The great thing about Android smartphones is not only choice but the strong competition between manufacturers. This gives birth to the use of ‘bleeding edge technology’ on Android devices as manufacturers look to carve their devices out as the flagship Android offerings. However due to all Android smartphones being governed by the same technological limitations of that period, it his hard to truly stand above the pack for too long.
Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X & Motorola DROID RAZR HD
We saw this with the first-generation Samsung Galaxy S which pitted itself against the likes of other single-core smartphones like the HTC Desire and Motorola DROID X. Next came the Samsung Galaxy S2 with its dual-core prowess which had it take on the likes of the HTC Sensation and Motorola DROID RAZR, matching each other in terms of screen size, processor speeds, camera specs and more. Now with a quad-core 4.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S3 set for a summer release here in the US, it will come as no surprise that many more similarly spec smartphones from Android rivals like HTC, Motorola and LG will come along to match it (we’ve already seen the 4.7-inch HD display HTC One X with quad-core processors, as well as rumors of a 4.65-inch 720p display Motorola DROID RAZR HD a.k.a Blade running rampant).
While you can’t go wrong with picking any of these high-powered, large screened, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich packing phones, if you want something different that breaks away from this cycle then you might have to wait until the end of the year. Intrigued? Read on.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2: A bigger Galaxy S3 with capacitive pen support?
The current Samsung Galaxy Note has become a surprising success, with the Korean giant recently reporting that it sold over 5 million units in the past 5 months. So it goes without saying that this unique phone/tablet hybrid with an unmatchable 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display and advanced capacitive pen support will have a successor. Just like in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note, we can also expect that the latter device will adopt the same architecture, which means the Samsung Galaxy S3′s quad-core chips, wireless charging, and multiple software tweaks for the Galaxy Note 2.
These specs coupled with the S-Pen give the Samsung Galaxy Note some truly standout features on the market. So while the Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola DROID RAZR HD and HTC One X will battle each other out for the crown of most powerful hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is playing a whole different ballgame and hence why I will be holding out for it until then.