With new smartphones hitting the shelves every other week, it’s often difficult to sift out what’s hot from what’s, well, not. So if you’re looking to stand out from the iPhone crowd, here’s a quick look at the top 10 Android smartphones in the UK right now.
Samsung Galaxy S5
To kick things off, we’ve got the popular Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung might be dominating the Android market right now, and the Galaxy S5 is right at the top of the pile with its glam perforated design and exclusive new Samsung features.
With a super-sharp 16 megapixel camera, 5.1 inch display and built-in fingerprint scanner, the S5 really is the crème de la crème of Android smartphones.
HTC One M8
Following closely behind the S5 is the HTC One M8. This successor to the award-winning HTC One is set to blow your socks off. The device boasts a beautifully crafted aluminium outer shell which screams out style, alongside the infamous UltraPixel rear-facing camera and dual-frontal BoomSound speakers.
So if you’re after what’s undeniably the most premium-looking Android smartphone in the UK right now, you might want to get your hands on a HTC One M8 contract.
It’s not just the latest flagship smartphones which have made the cut in our top 10 list, either. Amongst the big names such as Samsung, HTC and Sony, it seems that everyone is talking about the Nokia X, Nokia’s first ever Android smartphone.
The Nokia X embodies all of the best bits from Nokia and Android, bringing you a bright and vibrant design in a variety of colours, as well as an easy to use Nokia-influenced version of Android. With brightly coloured live tiles and access to thousands of apps in the Google Play Store, the Nokia X is the perfect device for first time smartphone users after a bargain.
LG might be a surprise name to band around as one of the best Android mobile phones on the shelves right now, but with the Chinese company being Google’s first choice for its last two Nexus phones, it’s easy to see why LG is so good.
Breaking the mould, the LG G2 was the first Android smartphone to offer control buttons on the rear of the phone instead of crowding up the device’s fascia. This, along with LG’s attention to detail, makes the G2 a best kept secret within the smartphone arena.
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The Moto G is another device that, alongside the Nokia X, sits at the top of the budget smartphone tree. Motorola might have laid low over the past few years, but since it was acquired by Google last year, we have seen some impressive handsets hitting the shelves.
The Moto G is one of very few smartphones of this calibre to offer a quad-core processor, which, in practice, means you can run multiple apps, games and videos at once without experiencing any delays. Add this to the Moto G’s customisable rear shells, and you’ve got a smartphone that’s just as cheerful as it is cheap.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony almost stole the show with its Xperia Z2 at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, wowing critics and fans alike with the latest flagship. The device boasts the same impeccably-built specs and features as its predecessors, which make the Z2 the smartphone for multimedia fans. With Sony Walkman, Video Unlimited and a huge 20.7MP camera on board, it’s easy to see why! Oh, and did we mention that it’s also waterproof?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Now we move onto phablets. If a 5-inch display just isn’t big enough for you, then you might want to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As Samsung’s latest Note device, the Note 3 offers a beautifully sharp 5.7-inch display with all the same features as you would expect from a top of the range Samsung smartphone.
In case you are wondering what you could do with the Note 3’s massive screen, the 3GB of RAM packed under the hood means that you can watch movies, play games and even write your first novel with the handy S-pen.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Moving down the scale a little, we come to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Perhaps one of the best ‘mini’ smartphones to grace the stores this year, the Z1 Compact everything that its bigger brother, the Xperia Z1 has, just in a miniature body.
With a 4.3 inch display, the Z1 Compact really does live up to its name across the board; packing in a massive 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera, the Z1 Compact is undoubtedly one mighty device in a dainty little shell.
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Huawei Ascend P7
Another well kept secret when it comes to smartphones is Huawei. Popular in the Asian market, Huawei keeps on blowing us away with its flagship smartphones, including the newly revealed Ascend P7.
The Ascend P7 succeeds the popular P6, to date one of the world’s slimmest smartphones. Although the P7 comes in at slightly larger than the P6 with a 5-inch display and 6.5mm thick body, its slim-line and sleek design makes it stand out of the crowd. The device also boasts a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a never before seen 8 megapixel front facing lens, which means it’s perfect for the selfie lovers out there!
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Yes, Samsung again! There’s a reason why the world has gone mad for Samsung, and that’s because the Korean company knows how to make a smartphone to suit every style.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, as you might have guessed, is the regular S4’s little brother, offering all of your major Samsung features but in a more manageably-sized handset. Almost identical to the S4, the S4 Mini sports an 8 megapixel camera, which, on paper might not be enough to rival the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, but in practice offers everything you could ever need in a mid-range smartphone snapper.
So there’s a round up of the top 10 Android smartphones in the UK right now. There really is plenty of choice when it comes to picking a mobile that’s loaded with Google features.