Cellphone Opinions

Cellphone Opinions
iPhone X All main carriers Nov. 2017 Google Pixel 2 Unlocked GSM + CDMA & Verizon Oct. 2017 Important Cellphone PH-1 All carriers Oct. 2017 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus All carriers Sept. 2017 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 8 All carriers Sept. 2017 Asus ZenFone AR Verizon & Unlocked Aug. 2017 Moto Z2 Drive Evaluation Most carriers & Unlocked Aug. 2017 Moto Z Play 2 Verizon & Unlocked July 2017 Moto E4 Unlocked and numerous carriers July 2017 One Plus 5 Unlocked GMS June 2017 Moto G5 Plus Unlocked Might 2017 BLU R1 Plus Unlocked GSM Might 2017 BlackBerry KEYone Unlocked GSM & Dash Might 2017 Huawei Honor 6X Unlocked GSM Might 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 All main carriers & unlocked April 2017 Huawei P10 Unlocked GSM March 2017 LG G6 All main carriers March 2017 Huawei Mate 9 Unlocked GSM Jan. 2017 LeEco LePro 3 Unlocked GSM Jan. 2017 OnePlus 3t Unlocked GSM Dec. 2016 LG V20 All main carriers Nov. 2016 Google Pixel & Pixel XL The 2 Google branded telephones launched within the fall of 2016, in 5″ and 5.5″ sizes. The Pixel line replaces the Nexus line of Android smartphones that come direct from Google with the most recent Android construct and no service or producer bloatware. This time, Google goes with flagship pricing and excessive finish specs. The Pixel XL runs Android 7.1 Nougat with the brand new Google Assistant (voice activated) on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU with 4 gigs of RAM and 32 or 128 gigs of storage (no microSD card slot). The Pixel XL has a 2560 x 1440 AMOLED show with Gorilla Glass 4 (the smaller Pixel is 1920 x 1080). It has an 8MP entrance digicam and a 12.3MP rear digicam with f/2.0 lens and 4K video recording. Verizon & Unlocked Oct. 2016 iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus The adjustments for Apple’s flagship 4.7″ and 5.5″ smartphones are largely inside this yr. On the surface we’ve new antenna strains, a strong state residence button and two new colours: black and jet black. Inside there’s the class-leading Apple A10 Fusion quad core CPU, extra storage, improved entrance and rear cameras, IP67 water resistance. The iPhone 7 Plus will get two 12MP rear cameras, one with commonplace large view and one telephoto. Each run iOS 10. All main carriers Sept. 2016 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 7 (discontinued) The Samsung Galaxy Be aware 7 is one heck of a fantastic telephone, and it is also a particularly costly one. Inside, it is the fruits of Samsung’s triumphs and previous errors realized from–TouchWiz is definitely helpful slightly than a Disney journey, options are properly thought out and the telephone appears to be like beautiful clad in Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum. The Be aware 7 has a 5.7″ Tremendous AMOLED 2560 x 1440 show with HDR video help, the identical wonderful cameras because the Galaxy S7 household, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 gigs of RAM and a 64 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot. It has the S Pen, each fingerprint and iris scanner and way more. All main carriers Aug. 2016 Huawei Honor 8 2016 continues because the yr of the reasonably priced however actually good Android telephone, notably unlocked fashions which are bought direct and through retailers slightly than carriers. There’s the OnePlus 3, Alcatel Idol 4S, ZTE Axon 7, the Moto G4/G4 Plus and now the Huawei Honor 8. The Honor sub-brand is Huawei’s reasonably priced line that targets Millennials, although I do not see why a 13 yr previous or 70 yr previous would not additionally just like the telephone. It is a beautiful trying telephone clad in 2D glass and metallic, and it’s extremely pocketable at 5.2″. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone flirts with excessive finish design and options at a comparatively modest $399 price ticket for the 32 gig mannequin. There’s good CPU efficiency, a very pretty full HD show and strong cameras too. Unlocked GSM Aug. 2016 Moto Z and Moto Z Drive Lastly, modular telephones completed proper, a minimum of in case you’re hankering to slap on nifty equipment. The Moto Z and Z Drive aren’t the form of modular that requires you to assemble core elements from constructing blocks, slightly they work with magnetic Moto Mods just like the JBL stereo speaker again, a projector and prolonged batteries. They’re the primary telephones to interrupt from Moto’s engaging, however well-worn feel and look. Gone are the complexly curved sides, thick center physique and unibody development. As an alternative we’ve a contemporary and considerably angular design that is truly very slim, not like the previous Moto design that bought chubby towards the center. Inside it is all flagship energy with the two.2 GHz Snapdragon 820, 4 gigs of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, NFC and your selection of a superb 13MP digicam on the Moto Z and a very good 21MP digicam on the Moto Z Drive. We have a look at the Droid Version of those telephones, which implies they’re on Verizon Wi-fi. Verizon July 2016

Alcatel Idol 4S (with VR Goggles) Alcatel impressed us with final yr’s Idol 3, it proved {that a} comparatively cheap telephone may nonetheless be fashionable and slim with first rate specs. The $399 Idol 4S with VR Goggles is the corporate’s highest finish telephone but, and it does certainly share some specs with way more costly phones– it is slim at 7mm, is actually good trying with black glass on the again and chamfered metallic on the edges and it has a QHD 5.5″ AMOLED show that has 600 nits of brightness. 8MP and 16MP cameras grace the back and front and the same old goodies like NFC, WiFi 802.11ac and a fingerprint scanner are what we would anticipate on a flagship. The midrange 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 652 is definitely a faster performer and the telephone has 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. Alcatel tries to set the Idol 4S aside with the inclusion of VR goggles, however they show to be the weakest hyperlink. The telephone is unlocked to be used with any GSM service, and this US-centric mannequin has 4G LTE for AT&T, T-Cellular and others.

Unlocked GSM July 2016 Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus The 4th era Moto G and Moto G Plus unlocked Android smartphones promote for $199 and $249 respectively– that is a variety of telephone for the worth, each actually and figuratively. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are large telephones with 5.5″ IPS full HD shows. They’re an identical aside from the fingerprint scanner on the entrance of the G4 Plus and a excessive decision digicam with PDAF and laser autofocus. The telephones run Android 6.01 Marshmallow on the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU with Adreno 405 graphics and a couple of gigs of RAM (you may get the G Plus with 4 gigs for more cash). They work on each CDMA and GSM carriers: which means the massive 4 US carriers and smaller regional and pay as you go carriers. Unlocked to be used with CDMA & GSM carriers July 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 Energetic That is the rugged model of the Galaxy S7 that is unique to AT&T within the US. The S7 Energetic has the identical wonderful core specs as the usual S7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU with Adreno 530 graphics, 4 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot. It has the identical 12MP rear digicam, entrance 5MP digicam and S Well being with coronary heart price monitor and blood oxygen monitor. The telephone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and app suite. It has a rugged casing that meets IP68 specs for water and dirt resistance and it has a shatterproof 5.1″ Gorilla Glass 4 show (additionally QHD Tremendous AMOLED just like the common Galaxy S7). AT&T June 2016 HTC 10 The HTC 10 is a unibody metallic telephone with a 5.2″ QHD Tremendous LCD 5 show in Gorilla Glass with subtly curved edges. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC’s tasteful Sense UI on the highest canine Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU. It has 4 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of inside storage and a micro SD card slot. The telephone has a 5MP entrance digicam, 12MP rear digicam, a top quality audio DAC with headphone amplifier, LTE 4G and a USB-C 3.1 port. Most main carriers April 2016 LG G5 The LG G5 is LG’s mainstream measurement flagship Android smartphone for 2016. The LG G5 has a 5.3″ QHD IPS show, and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG’s UI. That is LG’s first metallic bodied telephone, and it is obtainable in a number of colours. It runs on Qualcomm’s quickest cellular CPU, the 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 820 and it has 4 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. As you’d anticipate from LG it has each a detachable battery and a microSD card slot in addition to an IR blaster. The telephone has an excellent 16MP rear digicam plus a rear 8MP excessive large angle digicam. Its most revolutionary, although maybe not most sucessful function is the modular Buddies that may add performance. All main carriers April 2016 iPhone SE That is Apple’s finest try at an reasonably priced iPhone. It really is way inexpensive than the flagship iPhone 6s, but it surely has the identical CPU, RAM and wonderful rear digicam because the costlier mannequin. The iPhone SE has the physique of the iPhone 5s– that Leica impressed one which’s nonetheless my private favourite iPhone design. It is obtainable in 4 colours and it has a 4″ Retina IPS show. Clearly, it is fairly pocket-friendly and it is also pockets pleasant with a beginning worth of $399. All main carriers April 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge make up for the proverbial sins of the father– they convey again pricey {hardware} options that Samsung axed when it launched the radically redesigned Galaxy S6, s6 edge and s6 edge+. Which means the microSD card slot and water-proof options are back–combine these with beautiful appears to be like, the quick new Snapdragon 820 CPU, a revised digicam that handles low mild (and good lighting) properly, greater batteries and hanging QHD AMOLED shows and you have two flagship Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones that earn their excessive worth tags. All main carriers March 2016 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Microsoft’s first flagship Home windows telephone in a while sports activities a 5.7″ QHD AMOLED show, the highest of the road Snapdragon 810 CPU and it has a Home windows Good day digicam that is aware of you when it eyeballs your eyes. The bigger companion to the Lumia 950 is the larger, sooner mannequin for many who need the very best Microsoft and Home windows 10 for telephones have to supply. It has a detachable battery, 32 gigs of storage, a microSD card slot and one of many higher cameras available on the market. That is an unlocked GSM telephone that Microsoft sells direct and it has two SIM card slots. Unlocked GSM Feb. 2016 Huawei Honor 5X (video assessment) Huawei’s new very reasonably priced unlocked GSM Android smartphone, the $199 Huawei Honor 5X. The aluminum-clad telephone has a 5.5″ full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS show, and it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 (EMUI) on the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU with Adreno 405 graphics. It has 2 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. It is a twin SIM 4G LTE telephone that is appropriate with GSM carriers resembling T-Cellular and AT&T within the US. Unlocked GSM Feb. 2016 ZTE ZMAX 2 The reasonably priced ZTE Zmax 2 is out there within the US as an AT&T GoPhone (pay as you go, no contract service) and unlocked abroad. This 4G LTE Android telephone sells for $99 full retail on AT&T, and it is not unhealthy for that extraordinarily low worth. It has a 5.5″, 1280 x 720 show, a detachable 3,000 mAh battery and a microSD card slot. It runs a reasonably clear model of Android 5.1 Lollipop on the quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has single band WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a entrance 2MP digicam and a rear 8MP digicam with LED flash. It is a video assessment. AT&T (GoPhone) Jan. 2016 OnePlus X OnePlus disrupted the market with their first Android smartphone, the OnePlus One. It was a giant telephone with excellent specs for a couple of hundred {dollars} lower than the massive title competitors at launch in April 2014. The brand new much more reasonably priced X is beautiful to take a look at, clad in glass and metallic with a colourful AMOLED show. Not unhealthy for simply $250 unlocked with no contract or month-to-month funds. It has the quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU with Adreno 330 graphics, 3 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage.The telephone has 4G LTE, however the band choice is a little bit weak. Unlocked GSM Dec. 2015 Microsoft Lumia 950 It has been a very long time since we have seen a excessive finish Lumia telephone. Greater than a yr, in actual fact. Microsoft is again at it with the Lumia 950, a 5.2″ smartphone that is the primary to run Home windows 10 for telephones. The Lumia has a lovely AMOLED show and it runs on the identical 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 CPU as a lot of at present’s common Android telephones. It has an ample 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage and there is a microSD card slot to broaden storage. The Lumia 950 has a wonderful 20MP rear digicam with Zeiss lens, and it helps Microsoft Continuum that lets you flip your pocket-friendly telephone right into a desktop PC stand-in. The telephone is $550 unlocked to be used on GSM networks and AT&T additionally sells it. AT&T and unlocked GSM Dec. 2015 Nexus 6P This could be Google’s finest Nexus telephone but, a minimum of in case you’re a fan of massive display screen smartphones. As you may anticipate, the Nexus 6P runs the most recent model of Android, with no customized UI overlays or bloatware to lavatory it down. What you may not anticipate is the horny unibody anodized aluminum casing, obtainable in 3 hues. This Huawei-built telephone is an aesthetic piece, and it is quick too with the highest canine Snapdragon 810 8-core CPU inside, 3 gigs of LPDDR4 RAM and three storage choices. It has succesful cameras, a beautiful 5.7″ QHD AMOLED show and a beefy battery. It is bought unlocked to be used with any service (CDMA too) with an affordable $499 beginning worth. Unlocked (GSM & CDMA) Dec. 2015 LG V10 Gimmick or nice? The LG V10 is a little bit of each. The massive display screen LG has a secondary entrance display–a slender strip on the prime that gives shortcuts, standing and might act as a management space for apps just like the digicam. Talking of the digicam, this telephone has two entrance dealing with cameras; one ultra-wide angle and the opposite with a extra regular view. On to the conventional stuff! The LG V10 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (sorry, not 6.0 Marshmallow that is transport on a couple of current telephones) on the excessive finish Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 6-core CPU. It has 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of storage, and there is a microSD card slot. The telephone has a 5.7″ Quantum IPS+ show and it runs at QHD 2560 x 1440. AT&T, T-Cellular and Verizon Dec. 2015 BlackBerry Priv Depart it to BlackBerry: simply while you thought {hardware} keyboards had been a factor of the previous, they launch a brand new mannequin with a QWERTY keyboard. Nope, it would not run BlackBerry OS, it runs Android. The Priv is a 5.4″ QWERTY slider, the likes of which we’ve not seen in a while. The curved show, carbon fiber again and metallic keyboard rails are stylish and classy– and distinctly BlackBerry. As is that keyboard with the waterfall sculpted keys and little OS touches that convey a number of the issues we cherished about BlackBerry OS to Android. The telephone has a 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 CPU, 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage– good sufficient specs for an influence person. Different goodies embrace an 18MP rear digicam with a superb high quality lens, a excessive decision show and a microSD card slot. AT&T, Verizon and Unlocked GSM Nov. 2015 HTC One A9 The HTC One A9 is HTC’s “extra reasonably priced” however nonetheless fashionable Android smartphone. It bears greater than a passing resemblance to the iPhone 6s, however when you get previous that, you will admire the standard aluminum casing and slim design. The One A9 is out there unlocked and through carriers, and it has a 5″ 1080p AMOLED show, 32 gigs of inside storage and a microSD card slot. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense software program on the Snapdragon 617 midrange CPU. The rear 13MP digicam is a superb enchancment for HTC and it takes pleasing images. GSM + CDMA Unlocked and through carriers Nov. 2015 Nexus 5X The extra reasonably priced of the 2015 Google Nexus telephones is not any slouch: it has a 5.2″ full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS show, a really succesful 12.3MP rear digicam (the identical as discovered on the Nexus 6P), a entrance 5MP digicam, twin band WiFi 801.ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and a 2,700 mAh battery. It is slim and light-weight and it has extra 4G LTE bands than you’ll be able to record in a single breath. It runs the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on the succesful Snapdragon 808 CPU. Higher but, the worth begins at $379 and it is unlocked to be used with any service, together with CDMA carriers like Dash and Verizon. After all, AT&T and T-Cellular work too. GSM + CDMA Unlocked Oct. 2015 ZTE Axon Elite The Axon Elite is ZTE’s newest entry within the Axon line of GSM unlocked Android smartphones with pretty excessive finish specs. The telephone runs Android 5.0.2 with ZTE’s MiFavor 3.2 UI on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU with Adreno 430 graphics. It has 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. The Axon Elite has a 5.5”, 1920 x 1080 IPS show (401 PPI) and is a global LTE 4G unlocked GSM telephone with 2 nano SIM card slots. GSM Unlocked Oct. 2015 iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus For an “s” yr, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus provide vital enhancements during the last era of this extraordinarily common telephone household. The scale and look stay the identical, although there is a new rose gold shade that blushes pink. The 4.7″ iPhone 6s and 5.5″ iPhone 6s Plus sport newer and considerably sooner Apple A9 CPUs with double the RAM for a pleasant efficiency enhance. Each entrance and rear cameras are a lot greater decision and Apple’s lastly joined the 4K video recording bandwagon. The casing is extra inflexible and the Contact ID fingerprint scanner acknowledges your fingerprint practically instantaneously. Lastly there’s 3D Contact for brand spanking new interactions with the contact display screen. Not unhealthy for an off cycle yr. All main carriers, additionally obtainable unlocked Sept. 2015 Moto X Pure Version (2015, aka Moto X Fashion) One other yr, one other Moto X. For 2015 issues get actually thrilling with the Moto X Pure Version (Moto X Fashion abroad); it is a way more highly effective telephone than something we have seen underneath the Moto X, G and E labels, and it is a lot greater. The Moto X Pure Version has a 5.7″ QHD show and a quick Snapdragon 808 CPU with 3 gigs RAM. Different goodies embrace a microSD card slot, 21MP rear digicam, and the same old Moto Maker customizable backs, trim and colours. That is an unlocked telephone that works on all main US carriers (GSM and CDMA) with a beginning worth of $399. Unlocked, works with all main carriers (GSM and CDMA) Sept. 2015 Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7″ We reviewed the 5.5” model a couple of months in the past, and as you may anticipate, that is the small fingers and small pockets version with a 4.7” IPS 1280 x 720 “Technicolor” show. The specs are a bit decrease than the larger Idol 3, however so is the worth, and this unlocked GSM 4G LTE telephone is a cut price at $179 full retail (no contracts, no fee plans required). It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad core CPU with 1.5 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has a microSD card slot, single band WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a GPS. Unlocked GSM Sept. 2015 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 5 The fifth era Samsung Galaxy Be aware goes excessive type with a glass and metallic design that matches the Samsung Galaxy S6. Undeniably the very best trying Samsung phablet thus far, the Galaxy Be aware 5 can also be sooner, has an excellent higher show and a number of the finest cameras you will discover on a telephone. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the brand new S6 Edge +, the Be aware 5 runs Android 5.1 and TouchWiz on the two.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU with 4 gigs of RAM and quick UFS 2.0 storage. It has a 5.7″ QHD Tremendous AMOLED show, fingerprint scanner, coronary heart price monitor and the venerable S Pen, but it surely loses the detachable battery and microSD card slot that had been staples of earlier Be aware fashions. All main US carriers Aug. 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ The super-sized model of the Galaxy S6 edge sports activities a surprising 5.7″ QHD Tremendous AMOLED show with facet curves. The telephone is out there in gold and black, and it is a beautiful trying piece. Inside, it is largely the identical internals because the Be aware 5 (minus the pen) and Samsung Galaxy S6. It runs Android 5.1 and TouchWiz on the two.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU with 4 gigs of RAM and quick UFS 2.0 storage. The sting+ has a 5.7″ QHD Tremendous AMOLED show, fingerprint scanner, coronary heart price monitor and a entrance 5MP digicam and rear 16MP digicam. All main US carriers Aug. 2015 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (video assessment) An reasonably priced Android smartphone supplied by Dash, T-Cellular and Cricket within the US. The telephone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung TouchWiz software program on the quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU with Adreno 306 graphics. It has 1.5 gigs of RAM and eight gigs of inside storage. The 5” 960 x 540 TFT show received’t win decision awards, but it surely has first rate colours and brightness. The smartphone has a detachable 2600 mAh battery, a microSD card slot, single band WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. It has a pointy 5MP entrance digicam with a large angle lens and a rear 8MP digicam with LED flash that may shoot 1080p video. Dash, T-Cellular and Cricket Aug. 2015 Moto G third Gen The Moto G third era is not at all the very best Android telephone you should purchase, however it could be the most cost effective good telephone you should purchase. And I imply actually cheap– $179 full retail for a reputation model telephone with good guarantee and help and 4G LTE? Wow. The specs aren’t scraping beneath your knees both: it has a quad core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon CPU, a fairly first rate 13MP digicam with two-tone LED flash, a pointy 5MP entrance digicam and a generously sized 2740 mAh battery. Throw in a pleasant trying 5″ HD show, IPX7 water resistance, an SD card slot and quite a lot of again cowl colours plus the choice to construct your personal look on the Moto Maker web site, and also you’re getting so much on your cash. Unlocked GSM, unlocked CDMA Aug. 2015 LG G Stylo Like LG telephones however discover the LG G4 too wealthy on your pockets? The LG G Stylo shares the identical styling, Android 5.0 Lollipop and it has a giant display screen too. The truth is at 5.7″, the IPS show is bigger than the G4’s, but it surely’s decrease decision. The LG G Stylo is out there on Dash, Enhance Cellular, MetroPCS and T-Cellular for $250 to $288. That nets you a set of fairly good cameras, a quad core Snapdragon 410 CPU, 4G LTE and a detachable 3,000 mAh battery. Dash, T-Cellular, Enhance, MetroPCS July 2015 Huawei P8 lite (video assessment) An reasonably priced GSM unlocked Android smartphone for the US market that sells for $249 full retail unlocked. The P8 lite could be very slim at 0.3” and it weighs 4.76 ounces. It has twin SIM card slots and it helps 4G LTE on AT&T and T-Cellular within the US (together with smaller GSM carriers that piggyback off these networks). It’s not appropriate with Dash or Verizon since these carriers use CDMA slightly than GSM. The telephone has a 5” LTPS 1280 x 720 show with Gorilla Glass 3, a 2200 mAh battery that’s sealed inside and single band WiFi 802.11n plus Bluetooth 4.0. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Huawei’s EMUI 3.0 UI on the 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 graphics. It has a 5MP entrance digicam and 13MP rear digicam. Unlocked GSM July 2015 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL This large display screen Home windows Cellphone is simple on the pockets, promoting for $249 full retail and 99 pennies with contract. The 640 XL has a 5.7″ show, a detachable 3,000 mAh battery, 4G LTE and a microSD card slot. It runs Home windows Cellphone 8.1 replace 2 on the quad core Snapdragon 400 and it is upgradable to Home windows 10 for telephones. It has a 5MP large angle entrance digicam and a succesful 13MP rear digicam. We have a look at the AT&T model on this assessment. AT&T July 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Energetic The rugged sibling to the usual Galaxy S6 is unique to AT&T within the US. It has the identical goodies inside, together with the extraordinarily quick 2.1GHz Exynos octa-core CPU, 3 gigs of RAM, a coronary heart price monitor and Samsung’s finest at school rear 16MP digicam. The Energetic is water and dirt resistant, and you may submerge it as much as 3 toes deep for half-hour. It is also designed to face up to drops, one thing the glass and metallic Galaxy S6 and S6 edge cringe at. Even higher, battery capability is considerably greater at 3500 mAh, although alas it is not detachable.

