Top 5 Android Smartphone Available In United States
For those of you in the United States, here’s the top 5 Android smartphone available that you can buy right now. For those of you keen on buying android based smartphone, the 5 top smartphone in this list will provide a good experience and with a good price to boot.
So without further adieu here’s the list of top 5 Android Smartphone that you buy in the good ol’ USA.
Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony announced today that the unlocked Sony Xperia X Compact will be available in the U.S. starting on September 25th, priced at $499.99; the unlocked Sony Xperia XZ will launch in the states on October 2nd, carrying a price tag of $699.99. The phones, which will work with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, will be offered by Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers.
Sony has enhanced the multimedia capabilities of the Xperia XZ. The rear-facing 23MP camera features triple image sensing technology, which combines Laser Autofocus, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and RGBC Infrared sensors. In addition, with the world’s first 5-axis video stabilization technology to be found inside a smartphone, you can be a heavy coffee drinker and still take steady 4K videos.
The Xperia XZ also has a stereo dual microphone system with noise cancellation. This results in high quality sound to match the high quality images produced by the handset. The unit carries a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the device, equipped with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (20GB available to the user). A 13MP wide angle selfie snapper is on board, and the whole shebang is powered by a 2900mAh battery. Android 6.0 is pre-installed.
The Xperia X Compact has all the same camera, video and audio features as the Xperia XZ, but in a smaller body. The Gorilla Glass 4 protected 4.6-inch display has a 720 x 1280 resolution. A Snapdragon 650 chipset is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. A 2700mAh battery keeps the lights on.
Both models have an IP68 certification rating for dust and water resistance.
Officially unveiled back in May, Asus’ ZenFone 3 family currently includes five smartphones: the regular ZenFone 3, the ZenFone 3 Ultra, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Laser, and ZenFone 3 Max.
While Asus hasn’t properly announced this, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Laser are now available to order from Amazon in the US. Both handsets come with 1-year US warranty, are unlocked, and should ship “within 2 to 5 weeks.”
Costing $530.48, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a pretty large metal-made handset that sports a 5.7-inch 1080p display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It looks like this is not the version with a Snapdragon 821 CPU and 256 GB of storage space, instead featuring a Snapdragon 820 processor and 64 GB of internal memory. The smartphone further offers 6 GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner, a 23 MP rear camera with 4K video recording, 8 MP front-facing camera, dual SIM support, and a 3000 mAh battery.
The ZenFone 3 Laser is considerably cheaper than the Deluxe, costing $206.95. Obviously, this phone offers less impressive features, including a Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Android Marshmallow and dual SIM support are on board, too.
Being unlocked smartphones, both the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Laser should work on GSM/LTE carriers (including AT&T and T-Mobile), but not on CDMA/LTE carriers like Verizon and Sprint.
At the moment, we don’t know when Asus’ other ZenFone 3 handsets are going to be released in the US, but it will probably happen in the near future. Let us know if you’re planning to buy any of these phones, will you?
Google Pixel and Pixel XL
The official unveiling of Google’s next Android smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL (previously known as Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin respectively), is inching closer and closer. As the rumor mill has it, there is no more than a month left before the “ex-Nexus” devices enter the limelight, and it seems like we are learning new and interesting tid-bits about them almost every day. Just recently, we found out that the Pixel and Pixel XL will likely be the first Snapdragon 821 phones to hit the US, and now we have a rumor regarding the XL’s pricing in the States.
According to David Ruddock of Android Police, the Google Pixel XL will be priced at $649 at launch, although it is not clear which version will cost that. We have our fingers crossed for the 128 GB model, though! Ruddock also says that Google will offer some sort of device financing for the new phones as well, but not much is known about it at this point. No word currently on pricing for the Google Pixel, but we would bet on it being cheaper than the XL.
For reference, last year’s 5.7” Nexus 6P launched in the US starting at $499 for the 32 GB model, $549 for the 64 GB model, and $649 for the 128 GB model, while the 5.2” Nexus 5X was priced at $379 for the 16 GB version, and $429 for the 32 GB version. Having said this, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Google maintains a similar pricing model for this year’s phones. For further reference, the iPhone 7 is priced at $649 for the 32 GB model, $749 for the 128 GB one, and $849 for the 256 GB version, while the iPhone 7 Plus is priced at $769, $869, and $969 for the three storage options respectively. Selling the 128 GB Google Pixel XL at $649 would make it both competitive against Apple’s new offerings and comparable to what customers have come to expect with last year’s Nexus devices.
