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1
One
HTC
One
  • black
  • silver
  • red
  • gold
9.3Out of 10
Our score
4.70" 4.0MP 1.7GHz
2GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
Yes
Yes
From £20.00
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Galaxy S4
Samsung
Galaxy S4
  • black
  • white
  • blue
  • red
9.2Out of 10
Our score
5.00" 13.0MP 1.6GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
Yes
Yes
From £17.00
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Galaxy S3
Samsung
Galaxy S3
  • white
  • blue
9.1Out of 10
Our score
4.80" 8.0MP 1.4GHz
1GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
No
Yes
From £12.00
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Galaxy S5
Samsung
Galaxy S5
  • black
  • white
  • gold
  • blue
9Out of 10
Our score
5.10" 16.0MP 2.5GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
Yes
Yes
From £32.99
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One M8
HTC
One M8
  • silver
  • gold
9Out of 10
Our score
5.00" 4.0MP 2.3GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
Yes
Yes
From £32.00
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Moto G
Motorola
Moto G
  • black
8.9Out of 10
Our score
4.50" 5.0MP 1.2GHz
 
  • 8GB
No
No
From £8.45
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G2
LG
G2
  • black
  • white
8.9Out of 10
Our score
5.20" 13.0MP 2.3GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
Yes
Yes
From £15.00
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Xperia Z
Sony
Xperia Z
  • black
  • white
  • purple
8.9Out of 10
Our score
5.00" 13.1MP 1.5GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
Yes
Yes
From £16.50
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9
Galaxy Note 2
Samsung
Galaxy Note 2
  • grey
  • white
8.9Out of 10
Our score
5.55" 8.0MP 1.6GHz
2GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
No
Yes
From £17.82
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Galaxy S4 Zoom
Samsung
Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • white
8.8Out of 10
Our score
4.30" 16.0MP 1.5GHz
1.5GB
  • 8GB
Yes
Yes
From £17.50
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Why should I buy an Android Smartphone?

Why should I buy an Android Smartphone?

Android is the most common mobile operating system in the world. But what is it, and what do you need to look out for?

What is Android?

Android is developed and maintained by Google. However, unlike other mainstream mobile operating systems, it's open source. That means that other companies don't have to pay to use it, and they can modify it as they see fit. That's one of the main reasons so many smartphone manufacturers choose to use it on their phones.

Is there more than one version of Android?

Android is in constant development, and new versions come out fairly regularly. Each version has a number, but is more commonly referred to by a food-themed name. For example, some Android versions you'll see in use include Honeycomb (3.1), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.1) and the most recent version KitKat (4.4).

What are Android's key features?

Many Android phones are very good all-rounders, and the latest models get loads of useful features including:

  • Interactive Notifications, so you can see important information without having to open lots of apps
  • Google Now, which provides personalised maps, traffic information, reminders and other key information
  • Maps, which include turn-by-turn navigation so you can use your phone as a sat-nav device
  • Voice control and dictation
  • Widgets, so you can display whatever information you like on your home screen
  • Face recognition, which you can use to unlock your phone
  • Android Beam, which sends data wirelessly between Android devices
  • Google Wallet, for card-free payments in shops
  • Excellent email and web browsing
  • Live Effects, for adding fun effects to videos
  • Tethering, enabling you to use your mobile as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices
  • GPS
    • What are the pros of Android?

      • Loads of Android devices available, from budget handsets to top-end smartphones
      • Android smartphones are often cheaper than those using other platforms
      • Thousands of apps available in the Google Play store
      • Integration with other Google services, including Google Maps, Google Docs, Google sSearch and YouTube
      • Easy to personalise dashboards and wallpapers to make your phone feel unique
      • Simple to set up widgets, icons, etc so you can customise the user interface to do what you want
      • Excellent social media integration

      What are the cons of Android?

      • More complex to operate than iOS or Windows Phone
      • The App Store is less regulated than other platforms. That means the quality of apps varies greatly. Make sure you read user reviews before downloading.
      • More susceptible to malware than other platforms
      • Frangemented market - not all phones use the same version of Android, and not all can be updated to the latest version

      What's the verdict on Android?

      With a huge range of top-quality handsets to suit every budget and a vast library of available apps, an Android phone is a great choice for pretty much any user.

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