AT&T June 2015 Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 An affordable unlocked telephone would not must really feel like a handful of compromises. Take the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, a classy and very slim $249 Android 5.0 Lollipop telephone with a 5.5″ full HD IPS show, a good although not class-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, good battery life and much more rare–4G LTE for US carriers. In case you use a GSM service like AT&T and T-Cellular, then the Idol 3 will work, without having for a contract or renewals. You too can use it abroad for journey. The OneTouch Idol 3 runs on the octa-core, 64 bit Snapdragon 615, a midrange CPU. It has 2 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. It has twin band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC and a GPS. Unlocked GSM Might 2015 Asus ZenFone 2 The no-contract, unlocked GSM ZenFone 2 is out there in two variations for $199 and $299. Each have 5.5″, 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS shows, a superb 13MP rear digicam, entrance 5MP digicam, twin band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC and a microSD card slot. They’re powered by Intel CPUs and the $199 mannequin is clocked at 1.8 GHZ, has 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. The $299 has a 2.3 GHz Intel CPU, 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of storage. That is fairly good for the worth. The US ZenFone 2 is out there from Amazon. Unlocked GSM Might 2015 HTC One M9 The HTC One M9 is each bit as beautiful because the One M8. The truth is it has a little bit extra polish, actually and figuratively, and I might say it is the very best trying One but, although some might need hassle telling the M8 and M9 aside at first look. The HTC One M9 runs Android 5 Lollipop with HTC Sense software program on the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU clocked at 2 GHZ. It has 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot HTC caught with the identical 5″ 1920 x 1080 LCD 3 show because the M8, however upgraded the rear digicam to a conventional 20MP mannequin. all main carriers Might 2015 LG G4 The LG G4 is the corporate’s finest excessive finish smartphone but. With an evolution of the LG G3 design that makes a 5.5″ telephone appear manageable, a cushty curve and new leather-based backs that merely look beautiful, it is laborious to not just like the appears to be like. The LG G4 has a QHD IPS quantum 5.5″ show, a very spectacular 16MP digicam with a quick f/1.8 lens and OIS, a pointy 8 megapixel entrance digicam and a detachable 3,000 mAh battery. The telephone runs Android Lollipop 5.1 with LG UI on the 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. The LG G4 shall be obtainable on most carriers in June. All main carriers Might 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge What a distinction a yr makes. Samsung’s new mainstream sized flagship telephones for 2015 are each bit as engaging and stylish trying because the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9. Clad in glass and aluminum, each the GS6 and S6 Edge are elegant and engaging telephones whose appears to be like match the superb options inside. From the delicious 2560 x 1440 Tremendous AMOLED shows to the quick 2.1 GHz Exynos octa-core CPU these telephones are winners. There’s a way more dependable fingerprint scanner, a pointy 5MP entrance digicam and a very good 16MP rear digicam with OIS and 4K video seize. Editor’s Alternative 2015. All main carriers March 2015 LG G Flex 2 Let’s face it, the unique LG G Flex wasn’t an enormous sucess– the specs had been missing and the telephone was too large for many. The LG G Flex 2 treatments these points, and it is truly a high quality telephone which may attraction you with its engaging and cozy curve. The LG G Flex 2 runs on the brand new 2 GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and it has a lovely curved 5.5″ full HD P-OLED show that is shade saturated and sharp. The telephone has the identical excellent rear 13MP digicam with OIS because the LG G3 together with twin band WiFi 801.11ac, NFC and an AV distant. The smartphone is versatile and the again has a self-healing end that is considerably scratch resistant. AT&T, Dash March 2015 Moto E (2nd Gen) A $150 telephone is each simple to like and laborious to love. On one hand the bar is about low, so low that we’re thrilled when the necessary bases are properly lined: a strong quad core CPU, an IPS show and good voice high quality. Throw in LTE 4G and a reputation model you’ll be able to belief, and you have a telephone that is laborious to dislike. The Moto E is an unlocked GSM telephone that may work on any GSM service and it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the brand new quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with 1 gig of RAM and eight gigs of storage. It has an IPS show and a 5MP rear digicam. Fairly good things for the worth. And for many who eschew 4G, there is a 3G model for $119. Unlocked GSM March 2015 BlackBerry Passport (video assessment) BlackBerry is again with a flourish. The Passport is definitely a singular telephone that is wider than the common supesized smartphone. Although it is a problem to carry and pocket, the design affords a helpful wider show and roomy {hardware} keyboard that is a pleasure to make use of. The specs are completely fashionable with a quad core Snapdragon CPU, excessive decision rear digicam and naturally 4G LTE. We have a look at the AT&T model. AT&T Feb. 2015 OnePlus One The OnePlus One Android telephone is not new and glossy anymore- it has been available on the market (in a vogue) for six months. The One has held up properly although, with specs that also look good and a worth that is laborious to beat: $299. The downside? You’ll be able to solely purchase One Plus’ solely smartphone providing via a difficult invite system. The OnePlus One is an Android 4.4 smartphone operating CyanogenMod (a minimum of for now) on the Snapdragon 801 CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. It has a pointy 1080p IPS show clad in Gorilla Glass and a beautiful matte polycarbonate casing– good things for the worth. Unlocked GSM Jan. 2015 Google Nexus 6 This yr Google is attacking the phablet market with their 6 inch Nexus 6. It is again to the excessive line too, with the gadget priced at $649 full retail and unlocked. The massive 4 US carriers may also provide the Nexus 6, so you will have fee and contract plan choices. The Nexus 6 runs on the quickest CPU at the moment obtainable in an Android smartphone, the quad core 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 graphics and three gigs of RAM. It is obtainable in 32 and 64 gig capacities. It has 4G LTE on 12 bands, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and a GPS. Surprisingly for Google and Moto, who haven’t got the very best observe document with telephone cameras, the Nexus 6 has a succesful 13MP rear digicam with a Sony sensor. All main carriers, unlocked Dec. 2014 Sony Xperia Z3v Verizon’s model of the Xperia Z3 appears to be like like an Xperia Z2, but it surely has the up to date CPU and digicam of the Z3. It provides Qi wi-fi charging, and as ever has that distinct Xperia look with glass back and front. The telephone is water-proof and it has a vibrant 1080p IPS Triluminos show. It is powered by the two.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU with 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. This Android 4.4 smartphone has a wonderful 20.7MP digicam with a big Exmor RS sensor and Sony G lens. Verizon Dec. 2014 Nokia Lumia 830 Consider the Lumia 830 because the reasonably priced and barely extra pocketable model of the superb Nokia Lumia Icon and Lumia 930. It has the identical elegant design with a metallic body, but it surely provides goodies like a detachable battery and microSD card slot. The specs are dropped down from the costlier Lumia Icon, and the Lumia 830 has a 5″, 1280 x 720 IPS show and it runs on the 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305 graphics and 1 gig of RAM. The actual star of the present past the stylish chassis is the 10MP rear PureView digicam with a quick Carl Zeiss lens and OIS (optical picture stabilization). Which may not be a class-leading digicam decision, however the images and movies are fairly good for a midrange telephone. AT&T Nov. 2014 Samsung Galaxy Be aware Edge We have seen telephones which have curved glass merely to have curved glass. The Samsung Galaxy Be aware Edge, the curvy twin to the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 4, has a curved show with a goal. Certain it takes the Be aware 4 design and makes it look cool and completely different, however that waterfall curve on the precise facet offers us a secondary 160 pixel show to work together with. The Samsung Galaxy Be aware Edge is in any other case the identical as the superb Be aware 4. It has a QHD 5.6″ Tremendous AMOLED principal show (enhanced with curved Gorilla Glass 3 and a curved AMOLED panel beneath that provides the 160 x 2560 edge show), a detachable fake leather-based again cowl, metallic sides and it runs on the Snapdragon 805 quad core 2.7GHz CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage plus microSD card slot. The superb 16MP rear digicam with 4K video recording is right here too. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular and Verizon Nov. 2014 Motorola Droid Turbo The long-lived Droid line of Android smartphones on Verizon Wi-fi featured angular, masculine designs, raucous screeching robotic startup sounds and industrial wallpapers. Moto has developed, and the Droid Turbo is a extra fashionable and fewer ominous telephone. There’s extra to the Droid Turbo than up to date appears to be like and a cleaner OS: its specs outdo the 2014 Moto X and all flagship Android telephones at the moment available on the market besides the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 4. The Droid Turbo runs on the most recent, biggest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core CPU with Adreno 420 graphics, 3 gigs of RAM and 32 or 64 gigs of storage. It is known as the Turbo as a result of it comes with Moto’s turbo charger within the field, and that is a charger that helps Qualcomm Fast Cost 2.0 for excessive fast charging. It has a 3900 mAh battery- spectacular, as is the QHD AMOLED show. Verizon Nov. 2014 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 4 That fabulous phablet is again and higher than ever. The Be aware 4 is probably the most fashionable trying large telephone from Samsung but, thanks to metallic sides and a refined design. The S Pen is right here for exact writing and drawing, and the hanging 5.7″ Tremendous AMOLED show runs at a powerful 2560 x 1440 decision. The Be aware 4 runs on the brand new 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad core CPU with Adreno 420 graphics and it has 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. Different goodies embrace a fingerprint scanner, well being monitor, 4K video recording and a detachable battery. Editor’s Alternative 2014. all main carriers Oct. 2014 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Sony proves that good issues are available in small packages. The 4.6″ Z3 Compact sports activities flagship specs and a hanging design, but it is one of many few small pocket and fingers pleasant Android telephones. It is ever so barely smaller than the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha with which it competes and it weighs simply 4.55 ounces. The telephone is water-proof and it has a colourful and sharp Triluminos show. The Z3 Compact runs on the identical 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 because the 5″ and bigger competitors, and it has twin band WiFi ac, a wonderful rear 20.7MP rear digicam with massive Exmor RS sensor, LTE 4G that works with AT&T and T-Cellular within the US and a giant 2600 mAh battery. In case you’re hankering for a smaller telephone and use a GSM service, remember to test it out. Unlocked GSM Oct. 2014 Moto G (2nd Gen, 2014) The following era Moto G will increase display screen measurement to five”, provides a microSD card slot and will increase digicam decision whereas conserving the identical low $179 full retail worth as the primary gen mannequin. That is an unlocked GSM telephone that works with AT&T, T-Cellular and different GSM carriers (not Dash or Verizon) and it is a quad band world telephone with 3G. It has a 720p LCD show, 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 gig of RAM and eight gigs of storage. As soon as once more, it is a laborious telephone to beat for the worth because of good styling, high quality parts and first rate specs. Unlocked GSM Oct. 2014 Samsung Galaxy Alpha That is the primary Samsung Galaxy to have a metallic body across the edges (the Galaxy Be aware 4 will quickly be a part of it) and it is meant to be the stylish mannequin. It is also downsized and designed to compete with the 4.7″ iPhone 6. The Alpha shrinks the usual sized flagship Galaxy S5 with out dumbing down the specs an excessive amount of. Thus the Alpha has a 4.7″ Tremendous AMOLED show, the identical 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. It has a 12MP digicam that takes images and movies which are practically indistinguishable from the 16MP GS5 and it has a fingerprint scanner embedded within the residence button. Sounds pretty in case you want a extra manageable measurement telephone and higher appears to be like than the Galaxy S5. The drawbacks? No microSD card slot and the show decision drops to 720p. AT&T Oct. 2014 iPhone 6 Apple’s mainstream telephone is bigger now at 4.7″, but it surely’s nonetheless hand and pocket pleasant. The IPS show is stunningly colourful and sharp with nice viewing angles, and the latest iPhone is quick because of the Apple A8 twin core 64 bit CPU. The iPhone 6 has an aluminum physique completed in silver, house grey or gold, and it is obtainable with 16, 64 or 128 gigs of storage. It has an excellent rear 8MP digicam with quick lens and the Contact ID fingerprint scanner that may work with Apple Pay for cellular funds. Editor’s Alternative 2014. All main carriers Sept. 2014 Moto X (2nd gen) As soon as once more Motorola mixes excessive vogue with a low price ticket, however the 2014 Moto X amps up the specs to battle the flagship competitors. The Moto X has a 5.2″ AMOLED show, this time operating at full HD 1080p decision. It is wildly colourful with spectacular distinction. The Android 4.4 KitKat telephone will get the improve to Android L and it runs on the Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, similar to different excessive finish telephones. You’ll be able to order it together with your selection of 25 completely different again colours, together with 4 wooden and 4 leather-based choices, and it is among the best trying smartphones cash should purchase. The Moto X is out there as an unlocked GSM telephone with LTE 4G and each AT&T and Verizon promote it too. AT&T, Verizon and unlocked GSM Sept. 2014 iPhone 6 Plus It is Apple’s first phablet, or actually large smartphone in case you hate that label. The iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5″ full HD IPS show that is among the best, lengthy battery life, a loopy slim design and as ever a beautiful unibody aluminum design. The telephone runs iOS 8 on Apple’s twin core, 64 bit A8 processor with multi-core graphics and 1 gig of RAM. You will get it with as much as 128 gigs of storage and in your selection of silver, house grey or gold. Is it a handful? Sure it’s. Is it fantastic for watching movies and enjoying video games? You wager! Editor’s Alternative 2014. All main carriers Sept. 2014 HTC One E8 In case you just like the HTC One M8 however wish to save $100 or do not just like the M8’s metallic casing, the E8 is likely to be for you. It has the identical iconic design because the One M8 together with the BoomSound front-facing stereo audio system and 5″ SLCD 3 full HD show. The truth is, it has the identical Snapdragon 801 quad core 2.3GHz CPU and a couple of gigs of RAM too. The HTC One E8 has a conventional 13Mp rear digicam, entrance 5MP digicam, 4G LTE with Dash Spark, 16 gigs of inside storage and a microSD card slot. The telephone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 software program. Dash Sept. 2014 HTC One M8 for Home windows The HTC One M8 for Home windows: it is every part you liked concerning the HTC One M8… except you are an Android particular person that’s. Given the title, you’ve got already found out that is the Home windows Cellphone model of the M8, and in case you’re a fan of that elegant smartphone, you will be thrilled to listen to the {hardware} hasn’t modified a bit. The HTC One M8 for Home windows has a 5″ full HD show, a quad core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 32 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot and naturally HTC BoomSound stereo front-facing audio system. It runs Home windows Cellphone 8.1 Replace 1 and is initially unique to Verizon Wi-fi, although it will likely be coming to AT&T and T-Cellular. Verizon, AT&T and T-Cellular Aug. 2014 HTC One Remix The HTC One M8’s little brother sports activities an aluminum unibody design and appears very similar to the primary era HTC One. The considerably extra compact and midrange Remix retains the superb BoomSound stereo audio system and SLCD3 show, whereas downsizing to 4.5″ and 1280 x 720 decision. The Remix runs on a quad core Snapdragon 400 CPU with 16 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. It has an excellent 5MP entrance digicam and a 13MP rear digicam. Verizon Aug. 