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Top 10 Best Android Phones

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In the market for a new Android phone? These are the best Android phone options, and each one is a total gem.


1. HTC One (M8)

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The original HTC One from 2013 won a ton of awards, but the new-for-2014 HTC One (M8) is even better. Boasting an even sturdier construction, and improved user interface, and the same great commitment to elegant design, HTC’s new version of the One is a great smartphone.


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Pros:

  • Exceptional battery conservation
  • Great reviews for design and interface
  • Metal unibody design makes phone feel ultra-premium
  • Bigger display than original One
  • Includes microSD card slot

  • Cons:

  • Camera has gotten poor reviews, despite improvements from original model
  • Some reviewers found the previous model to be slightly more sleek
  • Devices partners with Fitbit in a major way, but this won’t matter to you if you don’t like the Fitbit
  • Three color options are all kind of similar
  • “Dot View” case functionality is cool, but rather limited

  • 2. Samsung Galaxy S5

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    (Samsung)

    Samsung has packed a ton of great features into the Galaxy S5, including a power-saving mode, IP67 waterproofing, and a great camera. While it may be a bit expensive, this Samsung phone will appeal to those who are looking for a premium smartphone experience.


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    Pros:

  • IP67 water and dust resistance rating
  • 16MP rear camera
  • Ergonomic design
  • Pairs with Galaxy Gear watches or fitness bands
  • Built-in heart rate monitor and biometric sensor for mobile payments

  • Cons:

  • Front camera is 2MP, compared to 5MP on the HTC One M8
  • Some reviewers feel phone is all flash, with not enough substance
  • Screen is big, but perhaps not big enough for phablet fans
  • A few new features aside, not a huge step up from the Galaxy S4
  • May feel cheaper than all-metal unibody phones

  • 3. Sony Xperia Z2

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    (Sony)

    Sony makes some of the most premium Android smartphones on the planet, and the Xperia Z2 stands out for its impressive camera and waterproofing. This phone ships with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat software.


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    Pros:

  • Impressive battery life for so many battery-draining features
  • Tons of feature
  • Dazzling display
  • Waterproof
  • Screen size larger than the previous model

  • Cons:

  • Cost may make this phone prohibitively expensive
  • Has some issues recording in 4K
  • Can run a bit slowly at times
  • Screen is prone to scratching
  • Waterproofing limited to 1.5 meters

  • 4. LG G2

    The LG G2 has gotten plenty of rave reviews from tech insiders. What sets the G2 apart from other Android smartphones is its outstanding camera and stunning display. This phone is a solid option for almost everyone.


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    Pros:

  • Responsive camera (13MP)
  • Great display
  • Powerful processor
  • Slide Aside makes it easy to use multiple apps
  • Slender design

  • Cons:

  • Rear-key controls are divisive
  • Lacks microSD slot
  • UI slightly unintuitive
  • Phone design makes it hard for people with small hands to use
  • A magnet for smudges and fingerprint smears

  • 5. Google Nexus 5

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    (Google)

    Google’s Nexus 5 strikes the right balance between power and design, giving users a phone that is lightning-fast and quite thin. Boasting a 2.26GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor, the Nexus 5 rarely feels sluggish.


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    Pros:

  • Conduct Google searches by voice command, right from the home screen
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Full HD display
  • User-friendly

  • Cons:

  • Some user reviews complain about poor battery life
  • 8MP rear camera seems wimpy compared to competitors
  • Does not have dual SIM cards
  • Screen somewhat dim
  • Camera’s auto settings are lackluster

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