Top 5 Android Smartphones – February 2014

Posted on Jan 31 2014 - 2:12pm by Rodge

January is gone, February, the month of love, is here with is.  It is that time of the year when your finances recover just in time for Valentine ’s Day.  If you are looking forward to buying the best Android smartphone in the market now, whether for you or for your loved one, you might want to know which devices are the market leaders and what placed them on top of the list.

The top 5 Android smartphones for February 2014 are:

5. HTC One

5. HTC One

We have talked about HTC’s flagship smartphone ever since it launched with a revolutionary ultrapixel primary camera, there isn’t really anything new we can add – except that it is supposed to be running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat by now if HTC put more effort in rolling out official OS updates for its top devices (see updates here).  Although it was unveiled a year ago (Feb 2013), HTC One remains a favorite among most people because of the incredible smooth and strong aluminum unibody design, the amazing front-facing stereo speakers and of course the rear camera.  HTC is currently working on something it promises will be a lot better than the hugely successful HTC One, for now we just have to wait and see what’s cooking.

 

4. Sony Xperia Z1s (compact)

4. Xperia Z1s

Though not yet in the US market, the Sony Xperia Z1 will be landing on T-Mobile shelves soon enough, so if you are shopping for something totally new on the list you can wait for the Xperia Z1s.  its core features and specs include a waterproof striking design, an impressive Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB onboard memory.  Others include a feature-packed 20.7 megapixels rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and a 4.3 inch 720 x 1280 pixels TFT display.  Considering that it is probably the only device on this list with a non-1080p display, it wins mainly in design, build and performance.

 

3. LG G2

3. LG G2

The recently launched LG G2 happens to be one of the most uniquely designed smartphones in the market now.  The device doesn’t have buttons on the sides, showing just where slim devices are headed to in the future.  Instead, it has rocker buttons at the back and with an almost edge-to-edge screen design, you have to agree LG put a lot of effort in the design of this smartphone.  The phone boasts of a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera with tons of features and tools and a large 5.2 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels True HD IPS+ LCD display.

 

2. Moto X

2. Motorola Moto X

Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo just the other day but it will go down in history that Google introduced a revolutionary Android smartphone for just $339 without contract and it won the hearts of many people because of the ingenuity put in its customizable design, the timely updates and patches rolled out by Google and of course the low price.  While Moto X has encountered its own problems, I can vouch for it that it is the second best Android smartphone you can find on the market now.

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Samsung’s current flagship smartphone the Galaxy S4 should be on this list, but this time it is replaced by a phablet.  The Galaxy Note 3 phablet was released in September last year and it comes with a 5.7 inch True HD display, a solid 13 megapixels rear camera and a great Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (Exynos 5 Octa for N9000 models) not forgetting the Galaxy Gear Android Smartwatch it is paired with.  This is basically the most brilliant Android device if you don’t think the 5.7 inch screen is too big but would benefit from using an S Pen.  There are variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 including the soon to come Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo http://thedroidguy.com/2014/01/samsung-galaxy-note-3-neo-goes-official-in-poland/.

Which of these are you getting this romantic season?  Feel this shouldn’t be the order?  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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