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Best 3 Android Phones Rankings – July 2012

Are you looking to get a new Android smartphone and want nothing but the best in the market?  Finding the best Android smartphone can be a daunting task especially with the recent top notch smartphone releases by different manufacturers including Samsung, Asus, Huawei, HTC and others.  In my opinion though, here are the best Android smartphones in the market for July 2012 based on specifications, features and performance.  Other factors used to rank the phones are device age, OS version, Sales popularity as well as the overall buzz factor.

1. [easyazon-link asin=”B0061R2A1S” locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy Nexus[/easyazon-link]

Even with the release of the SIII, the Nexus passes as the top smartphone at the moment largely because it is still a nexus and is the best Android experience despite the fact that there are other smartphones with much better specs.  It is powered by a dual core 1.4GHz processor, has a bright sharp and colorful AMOLED display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and 16GB onboard memory.  It would be hard to pass on the Galaxy Nexus if you are looking to buy a new Android device.

The best part of this phone, it’s currently going for [easyazon-link asin=”B0061R2A1S” locale=”us”]$0.01 on amazon wireless[/easyazon-link].

Core Specs Overview

  • 1.2 GHz Dual-core Processor (OMAP 4460) Processor
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 (Specifications differ on LTE devices)
  • 4.65-inch 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 5 MP Rear AF LED Flash and 1.3MP Front cameras
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 1GB RAM and 16/32GB onboard memory
  • Standard Li-on 1750 mAh Battery

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2. [easyazon-link asin=”B00891PTQM” locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy S III[/easyazon-link]

This is a new entrant to this month’s rankings but it is one of the most talked about smartphones today.  The SIII is a much improved version of the SII and features a beautiful screen, an impressive camera upgrade and the TouchWiz UI.  What cost this smartphone the first position though is the undersized battery which Samsung put in such a high performance device.  A heavy user will struggle with the 2100mAh battery that the SIII has.  The phone is going for [easyazon-link asin=”B00891PTQM” locale=”us”]$189.99 on Amazon[/easyazon-link].

Core Specs Overview:

  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 4.8″ Super AMOLED display
  • 8MP rear camera (can record 1080p video recording at 60fps)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 Operating System
  • 16/32GB Internal storage memory, 2GB RAM
  • SD Card slot (memory expandable to 64 GB)
  • 2100mAh battery

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3. [easyazon-link asin=”B007ZUN6GS” locale=”us”]HTC Evo 4G LTE[/easyazon-link]

The HTC Evo 4G LTE is gaining popularity among shoppers, especially those who prefer to buy American.  Its specifications go toe to toe with those of the SIII and ranks highly in general as a high performance device especially in battery life and camera.  Price is [easyazon-link asin=”B007ZUN6GS” locale=”us”]$129.99 on Amazon[/easyazon-link].

Core Specs Overview:

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Sense 4
  • 4.7-inch HD 720p super LCD (1280 x 720) Display (with 16.7 million colors)
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • 3G/4G 8 device mobile hotspot capable
  • 8MP Rear and 1.3MP front cameras
  • HTC ImageSense
  • Imbedded 2000mAh Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery
  • 16GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM.
  • 32GB microSD card support

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