Top 5 Android smartphones (summer 2012)

In the market for a killer smartphone that doesn't have a fruit on the back? Check out our Top 5 Android smartphones for July 2012.


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There's never been a better time to buy an Android smartphone. Device manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola are at the top of their game, pushing the limits of screen quality, battery life, and design.

CNET always keeps an up-to-date list of the best Android smartphones, and it's a list that sees a lot of turnover. But as smartphone manufacturers gear up for their iPhone 5 retaliation this fall, I figured it would be a good time to take a snapshot of the best Android smartphones for the summer of 2012.

For more phone recommendations, check out CNET's constantly updated list of top phones. And for more Top 5 videos, head over to our Top 5 blog, or subscribe in iTunes.

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Android phones (Summer 2012)

If you're in the market for a smartphone that doesn't have an Apple logo on the back, check out our Top 5 Android smartphones for July of 2012.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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