Let’s face it: the Android marketplace can be a little confusing. There are hundreds of phones out there, and all of them have vastly different specifications and price points. When trying to find your next phone, you may want to focus on some of the most popular Android phones available today.
The Sony Xperia Z2
Are you active? One of the most frustrating things about many smartphones is that they’re just too delicate. We’ve all experienced a cracked screen or a water-damaged phone at some point or another. The Sony Xperia Z2 is going to be both dust and water resistant, ensuring that it will remain in action for quite some time.
However, the Sony Xperia Z2 isn’t just durable; it’s also powerful. The 5.2 screen will rival that of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and a 20.7 MP rear camera is one of the best available. The phone even includes stereo speakers and noise cancelation. Those who want the best of the best are sure to get it with this model.
The HTC One M8
The HTC One M8’s sleek brushed finish makes it looks incredibly stylish and polished. It has a reasonably fast processor; the phone has two rear cameras and a 5MP camera. The screen is 5 inches. It boasts of a screen coated with Gorilla glass to protect it from scratches.
The HTC One M8 comes in both 16 GB and 32 GB models, with expandable storage of up to 128GB. The design aesthetic of this model is superb.
The Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy remains an incredibly popular model, and for good reason. Samsung continually updates its phones with the best in technology. The S4 remains an incredibly popular phone model (and you may want to consider grabbing an S4, should the S5 prove to be too expensive). The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released in April of 2014 and includes some incredible features:
- Rear camera with 16 MP resolution.
- 5.1 super HD screen.
- A fingerprint scanner.
- Support for air gestures.
In addition to these standard features, the phone itself comes with a wide variety of internal mechanisms such as a barometer, temperature, compass, humidity and even heart rate sensor; the Samsung Galaxy S5 can do virtually anything, and it will be exciting to see what some applications geared towards the device may be able to do.
The Google Nexus 5
Google fans may want to consider getting the Google Nexus 5, an intriguing phone that has been compiled of the best that Google can offer. The Nexus 5 is designed to take full advantage of the Android platform in a way that has never been done before.
Specifications of the Google Nexus 5 are, unfortunately, a little less exciting than its goals; the phone has a fast processor but only an 8 MP rear camera and at 4.95 inches, the screen is a little smaller than most other phones of its generation.
Regardless of the hardware, the Google Nexus 5 may very well be the top choice for those who simply love the Droid.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Do you want a large screen? The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will deliver that in spades. With a 5.7 inch display and a 2.3 GHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is almost a tablet. This comprehensive phone device includes a 13 MP rear camera, 4G LTE support and 3 GB of RAM. It can, essentially, be used as a bridge between a phone and tablet device; it’s versatile and still reasonably compact.
Now, the downsides: the phone is used with a stylus and it does feel a little large and clunky. It’s not as solid as the Galaxy, and its size may actually be detrimental in some situations.
Every new generation of Android phones makes some remarkable strides, and 2014 is no different. Processors are continually getting faster in Android phones, and the Android operating system is definitely keeping up with the technology. “We will continue to see new advances in the Android operating system that keep pace with the new technology developments in hardware,” says tech expert, Jason Hope (http://sens.org/outreach/outreach-blog/release-internet-entrepreneur-jason-hope-pledges-half-million-dollars-sens). “Manufacturers such as Samsung keep raising the bar for developers by giving them new tools to play with.”
About Author: Amy Taylor is a business and technology writer. Amy began her career as a small business owner in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys writing about business technology trends. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking with her Alaskan Malamute, Sam.