Top 5 Best Android Smartphones That You Can Plan To Buy Right Now!

Written By Sam on 31 October 2010

Every other week you find a cool new Android device being introduced in the market. It’s confusing to decide which could be the best buy. Although it’s a tough preposition to list the overall best from such a range of products because people’s needs differ and so do their choices, but still here are five of the very best, a cut above the rest in terms of value for money and quality of product.

1. HTC Evo 4G

Compare the HTC EVO 4G features to any other Android smartphone and it invariably comes up trumps.

  • 4.3-inch WVGA screen
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Micro HDMI port
  • 3G Wi-Fi capability
  • 4G WiMAX capability
  • Large onscreen keyboard
  • Kickstand for watching video
  • Uncomplicated to use
  • Pleasant in looks
  • Price of $199 (with 2-year contract)

The EVO seems to have all that you would want.

2.  Samsung Epic 4G

This one scores on its hardware flaunting a full 53-key slide-down hardware keyboard. With large keys and a dedicated row for number keys, the phone’s QWERTY keyboard is definitely a plus. Wait, it’s not just the keyboard that sets it apart. The Epic 4G stands ahead with 4G capabilities and other key features including:

  • A 4-inch Super AMOLED screen
  • 1 GHz Samsung processor
  • Sprint’s 4G WiMAX service
  • 5.0MP camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 1GB built-in Flash
  • Support for 16GB included microSD

3. Motorola Droid 2

While the original Droid is believed to have kick-started the Android revolution, this one stepped up the design, flaunting a better keyboard and some internal hardware changes, a 5.0 MP camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Other features included:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • TI OMAP 1.0 GHz with dedicated GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB internal + 8 GB microSD (expandable to 32 GB) storage
  • 3.7-inch 480×854 FWVGA display
  • Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Price of $199 (with 2-year contract)

Droid 2 is a good choice for Verizon users with preference for a physical keyboard.

4. Samsung Captivate

AT&T’s Samsung Captivate is similar to the Samsung Vibrant in terms of internal hardware and specifications but thinner and comes with a host of high-end. Here’s a look:

  • Android 2.1 with Samsung Touchwiz
  • 1 GHz Samsung S5PC110 Hummingbird (Cortex A8)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 16GB internal plus microSD card slot (up to 32GB) storage
  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED with 800×480 pixel resolution display
  • Lithium-ion with 1500 mAh capacity battery
  • Micro-USB port
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, auto-focus, and video recording
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • GSM quad-band global roaming (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); UMTS tri-band global 3G (2100/1900/850 MHz); EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11bgn; access to AT&T hotspots; DLNA; Bluetooth 2.1
  • Price of $199 (with 2-year contract)

The downside is AT&T had loaded the phone with useless software and users cannot uninstall.

5. HTC Incredible

HTC Incredible (also refered to as ‘Droid Incredible’) can be said to be a result of Google’s Nexus One (also made by HTC) on Verizon that eventually stopped selling and is now offered only as a testing device to developers. Features of the HTC Incredible include:

  • Android 2.1, with HTC Sense UI
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD8650) processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8GB Flash + microSD slot (add up to 32GB card) storage
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED, 480×800 WVGA display
  • Lithium-ion with 1300 mAh capacity battery
  • Micro-USB port
  • 8MP camera with auto-focus, flash, and video capture
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Dual-band (800 and 1900MHz) CDMA2000 1xRTT/1xEVDO/1xEVDO rev. A
  • Price of $199 (with 2-year contract)

In case you are on the verge of buying an Android phone but still unsure about the exact one you want, the Google Phone Gallery would probably be the best place to clear lingering doubts, if any. You can find all the latest on handsets that have been added, and includes all the information on which Google-powered handset would fit your needs.

One Response to “Top 5 Best Android Smartphones That You Can Plan To Buy Right Now!”

  1. Yogesh says:

    The prices provided by you are completely wrong. Please updated it with the correct prices.

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