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Time once again to take a tour of a handful of the best Android phones currently available on the market (February 2014). There are a few new handsets, including a couple for all you pure Android fans. Want something bigger than your average smartphone? If so, there's also a phablet for you to look at!
No matter whether you are looking for a consumer handset or something that will be suited to a BYOD role, you're bound to find something of interest here.
If I had to choose one of these, I'd likely go for Google's, Nexus 5 because it is a powerful, fully-featured handset packed that offers the purest Android experience possible. It's the only handset that will guarantee that I see Android updates over the course of its lifespan.
However, I have to admit that some of the features present on the Samsung Galaxy S4 make it a great choice for the BYOD crowd, but buying that now with the Galaxy S5 so close to release might not be a good idea.
One to watch: Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung finally lifted the veil of secrecy that surrounded its new flagship handset at MWC 2014, and we now have official confirmation as to what the new Galaxy S5 will bring to the table.
While I have little doubt that Samsung was influenced by the iPhone 5S – the fingerprint reader and motion sensors kinda gives that away – there's also plenty of originality in the Galaxy S5 too.
Once this is released – slated for April – this will undoubtedly be the flagship Android handset.
- KitKat (Android 4.4)
- 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED with a pixel density of 415 pixels-per-inch
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- 16MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Air Gesture support
- Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, and heart rate sensors
- 16/32GB internal storage
- microSD card support