What do you think about this rumored price? Would you pick up a 128 GB Pixel XL for $649? If you’re having a hard time deciding, check out our rumor review for the Pixel and Pixel XL for more information on the upcoming Google-branded smartphones.
Huawei Honor 8
Huawei introduced its “flagship killer,” the Honor 8 in China, the United States and Europe in a matter of a few weeks. Today, Huawei announced that one of its most anticipated Android smartphones is finally available for purchase in the United States.
While this isn’t really a flagship smartphone, it’s a decent alternative to some of the most expensive handset available on the market. Currently, the Honor 8 can be purchased in the United States for $399 outright. However, in order to celebrate the launch of the smartphone in the country, Huawei is running a limited-time promotion that shaves $50 off the retail price.
This means that, for a limited time, customers will be able to purchase the Huawei Honor 8 for just $349. Keep in mind that if you want to take advantage of the promotion, you will have to apply the coupon code H8PREREG at checkout.
One of the most good-looking smartphones launched by Huawei, the Honor 8 offers a premium look for a mid-range price. Hardware-wise, the handset is quite decent as well thanks to the octa-core Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and 4GB of RAM.
In addition, Huawei Honor 8 sports a 5.2-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution. It packs plenty of storage inside (32GB), but users can expand internal memory up to 256GB via microSD card.
The 12-megapixel dual-camera setup on the back is another reason to get excited, though it doesn’t wear the Leica brand like the Huawei P9’s camera. For those who like to take selfies more often than not, the Chinese company added an 8-megapixel camera in the front that features LED flash.
The Honor 8 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 on top. Since this is a rather high-end device, there’s a high chance than Huawei will provide an Android Nougat upgrade at some point in the future.
Whilst LG has struggled in the flagship space over the past few years, the firm could stand to capitalize on the misfortunes of its compatriot. LG is not getting too carried away amid Samsung’s well-documented tribulations. Still, there’s no question that a number of consumers will now be looking beyond the Galaxy Note 7 for their phablet needs. With the announcement of the LG V20 having taken place a couple of weeks back, we may finally have a firm U.S. launch date courtesy of Evan Blass.
Incidentally, the purported October 21st release date is the exact same day as U.S. carriers are expected to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. That’s still another month away, and this six-week delay between announcement and retail is far from ideal. As well as the obvious presence of the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, a number of new devices are expected to be announced and or released over the next four weeks, which means that many prospective V20 owners will have instead opted for a rival.
The LG V20 certainly does have a lot going for it, including a vibrant 5.7-inch display, a nifty second screen, some high-res audio tech and plenty of firepower to boot. But after a fair amount of hype and anticipation in the run-up to its announcement, this long period of nothingness will surely have hindered some of its momentum.
Do you still have your eye on the V20? Moreover, are you willing to wait a month for its arrival? Be sure to join the conversation via the comments.
Galaxy Note 7
If you wanted to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US, but haven’t done it yet, you’re probably congratulating yourself. The first (huge) batch of Note 7 units had defective batteries that could explode while charging. In fact, some units did explode, causing damage of various degrees, prompting Samsung to issue a massive Galaxy Note 7 recall. Right now, Note 7 sales are halted in the US and many other countries, but should resume soon. Or maybe not that soon?
According to Venture Beat, major US carriers are planning to restart selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on October 21. That’s almost a month after the handset is expected to hit shelves again in Samsung’s home country, South Korea (September 28). Needless to say, the Note 7 units that are going to be re-released in October will have new, safe batteries.
It’s said that Samsung recalled about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 units in the US alone. Many of the customers who bought and returned their potentially defective Note 7 should receive fault-free replacement units starting this week, though it looks like things aren’t going exactly as planned.
It remains to be seen just how much the initial defective Note 7 batteries will affect overall sales. While the new, upcoming Galaxy Note 7 units should be safe to use, some customers may be reluctant to buy them, especially since, in the meantime, newer smartphones have been introduced -including the iPhone 7 Plus, or the LG V20.
Source : Phonearena.com