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Sure, it is one other Samsung Galaxy S5 variant. This time we have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, at the moment unique to Dash within the US. It is a extra sporty model of the GS5 that is obtainable in zingy crimson or electrical blue, and it has a grippy outer casing. Inside you will discover the very same internals, battery and digicam because the Galaxy S5 unique taste. The GS5 Sport has a wonderful Tremendous AMOLED 1920 x 1080 show, 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU with Adreno 330 graphics, 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has a microSD card slot, an IR blaster and 4G LTE with world GSM roaming. Dash Aug. 2014 Nokia Lumia 635 It is a wildly reasonably priced 4G LTE Home windows 8.1 smartphone that is obtainable on AT&T and T-Cellular for simply $99 to $168 full retail. It has a 4.5″ IPS show, detachable battery and swappable again cowl shells. The telephone runs on a quad core Snapdragon 400 CPU with 512 megs of RAM and eight gigs of storage, expandable through microSD playing cards. It has Cortana, Microsoft’s new voice assistant, a 5megapixel rear digicam and a GPS with GLONASS. AT&T GoPhone and T-Cellular July 2014 LG G3 The LG G3 is the corporate’s flagship Android smartphone for 2014, and it is a large one, actually and figuratively. Really, for a 5.5″ telephone, it is surprisingly compact, and it is not a lot bigger than the smaller-screen HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5. The G3’s greatest declare to fame is the impressively excessive 2560 x 1440 IPS display–that’s the identical decision as excessive DPI Home windows 8 laptops, however crammed right into a 5.5″ display screen for 538 PPI density. Is that overkill? Certain it’s, but it surely’s nice for advertising and marketing in a world the place higher than HD and 4k are large buzzwords. Editor’s Alternative 2014. All main carriers July 2014 Amazon Fireplace Cellphone Amazon’s first smartphone runs Fireplace OS 3.5 with full entry to Amazon’s many providers, together with Kindle, Prime Prompt Video, Amazon Music and Audible. It has a 4.7″ HD show that is vibrant and really engaging and it has Dynamic Perspective for 3D results. The Fireplace telephone runs on a 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and 32 or 64 gigs of storage. The telephone has an excellent rear 13MP digicam with optical picture stabilization and Amazon’s Firefly function that identifies merchandise, TV reveals and films. AT&T July 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 Energetic The extra rugged sibling to the Samsung Galaxy S5 can face up to a drop of 4 toes onto a flat floor, and it has the GS5’s water and dirt resistance. The Energetic has the identical flagship specs and options as the usual S5 besides it has no fingerprint scanner. It has a vibrant Tremendous AMOLED HD full HD show and it runs on the brand new 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU with 2 gigs of DDR3 RAM. Different options embrace a wonderful 16MP rear digicam, 4G LTE and a detachable again and battery. AT&T July 2014 Asus PadFone X The Asus PadFone has been round for 2 years, however a mannequin hasn’t made it to the US till now. The query is, is it too late or is the timing excellent? The timing is likely to be excellent for adoption by common people who need each a pill and a smartphone and for lovers within the US who weren’t fairly daring sufficient to order an import. The PadFone X is out there on AT&T for simply $199 with contract. That worth nets you each the telephone and the pill dock. Now that is fairly candy. The PadFone X is a flagship stage Android smartphone with a 5″ full HD IPS show, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13 megapixel digicam. The pill dock transforms the Padfone right into a full HD pill. AT&T June 2014 Moto E The Moto E is simply $129, no contract. Wow. For a telephone with a pleasant sufficient design, interchangeable and colourful again covers, the most recent 4.4 KitKat OS, a lovely show and good voice high quality, that is loopy. That is an unlocked GSM world telephone, so you need to use any GSM service’s SIM (there are AT&T and T-Cellular pleasant fashions), and you will get 3G however no 4G LTE. Essentially the most reasonably priced Motorola Android smartphone has a twin core Snapdragon CPU, a 5MP rear digicam and a 4.3″ qHD 960 x 540 show. Unlocked GSM Might 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the producer’s flagship mainstream measurement Android telephone for 2014, and it sports activities a brand new fingerprint scanner and coronary heart price monitor. It has a better of breed 5.1″ Tremendous AMOLED HD show operating at 1920 x 1080 and it runs on the brand new 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU with 2 gigs of DDR3 RAM. As you’d anticipate from Samsung, it’s extremely slim but it has a detachable battery and a microSD card slot. The rear 16 megapixel digicam is among the higher fashions available on the market and it could even shoot first rate 4K video. The GS5 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and software program. It is obtainable on all main and a few regional carriers. Editor’s Alternative 2014. All main carriers April 2014 HTC One M8 We favored the primary HTC One quite a bit, and this yr’s mannequin tackle a lot of its (generally small) shortcomings whereas bringing us probably the most beautiful telephone designs but. The HTC One M8 is or shall be obtainable on all main carriers and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 for a tasteful and light-weight customization of the OS. It is the primary telephone to ship with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU for modest pace positive aspects and it has 32 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot. The 5″ full HD LCD is sharp and vibrant, and the brand new 5 megapixel entrance digicam shall be successful with the video chat crowd and selfie followers. Is it good? Not fairly, but it surely’s ok to win our Editor’s Alternative award. All main carriers April 2014 Nokia Lumia Icon The Nokia Lumia Icon has a hanging 5″ full HD Clear Black OLED show with out of doors brightness mode and heightened contact sensitivity for gloves. Just like the Lumia 1520 and prime Android smartphones, it runs on a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU with Adreno 330 graphics and a couple of gigs of RAM. It has has twin band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and a entrance HD webcam. The 20MP PureView digicam that may shoot DNG RAW information? It is each bit nearly as good as the superb Lumia 1520 digicam. Verizon March 2014 LG G Flex Some people have given the LG G Flex a tough time for being downright odd: it is a curved 6″ Android smartphone with some flexibility to keep away from breaking. The curve truly feels good within the hand, cuts down on glare and makes this in any other case enormous telephone a bit extra manageable. Contained in the specs are all flagship with one exception: a 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage, an enormous battery and a succesful 13 megapixel digicam that may shoot 4k video. However the show decision is comparatively low at 720p, and that hurts. Is that sufficient to doom the G Flex? Learn our assessment to seek out out. AT&T, Dash & T-Cellular Feb. 2014 Sony Xperia Z1S The Xperia Z1S is the T-Cellular model of the well-received Xperia Z1, Sony’s latest flagship Android telephone. The 5″ smartphone has a full HD Triluminos show and a surprising black glass black plus Sony’s signature slim and angular Xperia look. The 20.7 megapixel rear digicam makes this the best decision Android digicam telephone, and picture high quality is certainly wonderful. The Xperia Z1S has prime specs together with a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of inside storage. The telephone has twin band WiFi 802.11ac with WiFi calling and cellular hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS in addition to NFC. T-Cellular (unlocked GSM as Z1) Jan. 2014 BlackBerry Z30 The corporate’s first “large” smartphone, the BlackBerry Z30 is a 5 inch telephone operating BlackBerry OS 10.2. It has a lot in widespread with the 4.2″ Z10: it is a contact display screen slab telephone with a twin core Snapdragon CPU and a 720p show. The Z30 has a 1280 x 720 Tremendous AMOLED show, 4G LTE, an 8 megapixel rear digicam with a quick f/2.2 lens, a micro HDMI port and a microSD card slot for storage enlargement. The construct is classier and jazzier than the Z10, with a carbon fiber sample again and a brushed metallic entrance. Verizon and unlocked GSM Jan. 2014 Moto G We’d like extra telephones just like the Moto G, heaps extra. The Moto G is a properly made, but it is a particularly reasonably priced unlocked GSM smartphone from a trusted producer that sells for simply $179 retail. No contract or fee plans required, it is merely that cheap. After all you will not get flagship specs or an enormous display screen for that worth, but it surely’s an aesthetic trying gadget with good construct high quality, cheap pace and a colourful show. The Android 4.3 telephone has a 4.5″ HD show and it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU with Adreno 305 graphics and a gig of RAM. It is obtainable with 8 or 16 gigs of storage and it has a 5 megapixel rear digicam. Unlocked GSM (works with AT&T and T-Cellular) Dec. 2013 Nokia Lumia 1520 And now for many who need one thing smaller than the Nokia Lumia 2520, we’ve the Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone, launched similtaneously Nokia’s first Home windows pill. The Lumia 1520 has a couple of firsts as properly: it is the primary Home windows telephone phablet, the primary with a full HD show and the primary to sport a quad core processor. Good! Although the 6″ Lumia 1520 is likely to be too large for some, there is not any denying the temptations of a Home windows Cellphone that lastly competes spec for spec with flagship Android telephones. And the Lumia manages to beat most with its 20 megapixel principal digicam with twin LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens. AT&T Dec. 2013 HTC One max The HTC One max is essentially what we anticipated: an even bigger model of the profitable HTC One. That is excellent news and unhealthy: definitely getting much more HTC One in your fingers has attraction if you’re keen on phablets or actually large telephones. The unhealthy information is that we might hoped HTC would push the envelope and enhance specs and options within the 8 months because the 4.7″ HTC launched. The One max has a 5.9″ Tremendous LCD show operating at full HD decision, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 32 gigs of inside storage and the identical 4MP Ultrapixel digicam used within the HTC One. Dash, Verizon Nov. 2013 Google Nexus 5 You get what you pay for, and generally a bit extra when it is a Google Nexus product. The brand new Nexus 5, primarily based very loosely on the beautiful LG G2 and made by LG, is a cut price of a telephone although it is not good. The Nexus 5 has a 5 inch full HD IPS show, the most recent era Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU with Adreno 330 graphics, 2 gigs of RAM, LTE 4G on a bunch of bands, a entrance 1.3MP digicam and a rear 8MP digicam with LED flash. It is bought straight by Google and it is unlocked to be used with any service. No contract required! The 16 gig mannequin is $349 and the 32 gig mannequin is $399, and the telephone is out there in your selection of black or white. Is that this the telephone for you? Learn our assessment and watch our video assessment to seek out out. Unlocked to be used with most carriers Nov. 2013 verykool S470 Not everyone seems to be up for a contract renewal or desires to leap on these new month-to-month fee plans that allow you to get a brand new telephone yearly (or much more often) for a worth. So what occurs in case you break or lose your telephone, otherwise you merely wish to transfer as much as an Android smartphone with out breaking the financial institution? The verykool S470 “Black Pearl” is simply $230 with no contract or dedication and it has a superb function set for the worth: a 720p IPS show, 1.2GHz quad core CPU, twin SIM card slots (full measurement SIM playing cards), 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps and an 8MP rear digicam. Unlocked to be used with GSM carriers Nov. 2013 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 3 There isn’t any denying that the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 3 continues to prime the charts as finest phablet. For the reason that unique Be aware shipped a couple of years again, we have seen occasional competitors for the larger than a telephone however smaller than a pill crown, however Samsung’s mixture of a comparatively compact and light-weight physique, S Pen digital pen and customized software program nonetheless make the Galaxy Be aware 3 the very best phablet on the excessive finish. The third era Be aware has a 5.7″ full HD Tremendous AMOLED show, a really quick 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU with 3 gigs of RAM, our beloved S Pen with notice taking and artwork apps, a succesful 13MP rear digicam and the same old LTE 4G, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11ac. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular, Verizon Oct. 2013 iPhone 5c That is the primary time Apple launched two new iPhone fashions on the identical time: the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. Whereas the iPhone 5c is principally an iPhone 5 in additional playful colours, it is definitely extra thrilling than leaving us with the selection of shopping for this yr’s mannequin or final yr’s at a reduction. The truth is, the iPhone 5c makes us notice how viable that older mannequin nonetheless is, with quick efficiency, the same old wonderful (albeit small) 4″ Retina Show and a succesful 8MP rear digicam. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular, Verizon and unlocked Sept. 2013 iPhone 5s The iPhone 5s options Apple’s new A7 CPU and a quick PowerVR multi-core GPU that is twice as quick because the iPhone 5 and 5c. The most recent flagship iPhone sticks with the Leica impressed metallic design and 4″ Retina Show, and Apple has added a gold shade possibility. The up to date 8MP iSight digicam with bigger pixels takes noticably higher low mild photographs and the entrance FaceTime digicam provides sharper and brighter video chats. The brand new iPhone encompasses a Contact ID fingerprint sensor so you’ll be able to unlock the telephone with a press of a finger. The smartphone runs iOS 7 and as ordinary is out there in 16, 32 and 64 gig capacities. Editor’s Alternative 2013. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular, Verizon and unlocked Sept. 2013 LG G2 That is LG’s finest Android smartphone thus far. From the wonderful 5.2″ full HD IPS show to the succesful 13 megapixel digicam to the brand new super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core 2.26GHz CPU, the telephone is a winner. Regardless of the bigger show, the G2 is not any greater than the smaller-screen Galaxy S4 and HTC One, because of the edge-to-edge show. The telephone has a beneficiant 3,000 mAh battery, twin band WiFi 802.11ac, NFC and a succesful 2.1MP entrance digicam. AT&T, Verizon, Dash and T-Cellular Sept. 2013 Moto X Lastly, an Android smartphone that caters to ergonomics and value with helpful options like an lively sleep display screen that retains you knowledgeable and always-on voice command. The Moto X shall be obtainable on all main US carriers and it has a 4.7″ 1280 x 720 AMOLED show, 1.7GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 Professional CPU with customized processors to deal with voice and movement recognition (Moto calls this their X8 processing platform), 2 gigs of RAM, 16 or 32 gigs of storage, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, NFC, a entrance 2MP digicam and succesful RGBC 10MP rear digicam. AT&T, Verizon, Dash and T-Cellular Sept. 2013 HTC 8XT Lastly, Home windows Cellphone 8 involves Dash within the guise of the fashionable HTC 8XT. An in depth relative of the HTC 8X and 8S, the Dash model has a colourful although not notably excessive decision show, that distinctive tapered HTC design and a boldly coloured mushy contact casing. The telephone has a 1.4GHz twin core Snapdragon 400 CPU with a gig of RAM and eight gigs of inside storage. It has a microSDXC card slot for storage enlargement, LTE 4G, and a really succesful 8 megapixel rear digicam with a bottom illuminated sensor and 1080p video recording. Dash Aug. 2013 Motorola Droid Extremely Verizon and Motorola’s latest Droid for fall 2013 has a lot in widespread with the Moto X. They share the identical Moto X8 cellular computing platform with a twin core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Professional CPU plus contextual computing cores and Adreno 320 graphics. They each provide at all times listening voice command, an lively sleep display screen that retains you knowledgeable they usually have 10MP cameras with an RBGC sensor. The place they diverge is in appears to be like and measurement. That is all Droid with a darkish, masculine and techno look. It has the same old crimson wallpapers and ominous Droid startup sound. Like earlier Moto Droid smartphones it has a Kevlar casing, however this time its encased in your selection of excessive gloss crimson or black. The Extremely has a 5″ AMOLED 720p show. Verizon Aug. 2013 Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Right here within the US, we do not get tablets that do mobile voice as do fortunate shoppers in Europe. The Mega-sized Galaxy with a 6.3″ show is massive sufficient that it may do double responsibility as a small pill. But it is nonetheless a telephone and it has the same old calling options, speaker and built-in mic. It is a mid-range gadget with a reasonably low price ticket, however for many who use information and apps greater than calling, the Mega 6.3 nonetheless has what it takes to be productive. It has a 1.7GHz twin core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 gigs of RAM, 8 gigs of storage and a 1280 x 720 PLS show. AT&T Aug. 2013 Nokia Lumia 1020 The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most recent, biggest Home windows Cellphone 8 flagship smartphone, and it is bought one thing very particular: a 41 megapixel Nokia PureView digicam that reinvents zoom. It is not as cumbersome because the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and it appears to be like very similar to the Lumia 920, full with a curved polycarbonate unibody design, curved Gorilla Glass 3 show and 4.5″ ClearBlack AMOLED show that is out of doors viewable and glove pleasant. The Lumia 1020 is unique to AT&T within the US proper now, and it is obtainable in matte white, black and yellow. It has 4G LTE, twin band WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and a GPS with GLONASS. The digicam has a Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.2 6 ingredient lens and a bottom illuminated sensor. Does it steal the present? In case you’re a shutterbug, the reply is a particular “sure”. AT&T July 2013 Dash Very important The Dash Very important, made by ZTE, is a mid-priced telephone with a giant show, 4G LTE and a refreshingly clear Android expertise. Priced at $99 with contract after rebate, the Very important is a variety of telephone for the worth. You get a vibrant, sharp and colourful 5” show with large viewing angles, a succesful twin core Snapdragon CPU and a 13 megapixel digicam with flash.The Very important runs on a 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and eight gigs of storage. Dash July 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Energetic In case you love the Samsung Galaxy S4 however want a water and dirt resistant smartphone that may survive poolside splashes and an accident with cocoa powder when baking, the Galaxy S4 Energetic is your telephone. It has the identical internals, software program and apps because the non-Energetic mannequin, and which means you get a really quick 1.9GHz quad core processor, 2 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage and Android 4.2.2 with Samsung TouchWiz software program. The telephone has an 8MP digicam (a downgrade from the GS4) however as a comfort it has an underwater picture mode. AT&T July 2013 BlackBerry Q10 That is the BlackBerry that Daring and Curve customers have been ready for. It has a completely fashionable OS that is quick, nice at multi-tasking and safe, and it maintains that {hardware} QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry customers love. For many who discuss and textual content greater than surf the net and watch movies, the BlackBerry Q10 is your telephone. The keyboard is great and the telephone has excellent voice high quality. Inside, it runs on the identical internals because the already launched BlackBerry Z10: 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon CPU, 2 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot. It has 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS and NFC. There is a entrance 2MP digicam and a rear 8MP digicam with HDR. The Q10 runs BlackBerry OS 10.1 and it has a 3.1″ touchscreen. