The Best Android Smartphones 2012

Android market is getting hotter and hotter everyday. One can see dozens of high end smartphones hitting the market each day and most of them run on Android. And if you planning to buy a super Android smartphone this coming year, then you have to check the below list.

I have compiled a list of best upcoming Android smartphones in 2012. In 2011, we witnessed smartphones powered by dual cores and this year, manufacturers are building smartphones on quad core processors. Did it make you raise your eyebrow.

If we talk about the cons of last year’s smartphones, then it would be its battery life and degraded performance in some cases. This year, the Android smartphones would be more powerful with better battery life and high performance.

The Best Android Smartphones 2012


HTC Edge

HTC have been the pioneers in the market of smartphones of number of features. And HTC could be the first company to bring in a smartphone running on quad core processor, HTC Edge. Below are the specifications of HTC Edge:

  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra Processor
  • 4.7 inch display with 720p HD resolution
  • A powerful 8 MP camera
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of built in phone memory
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Might also feature Bluetooth 4.0
  •  21Mbps HSDPA network (one of a kind in the market)

Personally, I believe that HTC Edge might turn out to be the THE Champion of the market in year 2012. But yes, things are never won on paper. Until and unless its actually out in the market, I shall rather not speculate.


LG has been successful in building its very own Android market. It might not have brought any path breaking smartphone into the market, but its smartphones are surely value for money.

And this year, LG is coming up with X3 which looks like a monster on paper. Here are the specifications of LG X3:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor
  • 4.7 inch HP screen with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 2000 mAh battery


Samsung marked years 2010 and 2011 to its name. With Galaxy S and Galaxy S 2, it ruled the market of Android smartphones. Whether it would be looks, performance or power, Samsung have successfully built a reputation of its own of being known as a trust worthy and safe buy.

It seems Samsung wants to build its Galaxy family more and more stronger each year. And this year, we can witness Samsung Galaxy S 3. Here are its rumored specs:

  • 1.5 GHz quad core processor
  • 1 GB / 2GB of RAM
  • 4.6 inch AMOLED display
  • 12 MP camera


Yes, its not Sony Ericsson now, its just Sony. Sony is generally known for its gorgeous looking smartphones. And in year 2012, it seems story does not change much as it would be pitching in some slim and great looking smartphones.

Sony Xperia S

  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon chip
  • 4.3? 1280×720 HD display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of storage
  • 1750 mAh battery
  • 12 MP rear camera

Sony Xperia S is a typical Sony smartphone which is actually noticeable because of its looks not because of its hardware. I am not sure how its dual core processor will compete against super powerful quad core processors.

It does have a good display and incredible camera (just like every another Sony smartphone), but it all boils down to the performance when we talk about smartphones.


One can expect some incredible smartphones coming into the market labelled by Motorola as Google is heading it now. Google taking over Moto made its intentions clear of capturing the Android smartphone market. May be 2012 is the Google’s year.

Motorola Bullet

  • Runs on quad core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM
  • 4.3 inch HD display screen
  • 12 MP Camera
  • 16GB in built storage space

Motorola Bullet would prove to be a perfect smartphone for the people looking for the one with good camera. And Bullet’s camera looks as good as a high end compact digital camera.

Motorola Jet

  • Runs on quad core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM
  • 4 inch HD display screen
  • 12 MP Camera
  • 16GB in built storage space
  • Sliding QWERTY keyboard

Both these smartphones, Motorola Bullet and Motorola Jet feature one heck of a camera. And Motorola has anyways said during the CES 2012 that they are putting lots of efforts in its sensor section so that its cameras could capture incredible videos and photos of superior quality.

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February 3, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra

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