Top 10 Android phones 2013
Here we sum up the top 10 Android phones and their best features.
Top choice: Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 brings more innovation to a phone that’s already at the top of its game. The design offers flexibility where others don’t with access to the battery and the option to expand the memory via microSD.
Best Bargain: Google Nexus 5
High-end smartphones usually boast price tags upwards of $600, but the Nexus 5 includes the latest premium features, while selling for half the usual price. The 16GB Nexus 5 sells for $349 when purchased directly from Google, and the 32GB sells for $399.
Best Battery: Motorola DROID MAXX
Many Android devices competed by way of battery power, but the Motorola Droid Maxx by far takes the prize for most powerful battery. The Verizon-powered Droid Maxx features a 3500mAh battery, which can maintain life for up to 48 hours.
Best Design: HTC One
The HTC One was prized this year for its premium look brought by its aluminum unibody. The device is described as light, yet sturdy, while still being sleek to the touch. The HTC One features a 4.7 in Full HD 1080p screen at 468 ppi density, which makes for a smooth viewing experience that matches the lustrous exterior design of the device.
Best Phablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Even while boasting a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display, its design still allows it to be thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Many users especially enjoy its faux-leather back panel, which gives the Galaxy Note 3 a more premium look despite still being made of Samsung’s usual polycarbonate.
Best Touchscreen: LG G2
The LG G2 was not exactly a favorite device for many, but for some users especially enjoyed its super sensitive touchscreen as a highly valuable feature. The LG G2 features a FHD LCD display panel, which aided its precision. The LG G2 may be perfect for those who prefer to not haggle with their phone to complete simple touch tasks.
Best User Experience: Motorola Moto X
The Moto X features a slightly altered stock Android system and also receives prompt updates due to its association with Google. Currently, it is one of the few non-Nexus devices running the recently released Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. In addition, the Moto X features many useful features, such as Touchless Control, Active Display, Assist, etc.
Best Waterproof Phone: Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Made with tough tempered glass fibre polyamide and a metallic strength frame, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra was granted high IP55 & IP58 rating, which makes it not only waterproof up to 1.5 meters but also dust-resistant. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be a wise investment for those who would rather not shell out extra to protect their devices from the elements.
Best Customization: Motorola Moto G
Moto G has a sturdy built, measuring 129.9 mm in height, 65.9 mm in width, and 11.6 mm in thickness. The handset is small enough for an easy grip.If you’re the type who likes customization from time to time, you might enjoy changing your Moto G’s color depending on your mood. It has a removable backplate and flip cover available in seven different colors.
Most Popular Phablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the Android smartphone for those people with large hands to hold it with, and large pockets to keep it in.The Samsung Galaxy Note II really is a solid handset packed with an array of high-end features. It even comes with the S Pen that can be used to copy text, crop images, and to share content.