Android is a popular smartphone operating system developed by Google that’s used by a variety of mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, HTC and Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Sony, among others. The first smartphone to run on the Android OS was launched on October 22nd, 2008. Android smartphones are available in both small and large screens, with prices ranging from low to high, catering to a wide variety of customers.
Android offers a vast variety of benefits in its phones, and this is one of the reasons why their phones are called “Smartphones”. Android phones allows for the multitasking of applications, unique handling of memory allocation, supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and volume-down buttons at the same time, support for multiple languages. Android devices can include still/video cameras, touchscreens, GPS, and accelerometers.
The Android platform works for various screen sizes from smartphone sizes to tablet size, and can potentially connect to an external screen. These are some of the major benefits of Android, according to top information technology blogs.
With such a variety of Android phones to choose from, it can be quite daunting to pick one. We’ve highlighted the top 10 Android phones of 2014 below:
Samsung knows how to make the most of a big display. The specs on the Note 4 are second to none, and that’s why it’s rated as one of the top 10 Android phones. The Note 4 has practically everything you want in a tablet. The Galaxy Note 4 is so much more advanced than a typical big screen phone that it’s practically in a class by itself.
It you’re looking for a phone that is well built, has the latest specs and runs apps well, then the Nexus 5 is the smartphone for you. LG has made a great flagship smartphone for Google in the Nexus 5, and even if it isn’t perfect, it makes a great attempt at perfection. And the Nexus 5 gets the advantage of receiving the latest Android updates directly from Google.
The Sony Xperia Z3 compact is the mini version of the Sony Xperia Z3, with the same core hardware as the Z3 packed in a smaller body. The Xperia Z3 has a smaller 4.6″ screen instead of the 5.2″ screen on the Xperia Z3, and is a popular seller in many countries.
The Sony Xperia Z3 impressed us with its top of the line performance, with a build quality and advanced imaging capabilities. It has the brightest screen of all smart phones available in the market. The Z3 came very close to being the top Android smartphone to buy.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the best Samsung phones on the market, with an advanced camera, along with killer graphics, sound, display quality, battery life and much more. It’s used by many Android users, as it has the perfect size and specs.
You’ve probably never heard of OnePlus One, but if you have, you’ll know why this unknown brand is suddenly sitting in our list of the best smartphones in the world. The reason is because it’s a phone that has all the power and specs, along with super-customizable software. And it does this at nearly half the price of comparable phones.
It’s pretty clear from the outset that HTC is targeting the Desire Eye at the selfie-loving younger crowd. The front-facing 13MP camera is given top billing as HTC proclaims this the ultimate selfie phone. It’s the perfect phone for today’s generation.
LG was the first to launch a smartphone with a quad HD display with the LG G3. The display is excellent and the LG G3 offers just about everything you could want in a modern smartphone. The LG G3 is a great choice with the display, MicroSD card slot, removable battery, fantastic camera, and innovative rear button design.
This is a very sleek phone made by Motorola, and it’s one of the best Android phones, boasting an improved camera, faster performance, a highly customizable design and a gorgeous 5.2-inch 1080p display.
In my opinion, the HTC One M8 is the best looking Android phone on the market today. The device has a premium build and feel to it. The HTC One M8 packs in the latest generation of hardware and offers HTC Sense UI on top of Android to differentiate itself from other Android flagship phones.
What was your favorite Android phone of 2014?