Top 5 Android Phones
This is an exciting time for the smartphone market. Android phones are flying at us from different directions and in different versions. Manufacturers are upgrading as often as possible, and they are beefing up their flagships with the latest specs to entice consumers. While a year ago, a 720p screen was well applauded, today consumers flinch at anything short of 1080p, and Quad HD is rapidly becoming the standard for premium devices of the flock.
There are tons of amazing Android smartphones out there on the market, each bearing a different brand name and features. There’s far more than we can fit into a list of the top 5, which is why we went just an inch beyond the five. However sticking to the tradition, we’ll narrow it down just a bit.
There’s a bunch of Android smartphones that were considered when coming up with this top five list, and keep in mind that the list doesn’t follow a specific order. We are fully aware that one user may prefer a larger screen, while another may consider the camera size, and this is why we’ve listed our favorites as well as the most popular with leading specs and features. Be sure to check out the wildcard at the bottom, which technically could make this a top 6 Android phones.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 is nothing short of a real beauty. It’s an incredible and well-built Android phone. The smartphone has already received widespread praise and approval from reviewers and critics in the mobile device industry, and for a good reason too. the Quad HD Super AMOLED display is the pinnacle and comes some of the most exceptional hardware ever built.
Among several other notable features and specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, an extendable storage, a 16MP camera with OIS and many more. The design is probably the best ever seen from a note device, and it features striking metal edges that put to rest all claims that Samsung cannot build premium handsets.
2. LG G3
Another Quad HD smartphone that aims to surpass every expectation and continually impresses us. right from its solid camera to its lengthy battery lifespan, the LG G3 is one phone you’ll most certainly be proud to carry in your pockets every day. Although LG opted to use a “metallic” design which actually utilizes plastic instead of metal, everyone will enjoy the widescreen that almost covers the entire width of the device.
The camera takes photos super quickly and this is because of the “laser” auto-focus. The phone also feels super light and very thin despite the large 5.5 inch screen display. There’s no doubt that the G3 will remain a powerhouse in the near future or until LG comes up with a newer flagship device to thump it.
3. Moto X (2014)
The Moto X (2014) is a wonderful and well deserving device that follows up from the Moto X 2013 version. The smartphone has received widespread recognition and approval, and has received a number of magazine awards including the TechnoBuffalo phone of the year. The phone comes with a premium design that comes with metallic edges, sharper 1080p display, an improved but yet not so great camera offering and some custom software features built by Motorola.
One attribute worth loving is the customization which still remains intact, allowing users to choose from a variety of back panels, unique color accents and leather. The barebones Android experience is well appreciated, and one of the first phones to use the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
4. HTC One (M8)
Although the HTC Desire Eye is not yet out (certainly worth falling in love with), the HTC One (M8) has delivered the promised frequent software updates and continued to deliver impeccable features, making it eligible for a spot among the top 5 Android phones. The device has started showing signs of age and you won’t find the Snapdragon 805 processor or the Quad HD display, but the design is always jaw dropping. HTC has kept on improving the value of the One (M8) with regular updates to the Dot View a promise the company has kept. The phone uses Android 5.0 Lollipop with excellent camera features and more.
5. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
On the last smartphone one our top 5 list we were caught in between the Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3, but we decided to switch things in up on the list with smaller form factor. Some among the few Android makers that just don’t release flagship phones, but also smaller ones for people not interested in larger screens. It provides choice for users which makes it worth rewarding by placing it on our top 5 list. The Xperia Z3 Compact also comes with a unique feature that allows synchronization and RemotePlay on the Playstation 4. It is water resistant, has a compact design and has a 20.7MP camera.
In complete honesty; yes the Nexus 6 deserves a spot on the top 5 list. It certainly comes with an array of the best specs and features. It launches an Android 5.0 Lollipop version with an exceptional 6 inch Quad HD display. However, the only problem is that we haven’t tried it yet and don’t know how great it performs. We certainly don’t have any doubts regarding its ability to deliver, but we don’t want to flout phones we’ve already tried out for something we haven’t just to come up with a top 5 list.