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular, Verizon and unlocked GSM June 2013 LG Optimus G Professional The LG Optimus G Professional grows on us the extra we use it. No pun meant; sure it is a big 5.5″ Android smartphone, however the slender design makes it simpler to hold– it looks like a telephone, simply greater. The G Professional runs on a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, and that is at the moment the quickest CPU available on the market. with 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of inside storage, it is bought prime shelf specs. The detachable battery, microSD card slot and wonderful 13 megapixel digicam spherical up a really strong function set. However the actual promoting factors are the complete HD 1920 x 1080 IPS 5.5″ show and $199 on contract worth that is inexpensive than the Samsung Galaxy Be aware II. AT&T Might 2013 Nokia Lumia 928 Verizon Wi-fi prospects who had a crush on the Nokia Lumia 920: it is your flip now. The brand new Nokia Lumia 928 is now obtainable for $99 on contract, and it is each bit nearly as good because the 920. Nokia has up to date the styling with straight sides and the telephone has misplaced a wee little bit of weight, but it surely retains the 4.5″, 1280 x 768 show spec, excellent 8.7MP PureView digicam and 32 gigs of inside storage. The Lumia 928 has an AMOLED ClearBlack show and it runs on a 1.5GHz twin band Snapdragon S4 CPU. Verizon Might 2013 Sony Xperia ZL The Sony Xperia ZL is the extra reasonably priced and barely smaller sibling to the Xperia Z flagship Android smartphone. The truth is, Sony claims it is the smallest 5″ full HD smartphone available on the market, and we imagine they’re proper. For a telephone with a really massive show it is barely shorter than the 4.7″ HTC One and each narrower and shorter than Sony’s personal Xperia Z. When it comes to internals and show, the ZL is an identical to the Z, but it surely prices a bit much less as a result of it has a plastic again and is not waterproof just like the Z. It runs on a1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Professional CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and it has an excellent 13 megapixel digicam. That is an unlocked GSM telephone with LTE 4G. Unlocked GSM Might 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 That is Samsung’s 2013 flagship Android smartphone. Sure, you might name it an evolutionary gadget, however the brand new options (love ’em or hate ’em) are greater than evolutionary. When a telephone watches you and responds to your actions, that is one thing new and thrilling (and generally loopy making). Maybe it is a revolutionary smartphone trapped in an evolutionary casing? The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 5″ full HD Tremendous AMOLED show, a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 quad core CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and a very good 13 megapixel digicam. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular and Verizon Might 2013 HTC One The HTC One has the proper storm of smartphone options, from its quick and model new Snapdragon 600 quad core CPU to its beautiful full HD 4.7″ show and spectacular UltraPixel digicam that laughs at darkness. Then there’s the hanging aluminum casing that offers the iPhone 5 a run on your cash and wonderful BoomSound stereo audio system up entrance the place they belong. Higher but, it is obtainable on three of the highest 4 US carriers and HTC sells an unlocked GSM version for many who like their autonomy and unlocked bootloaders. Editor’s Alternative 2013. AT&T, T-Cellular, Dash, Verizon and unlocked GSM April 2013 LG Lucid 2 It is laborious to beat free, and the LG Lucid 2 is free on contract with Verizon Wi-fi. On your cash (so to talk) you get a smartphone operating Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and eight gigs of inside storage. The telephone has a pointy 4.3″ IPS qHD show, a microSD card slot and a detachable battery. The telephone has a 5MP rear digicam with HDR that may shoot 1080p video and the same old LTE 4G,WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Verizon April 2013 BlackBerry Z10 The all new BlackBerry OS 10 is right here on RIM’s first new telephone in fairly a while. The BlackBerry Z10 is a slab touchscreen smartphone with a 4.2″ IPS display screen operating at 1280 x 768. It has a detachable battery and microSD card slot, an more and more uncommon set of options. The telephone runs on a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has a 2MP entrance digicam and rear 8MP digicam with LED flash and bottom illuminiated sensor. The Z10 is quick, enjoyable and steady: BlackBerry is off to a superb begin. AT&T, T-Cellular, Verizon and unlocked GSM March 2013 Samsung ATIV Odyssey The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is the producer’s first US Home windows Cellphone 8 smartphone. Out there on Verizon Wi-fi for $49 with contract, Samsung clearly wasn’t taking pictures for a flagship gadget, they usually’ve but to convey the upper finish ATIV S to the US. The ATIV Odyssey is akin to the Galaxy S III Mini and it has a colourful 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show operating at 800 x 480 in a really compact kind. The smartphone runs on the usual Home windows Cellphone 8 internals: a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with a gig of RAM. It has 8 gigs of inside storage and a microSD card slot. It has 4G LTE and a 5 megapixel rear digicam. Verizon Feb. 2012 Pantech Uncover Pantech is not identified for his or her excessive finish telephones, however that is altering with elegantly designed, properly geared up Android smartphones just like the Pantech Uncover. The telephone has a 4.8″ show operating at 1280 x 720 and a smooth design that does not look in the least low-cost although the telephone is barely $49 on contract with AT&T. The Uncover has a 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of inside storage and a microSD card slot. The Uncover has massive side-facing stereo audio system and a 12.6 megapixel rear digicam with LED flash. AT&T Feb. 2012 HTC One X+ How do you make an excellent factor even higher? If it is a smartphone you add a couple of extra cores whereas cranking clock pace, enhance battery capability and cram in 64 gigs of inside storage. That is the HTC One X+, obtainable completely on AT&T within the US. It is the mid-cycle spec bump to maintain the telephone aggressive with the Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G and different excessive finish telephones. The long-lasting unibody polycarbonate design, very good 4.7″, 1280 x 720 Tremendous LCD2 show with 312 ppi pixel density and easy and dependable efficiency are right here from the One X. However the One X+ strikes as much as the brand new NVidia AP37 1.7GHz quad core Tegra 3 CPU, making it sooner than each our US One X with the twin core Snapdragon and the worldwide 1.5GHz Tegra 3 One X. AT&T Jan. 2013 LG Spectrum 2 The LG Spectrum 2 takes excessive finish specs right down to a mid-level worth. At $99 with contract, it has lots of the identical specs and options as $199 Android smartphones just like the Samsung Galaxy S III. The smartphone has a beautiful 4.7″ IPS show operating at 1280 x 720 that is protected by Gorilla Glass. That is the identical decision as different present excessive finish Android smartphone available on the market besides the complete 1080p HTC Droid DNA. It runs on the same old 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of inside storage. The telephone has NFC, a pointy 8MP rear digicam with LED flash and a microSD card slot. Verizon Jan. 2013 HTC Droid DNA Look out Samsung Galaxy Be aware II, there is a new child on the block, a minimum of in case you’re a Verizon Wi-fi buyer, and that is the HTC Droid DNA. The HTC Droid DNA is one among our prime smartphones for 2012. It has a slim and stylish design regardless of the massive 5″ show. That Tremendous LCD 3 show is a powerful 1920 x 1080 decision. The Droid DNA is among the few quad core Snapdragon S4 Android smartphones available on the market, and it earns prime benchmark numbers. The telephone has 16 gigs of storage, a wonderful 8 megapixel digicam, LTE 4G, NFC and it runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4.0+ software program on prime. Verizon Dec. 2012 Nokia Lumia 822 The fashionable HTC 8X Home windows 8 smartphone has some competitors from the a lot inexpensive Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon Wi-fi. Whereas the Lumia lacks the HTC’s eager styling and vibrant shade choices, it is half the worth and provides Nokia’s worth added apps that verge on must-haves. Inside it is all good with the identical 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 twin core CPU that you will discover within the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and excessive finish Android telephones. It has a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of inside storage. The telephone has a succesful 8MP digicam with Carl Zeiss lens and a microSD card slot. Verizon Dec. 2012 Nokia Lumia 810 The Lumia 810 is an in depth relative to the Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon and the Lumia 820 on AT&T. It has a 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED show operating at 800 x 480 decision. The show’s colours, black ranges and contact sensitivity are spectacular, and just like the flagship Lumia 920 on AT&T, it really works with gloves and fingernails. This Home windows Cellphone 8 smartphone runs on a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1 gig of RAM. It has 8 gigs of storage, and you need to use a microSD card to retailer your music, movies and paperwork. The telephone has an excellent 8MP rear digicam with Carl Zeiss lens. T-Cellular Dec. 2012 Samsung Galaxy Be aware II You already know the Samsung Galaxy Be aware was one among our prime picks final yr, proper? Properly, the Samsung Galaxy Be aware II, a 5.5″ smartphone or phablet is even higher. Greater show, a lot sooner CPU than our US first gen Be aware, a greater digicam and extra S Pen options. The Be aware II is out there on all main US carriers, with a $299 price ticket with contract. The Be aware II has a 1280 x 720 Tremendous AMOLED HD show that works with each contact and the included S Pen. It runs on Samsung’s quad core Exynos CPU with MALI 400 graphics and it has 2 gigs of RAM. Different facilities embrace a micro SD card slot, LTE (besides on T-Cellular) and a detachable 3,100 mAh battery. AT&T, Dash, T-Cellular and Verizon Dec. 2012 Google Nexus 4 The Google Nexus 4 Android smartphone hardly wants and introduction. It is Google’s newest and biggest contract-free, pure Google expertise telephone, and it’s extremely fairly priced at $299 for the 8 gig and $349 for the 16 gig. For that worth you get a leading edge Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Professional quad core CPU operating at 1.5GHz, 2 gigs of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 4 is made by LG and shares a lot of its internals with the superb LG Optimus G. It is appropriate with AT&T and T-Cellular voice and 3G HSPA+ within the US. unlocked GSM, T-Cellular Dec. 2012 HTC 8X The HTC 8X Home windows 8 smartphone is among the finest trying and pleasing telephones to carry within the hand. The mushy contact end and pyramid design with tapering sides is cozy and grippy, and the telephone appears to be like like none different available on the market. The HTC 8X has a 4.3″ Tremendous LCD II show with Gorilla Glass operating at 1280 x 720 and it runs on a succesful 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with Adreno 225 graphics. The telephone has a wonderful 8MP rear digicam with bottom illuminated sensor and it makes use of HTC’s ImageChip. Dec. 2012 AT&T, T-Cellular and Verizon Nokia Lumia 920 The Home windows Cellphone 8 flagship smartphone for the launch of Microsoft’s latest telephone OS has a fantastic combo of options. From the super-sharp and vibrant 4.5″ IPS show to an iconic polycarbonate housing in your selection of 5 colours, the Lumia 920 is a candy smartphone. It runs on a 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and 32 gigs of inside storage. It has LTE 4G, twin band WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC. The 8.7 megapixel PureView digicam takes wonderful images and 1080p video and options optical picture stabilization to take the blur out of shaky-handed photographs. The telephone is quick, enjoyable and straightforward to make use of and it will not break the financial institution both. AT&T Nov. 2012 Motorola Droid RAZR M The Motorola Droid RAZR M is every part that the Droid RAZR was, however much less. It is smaller and far inexpensive than the RAZR was at launch. Regardless of the worth, you get most every part that was fascinating concerning the Droid RAZR: a slim design with a Kevlar again, Gorilla Glass and a water-proof nano-coating. It nonetheless packs a 4.3″ Tremendous AMOLED qHD 540 x 960 show, and the CPU has been up to date, so the RAZR M is significantly sooner because of a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU. The $99 with contract smartphones has an 8 megapixel rear digicam, twin band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. Verizon Nov. 2012 LG Optimus G LG’s new flagship telephone has what it takes to battle the competitors from Samsung and HTC. This Android 4.0 smartphone is out there on AT&T and Dash, and it packs a wonderful 1280 x 768 IPS show right into a slim 0.33″ casing with a patterned glass again. That is the primary US smartphone to run the 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm S4 Professional CPU with Adreno 320 graphics and it is by far the quickest in most exams. The telephone has LTE 4G, NFC, twin band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS. The Dash model has a 13 megapixel digicam AT&T model has an 8MP rear digicam. Each run LG’s Optimus UI with compelling options that we truly discover helpful, even when we’re nonetheless not keen on their icon choice. AT&T, Dash Oct. 2012 Motorola Droid RAZR HD The Motorola Droid RAZR was successful final yr on Verizon Wi-fi, and Moto’s again this yr with the pure evolution of that iconic smartphone: the Droid RAZR HD encompasses a bigger, greater decision show and a sooner CPU. And simply as with final yr’s Droid RAZR fashions, there is a MAXX possibility with a bigger battery and a barely thicker casing for $100 extra. The RAZR HD has a 4.7″ Tremendous AMOLED HD show operating at 1280 x 720 and a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 twin core CPU. And sure, there’s Kevlar and Gorilla Glass for attractiveness and sturdiness. Verizon Oct. 2012 iPhone 5 Apple’s newest iPhone is the primary to function a bigger 4″ Retina show with a 16:9 facet ratio that is good for watching TV reveals and video. As ever, it is one of many sharpest shows on the planet, and regardless of the bigger show, the iPhone hasn’t gotten that a lot bigger. The iPhone 5 is out there on AT&T, Dash and Verizon within the US, and all fashions have LTE 4G for very quick information speeds. The iPhone 5 options Apple’s new A6 CPU and triple core GPU that sustain with the quickest Android telephones within the US. It has an 8MP rear digicam that may shoot panoramas and a a lot improved 720p entrance video chat digicam. The iPhone 5 runs iOS 6 and as ordinary is out there in 16, 32 and 64 gig capacities. Editor’s