No phone category moves faster and offers more options than
In the blink of an eye, Gingerbread seems
as old as FroYo and you have no idea if your Samsung
Discombobulate will play nice with Ice Cream sandwich.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Donald Bell, and if that made any sense to you than youÃ¯Â¿Â½re in
the right place.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m counting down CNETÃ¯Â¿Â½s July 2012 picks for
the top Android smartphones.
Starting off at # 5, the LG Nitro HD.
This oneÃ¯Â¿Â½s on AT&T and if it
sounds familiar, maybe you saw it on our Top 5 smartphones
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a great phone with a beautiful screen and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a
stupidly good value.
But you know what I like almost as much as saving money?
having to worry about where I left my phone charger.
our #4 pick is the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
This thing works for
16 days in standby mode.
The Kevlar on the back wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t stop a
bullet, but it wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t shatter on impact like some other phones.
#3 is the HTC One S. This oneÃ¯Â¿Â½s actually on T-Mobile.
one of the thinnest Android 4.0 smartphones weÃ¯Â¿Â½ve seen, and
that AMOLED screen is really, really pretty.
In fact, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s almost as
...the HTC One X on AT&T.
Our #2 pick.
I think itÃ¯Â¿Â½s just here to
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s what the HTC One S wants to be when it
You get a bigger, brighter 4.7-inch screen and 4G
A screen that big makes the iPhone look kinda puny.
Speaking of the iPhone, with all these great Android options
around, you may be wondering where CNET would rank iPhone
if we mixed everything together.
Well, our overall Best 5 cell
phone list on CNET.com currently ranks the iPhone 4S at ...#3.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s like chicken soup for the Android soul, isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t it?.
And that brings us to the #1 Android smartphone for the summer
of 2012 ...the Samsung Galaxy S III.
What carrier is it on?
Everybody wants a piece of this phone.
The screen is
a 4.8-inch high-definition monster.
Assuming you have hands big
enough to hold it, this is the Android phone you want.
But donÃ¯Â¿Â½t take my word for it.
You can find all of our latest
Android phone reviews at Phones.CNET.com.
there, head over to Top5.CNET.com for more videos like this.
Donald Bell, thanks for watching.