We are used to seeing new Android phones released often by the likes of HTC and Samsung, but this week is special. A series of high-end Android smartphones are being made available and some of them bring features to the market that we have not previously seen.
A budget Android phone that still packs in a 3 Megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HTC Sense 3.5 and the usual enticing design standards we have come to expect from HTC. HTC Sense 3.5 makes it feel like a mid-range phone even though it has a budget price.
HTC Sensation XL
To call this a high-end phone does not come close to covering what it is capable of. The 4.7” screen is huge, but is still crammed into a phone that is only 9.9mm deep. Beats Audio is also included alongside a pair of Beats headphones so you can be sure of an entertainment experience few other phones can rival. This is potentially the best HTC smartphone yet.
The RAZR name is legendary in the mobile world and Motorola has wisely chosen to bring it back for the smartphone era. The specifications are impressive and even more so when you consider the remarkable size. It is only 7.1mm thick which is incredible for a phone packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 Megapixel camera and a 1780 mAh battery. This is an example of the very best mobile engineering.
Motorola Pro Plus
The Pro Plus is a smartphone that feels like a BlackBerry in use, but one with Android on board. It has a BlackBerry keyboard, but a portrait screen that makes the most of Android apps and it all comes together to create the best keyboarded Android phone to date.
Samsung Galaxy Note
This smartphone breaks all of the rules. The 5.3” screen is enormous and the ingenious pen input makes this phone feel like a small tablet rather than a smartphone. The pixel count, at 1280 x 800, is also comparable with many netbooks and small laptops so you really are getting a smartphone that will do everything you need it to. It is a throwback to the days of the PDA, but one that some will feel is the perfect mobile solution.