The Top Three Android Phones of 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III
If there happened to be any Android smartphone that outranked the charts in 2012, the Galaxy S III would definitely be that phone. In the month of August, this phone purportedly beat out the iPhone on the sales charts.
Its large 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display happens to be utterly perfect under the resolution department. With an 8-megapixel camera and 4G/LTE connectivity, it’s the perfect rival to the iPhone. Currently all major U.S. carriers hold stock of the Galaxy S III for around $99.00 on-contract. The only issue is that the phone still runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than 4.1 Jelly Bean.
LG Nexus 4
The LG Nexus 4 was released in late October and happens to run all the latest Android software discharged by Google. In-fact, Google has guaranteed Android updates will be made available first-hand to Nexus 4 users over-the-air.
A few reasons the Nexus 4 has remained successful during the first few weeks of launch is its jammed-packed internals. With a Snapdragon S4 processor, the Nexus 4 happens to be one of the fastest phones available today. Furthermore, you can’t forget the glossy 4.7” display and 8-megapixel camera offerings.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
When most consumers see the Galaxy Note II, their initial words are, “wow that’s a huge screen,” and they are right for the most part. Samsung went full-out with this smartphone – its display is 5.5-inches in size. When you consider a small tablet has a 7.0-inch display, it’s astonishing to realize the size differential.
I’ve tried the Galaxy Note II out on a few occasions and have found it as a larger version of the Galaxy S III smartphone (described above). The internal hardware is nearly spot-on with the S III, besides the larger battery.
Quite a few users have praised the Galaxy Note II because of the fast-paced updates supplied by Google. It runs the latest version of Android – 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Google seems to push out over-the-air updates to this device rather quickly.
Who Takes The Crown?
These are all phenomenal smartphones, but if a “best” had to be selected, than the Nexus 4 would suffice. The whole package is perfect, including display size, resolution, operating system, and so much more. If the Galaxy S III were to supply faster Android updates, than these two phones would’ve been closer matched.
Author Bio: Ryan St. Onge is an American technology writer. He prefers writing about laptop student discounts in his spare time.