Five Best Android Phones (Summer 2012)

Summer is in the air and like many other individuals; you may be due for an upgrade this summer. If you’re planning on getting an Android, we congratulate you. Excellent choice! However, if you can’t decide which phone to get, read our top five list. It may just help you make an informed decision.

Samsung Galaxy S III

At the top of our list is the Samsung Galaxy S III (GS3). It’s the third generation from Samsung’s flagship line of phones and the best thing about this device is it is available on all the major U.S carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile). Better yet, it’s available in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada and South and Central America (sorry Antarctica).

You really cannot go wrong with the Galaxy S III. It has a great camera, comes with the latest version of Android, dual or quad core processors (depending on region), and for those living in the United States or South Korea, LTE is on board.


It was a tossup between this and the GS3 for the top spot but the GS3 took the prize thanks to its worldwide availability and multi carrier support. The HTC One X is another great choice as well. We rather the design of the One X over the GSIII mainly because of its unibody design. It also has dual or quad core CPU as well as LTE depending on your geographical location. Best of all it comes with one of the best Android UI skins we have seen. Our only drawback is the battery life of the One X is not as great as the GS3.


Sporting the best battery we have seen in a smartphone since BlackBerry, the DROID RAZR Maxx also packs a dual-core processor, LTE, 720p HD screen, great camera and a super thin design that is even thinner than the iPhone 4S or the GS3. It’s the perfect phone for anyone who would rather make it through a 48 hour cycle without having to recharge their device.


Built to compete with the likes of the One X and Galaxy S III, the XPERIA GX packs a dual-core Snapdragon processor (Qualcomm), 4.6 HD 720p screen, 13MP camera and a 2,200mAh battery. Needless to say, this is a beast of a phone and one that can compete with any of the other phones in the lineup. Unfortunately it is not carrier subsidized in the U.S or Europe so you’ll have to buy it sans a contract. On the Brightside it does come with Android 4.0 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Even though the Note is not the newest kid on the block, it is still a contender. Packing a 5-inch screen, stylus, LTE, dual-core processor among many other things, this Android 4.0 device is a beast to be reckoned with. The only drawback is the size, so be sure your pockets are big enough before you buy.