Alternative 2012. AT&T, Dash and Verizon Sept. 2012 Samsung Galaxy Stellar In case you’re on a good finances or are a primary time smartphone purchaser not trying to break the financial institution whilst you check the waters, the Stellar is value a glance. No, it would not have stellar excessive finish options, however you get so much without cost on contract. The smartphone runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with each TouchWiz and newbie-friendly starter UI choices. It has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and entrance and rear cameras. That is an LTE telephone with twin band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS. Verizon Sept. 2012 Pantech Flex The Pantech Flex is a variety of telephone for simply $49.99 on contract with ATT. Quickly to be joined by the equally priced LG Escape; the Flex provides some fairly excessive finish options like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU (the identical as that used on the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X ), LTE 4G and a qHD 4.3″ Tremendous AMOLED show. It is a slim and good trying telephone, and would not have that chunky finances look of earlier Pantech fashions on this worth vary. AT&T Sept. 2012 Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE It is laborious to discover a smartphone with a {hardware} QWERTY keyboard as of late. Fortunately, Motorola nonetheless invests in that kind issue, from the Droid line on Verizon to the brand new Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE on Dash. Although the Photon Q is not fairly as smooth because the Droid, it packs top-notch options like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 CPU (at the moment the highest performing smartphone CPU in US telephones), a gig of RAM, LTE, an 8 megapixel rear digicam plus entrance video chat digicam and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Dash Sept. 2012 T-Cellular myTouch and myTouch Q (by Huawei) T-Cellular’s reasonably priced pair of Android smartphones record for simply $49.99 with contract but they’re succesful if considerably dated smartphones. Each have an identical specs that embrace a 1.4GHz CPU, a 4″ 800 x 480 LCD show that is sharp and 4G with WiFi calling and the Cellular Hotspot function. The myTouch is a a slab design telephone and the myTouch Q has a roomy QWERTY slide-out keyboard. The telephones have a 5MP rear digicam, T-Cellular’s Genius Button they usually run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. T-Cellular Aug. 2012 Samsung Galaxy Be aware (T-Cellular) T-Cellular within the US is the most recent to supply this spectacular Android 4.0 smartphone with a 5.3″ Tremendous AMOLED HD show operating at 1280 x 800 decision. Just like the AT&T model it has a 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm S3 CPU with Adreno 220 graphics, a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. The Be aware has a Wacom twin digitizer with each capacitive contact and an lively digital pen that is exact and stress delicate. The telephone has 4G HSPA+ 42Mbps, a entrance 2MP digicam and a rear 8MP digicam with LED flash. Different goodies embrace twin band WiFi with WiFi calling and cellular hotspot, Bluetooth, a GPS and NFC. T-Cellular July 2012 Motorola Atrix HD The cut price priced Android smartphone with excessive finish options! The Atrix HD appears to be like extra just like the Motorola Droid RAZR than prior Atrix fashions, and which means a beveled Gorilla Glass entrance and Kevlar again. The telephone runs a clear model of Android 4.0.4 on the identical 1.5GHz twin core Qualcomm S4 CPU used within the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III. It has 4G LTE, twin band WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, a entrance video chat digicam and a rear 8MP digicam with LED flash. The ColorBoost 720p LCD show is among the Atrix HD’s finest options: it is colourful and very sharp. AT&T July 2012 Sony Xperia Ion The Xperia Ion may not be getting a variety of advertising and marketing love, but it surely’s a candy telephone. For $99 on contract with AT&T, you get an award successful design with a smooth glass entrance and curved metallic again, LTE 4G and a 12MP digicam. The telephone has a 4.6″ 720p Cellular Bravia show that is merely beautiful, and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon twin core CPU. The unhealthy information? It ships with Gingerbread, however it should get ICS as an over the air improve. AT&T July 2012 HTC Droid Unimaginable 4G LTE Is greater at all times higher? Not for these of you who merely cannot stand carrying at present’s gargantuan telephones.The third era Droid Unimaginable by HTC could also be smaller than the 4.8″ Samsung Galaxy S III and different large boys on Verizon Wi-fi, but it surely has loads of prime notch options. A pointy 4″ Tremendous LCD show operating at qHD decision, a 1.2GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU and a pointy 8 megapixel digicam with BSI sensor and simultaneous 1080p plus nonetheless picture recording grace the function record. It is a video assessment. Verizon July 2012 Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Cellular and Dash variations) The 2012 version of Samsung’s prime of the road Android smartphone encompasses a 4.8″ Tremendous AMOLED 720p show, a really quick 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has a wonderful rear 8MP digicam, clear voice and LTE on the Dash, Verizon and AT&T variations. All main carriers June 2012 HTC EVO 4G LTE That is the telephone to beat on Dash. Like the unique EVO years in the past, it has the precise combo of excellent appears to be like, top quality supplies and prime off the road options that makes for a real flagship smartphone. As you’ll be able to guess from the title, this 4.7″ Android ICS smartphone has LTE 4G, although Dash would not even have an LTE community up and operating but. You may get WiFi and 3G to fall again on till LTE hits your space, and the telephone has NFC with Google Pockets that works now. The EVO 4G LTE runs on a particularly quick but energy frugal Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz CPU that benchmarks close to the highest of our exams. It has 16 gigs of storage and a microSD card slot for enlargement. Additionally on board is HTC’s wonderful 8MP digicam with BSI sensor and a devoted picture processing chip. Dash Might 2012 HTC One X It is laborious to not fall in love with the HTC One X on AT&T. The polycarbonate unibody design is beautiful, the 720p Tremendous LCD wraps across the entrance of the telephone in a present of colours and crispness and the telephone is quick because of Qualcomm’s fourth era Snapdragon “Krait” 1.5GHz CPU with Adreno 220 graphics. If that is not sufficient, the 8MP digicam has a BSI sensor, quick lens, 1080p video recording with neato choices like panorama, sluggish movement video and simultaneous video and picture recording. Oh, and there is quick LTE 4G with HSPA+ to fall again on, nice name high quality and extra. Editor’s Alternative 2012. AT&T Might 2012 LG Viper 4G LTE The LG Viper is Dash’s most reasonably priced LTE smartphone, and it sells for $99 with contract. As well as you get free Dropbox cloud storage and a Google Pockets credit score in your account. As you’d guess, the Viper is a mid-tier telephone, but it surely has a couple of good perks like NFC with Google Pockets and a 700 nit brightness IPS show that appears very sharp and colourful. The telephone has a 4″, 800 x 480 show and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread– sorry, no ICS right here. It is a video assessment. Dash Might 2012 Samsung Focus 2 The Focus 2 is Samsung’s first LTE Home windows Cellphone, and it is extra transportable and reasonably priced than the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II LTE Home windows Telephones on ATT. The Focus 2 has a 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show operating on the ordinary 800 x 480 decision, and it is powered by the identical 1.4GHz Snapdragon second era CPU utilized in many present Home windows Cellphone 7.5 Mango smartphones. The Focus 2 fights the favored Lumia 900 with its low $49.99 price ticket with contract. AT&T Might 2012 Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Dash) The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Dash is among the service’s first LTE telephones. It is the primary Android telephone to run Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too. The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65″ Tremendous AMOLED show operating at 1280 x 720, and it has a twin core 1.2GHz TI CPU with {hardware} graphics acceleration. It is a video assessment. Dash Might 2012 HTC One S The One line is HTC’s new flagship for 2012, and the One S sits on the prime of T-Cellular’s spring lineup. It options an anodized aluminum unibody design that is extremely skinny, and a really quick Snapdragon twin core 1.5Hz CPU primarily based on the brand new 28nm course of. It has a colourful 4.3″ qHD Tremendous AMOLED show and a succesful 8 megapixel digicam that may shoot images whereas additionally taking pictures 1080p video. The smartphone has 42 Mbps HSPA+ on T-Cellular’s community, WiFi Calling and 16 gigs of storage. T-Cellular April 2012 HTC Titan II Sequels aren’t at all times that thrilling, however while you take an already common and strong smartphone and add thrilling options like LTE 4G and a whopping 16 megapixel digicam, you’ve got bought our consideration. The second era Titan on AT&T nonetheless encompasses a 4.7″ Tremendous LCD and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU, however the exterior has gotten a beauty raise with pleasing and un-slippery mushy contact finishes and a curved chin with curved glass. The Titan II has a entrance video chat digicam, and the same old WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. However it’s that large display screen and 16MP digicam that basically steal the present. April 2012 AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 That is Nokia and AT&T’s newest flagship telephone, and it is refreshing to see Home windows Cellphone get the main position. The Lumia 900 appears to be like so much like its little brother the Lumia 800 that is bought abroad. The Lumia 900 stretches the luscious ClearBlack AMOLED show to 4.3″ and provides LTE 4G for quick information. The Nokia is distinctive, engaging and sturdy because of a sculpted unibody polycarbonate housing and Gorilla Glass show. It runs Home windows Cellphone 7.5 Mango on a 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU with 16 gigs of storage, and it has a entrance video chat digicam and a very good 8MP rear digicam. The smartphone sells for simply $99 with contract. AT&T April 2012 LG Lucid Verizon Wi-fi’ prime Android LTE smartphones promote for $199 to $299, so you work there is a catch when a telephone prices on $79 on contract. Within the case of the succesful and really engaging LG Lucid, you truly get a really good Android 2.3 smartphone with severe type. The Lucid has a 4″ IPS show that is very colourful, sharp and vibrant. It has a 1.2GHz twin core Snapdragon CPU that is loads quick and 4G LTE. The telephone has an 800 x 480 show and a 5MP rear digicam. It is a video assessment. Verizon April 2012 ZTE Fury The ZTE Fury on Dash is barely $20 with contract and $220 with out contract, but it surely has a couple of goodies like an IPS Gorilla Glass show, good reception and the same old WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The Fury has a 3.5″ 320 x 480 show (not at all excessive res, but it surely’s sharp), a 1GHz single core Snapdragon CPU and a 5 megapixel rear digicam with LED flash. Dash March 2012 Samsung Galaxy Be aware There’s nothing fairly just like the Galaxy Be aware. This Android smartphone is a pocket pill with a 5.3″ show operating at a powerful 1280 x 800 decision, similar to 10″ Android tablets. Which means the Tremendous AMOLED HD show is extraordinarily sharp and it boasts the same old super-saturated colours and deep blacks. The telephone has a Wacom twin digitizer and comes with a pen that tucks neatly right into a silo. Throw in a pointy 8MP digicam, a quick twin core CPU, a powerful GPS and 4G and you have a tremendous Android smartphone. This assessment covers the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Be aware and the worldwide model. AT&T, Unlocked GSM Jan. & Feb. 2012 Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Love the Droid RAZR on Verizon, however need unimaginable battery life by LTE 4G smartphone requirements? Look no additional than the RAZR MAXX, which is similar telephone because the Droid RAZR however with a 3300 mAh battery. This Android smartphone has a 4.3″ qHD Tremendous AMOLED show and a 1.2GHz twin core CPU. The MAXX is barely 0.35″ thick, and it has an 8 megapixel rear digicam that may shoot 1080p video, LTE 4G, a entrance video chat digicam and 16 gigs of inside storage. It is robust too, because of Gorilla Glass on the entrance and Kevlar on the again. Verizon Feb. 2012 Motorola Droid 4 The long-lived Droid line will get higher with each revision, and the Droid 4 is the primary of the QWERTY Motorola Droids to have 4G LTE on Verizon Wi-fi’ expansive community. The Droid 4 has the very best slider keyboard within the enterprise, with merely luxurious backlighting and wonderful tactile really feel. The Droid 4 runs Android OS 2.3.6 Gingerbread and can get OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4″ qHD show, a 1.2GHz twin core TI CPU, a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. Twin cameras and the same old WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS spherical out the options. In case you’re in want of a keyboard, the most recent Droid is value a glance. Verizon Feb. 2012 LG Spectrum After a lukewarm reception for the LG Revolution, issues are trying up with the well-outfitted Spectrum. This LTE 4G Android smartphone has a beautiful 4.5″ IPS show operating at 1280 x 720 decision and a quick Qualcomm S3 1.5GHz twin core CPU. It has a entrance video chat digicam and a succesful rear 8MP digicam that may shoot 1080p video. Reception on LTE is excellent as are obtain speeds. However doe the Spectrum have what it takes to compete in opposition to Verizon Wi-fi’ different excessive finish Android telephones just like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR household and the HTC Rezound? Learn on to seek out out. Verizon Jan. 2012 Pantech Burst AT&T has been aggressive with their LTE telephone pricing, and the Pantech Burst is their newest nice shock. For under $50 on contract, you get a quick Qualcomm Snapdragon twin core Android smartphone with 4G LTE and a pointy and vibrant 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show. The Burst is not notably skinny but it surely’s not unhealthy trying and it feels and appears properly made. It provides good voice high quality and quick information each on LTE 4G and HSPA+. In case you’re searching for a quick Android smartphone with LTE however do not wish to spend an excessive amount of, remember to take a look at the Burst. AT&T Jan. 2012 Nokia Lumia 710 The Lumia 710 may not be Nokia’s flagship Home windows Cellphone, but it surely’s a fantastic telephone for $49 with contract. This Home windows Cellphone 7.5 Mango smartphone has a pointy 3.7″ ClearBlack show, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU and an excellent 5 megapixel digicam. The Lumia 710 is out there on T-Cellular and it has quad band HSPA+ 4G together with WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. The design is distinctly Nokia, and we just like the rounded corners and complicated curves that you do not normally see on a budget-priced smartphone. Jan. 2012 T-Cellular Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wi-fi is little doubt one of many hottest telephones of 2011. That is the primary time you may get a Google’s reference Android smartphone from one among America’s largest carriers with a contract in retailer simply. It is the primary Android telephone to run Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too. The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65″ Tremendous AMOLED show operating at 1280 x 720, and it has a twin core 1.2GHz TI CPU with {hardware} graphics acceleration. And there is lucsiously quick LTE 4G too. Is it value all of the hype? We would say so. Learn our full assessment to seek out out. Verizon Dec. 2011 Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked GSM) The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is undeniably one of many hottest telephones of 2011. In any case, just like the once-a-year iPhone, there’s just one official Google pure Android expertise telephone annually. The telephone runs on a 1.2GHz TI twin core CPU with a gig of RAM, and it is the primary telephone to run Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a beautiful 720p Tremendous AMOLED show, 16 gigs of inside storage and the quickest digicam we have seen on a smartphone. Alas, just like the Nexus S, there is not any enlargement card slot. Unlocked GSM Dec. 2011 HTC Titan HTC is aware of about livin’ massive, in any case they created the on the time mammoth and floor breaking HTC HD2 and HD7S. Now that large telephones are the pattern, they’ve as soon as once more made one of many largest display screen telephones available on the market: 4.7″. The Titan joins the Samsung Focus S and the Samsung Focus Flash on AT&T as their first wave of Mango smartphones. It has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU, a wonderful 8 megapixel rear digicam and a entrance 1.3 megapixel video chat digicam. Just like the Focus S and Focus Flash, it has HSPA+ 4G 14.4 and the same old WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS that works with Bing Maps and AT&T Navigator. AT&T Dec. 2011 LG Nitro HD The LG Nitro HD is unquestionably a telephone value getting thrilling about. What’s so scorching about this Android smartphone? It has a 720p IPS show, and LG makes some spectacular cellular shows. It runs on the identical twin core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU because the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the marginally decrease clocked HTC Vivid, and it has a wonderful 8 megapixel rear digicam. Good things, no? Higher but, the Nitro HD has true 4G LTE on AT&T. AT&T Dec. 2011 Samsung Focus Flash The Samsung Focus Flash is AT&T’s most reasonably priced second gen Home windows Cellphone operating OS 7.5 Mango. At $49 with a 2 yr contract, it is a cut price. You get the identical 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU discovered within the $199 Samsung Focus S, and the same old Home windows Cellphone requirements like an 800 x 480 decision contact display screen, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a entrance digicam and a GPS that works with Bing Maps and ATT Navigator. It is a video assessment. AT&T Dec. 2011 Samsung Focus S The Samsung Focus S is one among three new Home windows Cellphone Mango 7.5 smartphones on AT&T. It joins the HTC Titan and the smaller and extra reasonably priced Focus Flash, and it options Samsung’s Tremendous AMOLED Plus show for super-rich colours and deep blacks. The Focus S shares a variety of DNA with the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T, and just like the GS II it has a 4.3″ show, an 8 megapixel rear digicam and a really comparable casing. The telephone is barely 0.33″ thick and it weighs simply 3.9 ounces. The Focus S has HSPA+ 14.4 for “4G” on AT&T, Zune music and video, XBOX Stay gaming, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS that works with Bing and AT&T Navigator. AT&T Dec. 2011 HTC Radar 4G The HTC Radar 4G is T-Cellular’s first Home windows Cellphone 7.5 Mango smartphone. It is a second era Home windows Cellphone with center of the highway specs and a worth to match. It is $99 with contract and it has a 1GHz second gen Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 8 gigs of storage and HSPA+ 4G. The telephone has a entrance video chat digicam that works with Tango and a rear 5 megapixel digicam with a quick f2.2 lens with an illuminated backlit sensor. It is a video assessment. T-Cellular Dec. 2011 HTC Vivid The HTC Vivid is a beautiful excessive finish telephone with attractive specs and a vivid (sorry, however it’s) qHD show. Although its 4G LTE launch mate, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, reveals it up in some, however not all, respects, we will nonetheless advocate it, particularly for HTC followers. The HTC Vivid it has a 1.2GHz twin core CPU, a beautiful 4.5″ qHD show and HTC’s excessive finish 8 megapixel digicam with 1080p video recording. It runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 software program. AT&T Nov. 2011 Samsung Captivate Glide Cannot get sufficient Samsung TouchWiz and Tremendous AMOLED goodness? Want the Captivate or Samsung Galaxy S II had a {hardware} keyboard? Samsung’s newest mid to excessive finish Android smartphone on AT&T will get you some keyboard love. The Samsung Captivate Glide has a slide-out {hardware} keyboard married to a 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show, Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1GHz Nvidia twin core Tegra 2 CPU. Not too shappy for $149 with contract. AT&T Dec. 2011 HTC Rezound The HTC Rezound is a member of Verizon Wi-fi’ “large three” group of excessive finish Android smartphones for the vacation 2011 season. It joins the Motorola Droid RAZR and Samsung Galaxy Nexus and has prime specs: it is the US’ first 720p smartphone show, it has a quick 1.5gHz twin core CPU, LTE 4G and a promised improve to Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The telephone has wonderful construct high quality and it comes with a set of Beats Audio earbuds within the field. Verizon Nov. 2011 Nokia Lumia 800 Love the Nokia N9 however afraid of the excessive price ticket, new OS and lifeless finish path? Not downside, the N9’s twin is right here because the Nokia Lumia 800 operating Home windows Cellphone 7.5 Mango. It shares the identical bodily design, polycarbonate unibody design and luscious AMOLED show too. We take the Euro unlocked model for a spin, which fortunately has AT&T 3G HSPA 14.4 for good information speeds. The telephone has a 3.7″ AMOLED Gorilla Glass show that runs at 800 x 480 decision, and 8MP digicam and a 1.4GHz CPU. Unlocked GSM Nov. 2011 Motorola Droid RAZR The Motorola Droid RAZR appears to have all of it; it is the proper date within the telephone world. It is slim, has a tough physique, a blinding Tremendous AMOLED smile and it is sensible too because of a 1.2GHz twin core CPU. This Android smartphone is barely 7.1mm skinny, and it has a 4.3″ show, an 8 megapixel rear digicam that may shoot 1080p video, LTE 4G, a entrance video chat digicam and 16 gigs of inside storage. It has Webtop and is appropriate with the Motorola Lapdock, and it has HDMI out. Is that this sufficient for an enduring relationship? Learn our assessment to seek out out. Verizon Nov. 2011 Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Received LTE? In case you’re an AT&T buyer in one among their fifteen 2011 launch markets, the Skyrocket is an attractive variant within the sucessful Galaxy S II line. The Skyrocket has true 4G LTE with fallback to fairly zippy HSPA+ 21Mbps. The telephone has a 4.5″ Tremendous AMOLED Plus show operating at 800 x 480 decision, and a twin core 1.5GHz CPU that is impressively quick. Throw in a big battery, two wonderful cameras and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on prime of Android OS 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and you have an exhilarating smartphone. The Skyrocket and HTC Vivid are AT&T’s first LTE telephones. Editor’s Alternative 2011. AT&T Nov. 2011 Nokia N9 The Nokia N9 is Nokia’s final hurrah earlier than they make the change to being a Home windows Cellphone producer. It runs their personalized model of the MeeGoo OS that is primarily based on Linux, and it is a completely fashionable and superbly designed touch-based OS. The N9 has a 3.9″ AMOLED show with anti-glare know-how and Nokia’s black know-how. Blacks are deep, colours are vivid and glare is certainly much less of a problem vs. most contact display screen telephones. It is 854 x 480 pixels with Gorilla Glass, an accelerometer and an ambient mild sensor. The telephone runs on a 1GHz CPU. Unlocked GSM Nov. 2011 HTC EVO Design 4G An reasonably priced EVO with WiMAX 4G and a chic, top quality design. That is the HTC EVO Design 4G. It has HTC’s signature liberal use of metallic and mushy contact finishes and it feels strong within the hand. The telephone has a 4″ qHD Tremendous LCD, and which means it is sharp trying and likewise extra pocketable. This $99 with contract telephone has a 1.2GHz single core Snapdragon CPU, entrance video chat digicam and a rear 5 megapixel digicam with LED flash that may shoot 720p video. Voice high quality is nice and HTC Sense 3.0 is on board on your UI pleasure. The telephone helps the complete vary of Dash providers together with Dash TV and Dash Music Plus. Dash Oct. 2011 iPhone 4S The iPhone 4S hardly wants an introduction: it is Apple’s newest and biggest (sure biggest) iPhone but, and it is obtainable on three of the massive 4 carriers. Every service makes use of the identical {hardware}, with solely software program and firmware variations setting them aside. The iPhone 4S has a twin core Apple A5 CPU that is twice as quick because the iPhone 4, and it is obtainable in three storage capacities. It makes use of the identical 3.5″ Retina Show because the iPhone 4, and it has an improved 8 megapixel digicam that may shoot 1080p video. It runs the brand new iOS 5 working system and it has the exceptional Siri voice-activated private assistant. AT&T, Dash and Verizon Oct. 2011 Motorola Atrix 2 The Motorola Atrix 2 has crept out from underneath the iPhone 4S’ coattails this weekend for a mere $99 on contract. That does not imply the Atrix 2 is not a wonderful excessive finish Android smartphone. What’s improved from the unique Atrix? The Atrix 2 has a bigger 4.3″ qHD show that is extra colourful and brighter. Textual content is simpler to learn on the bigger show, and films are extra gratifying too. The telephone has HSPA+ 21 Mbps, and we certainly bought sooner speeds vs. 14.4 Mbps AT&T. The Atrix 2 has Webtop and works with the non-compulsory Lapdock 100 that turns it right into a an ultraportable pocket book of kinds. AT&T Oct. 2011 HTC Rhyme HTC and Verizon market this telephone to ladies as a result of it is available in a beautiful plum shade, is properly accessorized and it is not too enormous. It is a fashionable unibody telephone with a 3.7″ 800 x 480 show, a 1GHz single core Snapdragon CPU and twin cameras. It is a 3G telephone and it runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread. It comes with a dock, earbuds and an LED attraction that signifies incoming calls and different notifications. It is a video assessment. Verizon Oct. 2011 Pantech Breakout Verizon Wi-fi’ 4G LTE telephones have been a bit expensive, averaging $299 with contract. The Pantech Breakout is their first budget-priced LTE Android smartphone, and also you’re most likely questioning what is the catch. The Breakout has mid to excessive midrange specs that embrace a 1GHz single core CPU, a 4″ 800 x 480 capacitive contact display screen, a 5 megapixel digicam that may document 720p video, a entrance video chat digicam and naturally 4G LTE on Verizon’s community. Not too shabby for $99 with contract. Verizon Oct. 2011 HTC Amaze 4G The Amaze is the improved model of the favored HTC Sensation 4G on T-Cellular. It has a sooner CPU, sooner 4G and a greater digicam. This Android smartphone has a qHD Tremendous LCD show and it runs on a 1.5GHz twin core Snapdragon CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of inside storage. It has an excellent 8 megapixel rear digicam that may shoot 1080p video and a entrance 2MP video chat digicam. It is a video assessment. T-Cellular Oct. 2011 Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Cellular) On this video assessment we check out T-Cellular’s model of the highly regarded Samsung Galaxy S II. Just like the Dash model, it has a 4.5″ Tremendous AMOLED Plus show and it is super-thin. The smartphone runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread and has the usual wonderful Galaxy S II 8 megapixel rear digicam and a entrance video chat digicam. T-Cellular went with a twin core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU as an alternative of Samsung’s finest at school Exynos CPU for compatibility with the telephone’s 42 Mbps HSPA+ 4G chipset. How’s efficiency when it comes to CPU and 4G pace? Try our assessment to seek out out. T-Cellular Oct. 2011 Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T) One of many hottest excessive finish telephones of 2011 has made it to AT&T, and it is just about unchanged from the abroad model. That is not a nasty factor because the telephone retains the manageable but capacious 4.3″ Tremendous AMOLED Plus show and super-fast Samsung Exynos twin core 1.2GHz CPU that units a brand new restrict for pace. This Android super-phone has an 800 x 480 capacitive contact display screen, 4G HSPA+, an admirable 8 megapixel principal digicam plus entrance video chat digicam. Did we point out that it is actually pencil-thin? The Samsung Galaxy S II has earned our Editor’s Alternative award, and needs to be in your brief record when looking for a smartphone on AT&T. Editor’s Alternative 2011. AT&T Sept. 2011 Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Contact Dash is first to market with a US model of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and it is a winner. They’ve elevated the show a bit to a pocket stretching 4.5″, and it is nonetheless that super-rich Tremendous AMOLED Plus know-how. The telephone has a twin core 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos CPU with GPU, and it is by far the quickest cellular CPU in a transport telephone. The smartphone runs Android OS 2.3.4 with Samsung TouchWiz software program, and it has 16 gigs of inside storage together with WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. The telephone has 4G WiMAX and 3G on Dash’s community, and a beefy battery to fight the drain. Dash Sept. 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G Now you may get your sport on with Sony Ericsson’s first Ps Licensed telephone on AT&T in addition to Verizon. AT&T has bargain-priced this succesful Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone at $50 with contract. It has a slide-out Ps controller that is a working copy of the console controller. It makes gaming way more gratifying and you may choose from a wholesome number of titles within the Market as soon as you’ve got performed via the included video games. The Xperia Play has a second gen 1GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 205 graphics, a completely pretty 4″ capacitive contact display screen, 4G and twin cameras. AT&T Sept. 2011 Motorola Droid Bionic We’re undecided if the Bionic can rule all machines for lengthy, however for proper now, it is prime canine amongst Android telephones. The Droid Bionic has all of it: a twin core 1GHz CPU, LTE 4G on Verizon Wi-fi, a 4.3″ qHD show and an 8MP digicam. There’s loads of on-board storage plus a 16 gig microSD card, a entrance video chat digicam and a beefy battery that Moto in some way managed to squeeze into the Bionic’s 0.4″ skinny chassis. Can we like the most recent Droid? Sure we do, and it is value a severe look in case you’re available in the market for a flagship Verizon smartphone. Verizon Sept. 2011 BlackBerry Torch 9850 RIM’s all new full touchscreen telephone runs BlackBerry OS 7 on the identical 1.2GHz CPU because the Daring 9930 and Torch 9810. It has a 3.7″, 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch show that is very sharp and vibrant. There isn’t any {hardware} keyboard right here, however the digital one is fairly first rate, and the telephone is quick. It has a 5 megapixel autofocus digicam, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. It is a world telephone with a GSM SIM card slot. Dash and Verizon Aug. 2011 Motorola Photon 4G One among our prime picks amongst Dash’s late summer time 2011 Android smartphones, the Motorola Photon 4G has a pointy 4.3″ qHD show, an 8 megapixel digicam, HDMI-out and 16 gigs of inside storage. That is each a world telephone with GSM for roaming and a WiMAX 4G smartphone. It runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU. Dash Aug. 2011 BlackBerry Daring 9900 It has been fairly a while since RIM launched a brand new BlackBerry smartphone. Now we have three new touchscreen ‘Berries launching collectively. On this assessment we have a look at T-Cellular model of the Daring 9900. That is undoubtedly RIM’s finest BlackBerry but, with an ideal keyboard, capacitive contact display screen, 1.2GHz CPU and loads of RAM. The Daring 9900 has 4G HSPA+ and a a lot improved internet browser with a extra social BBM. T-Cellular Aug. 2011 Samsung Conquer 4G When a brand new 4G telephone comes out on Dash, it normally sells for $199 or extra with contract. The Samsung Conquer 4G sells for simply $99 at launch, but it surely has some options you’d anticipate from a costlier telephone like 4G WiMAX, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread (minus TouchWiz) and strong name high quality. In case you’re after a 4G telephone on Dash and don’t desire the yr previous HTC EVO 4G or a QWERTY slider within the $99 bracket, the Conquer 4G is value a glance. Dash Aug. 2011 HTC Wildfire S In case you’re searching for your first touchscreen smartphone, want small telephones or simply do not wish to spend a lot cash (free through T-Cellular.com is tough to beat), the HTC Wildfire S sings its tiny siren music to you. This small, light-weight however fashionable telephone has all of the Android fundamentals, although it is show decision and CPU are a bit outdated. It feels responsive in on a regular basis duties although, and we like that it runs Android OS 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense, which is newbie-friendly. T-Cellular Aug. 2011 LG Thrill 4G The LG Thrill 4G is a tough smartphone to beat for $99. it is bought all of the excessive finish trimmings, together with a glasses-free 3D show and 5 megapixel 3D digicam. The Thrill has a 4.3″ show and it runs on a twin core 1GHz CPU with Android OS 2.2 Froyo and LG’s pleasing UI customizations. The telephone is massive and solidly constructed, with LG’s signature mushy contact again that is highlighted with a metallic strip that homes twin digicam lenses and an LED flash. It has HSPA+ 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. We notably just like the number of 3D apps and LG’s adjustable 3D impact. It is quick, 3D is enjoyable and that is the primary telephone that makes us need 3D. AT&T Aug. 2011 BlackBerry Torch 9810 The Torch 9810 is AT&T’s second era Torch with a a lot sooner CPU, the next decision show and the brand new BlackBerry 7 OS. The smartphone has a really strong slider, wonderful construct high quality and a really sharp VGA capacitive contact display screen. Different goodies embrace a a lot improved internet browser, BBM 6 with new social integration, a greater digicam that may shoot 720p video and HSPA+ 4G. The Torch retains up with the massive boys because of its 1.2GHz CPU, 768 megs of RAM and eight gigs of inside storage. It is a Torch on steroids. AT&T Aug. 2011 BlackBerry Daring 9930 It has been fairly a while since RIM launched a brand new BlackBerry smartphone. Now we have three new touchscreen ‘Berries launching collectively. On this assessment we have a look at Verizon Wi-fi’ model of the Daring 9900, that goes underneath the 9930 heading to point it is the CDMA model of the most recent Daring. That is undoubtedly RIM’s finest BlackBerry but, with an ideal keyboard, capacitive contact display screen, 1.2GHz CPU and loads of RAM. The Daring 9930 has a 5 megapixel digicam that may shoot 720p video, a a lot improved internet browser and a extra social BBM. Verizon Aug. 2011 T-Cellular myTouch 4G Slide The myTouch line has developed from mid-range Android smartphones to prime canine standing on T-Cellular. The