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Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is Android smartphone those people with large hands to hold it with, and large pockets to keep it in.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II really is a solid handset packed with an array of high-end features. It even comes with the S Pen that can be used to copy text, crop images, and even to share content.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
- 1.6 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.9MP front camera
- 16/32/64GB internal storage
- microSD slot
Google Nexus 4
The Nexus 4 is the smartphone that Google thinks Android should be loaded on.
One of the downsides to the Nexus 4 is that it doesn't come with LTE support despite having a supporting integrated modem. According to LG, the manufacturer of the Nexus 4, the LTE modem requires a signal amplifier and filter to work, and these components have been omitted to keep the cost of the handset down.
Despite this, the Nexus 4 is a solid, well-made Android handset.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.2)
- 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor
- 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.3MP front camera
- 8/16GB internal storage
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD
The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD is Motorola's latest high-end smartphone and it brings both a high-definition 4.7-inch display and a massive 3,300 mAh battery, good enough for 32-hours of use.
It's also tough, constructed form DuPont Kevlar fibre and Corning Gorilla Glass, and features water-repellent nanoparticles to shield against water, even on the internal circuit boards.
The only downside to this handset is that it is powered by Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," but an upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" should be available before the end of the year.
- Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) but an update is on the way
- Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
- 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD Display, 720p (720x1280)
- 8 MP rear-facing camera
- 1.3 MP front-facing with 720p HD video capture
- 1080p HD video capture
- 32 GB internal storage
- microSD card slot