Best Android Phones

We assess five of the very best Android phones on the market these days, which includes the HTC Thunderbolt 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, and HTC Inspire 4G.

The world of Android is rapid and furious (it's possible as well fast and far too furious). We manufactured a Best Android handsets listing six months in the past, but it is already woefully outdated. Our late 2010 picks ended up the Motorola Droid X, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Droid Extraordinary, T-Mobile G2, and Samsung Captivate. Whilst these are all however great Android units, time marches on, and so do our picks. Down below are 5 of our favourite Android handsets presently on the marketplace.

Also examine out our picks for The Ideal Android Applications and the Best Android Video games.


HTC Inspire 4GHTC Inspire 4G
($a hundred on AT&T with two-12 months deal)

The Inspire might not have the fancy dual-core processor that some of the latest Android phones have, but it’s a wonderful machine at a wonderful price. We’re large fans of HTC’s Sense person interface (UI), which may well be the very best Android user interface on the market place, specially for new people. If this is your very first smartphone and you’re on AT&T, the four.three-inch phone is a great selection. For those wanting to know, the Inspire 4G has 4GB of internal storage, an 800MHz TI OMAP 3610 processor, 4G HSPA+ support, and a 480 x 800 pixel display. It has a couple of shortcomings, even so. It lacks a entrance-going through digital camera and the battery cover is oddly positioned and challenging to get rid of. We are also even now waiting for an upgrade to Android 2.three, which HTC states will arrive quickly.

Examine out our full HTC Inspire 4G overview.


Motorola Atrix 4GMotorola Atrix 4G
($200 on AT&T with two-year contract)

Motorola produced a large splash with its sequence of Droid phones on Verizon, but its flagship AT&T phone has had a tough time catching on with customers, probable mainly because of its far-way too-high priced laptop computer dock attachment. We’re honestly not certain what Motorola was contemplating when it introduced the $500 peripheral with the Atrix 4G. Clear away the dock from the equation though, and the Atrix 4G is a single of the finest phones on the market today with a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra two processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 540 x 960 qHD 4.-inch screen, 4G HSPA+ assistance, and a created-in biometric fingerprint reader. The only downside to the handset is that it works by using the MotoBlur UI, which just does not maintain up properly when compared to the modified UI by HTC and other makers.

Test out our total Motorola Atrix 4G assessment.


T-Cell G2xT-Mobile G2x
($200 on T-Mobile with two-12 months agreement)

The T-Cell G2x is really an LG Optimus mobile phone, and exhibits that LG is beginning to lead the pack with its high-end Android units. We do not have a total critique out yet, but we got the chance to shell out some time with this phone at CTIA in late March and walked absent extremely impressed. Nevertheless it has a 1GHz dual-core processor, its specs don’t quite match up to the Atrix, but hey, it’s most likely the best mobile phone on T-Cell right now, and quick sufficient to fulfill the most demanding of consumers. We also like that LG tends to leave Android on your own, for the most component. In contrast to Motorola, which appears to be to tamper just for the sake of tampering, the Android UI changes in LG’s newer phones are minimally invasive and appear to make feeling. We cannot complain about the HDMI mirroring both. This is a system well worth switching carriers for, if T-Cell protection is very good in your place. The carrier also has some of the greatest data premiums.

Study our palms-on impressions.


HTC ThunderBolt 4GHTC ThunderBolt 4G
($250 on Verizon with two-12 months deal)

If you’re prepared to reside on the reducing edge, the Verizon HTC ThunderBolt is a great decision for you. This is the first cell phone that can tap into the carrier’s next-era 4G LTE network, which is up and jogging in several metropolitan areas across the United States. Clearly, you’ll want to check your regional protection, but give it a spin if it is offered. There are downsides to residing on the bleeding edge, on the other hand. Verizon’s 4G network has had a couple of hiccups and ThunderBolt people have complained of shorter-than-average battery lifestyle for the handset. However, it could be worse, and Verizon’s network is poised to have the greatest actual 4G protection for some time to come, as AT&T’s LTE network is nevertheless in early testing.