myTouch 4G Slide is a well-made telephone with excessive ends specs like a 1.2GHz twin core CPU, 768 megs of RAM and an 8 megapixel digicam with backlit sensor that takes nice images and 1080p video. If QWERTY {hardware} keyboards are a should, do take a look at the 4G Slide. T-Cellular July Motorola Droid 3 Are you a member of the Droid a yr membership? This is the most recent entry from Verizon Wi-fi and Motorola, the Droid 3. It is an evolutionary step from previous Droids, however that does not imply we do not actually like this top quality QWERTY slider Android smartphone. Past the same old wonderful supplies and mushy contact end, we love the brand new 5 row keyboard, and the combo of Android OS 2.3 and a twin core 1GHz CPU maintain this telephone transferring quick. The bigger show runs at qHD decision, and as per ordinary, Motorola squeezes notably good speeds out of the Droid 3’s 3G radio. Just like the Droid 2 World, the Droid 3 is able to GSM roaming abroad. Verizon July 2011 HTC Standing (Video Evaluation) HTC and AT&T’s reasonably priced and cute QWERTY messenger is the closest you will get to a Fb telephone. It has a Fb button that launches the app, and it helps Fb chat. There’s loads of different social networking and messaging goodness on this compact Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with HTC Sense software program. We like the superb {hardware} keyboard, however the 2.6″ show is a bit small. The Standing has a entrance video chat digicam and a rear 5 megapixel autofocus digicam that takes first rate photographs. The telephone has the same old GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth, and it runs on an 800MHz CPU. AT&T July 2011 HTC EVO 3D The HTC EVO 4G is a tough act to comply with. Dash’s former flagship telephone was an actual crowd pleaser because of its on the time quick CPU, massive show and 4G. How do you prime that? Double the cores whereas rising CPU pace, elevate show decision and throw in a 3D show and digicam. That is the EVO 3D, a 1.2 GHz twin core Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with WiMAX 4G, a qHD4.3″ show and a glassless 3D show (don’t be concerned, it does 2D too). The telephone is constructed like a tank, but it is good trying and it is slim regardless of the beefy battery inside. In case you’re searching for the brand new flagship telephone on Dash, that is it. Dash June 2011 Samsung Exhibit 4G The Samsung Exhibit 4G is a humiliation of riches at a cut price worth. For $99 with contract and $299 with out contract, you get a variety of excessive finish options like an 800 x 480 show, a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and 4G HSPA+. The Exhibit has entrance and rear cameras, WiFi calling and WiFi cellular hotspot, Bluetooth and a GPS. It runs Android OS 2.3 Ginberbread. T-Cellular June 2011 HTC HD7S AT&T’s fourth Home windows 7 gadget comes virtually 8 months after they launched their intial trio of Microsoft’s utterly new smartphone lineup. The HD7 is an improved model of T-Cellular’s HD7 with an upgraded 4.3″ Tremendous LCD, a tweaked 5 megapixel digicam and the “no do” OS replace pre-installed. We undoubtedly love the massive show for gaming and video watching too with the kickstand deployed. The HD7S is a superb Netflix telephone, a powerful XBOX gaming smartphone and it handles music superbly. Since it is a Microsoft OS, you’ll be able to rely on MS Change and a strong MS Workplace suite. As at all times, we completely benefit from the Metro UI, and HTC’s elegant and strong industrial design. AT&T June 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Get your sport on with Sony Ericsson’s first Ps Licensed telephone. This Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone has a slide-out Ps controller that is a working facsimile of the console controller. It makes gaming way more gratifying and your characters will not fall prey to insufficient contact display screen controls when enjoying appropriate video games. The telephone comes with 6 video games and you may obtain and purchase 50 extra from Verizon’s V Solid App retailer. The Xperia Play has a second gen 1GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 205 graphics, a completely pretty 4″ capacitive contact display screen, 3G and twin cameras. In case you’re a gamer, you need to take a look at this telephone. Verizon June 2011 HTC Sensation 4G T-Cellular and HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone is tough to not love. It is bought a beautiful and fashionable unibody design, the most recent Android telephone OS and a 4.3″ qHD 960 x 540 pixel show vs. the same old 800 x 480. The twin core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 220 graphics retains issues like 1080p video, 3D video games and Adobe Flash buzzing alongside easily and the primary 8 megapixel digicam may even shoot 1080p video. That is the primary US telephone to run HTC Sense 3.0, and we give it a thumbs for usefulness and attractiveness. The Sensation 4G it has 4G HSPA+ and a cellular hotspot function together with the same old WFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a GPS. T-Cellular June 2011 Motorola XPRT Dash’s model of the Droid Professional on Verizon is the next finish QWERTY-bar Android smartphone with a 3.1″ show, Android OS 2.2 Froyo with Motoblur software program and a 1GHz CPU. It has 3G EV-DO Rev. A and GSM for world roaming. In case you’re trying to transfer from a BlackBerry, the XPRT desires you. Dash June 2011 LG Revolution Verizon’s third 4G LTE telephone has a 1GHz single core Snapdragon CPU, a 4.3″ capacitive contact display screen and 16 gigs of inside storage. It runs on Android OS 2.2 Froyo with software program customizations by LG that we like total. This is among the few Android telephones to ship with Netflix pre-installed and mixed with 4G, it is a transportable film lover’s dream. Just like the Droid Cost and HTC Thunderbolt, this can be a massive telephone and battery life is LTE-challenged. The Revolution has a entrance 1.3MP video chat digicam and rear 5MP principal digicam together with the same old WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Verizon June 2011 Motorola Droid X2 The unique Droid X was one among our prime picks amongst Android telephones in 2010. The Droid X2 updates the CPU and show whereas leaving the elegant design and top quality supplies alone. We aren’t complaining; as sequels go, the Droid X2 is strong. It has a twin core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, a superb serving to of inside storage and a really sharp qHD 540 x 960 pixel 4.3″ show. The telephone runs on Android OS 2.2 with a tasteful dose of Motorola software program, and it has 3G EV-DO Rev. A. Different facilities embrace HDMI out, an 8 megapixel digicam that may shoot 720p video, Bluetooth, WiFi and a GPS. In case your want for pace expresses itself in CPU lust slightly than 4G obtain speeds, this Moto is value a glance. Verizon Might 2011 HTC Trophy Verizon’s first Home windows 7 telephone is strong: it has HTC’s ordinary elegant styling and good construct high quality, world GSM roaming capabilities and Redmond’s new telephone OS that we actually like. The Trophy has a 3.8″, 800 x 480 capacitive contact display screen, a 1GHz CPU, 16 gigs of storage and a 5 megapixel digicam. It has 3G on Verizon together with WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo and a GPS. Like all Home windows Cellphone 7 smartphone, it has XBOX gaming and Zune music and video providers. Verizon Might 2011 HP Veer 4G One of many smallest smartphones on the planet, the diminutive Veer weighs simply 3.6 ounces and can slot in a tiny denims pocket. It appears to be like like a miniature Palm Pre Plus and does all the identical issues the Pre does too. Although usability suffers while you shrink a telephone this a lot, the Veer may attraction to these upgrading from options telephones and people who despise behemoth smartphones. The Veer 4G runs webOS 2.12 on an 800MHz CPU and it has 4G HSPA. Different goodies embrace WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, a GPS and 5 megapixel digicam. AT&T Might 2011 Samsung Infuse 4G The Infuse 4G is a straightforward telephone to fall in love with: it has a beautiful and large 4.5″ Tremendous AMOLED Plus show but it’s extremely slim and doubtlessly pocketable. This Android OS 2.2 Froyo smartphone runs Samsung TouchWiz on a 1.2GHz Hummingbird CPU with graphics acceleration that certainly hums alongside properly. The battery capability verges on prolonged with 1750 mAh of energy and the telephone has HSPA+ 21 Mbps 4G with HSUPA uploads (no pace cap right here). Throw in 16 gigs of storage and two cameras with an excellent 8 megapixel rear principal digicam and you have a summer time blockbuster on AT&T. AT&T Might 2011 Nexus S 4G The quick, clear and engaging Nexus S has made its approach to Dash and gained 4G within the course of. The Nexus S 4G, just like the GSM model, stays one among our favourite smartphones, despite the fact that it is not a brand new child on the block. 4G is a really welcome addition and the Nexus S 4G has a vivid 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show, 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU, NFC, each entrance and rear cameras and 16 gigs of storage. Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread steals the present right here in its pure kind, full with Gtalk video chat. Since it is a Google branded telephone (although made by Samsung), well timed OS updates needs to be yours with this telephone. Dash Might 2011 Droid Unimaginable 2 HTC’s second era Unimaginable is a very strong Android smartphone that is eclipsed by flashier large display screen 4G telephones on Verizon. That does not imply it is not a strong purchase, particularly in case you’re searching for a Verizon Wi-fi telephone with GSM capabilities for world roaming. The Unimaginable 2 has a 4″ Tremendous LCD contact display screen that is very sharp, a second era 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, entrance and rear cameras with 8 megapixels of goodness on the rear, and it runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo with HTC’s wonderful Sense software program. It is good trying and properly made too. Verizon Might 2011 Droid Cost Verizon’s second 4G LTE telephone is made by Samsung and it boasts their best-in-class 4.3″ Tremendous AMOLED show that places HD plasma TVs to disgrace. The Cost has very quick 4G on Verizon’s ever-expanding LTE community and it runs on a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU with {hardware} graphics acceleration. This Droid is s sharpshooter with twin cameras, and the rear digicam takes sharp photographs and 720p video. The Cost will set you again $299 with contract– much more than the direct competitor HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon. Is it value the additional bucks? Learn our assessment to seek out out. Verizon April 2011 Kyocera Echo First a twin display screen pocket book within the Acer Iconia 6120, and now a twin display screen Android telephone. The Kyocera Echo obtained a minor bashing after it was introduced, however now that we have had it hands-on for per week, it is truly a reasonably revolutionary and helpful smartphone. The Echo has two 800 x 480 pixel, 3.5″ shows and it could run dueling apps or span an app throughout all the show. It runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, has 3G and a 5 megapixel shooter that may take 720p video. The design may not win a Milan design award, but it surely has a sure Steampunk look that simply may develop on you. Dash April 2011 T-Cellular LG G2x Occasionally, a producer actually surprises us in a great way. LG, who’d been banished to entry and mid-tier telephones, has provide you with an Android superphone that is received our Editor’s Alternative award. Certain, the specs look nice, however extra importantly every part simply works properly and the supplies and construct high quality are downright elegant. The G2x is T-Cellular’s newest flagship telephone, and it is the cousin to the LG Optimus 2x abroad. It has a twin core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, a very pretty 4″ IPS show operating at 800 x 480 decision, 4G HSPA+, an 8 megapixel shooter than can do 1080p video plus a entrance video chat digicam. Mix that with pure Android 2.2 Froyo and strong battery life, and you have the T-Cellular G2x by LG. T-Cellular April 2011 Sidekick 4G The spirit of the Sidekick lives on because of Samsung and T-Cellular. Samsung has taken the sturdy, text-loving Sidekick design and infused it with the facility and flexibility of Android. The Sidekick 4G runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo on a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. It has 4G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth and a 3 MP digicam. Slide up the three.5″, 800 x 480 capacitive show to disclose a roomy full QWERTY keyboard. T-Cellular April 2011 HTC Thunderbolt The HTC Thunderbolt is Verizon’s newest flagship Android smartphone. The Thunderbolt has Verizon’s wickedly quick 4G LTE for obtain speeds starting from 8 to fifteen megs on the telephone and generally sooner when utilizing the WiFi hotspot sharing utility that gives a broadband connection to your pocket book, iPad or different gadget. We love the massive 4.3″ show and kickstand that permits you to relax and watch streaming motion pictures comfortably and the telephone’s quick second gen Snapdragon CPU. The 8 megapixel rear digicam takes sharp photographs and 720p video and there is a front-facing digicam as properly. The Thunderbolt is not good, but it surely is among the prime smartphones available on the market proper now. Verizon March 2011 HTC Arrive Dash’s first Home windows Cellphone 7 smartphone is one among our favorites. The {hardware} design and high quality are typical top-notch HTC and the distinctive hinge is strong. The Arrive runs the up to date model of Home windows Cellphone 7 that provides copy and paste together with a couple of different enhancements, and it has 3G EV-DO. Rev. A. Specs are typical for the platform with a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, 16 gigs of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS and a 5 megapixel digicam that may shoot 720p video. The Arrive has a 3.6″ show and an excellent QWERTY keyboard. Dash April 2011 Motorola Atrix 4G The Motorola Atrix is at the moment the quickest Android telephone available on the market, and it is probably the most revolutionary because of a line of super-accessories just like the Lapdock and HD Multimedia dock that flip it right into a laptop computer or desktop pc of kinds. It is all powered by Webtop Linux which runs easily on the twin core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU. The Atrix additionally has the best decision amongst Android telephones with a 4″, 960 x 540 pixel show. It runs on Android OS 2.2 Froyo with Motoblur software program and it has 4G HSPA+. AT&T March 2011 Nokia E7 The keyboarded companion to the Nokia N8 is right here and it boasts very good {hardware} and a very good QWERTY keyboard. The design and really feel are prime notch, however Symbian ^3 nonetheless lags behind extra fashionable cellular working methods in terms of person interface and contact interplay. Nonetheless, it is laborious to beat the E7’s 8 megapixel digicam, elegant hinge design and 4″ AMOLED SuperBlack capacitive contact display screen. The E7 is bought unlocked to be used with any GSM service, and it has each T-Cellular and AT&T 3G HSDPA. Unlocked GSM March 2011 Samsung Galaxy S 4G Consider the Galaxy S 4G as a souped-up 2011 Samsung Vibrant. The Galaxy S 4G provides the most recent facilities together with a entrance video chat digicam that works with Qik, 4G HSPA+, a beefier battery and Android OS 2.2 Froyo with Flash 10.1. It has a brand new again design to stop unintentional drops and it appears to be like cool too. In any other case it is enterprise as ordinary with a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, vivid 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show, WiFi together with hotspot tethering and WiFi calling, Bluetooth and a strong GPS. T-Cellular Feb. 2011 HTC Encourage 4G AT&T is getting severe with Android now that their iPhone exclusivity is over, and the Encourage 4G is one pretty excessive finish Android telephone at an affordable worth. The Encourage 4G has HSPA+ 4G, a pointy 4.3″ SLCD show operating at 800 x 480 decision and a second gen 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. The unibody aluminum alloy physique is luxurious and the 8 megapixel digicam with twin LED flash does 720p video with aplomb. The Encourage runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense software program. It is shortly turn out to be one among our favourite Android smartphones. AT&T Feb. 2011 HTC EVO Shift 4G That is the keyboarded companion to Dash’s wildly profitable HTC EVO 4G. Not like the unique EVO, the Shift 4G is not a prime of the road superphone, however slightly a solidly constructed mid to excessive tier QWERTY Android telephone that is properly suited to enterprise. It has an 800MHz second gen Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, an 800 x 480 pixel 3.6″ capacitive multi-touch show and a 5 megapixel digicam. It runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense software program. The Shift has each 3G EV-DO Rev. A and WiMax 4G with Dash’s WiFi hotspot function. Dash Jan. 2011 iPhone 4 (AT&T) iPhone 4 (Verizon) It is June and you recognize what which means: a brand new iPhone mannequin. The iPhone 4 as soon as once more had 1000’s of individuals standing in line at completely ungodly hours, ready and hoping to get Apple’s newest marvel toy. And the iPhone 4 is undoubtedly the very best iPhone but with a surprising industrial design, very good construct high quality, a wonderful digicam and free video chatting over WiFi. The Retina Show is extraordinarily sharp and straightforward on the eyes and the smartphone could be very quick. However all is not good with the iPhone 4, and that offers the competitors a little bit room to breath.

