Android smartphones have witnessed a huge increase in its popularity since the beginning of the year 2012. In India the Majority of people do have android smartphones, unlike India this is same for the world too in the year 2012.
Android, Google’s mobile software powered 122m new handsets during the three months from July to September, which is an average run rate of 1.3m every day. Mobile phone makers such as the South Korean electronics firm, Samsung Electronics, is one of the major beneficiaries of the popularity of Android smartphones. The firm’s Galaxy S3 model outsold Apple’s iPhone 4s for the first time in 2012 which makes it the world’s best-selling smartphone.
We Tried to Shortlist 5 Android Smartphones you should buy this christmas.
The Nexus 4 is the new smartphone from Google equipped with cutting edge hardware, 8GB and 16GB of storage, your favourite Google apps and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. The new Nexus 4 is an ideal and perfect Christmas gift for Android smartphone enthusiasts as it puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand.
Google’s Nexus 4 has 4.7″ LCD touchscreen – an intuitive type of mobile phone interface that’s sensitive to pressure. It also has other features such as 8 megapixels, 2GB RAM, 1.5 Ghz processor speed, video recorder (1080p@30fps) etc. The obvious downfall of Google Nexus 4 is the lack of SD Card support. Overall, this smartphone is a powerful mobile phone that does more than standard handsets. It has advanced features and dedicated operating systems that manage battery life and enhance performance.
With a unbeatably giant 5.5″ (almost tablet-size) touchscreen, Samsung Galaxy Note II is the perfect Android smartphone to get creative. The smartphone is slimmer, thinner and way faster than the original Samsung Galaxy Note, with more than double the processing power, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software and has 2GB of RAM for managing tasks, plus a 1.6GHz quad core processor that’s capable of handling the most advanced mobile games and applications. One of the unique features of Samsung Galaxy Note II is the HD resolution display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to protect it from scuffs and scratches, plus a high 1280px720p resolution.
Unlike the new Nexus 4 that only comes in 8GB and 16GB versions with no microSD card slot for additional storage, Samsung Galaxy Note II comes in 16GB, 32GB and even 64GB editions, with a card slot available for even more capacity. Samsung’s S-Pen has several new features that take advantage of their unique stylus technology. While this Android smartphone’s larger size might not be for everyone, Samsung Galaxy Note II is still the best Android-powered handset to date.
With a large 4.7″ Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen and ultra fast quad core processor that makes it perfect for gaming, videos and internet browsing, HTC One X is a superbly incredible android smartphone. This light-weight and very thin smartphone comes with unique features such as Beat Audio and advanced camera technology. The 4.7″ screen and 720p make it perfect for web browsing and media viewing with everything looking pin sharp.
HTC One X is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that’s packed full of the newest features and security enhancements. The smartphone comes with 8+ megapixel advanced digital camera, often enhanced by LED flash, autofocus and digital zoom for crisp pictures. It has a storage capacity of 32GB (26GB user storage) and 16GB massive internal memory. The smartphone’ Beats Audio™ boosts bass and treble and gives a higher quality of sound. The obvious downfall of HTC One X is the lack of SD Card support.
4.LG Optimus G
LG Optimus G is powered with Quad-Cord Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, LG also promised to upgrade the operating system to latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean soon.
The smartphone has a 4.7 inch Tru HD IPS+ touch screen display which is 70 percent less power consumer than normal LCD display. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and the device comes with 13 mega pixel camera at the back which LED flash and is capable of recording 1080 pixel HD videos.
For all music lovers here is a treat for you, the device comes with Dolby mobile sound enhancement and an active noise cancellation option. Optimus G is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia T comes with a 4.6 HD Reality Display which is backed by the company’s Mobile BRAVIA technology which gives the screen a razor sharp clarity. For all the people who love clicking photographs from their phones, the 13 mega pixel camera in the smartphone is just the one you are searching for.
The phone goes from sleep mode to click mode in just over a second. The phone comes with a one touch mechanism to activate the NFC (Near Field Communication). The smartphone is powered by the latest 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processor.
It has a powerful battery that provides adequate back up. Xperia T will function on Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich operating system which will be seeing an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will be available in three colors; black, silver and white. In some market the phone also may be known with the name Xperia TX.