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Top 10 Best Android Phones


6. Motorola Moto G

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(Motorola)

The Motorola Moto G is attractive, relatively feature-rich, and a good option for Android shoppers on a tight budget. It also boasts an ergonomic design, and runs Android KitKat.

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Pros:

  • Great balance of price and features
  • Attractive interface
  • Comfortable in your hand
  • Customizable cover
  • Screen is bigger and better than the iPhone 5S, but at a much cheaper price

  • Cons:

  • No expandable memory
  • Limited storage
  • Camera is only so-so
  • Has water-repellent coating, but is not waterproof
  • Good battery life, but only if you keep the screen dimmed

  • 7. HTC Inspire 4G

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    (HTC)

    Not everyone wants a top-of-the-line Android phone, and this HTC phone will appeal to people looking for a touchscreen phone that won’t break the bank. Even though this is an older phone, the Inspire still has HTC’s signature attention to design. This phone is a workhorse with a proven track record.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Great for budget-conscious
  • Screen made from durable Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Face detection
  • 6 hours of talk time, over 350 hours on standby
  • Has tethering capabilities

  • Cons:

  • Camera and display seem a bit dated
  • Runs Android OS v2.2 (Froyo), only upgradable to v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Limited color options
  • Battery is a bit wimpy
  • Not ideal for those who want the latest and greatest

  • 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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    (Samsung)

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, pictured above with a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, is a top-selling smartphone. If you’re the kind of person who likes using a stylus with your Android phone, this is definitely the phone to buy.

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    Pros:

  • Large 5.7-inch display
  • 13MP camera
  • Supports microSD expansion
  • Multi-window feature great for multitasking
  • Supports a number of features that are specific to S-Pen

  • Cons:

  • Will not appeal to stylus haters
  • Lack of metal parts makes this feel cheap to some
  • Charging cable failure a known issue
  • Some people feel the Samsung features like My Magazine are just bloatware
  • Some user reviews complain about overheating

  • 9. LG G Flex

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    (LG)

    The G Flex is a phone you’ll either love or hate. Some critics have panned the phone’s display and gimmicky curved design, while others have gone wild for the ergonomic lines of this phone and its array of cool features. One thing both sides can agree on? This phone doesn’t look like anything else out there.


    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Uniquely curved design fits in your hand or against your cheek
  • “Self-healing” coating prevents scratches from ruining the case
  • Screen is large
  • Curved display reduces glare
  • Great for taking selfies

  • Cons:

  • Display seems grainy to some
  • Quite expensive for what you’re getting
  • Awkward key placement
  • Web browser feels slow
  • Ho-hum video capabilities

  • 10. Sony Xperia L

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    (Sony)

    The Xperia L is budget-friendly Android phone that doubles as a stellar camera. You can have a premium camera experience at a bargain basement price.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
    Beautiful screen for its price
    Excellent rear camera
    Perfect for someone who loves the new Xperia phones, but has a tight budget
    Solid battery life
    Feels nice in your hand


    Cons:
    Typing on the keyboard can be frustrating
    Front camera specs could be a bit beefier
    Easy to hit the wrong buttons by accident
    Lacks processing power
    Battery-boosting STAMINA function may be overhyped, according to some reviewers


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