Android Summer Fiesta: Phones to look for this season

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Summer is finally here! Many reasons to rejoice. And adding to those reasons are the slew of Android devices, with each manufacturer trying to outdo the other. This summer, PocketDroid will help you decide which Android beast is worth your hard-earned money.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s latest flagship device and is one of the best smartphones available. It has already received 9 million pre-orders and is expected to be an absolutely smashing hit. The Galaxy S3 has a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU in the international variant and a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU in the US variants. The S3 has 1 GB of RAM in the international variant and a hefty 2 GB of RAM in the US variants. The Galaxy S3 also has an 8 megapixel camera for photography aficionados. The S3 is available on all major US carriers and the mean feat that Samsung has achieved that it has convinced all the carriers to have a single model, facilitating faster updates. The huge advantage that the S3 has over its competitors is its removable battery and the microSD card slot.

HTC One X

The HTC One X was amongst the first quad-core phones in the Android market. This phone along its two younger siblings – One S and One V, is HTC’s attempt at unifying their smartphone line-up, to facilitate fasterĀ and easier upgrades. The HTC One X has a Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and a CPU clocked at the same speed as the Galaxy S3- 1.5 GHz. It has 1 GB of RAM, a 4.7 inch IPS LCD screen and a superb 8 megapixel camera alongside Dr. Dre Beats integration. The HTC One X runs the latest version of HTC Sense atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One X’s design is one with the least flaws. It has a polycarbonate unibody which looks simply awesome. The US variants will have a dual-core chipset to accommodate LTE. The disadvantages of the One X are its non-removable battery and lack of micro-SD card support.

HTC One S

The HTC One S is the One X’s brethren. The One S is a dual-core monster with a CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and a hefty 1 GB of RAM. The One S, though dual-core, has a lot going for it. Firstly, it shares its image sensor and camera wizardry with its more advanced brother – the One X. The One S features an 8 megapixel camera with the same technology which is found in the One X. So, there is hardly any difference between the quality of images. The HTC One S also runs HTC Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has Dr. Dre Beats integration. The screen of the HTC One S is 4.3 inches made of AMOLED, the kind found on the Galaxy S2. The HTC One S has the same qualms as the One X- no removable battery and lack of micro-SD card slot.

Sony Xperia S