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5 Best Android Smartphones


5 Best Android Smartphones

Android as a mobile OS has been one of the most popular one along with iPhone. There are millions of handsets being activated, running on Android every month. Android also has grown as a platform with new features and improvements being rolled out every year. Android ICS or 4.0 was released in 2011 with completely new UI and was one of the best available. With the roll out of Android Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) last year, more features were added to it. But one of the main problems with Android phones is the delay with updates. Except for the Nexus range of phones from Google, almost all other manufactures take quite a long time to get the latest updates rolling.

Now if you are planning to get a new Android smartphone, you might want to get the latest Jelly Bean OS on your phone. But there aren’t so many phones running Android Jelly Bean as of now and those running are the top end smartphones.

In this article, we will cover the high end Android smartphones running Android Jelly Bean.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 :

Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most popular Android smartphone from Samsung selling in millions across the world. It features a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It also has a 8MP camera and was released with Android 4.0, but later upgraded to 4.1. The phone was released in May 2012 and we can expect a newer version this year.


2. HTC One X +:

HTC One X+ is a refreshed version of HTC One X and was released in October 2012. It comes with 32/64 GB of storage, a larger 2100 mAh battery, a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. It features a 4.7 inches super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen. It also comes with a8MP camera with LED flash. The phone runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

HTC-One-X -2

3. HTC Droid DNA/ HTC Butterfly

HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA for Verizon) is a high end smartphone running Android version 4.1, a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. It comes with 2 GiB of RAM and a 2,020 mAh battery. 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels).


4. Droid Razr Maxx HD:

Droid Razr Maxx HD is high end smartphone from Motorola with 4.7 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. It also has a 8MP camera with LED flash and auto focus. It has 16/32 GB storage option and 1GB RAM on board. It has a Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery as well.


Droid Razr Maxx HD

5. LG Nexus 4:

Google released the latest Nexus 4 in October and was manufactured by LG. Nexus 4 provides Android 4.2.1 experience with its core UI and no customizations. Nexus 4 is also driven by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU and features a 4.7 inches true HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen. It has a 8 MP camera similar to the competition.


6. Samsung Galaxy Note II :

Samsung Galaxy Note II was released in August 2012 with a 5.5 inch screen super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It comes with a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2GB RAM along with storage options of 16/32 and 64GB. It also has a 8MP camera with LED flash and auto focus. Samsung Galaxy Note II serves the purpose of a tablet and a phone at the same time and it also includes a S-pen.



Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Ajay Kumar Meher

    January 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The post title contains 5 best but the actual post contains 6 smart phones. Seems like you initially wanted to have a list of 5 but rather tempted to include the last one.

    • Nirmal T V

      January 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Yes, even though I started the post writing top 5, I couldnt remove any from the list of 6.

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