AT&T and Verizon

Motorola Cliq 2 The unique Motorola Cliq wasn’t all that, however the brand new Cliq 2 is a special animal. For $99 with contract, you get a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, a 3.7″ multi-touch 854 x 480 show, 3G with 3G Cellular Hotspot and Wi-Fi calling, and the same old trio of Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and a GPS. The 5 megapixel autofocus digicam with twin LED flash takes sharp photographs and the telephone runs properly on Android OS 2.2 Froyo with Motoblur software program. T-Cellular Jan. 2011 Samsung Nexus S The second Google telephone is the comply with as much as the Nexus One and it is an developed model of the Samsung Galaxy S, this time operating Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread. Masterminded by Google and produced by Samsung, the Nexus S sticks with the profitable Samsung Android superphone recipe: 4″ Tremendous AMOLED show that is better of breed, 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU with {hardware} graphics acceleration, 5 megapixel digicam, 3G HSDPA 7.2 for T-Cellular US and abroad and 16 gigs of storage. This gloss black telephone is horny and slippery, and it is bought unlocked although it really works finest with T-Cellular within the US. It is the primary Android OS 2.3 telephone and it provides a couple of new {hardware} options together with NFC (Close to Subject Communications), a curved Contour show. If you need a pure Android expertise in an unlocked telephone with excessive finish specs, do take a look at the Nexus S. Unlocked GSM (avail. with T-Cellular contract and 3G) Dec. 2010 LG Optimus S The LG Optimus S is Dash’s most reasonably priced Android smartphone; in actual fact it sells for lower than some function telephones. That does not imply it is junk, in actual fact it is a strong Android smartphone that runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo on a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. The Optimus S is a part of the Dash ID trio of telephones that makes customization of software program and widgets simple primarily based in your pursuits. The Optimus S has a 3.2″ HVGA capacitive multi-touch show, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 3.2 megapixel digicam. It is a video assessment of the telephone. Dash Nov. 2010 Samsung Focus The Focus is the most popular Home windows 7 Cellphone on AT&T because of its beautiful Tremendous AMOLED show, slim design and person accessible microSD card slot. The show has eye-popping colours, is sharp and is sort of viewable open air. The Focus, like all Home windows 7 telephones has a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU with graphics acceleration, loads of inside storage, a 5 megapixel digicam that takes very good photographs, a GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11n. Of the primary launch group of US Home windows 7 telephones, the Focus is our favourite. AT&T Nov. 2010 BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 Because of Verizon’s cut price pricing, the most recent Curve is probably the most reasonably priced BlackBerry smartphone at introduction. That is to not say it is tacky, in actual fact the design and supplies are the very best but on the entry stage Curve line. The Curve 3G is upgradable to BlackBerry OS 6, and that is its most fun function. Sadly, it nonetheless ships with OS 5, however we’re hoping the improve shall be out quickly. The truth is, we upgraded our telephone with a pre-release versionof OS 6 for the Curve 3G and we favored what we noticed. our assessment features a video assessment of the Curve 3G operating OS 6 and a video with OS 5. The Curve has 3G EV-DO Rev. A, a 2 megapixel digicam, QVGA show, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and RIM’s ordinary wonderful QWERTY keyboard.

Verizon

Sept. 2010

Samsung Wave The Wave is Samsung’s first smartphone operating their new bada OS. In case you crossed the Samsung Jet’s OS and software program with Android, you’d have one thing like bada. The {hardware} is prime notch with a 3.3″, 800 x 480 pixel Tremendous AMOLED show that may toast your retinas with shade and light-weight. Different commonplace superphone facilities embrace a 1GHz processor, a pointy 5 megapixel digicam that may shoot 720p video, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. That is an import GSM quad band world telephone, and which means no contract subsidies via your US service and no US 3G. Nonetheless, it is fascinating to see how bada has turned out and what Samsung can do with excessive finish {hardware} design. Unlocked GSM July 2010 LG Octane No, the function telephone is not lifeless but, particularly the QWERTY messaging type. And the LG Octane follows within the footsteps of the long-lived and profitable LG enV line of horizontal QWERTY flips telephones that appear to be micro laptops when open. This Verizon telephone encompasses a bigger outer dial pad and an LCD plus an inside QVGA show and full QWERTY keyboard. The specs are according to the enV Contact (minus contact display screen) and the telephone has 3G, a 3.2 megapixel digicam, V Solid Video, a GPS with VZ Navigator and Bluetooth with A2DP stereo. In case you’re not into the smartphone factor and desire a strong and engaging messaging telephone with that acquainted Verizon function telephone person interface, the Octane is value a glance. Verizon Dec. 2010 Samsung Eternity II Do you want electrical blue? And actually cool bubble patterns in your telephone’s again? For higher or worse, these two options stand out most on the Eternity II. Whereas the primary Samsung Eternity again in 2008 was one heck of a cool contact display screen telephone for its time, the Eternity II would not actually add something to that two yr previous components. The second Eternity is cheap although, and we truly actually do love that blue shade. The telephone is out there on AT&T and it has a 3″ resistive contact display screen, FloTV, 3G HSDPA, a 2 megapixel digicam, music participant, Bluetooth and a GPS. The telephone runs Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and it comes with social networking software program, streaming video and different goodies.

AT&T

August 2010

LG Sentio Contact display screen telephones is likely to be all the fad, however not everybody desires a smartphone or a required information plan. The Sentio is an entry to mid-level contact display screen function telephone that goals to seize the non-smartphone market. It has a 3″ resistive contact display screen and a really intuitive person interface full with widgets. It is slim and good trying and matches simply in a pocket. The Sentio has a GPS that works with TeleNav and Google Maps, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and a 3 megapixel digicam. The telephone has loads of social networking and electronic mail choices and it runs on T-Cellular’s 3G HSDPA community. However that resistive display screen is simply so-so.

T-Cellular

Aug. 2010

Palm Pre Plus The third time round, the Palm Pre is actually hitting its stride. The Pre Plus on AT&T, just like the Verizon model, options 16 gigs of storage and double the RAM of the Pre on Dash. With a 3.1″ capacitive multi-touch show, a contemporary but maturing webOS, full multi-tasking and a rising app catalog, this Palm breathes life into AT&T’s ailing smartphone contact display screen line. Different options embrace an improved slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a GPS that works with Google Maps and AT&T Navigator, 3G HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and a strong digicam that may shoot VGA video. Properly value a glance if the iPhone would not float your boat. Heck, it is value a glance even when it does.

AT&T

Might 2010

Sharp FX Consider the Sharp FX as a Sidekick minus the Sidekick OS. This multimedia-heavy function telephone has FLO broadcast digital TV, AT&T’s streaming video, a succesful music participant with Napster help and a 3.5mm stereo jack. The FX has a roomy QWERTY keyboard, a resistive contact display screen and strong construct high quality. The standard goodies are there too: a GPS with AT&T Navigator, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo and a microSD card slot. In case you’re searching for a multimedia messaging telephone and do not wish to get into the smartphone factor, the Sharp is a value a glance.

AT&T

August 2010

Samsung Restore Not into the contact display screen craze? Simply desire a strong 3G messaging telephone? The eco-friendly Samsung Restore is a full-featured messaging telephone with EV-DO, Dash TV, Dash Navigation, the Netfront internet browser and a strong music participant that handles MP3 and AAC iTunes format music. The Restore has a roomy slide-out QWERTY keyboard, however when closed it appears to be like like a traditional sweet bar telephone with a regular quantity pad. It has a GPS, 2 megapixel digicam, Bluetooth with stereo help and an SDHC microSD card slot. A pleasant mid-tier providing from Dash and Samsung.

Dash

July 2010

Nokia N8 The phone-loving world has had its eye on Nokia’s first Symbian ^3 OS smartphone that is optimized for contact and prepared for contemporary occasions. The N8 encompasses a mind-boggling 12 megapixel digicam with Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash that may blind your folks and illuminate the darkish corners of your life. It snaps implausible images and 720p video. The telephone has a 3.5″ capacitive multi-touch AMOLED show that vibrant, Flash video help, a full HTML internet browser, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a GPS with Ovi Maps. different facilities embrace an FM radio and FM transmitter, 16 gigs of storage, a microSD card slot and aluminum casing. That is an unlocked GSM telephone that helps each AT&T and T-Cellular 3GG HSDPA in addition to abroad 3G. Unlocked GSM Oct. 2010 Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Listed here are two telephones you would not imagine got here out of Microsoft’s store. With {hardware} made by Sharp (the oldsters who introduced you the Sidekick), the KIN One and Two are playful and enjoyable touchscreen QWERTY telephones that concentrate on the youth market with heavy social networking. Their person interfaces are stuffed with eye sweet and work properly with contact, but they are not like another telephone available on the market. Each telephones run the identical software program and share the identical core options that embrace a quick Tegra CPU, loads of storage, a slider QWERTY keyboard, an built-in Zune participant that is just like the Zune HD, EV-DO Rev. A 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and excessive decision cameras. These are QWERTY sliders and the bigger KIN Two has extra storage and an 8 megapixel digicam vs. the KIN One’s 5 megapixel shooter. They’re bought by Verizon within the US.

Verizon

Might 2010

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *