperia Z1 S is placed 6th on the list and with all new devices from Sony. It has been concentrating on its devices and bought many new features. This Sony Xperia Z1 S comes with 2 GB RAM and 20.7 MP camera this is a powerful device as its predecessor Sony Xperia Z was. Sony was well know for bringing outdated devices in to the market has stepped up with bringing all new powerful devices. This device comes with Sony’s on Triluminos Display and is a Water/dust/shatter resistant rated with IP55/IP58.

  • 5 inch 1080p Triluminos Display
  • Android 4.3 OS
  • One-piece aluminum frame
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20.7 megapixel 1/2.3-inch Exmor RSCMOS image sensor
  • Sony G-Lens at 27mm with F2.0 aperture
  • NFC
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion of the memory
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Sony’s STAMINA mode

5. Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 is pretty much similar to its predecessor the Galaxy S lll with few minor updates in the processor, moving up from dual core Snapdragon to Snapdragon 600 in the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device has a 13 MP camera on its back and will be having a 2 GB RAM with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the update to the KitKat very nearby. This device has seen good successes and followed the shadow of the Samsung Galaxy S lll.

  • 5 inch 1080p display,HD Super AMOLED Display 440PPI
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600/Exynos 5 Octa for the International Version
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage variants, expandable up to 64 GB with MicroSD card
  • 13 MP camera on the back
  • 2 MP on the front
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • IR LED
  • MHL 2.0
  • 2600 mAh battery

The Galaxy S4 is available on Amazon.

4. HTC One

HTC One

HTC One is easily the best Smart phone that HTC has made till now and this was the device that made HTC come high again in the market which was losing its reputation. This device has a good display with a nice built and looks. This device will stay on this list throughout the year if HTC makes better software updates.

  • 4.7-inch 1080p display
  • 468 pixels per inch
  • Android 4.1.2, updated to 4.2.2 and now Android 4.3, Sense 5.0
  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage, micro SD card not available
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and GLONASS
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • IR Reciever

The device can be bought from Amazon.

3. LG G2

LG G2 top 10

The LG G2 is a big Smart phone like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, and this one claims to be the flagship from LG. LG has been a distant far from other big companies, so LG made some noise in the market with its LG G2 that its big built that is made of plastic and has many advance features and good on specifications too.

This LG G2 flaunts a 5.2 inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolutions display with 424 ppi density. It is powered by a 2.26 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 quad core processor coupled with 2 GB RAM running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants.

  • 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolutions with 424 ppi
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 2.26 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB of Storage
  • 13 MP rear camera with full OIS
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery

The device can be bought from Amazon

 2. Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

This Nexus 5 is a powerful device made with the collaboration of Google and LG. This device runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat and is device which gives comfort to hold and has a display which is very good. The device is extremely fast due to chip set and with a solid and well made body unlike what we see from Samsung.The Google Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) with 2 GB RAM and Krait 400 inside a display of 4.95 inch True HD display. It has Ceramic Power and Volume rockers to its side.

  • 4.95-inch True HD display
  •  1920 x 1080 IPS Display (445 ppi)
  • Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 for Protection
  • Qualcomm Snadragon 800 at 2.3 Ghz (MSM8974)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 8 MP rear camera with OIS
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 16 GB or 32 GB of Storage with no slot for extending the memory.
  • Connetivity: WiFi a/b/g/ac Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • 2300 mAh battery

The Nexus 5 can be bought from the Google Play Store.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is placed at the top of the list but is a tough one to decide between the Nexus and Note 3, but Note 3 comes 1st in the list due to its friendly software that can be used even by a person who is new to Android and also for its great battery at 3200 mAh. More over the device features a 5.7 inch display powered with a Snapdragon 800 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The devices on Android 4.3 and has some new S Pen features (Smart Pen). There is a 13 MP camera on its rear with LED flash and autofocus that is capable of taking dual shots and simultaneously taking HD video and image recording.

  • 5.7 inch display, Full HD Super AMOLED (1920×1080)
  • 1920 x 1080 resolutions
  • 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core clocked at 2.3GHz, or Exynos 5 Octa octa-core processor
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • Adreno 330 / Mali-T628 GPU
  • 13 MP rear camera with
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  • 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage
  • S-Pen features
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, GPRS
  • 3,200mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can be bought from Amazon.

1 Comment

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  1. Dilip Rane

    March 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is impressive and would like to own it but what to do with existing Galaxy Note 1?

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